Best luxury Tanzania Africa Safaris
DAY 1: ARUSHA
Arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be welcomed by HT Agency Tours Staff. Once you have cleared customs formalities, our Guide will smooth through the rest of the arrivals process. You will be transferred directly to your hotel for dinner.
Night at THE ARUSHA COFEE LODGE (Full Board)
DAY 2: ARUSHA – NGORONGORO
Your adventure starts today. Your guide will drive you from Arusha to Lake Manyara Park. The journey takes about two hours. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled this afternoon as you go on an afternoon game drive in search of elusive tree-climber lions. Manyara National Park is home to a number of these rare and beautiful animals, so it’s possible to spot one in the middle of an afternoon nap. While there has been a lot of debate about why these lions climb trees, the most commonly accepted explanation is that lions developed this skill in order to escape the constant harassment of flies. Only lucky guests will see these animals in person, however, with the afternoon sun blazing in the afternoon, any traveler can expect to spot much of the wildlife that takes refuge in the shaded areas.
Night at LAKE MANYARA TREE (Full Board)
DAY 3: NGORONGORO
Today you continue your adventure with visiting the Manyara region which is best known for its baboon population. This area also has many herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeest, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes. Some lucky visitors have even spotted the rare lion climbing trees here. Giant fig trees and mahogany trees can be seen in the underground forest just around the park gates, which feed on the underground springs that are constantly replenishing themselves from the crater highlands directly above the Manyara Basin. Then continue to your next destination.
Night at LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE (Full Board)
DAY 4: NGORONGORO- LAKE MANYARA
Today your guide will drive you from Manyara to the mighty Ngorongoro Crater. The trip to this huge Tanzanian monument will take about an hour. During your stay in Ngorongoro, a range of optional activities are available to you. From picnics in the bush to cultural visits to local Maasai villages to guided wildlife walks, the choice is yours. Of course, in the spectacular setting of the Ngorongoro Crater, you might prefer to just relax at the lodge with a refreshment in hand and watch the day unfold before your eyes. If you would like more information on an optional activity, please contact your Expert Destination.
Night at CRATER LODGE (Full Board)
DAY 5: MANYARA
Today, you will discover one of Tanzania’s most remarkable wildlife conservation areas, the Ngorongoro Crater. Departing in a private vehicle alongside a local expert guide, you will head into the setting for today’s adventure. The largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera in the world, this geological wonder formed as a result of a gigantic explosion that caused the volcano to collapse on itself, creating the massive crater. About 12 miles wide and about 2,000 feet deep, the journey from the crater rim to the ground takes about 45 minutes by vehicle. The extremely fertile crater floor has attracted incredibly dense wildlife populations, and today more than 25,000 large animals inhabit the crater, including some of the last black rhinos in the world. The crater floor is also home to some of the highest concentrations of carnivores in the world, with large herds of lions, packs of hyenas, and solitary predators like cheetahs and jackals. A keen eye paired with expert search patterns obtained from your guide will certainly help you spot a wide range of wildlife and perhaps some of the more elusive species like leopards, servals, and eared foxes. An experienced guide-tracker and private vehicle will accompany you today on your exploration of Ngorongoro National Park.
Night at CRATER LODGE (Full Board)
DAY 6: MANYARA - SERENGETI (fly)
Your guide will drive you from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Lake Manyara. The journey usually takes about an hour. Board a flight to Manyara with service to the Serengeti. The approximate time varies depending on which airstrip you arrive at; however, most flights are around an hour. Please note that strict baggage restrictions apply to this flight: A maximum allowable weight of 32 lbs “15 kg” is permitted per person, Luggage must be soft shell, Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at an additional cost, please ask your destination expert for more information. A representative from your lodge will pick you up and transfer you between the lodge and the airstrip. Depending on the weather, they will fit into a quick safari to the airstrip. While staying at Singita your luxury all-suite accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, teas and coffees are all included. Along with this, you will also enjoy two safaris per day in an open Land Rover, accompanied by an experienced game ranger. Other activities include mountain biking, walking, tennis and archery. Laundry and valet services are also included but subject to certain conditions and restrictions. Also included are all your drinks during Land Rover safaris, including premium wines, spirits and liquors.
