Tanzania Classic Sky Safari

Note: SkySafari is now offering a private option for air safaris in 2021. Contact us for the details and bookings.

For 10-days and 9-nights, staying at the very best camps and lodges that the renowned Elewana Collection has to offer, our SkySafari guests will enjoy exceptional game viewing, intimate and bespoke dining, and an array of incomparable memories which will surely last a lifetime.

Traveling in comfort and style with our very own executive class aircraft, SkySafari guests will visit the foothills of Kilimanjaro's sister mountain Mount Meru, marvel at the magical tree houses in Tarangire, wonder at the unique wildlife in the Ngorongoro Crater and finally sample the drama and beauty of the Serengeti plains.

The SkySafari route visits the three of the best wildlife areas in Africa: Tarangire National Park, The Ngorongoro Crater and finally the world famous Serengeti National Park. Guests will enjoy some of the best of accommodations and dining experiences that East Africa has to offer. In the company of experienced professional guides and travelling in top class and highly equipped safari vehicles, the game viewing options are some of the best in all of Africa.

​Optional extensions are available to Sand River and/or Elephant Pepper Camp in the Masai Mara area of Kenya and the tropical paradise of Kilindi Zanzibar.

Itinerary:

Day 1-2: Arusha

Arrive in Kilimanjaro Int'l Airport where you will be met and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge.  Lying on the gently rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any East African safari. Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner’s home that dates back to the early 1900’s.

​Days 2-4: Tarangire

SkySafari flight to the Kuro Airstrip in Tarangire. Enjoy a game drive as you make your way to the lodge,  Tarangire Treetops. As you arrive at the Lodge, you are immediately greeted by a blaze of color and a host of smiles all of which belong to the local Maasai tribesmen who have become part of the enchanting story that is Tarangire Treetops. Centered about a Main Lodge - which itself encases a thousand year-old baobab tree - Tarangire Treetops comprises of 20 rooms all of which are elevated above the ground affording views over the tops of surrounding marula and baobab trees.

Tarangire is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania. The park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees  and tree climbing lions. Visitors to the park can expect to see any number of resident zebra and wildebeest in addition to the less common animals. Other common animals include waterbuck, giraffe, and olive baboons. Home to more than 550 species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts who can expect so see dozens of species even in the dry season. The swamps are the focus of the largest selection of breeding birds anywhere in the world. Yellow-collared Lovebirds are a common bird sighting in the trees along the Tarangire River. Enjoy night drive, game drives, bush walks and a visit to the local village as well as a traditional Boma feast.

Days 4-7: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, enjoy a game drive to the airstrip for your SkySafari flight to Manyaya. Transfer to The Manor at Ngorongoro for high tea. Crossing the Rift Valley and climbing the steppe onto the green and rolling hills south of the Ngorongoro Crater, there lies a truly undeniable surprise and one that will be a home-away-from-home. The Manor at Ngorongoro, located in the north west Tanzania and with its 9 luxurious cottages (18 Suites), family cottage, and magnificent main Manor House, is one of the first safari lodges of its kind to blend East African hospitality with old-world Afro-European architecture and decor. Located adjacent to the famous Ngorongoro conservation area and within a 1500-acre Arabica coffee estate, The Manor is reminiscent of an elegant up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture.

Ngorongoro Crater is famed as being the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, and is a ‘must see’ on anyone’s itinerary. This extinct volcano - with its 18-kilometre wide crater floor - is home to an abundant and unique ecosystem that encompasses almost all of the wildlife that you would wish to see in Africa. This spectacular setting is a ‘once-in-a- lifetime’ opportunity to experience the rawness and beauty of Africa’s natural flora and fauna.

Days 7-10: Serengeti

After breakfast at the manor, take a SkySafari flight to the Serengeti. Road Transfer to Serengeti Pioneer Camp /  Serengeti Migration Camp arriving in-time for Sundowners. Located in South Central Serengeti - Tanzania - (within the Moru Kopjes area), Serengeti Pioneer Camp is ideally situated to offer superlative access to the annual migration and the ‘Big 5’ with sweeping views overlooking Moru Kopjes, Lake Magadi and the endless plains.

Each of Elewana Collection’s camps and lodges has its own individual style and feel. Serengeti Pioneer Camp continues this tradition. Paying homage to the mobile camps of the 1930’s, a time when an African safari was truly a journey into the unknown, Serengeti Pioneer Camp’s  ‘zero footprint’ and close proximity to nature combines to make an unmistakably distinctive and truly individual offering.

With the ‘Big Five’ and the annual migration being the constant highlights of any visit to the Serengeti, the introduction of Serengeti Pioneer Camp will help to sate the desires of even the most expectant of safari travelers. The combination of both Serengeti Pioneer Camp and that of the award-winning Serengeti Migration Camp to the north, it will now be possible to cover over 90% of the Serengeti from both of these two camps, thus maximising the game-viewing opportunities, and increasing game-viewing time.

Day 10: Kili Airport

After breakfast, one last game Drive en-route to Lobo Airstrip for SkySafari flight to the Arusha Airstrip. Road Transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge to enjoy the afternoon and freshen up.  Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport.

* Please contact us for 2021 reservations, rates and availability. Combine Tanzania Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater with Kenya’s great plains on a 12 night East Africa itinerary for the ultimate safari in 2021!


 

 

 

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