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Best Tanzania Lodge Tour

Best Tanzania Lodge Tour

Overview

Experience the ultimate safariing adventure on the best Tanzania lodge tour package in a span of seven days wherebyyou will visit Lake Manyara,  Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti.

We organize daily departures from Arusha with a minimum of two pax and a maximum of six pax in the group. We also craft private safaris on request for families, friends or colleagues.

Tanzania Lodge Accommodation

We have selected the best accommodation for your stay combined with  comfort, elegance, high-end amenities and ambiance topped with serene locations right in the heart of the wilderness. 

Cuisine ranges from a la carte menu, five course meals or buffet. As you unwind you can enjoy assorted wines, hard drinks, local and international beer brands. We also cater for special diets [Vegetarian/Vegan meals] on request.

Transport Logistics

Transport and game drives are facilitated by 4×4 safari vehicles that are customized for the ultimate safariing experience. The jeeps are accessorized with pop up roofs ideal for game viewing, hifi radio communication gadgets and comfortable seats. 

Tanzania Lodge Safariing

While on the best Tanzania lodge tour you will enjoy the services of our experienced driver guides who have enormous knowledge on wildlife as well as different sceneries you will be visiting.

The thrill of touring various wildlife gems is an adventure that should be on every tourist’s bucket list. Our classic luxury lodge safari package gives you the opportunity to experience first hand the diversity in terms of culture as you socialize with the locals as well as epic game viewing encounters in these premium parks & reserves.

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Seven Days Lake Manyara / Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti Lodge Tour. [Itinerary]

Day One: Arusha – Lake Manyara

A representative from Kenya epic safaris will meet you at your hotel or pick you up from the airport and after briefing you he or she will hand you over to your assigned driver guide to facilitate the best Tanzania lodge tour. You will be driven to lake Manyara national park by your driver guide who will keep you entertained and informed on different sceneries as you journey to your destination arriving in time for a hot delicious lunch.

You will be ushered to your respective rooms by the lodge concierge. Enjoy your afternoon utilizing the lodge facilities; spas, saunas, the pool or take a walk on the well manicured lawns as you socialize; later head out for the evening game drive.

Lake Manyara is 230 kilometers squared while the whole park is 330 kilometers squared inclusive of the lake. It is located under the wall of the Rift Valley and has the highest population of elephants per square kilometer in the country. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch a glimpse of Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions.

The lake attracts thousands of lesser flamingos as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks, due to its alkaline nature. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.

Day Two: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater

Pre Breakfast game drive which offers you an opportunity to view game you might have missed, return to the lodge for your full breakfast and shortly depart. Hit the road and journey to Ngorongoro crater enjoying the ride and different landscape sceneries on the way arriving in time for lunch.

After checking in and relaxing a bit head out for a guided walking tour on the crater rim this offers amazing view of the crater as the African sun sets, giving you a perfect setting to take amazing photos and selfies. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day Three: Ngorongoro Crater

Breakfast will be served bright and early as the African sun rises. Descend 2000 meters with a four wheel drive vehicle to the floor of the crater. Ngorongoro crater is commonly referred to as the “Garden of Eden” and the park is inhabited by about 30,000 animals, of which half are zebra and wildebeest.

The park has recorded over 14000 wildebeest. Tanzania’s few remaining black rhino are regularly sighted in the crater, as are large herds of buffalos. On the crater floor and in the Ngoitokitok swamps, reside plenty of hippos who remain partially submerged during the day and graze on grass at night.

Bird life is also abundant. Spend the day exploring this natural habitat taking a break to have a picnic lunch. Later ascend the crater and back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day Four: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti

After a mouth watering breakfast hit the road and travel to Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, a fossil site excavated by the Leakey family where they discovered human fossil dating back 2 million years. Proceed on to the world famous Serengeti National Park arriving at the lodge in time for hot lunch.

Enjoy your afternoon at leisure and later head out for the evening game drive in search of wildlife. Serengeti is one of the largest wildlife sanctuary in the world and it is also the site of the most breathtaking events in the animal kingdom.

The migration of over a million wildebeest to the Masai Mara game reserve. After checking inn into the lodge head out for the evening game drive. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day Five & Six: Serengeti

Spend two days exploring world class famous park. After breakfast embark on morning and evening game drives or an extensive full day game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Serengeti means “endless plain” in the Maasai language and much of the landscape epitomizes what we have come to expect from an East African safari; vast open savannahs dotted with acacia trees, rocky outcrops, riverine bushes, scrubs, rivers and swamps.

These features give Serengeti a fascinating variety of sceneries. Spend the day exploring this amazing park with a morning and evening game drive. The park’s wildlife population is over 4 million and over 400 bird species both migratory and terrestrial. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day Seven: Serengeti – Arusha

Pre breakfast game drive; depart the lodge by 6:30 A.M and this will give you the opportunity to view the African sunrise and you will also get the chance to spot any game species you might have missed on our previous game drives.

Return to the lodge around mid morning; your full breakfast will be served and afterwards depart and journey back to Arusha; lunch en route arriving late afternoon. Drop off at a hotel or the airport where the best Tanzania lodge tour ends.

End of services.

  • Transport in a customized safari jeep with a pop up roof ideal for game viewing .
  • All park entrance fees.
  • Accommodation on a full board basis subject to availability.
  • Game drives and other activities as described in the itinerary.
  • Services of an English speaking driver guide.
  • Complimentary Bottled water 1 Litre per person per day.
  • All government taxes.
  • International airfares.
  • All expenditure of personal nature such as telephone calls, hard drinks, soft drinks and laundry.
  • Tips.
  • Visas.
  • Travel Insurance.

