Meet our local representative on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Transfer to Arusha Hotel (approx 45 minutes)
Stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge for 1 night
Arusha Coffee Lodge offers a truly distinctive experience with the opportunity to stay on a working coffee plantation. The lodge is built around the original plantation houses from the early 1900s, and charming shades of that bygone era remain. Here, you will not only enjoy the amenities you would expect from an intimate luxury lodge, you will also get to breathe in the scent of freshly roasted beans and get try some of the many tasty blends. The 20 private en-suite chalets, on raised wooden platforms, all feature multi-level bedrooms, a log fireplace, mini-bar, a large balcony with views of Mt. Meru, and even a coffee grinder and percolator to enhance your coffee-estate experience. In the main lodge, you can enjoy delightful meals at Redds African Grillhouse, which offers a tantalizing array of African specialties as well as traditional Tanzanian cuisine. The warm, cozy atmosphere is perfect for cool evenings, yet there are also campfires outside for those wishing to dine alfresco. Though only minutes from the bustle of Arusha, this 2,100-acre escape is a lush, serene and thoroughly relaxed setting. A swimming pool, garden terrace and a friendly, attentive staff add to the welcoming atmosphere of one of the premier luxury lodges in Arusha.
Road transfer from Manyara Airstrip to The Manor (approx 60 minutes)
Stay at The Manor for 2 nights
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Here, at the entrance to the Highlands, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater, five kilometres from the village of Karatu, is Gibbs Farm. Gibbs Farm is an oasis of green, calm and beauty, in a landscape that can often be parched, dry and dusty. The Farm offers 20 twin rooms with en suite bathrooms set among the gardens. The main facilities, consisting of a sitting room, reading room, dining room (which serves fresh, home-cooked meals), bar and gift shop, are situated in the old farmhouse. In cooler evenings, relax by the fireside, but most of the time you will want to be outside, enjoying the gardens, the view or the night sky. When you are ready, come in for dinner. Coffee is grown, processed and roasted on the farm and a vast ten-acre fruit and organic vegetable garden provides nearly all the fruit and vegetables to the guests, who wake up to fresh coffee, a multitude of flowers and breathtaking views. Dinner begins at 7:30 every night with a set four -course meal served to your table. Always included is homemade bread and rolls, an interesting starter such as banana rice, followed by soup and then a main course of meat, three different farm fresh vegetables and a green salad. Do not forget to save room for desert, followed by tea or Gibbs Farm coffee! Gibbs Farm provides a welcome stop on any safari, and a base from which to enjoy the many activities available in the foothills of the Ngorongoro Crater. Even if your stay is short, find time for a gentle walk or tour of the gardens.
Transfer from The Manor to Manyara (approx 1 hour)
Scheduled flight to Sasakwa
Game drive transfer Airstrip to Faru Faru Lodge
Stay at Singita Faru Faru Lodge for 2 nights
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
Grumeti Reserves is located adjacent to the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, bordering the national park, and encompasses 400,000 acres of unrivalled wilderness. The area forms part of the famous migratory route, which is travelled by hundreds of thousands of animals every year. Faru Faru River Lodge is built on a gently sloping hill, overlooking a waterhole and the Grumeti River. It is built in the style of a classic East African safari camp, with the suites and lodge areas decorated as a throwback to the timeless Colonial era. Each of the six air-conditioned suites feature a picture window and deck, with your own Swarovski spotting scope, from which you can enjoy the rugged landscape, whilst at the same time, the luxurious comfort of your suite. The lodge area offers a lounge and dining room, elevated viewing decks, heated plunge pool, spa and Colonial Trading Post. Walks from Faru Faru along the Grumeti River, with its unrivalled spectrum of fauna and flora, are an unforgettable experience. Game drives and walks can be enjoyed accompanied by professional guides - the most experienced in East Africa, whilst other activities include archery, lawn croquet, mountain biking, equestrian pursuits, and hot air ballooning. The Equestrian Centre is situated adjacent to Sasakwa Lodge, and is home to sixteen horses.. More experienced riders can enjoy outrides onto the Serengeti plains. Tack is English style, and guests have the choice of either English or Western saddles. Grumeti Reserves is a family friendly reserve, and children over the age of twelve are welcome at Faru Faru. Twice daily scheduled flights are available from Arusha, and private charters can be arranged, all of which land at Sasakwa Airstrip, located a few minutes from Sasakwa Lodge, and a comfortable drive through the Grumeti wilderness to Faru Faru.
Antique mahogany travel chests, Persian rugs, silk curtains - your accommodations at Singita Sabora Tented Camp offer the lavish appointments generally reserved for five-star urban hotels. Yet here, you are in the midst of one of the legendary wide-open wildernesses: the Serengeti. The nine elegant tents are decked out in a charming, 1920s style and feature a bedroom and reading area, bathroom with tub and outdoor shower and a viewing deck with your own Swarovski spotting scope. There are plenty of activities to enjoy while you are here - archery, stargazing safaris, mountain biking and tennis - yet it is the wildlife that draws guest here. Set off on twice daily game drives, or explore from a different perspective: either soar above the sweeping plains on an optional hot-air balloon ride, or head to the nearby Equestrian Center to discover the area on horseback. Back at camp, you can unwind with a book in the library/ lounge tent, go for a swim in the pool, and enjoy a sundowner as you gaze out at the wildlife-rich waterhole. The superb feasts are another pleasant part of your day here. Made with locally grown organic produce and coupled with vintage wines, meals can be enjoyed in the charming dining room at camp, or out in the wilds: by a lamp-lit acacia, perhaps, or under the boughs of a large Sausage tree with starlit skies above you.