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Luxury Tenting Serengeti Safari (2020 Itinerary)

9 days

Never more than 16 guests + Guaranteed departures

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Our Distinctive A+R Style

+ Stay closer to the Great Migration and all the wildlife – whenever you travel! We adjust our itinerary seasonally to follow the vast herds!
+ Revel in all the ravishing beauty and wildlife of the Serengeti with our unhurried 4-night stays in two distinct, uncrowded regions of the Park.
+ Thrill to unobstructed wildlife views from our special 6-passenger open-top jeeps on morning and afternoon game drives with our expert safari guides.
+ Touch down after your hot air balloon safari for a champagne breakfast.
+ Gain deeper insight into their life and culture when you meet the son of a Maasai chief.
+ Behold the remarkable terrain of Olduvai Gorge and learn about the Leakey’s fossil discoveries.
+ Our guided bush walk and night safari at Lake Manyara National Park will exhilarate you!
+ With 8 nights luxury hotel and safari camps; morning + afternoon game drives; hot air balloon ride; all 23 meals; house wine and spirits at our Lemala camps; all transfers; safari transfer flight; and all gratuities

Visit 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c

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1

You’ll be greeted upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and escorted to The Arusha Hotel. Tracing its history to 1894, our landmark property is infused with the spirit of classic safaris from a bygone era. Now managed by Sheraton, it offers every modern comfort including free WiFi.
 

This morning, you’ll journey across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara, acclaimed by Hemingway as “the loveliest lake in Africa.” It’s also home to more than 400 bird species and numerous large mammals including elephant, giraffe, hippo, wildebeest, zebra and the fearsome Cape buffalo. Settle in to your luxury villa at Kilimamoja Lodge and join our expert safari guide on your first bush walk and game drive, followed by Sundowner cocktails. Later this evening after dinner, you’ll head out again for a thrilling night safari to track nocturnal animals. Meals B+L+D

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3

Big game is just one facet of Africa that will inspire you; this morning’s visit to spend time with students and staff at a school is another, providing memorable insight into the challenges and rewards of life in Tanzania. Continue to Lemala Ngorongoro; perched on the crater’s rim, our luxury safari camp offers your first look at the captivating beauty of the world’s largest intact caldera. After lunch, tear yourself away from the view to visit a Maasai village. This evening, a chief’s son offers his own personal insight into Maasai culture. Meals B+L+D

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4

There is no place anywhere on the planet that is quite like Ngorongoro Crater c, and it offers an absolutely unique environment for wildlife viewing. With its vast expanses of open grassland surrounded by steep cliffs, the crater floor is easy for game officials to patrol and the result is abundant wildlife including rare species like black rhino and cheetah. Because our camp enjoys a prime location by the Lemala Crater Access Route, you’ll descend quickly this morning for a spectacular game drive before other visitors have even arrived on the crater floor! Meals B+L+D

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5

To Olduvai Gorge and the Central Serengeti

Lemala Ewanjan Central Serengeti Camp

Traveling this morning into the unique terrain of Olduvai Gorge, you’ll learn about the passions that drove Louis and Mary Leakey to their remarkable 1.8 million-year-old fossil discoveries. Continue your journey into the vast expanse of the Central Serengeti c, unequaled for its beauty and the concentration of its wildlife - including Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Cape Buffalo. In addition to these Big 5 animals, so named not for their size but because safari hunters considered them to be the most difficult and dangerous to track, the Serengeti is home to numerous other herbivores and the fierce predators which are rarely far behind. Enjoy a game drive before relaxing with Sundowner cocktails and an elegant dinner at the exclusive Lemala Ewanjan. Meals B+L+D

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6

Ballooning Over the Serengeti

Lemala Ewanjan Central Serengeti Camp

Animals, too, have their regular routines and this morning’s hot air balloon safari in the sharp clear light of dawn is an amazing time to gaze down as the wildlife of the Serengeti greets another day. Touch back down for a champagne breakfast and a morning game drive. Back at camp, you’ll have ample time to relax and share your impressions of Africa with your fellow adventurers. A late afternoon safari drive promises more encounters with the wide variety of primates, birds, horned bovines, wild dogs, ungulates and big cats that roam the Serengeti. Meals B+L+D

Day
7

Follow the game across the Serengeti

Lemala Ndutu, Tanzania

Lemala Mara North Serengeti Camp

Enjoy a morning safari drive as we take you into another remote sector of the Serengeti; depending upon the season and to follow the Great Migration herds as they make their way across the vast plains, you’ll travel to either Lemala Ndutu in the Southern Serengeti or Lemala Mara to the North. (Note: When the Migration is in the Central Serengeti, our guests will continue their stay at Lemala Ewanjan.)
 
