Wilderness Basecamp

Unique Highlights Tanzania - Luxury

Serengeti, Tanzania

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Prices From: $4538 per person

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: Lake Duluti 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. Continue onto E Unoto Maasai Retreat for a late lunch and then climb into the lush gardens of the Crater Highlands for overnight.

Overnight: Plantation Lodge(Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner included)

Day 3 – Crater Highlands – Ngorongoro

Ngorongoro is collapsed volcano – an incredible natural amphitheatre, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. We will 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. Continue onto our exclusive suites for overnight stay.

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

Day 4 – Ngorongoro – Serengeti

Serengeti is calling today – you have the option of passing through Olduvai Gorge and viewing the archaeological sites (and their companion 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

Today we're enjoying an all day game drive in Serengeti. The best time for the wildebeest migration is Dec to June but there are spectacular wildlife sights at anytime of the 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. (Breakfast and Lunch included)

Accommodation Information

Lake Duluti Lodge

Lake Duluti Lodge offers incredible villa style suites on the shore's of Lake Duluti. It is set on a 30 acre working coffee plantation and all your meals, snacks, local drinks, laundry, butler service and nature walks are included. Also has a swimming pool and bar/lounge area at your convenience.

Plantation Lodge

Plantation Lodge is set in the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands and is a unique property on the safari circuit. Rooms are individually furnished and are set amongst lush gardens.

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is the luxury accommodation on the Ngorongoro Crater rim. All inclusive accommodation with rondavel suites spread over three camps. Private verandah, fireplace and huge bath tubs are some features of each suite.

Nasikia Luxury Mobile Camp

Nasikia Luxury Camps are an intimate collection of mobile luxury camps that progressively shift to the rhythms of the Great Wildebeest Migration. As the vast herds follow the rains and fresh grasses in a clockwise direction through the Serengeti, our camps mimic that pattern of movement. From the Southern plains of Ndutu to the Western expanses and north to the Mara River crossings – Nasikia Luxury Camps can offer you the prime locations and unique & luxurious surroundings to explore on your adventures.

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