Serengeti Under Stars Luxury Safari
9 Days/8 Nights
We have designed this itinerary to celebrate the best of African style accommodation that has come to characterise both the luxury boutique lodge and luxury permanent tented camp experience. While on safari, to make the most of your experience we have accommodated you for 2 nights at each location so that you get time to relax and enjoy the impeccable service.
- Tarangire National Park
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Serengeti National Park
- Maasai Boma
Safari at a Glance
Day 1: Arusha Town
Jambo, on arrival at the airport you will be personally met and escorted by one of the SafariHQ guides to your accommodation at the Arusha Coffee Lodge. You have the choice to unwind and relax at your accommodation, or you can explore the bustling small town of Arusha at your leisure. We recommend a visit to the Arts and Craft Market, where you can pick up local handicrafts made by local artisans.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast you will be greeted by one of the SafariHQ professional guides who will brief you on the activities of the day before heading off on the first day of your safari. After the briefing we will make our way to Tarangire National Park. This park has some one of the highest densities of elephants in Tanzania, and it’s sparse vegetation is dotted by baobab and acacia trees making it a beautifully unique landscape. The park owes its name to the perennial Tarangire River and photographic opportunities abound when the many mammals of the park make their way to the water to drink. You may be lucky enough to encounter a herd of elephants frolicking in the mud and coating themselves to protect their skin from the sun, or giraffes reaching high into the acacia trees for a feed. You will enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation at the luxurious Oliver’s Camp.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, enjoy an adventure packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. Beside herds of elephants you can also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik dik, impala, warthog, reedbuck. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. Retire to Oliver’s Camp to enjoy a sundowner while taking in the many colours of the setting sun over the Tarangire landscape.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
In the early morning we will depart for the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. The rich pasture and permanent water of the Crater floor supports a resident population of an estimated 25,000 mammals, you are sure to be overwhelmed at the adundance of wildlife that exist within the crater at any one time. You are likely to see large herds of wildebeest, buffalo, zebra and Thompson’s gazelle. There are also large numbers of lion and spotted hyena resident in the crater. The dense forest on the slopes and rim of the crater provides shelter for elephants and the endangered Black Rhino. At dawn the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Ascend the crater in the early early afternoon to enjoy sundowners at the charmingly relaxed Gibbs Farm.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Today, we will make our way to the world famous Serengeti National Park and your luxury accommodation for the next 2 nights at Dunia Camp. En-route we will visit a Maasai Boma where you will get the chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! The Serengeti is characterized by spectacularly abundant concentrations of wildlife, stunningly beautiful landscapes and vast pristine areas making the Serengeti one of the most exciting parks to visit in Africa. The number of wildlife that call this park home are simply staggering. Estimates put wildebeest numbers at 1.7 million, zebras at 250,000, Thomson’s gazelle at 440,000. Also, be on the lookout for lion, hyena and cheetah, as these predators also exist in high concentration on these world famous plains. Arrive in time for sundowners at the luxurious Dunia Camp. This luxury camp is a welcome site to unwind, relax and enjoy a sundowner before your sumptuous evening meal.
Day 7 & 8: Serengeti National Park
Spend a full day exploring the vast Serengeti plains. You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive. At sunrise you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lion. Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. You will return to Dunia Camp in time to enjoy a sundowner before your evening meal.
Day 9: Arusha Town
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before being taken to Seronera Airstrip for your connecting flight to Arusha. Enjoy the unique perspective of watching Africa’s wildlife from the sky as you depart. You may wish to include one of our optional activities to your itinerary as your next destination, maybe a gorilla trek or a relaxing break enjoying the white sands and turquoise waters of Zanzibar’s beaches.
- Prices are in $USD
- Prices based on twin share
- Single supplements apply
- 5 nights accommodation in National Parks & 3 nights outside Parks
- 1.5L bottled water per day whilst on safari
- All meals while on safari
- Game drives
- 4×4 safari vehicle with driver/guide throughout
- National Park fees
- Airport Transfers
- Group prices & children rates available on request
- Disclaimer: All prices are based on $USD and per person sharing. Single Supplements apply.
What's Not Included?
- Flight from Seronera to Arusha
- Accommodation in Arusha on return from safari.
- Tips for guides and safari staff.
- Alcoholic beverages
- Easter, Christmas & New Years supplements may apply