8 days / 7 nights

Simba Safari D – Wellworth JRO/JRO – PRIVATE BASIS

Inclusions

meals
accomodation
activities
transfer
sightseeing

Themes

Adventure
Family
Safari
Summer

Snapshot

Starts at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport

Inclusions

  • Meet and greet services
  • Exclusive 4x4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 7 clients per vehicle) 
  • Services of a bilingual English speaking driver-guide 
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Game drives and crater tour  
  • All accommodation and meals as specified 
  • All park fees and government taxes 
  • Mineral water provided  during game drives

Exclusions

  • Air Tickets (International / Domestic)
  • Visa and Insurance
  • Hotel Taxes
  • Suggested optional activities/ tours if any.
  • Any meals / snacks other than mentioned in the itinerary 
  • Camera Fee and any other entertainment charges
  • Tips of any kind – Guides, Driver, Cruise Crew, etc.
  • Portages at airport
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Telephone etc 
  • Beverages of any kind

Itinerary

Day 1
Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport (flight booked by agent), where guests are met and transferred to their hotel located a short distance from Arusha Town Centre.

Overnight Gran Melia Arusha Hotel on bed and breakfast basis (deluxe room)

Gran Meliá Arusha

An oasis within Arusha set out on 18 acres of beautiful landscaped coffee and tea plantations. Pure tranquillity with spectacular views of Mount Meru. Gran Meliá Arusha offers a unique experience combining the most exciting once-in-a-lifetime safari destination with world class service.

Modern design inspired by the local Tanzanian tribes and emulating the rich coffee bean colours. All the 40 m2 rooms have their own private balcony to enjoy the beautiful lush views over Arusha City and take in the red skies of the African sunset. Equipped with a king-size bed or two single beds, 65-inch TV, minibar, free Wi-Fi and air-conditioning
Day 2
Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park

Morning at leisure with safari briefing followed by lunch. Afternoon depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn North West and continue the journey through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.

Overnight at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge on full board basis

Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Nestled on the rim of the Great Rift Valley with amazing views over Lake Manyara, the lodge is set in lush green gardens, alive with the sounds of the many birds that frequent the property. Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge is the ideal base for a visit to Lake Manyara National Park.  Sitting around the outside fireplace watching the sun setting over the Great Rift Valley and listening to the humming of the birds in the background is a wonderful way to relax before your delicious evening meal. The lodge has a dining room where international, traditional and fusion cuisine is served inside and out. A relaxing lounge, cigar bar, television room, billiards room, internet cafe and children's activity room, plus a conference room are all located in the spectacular main house. There is also a beautiful rim flow swimming pool, an outside fireplace, a boutique and a spa.

 

The lodge 48 suites and 2 luxury 2 bedroom villas are all air-conditioned, tastefully decorated and have panoramic views of the surrounding area. Rooms are equipped with en suite bathrooms with bath, and inside and outside showers. Room facilities include a fireplace, mini bar, safe, wi-fi and private balcony.

Day 3
Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues North West across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate.  Complete the formalities and enter the park with game viewing en route to the camp arriving for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Ole Serai Luxury Camp (Serengeti) on a full board basis

Ole Serai Luxury Camps (Turner Springs & Moru Kopjes)

The Camp is tastefully decorated with all the amenities one would expect in a 5-star luxury camp. All the 20 luxury tents in each camp are en suite with flushing toilets and pressurized running showers.  There is 24-hour electric power supply.  The tents and the guest areas have been specifically designed to offer guests an optimum 180-degree view while on their bed or while enjoying their meal and drinks. They bring travellers as close to nature as possible from the covered verandas.  These stunning views embrace the sparsely spaced acacia tortillas trees with the abundance of animals in the vicinity making the experience awe-inspiring.

The evenings can be enjoyed sitting around the fireplace while exchanging the day's adventures with other guests sipping cocktails or having meals where the background music is nature's unique sounds mostly dominated by the lions roaring as if in celebration to welcome you.  The camps are conveniently located less than 40 minutes from Seronera Airstrip.  All the essential roads/routes for game drives in and around Seronera are easily accessible from the campsite
Day 4
Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Overnight at Ole Serai Luxury Camp (Serengeti) on a full board basis

Day 5
Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping en route for a picnic lunch.  Continue to your lodge, at the edge of the Ngorongoro Forest for dinner and overnight.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge on a full board basis (with picnic lunch)

Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge

A 5-star colonial lodge situated on a picturesque hill with spectacular views onto Oldeani Mountain. The lodge is elevated with 360-degree views that extend all the way to Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara. The property is set on 40 acres of pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of birds.

The lodge is accessed over a pond and one's first impressions is the grand central hallway with wooden trusses looking out over the fire place, infinity pool and out onto the Mount Oldeani, which is part of the caldera of the world famous Ngorongoro crater, only 12km away!   All 50 suites have infinite views of the surrounding area.  All rooms are tastefully decorated with all the amenities one would expect in a 5-star luxury lodge, inclusive of inside and outside shower, bath-tub, air-conditioning, fire places, wi-fi, mini bar, safe, tea-coffee percolator and private deck terrace.

The spectacular stone main house has all the luxuries including main lounge, grand central hallway, dining room, spa, boutique, conference room, media (TV) room, outside fire place, rim flow pool, billiards room, internet cafe and children’s activity room.

Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest natural wildlife arena. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. A truly unique wildlife experience.  Return to the lodge in the late afternoon.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge on a full board basis (with picnic lunch)

Day 7
Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park

Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head south east past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu Village. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment turning south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here to the camp, enjoy a game drive en route. After lunch board your safari vehicle and enjoy an afternoon game viewing within the park.  

Overnight at Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kuru on a full board basis

Ole Serai Luxury Camp Kuro

The latest jewel in the Wellworth Collection, Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Kuro is set in the heart of Tarangire National Park.  Offering stylish, spacious tents with a full en suite bathroom including flushing toilet and pressurised shower, guest will fell well at home.  Extensive verandahs provide guests with views of the bush, dotted with massive baobab trees and teeming with wildlife. 

Evenings can be shared exchanging stories with other travellers and enjoying cocktails in the lounge or world class dining in the restaurant.  Facilities include WiFi and 24-hour electricity. 

Tarangire National Park is known for large elephant herds and remarkable baobab trees.  The park is also a paradise for ornithologists featuring hundreds of unique species.  The big five can be spotted in this park and Ole Serai Luxury Camp - Kuro puts you in the perfect location to enjoy the most this park has to offer.

Day 8
Tarangire National Park - Arusha

Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha lunch is provided followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect international departure flight (booked by agent).

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Accomodations

3 STAR
Gran Melia Arusha Hotel or Similar, Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge or Similar, Ole Serai Luxury Camp or Similar or similar
5 STAR
Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge or Similar or similar

Policies

  • Above rates are subject to availability.
  • Cancellation charges as per company policy.
  • The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
  • In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
  • In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
  • Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.
Passenger Information

Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safari. 
All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in or may be left behind at the pilot’s discretion.
Travellers’ cheques generally are not accepted in East Africa.  US bank notes cannot be older than 2004 and must have the most current security markings (large portrait of the presidents).


Additional remarks
We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.
Passengers arriving to Kenya and Tanzania may be required to provide proof of vaccination against yellow fever.


Luggage
Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65x46 cm.
Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at time of briefing for storage in Arusha.  Additional costs of USD 40.00 NETT per booking will apply to handle excess luggage until your return to Arusha from the safari. This service can be pre-booked alternatively clients can pay for this directly on the ground.

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