This concise safari is ideal for those seeking to discover the highlights of northern Tanzania, including the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and open savannah of the Serengeti. With lovely camps and lodges to stay in and a final night bush dinner experience, it’s the ideal itinerary ahead of a beach stay.

• Arusha: 1 night

• Lake Manyara: 1 night

• Serengeti: 2 nights

• Ngorongoro: 1 night

6nights Safari
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This concise safari is ideal for those seeking to discover the highlights of northern Tanzania, including the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and open savannah of the Serengeti. With lovely lodges to stay in and a final night bush dinner experience, it’s the ideal itinerary ahead of a beach stay. Selected dates connect with our Big Five Safari to create an extensive Kenya & Tanzania Safari.

• Arusha: 1 night
• Lake Manyara: 1 night
• Serengeti: 2 nights
• Ngorongoro: 1 night

7nights Safari
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ITINERARY

Day 1: UK to Arusha Depart the UK on your flight to Arusha via Amsterdam. On arrival, transfer to the Lake Duluti Serena Hotel just outside Arusha. At the gateway of Tanzania’s northern circuit, nestled at the foot of Mount Meru, this Serena hotel sits in beautiful gardens on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Built on the site of a colonial coffee farm, it is designed to echo its traditional origins with rooms in thatched cottages grouped around the flower-filled ‘village square’. Stay: Lake Duluti Serena Hotel.

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara Set off on safari, boarding your 4x4 vehicle for the two-hour drive to Lake Manyara and enjoying the first glimpses of Tanzania’s villages, coffee, maize and banana plantations as you go. Arrive in time for lunch at the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge. High on the edge of the Great African Rift Valley, this comfortable small lodge has stunning views over Lake Manyara with 27 tented rooms and a bar with panoramic views. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, home to hippos, elephants, flamingos, plains game and the famous tree-climbing lions that reside here. The landscape is a mix of dense forest, small open plains and lush waterside grasses, a feast for herbivores such as buffalo. Tonight there’ll be a welcome dinner for you and your group. Approx. journey time: 2 hours. Stay: Kirurumu Manyara Lodge. L, D.

Day 3: Lake Manyara to Serengeti This morning begin the long scenic drive north through the highlands to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, arriving at the Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp in the central Serengeti in time for lunch. This well-located mobile camp has just ten comfortable tents with en-suite facilities and offers an authentic safari experience. This afternoon, board your safari vehicle for a game drive exploring the open plains in search of abundant wildlife. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. Stay: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp. B, L, D.

Day 4: Serengeti Today there’s the option to take a hot-air balloon flight over the plains at sunrise to gain a whole new perspective of the Serengeti. Take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises; the bright pink-orange haze visible for miles across the vast savannah and the wildlife roaming below you. Then morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti await, seeking out the big cats, rhino, buffalo and giraffe that inhabit the vast open plains of this huge park which borders the Maasai Mara in its north-east corner. The sheer scale and seemingly endless horizon in this part of Africa is spellbinding. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. Stay: Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp. B, L, D.

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro, viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, with the option to visit to the archaeological marvel of Olduvai Gorge − the discovery site of some of the earliest hominid remains. Lunch is a picnic en route. Continue on for an afternoon game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, one of nature’s wonders. Its collapsed volcanic crater is 12 miles in diameter and 600-metres deep. The fertile soil and lake attract a huge range of wildlife, and you’ll seek to discover them amongst the floor’s forests, grasses and plains. Dinner and overnight is at Oldeani Mountain Lodge, a colonial-style lodge located on a hillside above the quiet town of Karatu with far-reaching views. Accessed by a bridge over a pond, the property is set on 40 acres of lush gardens and is home to over 130 species of bird. Like at sister property Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, there are 50 traditionally-furnished suites with indoor and outdoor showers, and a main stone house with a lounge, beamed dining room offering table d’hote dining, spa, internet café, children’s activity room and TV room. Outside there’s a large rim-flow pool and cosy fire pit area. This evening, a special ravine dinner experience will be arranged for you and your small group. After a gentle walk to a secluded bush ravine site at the southern edge of the lodge’s grounds, you and your group will  enjoy a traditional boma-style barbecue dinner complete with Maasai dancing and a bonfire to keep you warm. It’s a memorable end to your safari experience. Stay: Oldeani Mountain Lodge. Approx. journey time: 4½ hours. B, L, D.

