Elegant Dream Fly-in Safari
This opulent safari travels including both northern and southern Tanzania, you will stay at four chic sister camps that are ideally situated for seeing wildlife.
This itinerary is based on a luxury category; you can always upgrade the type of accommodation of your choice! Our expert staff will help customize your dream safari holiday that meets all your travel requirements. Prices are per person on sharing basis.
When you arrive at the airport and have your bags in hand, a guide with a name board will welcome you.
Take a light plane to Tarangire from the domestic terminal, and as you approach the airport after around 40 minutes, keep a watch out for wildlife. You will be greeted by an Oliver’s Camp guide for the hour-long game drive back to camp, which will follow the eastern edge of the Silale Swamp.
Overnight at Oliver’s Camp
NB: The suggested arrival window is from 7 am to 2 pm. Local flights end at 3 o’clock. If you arrive after 2:00 p.m., you must spend the night in Arusha before taking a flight to Tarangire National Park the following day.
Embrace morning and afternoon game excursions today to look for elands, oryxes, wildebeests, zebras, and the park’s numerous elephants. To find the greatest wildlife viewing opportunities as they arise, your local professional driver-guide draws on years of knowledge in the bush. After lunch, you could like to take full advantage of extra-charged activities like a walking expedition and a canoe cruise of Lake Gursi.
Overnight at Oliver’s Camp
From Oliver’s, take a breathtaking 20-minute fly to the airstrip at Lake Manyara before continuing by safari vehicle. Visit Mto wa Mbu’s market, where the stalls are bursting with colorful native cuisine. Afterwards, take a tuk-tuk ride like a native to experience the village from a different angle as you pass through the nearby neighborhood and rice fields. You will be driven up the Ngorongoro Crater, along its rim, and on through tough but stunning landscape to The Highlands, where you will arrive in about two and a half hours after leaving the busy, dusty town of Karatu.
Overnight at The Highlands Ngorongoro Lodge.
As a result of your accommodations’ great location, you can descend into the crater this morning and arrive before most other visitors to see the local fauna when it is most active. As flocks of crowned cranes keep jackals at bay, lion prides and hyena clans patrol among herds of zebra, wildebeest, and Thomson’s gazelle. Come looking for large-tusked elephants as well. The rhinoceros are another factor.
To help you get the most out of your outing, we’ll pack a picnic lunch that you can eat beneath a tree shade. You don’t have to be concerned about your devices running out of charge or your beverages becoming warm because we have seven-seater enclosed vans with power outlets and refrigerators.
Every evening, we congregate here for pre-dinner beverages and to swap wildlife-related tales from the previous day.
Overnight at The Highland Ngorongoro Lodge.
Get up early and have a cup of tea or coffee to start the day. Before going on a game drive or a walk, have breakfast. Alternatively, pack a picnic. With an NCA ranger, descend into the Empakaai Crater and hike to the soda lake, which is well-known for the pink flamingos that swarm there and tint the shoreline pink. The Highlands is the sole property in this area that can provide a pleasant half-day tour on this area.
You’ve heard about Maasai culture, so today Learn about the Maasai people’s customary way of life by spending an afternoon with them in a nearby village. Consider shopping at a nearby market or accompany the herders as they bring their livestock back to the boma for the evening. Visitors might also be allowed to visit a nearby school, based on the time of year.
At night, enjoy a superb three-course dinner while sipping wine or whiskey beside a roaring fire.
Overnight at The Highlands Ngorongoro Lodge.
Leaving The Highlands by 4WD after breakfast to Lake Manyara Airstrip will allow you to quickly travel to Serengeti. From there, you can catch a short flight. For the pick up to Namiri, a guide will meet you there. You’ll get there in time for lunch. Keep a look out of large cats while enroute.
Siesta time is to be enjoyed after a leisurely lunch. Take a book to read or simply unwind while taking in the sights and sounds of the bush. After refueling with afternoon tea, set out on a game drive for the afternoon or evening to enjoy sundowners. You’ll return in time for dinner and beverages by the campfire.
Overnight at Namiri Plains Camp.
Every day, there are two game drives: one in the early morning and one in the late afternoon. Discover the region’s big cats, including lions, cheetahs, and occasionally the elusive leopard, with the help of our knowledgeable guides. The large wildebeest herds also pass through during their migration between May and October.
Overnight at Namiri Plains Camp.
Arriving at Seronera Airstrip after a leisurely one and a half hour, onboard your small plane for the two hour journey over remote Tanzania to Msembe Airstrip. Following that, you and your guide from Jabali will go on one and a half-hour scenic game drive to the camp while keeping an eye out for elephants and lion prides near the Mwagusi River.
Overnight at Jabali Ridge.
Explore the beauty of Ruaha, a normal day begins with a wake-up call in the early morning with tea or coffee. After breakfast, set out on your first game drive adventure of the day, or pack a picnic to bring along. Return to camp in time for a freshen up before lunch.
Time to relax in the middle of the day. Visit the spa, swim in the pool, or read a book. After that, take a walk or go on a wildlife drive in the evening with sundowners. Drinks at the bar and a leisurely meal outside are great ways to round off the day.
Overnight at Jabali Ridge.
Have a leisurely 45-minute ride to the airport this morning before your hour-and-a-half flight to Nyerere National Park, you ought to have plenty of time to take in the changing scenery before arrival. You might see hippos and crocodiles just on lake shore during the 30-minute trip to Roho ya Selous.
At Roho ya Selous, a day begins with a cup of tea or coffee and an early wake-up call. Have breakfast at the campsite or pack it to take with you on your morning wildlife drive. You’ll return in time for lunch at the camp.
It’s time to unwind in the afternoon. Sit down for a nap, read a book, or swim in the pool. Refuel with afternoon tea before boarding our boat to cruise on the lake and sip a G&T. See elephants coming down for a drink and birds breeding on the islands as you float past crocodiles just on shorelines and hippos in the shallow water from a safe distance. Go on a fishing trip after a boat safari. Tiger fish and many species of catfish can be found in good numbers in the rivers.
Drinks over the campfire and an unhurried dinner will cap off the ideal day.
Overnight at Roho ya Selous.
Enjoy the animal viewing on your final half-hour game drive from Roho ya Selous to Siwandu Airstrip, which skirts the edge of Lake Nzerakera. Then, relax on board your small aircraft as it flies across Nyerere National Park to Dar es Salaam, landing there after about 45 minutes ready to catch your international flight back home.
These 14 days of the trip are like a year for us to be unable to say goodbye.
Inclusions / Exclusions
- Airport Meet and Greet with Private Transfers
- Professional English-speaking safari guide
- Domestic Light Aircraft
- All Meals
- Park Fees and All Taxes
- High-end Accommodations
- 24/7 on-call Support
- Additional Services
- Travel Insurance
- International Flights
- Visa Fees
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.