Tanzania Encompassed

Discover Tanzania’s extraordinary biodiversity on this safari adventure which takes in two of the country’s most iconic national parks and two that are lesser known but equally rewarding.

Journey Overview

Discover Tanzania’s extraordinary biodiversity on this safari adventure which takes in two of the country’s most iconic national parks and two that are lesser known but equally rewarding. Handpicked accommodation includes a vintage safari camp in big game territory, eco-sensitive pods set high on the slopes of an ancient volcano, a mobile camp that ensures maximum exposure to the Great Wildebeest Migration, and a sophisticated new camp in one of Tanzania’s best kept secrets.

Journey Highlights 

  • Experience unrivalled game viewing, including the Great Wildebeest Migration
  • Enjoy unprecedented exclusivity on game drives in Ruaha National Park, a vast and remote wildlife reserve
  • Stay in the some of the region’s newest and most unique safari camps and lodges
  • Glimpse a vignette of everyday village life as you ride by tuk-tuk and visit a local market in the vibrant town of Mto wa Mbu
Itinerary

Journey Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Arusha

Arrive into northern Tanzania and transfer to your lodge, set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha. 
Legendary Lodge | Meals: D

Day 2: Arusha - Tarangire National Park

This morning you are transferred to Arusha Airport for your light aircraft to Kuro Airstrip located within Tarangire National Park, home to one of the country’s largest elephant populations. On arrival you are met and transferred with a game drive enroute to your vintage style safari camp located within the private Chem Chem Reserve.  This afternoon explore the Chem Chem Reserve on a safari activity. 
Little Chem Chem (Luxury Vintage Tent) | BLD

Day 3: Tarangire Natinal Park.

Today explore the nearby Tarangire National Park in an open 4wd vehicle.  This park is famous for its large herds of elephants which migrate through the park in search of water between July and October. Breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south make a stop at Tarangire a memorable experience. A full day allows time for plenty of game viewing.  
Little Chem Chem | BLD

Day 4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

. This morning meet your guide from A&K Tanzania and travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation area by road.  Enroute stop off to explore a vibrant local market and community on a tuk tuk ride followed by a stop for lunch at Gibb’s Farm, a working coffee plantation in the highlands, with time to stretch your legs. Later this afternoon, arrive at The Highlands, located on the slopes of the Olmoti Volcano, where you bed down in a perspex-and-canvas domed suite with stunning views.
The Highlands (Domed Suite) | BLD

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Descend into this vast extinct volcano whose towering walls are a natural enclosure for a dazzling abundance of wildlife. See wildebeest, zebra, buffalo and gazelle on the plains, waterbuck, bushbuck and eland in the forest, a healthy elephant population, black rhino, lion, hippo and flamingos. On return to camp stop at a traditional Maasai Village.
The Highlands | BLD 

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Lace up the boots for a walk into the Empakaai Crater accompanied by a ranger. Keep an eye out for an array of animals and extensive birdlife as you descend through lush forest to the sparkling soda lake on the crater floor, famous for the pink flamingo that congregate on its shores. 
The Highlands | BLD

Day 7: Ngoronogoro Conservation Area - Serengeti National Park

This morning return by road to Manyara Airstrip and board your light aircraft flight into the world-famous Serengeti. Game viewing in the park varies depending on the time of year. This is a modern take on a luxury mobile safari camp which moves seasonally between its main site in the Central Serengeti but then moves south between December to Mid April to be in the best location for the migration.
Roving Bushtops (Roving Luxury Safari Tent) | BLD

Days 8-9: Serengeti National Park.

With an expert safari guide, explore the vast plains of the Serengeti in search of predators and other game for the next two days. The Serengeti plays host to a wonderful spectacle each year – the annual migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra who follow the rains in their continual search for grass and water – an unforgettable experience.
Roving Bushtops | BLD

Day 10: Serengeti National Park - Ruaha National Park.

Fly south to Ruaha, one of Tanzania’s wildest parks and home to an incredible number of animals including an estimated 20,000 elephants alone. Your accommodation is sophisticated Jabali Ridge, set high on a rocky kopje overlooking a landscape dotted with spiky palms and bulbous baobabs.
Jabali Ridge (Suite) | BLD

Days 11-12: Ruaha National Park.

Over the next two days, explore the territory with day and night game drives and guided walks. Species here include huge herds of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, impala, eland, hippo, lion and leopard, as well as some of the rarer creatures, including sable and roan antelope and greater kudu. Ruaha offers as definitive a cross-section of wildlife as any park on the continent. 
Jabali Ridge | BLD

Day 13: Ruaha National Park - Depart Dar es Salaam.

Fly by light aircraft east to Dar es Salaam.
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Accommodation/Partners

Accommodation/Partners

Legendary Lodge, Arusha

Tanzania Encompassed

Located on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha, Legendary Lodge is set in lush tropical gardens with stunning views of nearby Mount ... Read more

The Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania Encompassed

At The Highlands you get a real taste of Tanzania's unspoiled wonders. Set high on the slopes of the Olmoti Volcano, the camp looks out o ... Read more

Roving Bushtops, Serengeti

Tanzania Encompassed

Set within the vast Serengeti, Roving Bushtops is an authentic safari camp. The are no fences, meaning your safari sightings can continue ... Read more

Jabali Ridge

Tanzania Encompassed

Jabali Ridge is Ruaha’s most sophisticated accommodation. Hidden among boulders high on a kopje, looking out over a landscape studded wit ... Read more

Little Chem Chem, Tarangire National Park

Tanzania Encompassed

Little Chem Chem – also known as “sunrise camp” - offers the raw drama of the East African bush set in private luxury. This camp, on a ... Read more

Journey Dates & Prices

From $22,736 per person twin share (low season) and from $28,775 per person twin share (high season). Solo travellers on request.

As this Private Journey can be personalised to your specific requirements, it is not available for online booking. Depending on your preferred dates and arrangements, final pricing will vary.

Please call A&K on 1300 851 800 to book this journey.

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