Night at SINGITA SABORA TENTED CAMP (Full Board)
DAY 7: SERENGETI
While in Singita, you will have access to a wide range of activities, including daily game drives and walks with professional guides. Other activities include archery, lawn croquet, badminton, stargazing safaris, and mountain biking. There are tennis courts at Sabora Tented Camp and Sasakwa Lodge. Fully equipped gyms are available for guest convenience. Each facility offers picturesque views of the plains, allowing you to keep an eye on the action outside as you work out. Yoga and fitness facilities are available at Sasakwa Lodge and Faru Faru, while guests of these establishments can also enjoy horseback safaris. Or for something more relaxing, Singita Sasakwa Lodge offers an expansive swimming pool next to the main house in addition to the private infinity pools in each cottage and in the private villa. Wireless Internet access and satellite TV in all three lodges. Singita Boutique & Gallery – Not your usual curiosity store, you will find original treasures that have been collected from all over the African continent. A range of sculptures, household items and collectible furniture will allow you to recreate “the safari of your dreams” in your own home. Artifacts, as well as authentic carvings and jewelry created by local artisans are just a few of the treasures you can find to take home as gifts. Among the museum quality, fine art prints and works of some of the continent’s most respected artists, there are many pieces specially designed for Singita. You will also find a range of quality Safari clothing from the Singita brand. We offer worldwide shipping service so you can shop at the lodges with the option of having it shipped right to your door. Premier Wine – As one of Africa’s most influential wine buyers, Singita Cellars are home to some of the continent’s most sought-after private reserves and vintage wines. Whether you are a connoisseur or enjoy a glass of wine from time to time, our experienced sommeliers will be happy to introduce their guests to a wide selection of grape varieties from around the world. Thanks to Singita Premier Wine Direct, customers can purchase wines from our cellars: either to take home at the end of their trip or to deliver to their homes. In addition to cellar purchases, we have secured very limited and sought-after wine allocations, including “Icons”, “Single Vineyard” and “Limited Release” wines, directly from major South African wineries. Stored in temperature-controlled cellars, these wines are unlikely to be available elsewhere. The Singita Wellness Philosophy takes personal rejuvenation to a level far beyond any treatment you have ever experienced. All our peaceful spa lodges, where nature offers its particular calm, offer the ultimate escape, guaranteed to guarantee balance and peace of body and mind.
Night at SINGITA SABORA TENTED CAMP (Full Board)
DAY 8: SERENGETI
This morning, take off and watch the sun rise over the Serengeti plains. First, the hot air balloon will rise to provide a panoramic view of the park, then descend to the treetops so you can see the animals up close. With the ability to walk up and down leisurely, you can get close enough to the animals and enjoy some of the most incredible views imaginable. End the experience with champagne and a freshly prepared breakfast right in the middle of the game park. Highly recommended activity, a hot air balloon flight in the Serengeti is truly an unforgettable experience. Please note: a minimum number of six participants is required for this activity to take place. If your group size is less than six and you would like to take a hot air balloon ride, this can be arranged at an additional cost. Please speak with your destination expert for more details. La nature sauvage intacte des réserves de Singita Grumeti est située dans le nord de la Tanzanie et fait partie de l’écosystème Serengeti-Mara, dans le corridor occidental du parc national du Serengeti – le site du patrimoine mondial n ° 1 en Afrique. La célèbre Grande Migration, un trek annuel de 2 millions d’animaux à travers l’écosystème du Serengeti-Mara, traverse cette réserve chaque année. Appelé “Le plus grand spectacle animalier sur Terre”, il a, depuis des temps immémoriaux, été l’épine dorsale dramatique de cet immense désert. Les succès de la conservation ainsi que la diversité des habitats ont fait en sorte que, depuis sa création en 2003, les réserves de Singita Grumeti ont une population de gibier résidente bien établie qui habite la région tout au long de l’année. En plus de la migration annuelle des gnous, certains faits saillants notables incluent de grands troupeaux mixtes d’Impala, Zebra, Topi, Elk, Grant’s Gazelle et Thomson’s. Il y a un bon nombre de reedbuck, waterbuck, dik dik, klipspinger, oribi et bubale de Coke et de grands troupeaux reproducteurs de buffles, jusqu’à 400 forts, complètent les abondants petits groupes de taureaux célibataires. Les troupeaux d’éléphants sont au nombre de 450 – des concentrations rarement observées ailleurs en Afrique.
Night at SINGITA SABORA TENTED CAMP (Full Board)
DAY 9: SERENGETI - ARUSHA
This last day, board a flight to Serengeti with service to Arusha. The flight will make several stops along the way. The approximate journey time is two hours. Please note that strict baggage restrictions apply to this flight: 1) A maximum allowable weight of 32 lbs (15 kg) is permitted per person. 2) Luggage must be soft shell. 3) Additional baggage allowance can be arranged at an additional cost, please ask your destination expert for more information. Guests staying at the Arusha Coffee Lodge can enjoy a fun and informative coffee grounds tour. The tour takes place within the grounds of the Lodge, which is itself located in one of the largest coffee plantations in Tanzania. Sneaking in and out of evergreen coffee trees, the Coffee Guide explains how the bean is grown, harvested, dried and finally roasted to produce a myriad of different blends that satisfy the tastes of the most ardent of coffee connoisseurs. Many say that surely the best part of the sixty-minute tour is brewing the coffee for that all-important taste test. In plain sight, the coffee is roasted, then freshly ground and finally added to hot water, the three actions of which deliver aromas that awaken the dullest senses.
