Day 1 to 3 - Lake Manyara, Chem Chem Lodge
On arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport, met by the Adams & Butler representative and drive directly to Lake Manyara in the Great Rift Valley to the exclusive Chem Chem Lodge. Accommodation here is booked for 3 nights on a full board basis. The Lodge lies in a 4000ha privileged Wildlife Management Area between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara in northern Tanzania. E The principle house of the Lodge offers a full service gourmet restaurant to whet your appetite, a lounge bar complete with outdoor fire place to quench your thirst and toast your toes and a fully stocked library to broaden your horizons. You may even choose to enjoy your read on the viewing deck which boasts awe-inspring views over Lake Manyara. Outside, a pool is hidden in the trees for dips in the afternoon heat and the Chem Chem Amani Spa offers a new meaning to utter relaxation.
Day 4 & 5 Ngorongoro Highlands, Gibbs Farm Lodge
After breakfast drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley through Mto wa Mbuu and on to Gibbs Farm, Karatu on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Accommodation here is booked for 2 nights on full board basis with a full day in the Ngorongoro Crater. The oldest guest house in northern Tanzania, in tranquil surroundings on the edge of the Ngorongoro Forest, we are committed to the well-being of our guests, community and natural environment. Early breakfast at Gibbs Farm, then drive to the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day game drive on the floor of the crate to look for lion, rhino, elephant, hyena and many different herbivores living in this world heritage site. Stop for a picnic lunch at the hippo dam and when ready ascend from the crater floor to return to your lodge.
Day 6 to 9 Serengeti National Park, Olakira Camp
Breakfast at Gibbs Farm, drive to the Manyara airstrip for the daily schedule flight to the world famous Serengeti National Park. With its vast open plains, acacia woodland and rocky outcrops (kopjes) its home to vast numbers of herbivores as well as lion, leopard, cheetah, elephant. On landing at the airstrip met by the camp driver guide and his 4 x 4 safari vehicle and transfer to Olakira Camp. Accommodation is booked for 3 nights on a full board basis.
Day 10 – Depart
After a last game drive in the Serengeti, you will be transferred to the airstrip for the scheduled flight departing at 10.55. Arriving at Arusha airport, an Adams & Butler representative will meet and transfer you to the international airport for your journey home.
In East Africa, north of Mozambique.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area spans vast expanses of highland plains, savanna woodlands and forests and includes the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the world’s largest volcanic crater. The crater is home to the highest density of big game in Africa, including the Big Five. As a result the Ngorongoro is one of the continent's most famous safari destinations and it is also an exceptional place to interact with people from the Masaai tribe. The Serengeti, Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers scintillating game-viewing with herds of buffalo, elephant and giraffe. Mount Kilimanjaro is a metaphor for the compelling beauty of East Africa. And when you see it, you will understand why. Not only is this the highest peak on the African continent, it is also the tallest free-standing mountain in the world, rising in breath-taking beauty from the surrounding coastal scrubland. Kilimanjaro is also one of the world's most accessible high summits, a beacon for thousands of visitors from around the world.
Capital: Although Dar es Salaam lost its status as the nation's capital to Dodoma in the 1970s, it remains the focus of the permanent central government bureaucracy.
Time: Tanzania is three hours ahead of GMT and eight hours ahead of EST.
Money: The Tanzanian Shilling is the currency of Tanzania.
Health: It is recommended that all visitors to Tanzania are vaccinated against Yellow Fever, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Typhoid and Polio. Visitors should also take tablets to protect against the threat of Malaria.
Water: The water in Tanzania is not safe to drink, always drink bottled, sealed water.
Climate: Tanzania has a tropical climate but because of its size, there are regional variations. Zanzibar is hot all year round but February is the hottest time to visit and July and August are the cooler months.