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We define lodges as accommodation with no canvas!

 

The lodge landscape in East Africa is dominated by several large chains. Serena and Sopa are probably the best known and certainly the most requested but there are plenty of other choices.

 

While we prefer the more intimidate safari experience of mobile camps and the classic experience of tented camps, there are plenty of people who enjoy staying in lodges. Pools, bright lights, stocked bars, sumptuous buffets, gift shops, hairdryers, bathtubs, internet, telephones, television and other conveniences are more important for some people and that's OK!

 

A great safari is not defined by the style of lodging!

A great safari is placing the right people in the right lodge/camp at the right time with the right guide!

 

We often mix lodge and tented/mobile camp safaris.

 

 

3 Days 2 Nights - Ngorongoro [book this safari] 

     

      Day 1: Ngorongoro Crater
      Pick up from the hotel in Arusha and transfer to a the reserved lodge at Ngorongoro for lunch. After Lunch descend town to the crater for half a day game drive down the crater. Late afternoon drive to your lodge on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.
      Option of or visiting the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum or visiting one of the maasai bomas is available at extra cost [Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge/ Serena Hotel/ Sopa lodge]

      Day 2: Full day in the Ngorongoro Crater
      After breakfast and depart with picnic lunch for a full day crater tour (or even for a half day tour depending on the clients wishes), explore the crater which is famous for its great concentration of wild life. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.Option of or visiting the maasai bomas arround seneto is available at extra cost

      Day 3. Ngorongoro - Arusha
      After breakfast depart for Arusha arriving by lunch time. Option of hiking, biking to the waterfalls and visiting the local people or the maasai village around Mto Wa Mbu village or visiting the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum is available at extra cost. 
       

     

     

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IMPORTANT NOTICE!

the prices are not included as they depend on  availability of rooms. All lodges require reservations 60 days prior to the planned stay at the lodges and down payment at the time of reservation in able to assure the availability of the accommodations. Also see our booking conditions.

[click here to view some of the lodges]

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3 DAYS NGORONGORO/ LAKE MANYARA [book this safari] 

     

      Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park.
      Leave Arusha at arround 9am with our lunch boxes. We stop at shoprite to buy some snacks, we then continue to drive on tarmac road to Manyara 120kms. We arrive just in time for lunch. We have lunch then we do an afternoon game drive on the park (see details of Manyara National Park). Late afternoon we drive to the Lodge for dinner and overnight. [Popo Safari Lodge/ Migunga Tented Lodge/ Lake Manyara Hotel]

      Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater - Karatu.
      After a very early breakfast leave with picnic box. We drive to the crater rim (2400mt above sealevel). We then descend to the crater (650m. See details of Ngorongoro Crater) We do a game drive and we have lunch in the crater floor. We then ascend and drive to Karatu. Dinner and overnight at [Booganvelia Lodge/ Ngorongoro Farm House]


      Day 3: Karatu - Arusha
      Early morning game drive, breakfast and return to Arusha arriving for lunch. Option of hiking, biking to the waterfalls and visiting the local people or the maasai village around mto wa mbu village or visiting the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum is available at extra cost.

     

     


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IMPORTANT NOTICE!

the prices for these itineraries are not included as they depend on  availability of rooms. All lodges require reservations 60 days prior to the planned stay at the lodges and down payment at the time of reservation in able to assure the availability of the accommodations. Also see our booking conditions.

[click here to view some of the lodges]

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4 DAYS LAKE MANYARA/ NGORONGORO/ TARANGIRE [book this safari]

     

      Day 1: Lake Manyara.
      Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara, arriving there by lunch time. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at a lodge [Manyara Hotel/ Serena Hotels/ Kururumo Tented Lodge/ Jambo Lodge and Campsite].
      Option of stopping by at the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum at an extra cost.

      Day 2: Ngorongoro crater.
      After early breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro with our lunch boxes. We stop at the crater rim view point (2400m above sea level). Then we drive around the rim and descend down to the crater bottom (650m). A full day game drive in the crater. Plenty of animals to view, big herds of wildebeest and zebras, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles antelopes, flamingos at the lake and black rhinos in a clear lucky day.  Late afternoon drive to your lodge on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.
      [Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Serena Hotel/ Sopa Lodge]

      Day 3: Tarangire National Park.
      After breakfast drive to Tarangire. Lunch at the lodge the after lunch afternoon game drive. Meals and overnight at lodge.
      Option of stopping at the Mto Wa Mbu village at the market, or just a walk in the village with a guide at an extra cost

      Day 4. Arusha.
      After breakfast enjoy a morning game viewing drive in the Tarangire National Park. Return to lodge for lunch and in the afternoon depart for Arusha. Option of stopping by at the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum at an extra cost.

