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Tanzania SkySafari

By Vicki Bramley
Sales Manager for Alfred&

Explore Tanzania like a VIP, travelling between its top national parks in a luxurious Cessna Grand Caravan plane. This SkySafari adventure takes you from lavish coffee estates to a treetop Tarangire lodge and tented safari camp in the Serengeti, enjoying classic wildlife encounters along the way. Highlights include a picnic in the Ngorongoro Crater, bean-to-cup coffee tour and the chance to spot the Big Five on a dream Serengeti safari.

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Length
10 days
Best months to go
January to March, June to October
Guide price range
£9,640 - £11,250
including international flights

Top Experiences
Itinerary Highlights

Tarangire

Stay among the treetops in Tarangire

The treehouses are surrounded by ancient baobab and marula trees and feature sweeping views of Tarangire National Park ...

The Serengeti

Discover the wonders of the Serengeti from Elewana Serengeti Migration Camp

From Big Five sightings to tracking the Great Migration, exploring the Serengeti is a bucket-list experience...

Tarangire

The scenic SkySafari flight to Tarangire

There’s a large swamp where animals graze and you’ll often spot elephants and buffalos here - your safari really does start from the air...

Day by day
Itinerary in detail

1

Arrival in Arusha

Welcome to Tanzania. Upon arrival in Arusha, a local representative will be waiting at the airport to transfer you to your comfortable hotel, set in the grounds of a coffee plantation in the foothills of Mount Meru. The rest of the day is free to relax ahead of your safari adventure. Overnight at Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge.

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2

Arusha & Tarangire

Enjoy a tour of the lodge’s coffee plantation, then fly in a Cessna Grand Caravan plane to Tarangire. Instead of the usual 13 commuter seats there are just 8 executive club class seats, offering a very high level of comfort and a truly unique experience. Tarangire is a remote national park in northern Tanzania, with a bounty of wildlife to discover in its woodlands, lakes, grasslands, and swamps. Your base for the next 2 nights is a luxury tented camp where lavish tented rooms wrap around an ancient baobab tree, with open-fronted bedrooms to make the most of the view. This evening, enjoy sundowners and an iconic African sunset from the aptly named ‘Sunset Hill’. Overnight at Tarangire Treetops.

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3

Tarangire

Enjoy a full day exploring Tarangire National Park, most famous for its vast elephant population that ramble beneath the gnarled branches of 500-year-old baobab trees. But the park is also home to all kinds of animals, from herds of zebra, impala and gazelle to big cats and rare species like oryx and wild dogs. There’s also the opportunity to go on an exciting walking safari, visit an authentic Maasai village and head out in search of nocturnal wildlife on a night game drive. Overnight at Tarangire Treetops.

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4

Tarangire & Ngorongoro

Boarding the Cessna again, with no queues or check in, enjoy a comfortable scenic flight to Ngorongoro. Here you’ll stay in a chic, farm-style cottage set on a 1,500-acre coffee plantation nestled between the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. This afternoon you’ll enjoy an indulgent spa treatment, followed by high tea served in the garden with views of the rolling green hills. Overnight at The Manor at Ngorongoro.

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5

Ngorongoro

After breakfast, head to Lake Manyara National Park. This small but scenic park lies at the base of the Rift Valley Escarpment, with a seasonal shallow soda lake that attracts a colourful mix of birds from over 400 species. Look out for everything from elegant flamingos to pelicans, hornbills, egrets and crowned eagles soaring through the sky. But a safari here isn’t only about birdlife. Manyara is also richly populated with herds of elephant, large troops of baboons, pods of wallowing hippo and tree-climbing lions – spotting one is a rare treat. Return to The Manor for an afternoon coffee tour or horse riding. Overnight at The Manor at Ngorongoro.

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Ngorongoro

Wake early for breakfast before descending 600 metres into the Ngorongoro Crater, an ancient volcanic amphitheatre that’s home to over 30,000 animals. Within the steep walls of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, there’s the opportunity of spotting big cats, spotted hyenas, giant-tusked elephants or even endangered black rhinos who thrive here. You’ll make the most of this unique location with a full-day game drive, including a lovely picnic lunch on the crater floor. Overnight at The Manor at Ngorongoro.

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7

Ngorongoro & Serengeti

After breakfast, fly by Cessna to the Serengeti, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. Your base for the next 3 nights is a luxury tented camp surrounded by endless plains. The camp is unfenced, immersing you in the sounds and rhythms of the wild. From the veranda of your tent, you can hear birds tweeting and watch buffalos, elephants and sometimes lions go about their daily business. Here you’re directly on the path of the famous Great Migration, which sees a million wildebeest, as well as tens of thousands of zebras, and Thomson’s gazelle, head to and from the Maasai Mara during their yearly migration cycle. The day ends with cocktails on a sunset deck, complete with a bonfire and the sound of hippos honking in the nearby Grumeti River. Overnight at Elewana Serengeti Migration or Serengeti Pioneer Camp (depending on the season).

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8

Serengeti

Today you’ll enjoy a full day game drive in the Serengeti, but first there’s the opportunity to take a thrilling hot-air balloon safari to gain a whole new perspective of the landscape. Wake early and watch as the balloon is prepared, then take flight and drift upwards as the sun rises. The bright pink-orange haze is visible for miles across the vast savannah, as wildlife roam below. After breakfast, head into the national park in search of the big cats, rhino, buffalo and giraffe that inhabit its vast open plains. You’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch while admiring the monumental panorama and seemingly endless horizon. Overnight at Elewana Serengeti Migration or Serengeti Pioneer Camp (depending on the season).

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9

Serengeti

After breakfast, head out for a second full day game drive in the Serengeti. Around 4,000 lions reside here, as well as cheetahs and leopards. You’ll have a good chance of spotting the Big Five, as well as everything from hyenas to various antelopes, giraffes and crocodiles in the Grumeti River - not to mention the many species of birds. Lunch at a scenic picnic spot offers a nice break, before continuing your game drive. Overnight at Elewana Serengeti Migration or Serengeti Pioneer Camp (depending on the season).

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Serengeti & Departure

After breakfast, fly back to Arusha by Cessna for your return flight to the UK or onward travel.

Another stop?

We recommend finishing your African adventure with a beach stay on the white sands of Zanzibar, or its small sister island of Pemba.

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Holiday Budget
Guide price information

Low Season

01 Apr - 31 May

£9,640

Mid Season

01 Jan - 31 Mar, 01 Jun - 30 Jun, 01 Nov - 31 Dec

£10,490

High Season

01 Jul - 31 Oct

£11,250

Alfred & Vicki Bramley

Vicki was already well travelled when she joined Kuoni, fast forward 18 years and that experience has grown dramatically. Initially inspired by a two-year backpacking trip around Australia and New Zealand, her wanderlust led her to venture further and further afield. More recent adventures in South Africa, Kenya, Zanzibar, and Rwanda have positioned her perfectly as an Africa expert. Trekking the slopes of a volcano to spend time with gorillas in Rwanda is one of her favourite memories.

Plan your holiday withAlfred&

Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Adele, who's travelled extensively in Tanzania. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it on their own. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the rangers who'll ensure you'll spot the best wildlife, the village chiefs who'll give you a genuine insight into local life and the camp managers who can recommend the very best spot to enjoy your sundowner.

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