Tanzania Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Experience classic tented luxury on this spectacular safari adventure through the heart of Tanzania, exploring the country’s most game-rich parks and reserves, on an itinerary designed for phenomenal wildlife viewing.

Journey Overview

Experience classic tented luxury on this spectacular safari adventure through the heart of Tanzania, exploring the country’s most game-rich parks and reserves, on an itinerary designed for phenomenal wildlife viewing.

Journey Highlights

  • Discover diverse wildlife across Tanzania’s northern circuit, in places synonymous with unforgettable game sightings, including Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park
  • Watch iconic species roaming free, including prides of lions and herds of elephants, giraffes and gazelles, from custom-made vehicles with an unobstructed view from every seat
  • Experience incredible, up-close encounters with Tanzania’s diverse wildlife thanks to the in-depth tracking skills of our handpicked safari guides
  • Stay on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a privileged location that affords you early access to the crater floor for a quieter, less-crowded safari experience
  • Visit a Maasai village to learn about the tribe’s customs and daily life, and ride by tuk-tuk on a visit to the local market

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Arusha, Tanzania

Arrive in Arusha and transfer to your lodge, set on a working coffee plantation. Your private chalet near Mount Meru features a log fireplace and a balcony. 
Arusha Coffee Lodge

Day 2: Tarangire National Park | Design Your Day

This morning, begin your safari adventure by enjoying one of these Design Your Day activities.

  • Visit Ilboru Primary School, a project supported by A&K Philanthropy, to meet students facing special challenges.
  • Explore a Coffee Estate, walking the plantation to see how fine local coffee is grown, harvested, dried and roasted.
  • Tour the Shanga Workshop with a private guide to learn about the handmade jewellery and homeware created there.

Return to your lodge for lunch, and then fly to Tarangire National Park, where open grasslands, acacia trees and the Tarangire River paint the wild landscape. This afternoon, set out on a game drive. Tonight, gather with fellow guests for a welcome dinner. 
Sanctuary Swala | Meals: BLD

Day 3: Tarangire National Park | A Lesson in Local Cuisine

Today, enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in search of elands, oryxes, wildebeests and zebras as well as the park’s large elephant population. Keep your eyes trained for hartebeests, gazelles and exotic birds like the bateleur and martial eagle. Your local expert driver-guide draws on years of experience in the bush to locate the best wildlife-viewing opportunities right as they happen. This afternoon, learn how to prepare local dishes like ugali and kachumbari as part of an A&K Chef’s Table experience. 
Sanctuary Swala | Meals: BLD

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater | Amphitheatre of Animals

As you cross the Great Rift Valley, stop for a market visit in Mto wa Mbu, where stalls brim with vibrant local produce. Then, see the village from a different perspective as you Ride Like a Local on a tuk-tuk, viewing the local community and rice fields as you go. Next, take a scenic drive to tranquil Gibb’s Farm, where you stop for a lunch made with organic, just-picked ingredients. Later, arrive at the natural amphitheatre of Ngorongoro Crater, a 2,000-foot-deep caldera. A fascinating microcosm of East African wildlife — including buffalo, flamingos, lions and leopards — resides inside. Climb the outer wall, passing through dense vegetation until a breathtaking view across the crater floor appears. Arrive at your camp, nestled in a wooded area with easy access to the crater floor and featuring elegant, tented accommodations adorned with handwoven rugs, comfortable beds with crisp linens, and en suite bathrooms with flush toilets. Relax on your veranda to view the panoramic natural wonderland. 
Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater | Intimate Crater Barbecue

This morning, descend into the crater, arriving ahead of most visitors — thanks to the closer proximity of your ideally located accommodations — to view the resident wildlife at its most active time of day. Take a break from game viewing for a private hot gourmet lunch, in a location apart from crowded picnic sites, prepared by your camp staff, as a symphony of wildlife sounds envelops you. This afternoon, visit with an elder at a Maasai village, where you learn about the tribe’s traditional, nomadic lifestyle and coexistence with wildlife. Later, witness a dance performance at your tented camp. Sense the incomparable spirit of this pastoral, nomadic people who have kept their tribal traditions alive through countless generations of life in East Africa. 
Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 6: Serengeti National Park | Searching the Vast Plains

Fly to the fabled Serengeti National Park and settle into your remote and authentic camp. Then, set out on the boundless Serengeti, one of the oldest and least-changed ecosystems on earth, where the circle of life plays out every day. It is home to one of the world’s largest concentrations of wildlife, with lions, hyenas and leopards all endemic. For a portion of each year, dictated by weather patterns and the unpredictable nature of wild animals, vast herds of wildebeests and zebras move through the Serengeti in search of grass and water as part of the year-round Great Migration cycle. This evening, sip a cocktail and reflect on the majesty of Africa during a relaxing Scenic Sundowner experience.   
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp| Meals: BLD

Day 7: Serengeti National Park | Where the Big Five Roam

Venture out on morning and afternoon game drives in the protected Serengeti refuge, where flowing rivers support a plethora of species. In addition to the Big Five (lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards and rhinos), keep your camera handy for sights such as a cheetah bolting after a fleet Thomson’s gazelle. Enjoy ideal game viewing, as your highly experienced driver-guide strives continually to keep you in the heart of the action. Tonight, gather for a memorable farewell dinner. 
Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp | Meals: BLD

Day 8: Depart Arusha

Fly to Arusha and enjoy lunch. Relax in a comfortable dayroom before transferring to the airport for your flight home. 
Arusha Coffee Lodge (dayroom) | Meals: BL

Journey Details

Internal air included: Arusha/Tarangire; Manyara/Serengeti/Arusha
Minimum age is 10 years.
Each guest on this journey will receive an A&K Safari Duffel.
First group event: welcome briefing at 8:30 a.m. on Day 2.
Last group event: lunch at 1:30 p.m. on Day 8.
Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests.
Some departures will operate on an amended itinerary for Days 6-7. Please contact A&K for details.

Tailor-Made Travel with A&K

If scheduled departure dates don’t work for you, or you would prefer to travel privately, please talk to one of our expert Journey Designers or your travel agent about creating the perfect bespoke tailor-made journey for you, or your own small group with family or friends.

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Preferred Accommodation

Preferred Accommodation

This journey features the following Preferred Accommodations:

Sanctuary Swala, Tarangire

Tanzania Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)

Sanctuary Swala is to be found in a remote valley within Tarangire National Park. The camp offers private game viewing, wilderness indulg ... Read more

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Tanzania Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)
A&K Favourite

Set on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater which is home to a huge variety of animals including lion, jackal, cheetah, wildebeest, zebra, buffal ... Read more

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

Tanzania Safari in Style - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2021)
A&K Favourite

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp is a small and intimate mobile camp with ten luxury safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms. Your pe ... Read more

Dates & Prices

Journey Dates & Prices

Prices are per person, based on double occupancy

Aug 31, 2021 - Sep 7, 2021
Price AU$14,345pp Single Supplement AU$3,230 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Enquire
Oct 5, 2021 - Oct 12, 2021
Price AU$14,050pp Single Supplement AU$2,935 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Call for Availability Enquire
Dec 21, 2021 - Dec 28, 2021
Price AU$15,375pp Single Supplement AU$3,520 Internal Air (From) Included Availability Available Enquire