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Tanzania Sampler

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,809

Explore the most iconic game parks in Tanzania on this journey across the country. Head to Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park to experience the breathtaking East African landscape and spot lions, elephants, and rhinos in the wild.


This 8-day Tanzania safari takes you to several of the best game reserves in the country, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire.

Your journey begins in Arusha, which sits at the base of Mt. Mero near famous Mt. Kilimanjaro. The city acts as the region’s diplomatic hub, but it’s also the basecamp for safari tourism. Get acquainted with Tanzania’s particular rhythms before heading through the Masai Steppe on route to Lake Manyara National Park. Look out the window and gaze upon a landscape of maize, coffee, and banana plantations as you approach the rim of the Great Rift Valley and eventually Lake Manyara. This small game reserve abounds with geographical diversity. As you head on a game drive, you’ll spot elephants crossing the plains and the rare lion climbing the branches of a baobab tree.

Continue northwest, passing through the Ngorongoro Crater to reach Serengeti National Park, the most famous game reserve in the world and the home of the Great Migration. Every year, over a million wildebeest and zebra migrate across the plains of the park, but you’ll find more here than these migrating mammals. As you spend a day heading on game drives across the Serengeti, you’ll spot cheetahs racing across the plains, giraffes plucking leaves from the high branches of trees, and hyenas cooling in the shade. If you love birds, you’ll also have the chance to see ostriches stretching their legs and flamingos surrounding local waterholes.

Your Tanzania vacation turns back southeast, stopping off at a Masai village as you head to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world’s largest inactive volcanic calderas. Within its crater, you’ll find over 25,000 large animals, including lions, zebras, gazelles, and even the endangered black rhino. Head on game drives through a landscape of swamps, lakes, and sand dunes and spot elephants bathing in a waterhole or leopards sleeping in the shade until sundown when the hunt begins.

The final stop on your Tanzania Sampler is Tarangire National Park, which has the second-highest concentration of wild animals after the Serengeti. During your game drives, you’ll see large predators like lions drinking from the waters of the river and spot some of the stunning birds that call the park home. At the end of your time in Tarangire, head back to the airport in Arusha to continue your onward journey.


 

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 2,809

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Day 1

Arrive Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by Goway's local representative and transferred to your hotel.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Arusha Coffee Lodge

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    Arusha Coffee Lodge



    Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation. This exclusive, boutique hotel lodge has been designed around the farms' original plantation homes, radiating the warmth and invitation of the old colonial plantation homes historically distinctive to the coffee plantations. ...

    Arusha Coffee Lodge lies cradled in the endless acres of Tanzania's largest coffee plantation. This exclusive, boutique hotel lodge has been designed around the farms' original plantation homes, radiating the warmth and invitation of the old colonial plantation homes historically distinctive to the coffee plantations.

    Luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine, and roaring fires, beckon to the most seasoned traveler.

    The Arusha Coffee Lodge accommodation consists of 18 plantation houses lavishly furnished, featuring split-level living room area and a private deck patio. Offering every guest amenity and fancy, the Arusha Coffee Lodge is the place to relax and rejuvenate before or after a Tanzanian Safari. Laze around the swimming pool, enjoy a sun-downer at the Safari Bar, and unwind after a delectable meal in the lounge with a good liquor and a fireside chat.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Fireplace
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

Your morning is at leisure except for your safari briefing followed by lunch. After lunch, depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn North West and continue the journey through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

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    Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge



    Located in the Kilimamoja area overlooking Lake Manyara. This lodge has a breathtaking un-obstructed view of the Manyara Escarpment and Lake Manyara below and on a clear day Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. The lodge offers 50 luxury suites and the Main House has a ...

    Located in the Kilimamoja area overlooking Lake Manyara. This lodge has a breathtaking
    un-obstructed view of the Manyara Escarpment and Lake Manyara below and on a clear day Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. The lodge offers 50 luxury suites and the Main House has a spa, boutique, media (television) room, billiard room,outside fire place, rim flow pool, internet cafe and a childrens' activity room.

    Facilities

    • Billiard
    • Boutique(s)
    • Children's Activities
    • Conference Facilities
    • Fireplace
    • Internet Cafe - Charge
    • Spa
    • Swimming Pool
    • TV lounge

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Day 3

Lake Manyara to Serengeti

After breakfast, there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania's smaller but most diverse parks. Its vegetation ranges from savanna to marsh to evergreen forest (11 ecosystems in all), and it supports one of the highest biomass of large mammals in the world. There are opportunities to see large families of elephants and the rare tree-climbing lions. Return to the lodge for lunch and then continue your journey North West across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands, filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate. Complete the formalities and enter the park with game viewing en route to the lodge arriving for dinner

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Serengeti Sopa Lodge

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    Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home too many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out-standing natural beauty. An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun. ...

    Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home too many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out-standing natural beauty. An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun. The lodge allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere, whilst at the same time enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality. The 73 guestrooms and suites have been designed, decorated and furnished with only your total comfort in mind.

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Day 4

Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Excellent year-round game viewing allows you to see large numbers of elephant, hippo, zebra and giraffe as well as predators including lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5

Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you depart for Ngorongoro stopping for a picnic lunch while viewing game across the Serengeti plains. After visiting a Masai village, continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world. Arrive in time for dinner.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration2 Nights
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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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  • Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge



    Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater's entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera. Themed around traditionally circular African ...

    Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west, and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater's entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometre above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera. Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs, and decorated with examples of Africa's rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings.

    Brightly coloured flowers of many species of shrubs border the paved pathways which lead away from both sides of the swimming pool to the 97 guest rooms which are built to the same design. All rooms are equipped with amenities to ensure maximum comfort during your stay.

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    • Bar(s)
    • Restaurant(s)

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Day 6

Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World's largest natural wildlife arena. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. A truly unique wildlife experience. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 7

Ngorongoro Crater to Tarangire National Park

Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head south-east past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu Village. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you'll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment turning south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here to the lodge, enjoy a game drive en route. Tarangire is home to all the big predators, all the classic African savannah species, plus with over 550 birds, it's a great place for birding. After lunch enjoy afternoon game viewing within the park.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
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Tarangire Sopa Lodge

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  • Tarangire Sopa Lodge



    The lodge is located on the eastern side of the Tarangire River opposite Tarangire Hill. The Tarangire National Park is 120 km (75 miles) from Arusha by road and is one of Tanzania's most easily accessible conservation areas. The Park is a 2, 600 km ...

    The lodge is located on the eastern side of the Tarangire River opposite Tarangire Hill. The Tarangire National Park is 120 km (75 miles) from Arusha by road and is one of Tanzania's most easily accessible conservation areas.

    The Park is a 2, 600 km (900 sq mi) area of remarkable beauty and rewarding game drives and is on the traditional migration route of several species of wildlife.

    The lodge is 30 km (20 miles) from the park entrance gate, about an hour's drive through an area rich in wildlife. The alternative is a 20 minute chartered flight from Arusha followed by a 45 minute drive through plentiful wildlife to the lodge.

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Day 8

Depart Arusha

Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha lunch is provided followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect international departure flight (booked by agent).

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch

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DEPARTURES:

Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Meet and Greet services
  • Transfers
  • Seat in shared 4x4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 7 clients per vehicle)
  • Services of a bilingual English speaking driver-guide
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Game drives and crater tour
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Meals as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day during game drives

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

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