Crossing Tracker Safari - Luxury Lodging
Africa
Countries Visted: Tanzania
10 days / Trip Code: TAN006
$9510.00 (double / per person)



Trip Overview:
The Crossing Safari combines the Serengeti migration experience and its wild life with the unique culture and beaches of exotic Zanzibar. The Migration Crossing Safari is designed to maximize the viewing of wildlife in the bush in style and comfort while witnessing the crossings as they occur. Our guides get you the best seat in the bush.

>Legendary Coffee Lodge Chui
>Tarangire Treetops Suites
>Ngorongoro Explorean Lodge
>Serengeti Bushtops - Luxury Tent
>Kilindi - Zanzibar

This Adventure Includes:
>Accommodation in standard rooms at hotels, lodges and camps, unless otherwise indicated in the itinerary.
>Meals as indicated in itinerary.
>Entrance fees where applicable
>Tourism levies where applicable
>Private vehicle and Driver guide

This Adventure Does Not Include:
>Personal extras (curios, gifts etc.)
>Any gratuities.
>Porterage.
>Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary.
>Any airfare or airport departure taxes.
>Any medical or travel insurance.
>Any tourism levy on accommodation portion of itinerary. Properties reserve the right to charge such levies to clients direct at time of check-out.
>Optional tours and transfers are not included in the total person package cost.

Service Level:
Exclusive Luxury (The Exclusive Luxury Level features 4 star + accommodations. Some lodges may be remote and do provide the same level of service. Local cuisine meals provide if noted.)

Physical Demand Rating:
1 (Very Easy)

Departure Info:


Additional Trip Notes:


Adventure Type:
Classic Adventure, Luxury Exclusives, Wildlife Safari

Budget: $5001 ~ $10000

Days: 10

Day 1:
ARUSHA
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, we meet you at the airport and transfer you to Arusha (45 min), spend the evening at Legendary Lodge with dinner and breakfast included.

>Legendary Lodge

The Legendary Lodge has a variety of accommodation options that guest can pick from these include six en-suite garden cottages each with their own private verandah and views of Mount Meru, the newly completed Kahawa Cottage with a wrap around verandah and private garden, and two en-suite rooms in the Old Farmhouse.

Dining at the lodge takes place at The Old Farmhouse and starts off with a healthy offering of a buffet of fruits, cereals and pastries along with a full English breakfast. The lodge is located on the outskirts of Arusha in lush tropical gardens and surrounded by a working coffee farm and is only a 10 minutes drive from the Arusha airport and 50 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Day 2:
TARANGIRE
We start your safari an hour’s drive from Arusha at Tarangire National Park, a wonderful dry season park just south of Arusha, huge elephant herds on the swamps and the Tarangire river makes Tarangire a must see, overnight at Tarangire Treetops with your meals and drinks included.

>Tarangire Treetops

Tarangire Treetops Camp is the Height of African Landscapes and Adventure. The camp is set astride the path of the Elephant Migration and guests can enjoy guided walking safaris through hills and the dry river beds that are just begging to be explored. The camp offers both day and night time game drives.

This boutique style lodge has 20 suites all perched up high in old Baobab and Marula trees. Each suite, with its lavish furnishings, has a private balcony and its own exotic feel. The spacious and tranquil dining room overlooking the swimming pool and water hole encases a vast Baobab tree where guests can enjoy the enchantment of bush dining.

>Tarangire National Park

Located approximately 110 kms southwest of Arusha, covering an area of approximately 2,600 sq kms, this park has a particularly high concentration of wildlife during the dry season from June to October, mainly congregating along the Tarangire River. The park is also an ornithologist’s paradise with more than 300 species of birds, including the largest bird in the world, the ostrich and the heaviest bird that can fly, the Kori Bustard.

*The best game viewing months are between September and December but for bird viewing is best to come between the months of October and May.

Day 3:
NGORONGORO CRATER
We drive you up the Great Rift Valley and onwards to Ngorongoro Crater where you will spend the day on the Crater floor, enjoy this World Heritage Site and spend the evening at the famous “Crater Lodge” with your meals and drinks again included.

>Ngorongoro Explorean Lodge

Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the most dense concentration of wildlife in Africa. This all inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Mvua African Rain Spa after a full-day game drive

>Ngorongoro Crater

Few things in Tanzania compare to the breathtaking natural beauty of the Ngorongoro Crater. Widely regarded as the “Eighth Wonder of the World” and a Unesco World Heritage Site, this collapsed volcanic caldera covers an area of 8300 square kilometers and encompasses several different ecosystems.