Tanzania Luxury Lodge Accommodation

Lake Manyara accommodation comprises lodges, hotels and a luxury tree hotel all located within or  around the park. Amenities offered by the lodge include a bar, gift shops, wifi, conference facilities, spas, satellite tv and different sport activities. 

The lodges include Lake Manyara Hotel, E Unoto Retreat Lodge, Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara View Lodge and Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.

All accommodation at Ngorongoro crater is ideally perched at the rim of the crater, while others are at a short driving distance to the crater. There isn’t any form of accommodation within the crater. 

Amenities offered by the lodge include a bar, gift shops, wifi, conference facilities, spas, satellite tv and different sport activities. 

The lodges include Ngorongoro sopa lodge, Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, Gibbs Farm, Ngorongoro Farm House and Tloma Lodge.

Serengeti accommodation comprises lodges and luxury tented camps; all rated according to the amenities they offer. Amenities in the lodges and tented camps include bush dinners, swimming pool, massage, hair styling, beauty treatments, gift shop, wifi, housekeeping services, babysitting on request, full medical back-up and emergency evacuation facilities. 

The lodge to choose from for your Tanzania lodge safari holiday travel include Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Lobo Wildlife Lodge, Serengeti Seronera Lodge, Migration Tented Lodge, Kleins Lodge, Lemala Mara River Camp, Buffalo Springs Tented Lodge, Serengeti Bush Tops Camp, Mbalageti Tented Lodge, Kirawira Tented Lodge, Serengeti Soroi Lodge, Mbuzi Mawe Tented Lodge, Moru Kopjes Private Luxury Camp, Bilila Lodge, Lemala Seronera Camp Grumeti River Tented Lodge Serena Kirawira Camp, Ikoma Safari Camp, Kusini Tented Lodge, Ndutu Lodge, Ndutu Private Luxury Camp, Olduvai Tented Lodge, Lemala Ndutu Camp and Lake Masek Tented Lodge

Know Your Parks

Lake Manyara lies 127 kilometers west of Arusha town, a driving distance of 2 hours. The park covers an area of 330 km2 which consist of dry arid land, forest and the lake. The Lake covers an area of 200 km2 and its alkaline, the lake dries up during the dry season and it is almost non-existent.

Most of the land area of the park is a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and Lake Manyara to the east. Ernest Hemingway once described the park as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa.

The park’s terrain is vast and impressive including large areas of ground water forest with giant fig and mahogany trees alternating with acacia woodlands and open plains. A good network of roads and tracks gives the tourist a maximum game and bird watching opportunity.

The lake is famous for its tree climbing lions, this behavior has been attributed to the torment of biting flies which is minimal while arboreal. The lake attracts thousands of lesser flamingos as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. due to its alkaline nature.

Over 400 hundred bird species have been recorded in the park. Game to view include Leopards, lions, elephants, blue monkeys, dik-dik, gazelle, hippo, giraffe, impala, wildebeests and zebras.

The Ngorongoro conservation area was established in the year 1959 and later became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979. The crater is one of the biggest caldera in the world and has been described as one of the most spectacular game hunts in Africa. The crater has a diameter of 14.5km and a depth of 2000ft – 2500ft. The crater covers an area of 264 km2.

The crater floor is mostly open grassland with two small wooded areas dominated by Acacia xanthophloea. The major source of water for the park is Ngoitokitok Spring, Munge Stream and Lerai Stream.

The best vantage point is the flat-topped Engitati Hill in the north-eastern corner of the park. Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the south-western corner, is the main feature of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here.

The Lerai forest, a fever tree forest located in the south, is a good place in the park to see animals such as elephants, waterbuck and flitting sunbirds. Swamps, thorn scrub and grassland fill the rest of the park and provide the bulk of wildlife viewing. The park is one of the most densely crowded wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals. There are no giraffes, topi or impala in the park.

Another big draw to this picturesque park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.

The Ngorongoro Crater is only open from 06h00 to 16h00 and only 6 hour safari permits are issued which allows for only a single 6 hour morning game drive or 6 hour afternoon game drive to the park. There are two picnic and toilet spots in the crater.

The Serengeti National Park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey. The park covers 14,763 km2 (5,700 sq mi) of grassland plains and savanna as well as riverine forest and woodlands. The park lies in the north of the country, bordered to the north by the national Tanzania and Kenyan border, where it is continuous with the Masai Mara National Reserve.

The park is usually described in three regions: Serengeti plains, Western corridor and Northern Serengeti. Serengeti plains are characterized by the endless, almost treeless grasslands. This is where the wildebeest breed, as they remain in the plains from December to May.

Other ungulates also occur in huge numbers during the wet season. Kopjes are granite formations which are very common in the region, and they are great observation posts for predators, as well as a refuge for hyrax and pythons. The Western corridor the “black cotton” soil covers the swampy savannah of this region.

Grumeti river is home to enormous Nile crocodiles, colobus monkeys, and the martial eagles. The migration passes through from May to July. The Northern Serengeti landscape is dominated by open woodlands and hills, ranging from Seronera in the South, to the Mara river in the limit with Kenya.

Apart from the migratory wildebeest and zebra (which occur from July to August, and in November), the bushy savannah is the best place to find elephants, giraffes and dik diks. The park is well known for its healthy stock of other resident wildlife, particularly the “Big Five”. The park also supports many further species, including cheetahs, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topis, elands, waterbucks, hyenas, baboons, impalas, African wild dogs and giraffes.

The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures.

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