Ultimate East Africa

Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Mwiba, Serengeti & Maasai Mara

Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Mara. This is, as the name says, the ultimate East Africa itinerary. Start in Kilimanjaro and end in Nairobi.

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HIGHLIGHTS

- Variety of safari activities: 4x4 day & night game drives, walking, unique sundowner experiences
- Authentic cultural interactions
- Fun farm activities
- Traditional East African tented experience
- Unbeatable views over the Maasai Mara

SEASON

JANUARY - MARCH: SECRET SEASON
This is a fantastic time to be in Kenya and Tanzania! It is the warmest time of the year and was traditionally the high season before the 'migration fixation'. The wildebeest are in the southern parts of the Serengeti to give birth to their young and Lake Manyara is full of flamingoes.

APRIL - JUNE: RAINY SEASON
Too often travellers want a guarantee of no rain! But those who are not afraid of a few showers this is a lovely time to travel. Please note many camps are closed in April during April and May.
Chem Chem Lodge is closed 1 April - 31 May

JULY - SEPTEMBER: THE GREAT MIGRATION
This is peak safari season in East Africa and we do suggest making your bookings well in advance. Days are lovely and warm with cooler nights and normally very little rain. Safaris in private concessions such as Mwiba and Chem Chem are highly sought after as other areas become overcrowded. From July the wildebeest start making their journey from the Serengeti to the Maasai Mara and by August the Mara plains are filled with the Great Migration.

OCTOBER - DECEMBER: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Like January to March, September and October are another ‘secret season’ and the perfect time for travellers who are not bound by school holidays. These are wonderful months to visit Kenya and Tanzania. It can be getting hot and dry before the November shorts rains.

ITINERARY DETAIL

MOVE: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Road transfer to Legendary Lodge.

STAY: 1 night Legendary Lodge

PLAY: A beautiful, tranquil coffee plantation in lush gardens. Perfect place to regroup before safari.

MOVE: Road transfer from Legendary Lodge to Chem Chem Lodge.

STAY: 3 nights Chem Chem Lodge

PLAY: Interact with nature at this beautiful lodge and home to their “slow safari” concept – get out of the vehicle and touch the earth. Signature experiences include walking with the giraffe and sundowners on the edge of Lake Manyara, not to mention game drives in the Tarangire National Park, tracking with the Maasai, cultural visits and bush breakfasts.

MOVE: Road transfer from Chem Chem Lodge to Gibbs’ Farm

STAY: 2 nights Gibb's Farm

PLAY: The perfect place to unwind from the fast pace of safari with the soothing rhythms of the farm. Experience a sense of place as you recline on your private verandah, walk in the Ngorongoro Forest or explore the back roads of Karatu. Also a perfect base to venture into the Ngorongoro Crater (rates apply).

MOVE: Road transfer from Gibb's Farm to Manyara airstrip. Fly from Manyara airstrip to Mwiba airstrip with Coastal. 4x4 safari to Mwiba Lodge.

STAY: 3 nights Mwiba Lodge

PLAY: Mwiba offers an unmatched experience in luxury adventure with diverse safari activities including 4x4 day and night game drives, bush walks, bush sundowners and a rich and authentic cultural interaction with Hadzabe, Da'toga, Sukuma & Maasai. 

MOVE: Fly from Mwiba airstrip to Grumeti airstrip with Coastal. 4x4 safari to Nyasirori Tented Camp.

STAY: 3 nights Nyasirori Tented Camp

PLAY: Prime location in the Serengeti National Park with exclusive frontage on the Grumeti River and elevation to provide commanding views. Unlimited game drives with a private safari vehicle and local guide.

MOVE: Fly from Grumeti airstrip to Tarime airstrip. Road transfer across the border to Migori airstrip. Fly from Migori to Angama Mara with Coastal / Safarilink. Short walk or 4x4 transfer to Angama Mara.

STAY: 3 nights Angama Mara

PLAY: Float above the Mara in this iconic location overlooking the exclusive Mara Triangle in a contemporary safari lodge with glass-fronted tented suites and views that take your breath away. Plan a perfect day with the choice of 4x4 game drives, walks along the escarpment, hot air balloon safari, picnics on the Out of Africa kopje or simply relax by the pool or on your private deck.    

MOVE: Fly from Angama Mara to Wilson Airport, Nairobi with Air Kenya. Road transfer from Wilson Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Depart ex Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on international flight.

AVAILABILITY
CONTACT

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