Private Safari Discoveries

+ Embark on a game drive around Lake Manyara, hailed by Hemingway as one of Africa’s prettiest lakes and famed for its tree-climbing lions and more than 300 species of exotic African birds.
+ Make the dramatic descent into the Ngorongoro Crater for an early-morning safari drive before other visitors and vehicles have even arrived on the crater floor!
+ With only the sounds of the wild to mask your heartbeat, tracking big game on foot promises some of the most unforgettable and transformative experiences of your life.
+ Spend three nights at our comfortable mobile camp - pitched deep in the Serengeti far from any other lodge or camp.
+ Includes 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Arusha, Tanzania

    We’ll meet you at Kilimanjaro Airport and take you to the Arusha Hotel.
  • Day 2 - Lake Manyara National Park

    Journey to Lake Manyara, acclaimed by Hemingway as “the loveliest lake in Africa.” It’s also home to more than 300 bird species and unusual tree-climbing lions who lounge in the shady branches of the umbrella tree. Check in to the Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon game drive through the National Park. meals b+l+d
  • Day 3 - Onward to Ngorongoro

    With chances to spot more big game, this morning’s scenic drive brings you to the Lemala Crater Camp. After lunch, join our Maasai guide on a walking safari through the pristine acacia forest along the Crater rim.  meals b+l+d
  • Day 4 - Wildlife on the Crater Floor

    With our Camp’s privileged 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. Surrounded by steep cliffs, these open grasslands are home to rare species including cheetah and black rhino.  meals b+l+d
  • Day 5 - Fly into the Serengeti

    Take to the skies over these wilderness landscapes on your safari flight into the northern Serengeti. On arrival, transfer to the Lemala Mara Fly Camp, pitched in a location close to wildlife and deep in the most isolated, untouched reaches of the Northern Serengeti. After lunch and time to relax, set out on foot to track game with our expert safari guide - one of the most unforgettable and transformative experiences you’ll ever have. meals b+l+d
  • Day 6 - Just you+ Our Safari Guide

    Far away from game vehicles and other visitors, it’s just you and our safari guide under the vast African sky. The only sounds are those of the wild that have punctuated these landscapes for millennia. With just the cycles of sun and heat to set the schedule for the day, you’ll rely on your own heightened senses and your guide’s uncanny tuition to follow spoor, hoof and paw- prints in pursuit of elephant, buffalo, impala, giraffe, leopard, lion and other wildlife - as well as numerous bird species. Tonight you might gather around the campfire as our engaging guide shares his deep knowledge of the
    Serengeti and personal stories about his life and exciting work in the wilderness. meals b+l+d
  • Day 7 - Another day in the Serengeti

    Enjoy another day with your private safari guide tracking the many animals that live, hunt and breed in this remote corner of Africa. Not far away is the Mara River; from June to October, hundreds of wildebeest and zebra are here to make the river crossing in their pursuit of food and water. And the only thing between you and them is the shimmering air! Back at camp,
    you can relax with a Sundowner cocktail as delicious meals are prepared by our attentive and friendly staff. Under a blanket of stars, retreat to your spacious private domed tent for another peaceful night’s sleep. meals b+l+d
  • Day 8 - Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge

    After breakfast, our safari vehicle will be there to take you on a game drive as you make your way to the luxurious Lemala Kuria Hills Lodge. After lunch and time for a refreshing dip in your private plunge pool, you’ll embark on a game drive with our safari guide. meals b+l+d
  • Day 9 - Fly to Arusha+ Departure

    Fly to Arusha for lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge. Then transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight. meals b+l

Check In!

  • Arusha Hotel by Sheraton

    Four Points Sharaton (formerly Arusha Hotel) is located in Arusha, Tanzania, amidst its own private tropical garden with beautifully landscaped, rolling lawns, abundant trees and exotic plants – all home to many of east Africa’s rich birdlife. All 86 rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, internet access, safe, tea & coffee making facilities, 24-hour room service and mosquito screening. The hotel offers delightful dining in its pool-side Bustini Bar and the Parachichi Restaurant, also serving European and Asian cuisine. The Hitari Tavern (named after the 1960 safari epic “Hitari” film) is a popular hotel bar and hang-out ever since John Wayne made it his favorite spot, and hotel’s “The Lounge” is the city’s hottest spot to meet and be seen.

  • Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge - Lake Manyara, Tanzania

    Nested on the rim of the great african rift valley with stunnig views over Lake Manyara, mount meru and on a clear day, mount kilimanjaro. The lodge is set on pristine lush green gardens and local vegetation with over 130 species of bird.  Lake Manyara kilimanjaro lodge is the ideal place in which to base your northern safari experience. The Ngorongoro Crater, Oldeani, Lake Eyasi, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Highlands is just a short drive from the lodge.

  • Lemala Ngorongoro Luxury Camp - Ngorongoro, Tanzania

    This intimate luxury safari camp is perched on the rim of the crater offering just 8 private tents, each graciously appointed with thick duvets, a dressing area, and a private en suite bathroom. The heart of the camp is the Dining Tent, beautifully furnished with grand sofas, lamps, and rugs. Gourmet dining is offered here or al fresco with complementary wine, beer, and spirits served during meal time. The Camp’s privileged location is just 5 minutes away from the entry route that descends into the Crater. The encampment is facing a delightful acacia forest which attracts elephants, buffalo and other game.

  • Lemala Fly Camp - Serengeti, Tanzania

    Our evocative Lemala Fly Camps are set up in beautifully isolated settings, which camp staff will prepare so that your arrival is greeted by a welcoming fire and welcome drink. You’ll sleep comfortably in a 2-person, 100% insect + waterproof dome tent, with thick mattresses, linen duvets, sheets and pillowcases. You’ll have a bedside table and solar-powered reading lamp and overhead light. Meals are served in a congenial dining tent and there is a separate toilet tent and safari-style shower tent with hot water. Deep in the most untouched regions of the Serengeti, you’ll return from your walking safaris to find Sundowner cocktails and a wonderful dinner being freshly prepared.

  • Lemala Kuria Hills - Serengeti, Tanzania

    Offering unrivalled luxury, the camp is situated in the Wogakurya Hills, close to the Mara River and within the main corridor of the world-famous wildebeest migration. Large boulders and kopjes form the prominent features of the site and each guest tent has been carefully positioned amongst these to ensure privacy and spectacular vistas of the gentle grassed slopes, open woodland and tree lined watercourses, which all make up the scenic north Serengeti landscape. 

Our Private Safari Value

+ Extensive wildlife-viewing adventures with our expert safari guides including game drives and walking safaris in the most pristine reaches of the Serengeti.
+ 23 meals: 8 breakfasts, 8 lunches
and 7 dinners
+ House wines, cocktails and beverages at our luxury Lemala camps and lodge.
+ 8 nights in our boutique hotel and our luxury safari bush camps and lodge
+ 2 safari transfer flights with mesmerizing aerial views of wildlife and scenery
+ All transportation, luggage handling, hotel taxes & service charges, and all taxes and fees for included flights
+ Family+Friends – Travel with 3 or more and save $50-$200 more per person

Trip Pricing

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Dates   Ultra-Private Settings
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7/1/2019 10/31/2019 $9999 $9499
 
11/1/2019 11/30/2019 $9099 $8599
 

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  • Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Small Group Safaris whenever you book and pay-in-full.
  • 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:
    • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
    • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
    • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
    • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!
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There are no upcoming departures for this tour, but our Custom Travel Team can arrange a private departure just for you at an affordable price and on the dates you want.  With your own private car, driver and guide and custom tailored hotels, meals, and sightseeing we can create the journey of a lifetime exactly to your specifications.

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  • Thaddeus from WA gives this tour 

    Impressed by the overall knowledge of Ben our guide. If he had difficulty explaining something or wasn't sure about one of the animals or birds he would look it up. He had several books with him at all times and was able to show us the animals or birds. Very impressive!!!


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    Date Traveled: 8/24/2018

   

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