6 Day Luxury Lodge Safari

6 Day Luxury Lodge Safari

per person
 

6 Day Luxury Lodge Safari

Rates

USD 5965  Per single traveler

USD 4465 Per Person sharing for two travelers

Children between 3-11Years pay 50% of Adult rates

Children under 2 years are free of charge

 

About the Tour

 

This is a splendid luxury lodge safari tour from the Serengeti National park to Ngorongoro National park.
Guests can expect to be emerse in wildlife and culture while enjoying the most luxurious accommodation available in Africa.

 

Best time: February to August

 

Day 1: Arrival

 

You will be met at the airport and then taken to your lodge to settle for dinner and overnight stay.

 

Meals: Lunch and dinner

 

Day 2: Arusha to Serengeti National Park

 

After breakfast, at 9:30, you will depart from Arusha to the Serengeti National Park, you will travel by flight across a landscape of unimaginable beauty. Once you have arrived at the park you will be given the opportunity to settle into the lodge where you will spend the evening. At 13:00 you will enjoy a picnic lunch followed by an evening game drive in the park to experience the wonder of nocturnal life.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

 

Be ready for an early start, at 6:30, enjoy a refreshing game drive through the park, after which you will return to the lodge for a hearty breakfast and poolside relaxation. Lunch is served at the lodge at around 13:00, at this time of the day most animals are not very active. Luckily you will enjoy an afternoon/ early evening game drive, from around 14:00,  to see the animals at their busiest. You will return to the lodge in the evening for dinner and overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

 

Day 4: Central Serengeti

 

Welcome to the “Endless Plains”, stretching over 30 000 km the Serengeti is considered one of the seven wonders of the world. It hosts the biggest migration of animals in Africa and is home to the largest population of lions in the world. After breakfast, at 8:30, you will have the opportunity to explore these vast plains on a game drive through the park.
At 13:00 you will stop for a picnic lunch and then continue with the game drive into the late afternoon, after which you will return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

 

Day 5: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro/Olduvai

 

After an early morning game drive, through the Serengeti National Park, you will enjoy a lovely breakfast and some downtime to relax. At 12:00 lunch will be served at the lodge, after which you will choose your own route from the Serengeti to the Eden of Africa (Ngorongoro). You can choose to pass by Olduvai Gorge which is an intriguing historical site whereby early man lived or you can pass the Maasai boma which boasts insight into real African tradition and culture. You will spend the night at your lodge in Ngorongoro where dinner will be served.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner

 

 

Day 6: Ngorongoro crater to Arusha

 

At 7:30, after breakfast, you will descend into a sensory-rich environment on the crater floor.
Ngorongoro is famous for its year-round lush landscape filled with biodiversity like nowhere else on earth. You will have lunch at a picnic spot near the lerai forest or the hippo pools.

At 14:00 you will ascend the crater and travel to Arusha. The rest of the day will be spent at your leisure on your own arrangements.

 

Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch

 

Price Includes:
– Accommodation as stipulated in the Itinerary
– Sightseeing as specified in itinerary
– Transport on safari in a 4WD vehicle with an open roof
– All parks entrance fees
– Service of English Speaking driver guide

– Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day.

– Flight from Serengeti to Kilimanjaro Airport

– Salary for the Professional English Driver Guide.

– Government taxes and levies

 

Price Above Excludes:

– Airport transfers (can be arranged upon request)

– International and domestic flights and departure taxes

– Accommodation in Arusha before/after safari (can be arranged upon request)

– Easter and Christmas Holidays Surcharge
– Hot and cold drinks.

– Optional Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti

– Olduvai/Visit of Maasai Boma

– Optional flying doctors insurance (we can arrange upon request)

– Tips to the driver/guide and Cook.

– And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

– Tourist visas

– Personal travel/medical insurance

– Soft drinks or alcoholic beverages

– Any items of personal nature (laundry service, telephone/internet bills, souvenirs)

 

 

 

 

Dining

a Warm wake-up call consists of a fresh cup of coffee, tea or even hot chocolate followed by a full English or continental breakfast served in the main dining area. a Three course lunch will be served on your return to the camp and three course dinners are served each evening.

