Created to highlight the crowning jewels of Tanzania’s safari destinations, this 8-day classic journey takes your through the baobab and elephant dotted landscape of Tarangire, to the breathtaking Eden that is the Ngorongoro Crater, finishing in the world-renowned Serengeti, with its endless horizons and abundant wildlife.
Each of Elewana Collection’s lodges, camps and hotels has been carefully selected for their unique accommodations and iconic locations, providing exceptional game viewing opportunities in exceptional comfort and style.
Flying between camps not only gives you more game viewing and activity time, but also provides an amazing and unique perspective over the landscapes and wildlife you are about to see up close. This is the best way to see the very best of The Soul of Africa, Tanzania.
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DAY 1 - ARRIVE AND STAY AT ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE
Welcome to Tanzania!
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) an Elewana Representative will welcome you and you will be chauffeured to The Arusha Coffee Lodge.
Situated on the foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha Coffee Lodge nestles within one of Tanzania’s largest working coffee plantations.
Characterized by plantation-style home comfort and luxurious guest amenities, Arusha Coffee Lodges’ Plantation Suites are a haven for calm and composure before or after a safari. SkySafari guests’ stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge will be on an all-inclusive basis.
On arrival at the Lodge our guests receive a warm and friendly greeting and immediately sample a cool and refreshing coffee-infused welcome drink.
All SkySafari guests receive an immediate room upgrade to one of the luxurious Plantation Suites that lie surrounded by the ever-present coffee trees of the plantation.
DAY 2 - ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast and a briefing on your SkySafari, enjoy a Bean to Cup Coffee Tour on the plantation.
After an Alfresco Lunch in the gardens of the lodge you will be chauffeured to Arusha Airport for your 20-minute flight to Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire National Park.
On landing at Tarangire airstrip, our SkySafari Guests are met by the Tarangire Treetops Guide. The transfer to Tarangire Treetops includes a fascinating game-drive through the famed Tarangire National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Tanzania.
Tarangire is a dramatically beautiful and diverse eco system, boasting one of the largest concentrations of elephant in East Africa. These mobs of elephant are easily encountered, wet or dry. The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.
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.
Your stay here at Tarangire Treetops is for 2 nights in a Tree House, and is on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks (premium drinks excluded), laundry service, transfers, game drives and scheduled activities).
DAY 3 - TARANGIRE GAME DRIVE, WALK AND AUTHENTIC MASAI VILLAGE VISIT
After breakfast at Treetops you will enjoy a full day of activities including game drives, a visit to an authentic Masai village, a game walk, and spectacular sundowner in the bush with cocktails followed by a night game drive.
Lunch and dinner will be served at Treetops with dinner being a traditional Masai Boma experience.
DAY 4 - TARANGIRE TO NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
After breakfast you will enjoy a morning game drive through Tarangire National Park.
Stop at leisure for a picnic lunch on your way to Kuro Airstrip and connect to Manyara Airstrip. On arrival 20 minutes later, our team from The Manor at Ngorongoro will meet you and transfer you to The Manor where you will arrive in time for high-tea.
Nestled adjacent to the breath taking Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the 1,500 acre Shangri-La Coffee estate, The Manor at Ngorongoro is a one-of-a-kind experience. African hospitality fused with old world Afro-European architecture and décor embraces you in luxuriant style surrounded by the natural splendour of the Tanzanian highlands and the world heritage site: The Ngorongoro Crater.
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.
Warmly greeted by the managers of The Manor, and having enjoyed The Manor’s special ‘High Tea’, our SkySafari guests will be invited to their very own Manor Cottage to unpack, unwind and relax before being invited back to the Main House for evening dinner. And for those who wish to explore, the swimming pool, spa, games room and stables await discovery
Here, your 2-night stay will be in a cottage on an all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks (premium drinks excluded), laundry service, transfers, game drives and scheduled activities).
DAY 5 - EXPLORE NGORONGORO CRATER
After breakfast, an Elewana vehicle will drive you down the crater for a full day of exploration of the Ngorongoro Crater. A picnic hamper lunch will be served on the crater floor.
After lunch, you will explore more of the crater before heading back to the Manor for evening cocktails, dinner and overnight.
DAY 6 - NGORONGORO TO LAKE MANYARA AND TRANSFER TO THE SERENGETI
Today, you have the option of visiting 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 tour, a massage treatment (one per person) or you may opt to just relax. All these activities are included in the SkySafari.
After lunch you will be driven to Manyara airstrip for your onward flight to the Serengeti, where you will stay at either Serengeti Pioneer Camp or Serengeti Migration Camp. The choice of Camp will be made in advance of your arrival to Tanzania with the decision based on which location will provide the optimum game-viewing opportunities. Both Camps provide exceptional accommodations and are located close to the migratory path of the Wildebeest Migration. However each Camp benefits from resident wildlife – all-year round. Enjoy full-day game drives, bush luncheons and dinners as well as evenings under the stars at the Camps.
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.
Set on a kopje and boasting some of the best views over the central 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 thoughtfully positioned along the Grumeti River, offering fantastic game viewing and easy access to spectacular wildebeest river crossings
You will spend the next 2 nights in a luxurious safari tent, on all-inclusive basis (includes all meals, drinks (premium drinks excluded), laundry service, transfers, game drives and scheduled activities).”
DAY 7 - FULL DAY EXPLORING THE SERENGETI
After breakfast you will spend a full day exploring the vast Serengeti. Enjoy a lunch in the bush, after which the afternoon will be spent game viewing.
You will return to your camp in time for sundowners and dinner.
DAY 8 - SERENGETI ACTIVITIES THEN TRANSFER BACK TO ARUSHA THEN KILIMANJARO AIRPORT
Watch a spectacular sunrise whilst staying at Pioneer Camp or stretch your legs on a game walk if you are staying at Migration Camp.
Lunch will be served at the camp and thereafter a game drive en route to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha.
On arrival you will be welcomed and met by an Elewana representative and chauffeured to Arusha Coffee Lodge. Depending on your outbound flight details, enjoy the use of a dayroom and then you will be chauffeured to Kilimanjaro Airport. End of our services.
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