Wilderness Basecamp

Unique Highlights Tanzania - Deluxe

Serengeti, Tanzania

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If you’re looking for the ultimate Tanzania safari experience in the shortest amount of time our Unique Highlights itinerary is for you! We’ve created an all-inclusive private journey that combines serious game viewing in the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, two of the world’s most game-rich parks, with plenty of our trademark GBC cultural interaction in Maasai villages between destinations. This itinerary effectively condenses the best of Tanzania into a 6 day itinerary for a trip you'll never forget!

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 - Arusha

Meet at the airport and transfer to your lodge for pre-safari briefing.

Overnight: Karama Lodge (Dinner included)

Day 2 - Arusha - Esilalei - Crater Highlands

After breakfast, we transfer into the Maasai Heartlands to a village called Esilalei (Toothbrush Tree) located in the wildlife corridor in between Tarangire and Lake Manyara. We enjoy a packed lunch just as we enter the village and are met by the village elders and morani (warriors) singing and dancing to welcome us. Your visit supports the building of their school here. Climb into the Crater Highlands for overnight in an old coffee plantation.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Farmhouse (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 3 - Crater Highlands - Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro is a collapsed volcano - an incredible natural amphitheatre, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Take an early morning descent into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. In late afternoon, we return to the rim for a wilderness walk that showcases incredible views of the caldera. Return to crater rim for overnight.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 4 - Ngorongoro - Serengeti

Serengeti is calling today – option pass through Olduvai Gorge and a view of the archaeological sites (and visit the museum) where early human tools and fossils have been found. Otherwise, we drive directly to the Serengeti! Game drive in the rolling grasslands. Criss-crossed with forested riverine valleys, the Serengeti plays home to millions of Africa’s large mammals, making this one of the world’s most famous wildlife destinations.

Overnight: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 5 - Serengeti

All day game drive in Serengeti. Best time for the wildebeest migration is Dec to June but there are spectacular wildlife sights at anytime of year

Overnight: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included)

Day 6 - Serengeti - Arusha

We enjoy an early morning game drive before transferring to the airstrip for our flight back to Arusha.

Overnight: Onward travel to Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam is possible. (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Accommodation Information

Karama Lodge

Karama Lodge in Arusha is set on the side of a hill just on the outskirts of Arusha with individual thatched cabins and spectacular views across to Kilimanjaro. Karama is also known for its superb cuisine.

Ngorongoro Farmhouse

Ngorongoro Farmhouse is located in Crater Highlands about a five minutes drive from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area's Lodoare Gate. It is built on a 500 acre coffee estate and part of a still functioning farm. The Farmhouse is surrounded by large open space and is built from traditional clay brick and plastered.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is located on the north-eastern side of the Ngorongoro Crater rim. It is literally perched right on the edge and the views into the caldera are magnificent. The lodge hs 78 rooms, spread over two floors that all hug the rim edge.

Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp

Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp consist of 6-10 tents that move 3-4 times per year to insure incredible viewing of the Great Wildebeest Migration. The tents are large and fitted out comfortably with flushing toilets, twilight showers, and solar lighting. The dinning tent has a lounge area and 'dining under the stars' is also an option.

Note: Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp locations:

  • December – March: Southern Serengeti/Ndutu
  • April – May: Closed
  • June – mid August: Central Serengeti
  • Mid August – November: Northern Serengeti

Location

Region: Africa - Eastern and Southern

Address:
Serengeti
Tanzania

Amenities/Activities

All Meals All Meals

Ecologically Responsible Ecologically Responsible

Wildlife Wildlife

GBC Staffpick GBC Staffpick

General Information

The walks within the tribal areas are carried out by our own guides in conjunction with the local, tribal guide – this allows easy translation and interpretation. Many of the areas have an array of plant & bird life so binoculars often assist in exact identification.

The price includes:

  • All meals as indicated in itinerary
  • All guide fees
  • All National Park Entrance, transit, camping and walking fees
  • All accommodations as indicated in itinerary
  • Flight from Arusha to Serengeti (mid range & luxury options only. Drive in for budget option)
  • Local beverages at Lake Duluti Lodge, Sayari Camp & Lemala Ngorongoro Camp only
  • 2 1.0L bottles of drinking water per person per day in the game driving vehicle
  • All general camping equipment: eg. tents, mattresses, sleeping bags throughout the itinerary
  • All transfers as indicated in itinerary
  • Donations & payment to local community commitments