Meet our local representative on arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha Coffee Lodge (approximately 45 minutes)
Arusha Coffee Lodge lies in a tranquil coffee plantation, close to the Arusha airport and makes it an ideal stay for the start or end of a safari to Ngorongoro and Serengeti. Situated on the Burka Coffee Estate – a coffee plantation spanning 2100 acres – this is the first small luxury lodge in Arusha. As it is a working farm, you are able to observe the roasting process, taste the aromatic coffee blends and purchase fresh coffee beans. The lodge offers 20 private chalets, each with en suite shower, bath and separate toilets. The chalets are built on raised wooden platforms with multi-level bedrooms; log fireplaces, private lounges and huge balconies overlooking Mount Meru and the plantation. In addition, each chalet features a mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities, ceilings fans, safes and hairdryers; each chalet also has its own coffee grinder and percolator in the spirit of a true coffee estate experience. Meals are served at Redds African Grillhouse or outside in the gardens, where the extensive menu features an exciting array of traditional Tanzanian cuisine as well as variety of other African specialties. Shades of red and autumnal hues in the restaurant creates a warm, cozy atmosphere and on cool evenings, log fires are lit in the dining room with campfires outside for those wishing to dine alfresco. The lodge also boasts boutique shops set around the swimming-pool, a bar and bar terrace.
Transfer from Arusha Coffee Lodge to Arusha Airport
Tanganyika Flying Company flight Arusha Airport – Manyara Airstrip
Game drive from Manyara Airstrip to AndBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge (approximately 3½ hours)
AndBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is set in the heart of a mahogany forest, and is the only lodge in the diverse Lake Manyara National Park in northern Tanzania. From soaring groundwater forests and a tranquil lake, to the mountain escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park boasts an incredible wealth of habitats and diverse African wildlife. Guests are offered an exciting, interpretive safari experience in game-rich surrounds, which include large herds of elephant and buffalo. The Lodge, which was designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, is situated in the remote southwestern region of the Park. Each tree house suite features large windows to invite the lush forest inside. The classically elegant rooms are fitted with contemporary furnishings in neutral colors and textures. Bedrooms have overhead fans, mosquito nets and earthy, understated features. Overlooking a forest boma (outdoor dining area), guest areas are soaring spaces housing Dodoma artworks and tactile fabrics. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious Pan-African cuisine that may be enjoyed in the theatrical boma, on dining decks, or on your private viewing deck with spectacular forest views. Breakfasts and picnics are also served on the lakeshore. Professional and skilled safari guides will lead you on interpretive game-drives in open 4x4 safari vehicles in the game-rich Lake Manyara National Park. Due to the Lodge’s secluded location, there is minimal vehicle intrusion, allowing for leisurely tracking of the Park’s famous tree-climbing lions, and uninterrupted viewing of flocks of pelicans and flamingos in the lake.
Transfer from AndBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge to Manyara Airstrip
Regional Air flight Manyara Airstrip – Grumeti Airstrip
Transfer from the Grumeti Airstrip to AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp (10 minute drive)
AndBeyond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp is set in the western corridor of the magnificent Serengeti National Park at the edge of a permanent oxbow pan formed by an overflow of the Grumeti River. Supporting lush riverine forest, the Grumeti River provides a sharp contrast to the surrounding plains and hosts some of the Serengeti's more unusual species, such as the black and white colobus monkey. The camp is built amongst tall evergreen trees on the water's edge. The water of the pan is home to families of grunting hippo that float amongst the watery carpet of lilies and the birdlife is varied and prolific. The Western Corridor offers more than just an annual stop-off point for the migration. Its colorful topography of hills, rivers and flood plains provides year-round habitat for many of the Serengeti's species. Accommodation is in ten flamboyant tents under thatched canopies. Each of the spacious tents are twin bedded (all convertible to double beds) and have a deck and en suite bathroom which comprises of hand basin, separate shower open to the stars and separate w.c. There is a ceiling fan and the local sculptured furnishings and vibrant decor bring alive the excitement and romance of Africa. The guest areas of this intimate camp include an open fronted dining area, a lounge area and domed bar. The décor is colorful and "funky" with unusual beaded antique artifacts. The spacious decks are perfect for sundowners overlooking the river. A secluded sheltered boma ensures star studded romantic dinners. The camp has a plunge pool perched on the banks of the oxbow pan where guests can view abundant pods of hippo at play. A curio shop is located near to the entrance of the camp.
Transfer from AndByond Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp to the Grumeti Airstrip
Regional Air flight Grumeti Airstrip – Manyara Airstrip
Transfer from Manyara Airstrip to AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (approximately 1 hour 30 minutes)
AndBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is perched on the edge of the famous Ngorongoro Crater, considered to be one of the wonders of the world, as well as a designated World Heritage Site. At the eastern edge of the Serengeti, the great buttressed slopes of the crater rise up through lichen-bearded forests to an altitude of 7000 feet above sea level. Nearly three million years old Ngorongoro is one of the most perfectly formed and certainly the most spectacular calderas on the planet. With over 40 000 predominantly Maasai pastoralists inhabiting the Ngorongoro Conservation Area it is a prime example of mankind living in harmony with wildlife. Set in classic crescents and inspired in design by the Maasai mud-and-stick manyatta there are three separate camps - North and South Camp each with 12 suites and Tree Camp with six suites. Each stilted suite is sumptuously furnished with paneled walls and floors made of Tanzanian hardwoods, rich raw silk curtains, hand beaded chandeliers, gilt mirrors and a fireplace. The en-suite bathroom, whose centerpiece is a display of red roses, has twin hand basins, shower, chandelier-lit bathtub and private w.c Modern day comforts include an electric blanket, hairdryer and plentiful reading material. The bedroom, sitting room and en suite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows, overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Your personal butler will discreetly tend to your every need, bringing you tea in bed, stoking your fireplace and drawing your bath. Each individual camp has a living and dining room together with an outdoor dining area and viewing decks. The living rooms have woven leaf ceilings and are adorned with hand beaded chandeliers, carved and gilded wall plaques, brocade sofas, Persian carpets, candles and bowls of red roses. The domed dining room with its welcoming fireplace, crystal, silver and massive wooden platters treat every meal as a special occasion. At the entrance to the lodge there is a well-stocked curio shop and gallery.