What makes Ngorongoro special is its concentration of animals. An estimated 30 000 animals - including the famed Big 5 - inhabit an area of 260 square kilometers inside the 600m deep caldera, which forms its own, unique eco-system. Ngorongoro is literally “Wildlife Central”! Geologists believe that the Ngorongoro volcano was originally 1000m higher than Mount Kilimanjaro, which at 5891m is the highest peak in Africa. Its eruptions regularly deposited ash to the west of Ngorongoro up until the volcano collapsed around 2-million years ago, cultivating the only habitat that can sustain the birth of half a million wildebeest calves in two months on a annual basis.

The ash deposits also made for the ideal preservation of fossil remains in the area, and led to the archeological discoveries of early human remains made by Dr Louis Leaky and his wife, Mary, at Olduvai Gorge just to the west of the Ngorongoro highlands. The greater Ngorongoro Conservation Area is also home to one of the most iconic tribes in Africa - the Maasai - who were moved here from the Serengeti. With their nomadic lifestyle, the Maasai co-exist with relatively minimal impact on their wild neighbors, helping to preserve this unique African treasure.

Day 4-6:
NORTHERN SERENGETI
We fly you from Lake Manyara airstrip to the northern Serengeti where you will spend 3 days with the migration, the herds gather here from August to October and possible river crossings can be expected, overnight at Serengeti Bushtops with your meals and drinks included.

>Serengeti Bushtops

With Serengeti Bushtops welcoming anyone aged seven or over, two children’s beds can be added to any tent on request, complementing a substantial Comfort bed. The camp has twelve luxury tents, each facing the sunset and being open on two sides, giving guests a panoramic view of nature’s living masterpiece.Serengeti Bushtops is located in the north west of the Serengeti National Park, with the famous Mara River just 15c minutes away, the camp is directly in the path of the spectacular wildebeest migration. After the excitement of game viewing at, the ideal way to wind down at the camp is to savor a superb a la carte gourmet meal, accompanied by a selection from the wine wall in the restaurant.

>Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti National Park is arguably the most famous in the world today, thanks largely to the millions of wildebeest which migrate across it every year. It is, quite literally, a paradise and in safari terms, if you have not experienced the magic of the Serengeti’s vast, sweeping plains, then you have not truly experienced Africa.

The Serengeti has three distinct areas, each of which is a must if you want to fully appreciate this magnificent place. By exploring the whole of the Serengeti, you are virtually assured of seeing the legendary wildebeest somewhere on your itinerary!

The “endless plains” to the south were formed more than 3-million years ago when the then active Ngorongoro volcano deposited ash onto granite bedrock. This is where the Great Migration reaches its peak, with more than 2-million wildebeest, accompanied by zebra and antelope spend three months of the year giving birth to their young. The woodlands area covers almost two thirds of the Serengeti, and this is the secret of its success as a wildlife paradise because the majority of animal species need a combination of open savanna and woodland habitat to survive. The granite hills of the Serengeti form the third part of this incredible place, and play a crucial role in its ecosystem. If you imagine the Serengeti as a bath, then these rock hills are the plug, preventing the much needed ground water from seeping away and providing perennial springs and water holes.

*The area you should visit depends on the time of year you will travel, as each is unique and spectacular.

Day 7-9:
ZANZIBAR
Flight from Kogatende airstrip to the island of Zanzibar where you will be transferred to the luxurious Kilindi on the North West coast of the island. Enjoy 5 nights relaxing at this wonderful beach property.

>Kilindi Zanzibar

The resort, fringed by casuarina trees and set on a magnificent beach extending 500 meters, offers luxurious accommodations in 15 arched pavilion-style villas with unique domed roofs, spread across 54 acres of lush tropical gardens. Each stunning villa has two private plunge pools that are linked by water features and a waterfall. Two of the villas each have two bedrooms. The main building is open at the front through archways to a terrace overlooking the beach. There is a spacious bar with a waterfall feature and an indoor/outdoor dining area. Dining options include romantic dinners on the beach and room service. The kitchen has an organic garden that provides ingredients for meals and an on-site smokery for local fish delicacies. Rainwater harvesting, solar energy, water treatment and recycling are further evidence of the hotel’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Private location on sweeping bay, 1km from nearest hotel. One hour from Stone Town, on North West of the island.

>Zanzibar

Zanzibar’s capital - Stone Town - is a marvelous mixture of African and Asian heritage, producing a fusion of these two cultures which is unique. Arab dhows are still moored in the harbor and colorful narrow alleyways are full of interesting history, shops and bazaars.

The rest of Zanzibar is typified by soft, white beaches and swaying palm trees dotted along the warm, inviting waters of the Indian Ocean. A combination of a night in Stone Town followed by a few nights relaxing at a beachside retreat make for a perfect addition to any Tanzanian holiday and a great way to round-off an exciting wildlife safari.

Day 10:
Zanzibar International Airport
We transfer you to Zanzibar International Airport for you to connect with your flight back home. We hope you have enjoyed your safari.

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60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

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