Live a safari from every possible angle with this spectacular, innovative and fully inclusive eight-day programme featuring the best wildlife parks and most exclusive accommodation in northern Tanzania. The Elewana sky safari features transport by aircraft and game drives in the Serengeti National Park, the Tarangire National Park and Tarangire Treetops’ private game concession as well as a tour of the Ngorongoro Crater and the option of an excursion to Lake Manyara National Park. This all-inclusive itinerary is guaranteed for a minimum of two guests.
Maasai: Meet members of this mystical tribe, which has for generations inhabited the environs of the Ngorongoro Crater
Bird watching: The chance to see the hundreds of species that flock to the parks of northern Tanzania
Open plains: Immerse yourself in nature as you drive through the Serengeti as predators look for their next meal
A wide range of optional excursions and pre and post-programme extensions are available on request. Please ask tour designer Taqi Moledina for rates and conditions
Tarangire National Park: Lush and green wetlands provide an ideal habitat for hundreds of species of birds
Ngorongoro Crater: The planet’s largest intact volcanic caldera is a world within a world with humans and wildlife cohabiting
Serengeti National Park: Home to millions of wild animals and setting of the great wildebeest migration every year
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be welcomed by an Elewana representative and chauffeured to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Here you will enjoy a complimentary upgrade to one of the 12 Plantation Suites. Your stay at the Arusha Coffee Lodge is on an all-inclusive basis (which covers all meals, laundry service, scheduled activities and transfers). The lodge is centred on a historic coffee plantation house, which is located in a stunning setting framed by the views of Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth-highest mountain, in the horizon. The theme of coffee permeates the atmosphere, both indoors and outdoors, and in both communal areas and the private rooms. A beautiful swimming pool and lush, landscaped gardens further enhance the sensation of total relaxation.
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a tour of the historic Burka Coffee Estate, which since 1899 has been producing the finest Arabica beans on the slopes of Mount Neru. Feast on a delicious al fresco lunch in the gardens before being chauffeured to Arusha Airport to board a Cessna nine-seat executive Grand Caravan aeroplane. Fly to Kuro airstrip in Tarangire National Park, where the Tarangire Treetops team will meet you. Get going straight away with an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park, which is home of one of the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa as well as other game, including the elusive leopard, zebras and tree-climbing lions. More than 550 bird species can be spotted here, too. The adventure continues when the safari enters into Treetops’ private 352 square kilometre reserve. Your stay here is in a romantic tree house while the estate also features an infinity pool, a wildlife watering hole and a restaurant and bar overlooking the endless plains.
Prepare for a full day of activities with a fabulous breakfast at Treetops. Today’s itinerary includes game drives, a walking safari, a visit to an authentic Maasai village to meet the warm and friendly inhabitants, sundowners atop Sunset Hill to watch the kaleidoscope of orange-hued colours that burst over this untamed landscape and a 90-minute night game drive in Treetops’ environs in the company of an experienced guide.
Enjoy breakfast at Treetops before departing for a morning game drive through Tarangire National Park. Pause for a picnic lunch on the way to Kuro airstrip and fly to Manyara airstrip on the northern shore of Lake Manyara. On arrival, the team from The Manor at Ngorongoro will meet you and take you to the township of Karatu. Arrive at The Manor in time for high tea. Here, your stay is in a cottage inspired by Cape Dutch colonial architecture and located in the heart of an Arabica coffee estate.
Breakfast is at The Manor after which an Elewana vehicle takes you to the Ngorongoro Crater. This volcanic caldera is so awesome in terms of landscapes, wildlife and human habitation that is has been called ‘Africa’s Eden’, the ‘eighth natural wonder of world’ and the ‘cradle of mankind’. Due to its size – it has a diameter of 19km – and diversity, the crater floor features distinct areas that range from forests, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grasslands and sandy dunes. The crater has traditionally been inhabited by the Maasai people, who share it with more than 25,000 wild animals, including black rhinos, wildebeests, zebras, eland, gazelles, lions, leopards, elephants, buffalo, spotted hyenas, jackals and cheetahs to name but a few. Descend to the crater floor, some 600 metres below the rim, and enjoy a picnic hamper lunch. Explore more of the crater in the afternoon before heading back to The Manor for the evening cocktails and dinner.
Today, you have the option of visiting the Lake Manyara National Park or staying at The Manor to explore the estate. Choose from a host of activities including horse riding, cycling, a plantation tour or a spa treatment (one treatment per person) or simply just lounge by the pool. Transfer after lunch to the Manyara airstrip for your onward flight to the Serengeti, where upon arrival you will be met by the Migration Camp team. Immerse yourself in the wild straight away with an afternoon game drive, arriving back at Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners. Here you stay in a spacious and luxurious safari tent hidden among the rocky outcrops at the starting point of the Great Migration.
Spend a full day exploring the vast Serengeti National Park with a break for a bush lunch. The Serengeti is famed for being home to millions of animals and the annual Great Migration of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles but the dramatic landscapes in which these wild animals prowl are themselves worthy of admiration. Riverine forests and woodlands, rocky outcrops called kopjes and a volcano are just some of the backdrops in which the animals can be spotted during the morning and afternoon game drives. Return to Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners and dinner.
Breakfast at the camp is followed by a guided game walk of up to four hours along the banks of the River Grumeti, whose waters are a magnet for wildlife. Thereafter enjoy a leisurely lunch and a game drive en route to the airstrip for the onward flight to Arusha, where the Arusha Coffee Lodge team will greet you and drive you to Kilimanjaro International Airport.