• Tour Code:: TZKE002
  • Availablity: 2016/01/01~2016/04/30

Tanzania Safari in Style (2016)

Luxury Small Group Journeys: The finest small-group travel experience

Limited to 18 guests | Days: 8

Embark on an authentic Tanzanian safari adventure, watching for wildlife in Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, and slumbering at Africalink’s luxurious tented camps.

Africalink Advantages :
•Experience Africalink’s best Tanzania itinerary on a flagship safari journey that features luxurious permanent tented camps
•In the atmospheric Ngorongoro Crater, attend a private, hosted barbecue lunch; watch a private Maasai dance performance; and visit a Maasai village to learn about the tribe’s customs and daily life
•Gain a sense of everyday life in Africa today during a Market Visit in the vibrant town of Mto wa Mbu
•Prepare local dishes as part of a Chef’s Table experience

Signature Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your lodge, situated on a working coffee plantation. Your private chalet near Mount Meru features a log fireplace and a balcony.
Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2: Tarangire National Park | Wildlife Sightings
Travel to Tarangire National Park, where open grasslands, acacia trees and the Tarangire River paint the wild landscape. Spend the afternoon on a game drive in search of eland, oryx, wildebeests, zebras and a large elephant population. Keep your eyes trained for hartebeests, gazelles and exotic birds like the bateleur and martial eagle.

Sanctuary Swala | Meals: B L D

Day 3: Tarangire National Park | A Lesson in Local Cuisine

Today, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives. Your local expert driver-guide draws on years of experience in the bush to locate the best wildlife viewing opportunities right as they happen. This afternoon, learn how to prepare local dishes like ugali and kachumbari as part of an Africalink Chef’s Table experience.

Sanctuary Swala | Meals: B L D

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater | Amphitheater of Animals
As you cross the Great Rift Valley, stop for a Market Visit in Mto wa Mbu, where stalls brim with vibrant local produce. Take a scenic drive to tranquil Gibb’s Farm, where you stop for a lunch made with organic, just-picked ingredients. Later, arrive at the natural amphitheater of Ngorongoro Crater, a 2,000-footdeep caldera. A fascinating microcosm of East African wildlife — including buffalo, flamingos, lions and leopards — resides inside. Climb the outer wall, passing through dense vegetation until a breathtaking view across the crater floor appears. Arrive at your tented camp, located 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 view 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 commonplace. Avoid the crowded picnic sites during a private hot gourmet lunch, prepared by your camp staff, 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 beadwork and crafts. Later, witness a private dance performance at your tented camp. Sense the incomparable spirit of this pastoral, nomadic people who have kept their tribal traditions alive through countless generations of life in East Africa.

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp | Meals: B L D

Day 6: Serengeti National Park | Searching the Vast Plains
Fly to the fabled Serengeti National Park and settle into your camp. Then, set out on the boundless Serengeti, one of the oldest and least-changed ecosystems on earth as well as home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of wildlife, with lions, hyenas and leopards all endemic. The region also hosts the spectacular Great Migration, when a flurry of wildebeests and zebras arrive in search of grass and water. It is an epic spectacle you may witness depending on your choice of departure. This evening, as the equatorial sun hangs low over the plains, take a moment to sip a sundowner cocktail and reflect on the majesty of Africa.

Sanctuary Kusini / Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp | Meals: B L D

Day 7: Serengeti National Park | Where the “Big Five” Roam
Venture out on morning and afternoon game drives in the protected Serengeti refuge, where flowing rivers support a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles. In addition to the “Big Five” (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos), keep your camera handy for a cheetah bolting after a fleet Thomson’s gazelle. Enjoy ideal game viewing throughout your time in the bush, as your highly experienced Africalink-trained driverguide strives continually to keep you in the heart of the action. Tonight, gather for a memorable farewell dinner.

Sanctuary Kusini / Sanctuary Serengeti Migration Camp | Meals: B L D

Day 8: Depart Arusha
Fly to Arusha. Relax in a comfortable dayroom in anticipation of your flight home.

Arusha Coffee Lodge (Dayroom) | Meals: B

High season (July –October) USD3110

Dates and Prices

Prices are in USD, per person, based on double occupancy.

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