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March - See the Big 5 on the Serengeti
The first few months of the year see calving season on the Serengeti, with huge amounts of wildlife. Take in other areas of this wonderful country too, and follow your safari with a stay on the beautiful beaches of Mombasa or Zanzibar for the ultimate African adventure.
For more safari holiday ideas visit our dedicated website at www.safariescapes.co.uk
A superb Tanzania safari itinerary through contrasting landscapes with excellent opportunities for game viewing. Combine Lake Manyara with the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring Serena Lodges.
Day 1: Sunday - Depart
Fly from Heathrow on Kenya Airways overnight to Nairobi.
Day 2: Monday - Arusha
On arrival connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro airport, near Arusha. Transfer to the lodge which offers a haven of calm and serenity just outside the hustle and bustle of Arusha. Overnight: Serena Mountain Village. (lunch and dinner included).
Day 3: Tuesday - Lake Manyara
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park (150 km), famous for its tree-climbing lions. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge stands high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff, and commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley. Afternoon game drive. Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Day 4: Wednesday - Serengeti
Drive to the world-famous Serengeti National Park (235 km). Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, set high on a ridge commanding panoramic views, draws its inspiration from the circular ‘rondavel’ dwellings and winding paths of a traditional Masai village. An afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Day 5: Thursday - Serengeti
Take an early morning balloon flight over the Serengeti and a ‘bubbly’ bush breakfast (optional extra £295) or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Later enjoy an afternoon game drive. Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Day 6: Friday - Ngorongoro Crater
Travel to the Ngorongoro Crater (200 km) via Olduvai Gorge, and check in to your lodge which is perched on the jagged rim of the Crater. The afternoon is at leisure. Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Day 7: Saturday - Ngorongoro Crater
Drive down into the Crater for a half-day of game viewing. This extinct volcano plays host to wildebeest, zebras, buffaloes, gazelles, elephants, rhinos and big cats. Visit a local Masai village (time permitting). Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (breakfast, lunch and dinner included).
Day 8: Sunday - Beach or return
Return to Arusha (200 km) and fly to Nairobi, then proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow. (breakfast included).
SUGGESTED ITINERARY - SERENA SERENGETI SAFARI
6 night Driving Safari
For other Tanzania safari itineraries visit the Tanzania Safari section of our website!
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5* Emerald Dream of Zanzibar
A stylish, luxurious hotel set on a magnificent stretch of beach that seems to go on forever, the Emerald Dream of Zanzibar combines high standards, stylish rooms an unbeatable value for money. Various dining options and sumptuous rooms are amongst the highlights - along with that beach, of course!
7 nights All Inclusive
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4* Breezes Beach Club
This friendly, family-owned hotel, on a pristine Zanzibar beach, is the perfect choice for a romantic tropical escape. Attention to detail, private and intimate dining, stunning Zanzibari décor of brightly polished brass, rich fabrics and striking carvings, all combine to create a stylish and charming
7 nights Half Board