Photo Safari

Arusha

On arrival – Meet and greet at the Airport followed by a transfer to the hotel in Arusha

Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
You will personally be met at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport when you arrive and then taken to a lovely resort in a thick African forest, Rivertrees, in the foothills of Mt. Meru, Africa’s 5th highest mountain and the second highest in Tanzania.  Activities will be available for those who arrive early.
West Kilimanjaro
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
After breakfast you will drive to the western slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro onto a private Maasai conservancy of more than 60,000 acres, bordering Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. The area has abundant game and breathtaking scenery.  You’ll have opportunities to track elephant on foot, meet local Maasai, and experience some fantastic game viewing. Join others around the campfire for sundowners before gourmet dinners prepared by professional bush chefs are served.  Gaze at the unbounded evening sky before turning in.  Enjoy outstanding luxury accommodations in the Olmalog Camp surrounded by the sounds of Africa.
West Kilimanjaro
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
Another full day enjoying the Maasai conservancy.  After a day of scoping out the area yesterday, you will have your favorite spots marked out where you will want to return for taking your spectacular shots today.  It may just be the prize winning photo you’ve been waiting for!  Then it’s back to the campfire to share your triumphs with your fellow travelers and enjoy more good food before turning in for the evening.
West Kilimanjaro – Arusha – Manyara
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
This day will be spent meandering through northern Tanzania, through villages that rarely see tourists, including the booming town of Arusha.  You’ll have a privately guided tour of an important anti-venom snake farm and by late afternoon you will arrive in Kirurumu, a beautiful tented lodge located right on the edge of the Great Rift Valley.
Manyara – Ngorongoro
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:

You will take a dawn game drive in Lake Manyara, which is famous for its early elephant studies and is said to be one of the most beautiful parks on the circuit.  Return to Kirurumu for lunch.  In the afternoon you will continue to Ngorongoro Crater on one of the most beautiful drives in the world.  Stop to catch your breath at the overlook of Africa’s great natural wonder, the 12-mile wide Ngorongoro Crater.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
Full day exploring this great natural wonder.  The hundred square miles contain an incredible amount of game, including large prides of lions, free-ranging black rhino, and some of the most approachable eland on the continent.  The unusual ecosystem has protected wildlife for millennia.
Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
An early departure to arrive at Tarangire National Park by noon.  This is the best time of the year to enjoy this great elephant park, with its many magnificent sand rivers and dense bush.  After lunch at a northern lodge, spend the afternoon game viewing through the park, encountering the large numbers of aggressive elephants.  In some respects, the park is more like a southern than East African park, with its heavy woodlands.  By nightfall you will have arrived at the intimate and luxurious Swala Camp deep in the southern part of the park.
Tarangire
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:

Spend a full day exploring the sand rivers, woodlands, and amazing baobab forests of this great park.  The birdlife in Tarangire is outstanding, sitting directly underneath a flyby between southern Africa and Europe, capturing migrants from both hemispheres.  The leopard is particularly abundant here, as is the giraffe.  But most singular, are the large numbers of elephant families, forced together after hundreds of miles of migration to dig for water in the sand rivers.

Meals and overnight at Swala Camp.

Tarangire – Arusha
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
Return to Arusha after breakfast for lunch at a popular local restaurant and for some shopping time before returning to Rivertrees where private rooms are available until transferring to the airport for evening departures.
+ Day 1
Arusha

On arrival – Meet and greet at the Airport followed by a transfer to the hotel in Arusha

Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
You will personally be met at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport when you arrive and then taken to a lovely resort in a thick African forest, Rivertrees, in the foothills of Mt. Meru, Africa’s 5th highest mountain and the second highest in Tanzania.  Activities will be available for those who arrive early.
+ Day 2
West Kilimanjaro
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
After breakfast you will drive to the western slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro onto a private Maasai conservancy of more than 60,000 acres, bordering Kenya’s Amboseli National Park. The area has abundant game and breathtaking scenery.  You’ll have opportunities to track elephant on foot, meet local Maasai, and experience some fantastic game viewing. Join others around the campfire for sundowners before gourmet dinners prepared by professional bush chefs are served.  Gaze at the unbounded evening sky before turning in.  Enjoy outstanding luxury accommodations in the Olmalog Camp surrounded by the sounds of Africa.
+ Day 3
West Kilimanjaro
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
Another full day enjoying the Maasai conservancy.  After a day of scoping out the area yesterday, you will have your favorite spots marked out where you will want to return for taking your spectacular shots today.  It may just be the prize winning photo you’ve been waiting for!  Then it’s back to the campfire to share your triumphs with your fellow travelers and enjoy more good food before turning in for the evening.
+ Day 4
West Kilimanjaro – Arusha – Manyara
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
This day will be spent meandering through northern Tanzania, through villages that rarely see tourists, including the booming town of Arusha.  You’ll have a privately guided tour of an important anti-venom snake farm and by late afternoon you will arrive in Kirurumu, a beautiful tented lodge located right on the edge of the Great Rift Valley.
+ Day 5
Manyara – Ngorongoro
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:

You will take a dawn game drive in Lake Manyara, which is famous for its early elephant studies and is said to be one of the most beautiful parks on the circuit.  Return to Kirurumu for lunch.  In the afternoon you will continue to Ngorongoro Crater on one of the most beautiful drives in the world.  Stop to catch your breath at the overlook of Africa’s great natural wonder, the 12-mile wide Ngorongoro Crater.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

+ Day 6
Ngorongoro Crater
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
Full day exploring this great natural wonder.  The hundred square miles contain an incredible amount of game, including large prides of lions, free-ranging black rhino, and some of the most approachable eland on the continent.  The unusual ecosystem has protected wildlife for millennia.
Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
+ Day 7
Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
An early departure to arrive at Tarangire National Park by noon.  This is the best time of the year to enjoy this great elephant park, with its many magnificent sand rivers and dense bush.  After lunch at a northern lodge, spend the afternoon game viewing through the park, encountering the large numbers of aggressive elephants.  In some respects, the park is more like a southern than East African park, with its heavy woodlands.  By nightfall you will have arrived at the intimate and luxurious Swala Camp deep in the southern part of the park.
+ Day 8
Tarangire
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:

Spend a full day exploring the sand rivers, woodlands, and amazing baobab forests of this great park.  The birdlife in Tarangire is outstanding, sitting directly underneath a flyby between southern Africa and Europe, capturing migrants from both hemispheres.  The leopard is particularly abundant here, as is the giraffe.  But most singular, are the large numbers of elephant families, forced together after hundreds of miles of migration to dig for water in the sand rivers.

Meals and overnight at Swala Camp.

+ Day 9
Tarangire – Arusha
Accommodations:
Breakfast

Breakfast

Lunch

Lunch

Dinner

Dinner

Accommodation

Accommodation

Highlights:
Return to Arusha after breakfast for lunch at a popular local restaurant and for some shopping time before returning to Rivertrees where private rooms are available until transferring to the airport for evening departures.