Tanzania Luxury Safari

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Why You Should Go

Though South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Rwanda, and Zambia may be our favorite high-touch safari destination during the past few years, we can certainly not overlook the uniqueness of Tanzania’s Ngorongoro and Serengeti wildlife areas. No roughing it here as the 5-star Ngorongoro Manor, the Singita Sabora Tented Camp, or the Singita Faru Faru Lodge, and Kusini Camp offer a custom luxury experience.  The flagship wildlife feature of Ngorongoro is the Ngorongoro Crater, home to over 250,00 animals, including the “Big 5”. Complimenting Ngorongoro is the iconic Serengeti National Park, where, though becoming increasingly less predictable, two million wildebeests usually pass through from mid-June to August.

Best Travel Time: Spring Summer

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Serengeti

Sample Itinerary

12 Days

Each private luxury tour is custom to the wishes of each client. This itinerary is a sample. Our Sister Company, TRAVNET, may provide assistance with mileage points conversion. Do not hesitate to call Randy to create your custom tour.

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Day 1

Fly to Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
Through our sister company, premium air provider TRAVNET, we may assist with your international airfare, as well as with mileage points conversion.

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Tarangire National Park
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Day 2

Arrive Tanzania
Upon arrival in Tanzania, you will be privately transferred to Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam.

Accommodations: Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, The Kilimajaro

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Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
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Day 3

Fly Dar Es Salaam/Arusha + Private Transfer Arusha/Tarangire
Upon arrival in Arusha, you will be met by your guide and driver for lunch before continuing to Swala Camp, a luxury tented camp by Sanctuary in Tarangire National Park. We feel Tarangire is among the country’s most underrated national parks. Second, only to the Serengeti, Tarangire has the second highest concentration of wildlife in any area of Tanzania.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Sanctuary Swala Camp

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Sanctuary Swala Camp
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Day 4-5

Wildlife at Swala Camp in Tarangire National Park
Each day, you will embark on game viewing tours in the morning, afternoon, and evening on open 4×4 vehicles. Here you will find a significant population of elephant, as well as the rare white giraffe. Drives away from camp will reward you with the “Big Five” while elephants, hippos, lions all roam within sight and earshot of the camp. The low volume of visitors to the park offers a truly unique and private experience. You may use your time in between to enjoy the amenities of Swala Camp or pay a visit to the Swala-sponsored nearby primary school!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Sanctuary Swala Camp

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Tarangire National Park
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Day 6

Transfer to Ngorongoro

Following one last early morning wildlife drive, you will be transferred to the Manor at Ngorongoro. Here, we recommend you take advantage of walks along the estate’s manicured, flowered gardens. Among our favorite memories while staying here was our picnic lunch under the canopy in the Ngorongoro Crater Floor, a truly remarkable setting.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater

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Horses at The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater
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Day 7

Ngorongoro Highlands Private Tour
Following the breakfast at the Manor, you will embark on a full-day private tour including Endoro Falls, Elephant Cave, and Tewa. Set on the edge of a mountain caressing the Olmoti volcano, the Ngorongoro Highlands is an astounding environment to explore.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater

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Ngorongoro Crater
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Day 8

Ngorongoro Crater Safari
Today you will be lead on a safari adventure through the Ngorongoro Crater. Apart from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, the Ngorongoro Crater has protection status for the wildlife and also permitting for human habitation. Maasai cattle can sometimes be seen grazing alongside zebras on Ngorongoro’s grassland.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater

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Ngorongoro Crater
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Day 9

Fly Ngorongoro/Grumeti Game Reserve
You will be transferred to Grumeti Game Reserve, the northwestern border of Serengeti National Park. Welcome to one of the wildest places on earth.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Singita Sabora Tented Camp or Singita Faru Faru Lodge

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Singita Faru Faru Lodge exterior
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Day 10-11

Wildlife in Grumeti Game Reserve
Enjoy wildlife drives with professional guides and trackers through Grumeti! Here, you will likely see bat-eared fox, buffalo, cheetah, Colobus monkey, eland, elephant, gazelle, leopard, lion, Maasai giraffe, topi, wildebeest, and zebra.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodations: Singita Sabora Tented Camp or Singita Faru Faru Lodge

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Wildlife in the Grumeti Game Reserve
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Day 12

Fly Grumeti/Arusha/Kilimanjaro/Home
Following breakfast, and time permitting one last wildlife drive, you will fly to Kilimanjaro via Arusha, then onward home.

