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Highlights of Tanzania
8 Nights | from £5,400pp
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Explore the highlights of this beautiful country in style, staying in the best accommodation available and experiencing A&K's first-class personalised service. Visit the World Heritage Site of the Ngorongoro Crater, witness the vast plains of the Serengeti.
Day 1 - London/Nairobi
Depart from London on an overnight flight to Nairobi, landing the next morning.
Day 2 - Nairobi/Arusha
A&K staff will assist you with your onward flight to Kilimanjaro, where a private transfer will take you to the Arusha Hotel in the centre of the town.
Day 3 - Arusha/Tarangire
Today meet your Abercrombie & Kent private driver/guide who will lead you on your first game drive through Tarangire National Park and will be your guide for the duration of your safari. You will spend two nights at Tarangire Sopa Lodge. Enjoy an afternoon game drive through the wooded savannahs around Tarangire River.
Day 4 - Tarangire
Take a game drive in Tarangire National Park. The park is renowned for its very diverse bird population and wonderful panoramas of wide savannah grasslands dotted with open acacia woodland, studded with large baobab trees
Day 5 - Tarangire/Ngorongoro
There is time for an early morning game drive before your guide will drive you to Ngorongoro Crater where you will stay at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for two nights.
Day 6 - Ngorongoro Crater
Explore this World Heritage Site, which acts as a natural wildlife theatre. Awake early and drive down onto the crater floor in search of animals, before enjoying a picnic lunch amongst the grasslands, acacia, copses, pools and streams.
Day 7 - Ngorongoro/Serengeti
Following breakfast, transfer to the Serengeti. The journey to Serengeti Serena becomes a game drive as you explore the open plains.
Day 8 - Serengeti
The short grass plains, rocky outcrops and tortilis woodland around camp offer conditions to suit every type of animal, so the game viewing experience is especially varied. Choose to have a picnic lunch and stay out exploring the Serengeti all day, or simply relax in camp.
Day 9 - Serengeti/Nairobi/London
Following your safari take a flight via Arusha and Nairobi back to London arriving early morning on day 10. Alternatively you may wish to extend you stay to include Saadani National Park.
At A&K all of our journeys are individually tailored to suit your needs and timescale. However, as a guide, this 9 day Highlights of Tanzania itinerary will cost from £5,400 per person based on two adults sharing with flights from the UK and subject to availability.
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Our office in Arusha is managed by a local team of experienced and passionate travel professionals with an intimate knowledge of Tanzania, enabling them to provide clients with great insight into this fascinating destination, and ensuring a seamless experience every step of the A&K journey. With their long standing personal connections and networks they're also there to help you uncover local secrets and experiences, and to open doors to people and places normally beyond the reach of the ordinary traveller.
Kilimanjaro (for Northern Tanzania), Dar es Salaam via Nairobi (for Selous, Ruaha, Zanzibar)
11 hours 30 minutes including transit stop
GMT +3 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate required
Best time to travel
December - March, July - October
Due to Tanzania's proximity to the equator the climate is generally warm year round ranging between 25°C to 32°C, there are however regional variations. With two rain seasons, the long rains fall in April and May (into early June) and the short rains falls in October and November. The best times to travel are December, January, February or late June to early October.