9 Days Top Luxury Signature Flying Safari

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9 Days Top Luxury Signature Flying Safari

Embark on an exhilarating 9 days flying safari through Northern Tanzania, exploring some of the most iconic and diverse wildlife destinations in Africa. This safari is designed for those seeking an immersive experience in the heart of Tanzania’s renowned national parks, with the added convenience and luxury of flying between destinations.

Detailed Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you'll be greeted by your professional guide who will transfer you to your accommodation in Arusha. Nestled at the base of Mount Meru, Arusha is a vibrant city known as the gateway to Tanzania's northern safari circuit. You'll have the rest of the day to relax and recover from your journey.

Accommodation: Lemala Hamerkop House

Meal plan: Half Board

We will leave Arusha town early in the morning with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive in Tarangire. At the Tarangire National Park, you will get the opportunity for game drive i.e., view all the animals in their natural habitat. In the game drive session, you will not only get to see wildebeest but also zebras, elephant, Maasai giraffe, Baboons, Fringe-eared Oryx. There’s also a high possibility that you will spot predators like Cheetah, Lions, leopard or the rarest of the rare tree-climbing python. Moreover, you will come across a gigantic number of birds and we’re sure you may at some point lose count of the variety you will see here dinner and overnight inside Tarangire national park.

Accommodation: Lemala Mpingo Ridge lodge

Meal plan: Full Board

Start your day with an early game drive or a bush walk in Tarangire before heading to Kuro Airstrip for your flight to the Northern Serengeti. This region is renowned for the Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebras cross the Mara River, braving crocodile-infested waters. Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to your Lodge, situated in the heart of the migration corridor. Spend the afternoon on a game drive, witnessing this breathtaking spectacle and observing predators like lions and cheetahs that follow the herds. Enjoy a sundowner overlooking the vast plains before dinner under the stars.

Accommodation: Lemala Kuria Hills

Meal plan: Full Board

Dedicate the entire day to exploring the Northern Serengeti, home to an abundance of wildlife year-round. Start with an early morning game drive to catch predators at their most active. You'll have the chance to witness the drama of the Great Migration, spotting herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles, as well as the big cats that prey on them. In the afternoon, you can opt for a guided bush walk to learn about the smaller creatures and plant life that contribute to the Serengeti's rich ecosystem. Return to your Lodge in the evening for dinner and a night of relaxation.

Accommodation: Lemala Kuria Hills

Meal plan: Full Board

After breakfast, take a short flight to the Central Serengeti, known for its year-round game viewing opportunities. This region, also known as Seronera, boasts abundant wildlife and stunning landscapes, including kopjes—granite outcrops that provide shelter for predators and a vantage point for viewing game. Spend the day exploring the area on game drives, seeking out the Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, and rhino) and other species such as giraffes, hippos, and diverse birdlife. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the bush before continuing your safari until dusk. Overnight at a lodge in the heart of the Serengeti.

Accommodation: Lemala Nanyukie Lodge

Meal plan: Full Board

Spend the entire day exploring the Central Serengeti. Begin with an early morning game drive to catch the predators returning from their night hunts and the herbivores grazing in the golden morning light. The Seronera River Valley, a year-round water source, is a great place to spot wildlife. After a leisurely bush breakfast, continue your exploration, keeping an eye out for the elusive leopard and the numerous bird species that inhabit this area. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the park, and then set out for an afternoon game drive. As the day ends, return to your lodge for dinner and relaxation.

Accommodation: Lemala Nanyukie Lodge

Meal plan: Full Board

After breakfast, embark on a scenic drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, with game viewing en route. Ascend the lush highlands and arrive at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This ancient volcanic caldera is one of the most breathtaking wildlife havens on earth. Check into your lodge located on the crater rim, offering spectacular views of the crater floor. In the afternoon, relax at the lodge or take a short walk along the crater rim to enjoy the stunning vistas. Dinner will be served at the lodge, where you can savor the tranquility and beauty of this unique location.

Accommodation: Lemala Ngorongoro

Meal plan: Full Board

Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the world's largest intact volcanic calderas and a natural haven for wildlife. This 600-meter-deep crater hosts a remarkable concentration of animals, including the Big Five, rare black rhinos, and countless other species. Spend the day on a game drive, exploring diverse habitats such as the Lerai Forest, the crater floor's open grasslands, and the hippo-filled swamps. Enjoy a picnic lunch by a scenic spot, perhaps the Ngoitoktok Springs, where hippos and elephants often gather. Return to your lodge on the crater rim for dinner and another night in this stunning location.

Accommodation: Lemala Ngorongoro

Meal plan: Full Board

On your final morning in the Ngorongoro region, savor the panoramic views one last time before departing for Manyara Airstrip. From there, you'll catch a flight back to Arusha. Upon arrival, you might have some time for last-minute shopping or a brief city tour before your transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your onward flight to Home.

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