HDS Sky Safari | 9 Days / 8 Nights
This is a breathtaking safari that combines all the elements expected by the most discerning traveller with the exquisite but fragile ecosystems of the African bush. The safari is created through a range of small, exclusive lodges, visiting Northern Tanzania’s core highlights and offering an unparalleled game viewing and cultural experience. Travel between locations in style and comfort in executive plane.
Includes: Eight nights accommodation, all meals, house beverages, laundry, internal flights in a Cessna Grand Caravan with nine executive club class seats, transport in 4WD vehicles, scheduled game activities, English speaking driver/guide and park fees
Day 1: Kilimanjaro – Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be welcomed by our representative and chauffeured to the Arusha Coffee Lodge. The lodge is located on the gentle rolling hills that cascade down from Mount Meru. Your stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge is on an all-inclusive basis including meals, drinks, laundry service, scheduled activities and transfers.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After a leisurely breakfast, enjoy a visit of the Burka Coffee Estate followed by an alfresco lunch in the gardens of the lodge. After lunch, you will be chauffeured to Arusha Airport to board Executive Grand Caravan to fly to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park. On arrival at the airstrip, the Tarangire Treetops team will meet you for an afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park after which you will enter Treetops’ private reserve. Your stay at Tarangire Treetops will be for two nights in a tree house, which offers views over the treetops of the surrounding marula and baobab trees, on an all-inclusive basis.
Day 3 Tarangire National Park
After breakfast at Treetops, you will enjoy a full day of activities including game drives, a game walk, a visit to an authentic Masai village, sundowners atop Sunset Hill and a night game drive. Lunch and dinner will be served at Treetops.
Day 4 Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy an early breakfast before heading out on a morning game drive through Tarangire National Park. Stop at your leisure for a picnic lunch on your way to Kuro Airstrip where you will connect on to Manyara Airstrip. 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. The lodge is located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within a large Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant house in Cape Dutch style. Here, your two nights stay will be in a cottage on an all-inclusive basis.
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, embark on a full day of exploration of the Ngorongoro Crater. This extinct volcano, with its 18km wide crater floor, is home to an abundant and unique ecosystem that encompasses all of the wildlife that you could wish to encounter in Africa. A picnic hamper lunch will be served on the crater floor. After lunch, you will explore more of the crater before descending on the crater rim and thereafter heading back to The Manor for evening cocktails and dinner.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park
Today, you have the option of visiting the Lake Manyara National Park or staying at the lodge to explore the estate. Choose from a host of activities including horseback riding, cycling, an estate visit or a spa treatment (one treatment per person) or, you may opt just to relax. After lunch, you will be driven to the Manyara Airstrip for your onward flight to the Serengeti, where upon arrival the Migration Camp team will meet you. The afternoon will be spent on a game drive arriving at Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners. You will spend the next two nights at Serengeti Migration Camp where your stay is in a luxurious safari tent on an all-inclusive basis. Your tent is surrounded by its own 360-degree veranda deck, which creates your own private sanctuary to enjoy the ever present sights and sounds of the bush.
Day 7 Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, spend the entire day exploring the vast Serengeti. Serengeti is derived from a Maasai word Siringeti – endless plains that stretch up to the famous Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Enjoy a bush lunch, after which the afternoon will be spent game viewing. You will return to Serengeti Migration Camp in time for sundowners and dinner.
Day 8 Serengeti National Park – Arusha
Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before heading out to explore along the banks of the great Grumeti River on a guided game walk. Enjoy a leisurely lunch and a game drive en-route to the airstrip for your onward flight to Arusha, where on arrival, you will be met and transferred to the Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Day 9 Arusha – Kilimanjaro
Drive to Arusha town for lunch. Following lunch, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport for your International flight back home.