Group Size: Based on Minimum 2 passengers
Lemala offer an authentic collection of intimate tented camps, classic lodges and refined villas in Northern Tanzania. This 8 day Tanzania safari visits Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the highlight being 3 nights at the deluxe camp, Lemala Nanyukie in the Serengeti National Park. A ‘home away from home’ Lemala Nanyukie offers outstanding views of the Serengeti and safari activities like game drives and walks will be accompanied by Lemala’s highly-knowledgeable and experienced guides.
Day 1 – Arusha
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a local representative and transferred to your accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure with dinner at the property. (D)
Day 2 – Tarangire
Day 3 – Ngorongoro
This morning after breakfast at the lodge you will travel to an authentic Maasai Boma for a glimpse into the distinctive Maasai Culture whilst in Tanzania. (BLD)
Preservation of their proud traditions has set the Maasai apart from other indigenous groups in Tanzania and embodies a side of Africa with which few outsiders can contact. We offer guests a memorable opportunity to interactively experience the Maasai way of life through an excursion to a traditional boma where guests will be able to participate in a variety of unique cultural activities and encouraged to delve as deep into the experience as possible!
In the afternoon you will continue to Gibb’s Farm for lunch and then have the opportunity to enjoy some of the farm activities including harvesting, coffee roasting and animal feeding. After this you will continue onto your camp.
Lemala Ngorongoro is intimately set in a delightful ancient acacia forest close to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. As it is located next to the quiet Lemala crater access road on the eastern side, a key advantage of staying at Lemala Ngorongoro is the quick and easy drive down on to the crater floor in the morning; Lemala guests usually have an hour’s head start over others descending via the far busier Seneto crater access road on the western rim. Game drives from camp may start as early as 06h15 and guests can be down among Ngorongoro’s abundant wildlife on the floor within 10-15 minutes – crucial for photographers who demand the best light conditions. Escorted walks are also available into the forest and along the crater rim with an armed ranger and Masai guide.
Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp has 9 spacious tents that are positioned carefully to provide privacy and with minimal impact on the pristine forest environment. They accommodate two queen-size beds, and as it can get cool on the Ngorongoro Crater rim at night, little luxuries like warm winter-weight duvets, hot water bottles and gas heaters ensure a cosy night’s sleep. The roomy en-suite bathrooms contain a dressing area, flush toilet and a large safari-style shower.
The mess tent is beautifully furnished with grand sofas, lamps, bookshelves and corner cabinets in old wood, chests and rugs. In the evening, guests can gather around the campfire to exchange tales of the day’s safari followed by a sumptuous hearty meal.
Day 4 – Ngorongoro
Today you will have an early breakfast and then head down to the crater floor to spend the whole day game viewing and exploring this unique area. A hot lunch is provided whilst you are in the crater. (BLD)
Day 5 – Serengeti
After breakfast you will commence your journey to the Serengeti and your next camp. Arriving in time for lunch at the camp and then an afternoon game drive. (BLD)
Located in the Eastern Serengeti, Lemala Nanyukie matches the same outstanding standards of comfort and service as the other properties in Lemala’s luxury collection. Meaning ‘endless plains’ in the Maasai language, the Serengeti is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated wilderness areas.
The 15 luxurious guest tents (13 Standard Suites + 1 x 2 Bedroomed Suite) are spaced well apart for maximum privacy—five have extra day beds so triples can be accommodated, and the two bedroom one is perfect for families or friends. Features include an oversized bed, spacious lounge, and generous bathroom with double vanity, shower and freestanding bathtub. The delightful wooden deck has sunken seating, outdoor shower and stunning corner plunge pool with views directly across the Serengeti’s magnificent grasslands.
Day 6 to Day 7 – Serengeti
You have two full days to enjoy the game viewing activities that are offered and if you are keen for an extra early morning adventure you could join a Balloon Safari (at extra cost) to experience the Serengeti at dawn from the air, this can be booked at the camp. (BLD)
Day 8 - End of Northern Tanzania Circuit in Style
Enjoy your breakfast at the camp before being transferred to the local airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Arusha, on arrival you will be met and taken to a local restaurant for lunch before transferring to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward arrangements. (BL)
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.