A bustling and vibrant small city, Arusha is the gateway to safari adventure in Tanzania. Set in the foothills of Mt Meru, Arusha enjoys a cool moderate climate and rich soils that historically made it a coffee capital of East Africa. These days Arusha is an inviting modern city and the perfect entry to Tanzania’s northern safari camps.
A welcoming sanctuary of aromas, gourmet food and vibrant gardens, Arusha Coffee Lodge is the perfect start or end to an African safari. Set on a working coffee plantation, spacious, modern and comfortable accommodations sit among the verdant coffee bushes. Delectable dining is offered in a variety of styles and locations, from Bacchus Restaurant, to the café bistro 3 Degrees South, and the open-air traditional Swahili dining at Jikoni.
Enjoy a final morning in the Serengeti either game driving or relaxing in camp. After lunch your SkySafari plane will bring you back to Arusha. Once in Arusha you’ll be treated to a day room at Arusha Coffee Lodge to freshen up before transferring to the international airport for your flight home.
Tarangire is recognizable by its expansive baobab studded landscape. Named after the perennial river that sustains the entire park, Tarangire covers an astounding area of 2,600km2, from the Masai Steppe in the South-East, to the Great Rift Valley lakes to the North and West. Tarangire is host to some 3,000 elephants in the dry season, and an impressive number in the wet season, as well as many other animals including lion, buffalo, impala, zebra, giraffe, eland and wildebeest to name a few.
A truly unique accommodation experience, twenty luxury suites sit on elevated platforms among the branches of the surrounding baobab and marula trees, stirring up memories of childhood treehouses. Centred around a main bar and dining area, featuring a 1,000 year old baobab tree, Tarangire Treetops sits in a private 77,000 acre conservancy bordering the national park. Enjoy adventurous bush walks alongside elephants, and breathtaking sundowners atop Sunset Hill.
Standing on the edge and taking in the vast beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience that will remain forever with many visitors. The view is rivalled only by the wildlife spectacle that awaits on the floor of the crater, including the Big 5. The result of a volcanic eruption 2-3 Million years ago, the caldera floor covers 64,000 acres and encompasses open grassy plains, acacia thickets, riverine forest, and fresh and soda lakes.
Old-world grandeur recreated in a green and lush setting, the Manor at Ngorongoro provides a change of pace to a traditional safari. Located on a sprawling coffee estate with easy access to thrilling game viewing and discovery in the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park, the Manor also affords indulgent pastimes of croquet on the lawn, horse riding, picnics in the coffee fields, and brandies enjoyed over a game of snooker.
Endless grassy plains meet the the endless blue skies in this world-famous wildlife destination. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Tanzania’s oldest national park has attracted and inspired naturalists, filmmakers, writers, conservationists and tourists for many years with its abundance of wildlife and playing host to one of nature’s greatest spectacles, the Great Migration.
Serengeti Pioneer Camp is perched on a rocky outcrop in Southern central Serengeti, close to Moru Kopjes, and affords dramatic views of the Serengeti plains that drift endlessly into the horizon. It is a site originally chosen by world renowned researcher and lm maker, Alan Root. A camp designed for limited impact on its natural surroundings, Pioneer has the feel of a 1930s mobile safari camp, but with all the modern day amenities of a luxury camp. The 12 tents are tastefully decorated in Campaign-style safari furniture, with en suite bathrooms offering steaming hot solar- heated showers. Each tent has a personal room attendant to look after guests’ needs. Ensconced among the natural bush, the tented suites offer a truly back-to-nature feel.
Lining the banks of the famous Grumeti river, home to pods of grunting and wallowing hippos, Serengeti Migration Camp perfectly encapsulates the luxury camp experience. Overlooking a kopje and sweeping plains across the river, the camp’s main areas are designed for enjoyment of the expansive view and being captivated by the colours of a spectacular Serengeti sunset. An open-plan lounge, dining room with large balcony, and a sunset viewing platform with camp re ensure that all delicious meals and satisfying drinks are accompanied by a stunning view. A large swimming pool invites guests for a refreshing swim during the heat of the day.
Extend your stay in the Serengeti and explore its beautiful environs more intimately. Staying at either Serengeti Migration Camp or Serengeti Pioneer Camp, depending on your season of travel, use the luxury of time to acquaint yourself with your surrounding environment for a more memorable safari experience.
Set on a kopje in southern Serengeti and boasting some of the best views over the Serengeti plains, Serengeti Pioneer Camp represents a return to nature and traditional luxury safari adventures of yesteryear.
Serengeti Migration Camp, set in northern Serengeti comprises of sumptuous tented suites set along the Grumeti River, offering fantastic game viewing and easy access to spectacular wildebeest river crossings.
The Serengeti is part of an extensive ecosystem that includes the Masai Mara in Kenya. Take the opportunity to appreciate the vast scope of this environment by combining a cross-border visit into your safari, with a few days spent enjoying the warm hospitality at either Sand River Masai Mara or Elephant Pepper Camp.
A traditional safari camp with spacious tents, Elephant Pepper Camp invites guests to indulge in stories around the campfire after a day of exploring a pristine wildlife area with bush walks or game driving.
Delve further into the Masai Mara experience by extending your stay. Leave Sand River Masai Mara feeling re-energised and reconnected with the wilderness.
For many the name Zanzibar is synonymous with white sandy beaches, glistening azure waters, tropical greenery and exotic towns of winding stone alleyways. Layered in history as a crossroads for the ancient Spice Trade, and alive with vibrant traditional cultures, Zanzibar marks an exciting contrast to your time on safari.
Kilindi Zanzibar is the ultimate in escapism and barefoot extravagance. Secluded pavilions set among tropical gardens overlook the kaleidoscopic waters of the Indian Ocean and pristine white sands of a private beach. Lose yourself in back-to-nature luxury in this lover’s hideaway- the perfect end to a thrilling safari.