Arusha, Ngorongoro Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park
Tanzania Adventure Safari!
Here is what’s included in your safari
Arusha, Tarangire National Park
You will be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to your lodge located just a short drive from Arusha town center in the midst of a working coffee farm.
On the morning of day 2 enjoy a leisurely breakfast and a tour of the coffee plantation. After lunch at your lodge, you are transferred to the airport for the short flight to Tarangire National Park. You are met upon arrival and take your first game drive on the way to the lodge, arriving at Tarangire Treetops in the late afternoon. All meals.
Your aircraft is a custom-crafted Cessna Caravan fitted with bespoke leather seating and a total of just 8 seats in all. The configuration of your aircraft allows maximum comfort whilst offering excellent viewing opportunities through the aircraft’s windows. The Safari Cruiser vehicles offer a similar experience, with premium game viewing from all the seats.
Ngorongoro Highlands & Crater
After your morning game drive, you return to the airstrip for the quick flight to the Lake Manyara airstrip. On arrival, our team from The Manor at Ngorongoro will meet you and take you on a visit of an authentic African market in the township of Karatu. From Karatu, drive through the rich farmlands arriving for high tea at the beautiful Manor at Ngorongoro.
On day 5 a highlight awaits you this morning as you depart after breakfast with a picnic lunch to explore what is commonly referred to the world’s largest wildlife zoo. You travel first to the rim of the crater at 8,000 feet and then descend through the early morning mists 2,000 feet into the crater for a game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera and also one of the world’s seven natural wonders. Due to its size and diversity, the crater is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs to open grassland and sandy dunes. It is an awesome wildlife experience. After a picnic lunch you will visit a nearby Maasai village and return to the Manor for dinner.
Serengeti National Park
Today, you have the option of visiting the Lake Manyara National Park or staying at the lodge to explore the estate. Choose from a host of activities including horseback riding, cycling, an estate tour or a spa treatment or, you may opt to just relax. After lunch you will be driven to the Manyara airstrip for your onward flight to the Serengeti, where upon arrival you will be met by your Migration Camp guide. The afternoon will be spent on a game drive with arrival at Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners. The following day enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park, exploring this famous eco-system and all that it has to offer. Serengeti is undoubtedly the best known wildlife reserve in the world. Within its boundaries are more than three million large animals living in total freedom on the “endless plains”. The savanna plains are broken up with small rock outcrops called “kopjes” and small rivers. The park comprises some 5,700 square miles. It is most famous for the annual migration that takes place every year beginning in early June. Huge herds of wildebeest, estimated at over a million, wind their way north in search of life-sustaining permanent water. Two nights at Serengeti Migration Camp. All meals, drinks and laundry service.
On day 8 it’s time to depart. After breakfast, you have a game drive en route to the airstrip for your scheduled flight to Arusha arriving mid-day. Upon arrival you will have lunch in Arusha Town center before your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departing flight. Breakfast and lunch.
As a native South African, safaris are in Mike's blood. While he has traveled extensively throughout Africa - 12 countries and more safaris than he can count - from Morocco to Namibia (and almost every country in between), his favorite safari experience is still in the Okavango Delta in Botswana. With 20 years in the safari industry, Mike has spent decades fostering close-knit relationships with camps, lodges and guides throughout Africa. As a true safari expert, he personally vets all African Safari Company & Expeditions safari partners in Africa.
Julia's summers as a child were spent exploring her grandparent's farm in Zimbabwe, game parks throughout the region and visiting family in South Africa. These experiences shaped her more than she could have imagined, and in her early 20s she packed her bags and headed to Zambia to manage a camp in the South Luangwa Valley. Julia returned and joined her father, Mike, at African Safari Company in 2001 assisting with special projects until she came on board as the Director of Sales in 2011.
Julia has traveled countless times to Africa: South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Kenya, Tanzania and Morocco vetting safari lodges, meeting guides and exploring game reserves and her favorite African cities (Cape Town being her top pick!). Even after venturing to so many places, she can still easily pick her favorite African safari experiences, one being Kiba Point in the Selous National Park in Tanzania. "Incredible wildlife, amazing guides, the river, sleep outs, hot springs...it has it all!" She has also visited Ecuador and the Galapagos, Peru, the Bahamas, France, Mexico and Jamaica, and is always looking for the next opportunity to explore exotic locales. While her in-depth knowledge spans East and Southern Africa, plus Morocco, we consider her to be our resident Zambia safari expert, South Africa safari expert and Tanzania safari expert. Contact Julia to plan your custom African safari today!
Isaac joined African Safari Co. & Expeditions in 2018. He has extensive experience traveling throughout Latin America and is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish. While his expertise lies in the tropical paradise of of South America, he is excited to hit the ground running in discovering Africa and scouting out the most unique, and adventurous, safari experiences.
Shannon joined the company in 2015 and has since had the incredible opportunity of visiting Kenya, South Africa, Morocco, Zimbabwe and Botswana. Her first trip to Kenya is where she fell in love with the people, wildlife and the soul of a safari. She now managers web design & marketing for African Safari Co. & Expeditions.
Elliot joined the African Safari Co. team, and the world, in June of 2016. He begin as our official Director of Naps and has since traveled to South Africa and Guatemala and has been promoted to Vice President of chaos. Elliot is excited to continue to grow with the company, quite literally speaking, and travel the world in search of new adventures!
Bogey has been with the African Safari Co. since 2014. While he unfortunately can not travel to Africa, for a natural fear of lions, he loves being in the office and helping to keep everyone on their toes and on time for daily walks.