Luxury Lodge Safaris

Luxury Lodge SafarisDay 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airoport

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, proceed through Immigration, collect your baggage and proceed through Customs. After exiting the Customs & Immigrations Hall, please look out for a uniformed Simba Adventures Driver / Guide holding a Simba Adventures banner with your name or tour name on it. Your guide will assist you with your luggage and transfer you to the comfort of Impala Hotel.

  • Main destination: Arusha
  • Accommodation: Impala HotelMid-range hotel located in or near Arusha
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included) Drinks not included

Day 2: Arusha/ Lake Manyara

Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants, hippos, giraffes, and flamingos. Afternoon game drives, set out on our first wildlife safari. Leave the park at late afternoon to the edge of the Great Rift Valley overlooking the Lake Manyara park, overnight stay.

  • Main destination: Lake Manyara National Park
  • Accommodation: Serena LodgeLuxury lodge bordering Lake Manyara NP without fences
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3-4: Lake Manyara/ Ngorongoro

After breakfast, set out to shoot images of Lake Manyara, one of a chain of Rift Valley lakes, and the wildlife that flocks to its shores, a morning safari around Lake Manyara. Visit a Masai village and continue to the Ngorongoro Crater. In the vibrant light of afternoon, shoot portraits of local Masai. Then get acquainted with this fascinating culture during a talk by a Masai chief. Overnight Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

On the following day, descend 2,000 feet to the base of the crater, where volcanic slopes shelter almost 30,000 animals. We may have the opportunity to photograph elephants, rhinos, buffalo, cheetahs, lions, hyenas, hippos, wildebeests, and much more of East Africa’s spectacular wildlife. Then capture views of the vast crater from above on a hike along its rim. Return to the lodge for overnight.

  • Main destination: Ngorongoro Crater
  • Accommodation: Serena LodgeLuxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5-8: Serengeti National Park

Drive to the Olduvai Gorge where, Louis and Mary Leakey discovered Homo habilis, regarded as one of the earliest members of the human genus. In 1999, Meave and Louise discovered a 3.5-million-year-old skull and partial jaw believed to belong to a new branch of early hominid. Continue to the central Serengeti, and on a late afternoon safari, catch a glimpse of the wildebeest migration.

Take advantage of the early morning light to photograph the savanna on a sunrise game drive. Then return to the lodge for breakfast and some time at leisure. In the afternoon, watch for wildlife as we travel through beautiful scenery of the Serengeti park, enjoy a stunning new perspective as you soar over the plains on an optional hot-air balloon ride, followed by a champagne breakfast under the shade of an acacia tree.

  • Main destination: Central Serengeti National Park
  • Accommodation: Sopa LodgeLuxury lodge located inside Central Serengeti
  • Meals & drinks: All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9: Fly from Serengeti to Arusha

Take a morning flight from Serengeti to the city of Arusha. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the Impala hotel for a day room and parking. Depending on your flight time table, transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.

  • Main destination: Arusha
  • Accommodation: End of tour (no accommodation)
  • Meals & drinks: Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included) Drinking water (Other drinks not included)