Our Well Curated Itineraries.
Our intrepid safari aficionados have gone above and beyond to uncover the pinnacle of luxury safaris just for you – and it reigns supreme as number one! Brace yourself for an extraordinary journey, complete with the finest safari activities like walking through the wild, savoring stunning sundowners, visiting a Maasai village, and dining under the stars in the bush.
We recognize the significance of a truly luxurious excursion, so our experts have also arranged a fly-in safari to seamlessly transport you between parks and maximize your adventure time. Be ready to experience the ultimate game viewing in the Serengeti, cruising in a top-of-the-line, open-sided vehicle equipped with everything you need to indulge your senses.
And don’t even get us started on the utterly breathtaking luxurious safari lodge with jaw-dropping views, as words can’t do them justice. Get set for an unforgettable escapade like no other!
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania, you will be greeted and transferred to the charming suburb of Arusha, where you can unwind for the remainder of the day at the renowned Arusha Coffee Lodge in anticipation of your upcoming safari adventure.
Nestled among the rolling foothills of Mount Meru, the Arusha Coffee Lodge boasts 30 well-appointed guest houses scattered amid lush coffee fields and meticulously maintained gardens. Spanning over 100 acres, the lodge provides an array of amenities, including comfortable accommodations, a sparkling swimming pool, a coffee bar, a spa, a gift shop, and a restaurant.
In addition to these offerings, the lodge's retail area features the exceptional "Shanga" craft operation--the name meaning "beads" in Swahili--which provides support for up to 50 disabled artisans who create stunning glass products for sale adjacent to the shop. Keep an eye out for their extraordinary pieces throughout your journey.
After breakfast you will be taken to the Arusha airstrip which is located 10 minutes from the lodge, today you will fly to Tarangire National Park only 20 minutes away, upon arrival our driver guide will be waiting for you to proceed with the game drive. Tarangire National Park boasts an impressive wildlife population, rivaling even the renowned Serengeti ecosystem.
Spanning approximately 1,100 square miles and named after the river that runs through it, the park is nestled southwest of Arusha. Regrettably, it is often overlooked by tourists in favor of the more famed Tanzanian National Parks. As the dry season descends upon the land, the river becomes a beacon of hope for countless creatures.
This is a place unlike any other, where towering baobab trees mingle with dense bushes and endless grass. The landscape shifts and undulates, creating a stunning vista that is both exhilarating and awe-inspiring.
Massive herds of elephants roam the land, numbering up to 300 strong. And they're not alone! Wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, and eland can also be found in great abundance, each one fighting for survival in this unforgiving wilderness.
You will spend the two nights here, there are plenty of activities to engage in, such as bush dinners, walking safaris, and sundowners you can also opt for a bush massage at an extra cost.
You’ll stay at Nimali Tarangire Camp
Nestled within a secluded private concession, ensconced amidst an enchanting riverbed and nestled amidst a grove of magnificent acacia and baobab trees, lies a sanctuary of unrivaled exclusivity. With thousands of acres of captivating wildlife and verdant flora at your fingertips, the epitome of luxury is unveiled. We firmly believe that privacy is the ultimate indulgence.
A breathtaking fusion of natural materials and cutting-edge decor has been blended to provide our discerning guests with an unforgettable experience. Our intimate guest areas boast a generously-sized, open-fronted lounge and library that houses a treasure trove of safari books.
The dining area offers a traditional boma alongside a private plunge pool that overlooks a mesmerizing waterhole, frequented by a profusion of wildlife who come to quench their thirst.
Today after breakfast you will fly to Serengeti to spend the next three nights. Embark on a journey to discover the remarkable beauty of the Serengeti entails focusing your sights on the awe-inspiring Great Migration. Whatever your preferred time of year, we'll ensure your chosen accommodation befits your needs, leaving you free to explore this captivating wilderness with utter ease.
As the peak season unfolds from July to October, the northern Serengeti promises an experience unlike any other, where you'll say farewell to your private guide at Kuro Airstrip and board a flight north. Keep your eyes peeled for the mesmerizing shapes and shadows of big cats, majestic elephants, towering giraffes, as well as massive herds of zebra and wildebeest roaming the expansive landscape of the Serengeti.
Upon arrival at the Kogatende Airstrip, your adventure to Nimali Mara Serengeti - your luxury and stunning camp for the next three nights will begin.
About Nimali Mara Serengeti
Nestled in a secluded haven, discover the ultimate sanctuary for an indulgent escape where you can bask in the tranquility of Tanzania's breathtaking wildlife. Be enchanted by the exquisite sophistication of this intimate, boutique-tented camp which boasts contemporary and organic elements that blend in harmony.
Savor the mesmerizing vistas of the Serengeti plains and soak in the incredible sight of the wildebeest migration from the comfort of the lounge and dining area. The infinity pool, perched within a natural cave, provides a serene retreat with unrivaled views of the roaming wildlife.
