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8 Day Tanzania 5 Star

This luxurious safari hits the top destinations in Tanzania’s famed Northern Circuit in style. This cluster is comprised of the best African game parks in close proximity. The Tanzania Premium Safari packs more fun in one week than possibly anything else one could do in the same time period. We are talking: Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the endless plains of the Serengeti. 

  • This safari departs every other day beginning on January 1, 2014.
  • Game drives are provided on a shared vehicle basis.
  • This safari departs from Arusha daily with two or more people (no singles).
  • International flights not included.

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport; meet and greet your guide and transfer to your hotel.


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Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge
Meal Plan: Welcome Dinner
Activity: Airport arrival, meeting and greeting your safari guide. Transfer to your hotel to rest and relax.
Your host will be on hand when you arrive at the airport and will take you to Arusha Coffee Lodge. Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home that dates back to the early 1900’s. Enjoy freshly brewed Tanzania coffee, drink or a meal whilst you relax and unwind after your flight. The lodge features an ‘a la carte’ restaurant, an intimate bar and a cozy lounge, all of which possess inviting open log fires that will fill the cool night air with comforting warmth and a welcoming glow.  If you’re ready for sleep, you’ll immediately relax in your luxurious room, with its fine linens. In the morning you’ll be refreshed and ready to go. Who says a safari has to be rustic? 

Day 2: Fly to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire and enjoy an afternoon game drive.


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Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning tour of The Burke Coffee Estate. Lunch in the garden. Fly to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire. Afternoon game drive.
After a hearty safari breakfast, you take a leisurely drive to The Burka Coffee Estate for a tour followed by an alfresco lunch in the garden. After lunch you will be chauffeured to Arusha Airport to board the Executive Grand Caravan and fly to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park. At the airstrip, you will be met for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park. The park is a dry-season refuge for a variety of game. Migratory animals like elephants, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and buffalo gather at the Tarangire River in impressive numbers and as always, the predators follow. The variety of species also makes the park a bird-watchers paradise.
Your accommodation, Tarangire Treetops Lodge features the Main Lodge which encases a thousand year-old baobab tree and 20 tree houses all of which are elevated above the ground affording views over the tops of surrounding marula and baobab trees. Enjoy a hearty safari dinner at the lodge followed by rest and relaxation.   


Day 3: Morning and afternoon game drives at Tarangire National Park.


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Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Enjoy game drives, a game walk, visit to a Maasai Village and sundowners.
You spend another day at Tarangire National Park with a full day of activities including game drives, a game walk, visits to an authentic Maasai village, sundowners atop Sunset Hill and a night game drive. Named after the river that flows through the park, Tarangire is one of the lesser known parks in Tanzania, giving it a real air of undiscovered Africa. Famous for its tree climbing pythons, massive baobabs and large herds of elephant, Tarangire National Park is small but still home to a significant wildlife population, with a density of wildlife matched only by Ngorongoro. Birding is particularly good here; the swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus over 450 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world! Lunch and dinner will be served at Treetops You will meet your fellow travelers in time for an afternoon game drive and later return to your lodge for the evening.  

Day 4: Fly to Manyara Airstrip and then transfer to Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy

Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning game drive at Tarangire, transfer to Kuro Airstrip for your flight to Manyara Airstrip. Transfer to your lodge. Visit an African Market.
After breakfast you proceed for a game drive through the Tarangire National Park. With an area of 525 sq. miles, Tarangire provides endless opportunities to observe its abundance of wildlife including buffalos, elephants, lions and a vast number of antelopes. Stop at leisure for a picnic lunch on your way to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire and connect with your flight to Manyara Airstrip. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your lodge where you will check in to your charming cottage style accommodation, The Manor at Ngorongoro. Thereafter, you will be chauffeured to the township of Karatu on a visit of an authentic African market returning to The Manor in time for high-tea. 

Day 5: A full day exploring the Ngorongoro Crater.

Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Descend to the crater floor and enjoy a full day of game viewing and picnic lunch.
After an early breakfast, you descend to the Ngorongoro Crater. Today you spend the day on the crater floor viewing game; as many as 30,000 animals populate the crater. Lions, cheetahs, and jackals prey upon large herds of zebra, wildebeest, and antelope. The lake on the floor of the crater supports wading hippos and a myriad of bird life. Elephants are rare within the crater, though lone, non-breeding bulls roam the region, their great tusks reaching out before them. In between you will be served a picnic hamper lunch on the crater floor. You return to your lodge late afternoon for rest and relaxation.  

Day 6: Transfer to Manyara Airstrip for your flight to Serengeti National Park


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Meal Plan: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Option to visit Lake Manyara in the morning or stay at the lodge. After lunch, transfer to Manyara Airstrip for flight to Serengeti. Afternoon game drive.
This morning, 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 (1 treatment per person) or, you may opt to just relax. After lunch you will be driven to the Manyara airstrip for your onward flight to the seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti that open up across the horizon. These grasslands draw all manner of African game to graze - zebras, migrating wildebeests, antelope – and these animals in turn attract all manner of predators – lions, cheetahs, hyenas – that follow the great herds as they roam in search of water. We are pulled here as well, to witnesses the entire spectacle; the interconnection of land and wildlife, of predator and prey, to experience the circle of life, staged on the wide horizon.  The afternoon will be spent on a game drive returning to Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners. You will spend the next 2 nights at this well-appointed tented camp. 

Day 7: Morning and afternoon game drives at Serengeti National Park.


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Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives at Serengeti.
After breakfast you will spend the full day exploring the vast Serengeti. Except for a late summer and fall visit to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, the migrating wildebeest spend most of the year traversing the Serengeti. Depending on the time of year, the hundreds of thousands wildebeests accompanied by zebras and gazelles, follow the rain in search of fresh forage. A second day at Serengeti National Park puts most visitors on the track of the herd. Enjoy a Bush lunch, after which the afternoon will be spent game viewing. You will return to Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners and dinner. 

Day 8: Fly to Arusha; airport departure transfer


Accommodation: Arusha Coffee Lodge (Day room)
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
Activity: Guided game walk after breakfast, game drive en route to airstrip for your flight to Arusha.
After breakfast explore along the banks of the great Grumeti River on a guided game walk. Thereafter enjoy a leisurely lunch and a game drive en-route to the airstrip for your onward flight to Arusha, where on arrival, you will be met by our representative and chauffeured to Arusha Coffee Lodge. On arrival, a day room to freshen up and relax is available to you. Your driver-guide will then transfer you to Kilimanjaro International Airport and see that you get there in plenty of time for your flight. We want the last hours of your Tanzania safari to be as relaxed and trouble-free as the rest of the trip has been. As you head for home you will be leaving with a lot of fond memories of your Tanzania safari. 
Rates from January 01 To March 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 6258 6025 5848 5705 5661
Single room supplement (US$) 2269 2269 2269 2269 2269
Rates from April 01 To May 25
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 5605 5505 5402 5204 5107
Single room supplement (US$) 2025 2025 2025 2025 2025
Rates from May 27 To December 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 6258 6025 5848 5705 5661
Single room supplement (US$) 2269 2269 2269 2269 2269

5 Stars Plus safaris Package Costs include:

  • Our 5 Stars Plus safaris properties as detailed in itinerary
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All arrival and departure transfers
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Complimentary soft drinks, juices, coffee, tea and bottled water during meals
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Arusha
  • Domestic flight between parks as indicated in itinerary - Arusha > Tarangire > Manyara > Serengeti > Arusha
  • Transportation in chauffeur driven 4x4 safari cruiser with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography
  • Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle
  • Services of high caliber guides provided by your accommodations.
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each 4x4  safari cruiser
  • On safari accessories in the vehicles: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, cool box and fire extinguisher.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicle during game drives
  • Complimentary dayroom in Arusha on last day prior to international departure
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • Flying Doctor Service providing air ambulance and evacuation services in case of a medical emergency.
5 Stars Plus Safaris Package Costs exclude:
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).
  • Nonalcoholic and alcoholic cocktails and any other alcoholic drinks
  • Any international flight and departure taxes
  • Laundry services
  • Holiday supplements: Christmas, New Year and Easter.
  • Visa fees/application
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any other item(s) or events not included in our itinerary.

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