Tanzania Sky Safari
Details & Itinerary
Created to highlight the crowning jewels of Tanzania’s safari destinations, this classic 8-day journey takes you through the baobab and elephant dotted landscape of Tarangire, to the breathtaking Eden that is the Ngorongoro Crater, finishing in the world-renowned Serengeti, with its endless horizons and abundant wildlife.
Departures: Selected Days
Day One: Arrival Into Arusha
On arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by an Odyssey Safari representative for your official welcome into Tanzania. Each guest is chauffeured to Arusha Coffee Lodge, one hour’s drive from Kilimanjaro itself.
Situated on the foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha Coffee Lodge nestles within one of Tanzania’s largest working coffee plantations. Characterized by plantation-style home comfort and luxurious guest amenities, Arusha Coffee Lodges’ Plantation Suites are a haven for calm and composure before or after a safari.
Your stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge will be on an all-inclusive basis. On arrival at the Lodge, our guests receive a warm and friendly greeting and immediately sample a cool and refreshing coffee-infused welcome drink. All guests receive an immediate room upgrade to one of the luxurious Plantation Suites that lie surrounded by the ever-present coffee trees of the plantation.
Day Two – Three: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
On landing at Tarangire airstrip, you’ll be met by the Tarangire Treetops Guide. The transfer to Tarangire Treetops includes a fascinating game-drive through the famed Tarangire National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Tanzania.
Tarangire is a dramatically beautiful and diverse ecosystem, boasting one of the largest concentrations of elephants in East Africa. These mobs of elephants are easily encountered, wet or dry. The swamps, tinged green year-round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.
A truly unique accommodation experience, twenty luxury suites sit on elevated platforms among the branches of the surrounding baobab and marula trees, stirring up memories of childhood treehouses. Centered around the main bar and dining area, featuring a 1,000 year old baobab tree, Tarangire Treetops sits in a private 77,000 acre conservancy bordering the national park. Enjoy adventurous bushwalks alongside elephants, and breathtaking sundowners atop Sunset Hill.
Day Four – Five: Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
Nestled adjacent to the breath taking Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the 1,500 acre Shangri-La Coffee estate, The Manor at Ngorongoro is a one-of-a-kind experience. African hospitality fused with old world Afro-European architecture and décor embraces you in luxuriant style surrounded by the natural splendour of the Tanzanian highlands and the world heritage site: The Ngorongoro Crater.
Standing on the edge and taking in the vast beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater is an experience that will remain forever with many visitors. The view is rivalled only by the wildlife spectacle that awaits on the floor of the crater, including the Big 5. The result of a volcanic eruption 2-3 Million years ago, the caldera floor covers 64,000 acres and encompasses open grassy plains, acacia thickets, riverine forest, and fresh and soda lakes.
Warmly greeted by the managers of The Manor, and having enjoyed The Manor’s special ‘High Tea’, our guests will be invited to their very own Manor Cottage to unpack, unwind and relax before being invited back to the Main House for evening dinner. And for those who wish to explore, the swimming pool, spa, games room and stables await discovery.
Day Six – Seven: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park
Endless grassy plains meet the the endless blue skies in this world-famous wildlife destination. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981, Tanzania’s oldest national park has attracted and inspired naturalists, filmmakers, writers, conservationists and tourists for many years with its abundance of wildlife and playing host to one of nature’s greatest spectacles, the Great Migration.
Choose between Serengeti Pioneer Camp or Serengeti Migration Camp for your accommodation.
Day Eight: Serengeti National Reserve – Arusha – International Flight Home
After a leisurely lunch, once again take to the road for a shared game drive en-route to the airstrip for the onward flight to Arusha. During this 50-minute flight, you will be able to see, from the air, the ever-changing landscape of the bush and the mountainous topography that reminds all who see it of Tanzania’s violent geological past.
On arrival at Arusha airstrip, you will be transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge and will either be offered a day room to relax and freshen up before leaving for their onward flight or to be checked into a Plantation Suite for one final night of relaxation before flying out from Kilimanjaro the next day.