Allow yourself to succumb to the enchanting allure of the wilderness and immerse yourself in its pristine beauty. This luxury tented camp offers an unrivaled oasis that seamlessly blends with its surroundings, providing an intimate connection with nature that leaves a lasting impression.
Come and experience true opulence in the heart of the untamed wild, where time and space are yours to indulge.
After breakfast fly out to Manyara airstrip, where our lovely safari guides will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel. Today you will be staying at Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
About the Serena Manyara Safari Lodge
Located on the prestigious north tip of Lake Manyara National Park, this lodge offers unparalleled access not only to the park but also to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater and Karatu. With its proximity to Manyara airport, this is the perfect retreat for the discerning traveler seeking spectacular views of the Great Rift Valley.
Boasting an exquisite charm reminiscent of the first Manyara safari days, the main area of the lodge exudes a vintage elegance that transports you back to a bygone era. Despite its undeniable antiquity, the design remains impeccable and not in the least bit worn.
You'll find yourself enamored by the majestic bar area offering a breathtaking vista, while on the opposite end lies a vast infinity pool that cascades over the Great Rift Valley and into the park.
The spacious restaurant offers an inviting ambiance with its open-plan layout that leads to a lavish indoor bar and a dazzling reception area decked with cozy tables and sumptuous cushioned chairs. Enjoy a luxurious stay at this marvelous lodge that artfully blends history with contemporary flair.
Get ready for an epic full-day adventure at the Ngorongoro Crater with your very own private guide! With Serena Manyara Safari Lodge located just a short 1.30-hour drive away from the Soneto Descent Road, you'll be one of the first vehicles to hit the crater floor in the morning and bask in the golden light.
Setting foot on the majestic Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and a world-famous wildlife sanctuary, is a breathtaking adventure that will leave you in awe. This ancient caldera was formed millions of years ago when it exploded and collapsed in on itself, creating a gigantic bowl-shaped terrain that spans over 100 square miles.
The best part? Wildlife spotting in the Ngorongoro Crater is no adventure for the faint-hearted. With a little bit of patience and luck, you can spot a myriad of majestic creatures that call this place home.
Get your cameras ready for what will undoubtedly be an unforgettable day trekking across the savannah and coming face-to-face with some of the most incredible wildlife in the world. Later you will return to Manyara Serena Hotel for your night stay.
As your thrilling safari trip in northern Tanzania draws to a close, we are excited to whisk you away to the airstrip for your flight back to Kilimanjaro. We'll make sure you arrive in time to catch your international flights and return home with unforgettable memories of your epic African adventure.
Enrich your journey with a thrilling extension to the exotic Zanzibar Island! Our team of daring experts suggests a minimum of three nights to indulge in its breathtaking beauty. Let us assist you in crafting the perfect adventure.
Inclusions / Exclusions
- A lodge safari as per the specified itinerary,
- Transportation in a 4x4 safari vehicle,
- Accompanied by a professional and English-speaking guide.
- All meals as per the itinerary
- Mineral water, meals,
- And all activities mentioned in the itinerary are included,
- All National Park fees and
- Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari.
- All domestic flights
- International flights,
- Optional activities,
- Alcoholic and soft drinks,
- Visa fees,
- Personal spending money for souvenirs, and
- Travel Insurance
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What about Luxury lodges and camps?
Tanzania’s hospitality industry has garnered a commendable reputation for its top-notch accommodations. With numerous award-winning camps and lodges scattered throughout the national parks, this industry caters to a discerning clientele with a taste for high-end experiences.
A trip to Tanzania is sure to provide visitors with a luxurious stay that is nothing short of exceptional. Whether nestled in a remote location by the Tarangire River, surrounded by the Serengeti plains, or treated to stunning views of the Great Rift Valley, guests can expect nothing less than the finest wines, chef-prepared meals and a suite of indulgences that are synonymous with deluxe four or five-star hotels.
To ensure that our guests receive nothing but the best, we have meticulously handpicked hotels that have been highly rated. Additionally, our staff members regularly visit these accommodations to ensure that the quality and service delivered to our guests are consistent with our exacting standards.
Can you please explain what constitutes a game drive?
A game drive is an activity commonly organized in African game reserves and national parks where visitors go on guided tours to see wildlife in their natural habitat.
The drive can take place at different times of the day and typically lasts between 6-8 hours. Visitors are accompanied by experienced guides, who can offer insight into the different animals and birds encountered during the tour.
To maximize the chances of seeing animals, guides often use specialized vehicles that are open, allowing visitors to move around and observe wildlife from different angles. Game drives are popular with tourists as they provide a unique and unforgettable experience of the natural world.
What is a Safari?
Have you ever heard of a safari? Wondering what sets it apart from a regular vacation?
The term safari has roots in the Swahili language, signifying a journey and serving as the foundation for the verb “to travel” in this East African tongue. When seeking a remarkable safari experience, Tanzania reigns as the top destination throughout Africa. Not only does Tanzania showcase the biggest national parks, but it features UNESCO World Heritage Sites and lays claim to Africa’s highest mountain.
