Tanzania: On Safari from the Sea to Serengeti (2015)

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Limited to 18 guests
Days: 9  |  From: $6,995


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Arrive in Tanzania, where your A&K representative meets you. Transfer to your hotel.

The Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

Day 2: Saadani National Park | Village Visit

Fly from Dar es Salaam to Saadani National Park, the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania that borders the sea. Begin your stay with a tour of Saadani Village, once a center of the slave trade and today a small, quaint fishing village. Enjoy a private barbecue lunch on the beach before checking in at your riverside lodge.

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge   |   Meals: B L D

Day 3: Saadani National Park | Land and River Safari

Set out for a full day of game viewing, featuring safaris by foot, vehicle and riverboat that introduce you to the entire range of Saadani’s wildlife. Discover plains game, as well as flamingos, hippos and river-prowling crocodiles; the park is also a birdwatcher’s paradise. Top off a full day of game viewing in a secluded locale with a sundowner before returning to camp.

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge   |   Meals: B L D

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater | Sightings by Land and Sea

After breakfast at the lodge, fly to Lake Manyara National Park for a morning safari drive. After lunch, proceed to Ngorongoro Crater, where a fascinating microcosm of East African wildlife resides, including buffalo, flamingos, lions and leopards. Arrive at your mobile tented camp, perfectly positioned on the rim of the crater and featuring luxury accommodations adorned with mosquito nets, handwoven rugs, crisp linens and en suite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot showers. Relax on your veranda and admire the panoramic natural wonderland below.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp   |   Meals: B L D

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater | Intimate Crater Barbecue

Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a vast expanse where animal activity is abundant and commonplace. Avoid the crowded picnic sites during a secluded hot gourmet lunch, as a symphony of wildlife sounds envelop you. This afternoon, visit with an elder at a Maasai village, where you learn about the tribe’s traditional, nomadic lifestyle and coexistence with wildlife. You also partake in an Artisan Visit with a demonstration in traditional bead work and crafts. Later, witness a private dance performance at your tented camp.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp   |   Meals: B L D

Day 6: Serengeti National Park | Vast Plains Game

Drive to the fabled Serengeti National Park, stopping for a guided visit of Olduvai Gorge. Once settled at camp, set out on the boundless Serengeti, one of the oldest and least changed ecosystems on earth. It is also home to the largest concentrations of wildlife in the world, with lions, hyenas and leopards making appearances. The region also hosts the spectacular Great Migration, when a flurry of wildebeests and zebras arrive in search of grass and water. Sip sundowners as the sun hangs low.

Serengeti Migration Camp   |   Meals: B L D

Days 7-8: Serengeti National Park | Finding the “Big Five”

Venture off on morning and afternoon game drives in the protected Serengeti refuge, where flowing rivers support a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles, including the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos). Enjoy a Chef’s Table experience when your camp chef shows you how to prepare several local dishes. You also may take an optional balloon flight over the Serengeti plains — a stunning way to experience East Africa at its most awe-inspiring.

Serengeti Migration Camp   |   Meals: B L D

Day 9: Depart Arusha

Transfer to the airport for your return flight.

Lake Duluti Serena Hotel (dayroom)   |   Meals: B


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