Day 6: Ngorongoro to Arusha This morning return to Arusha (approx.  journey time: 3 hours) for lunch before your return flight to the UK via Amsterdam, arriving the following day. Alternatively, choose to extend your time in Africa with a beach stay. B, L.


Stay longer

Zanzibar beach 3 nights Just a short flight from Arusha, the exotic ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar is the perfect post-safari tonic. The historic part of its capital (Zanzibar Town) is UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town. This coastal city is a real mix of cultural influences, with labyrinthine alleyways, Sultan’s palaces, weathered historic buildings, intricate architectural details and vibrant markets. Stone Town is where you’ll find Zanzibar’s main cultural sightseeing, but it’s also worth taking a tour of the traditional farms, which grow cloves, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg, for an insight into the spices that have such an influence on the local cuisine. The ‘stay longer’ reason here is Zanzibar’s palm-fringed sands, lapped by warm Indian Ocean waters. Regularly voted among the world’s best beaches, you can spend your days soaking up the sun, enjoying pampering spa treatments, trying your hand at watersports and snorkelling among the colourful corals.

Maldives 3 nights With private islands of dazzling white sands and swaying palms surrounded by marine-rich crystal blue waters, the Maldives is the ultimate beach stay following a Tanzania safari. This picture-perfect archipelago has a great choice of island resorts and is perfect for honeymooners or those travelling for a special occasion (Flights from Africa operate via Doha).

Combine with Selected Taste of Tanzania departure dates connect with our Big Five Safari to form an 11-night Kenya & Tanzania Safari. This itinerary is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts who are keen to discover Kenya alongside northern Tanzania in a single trip. You’ll visit the wilderness of Kenya’s largest national park, Tsavo West, followed by Amboseli, which has a spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Then you’ll travel to Namanga to cross the border, where you’ll be picked up to join the Taste of Tanzania itinerary. Add on a short beach stay and you’ll have an impressively varied two-week holiday.

Day 1: UK to Arusha Depart the UK on your overnight flight to Arusha.

Day 2: Arusha On arrival, transfer to the Kibo Palace Hotel – a welcoming hotel with a refreshing pool in landscaped grounds and views of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. Tonight you’ll have your safari briefing. Stay: Kibo Palace Hotel (or similar).

Day 3: Arusha to Lake Manyara Set off on safari, boarding your 4x4 vehicle for the two-hour drive to Lake Manyara and enjoying the first glimpses of Tanzania’s villages, coffee, maize and banana plantations as you go. Arrive at the Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge for lunch. Opened in 2015 and nestled on the rim of the Great African Rift Valley, this rustic-luxe lodge has stunning views over Lake Manyara. 50 classic suites all have stone feature walls, a fireplace, bathtub, indoor and outdoor shower and private balcony-with-a-view. In the main house you’ll find a lounge, dining room with table d’hote dining, spa, internet café, children’s activity room and TV room, while outside there’s a large rim-flow pool and fire pit. As a little extra, afternoon tea is included. After lunch enjoy an afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, home to hippos, elephants, flamingos, plains game and the famous tree-climbing lions that reside here. The landscape is a mix of dense forest, small open plains and lush waterside grasses, a feast for herbivores such as buffalo. Tonight there’ll be a welcome dinner for you and your group. Approx. journey time: 2 hours. Stay: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge (or similar). L, D.