Meals: Breakfast

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A hippo in the Grumeti Game Reserve

Hotels

The 5-star, 180-room Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam is by far the highest quality luxury hotel in the city. Set on the waterfront with nice views of the harbor, amenities here include an outdoor infinity pool and an ANANTARA Spa, which is perfect for a jet-lag massage upon arrival!

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro

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The 5-star, 180-room Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam is by far the highest quality luxury hotel in the city. Set on the waterfront with nice views of the harbor, amenities here include an outdoor infinity pool and an ANANTARA Spa, which is perfect for a jet-lag massage upon arrival!

 

The eco-friendly, 5-star Sanctuary Swala Camp is by far the highest quality luxury camp in the expansive 1,770-square-mile Tarangire National Park. Each of the 12 open-designed tents includes all the expected luxury comforts including private verandas (great for wildlife watching!), indoor/outdoor showers, and individual attendants/butlers. For clients who wish for daily physical activity, each tent also provides small dumbbells and a yoga mat! The raised common areas include a lounge and dining space surrounding a very old baobab tree. We especially like the camp’s infinity pool overlooking the nearby watering hole, frequented by elephants, zebras, and predators during the June dry season. One client staying here particularly liked the “sitting safari” at the tent veranda where they saw roaming zebras, elephants, and antelope passing by each morning. An eye-opening altruistic opportunity for all of you is a visit to the nearby Swala Camp-sponsored primary school and community beekeeping project.

Sanctuary Swala Camp

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The eco-friendly, 5-star Sanctuary Swala Camp is by far the highest quality luxury camp in the expansive 1,770-square-mile Tarangire National Park. Each of the 12 open-designed tents includes all the expected luxury comforts including private verandas (great for wildlife watching!), indoor/outdoor showers, and individual attendants/butlers. For clients who wish for daily physical activity, each tent also provides small dumbbells and a yoga mat! The raised common areas include a lounge and dining space surrounding a very old baobab tree. We especially like the camp’s infinity pool overlooking the nearby watering hole, frequented by elephants, zebras, and predators during the June dry season. One client staying here particularly liked the “sitting safari” at the tent veranda where they saw roaming zebras, elephants, and antelope passing by each morning. An eye-opening altruistic opportunity for all of you is a visit to the nearby Swala Camp-sponsored primary school and community beekeeping project.

Located approximately one hour from the expansive Ngorongoro Conservation Reserve, the exclusive 20-cottage Manor at Ngorongoro is enclosed within the lavish 1,500-acre grounds of the Shangri-La Coffee Estate. With several other quality lodges located in the Ngorongoro areas, The Manor is still our favorite in terms of its high-touch service and unique surroundings and facilities. Each two-floor cottage is designed in the old colonial Dutch style, easily accommodating a family of four. In addition to the private entrance and adjoining sun terrace, we feel the double open-fronted log-burning fireplaces are especially nice, given the cool evenings. Kids should enjoy the satellite TV playroom as well as the jar of homemade cookies delivered to the cottage daily! Other Manor amenities include a spa, snooker room, 24-hour room service, and wonderful food selections. Laundry service is provided and WiFi is guaranteed in main areas.

The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater

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Located approximately one hour from the expansive Ngorongoro Conservation Reserve, the exclusive 20-cottage Manor at Ngorongoro is enclosed within the lavish 1,500-acre grounds of the Shangri-La Coffee Estate. With several other quality lodges located in the Ngorongoro areas, The Manor is still our favorite in terms of its high-touch service and unique surroundings and facilities. Each two-floor cottage is designed in the old colonial Dutch style, easily accommodating a family of four. In addition to the private entrance and adjoining sun terrace, we feel the double open-fronted log-burning fireplaces are especially nice, given the cool evenings. Kids should enjoy the satellite TV playroom as well as the jar of homemade cookies delivered to the cottage daily! Other Manor amenities include a spa, snooker room, 24-hour room service, and wonderful food selections. Laundry service is provided and WiFi is guaranteed in main areas.

