Safari

Discover the highlights of Tanzania’s national parks – including the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and the wildlife-rich plains of the Serengeti – without compromising on comfort. Tanzania in Style stays at modern resort-style lodges so that after a day out in the savannah you can take a dip in the pool, have your aches soothed away in the spa, and sink into a plush bed.

• Arusha: 1 night

• Tarangire: 1 night

• Ngorongoro Conservation Area: 2 nights

• Serengeti: 2 nights

• Lake Manyara: 1 night

9nights Safari
 
 
ITINERARY

Stay longer

Zanzibar 3 nights

Just a short flight from Arusha, the exotic ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar is the perfect post-safari tonic.

Uganda gorilla trekking 4 nights

Day 1: Entebbe Fly from Arusha to Entebbe and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park There’s an early start this morning as you are picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to Kisoro airstrip in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The dramatic landscape of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the best places in the world for gorilla sightings.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park After an energising breakfast, head out on your gorilla trek.

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Today you’ll visit a Batwa pygmy community. Return to the lodge for lunch and a relaxed afternoon.

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Fly to Entebbe for your return flight to the UK.

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

Day 2: Arusha On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The Gran Melia Arusha is a new luxury hotel that offers the perfect way to start your safari in style. It sits in 18 acres of landscaped tea and coffee plantations, and facilities include quality restaurants, a spa with heated pool and sleek modern rooms. Stay: Gran Melia Arusha. D.

Day 3: Arusha to Tarangire Have breakfast then set off for Tarangire National Park. Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive in this dense bushland with its huge baobab trees. It’s likely that you’ll encounter elephants and brightly coloured birds who love the dry savannah, as well as gerenuk and eland. Keep an eye out for the park’s tree-climbing lions. Approx. journey time: 2½ hours. Stay: Ole Serai Tarangire Camp. B, L, D.

Day 4: Tarangire to Ngorongoro After breakfast at the camp, leave Tarangire on a leisurely game drive to Karatu town and arrive at Acacia Farm Lodge in time for lunch. After lunch, you’ll get to stretch your legs on a two-hour guided hike to the Elephant Caves and Endoro waterfalls. Hike through the Ngorongoro rainforest – a corridor for wildlife travelling between Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. During your walk through this unspoilt forest you’ll be able to appreciate its tranquillity while you spot bird life and look out for animal tracks. It’s a lovely opportunity to get out of your vehicle and get closer to nature. Return to the lodge for an evening at leisure. Acacia Farm Lodge is a charming and romantic country lodge with spectacular views. It combines modern comforts – including a pool, spa and contemporary African chalets – with a sense of place, on a working farm that’s tucked away on the spectacular Great Rift’s escarpment area. Approx. journey time: 2½ hours. Stay: Acacia Farm Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Wake early for breakfast before setting off on a full-day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater; the largest intact crater in the world. Created by the collapse of a volcano over two million years ago, the extraordinary volcanic landscape of Ngorongoro is rich and fertile – and home to the densest concentration of wildlife in Africa. From its rim, it drops 600m to the crater floor, where wildlife includes black rhino, hippo and a large lion population. Explore the distinct areas of forest, lakes and open grassland, hopefully spotting wildlife including the Big Five, cheetah and hyena – but no giraffe, due to the lack of tall acacia trees and the steep crater wall. In the late afternoon, transfer back to your lodge in Karatu for an evening at leisure. Stay: Acacia Farm Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 6: Ngorongoro to Serengeti Leave Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive to Olduvai Gorge – a steep-sided ravine that is one of the world’s richest and best preserved archaeological and paleontological sites – before entering the world-famous Serengeti National Park. This vast park teems with wildlife from small herbivores to large predators like lion, leopard and cheetah. Arrive at the Melia Serengeti Lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive on the Serengeti’s wide-open plains. The Melia Serengeti is a luxury new low-rise lodge perched on a hillside with jaw-dropping views. There’s a beautiful infinity pool, gym, spa, sleek fire pit area, and light and airy rooms with private balconies. The lodge is eco-friendly, too, with solar panels and a design that reduces the need for air-con. Approx. journey time: 4½ hours. Stay: Melia Serengeti Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 7: Serengeti Spend the whole day exploring the Serengeti on a full-day game drive. You’ll take a picnic with you so that you don’t need to return to the lodge for lunch and can make the most of the incredible wildlife-viewing opportunities. Stay: Melia Serengeti Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 8: Serengeti to Lake Manyara Drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is a mineral lake in the Rift Valley, and there’s excellent wildlife viewing around the lakeshore. A small but scenic park, it is richly populated, home to lions lazing in sausage trees, herds of elephant, large troops of baboons, pods of wallowing hippo and clouds of pink flamingo – although the number of birds here fluctuates depending on the water level, so it’s best to check if this is your main reason for visiting. Head out on an afternoon game drive to try and spot the tree-climbing lions. Stay at the Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge – a rustic-luxe lodge with a rim-flow pool and stunning views over Lake Manyara. Approx. journey time: 5 hours. Stay: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge. B, L, D.