  • Bush Picnic baskets – Can be arranged for longer game drives.
  • Private Picnics
  • Sundowners
  • Three Course Dinners

Activities and Wildlife

Game drives are the main attraction and they are perfect for finding large predators, such as lions and cheetah in safety.

The Mara Migration:

Approximately 260,000 zebra, 1.7 million wildebeest and roughly 470, 000 gazelle cross the majestic river giving birth to over 500,000 calves within a 2 to 3 week period.

Fascinating facts about the migration:

  • The migration may seem like a frenzy but research has shown, the wildebeest possess what is known as “swarm intelligence”. The Wildebeest systematically explore and overcome as one.
  • Zebra and Wildebeest graze in harmony as they eat different parts of the same grass.
  • Wildebeest have no natural leader resulting in the herd splitting up into smaller circles.
  • There are more than 3,000 lions that follow the migration across the reserve.

The camp has an amazing variety of wildlife present in its surrounding area. Recently seen wildlife includes Buffalo, Hyena, giraffe, cheetah, wild dog and elephant.  An interesting fact about the African Elephant is that it is the world’s largest land animal.  The biggest can be up to 7.5 meters long and 3.3m high at the shoulder, weighing 6 Tonne.  That is a jaw dropping 6000 kilograms.  The Mara River is also home of the The Mara River crocodiles, the biggest crocodiles in Africa.

The bird life in the area is another beautiful sight to be seen, especially on the forest edge. Notable bird species (of the total 500) include Woodpeckers, the African Kingfisher, Grey breasted spurfowl, Kori bustard, Rufous-tailed weaver, Secretary bird and Fischer’s lovebird. Kingfishers are one of the most brilliantly coloured birds, and may have loud voices and a dramatic wooing display whilst the Fischer’s lovebird best known for their beautiful colouring and energetic nature.

  • Viewing historical Maasai Paintings (rock paintings)

Maasai rock paintings are seen as ancient and were made using natural materials such as clay and ash.  Some of the rock painting may be between 1500 and 7000 years old.

Interesting facts about the Maasai:

Maasai are best known for their beautiful beadwork.  Young men spend hours and days working on elaborate hairstyles, which are ritually shaved as they pass into the next age group.  Cattle are central to Maasai economy and are rarely killed as they are a sign of wealth.  Traditional grazing lands span from central Kenya into central Tanzania.

  • Hot air balloon trips

Organised upon request and can accommodate 16 people at a time.  The additional charge includes champagne and a unique bush breakfast.

  • The Serengeti Cheetah Project

Guests can contribute to the Serengeti Cheetah Project by monitoring the cheetah of this vast national park.  Your guide will introduce you to the cheetah’s habitat and teach you how to identify and photograph the cheetah.  Your contribution to the project could uncover new movement patterns and aid the conservation project.

What to pack

Items that you must bring:

  • Valid Passport / Valid Visa & another picture ID.
  • a Photocopy of your passport page to be carried in your wallet.
  • Airline Tickets
  • Recommended inoculations (vaccinations)
  • Correct Currency
  • Travel Insurance

Most African adventures include some time in the outdoors, and a basic personal medical aid kit is recommended.  The following items should be included:

  • Prescription Medications
  • Malaria Medication
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Allergy treatments
  • Insect repellents
  • Band aids

Casual and comfortable clothing is suitable throughout the year, but please note that the weather is unpredictable and the nights may become cold even in the hottest summer months. It is very important to pack warm clothing for chilly nights and sudden changes in climate.

The most practical items to pack:

  • Colours: khaki, brown, white and beige.  Avoid bright colours as you would like to blend in as much as possible.
  • Light cotton tops, trouser and shorts.
  • Long sleeved blouses/shirts for game drives, evenings and cooler days.
  • Fleece sweater or a warm jacket.
  • Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • Good socks and comfortable walking boots.
  • a Versatile scarf can be used as a shoulder wrap, shawl or head wrap and takes very little place in your baggage.
  • Remember to pack all prescription medications.

Comfort is key when going on a safari.  Remember that game drives or walks can be up to 3 hours or longer so make sure you are comfortably dressed. Tip:  Wear layers of clothes as the day can start chilly but warm up rather quickly.

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