Meet our local representative on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge (approx 60 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 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.
Game drive to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (approx 3 hours)
Stay at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for 2 nights
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included
As the only lodge found within Lake Manyara National Park, this camp has an entire wilderness paradise all to itself. Located in a dense forest at the southern edge of the lake, the lodge places their guests above everything else, both figuratively and literally. The luxurious accommodations here are treehouses: ten in all, each nestled in an ancient mahogany tree. These expansive, deluxe suites have wide windows and private verandahs, a deliberate choice to invite the forest inside and to allow guests to feel a part of what is outside. The interiors are understated and tasteful, featuring contemporary furnishings, an en-suite bathroom and an outdoor shower. As with everything at Lake Manyara Lodge, meals are immersive as the scent of delicious Pan-African cuisine wafts through the air, guests can stop by the interactive kitchen to observe the preparation. Your meals can be enjoyed in the outdoor boma, on dining decks, on your private viewing deck with spectacular forest views, or perhaps even at a lake shore picnic. Though you are tucked away in the woods, a rich game-viewing experience awaits: Lake Manyara National Park boasts a spectacularly diverse array African wildlife. From the forests to the lake and along the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, guides will point out some of the many species that roam this game-rich landscape. This camp is truly one of the best-kept secrets in Tanzania.
Shared charter flight Manyara Airstrip - Grumeti Airstrip
Transfer to AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp
Stay at AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp for 3 nights
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
Settle in at AndBeyond Serengeti Grumeti Tented Camp, amidst the towering evergreens at the edge of the Grumeti River, and prepare to let the wonders of the Serengeti unfurl before you. Given its unique forested location at an oxbow pan formed by an overflow of the river, the camp draws an impressively varied parade of wildlife, from black and white colobus monkeys to chortling hippos and magnificent birdlife. Yet this is the Western Corridor of the famed Serengeti, so you can also expect the legendary denizens of the Serengeti plains: lion, leopard, zebra, elephant, cheetah, Nile crocodile, giraffe and more. The camp adheres to the AndBeyond renowned aesthetic: simple, unobtrusive luxury. The ten spacious, en-suite tents reveal a delightful dichotomy, rugged and natural outside with bright and whimsical decor inside. The romance of Africa is enhanced in these tents that provide delightful touches (sculpted furnishings, outdoor showers open to the stars) in an enchanting environment where the calls of hippos serenade you in the night. Take a dip in the pool, look out over the river as you enjoy sundowners, or nestle into the secluded sheltered boma for a romantic, starlit dinner. This is a superb place to fall under the spell of the wild and wondrous Serengeti.
Transfer from AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp to the Grumeti Airstrip
Shared charter flight Grumeti - Manyara Airstrip
Transfer to AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (approx 90 minutes)
Stay at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for 2 nights
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included
There is a reason this lodge has been named to Conde Nast Traveler Gold List. Perched on the edge of the eponymous crater, the views alone from AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge are reason enough to stay here: vast vistas across the broad expanse of what has become affectionately known as the 8th Wonder of the World. This idyllic setting is also convenient, making the morning game drives down into this massive intact caldera that much easier. A mind-boggling 30,000 creatures roam there, providing an incomparable game-viewing experience. Yet this region is about more than just animals. With over 40,000 predominantly Maasai pastoralists inhabiting the area, this is a delightful example of man living in harmony with wildlife. When you return to camp, luxuriate in one of the 30 luxury suites here admiring the Tanzanian hardwoods, rich raw silk curtains, hand-beaded chandeliers, gilt mirrors while you unwind by the fireplace. Each stilted, handcrafted mud-and-thatch suite features impeccable details, like a centerpiece of fresh roses, huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs. Perhaps most magnificent: the bedroom, sitting room and en suite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows, overlooking the 3-million-year-old Crater below. And like all AndBeyond properties, service is a hallmark here - your personal butler will discreetly tend to your every need, bringing you tea in bed, stoking your fireplace and even drawing your bath.