Day 4: Lake Manyara to Serengeti This morning begin the long scenic drive north through the highlands to the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, arriving at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge in time for lunch. The design of the lodge is distinctly different to its fellow African lodges, with a flat roof that provides the perfect spot for sundowners, and a warm and colourful interior. The views from the lodge are one of its real highlights, reaching far across the Serengeti plains, and there’s good wildlife viewing year-round thanks to the surrounding acacia woodland and water supply. This afternoon, board your safari vehicle for a game drive exploring the open plains in search of abundant wildlife. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. Stay: Serengeti Sopa Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 5: Serengeti Today there’s the option to take a hot-air balloon flight over the plains at sunrise to gain a whole new perspective of the Serengeti. Take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises; the bright pink-orange haze visible for miles across the vast savannah and the wildlife roaming below you. Then morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti await, seeking out the big cats, rhino, buffalo and giraffe that inhabit the vast open plains of this huge park which borders the Maasai Mara in its north-east corner. The sheer scale and seemingly endless horizon in this part of Africa is spellbinding. Stay: Serengeti Sopa Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro, viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, with the option to visit to the archaeological marvel of Olduvai Gorge − the discovery site of some of the earliest hominid remains. Lunch is a picnic en route. Continue on for an afternoon game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, one of nature’s wonders. Its collapsed volcanic crater is 12 miles in diameter and 600 metres deep. The fertile soil and lake attract a huge range of wildlife, and you’ll seek to discover them amongst the floor’s forests, grasses and plains. Dinner and overnight is at Oldeani Mountain Lodge, a colonial-style lodge located on a hillside above the quiet town of Karatu with far-reaching views. Accessed by a bridge over a pond, the property is set on 40 acres of lush gardens and is home to over 130 species of bird. Like at sister property Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge, there are 50 traditionally-furnished suites with indoor and outdoor showers, and a main stone house with a lounge, beamed dining room offering table d’hote dining, spa, internet café, children’s activity room and TV room. Outside there’s a large rim-flow pool and cosy fire pit area. This evening, a special ravine dinner experience will be arranged for you and your small group. After a gentle walk to a secluded bush ravine site at the southern edge of the lodge’s grounds, you and your group will enjoy a traditional boma-style barbecue dinner complete with Maasai dancing and a bonfire to keep you warm. It’s a memorable end to your safari experience. Approx. journey time: 4½ hours. Stay: Oldeani Mountain Lodge (or similar). B, L, D.

Day 7: Ngorongoro to Arusha This morning return to Arusha (approx.  journey time: 3 hours) for lunch before your return flight to the UK, arriving the following day. Alternatively, choose to extend your time in Africa with a beach stay. B, L.


Stay longer

Zanzibar beach 3 nights Just a short flight from Arusha, the exotic ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar is the perfect post-safari tonic. The historic part of its capital (Zanzibar Town) is UNESCO World Heritage-listed Stone Town. This coastal city is a real mix of cultural influences, with labyrinthine alleyways, Sultan’s palaces, weathered historic buildings, intricate architectural details and vibrant markets. Stone Town is where you’ll find Zanzibar’s main cultural sightseeing, but it’s also worth taking a tour of the traditional farms, which grow cloves, cinnamon, vanilla and nutmeg, for an insight into the spices that have such an influence on the local cuisine. The ‘stay longer’ reason here is Zanzibar’s palm-fringed sands, lapped by warm Indian Ocean waters. Regularly voted among the world’s best beaches, you can spend your days soaking up the sun, enjoying pampering spa treatments, trying your hand at watersports and snorkelling among the colourful corals.

Maldives 3 nights With private islands of dazzling white sands and swaying palms surrounded by marine-rich crystal blue waters, the Maldives is the ultimate beach stay following a Tanzania safari. This picture-perfect archipelago has a great choice of island resorts and is perfect for honeymooners or those travelling for a special occasion (Flights from Africa operate via Doha).

Combine with Selected Taste of Tanzania departure dates connect with our Big Five Safari to form an 11-night Kenya & Tanzania Safari. This itinerary is ideal for wildlife enthusiasts who are keen to discover Kenya alongside northern Tanzania in a single trip. You’ll visit the wilderness of Kenya’s largest national park, Tsavo West, followed by Amboseli, which has a spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro. Then you’ll travel to Namanga to cross the border, where you’ll be picked up to join the Taste of Tanzania itinerary. Add on a short beach stay and you’ll have an impressively varied two-week holiday.