We consider the boutique, luxury, nine-tent Singita Sabora Camp to be nothing less than Safari heaven. Set on the expansive, open plains of the 350,000 acres Grumeti Preserve, each tented suite is lavishly furnished with distinctive mahogany furniture, Persian Rugs, showers, and airconditioning. Other amenities here include a swimming pool in the main tented lodge, a fine wine cellar, a small spa, and a tiny gym. With Sabora being located near two watering holes, the game in and around Sabora is plentiful. It is amazing to see zebra and wildebeest grazing near and around your tents! In addition to day and night wildlife drives, archery, horseback rides, and guided safari walks (15 years or older) are also offered. Laundry service is provided and WiFi is guaranteed in main areas. We highly recommend the hot air balloon experience. Similar to other notable 5-star safari camps in Tanzania and Botswana, the dining at Sabora is the highest quality. Among our most incredible memories of our stay here is hearing the lions roaring outside while we slept! Please note, children must be over 10 years old to stay here. If traveling with children under 10, we recommend Singita Faru Faru Lodge!

Singita Sabora Tented Camp

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We consider the boutique, luxury, nine-tent Singita Sabora Camp to be nothing less than Safari heaven. Set on the expansive, open plains of the 350,000 acres Grumeti Preserve, each tented suite is lavishly furnished with distinctive mahogany furniture, Persian Rugs, showers, and airconditioning. Other amenities here include a swimming pool in the main tented lodge, a fine wine cellar, a small spa, and a tiny gym. With Sabora being located near two watering holes, the game in and around Sabora is plentiful. It is amazing to see zebra and wildebeest grazing near and around your tents! In addition to day and night wildlife drives, archery, horseback rides, and guided safari walks (15 years or older) are also offered. Laundry service is provided and WiFi is guaranteed in main areas. We highly recommend the hot air balloon experience. Similar to other notable 5-star safari camps in Tanzania and Botswana, the dining at Sabora is the highest quality. Among our most incredible memories of our stay here is hearing the lions roaring outside while we slept! Please note, children must be over 10 years old to stay here. If traveling with children under 10, we recommend Singita Faru Faru Lodge!

Inspired by the marriage of traditional African craft with a Danish simplicity, Singita Faru Faru Lodge has been recently renovated! Upgrades included an expansion of the main living and dining areas an a new enclosed dining and lounge area to cool off. Also of note, is Singita’s signature interactive kitchen and open concept focused on the views. The lodge’s seven one-bedroom suites, family suite, and two-bedroom suite and positioned naturally shaped around the waterhole for views of the wildlife from your deck! Other amenities here include two swimming pools in the main lodge, a spa and fitness center, and a television in the main lodge. WiFi is available, though spotty and there is no mobile phone signal in this remote place. Please note, children of all ages are welcome at Faru Faru!

Singita Faru Faru Lodge

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Inspired by the marriage of traditional African craft with a Danish simplicity, Singita Faru Faru Lodge has been recently renovated! Upgrades included an expansion of the main living and dining areas an a new enclosed dining and lounge area to cool off. Also of note, is Singita’s signature interactive kitchen and open concept focused on the views. The lodge’s seven one-bedroom suites, family suite, and two-bedroom suite and positioned naturally shaped around the waterhole for views of the wildlife from your deck! Other amenities here include two swimming pools in the main lodge, a spa and fitness center, and a television in the main lodge. WiFi is available, though spotty and there is no mobile phone signal in this remote place. Please note, children of all ages are welcome at Faru Faru!

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Overview

Temperature
Highs: Low 90’s
Lows: Mid 60’s
Area
945,087 SQ KM
364,900 SQ MILES
Capital
Dodoma
Population
55.5 Million
Language
Swahili & English
Currency
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