With animals constantly on the move in their inexorable quest for food and water, your camp’s setting affords unmatched game viewing at any time of year. Set out on an afternoon game drive followed by Sundowner Cocktails – a great time to engage further with our expert safari guide, thus deepening your appreciation of the Serengeti, its unique eco-systems and abundant wildlife. Back at Camp, sit down to dinner with house wines and spirits.   Meals B+L+D
 

The Maasai call it Siringitu - "the place where the land moves on forever." Indeed, these wide open expanses are awe-inspiring in their natural beauty. But the Serengeti is also renowned for its extraordinary concentration of plains game - including of course the Big Five. So expect your morning and afternoon safari drives to be heart-pounding and inspiring. And in the company of our engaging, impassioned and knowledgeable safari guides, today's activities will also deepen your understanding and appreciation for Africa's abundant natural wealth. As dusk descends, enjoy Sundowner cocktails and a candle-lit dinner under the darkening sky. Meals B+L+D

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9

Return to Arusha

Transfer to the airstrip for your included flight to Arusha. After lunch at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, set on one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, we’ll take you to the airport for your flight.  Meals B+L

Extend Your Trip

Continue to Zanzibar after your Safari

4-day Post Safari Extension from $1,399

With its idyllic beaches, this friendly island is the perfect place to unwind after your safari adventures. To make it easy, we include your flight flights to Zanzibar, private fast track arrival transfers, 3 nights at your choice of luxury beachfront resort, and a privately guided tour.

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1

Fly to Zanzibar

After your A+R safari, we include your flight 25 miles into the Indian Ocean to the isle of Zanzibar. On arrival in Stone Town, you’ll be warmly greeted, escorted through customer and chauffeured to your choice of beachfront resort: Choose the stylish Breezes Beach Club or delight in your own private villa at either the luxury Baraza Resort & Spa or The Residence, a lavish resort set amidst tropical gardens on a powder-soft white sand beach. The balance of this day is yours to relax and unwind as you wish.

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Discover the Spice Island

After today, you’ll appreciate why Zanzibar is known as the Spice Island! Your tour of Stone Town c reveals a unique blend of Sultan’s palaces, Portuguese forts and harborfront warehouses that bear testament to the colorful history of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Meals B+D

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3

Delight in Zanzibar

This entire day is yours to do as you wish. You can unwind on the beach, take a dip the pool, or indulge in a spa treatment. Additional resort activities and guided tours are also available.  Meals B+D

Day
4

Fly to Dar es Salaam

We take you to the airport today for your included flight to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to connect with your onward journey.  Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Our Spectacular Dubai

Our spectacular Dubai tour shows you why 21st-century Dubai is the perfect getaway.  World class hotels, modern shopping and historic Dubai's fabled gold and spice souks.

Victoria Falls

Our 3-day Private Tour includes your choice of resort hotel or luxury camp, daily breakfast, guided sightseeing and roundtrip airport transfers

Cape Town

Our 4-day Cape Town private tour includes 3 nights in your choice of city-center hotel, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing.

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The Best Game Viewing Whenever You Go  

From December through March, when the Great Migration reaches the southern Serengeti for the calving season, our luxury Lemala camp is perfectly situated for the unfolding drama. From April through June and in November, we keep you close to the migrating action at our camp in the Central Serengeti. From July to October, you'll stay at our stylish Lemala camp close to the Mara River in the heart of the best game viewing area in the Northern Serengeti; it's perfectly situated for the Great Migration river crossings!

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Solo guests SAVE $1,200 with no
single supplement on 4 departures:
June 8 + June 22, 2020 and
June 16 and June 23, 2021.
 
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Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
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