ABOUT THIS SAFARI

Is this for you?

This is the perfect option if you’re looking to combine a safari with a beach stay of your choice.

Good to know

• All departures are guaranteed
• For guests over 7
• A maximum of 6 guests per vehicle
• Luggage must be in soft bags – try to pack lightly
• Extra luggage can be left in Arusha by arrangement prior to travel.

What to expect

• Time to get to know your group and guide
• A relaxed and informal environment; casual, comfortable clothing is fine even in the evenings.

Accommodation on tour

You’ll stay at a deluxe lodge, where classically-furnished suites and afternoon tea come as standard – Oldeani Mountain Lodge is colonial-style with far reaching views. Then to give you the traditional tented camp experience, your accommodation in the Serengeti will be Serengeti Kati Kati – a mobile camp with just ten comfortable en-suite tents.

Single travellers

Single supplement from £156

Is this for you?

This is the perfect option if you’re looking to combine a safari with a beach stay of your choice.

Good to know

• All departures are guaranteed

• For guests over 7

• A maximum of 6 guests per vehicle

• Luggage must be in soft bags – try to pack lightly

• Extra luggage can be left in Arusha by arrangement prior to travel.

What to expect

• Time to get to know your group and guide
• A relaxed and informal environment; casual, comfortable clothing is fine even in the evenings.

Single travellers

Single room supplement from £120

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

2017 Jul 28; Aug 11, 18; Sep 15; Nov 03

Included in price

• Quality accommodation
• Insightful local driver/guides
• Hand-picked itineraries
• Flexible arrival times
• 4x4 safari vehicles exclusively for Kuoni customers, with guaranteed window seats
• Park fees
• Guide tips
• Meals where most convenient (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• All specified flights.

Upgrade your tour

Private vehicle Upgrade to a private 4x4 with a driver/guide on the same itinerary, departing on the date of your choice from £405 per vehicle

Excursions

Day 4: Hot-air balloon safari from £402 per person

Tour dates

2018 Jan 26; Mar 09; Apr 20; Jul 06; Aug 03; Nov 02, 30

Included in price

• Quality accommodation
• Insightful local driver/guides
• Hand-picked itineraries
• Flexible arrival times
• 4x4 safari vehicles exclusively for Kuoni customers, with guaranteed window seats
• Park fees
• Guide tips
• Meals where most convenient (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
• All specified flights.

Upgrade your tour

Private vehicle Upgrade to a private vehicle on the same itinerary from £570 per person

Private safari Upgrade to a private safari with a driver/guide on the same itinerary, departing on the date of your choice from £872 per person

Excursions

Day-use room Pre-book a day-room to relax and freshen up on arrival or before your return flight from £48 per person

Special offer
From
£3259
 
ESCORTED SMALL GROUP SAFARI
Price per person for 7 nights
A short safari to discover the wildlife in the
Ngorongoro crater & the Serengeti
Escorted small group safari departs 25 Jan 2018
 
Fly with Qatar Airways from London Heathrow

Why Kuoni?

This small group safari goes beyond offering unforgettable wildlife encounters. Little extras include afternoon tea at the lodge we’ve chosen in Ngorongoro and as a fitting end to your safari, a special ravine dinner experience will be arranged for you and your group. After a gentle walk to a secluded bush ravine site, you’ll enjoy a boma-style barbecue complete with Maasai dancing.

Why Kuoni?

This small group safari goes beyond offering unforgettable wildlife encounters. Little extras include afternoon tea at the lodges we’ve chosen in Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro and as a fitting end to your safari, a special ravine dinner experience will be arranged for you and your group. After a gentle walk to a secluded bush ravine site, you’ll enjoy a boma-style barbecue complete with Maasai dancing.