Tour overview

Combining, 1 night Onsea House, 2 nights Olivers Camp, 2 nights Platantion Lodge, 2 nights Dunia Camp or Sayari Camp

Day 1: Arusha
Arrive into Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met by a member of our team. Transfer to Onsea House.
Onsea House is located just outside the town of Arusha. Situated between Kilimanjaro Airport and Arusha town, it is perfectly positioned for the first stop of your holiday after a long flight into Tanzania. Spread out over two levels, Onsea House has the feeling of a private home instead of a boutique hotel. Owner managed, and with a reputation of culinary excellence, Onsea House provides the perfect start or finish to any safari experience.
Overnight Onsea House

Day 2: Tarangire
After breakfast, depart with your driver to Tarangire National Park. On arrival, a short game drive takes you into Oliver’s Camp.
Oliver’s Camp is located in what is no doubt the most spectacular location in the park close to the animal dense Silale Swamps. Overlooking a flood plain of the Minyonyo Pools, part of the Tarangire River, the camp has a spectacular view and easy access to a dense concentration of wildlife. Consisting of only ten beautifully appointed, spacious tents, intimacy is ensured. A world-class team of staff completes an experience that guests consistently rank amongst their best, and most inspiring of all time.

After lunch, there will be a chance to relax and settle in to your new surroundings, before heading into the bush for an afternoon game drive. Return back to the camp for dinner. As darkness descends, you may opt to head back out for a night game drive at extra cost. A spotter with a powerful night light sweeps the ground and the trees looking for the tell-tale reflective glow of eyes in the darkness.

Overnight Oliver’s Camp

Day 3: Tarangire
After breakfast, you may opt to strike out into the bush on foot this morning. A walking safari offered at extra cost gives you the opportunity to focus on the smaller details and ecosystems of the bush while at the same time achieving the thrill of stalking larger game on foot. Alternatively, head out after breakfast for a morning game drive.

After lunch in camp, there is a chance to relax before an afternoon game drive takes you towards the swamps and in search of some big game. Dinner is served at the camp.
Overnight Oliver’s Camp

Day 4: Lake Manyara/Ngorongoro
After breakfast, pack your bags and drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch.
One of the smaller parks in Tanzania, Lake Manyara offers a microcosm of the safari experience to be found in Tanzania. The diverse landscape includes lush ground water forest hosting baboons, monkeys and canopy dwelling birdlife. Grassy floodplains play home to larger mammals like buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe. Inland one might find the famous tree climbing lions and herds of elephant. In addition to the wildlife, over 400 species of birds have been recorded within the park.
In the afternoon, make your way up the steep Rift Valley escarpment, into the small town of Karatu and up to Plantation Lodge. After checking in, enjoy a refreshing swim or relax under the trees in the beautiful garden.

Plantation Lodge is located on a 45-acre working coffee plantation, just outside the town of Karatu. The rooms are in small white cottages dotted around the well-kept gardens, where there is also a peaceful pool area with great views over the Ngorongoro Highlands. Each of the rooms is individually decorated in a traditional safari feel with a contemporary twist and features a sitting room with fireplace, private veranda and en suite facilities. The food and service is very good and most of the produce used to create the meals is from the extensive farm gardens. For those wanting to visit the Crater during the day, but to get away from the crowds at night, the lodge offers very good value in a beautiful setting.
Overnight Plantation Lodge

Day 5: Ngorongoro
An early start to the day is best in order to avoid the later influx of tourists into the Ngorongoro Crater. The park gate opens at 0600, so it is best to be there as close to this time as possible.
The Ngorongoro Crater is a large, unbroken, un-flooded caldera, formed when a giant volcano erupted and collapsed some three million years ago. Had it not become a caldera, it is possible that the volcanic mountain would be about the same height as Kilimanjaro. Down on the crater floor there is an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, wildebeest, zebra and eland. There are a number of lion which are typically larger in size than an average lion due the large amount of game in the area. The crater floor tends to get very busy, with there often being numerous vehicles at any wildlife sighting.

Enjoy a packed lunch under the trees on the crater floor, but keep an eye out for the monkey’s which are always keen to take advantage of an opportunistic moment. In the afternoon, drive up and out of the crater, and back down the road towards Karatu. Spend the afternoon in the pool, schedule a massage, or catch up on some reading under the trees.
Overnight Plantation Lodge

Day 6: South Serengeti
After an early breakfast, depart from Plantation Lodge making your way through Ngorongoro to South Central Serengeti next to Moru Kopjes. On arrival, head directly to the camp for lunch.

After lunch, there is time to unwind and relax before heading out for a late afternoon game drive. The afternoon culminates with the sunset sliding into the Serengeti plains whilst you enjoy your drink of choice.
Overnight Dunia Camp

Day 7: South Serengeti
Depending on your preference, there are a couple of options with regards to how your day is structured. One option is to break camp early and head out with a picnic breakfast, returning to camp in time for lunch. Alternatively, you can eat breakfast in camp and head out with a picnic lunch, returning in the mid afternoon. Dinner will be served at the camp.
Overnight Dunia Camp

Day 8: Departure
After breakfast depart for the airstrip for your flight to Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport.