Luxury Tanzania Safari
Look out for birds and tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara
Includes return economy airfares
11 days priced at £8179pp flight and hotel inclusive
Discover Tanzania’s greatest treasures on this wildlife-focussed Journey, taking you from the base of Kilimanjaro to the vast open plains of the Serengeti.
You’ll look for tree-climbing lions on the edge of Lake Manyara’s flat soda lake and soak up the scenery at the Ngorongoro Crater, not only a beautiful landscape, but also home to dense concentrations of game, including the Big Five.
Some of the highlights included are:
- Explore Arusha’s fragrant coffee plantations
- Look out for birds and tree-climbing lions in Lake Manyara
- Admire the dramatic scenery of the Ngorongoro Crater
- Spot the Big Five on safari in the Serengeti
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- Authentic local experiences
- All international & internal flights
- 8 nights in 5* hotels
- Daily lodge activities
- National Park fees
- All meals, soft drinks & house wines except in Arusha
- All transfers
Need to know+
- Arrives: Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA)
- Time difference: GMT+3
- Visa requirements: British passport holders do require a visa, which can be obtained on arrival into Tanzania.
- Language: English & Swahili
- Currency: Tanzanian shilling (TZS)
- Flying time from UK: around 12 hours
- Plug type: same as UK
- Voltage: 220V
Arrive in Kilimanjaro and transfer to Arusha. Many people use this peaceful little town as a base for climbing Kilimanjaro, and there are plenty of relaxed restaurants and bars to choose from. Adventures to be had in the region include Arusha National Park, the3.5million-year-old Laetoli Footprints and the nearby coffee plantations, tranquil fields that you can explore by bicycle or on foot. And don’t forget to try a cup of local coffee too.
Fly by light aircraft to Lake Mayara National Park, where a vast soda lake attracts plenty of birds. There are a large number of elephants here too, as well as buffalo, cheetah and giraffe, but what the park is most famous for is its tree-climbing lions. For something a little bit different, book yourself on a night drive and watch the park come alive after dark. Porcupines, civets and genets are common night-time sightings, and you might be lucky enough to spot a leopard.
Fly on to the Ngorongoro Crater, a giant caldera. Soak up the spectacular views from the rim, then descend 600 metres to the crater floor, where 30,000 animals roam, including black rhino, leopard, lion and giant tusked elephants. It’s a stunning area, and would be well worth a visit even without the animals. Look out for the tell-tale pink of flocks of flamingos on the lakes and keep your fingers crossed for a glimpse of a black-maned lion.
Get close to nature as you hear the lions roar and the elephants trumpet across the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park. Close your eyes and think of Africa, and you are most likely to be thinking of the wide Serengeti plains – tall yellow grasses dotted with acacia trees and the odd rocky outcrop, home to lions, cheetah, hyena, hippo and ostrich, and location for one of nature’s greatest spectacles, the migration of the wildebeest. To finish your Journey in style, take to the skies above the Serengeti in a hot-air balloon and drift slowly across the plains, spotting wildlife as you go (optional, extra cost).
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