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- English speaking guide and driver Trip can be offered in French, Spanish Italian and Chinese
- Accommodation according to the programs
- Meals on full board and soft drinks
- Morning and Evening game drives
- Entrance fees and Taxes
- Bottled water every day
- Airport Transfers
- AMREF rescue insurance
- Hot air balloon
- Domestic flight tickets
International flight tickets
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees )
- Your guide will manage all programs’ timing
- During the trip, the following dietary requirement(s) are served: Regular (typically includes meat, fish, milk, sea food, …). If you have special dietary requirements, it’s a good idea to communicate it to us
- Please note that the feasibility of the tour will depend on the availability of the proposed accommodations
- We do not take responsibility for any airline schedule changes that may occur after quoting or booking. We will do everything we can to alleviate any disruption of your itinerary or holiday but cannot be held responsible for any loss of funds, bookings, missed connections or other prebooked/paid services.
Embark on daily game drives in search of the Big 5 in the Serengeti.
Look for endangered black rhinos in the Ngorongoro Crater.
Spot flamingos, eagles, and over 300 types of migratory birds in Manyara.
Private transfers everywhere.
Be pampered in the best stylish lodges and camps in Tanzania.
Tanzania has a pleasant, tropical climate but has large regional climatic variations influenced by several factors, including altitude. The hottest and most humid part of the country is the coast. Other low-lying areas, such as the western and southern parks, are also hot but less humid.
- ARUSHA : 1400m
- MANYARA : 600m
- NGORONGORO : 960m to 3648m
- SERENGETI : 1000m
HT Agency Tours offers torches for nocturnal wildlife walks, a water bottle. Please bring camera film (and spare batteries), binoculars and a beach towel and swimwear. Lightweight walking bootshoes and trainers is recommended. Clothing should be lightweight, but a warm sweater or jacket is advisable as nights at altitude and under desert conditions can be very cold, even in summer and especially in July to September. Rainwear is highly recommended on all tours for the occasional shower. Warmer layers will be required during the winter months.
- Visa and Passport
Tanzanian Visas can be purchased at the border at the cost of $100 USD for US citizens, and $50 USD for all other nationalities. Please Note: Visas must be paid in USD, and in cash. No bills can be older than 2006 as a local counterfeiting safeguard. A Single Entry Visa is valid for three months and can be used for multiple entries into Kenya and Tanzania. It is also required that you have your Yellow Fever certification handy upon crossing.
It is a condition of booking with HT Agency Tours that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude, please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip.
Yes, some vaccines are recommended or required for Tanzania. The National Travel Health Network and Centre and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Tanzania: Chickenpox (Varicella), Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis, Flu (influenza), Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR), Polio and Shingles.
Some typical mainland Tanzanian foods include wali (rice), ugali (maize porridge), nyama choma (grilled meat), mshikaki (marinated beef), samaki (fish), pilau (rice mixed with a variety of spices), biriyani, and ndizi-nyama (plantains with meat).
For safe operation
- Given the fluid nature of local COVID-19 protocols, our itineraries are regularly reviewed and will be modified based on local requirements to ensure a safe experience. If a major change is necessary, we will let you know before departure.
- Our guide will use their judgment during the trip to modify the itinerary if physical distancing cannot be achieved
- Our guide will receive in-depth training on COVID-19 protocols and how to conduct our journeys in the “new normal”.
- Our guide will brief you upon arrival on the use of face masks and physical distancing during the trip, based on local government guidelines.
- Only restaurants with strict protocols that comply with local food hygiene and physical distancing requirements will be used. We will encourage outdoor dining areas where possible.
- All of our staff and third party suppliers will be continually informed of new health and safety protocols.
- Our drivers will follow local protocols on the use of face masks and physical distancing required.
- Our drivers will provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer and tissues in the vehicle and encourage customers to wash their hands when getting into the vehicle.
- All vehicles will be disinfected (seats, door handles, etc.) regularly throughout the day.
Protocols for Hotels
- We will only offer hotels that have specific COVID-19 protocols in place and comply with local government guidelines.
- We will ensure that these measures include; improved room cleaning, ventilation, physical distancing, regular cleaning and disinfection of high frequency touch points in public areas, food safety, staff retraining and minimization of contact within properties
If You Get Sick
- All of our leaders are trained to help any guest who becomes ill while traveling.
- We also have an “action plan” in case of suspected COVID-19 cases within the group and are ready to seek medical support at any time.
- Our guides are supported by our 24/7 based operations team and local partners across the country
- We recommend you to bring your own face masks (at least 2 reusable) and an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- We recommend you to check with the airline for their individual COVID-19 requirements prior to departure.
- We recommend you to check your own government travel advice and meet entry requirements including, but not limited to, COVID-19 testing, pre-arrival health questionnaires, and tracking and traceability in the country, etc