Tembo Adventure and Safari invites you to join in this safari holiday in Tanzania! Experience the best African natural wonders like the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. You will venture yourself in the northern circuit on the national parks such as Lake Manyara National Park and Tarangire for a wild experience. Enjoy the adventure of your life with great accommodations situated in the best position for game viewing.
Airport transfer included: Kilimanjaro International Airport
Discover the essence of Africa in the comfort of The Kibo Palace Hotel. Unwind in the beautifully appointed guestrooms whether travelling for business or leisure with all the facilities of a contemporary luxury hotel.
Intimate corridors usher you into elegant guestrooms and suites with unmatched luxury. Each choice of accommodation has been designed and furnished with the most discerning guest in mind. You will be staying here on the first and second nights of the safari.
After enjoying a long leisurely game drive between herds of wild animals and along miles of Africa’s seemingly endless roads, you will come over a slight rise and the lodge appears almost immediately below you.
Built to blend in with the vastness of its surroundings, the Tarangire Sopa Lodge lies hidden among the kopjes, ancient baobab and grasses of the Tarangire National Park.
While the circular guest suites with their high, conical roofs fan out to either side of the public areas, it is worth mentioning a word of caution here. Because the lodge is not fenced in any way, wild animals are at liberty to come and go as they please and transits to your room and back might be delayed by an elephant or two. This is the only reason the guards will insist on taking you out at night.
Once inside the coolness of your room, you will be delighted with its space and airiness and also the views from its sheltered veranda. With its mini-bar, two double beds and an extremely spacious, well appointed bathroom, you can only wish that you were staying an extra night. You will be staying here on the third and fourth nights of the safari.
Located on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, home to many thousands of wild and rare animals, Serengeti Sopa Lodge lies within an area of out-standing natural beauty. An oasis of cool relaxation from the equatorial sun.
The lodge allows its guests to experience magnificent sights and enjoy interaction with the land and animals difficult to find elsewhere while enjoying the highest level of cuisine and hospitality.
With the Sopa tradition of excellence, it goes without saying that the fully en-suite guestrooms and suites have been designed, decorated, and furnished with only your total comfort in mind.
As you enter the room, you will find a lounge with a mini bar. In the front is a veranda with two comfortable chairs and a coffee table and with glass windows facing the vast Serengeti plains which extend as far as the naked eye can see.
The interior of the suites are painted with the same colors as the main building, terracotta, mustard, and blue, which is incorporated in the fabrics. A veranda extends from the room facing the plains, ideal for relaxing and watching the spectacular Serengeti sunset. You will be staying here on the fifth and sixth nights of the safari.
Facing the always magnificent sunsets to the west and located at the highest point on Ngorongoro crater’s entire rim, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge stands well over half a kilometer above the crater floor and offers unparalleled views across this enormous caldera.
Themed around traditionally circular African houses with conical roofs and decorated with examples of Africa’s rich tapestry of artistic traditions by way of rich woodcarvings and sculptures, the lodge harmonizes perfectly with its dramatic surroundings.
Brightly colored flowers of many species of shrubs border the paved pathways which lead away from both sides of the swimming pool to our guest rooms which are built to the same design.
When you step through your door, you will probably hold your breath while you stare over the two queen-sized beds and through the window walling of the lower level enclosed solarium at the view of the crater beyond.
All rooms are equipped with amenities to ensure maximum comfort during your stay like wake up calls and complimentary coffee and tea, all of which will help to kick start an early morning game drive. You will be staying here on the seventh or eight night of the safari.
Regularly voted one of the best hotels in the world, this unique lodge in Tanzania clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from the floor of the Crater 600 metes below.
Strung around the Crater rim, each with its own rock-enclosed balcony, the luxury Ngorongoro accommodation features brass lamps, embossed leather headboards, wild wood mirrors, Maasai carvings, and stylized prehistoric cave paintings. Each room enjoys uninterrupted views over the crater's unmatched splendor. You will be staying here on the seventh or eight night of the safari.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and after clearing all immigration formalities, you will meet your tour guide and he will drive you to Arusha to enjoy a dinner and an overnight stay at Kibo Palace Hotel.
You will be picked up from the hotel at 8:30 a.m. and after a short briefing, you will be driven to Tarangire National Park for a game drive with a picnic lunch. Tarangire was named after the Tarangire River which rises in Tanzania’s central highland and supports the ecosystem of Tarangire.
The river lures thousands of plains to its banks with a large variety of carnivores, herbivores, and predators. You will enjoy another afternoon and evening game drive during the trip to the Tarangire Sopa Lodge for a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.
After breakfast, you will be driven from Tarangire to Serengeti National Park for a game drive in the park. You will be able to see leopards, lions, cheetah, and many others. The game will be followed by picnic lunch. You will enjoy another afternoon and evening game drive during the trip to the Tarangire Sopa Lodge for a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.
During these days, you will enjoy full-day game drives at the Serengeti National Park. This park boasts one of the most varied collections of wildlife on the planet. Even during the down time, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle roam there along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo, as the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas, and jackals stalk their meals. The game drives will be followed by a picnic lunch at the lodge where you will also enjoy a dinner and an overnight stay.
Early in the morning, you will enjoy a game drive as you exit the Serengeti National Park heading to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will enjoy a packed lunch during the trip. Upon arrival at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will have the rest of the day to rest and enjoy a dinner and an overnight stay at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
After an early breakfast, you will be driven to the Ngorongoro Crater to descend into the largest intact volcanic crater in the world for a complete tour followed by a picnic lunch at the location within the crater.
With more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the Big Five. After a busy day in the crate, you will return to the lodge to enjoy a delicious dinner and an overnight stay.
After a breakfast in the lodge, you will be driven to the Lake Manyara National Park. You will have a packed lunch during the trip. After a game drive at the Lake Manyara National Park, you will drive to Arusha town to enjoy a dinner and an overnight stay at Kibo Palace Hotel.
You will enjoy a morning breakfast and then you will be transferred to the Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to take you flight to return home.
This retreat will take place at five different places in Tanzania, Africa. You will visit Arusha, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation area, the Tarangire National Park, and the Manyara National Park.
Tarangire National Park is home to elephants and giant Baobab trees in northern Tanzania. The park is located along Arusha Dodoma road approximately 115 kilometers from Arusha City. Named after the Tarangire River, an important source of water crossing the park area, the park covers an area approximately of 2,800 square kilometers supporting a huge wildlife population.
The Serengeti National Park, covering 14,763 square kilometers is the greatest world’s heritage site and wildlife sanctuary. Serengeti is known for the most breath taking events in the animal kingdom like the the wildebeest migration involving hundreds of thousands wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles followed by attendant predators pound the plains every year.
Since the park is so tremendously large, the terrain varies widely. Central Serengeti is a vast, treeless plains and savannah, dotted with acacia trees, magnificent rock outcrops called kopjes, riverine bush, and thick scrub. In other regions, you can see winding streams, fast-moving rivers, small swamps, and lakes.
These features give the park a fascinating variety of habitats. The park contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in the seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders.
The Ngorongoro Crater within Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the largest caldera in the world. Surrounded by very steep walls rising 610 meters from the crater floor, this natural amphitheater covers approximately 260 square kilometers and is home to over 25,000 large mammals.
There are gazelles, buffaloes, elands, hartebeests, warthogs, and rare rhinoceros. Occasionally, Maasai people can also be seen bringing their cattle down the crater walls to the lake below. Such vast numbers of animals attract many predators, including lions, hyenas, cheetahs, leopards, and varieties of birds including flamingos.
The Lake Manyara National Park, covering 330 square kilometers stretches over 50 kilometers along the base of rift valley escarpment. The compact game-viewing circuit through Lake Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the safari experience.
Located 125 kilometers to the west of Arusha, the park endowed with lush groundwater forest where hundred strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and out sized forest hornbills honk in the high canopy.
Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between acacias while the diminutive Kirk’s dik dik forages in their shade.
Pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that steams and bubbles adjacent to the lake shore in the far south of the park. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to bird life with more than 400 species found including thousands of pink flamingos as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants, and storks.
During this safari adventure, you will be served three daily delicious and locally served meals.
Please book your flight to arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Tembo Adventure and Safari will pick you up from the airport.