Serengeti National Park, located in Tanzania, has consistently been recognized as the leading safari destination in Africa for multiple years in a row. This accolade serves as a testament to Tanzania’s position as the top country for safaris in the continent, as Serengeti National Park has been awarded the title of ‘Best Safari Destination’ by experts, surpassing several national parks within Africa.
A safari in Africa offers more than just a mere vacation but a compelling travel experience. It is noteworthy that advertising ‘safaris’ at other destinations such as Thailand or India is significantly different and cannot be matched to an African safari. Additionally, these excursions to observe animals lack any historical relevance to the Swahili word ‘safari.
Do I need Visa?
It is mandatory to have a visa for entry. The visa fee is USD 50 per individual, whereas US citizens are required to pay USD 100 per person. While it is possible to obtain visas on arrival, it is advisable to obtain them beforehand.
Do I need Travel Insurance?
To safeguard against unforeseen events that may disrupt travel plans, travel protection plans offer a range of benefits including coverage for Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption, Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, Trip Delay, Baggage Delay, and other customizable options.
As a responsible travel operator, EAS Guides mandates all travelers to acquire essential Emergency Medical and Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation insurance protection. This rudimentary coverage, also known as Post-Departure or Travel Med, is available for as little as $60 per person and guarantees peace of mind during travel.
How do I tip?
While tipping is not mandatory, it is customary to show appreciation for exceptional service. To assist you in determining an appropriate gratuity, below are some suggested tipping ranges per person per day/vehicle, based on the number of people in the vehicle:
– 6 people: $10 to $15 per person per day
– 4 people: $12 to $20 per person per day
– 2 people: $15 to $25 per person per day
If you are on a camping safari, it felt your chef should be tipped like the safari guide, as they work as a team. Most lodges/camps have a tip box at the front desk, and we recommend using it instead of tipping individuals so that everyone who contributed to your enjoyable experience can share in gratitude, including those working behind the scenes. In most lodging and hotels, it is usually for staff members to offer assistance with your luggage. While it is common to consider tipping as an appropriate gesture, the decision to do so is ultimately at your discretion.
About Kilimanjaro Tipping
These are our recommended tipping guidelines when trekking on Kilimanjaro (not per climber): Guides should receive $15/day, assistant guides should receive $10/day, cooks should receive $10/day, and porters should receive $5/day. For every 2 hikers, we suggest having 1 guide, for every 3 hikers, 1 assistant guide, and for every 8 hikers, 1 cook. The number of porters should meet the following minimums:
– 4 porters per hiker for the 8-day Lemosho Route (minimum of 8 porters)
In some cases, additional porters might be required based on luggage weight. We recommend a budget of $250-300 per hiker for tips during an 8-day trek.
How about Security?
While Tanzania is generally a secure country, it is advisable to exercise caution. Avoid attracting attention by keeping a watchful eye on your personal belongings. It is recommended to refrain from walking in towns or cities after dark and instead, opt for a taxi.
Avoid carrying large amounts of cash or displaying valuable items like cameras, as these can make you a target for pickpockets. Use hotel safety deposit boxes and ensure to obtain a receipt to secure your valuable possessions. Consider leaving valuable jewelry at home to avoid any unwanted attention.
How about Health?
It is essential for all individuals traveling from yellow fever-endemic countries/regions to obtain the yellow fever vaccine. This requirement applies to individuals who are in transit for at least 12 hours or those who venture beyond the immediate airport premises in a yellow fever endemic area. Furthermore, individuals from yellow fever endemic regions traveling via air, marine, or land transportation must also meet this vaccination requirement. The Ministry of Health and Social Welfare of the United Republic of Tanzania has reinstated HEALTH SURVEILLANCE DESKS in all border crossings, ports, and international airports. Therefore, it is crucial to carry your health certificates when entering Tanzania. While malaria is endemic in Tanzania, it is preventable by taking appropriate measures, including using insect repellent, protecting oneself at sundown, sleeping under a mosquito net, and taking anti-malaria prophylactics as prescribed by a medical professional. It is wise to bring prescription medication, spare glasses, contact lenses, solution, sunscreen, a first aid kit, cream for insect bites and stings, and medication for diarrhea.
To enter Tanzania, travelers arriving from or transiting through Uganda or the DRC need to complete a Traveler’s Health Surveillance Form at least 24 hours before their arrival. The completed form will generate a Unique Health Code (UHC), which the traveler needs to present upon arrival. To access the form, please follow this link: https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/. For those arriving directly in Zanzibar, please use this alternative link.
While proof of Covid-19 vaccination is not required, arriving guests are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated. No RT-PCR certificates or Rapid Antigen tests are needed upon arrival; however, guests will undergo thermal and physical screenings. It is essential to review your airlines and international airport(s) pre-boarding testing requirements carefully. Kindly ensure you read and understand the full regulations to avoid any inconvenience during your travel and entry into Tanzania. A significant number of our visitors transit via Amsterdam, and it’s important to note that as of now, passengers who do not exit Schiphol Airport are not subject to Covid-19 testing protocols.