     

     

     

***** END OF TOUR *****

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

the prices are not included as they depend on  availability of rooms. All lodges require reservations 60 days prior to the planned stay at the lodges and down payment at the time of reservation in able to assure the availability of the accommodations. Also see our booking conditions.

[click here to view some of the lodges]

 

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5 DAYS LAKE MANYARA / NGORONGORO / TARANGIRE [book this safari]


      Day 1: Lake Manyara National Park.
      Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara arriving by lunch time. Afternoon game drive.
      Dinner and overnight at a lodge.[Manyara Hotel/ Serena Hotels/ Migunga Forest Camp/ Popo Safari Lodge].
      Option of stopping by at the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum at an extra cost.

      Day 2: Ngorongoro.
      After morning game drive in Lake Manyara, then return to the lodge for lunch then proceed to one of the natural wonders of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
      Option to visit the Iraqw traditional house and have a traditional tour by a guide at an extra cost. Or visit the cafe plantation at Gibsfarm and do walking to the waterfalls is also possible at an extra cost.
      Dinner and overnight at - [Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Serena Hotel/ Sopa Lodge]

      Day 3. Ngorongoro Crater.
      After early breakfast  descend down to the crater bottom (650m). A full day game drive in the crater. Plenty of animals to view, big herds of wildebeest and zebras, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles antelopes, flamingos at the lake and black rhinos in a clear lucky day. Late afternoon drive to your lodge on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.

      Day 4. Tarangire National Park.
      After breakfast drive to Tarangire. Lunch at the lodge the after lunch afternoon game drive. Meals and overnight at lodge.
      Option of stopping at the Mto Wa Mbu village at the market, or just a walk in the village with a guide at an extra cost

      Day 5. Tarangire-Arusha.
      After breakfast proceed for a morning game viewing drive, return to lodge for lunch. Afternoon drive to Arusha.
      Option of stopping at the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum at an extra cost.

     

     

     

***** END OF TOUR *****

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

the prices are not included as they depend on  availability of rooms. All lodges require reservations 60 days prior to the planned stay at the lodges and down payment at the time of reservation in able to assure the availability of the accommodations. Also see our booking conditions.

[click here to view some of the lodges]

 

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5 DAYS MANYARA/ NGORONGORO / SERENGETI  [book this safari]


      Day 1 Manyara
      After breakfast, we depart for Lake Manyara. Stopping at Shoprite at 9am to buy some water and snacks then proceed. Lake Manyara is about 120 km from Arusha Town. We arrive arround lunch time. We have luch in the park and do an afternoon game drive. The parks is a scenic and beutiful park host to Elephants, giraffes, zebras, cape buffalos, over 250 species of birds some resident and some migratory.
      Read more about Lake Manyara National Park.

      Dinner and overnight at a lodge [Manyara Hotel/ Serena Hotels/ Migunga Forest Camp/ Popo Safari Lodge].
      Option:  Shopping on the way. Ask your driver.

      Day 2 Serengeti National Park
      After breakfast depart for Serengeti with our lunch boxes passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of Leakey’s family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. We visit the museum and receive a lecture while having lunch. After lunch we proceed to Serengeti National Park, stopping at the Naabi hill gate for a short brake, we then do an afternoon game drive as we heading to the Lodge. Meals and overnight at lodge.
      [Sopa Lodge/ Seronera Wildlife Lodge/ Serena Hotel]

      Day 3 Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro.
      After breakfast we leave for an early morning game drive in the Serengeti plains in search for wild game you might have missed the previous game drive. After lunch we start to head towards Ngorongoro. Option of visiting the Maasai Village and experience their life style in reality is available at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
      [Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Serena Hotel/ Sopa Lodge]

      Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater
      After early breakfast  descend down to the crater bottom (650m). A full day game drive in the crater. Plenty of animals to view, big herds of wildebeest and zebras, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles antelopes, flamingos at the lake and black rhinos in a clear lucky day. Our last chance to complete the left members of the big five! Late afternoon drive to your lodge on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.

      Day 5 Arusha
      After breakfast drive back to Arusha arriving by lunch time.
      Option of stopping at the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum at an extra cost.

     

     

***** END OF TOUR *****

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

the prices are not included as they depend on  availability of rooms. All lodges require reservations 60 days prior to the planned stay at the lodges and down payment at the time of reservation in able to assure the availability of the accommodations. Also see our booking conditions.

[click here to view some of the lodges]

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6 DAYS MANYARA / NGORONGORO / SERENGETI     [book this safari]

     

      Day 1 Lake Manyara
      Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara, arriving there by lunch time. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at a lodge [Manyara Hotel/ Serena Hotels/ Migunga Forest Camp/ Popo Safari Lodge].
      Option of stopping by at the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum at an extra cost.

