Precious Journeys Tanzania

This flying safari of Tanzania's landmark sites makes the most of your time on safari.

Country Information

Tanzania

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(Countries Visited)

Tanzania


(Interest Type(s))

Safaris

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Adventure Travel


(Tour Length)

9 Days


Tour Highlights

Starting at: $6,821
  • During this flying safari adventure, travel in style and comfort aboard a Cessna 208B with only 9 club-class seats
  • Go on safari in Tarangire National Park, sixth largest national park in Tanzania, and famous for its large families of elephants, its baobab trees and tree-climbing African pythons
  • Descend some 2,000 feet into the famous Ngorongoro Crater, and savor a picnic hamper lunch on the crater floor in the company of some of the nearly 25,000 large animals that live there
  • Stay in exceptional accommodations from a treetop lodge to an elegant manor house to a spectacular tented camp
  • See the Big Five – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard in the vast Serengeti, a priceless Ecosystem that has been threatened by a proposed road and other developments, which could drastically affect the annual wildebeest and zebra migration that has continued for millennia

Day 1:  Arrive Kilimanjaro, Tanzania / Arusha
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will be welcomed by a Big Five representative and privately transferred to The Arusha Coffee Lodge.  Here you will enjoy a complimentary upgrade to one of their 12 Plantation Suites.  Your stay at The Arusha Coffee Lodge is on an all inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks, laundry service, scheduled activities and transfers).  Arusha Coffee Lodge (D)

Day 2:  Arusha / Tarangire National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a coffee estate tour and then an alfresco lunch in the garden.  After lunch, you are chauffeured to Arusha Airport to board your plane, Executive Grand Caravan, for your flight to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park.  At the airstrip, the Tarangire Treetops team will meet you for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park before you travel into Treetops reserve.  Spend the next two nights in a delightful tree house room on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks, laundry service, transfers, game drives and scheduled activities).  Tarangire Treetops (B,L,D)

Day 3:  Tarangire National Park
After breakfast at Treetops, set out on a full day of safari activities, including game drives, a game walk, sundowners atop Sunset Hill and a night game drive.  Lunch and dinner will be served at Treetops.  This park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania.  Tarangire River runs through it and is the only source of water during dry seasons, when thousands of animals migrate into the area from Manyara.  The park is famous for its large families of elephants, baobab trees and tree-climbing African pythons.  The landscapes and vegetation are diverse with a mix not found anywhere else in the northern safari circuit.  Tarangire Treetops (B,L,D)

Day 4:  Tarangire National Park / Ngorongoro Highlands
After breakfast, you enjoy final game drive in the park, stopping for a picnic lunch on your way to Kuro Airstrip to fly to Manyara Airstrip.  On arrival, you are greeted by the team from The Manor at Ngorongoro, who will take you to visit an African market in the township of Karatu.  Arrive at The Manor in time for high tea.  Here, your two-night stay in this serene and quiet estate will be in beautifully appointed cottages on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks, laundry service, transfers, game drives and scheduled activities).  The Manor at Ngorongoro  (B,L,D)

Day 5:  Ngorongoro Highlands – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, you travel down some 2,000 feet into the Ngorongoro Crater, a large, unbroken, volcanic caldera.  The crater was formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself millions of years ago.  The crater floor covers about 100 square miles.  Savor a picnic hamper lunch on the crater floor.  Then, continue to track some of the nearly 25,000 large animals that inhabit the crater.  Return to the Manor for evening cocktails and dinner.  The Manor at Ngorongoro (B,L,D)

Day 6:  Ngorongoro Highlands / Serengeti National Park
Today, you have the option of visiting 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 massage treatment (one complimentary treatment per person) or, you may opt to just relax amid the lush landscape with a good book.  After lunch, you will be driven to the Manyara airstrip for your onward flight to the Serengeti, where you will be met on arrival by the Migration Camp staff.  You set out on a game drive this afternoon as you drive toward the Serengeti Migration Camp, arriving in time for sundowners.  Spend the next two nights at the camp in a luxurious and spacious safari tent, on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks, laundry service, transfers, game drives and scheduled activities).  Serengeti Migration Camp (B,L,D)

Day 7:  Serengeti National Park
Today’s focus is the vast Serengeti with its herds of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope such as the charming little Thompson gazelles.  There is also an abundance of bird life with some 500 bird species recorded here, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to black eagles soaring over the hills.  Enjoy a bush lunch, after which the afternoon will be spent game viewing.  You will return to Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners on the raised deck and dinner.  Serengeti Migration Camp (B,L,D)

Day 8:  Serengeti National Park / Arusha
After breakfast, explore along the banks of the great Grumeti River on a guided game walk.  Enjoy a leisurely lunch and a game drive en-route to the airstrip for your onward flight to Arusha.  You will be met by a representative from the Arusha Coffee Lodge, who will chauffeur you to  the lodge.  Your accommodation will be upgraded to a Plantation Suite and will be all-inclusive.  Arusha Coffee Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 9:  Arusha / Kilimanjaro / Depart
After a leisurely breakfast, you may choose to visit the Tanzanite Museum, shop at the Cultural Heritage Art Gallery, or experience the colorful Masai Market.  Lunch, supper, late check out and airport transfers are also included.  Later you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departing flight home.  Arusha Coffee Lodge (B,L,D)

Departure Dates:  Apr 1 to May 31, 2013

Land price, per person, double occupancy:  Starting from $6821

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