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8 DAYS FROM 27500 PP

Best time to go
year round

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Luxury Tanzania Safari

A beautiful safari in the remote western side of Tanzania. Search for big cats; including leopard, lion and cheetah, and big game, before tracking the chimpanzees of Mahale. This eight day itinerary heads straight to Katavi National Park where you will explore via game drives and walking safaris. This area is excellent for the big cats, as well as elephants, crocodiles and more, and it is so peaceful, you are almost guaranteed to see no other tourists during your stay. From here you head to the Mahale Mountains, home to one of the largest troops of habituated chimpanzees, spend a few days tracking them and some time relaxing on the beach before you fly back to Arusha for your international flight home. This is a short itinerary that can easily be combined with Tanzania's incredible beaches or other destinations in East Africa.

What to expect?

Take the chance to explore Tanzania in style and comfort, beginning in Arusha before heading out to Tarangire National Park. Well-known for its congregating herds of elephant, the park is comprised mainly of arid, open plains filled with more vegetation than the Serengeti, including baobab trees and acacia, with a network of swamps dominating the land to the south. Then head to the Ngorongoro crater, the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera is world-renowned for being the most incredible sanctuary for wildlife, enjoying the highest density of mammals in Africa across its crater floor, although please be concious it can get quite busy here, staying on the rim will give you the chance to get in there first. Then you will head to the would famous serengeti and where you stay will depend on the time of year to give you the best opportunity for excellent wildlife viewing. Then head to the beach for a relaxing end of your trip to relax and reflect on your wonderful experience.

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Why book this trip?

  • Track habituated chimpanzees at Mahale National Park.
  • Stay in the luxurious Greystoke Camp, directly on the beach and backed by jungle.
  • Venture to Katavi, virtually untravelled and rich in incredible African wildlife.
  • See the abundance of wildlife via game drives and walking safaris.
  • Enjoy a luxurious dinner under the stars in the bush, surrounded by wildlife.
  • Experience a night fly-camping.
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Accommodation Highlights

Namiri Plains

Namiri Plains is located within the Serengeti National Park - in an area which has been inaccessible to the public for 20 years. The area has been a cheetah sanctuary prior to being the base for this camp and it has been claimed that there is the highest density of cheetah in Africa.

Arusha Coffee Lodge

This small and sophisticated luxury lodge is situated on an expansive coffee plantation and is a working farm, where guests can watch the coffee beans roasting, taste the aromatic blends and purchase fresh roasted beans. Inspired by the grace and romance of a fine 'old-time' coffee plantation, Arusha Coffee Lodge is of the highest standard. Private chalets overlook the plantation, with stunning views of Mount Meru.