Day 9: Lake Manyara to Arusha Return to Arusha (approx. journey time: 2½ hours) for lunch then transfer to the airport for your flight home, or on to Zanzibar. B.


Stay longer

Zanzibar 3 nights

Just a short flight from Arusha, the exotic ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar is the perfect post-safari tonic.

Uganda gorilla trekking 4 nights

Day 1: Entebbe Fly from Arusha to Entebbe and transfer to your hotel for the night.

Day 2: Entebbe to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park There’s an early start this morning as you are picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to Kisoro airstrip in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. The dramatic landscape of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is one of the best places in the world for gorilla sightings.

Day 3: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park After an energising breakfast, head out on your gorilla trek.

Day 4: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Today you’ll visit a Batwa pygmy community. Return to the lodge for lunch and a relaxed afternoon.

Day 5: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park Fly to Entebbe for your return flight to the UK.

ABOUT THIS SAFARI

Is this for you?

This premium safari explores Tanzania’s northern parks in style and stays at modern resort-style hotels – even in the national parks.

Good to know

• For guests over 7 years old
• A maximum of 6 guests per vehicle
• Luggage must be in soft bags – try to pack lightly.

What to expect

• Time to get to know your group and guide
• Long but rewarding days, with journeys of between 2 and 5 hours between destinations, plus stops for game viewing and convenience
• A relaxed and informal environment; casual, comfortable clothing is fine even in the evenings
• Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Accommodation on tour

The lodges are a huge part of this safari experience. There are no simple camps or nights under canvas on this safari – the lodges we’ve chosen have modern rooms and top facilities like pools, spas and gyms. The Melia Serengeti is a luxury new low-rise lodge with jaw-dropping views. There’s a beautiful infinity pool, gym, spa, sleek fire pit area, and light and airy rooms with private balconies.

Single travellers

Sole-use room from £3879

DATES AND INCLUSIONS

Tour dates

2020

Jan 18; Feb 15; Mar 21; May 02; Jun 06; Jul 11; Aug 15; Sep 05, 19; Oct 03, 17; Nov 14

2021
Jan 16; Feb 13; Mar 20; May 01; Jun 05, 19; Jul 03, 17, 31; Aug 14; Sep 04, 18; Oct 02, 16; Nov 13  

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 tour Upgrade to a private tour with a local tour leader on the same itinerary, departing on the date of your choice from £4105 per person

Excursions

Day 8: Balloon Safari from £557 per person.

Kuoni highlights

Kuoni highlights

The standard of the accommodation is a highlight, with lodges that have top facilities like spas and gyms even in the wilderness. Full-day game drives in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater offer maximum wildlife-spotting opportunities, and a short trek through the Ngorongoro rainforest to a waterfall allows you to get out of your vehicle and closer to nature.