Departs: Weekly on a Tuesday based on a minimum of 2 passengers
A journey with lots of contrast from the game enriched plains of the famous Serengeti to the salt pans of Lake Manyara. A further high point of your journey is the Ngorongoro Crater and Ol’Duvai Gorge, both unique sites and a must for any visitor to Tanzania. With a choice of Classic or Superior accommodation, this safari is a perfect add-on to one of our Kenyan safaris.
Day 1 - Arusha
On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Arusha (approximately 55 KM / 1 hour).
Established 1894, this hotel is believed to be one of the oldest hotels in East Africa. Here, surrounded by the history of a bygone era, traditional ambience is effortlessly combined with the style and service you want when travelling. The hotel features 106 stylish rooms, Wi-Fi, a 24-hour gym and four authentic restaurants and bars. Overlooking the gardens, the Parachichi Restaurant, meaning ‘avocado’ in Swahili, is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A terrace overlooking the tropical garden invites to dine alfresco. Take a dip in the outdoor swimming pool and relax at Bustani Pool Bar.
Day 2 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast meet your driver/guide for a briefing and drive in 4X4 safari vehicle into Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at your lodge (approximately 175 KM / 3.5 hours). (BLD)
Ngorongoro Farm House is a small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, only 5 kilometres from the Ngorongoro Lolduare Gate. The lodge was built to offer clients an original experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days. The 52 spacious cottages are built on the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials and full of details of good taste, with the purpose of offering our clients an imaginary journey to the life of the days gone. Ngorongoro Farm House is a perfect stopover within any safari in the northern circuit of Tanzania and a privileged place to visit the Crater or enjoy a bunch of additional activities.
Day 3 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Get the adventure started with a drive down the steep valley (about 600m) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is known for its unusual sights including the rare black rhinos. After spending the full day in the crater, with a packed lunch, you will return to the lodge for dinner. (BLD)
Day 4 - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will travel to the Serengeti National Park, with a stop enroute at Ol’Duvai Gorge. Here in the ‘cradle of mankind’ the skull of a human being was found which is believed to be the oldest ever discovered. Dinner and overnight at your lodge (approximately 200 KM / 4 hours). (BLD)
Located in the central Serengeti prime game viewing area, on the lower slopes of Makoma Hill, only 29kms southwest of Seronera airstrip, Serengeti Kuhama Camp offers guests the opportunity to explore many parts of the Serengeti – to the north, west, east, and in the Moru kopjes.
The Serengeti Kuhama Camp has a total of 10 guest tents all with views of the Serengeti savannah. Accommodation is provided in spacious walk-in tents which can accommodate three beds (triple), and are furnished with beds made of fine tropical wood, bedside tables, mattresses, blankets, bed sheets and pillows, and all have a wooden floor. Each guest tent has a verandah with two safari chairs and a safari table allowing you to relax with a book, or just enjoy the different scents, sights and sounds around you.
Day 5 - Serengeti National Park
Enjoy a full day of quality African safari time in the Serengeti National Park. Home to a vast array of Tanzania’s wildlife, there will be plenty of opportunities to see the ‘Big Five’, but to increase your chances a picnic lunch is provided so you won’t have to look away for a second! Dinner and overnight at your lodge. (BLD)
Day 6 - Lake Manyara National Park
This morning travel through the Serengeti National Park one final time on a morning game drive. Journey on to Lake Manyara where you enjoy dinner and overnight at your lodge (approximately 225 KM / 5 hours). (BLD)
Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is located on the edge of Lake Manyara National Park about a 30 minute drive from Manyara Airstrip and about 2 hours from Arusha. In total there are 27 tented rooms, two honeymoon suites and two family cottages all of which are tented and raised slightly off the ground with a wooden decking, of which each has an amazing view of the Great Rift Valley of Lake Manyara National Park.
Day 7 - End of Tanzania Highlights Tour
Enjoy a morning game drive in the Lake Manyara National Park, the home of the so-called ‘Tree Lions’, before driving back to Arusha. After lunch you will be transferred back to either Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward journey (approximately 245 KM / 3 hours). (BL)
Dates and Pricing
- 23 Sep 23 - 30 Sep 23 $5,810 $6,490
- 01 Oct 23 - 31 Oct 23 $5,755 $6,440
- 01 Nov 23 - 15 Dec 23 $5,625 $6,200
- 16 Dec 23 - 25 Dec 23 $6,535 $7,295
- 26 Dec 23 - 01 Jan 24 $6,965 $7,725
- 02 Jan 24 - 08 Jan 24 $6,435 $7,195
- 09 Jan 24 - 04 Mar 24 $6,325 $7,090
- 05 Mar 24 - 25 Mar 24 $6,295 $7,065
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.
Tanzania and Kenya
Maria organised our recent adventure to Tanzania and Kenya. The whole trip worked like clockwork - every pickup, every driver, every tour – all were on-time and everyone we met were incredibly friendly and helpful . The Tanzania Tour, over 6 days,was a wonderful experience with a great bunch or fellow travellers. Our fly ins to the camps at Amboseli and the Masai Mara were wonderful with luxury "tents" and such friendly helpful staff at both Satao Elerai in Amboselii and Sarova Mara in the Masai Mara. At Satao Elerai, we woke up to the sight of Mt Kilimanjaro and zebras outside our tent. We sat on the terrace watching the elephants, zebras, giraffes and antelopes using the water hole.
Maria's knowledge of Africa is amazing and her advice on our itinerary was invaluable. We will be calling Maria to arrange our next adventure in Africa.
We booked our Honeymoon Safari with Bench Africa. The entire process was a delight and so seamless from booking, to the itinerary booklet to the actual safari. The holiday was perfectly planned out to suit us and made for memories of a lifetime. We started in Tanzania for a safari through the Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater, and finished up in Zanzibar. All accommodation and food was perfection!Amy Destination: Tanzania