      Day 2 Serengeti
      After breakfast depart for Serengeti with our lunch boxes passing through Oldupai Gorge, the site of Leakey’s family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. We visit the museum and receive a lecture while having lunch. After lunch we proceed to Serengeti National Park, stopping at the Naabi hill gate for a short brake, we then do an afternoon game drive as we heading to the Lodge. Meals and overnight at lodge.
      [Sopa Lodge/ Seronera Wildlife Lodge/ Serena Hotel]

      Day 3 Serengeti (full day)
      Early in the morning we start searching for animals in the plains of Serengeti. Return to the lodge for lunch and siesta. In the afternoon about 3pm we leave the lodge for an afternoon game drive then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

      Day 4 Serengeti - Ngorongoro
      After breakfast do another morning game drive, then start to head to Ngorongoro. Lunch at the Naabi hill gate. Option to visit one of the maasai villages and experience their way of living at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight at the lodge. [Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Serena Hotel/ Sopa Lodge]

      Day 5 Ngorongoro crater
      After early breakfast  descend down to the crater bottom (650m). A full day game drive in the crater. Plenty of animals to view, big herds of wildebeest and zebras, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles antelopes, flamingos at the lake and black rhinos in a clear lucky day. Our last chance to complete the left members of the big five! Late afternoon drive to your lodge on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.

      Day 6. Arusha
      After breakfast drive back to Arusha arriving by lunch time.
      Option of stopping by at the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum at an extra cost.

     

     

     

***** END OF TOUR *****

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

the prices are not included as they depend on  availability of rooms. All lodges require reservations 60 days prior to the planned stay at the lodges and down payment at the time of reservation in able to assure the availability of the accommodations. Also see our booking conditions.

[click here to view some of the lodges]

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7 DAYS MANYARA / NGORONGORO / SERENGETI / TARANGIRE  [book this safari]


      Day 1 : Lake Manyara - Karatu.
      Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara. We have lunch in the park then after lunch drive to Karatu town (20 kms from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area). Option to visit the Iraqw traditional house and have a traditional tour by a guide at an extra cost. Or visit the cafe plantation at Gibsfarm and do walking to the waterfalls is also possible at an extra cost.

      Dinner and overnight at Bougainvellia safari Lodge
      [Meal Plan is FB]

      Day 2 : Serengeti National Park.
      After breakfast depart for Serengeti with our lunch boxes passing through Oldupai Gorge, the site of Leakey’s family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. We visit the museum and receive a lecture while having lunch. After lunch we proceed to Serengeti National Park, stopping at the Naabi hill gate for a short brake, we then do an afternoon game drive as we heading to the Lodge.

      Meals and overnight at lodge.
      [Sopa Lodge/ Seronera Wildlife Lodge/ Serena Hotel]

      Day 3 : Serengeti National Park (Full day)
      Early in the morning we start searching for animals in the plains of Serengeti. Return to the lodge for lunch and siesta. In the afternoon about 3pm we leave the lodge for an afternoon game drive then return to the same lodge for dinner and overnight.

      Day 4 : Serengeti - Ngorongoro
      After breakfast do another morning game drive, then start to head to Ngorongoro. Lunch at the Naabi hill gate. Option to visit one of the maasai villages and experience their way of living at an extra cost.
      Dinner and overnight at the lodge. [Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Serena Hotel/ Sopa Lodge/ Crater Lodge]

      Day 5 : Ngorongoro crater
      After early breakfast  descend down to the crater bottom (650m). A full day game drive in the crater. Plenty of animals to view, big herds of wildebeest and zebras, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, gazelles antelopes, flamingos at the lake and black rhinos in a clear lucky day. Yet another chance to complete the left members of the big five! Late afternoon drive to your lodge on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.

      Day 6 : Tarangire
      After breakfast drive to Tarangire. Lunch at the lodge the after lunch afternoon game drive. Meals and overnight at lodge.
      Option of stopping at the Mto Wa Mbu village at the market, or just a walk in the village with a guide at an extra cost

      Dinner and Overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge

      Day 7 : Tarangire/Arusha
      After breakfast go for a morning game viewing drive in Tarangire National Park. Return to lodge for lunch before you depart for Arusha. Option of stopping by at the Meserani Snake Park and Maasai museum at an extra cost.

      Arrive in Arusha arround 5pm.

     

     

***** END OF TOUR *****

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

the prices are not included as they depend on  availability of rooms. All lodges require reservations 60 days prior to the planned stay at the lodges and down payment at the time of reservation in able to assure the availability of the accommodations. Also see our booking conditions.

 [click here to view some of the lodges]

 

please note that the Tanzanian park authorities increased the park fees drastically from 2006, which results in the steep rise of prices!

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

There is currently only one balloon safaris company in Serengeti National Park. We can not guarantee you to get places on the balloon. Make sure to deposit the balloon safari fees 2 months prior to the safari.

Also see our booking conditions.

 

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