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Overview
Days of operation from Arusha Town Centre – Monday and Wednesday Starts at Arusha Town Centre (briefing is at Four Points by Sheraton Arusha Hotel) We recommend you book Four Points by Sheraton Arusha Hotel for a pre-night if required Ends at Arusha Town Centre Safari departs Four Points by Sheraton Arusha Hotel at 1400hrs. Clients must be in Arusha and at the hotel in time of the briefing by 1230hrs latest. The earliest departure from Kilimanjaro International Airport on the last day of the safari should be after 1600 hours.
Detailed Itinerary

Afternoon 1400hrs join seat in vehicle safari and 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.

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 lodge arriving for dinner
Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Nestled in the acacia woodland on the edge of the escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti National Park, one of the most famous parks in the world, and host to the largest and most spectacular annual migration of the wildebeest. The lodge is set in the Nyarboro Hills, in the South West overlooking the Serengeti Plains.

The lodge offers 69 standard rooms, all with 2 queen size beds, carpeted, and tastefully furnished with local fabrics and pictures. On entering the room there is a lounge with a mini bar. In the front is a veranda with 2 comfortable chairs and coffee table, with glass windows facing the vast Serengeti plains which extend as far as the eye can see. The rooms have en-suite bathrooms. A veranda extends from the room facing the plains, ideal for relaxing and watching game

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. It is possible to book an optional Balloon Safari at a supplementary cost.
Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro with a picnic lunch viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping en route for a picnic lunch. You visit a Maasai village. Continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater arriving for dinner
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest. Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

All of the 91 double bedrooms are very spacious and each have two queen sized beds and a separate dressing area. Each room has a glass fronted veranda, to enjoy a private view of the Crater. The lodge has 6 single rooms, all of which have a queen-sized beds and glass fronted sliding doors.

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. But the drama does not just stop with the great outdoors: it also flows through the split-level interiors of the main building which all offer an unsurpassed generosity of space while somehow managing to combine an almost magically welcoming ambience of both warmth and comfort.

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 Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

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 lodge, enjoy a game drive en route. After lunch board your safari vehicle and enjoy an afternoon game viewing within the park.
Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Hidden among the kopjes, lies Tarangire Sopa Lodge, surrounded by ancient baobab trees. It is the home to one of the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa, and other game including the elusive leopard. Over 400 bird species have been identified within the park. With water constantly available through the Tarangire River, the greenery is lush providing a wonderful contrast to the burnt ground.

Spacious and airy with marble floors, the lobby has glass sliding doors that open out to a veranda where one can relax and enjoy the view. The ceiling has a wooden finishing, and the décor with plants in strategic places, gives it a feeling of total relaxation, much needed after the long and dusty drive to the lodge. There is also a swimming pool for those that want to take a refreshing dip.

The lodge boasts 75 spacious rooms, all with a private lounge on entering with a mini bar. Each room is carpeted, has 2 queen size beds with a mosquito net around them. Ceiling fans keep the rooms cool and glass sliding doors that open out on to a balcony, with a great view of the landscape beyond.

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 you are dropped off at the city centre for onward arrangements.
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Inclusions

Meet and Greet services
Seat in shared 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 during game drives

Exclusions

International flights
Visas
Airport tax (pay direct)
Driver guide or local escort gratuities
Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
Medical insurance, evacuation cover and travel insurance

Notes

Child Rates Available on Request
Children younger than age 7 are not permitted on our seat in vehicle safaris. We welcome young children on private safaris.
One child aged 7-11 years sharing with 2 adults pays 55% of safari cost
Two children aged 7-11 years sharing their own room pay 75% of adult rate

Supplements - Price Available on Request
Festive and New Year Supplement - 24 Dec to 01 Jan
Easter Supplement - 10 April to 13 April
Sole Participant Supplement - This supplement is for a participants arriving and departing alone to cover the transfer costs. Participants travelling alone cannot be confirmed unless at least three other participants are already booked on the departure

Additional remarks
We may have to reroute 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.

Passenger Information
Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris.
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.
Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate.
Transfers may be in a two-wheel drive 7 passenger minibus or 24 passenger coach.

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. It will be handed over to you on your return from safari. Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points.

Departure Period

26 Jun, 2020 to 31 Oct, 2020
AUD 5,262 P P twin share
AUD 6,073 P P single

02 Nov, 2020 to 15 Dec, 2020
AUD 4,603 P P twin share
AUD 5,226 P P single

16 Dec, 2020 to 31 Dec, 2020
AUD 5,262 P P twin share
AUD 6,073 P P single

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