Travel through northern Tanzania’s most renowned wildlife reserves on this tour for solo travellers. Explore the huge plains of the Serengeti, the open grasslands of the Great Rift Valley and the strikingly beautiful Ngorongoro Crater.
Arusha Serena Hotel Resort is situated only 15km from Arusha and is therefore an ideal start or finish point for any safari. The 46 “rondavel” style thatched huts are clustered together to give the impression of small individual Masai villages. Set in lush botanical gardens overlooking Lake Duluti, wonderful water features complement the indigenous flowers, and birdlife abounds. All huts are en-suite with shower, mosquito nets and a private veranda. The main public area is in an old colonial house, which has been tastefully adapted and the central Fountain Restaurant serves organically grown fresh products. A roof terrace allows guests to enjoy panoramic views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Duluti and Mount Meru. Recreational activities include guided bird watching walks around Lake Duluti, horse riding or traditional dancing on the lawns in the afternoon. A small curio shop is located nea...
Kirawira is situated on a hilltop that overlooks the vast plains of the Western Serengeti. The building style and furniture have been brought from the Victorian era and the open-sided architecture of public areas keep the guests constantly in touch with nature. The dining room, lounge and bar area are situated in a large tent with raised wood flooring. Accommodation comprises 25 tents each with a sweeping view of the Serengeti plains, an en suite bathroom with shower only facilities, and a private balcony. The tents are also equipped with a dressing table and writing table, a wardrobe, shaver outlet and mirror, his and hers bathroom vanities, a small table and chairs on the viewing deck and hammocks on request. Daily game drives are done on the vast grasslands of the Serengeti where a variety of animals roam, including the big five. Guests visiting Kirawira may even be treated to one o...
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge is stunningly situated on an escarpment overlooking the Rift Valley and Lake Manyara. The Lodge's unusual circular buildings reflect indigenous building traditions and each comfortably appointed chalet offers spectacular views of the valley below and the abundant birdlife of the region. There is a large pool and sun deck for...
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is perched high on the jagged rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Its boulder-built buildings, cloaked in indigenous creepers, hug the crater's edge, linked by timber walkways that skirt the buttressed roots of ancient, liana-hung trees. There are 75 guest rooms all with en suite showers and most have a private terrace. Due to the cool climate in the region, the lounge and dining room are set indoors, with large picture windows providing excellent views of the crater. All the main areas have a log fire, adding greatly to the atmosphere. The hotel's unusual design continues into the restaurant and bar, with prehistoric cave paintings etched into the walls. The full service lounge has an outdoor balcony with a fixed...
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of sweeping grasslands and the unspoiled wilderness landscape of the Serengeti plains. The Serengeti is a natural paradise and home to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth; the annual migration of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. The lodge is inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel “huts” house the luxury guest rooms that have their own view of the vast Serengeti plains. A delightful water feature runs through the main public areas and towards the restaurant, dining and bar area guests are led through open corridors with rich African carving and high roofs. The lodge also has a boutique where curios, clothes and a variety of other items can be purchased. There are 66 guest rooms all with en suite showers and a private balcony. The uniquely crafted bedroom units maximize the use o...
Evening flight from London (regional connections available) to Arusha, via Nairobi, with Kenya Airways. (D)
Arrive and transfer to the Arusha Serena Resort for 1 night. (D)
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park and stay 1 night at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Afternoon safari drive in the park, known for its elusive tree-climbing lions and huge flocks of migratory pink flamingoes. (B, L, D)
Morning safari drive around Lake Manyara then drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Stay 2 nights at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (B, L, D)
Descend into the crater for a wildlife drive in a 4x4 vehicle and a picnic lunch. (B, L, D)
Drive to central Serengeti, stopping en route at the Olduvai gorge, which features the remains of the earliest human beings, discovered in the early 20th century by the Leakeys. Stay 2 nights at Serengeti Serena Lodge. (B, L, D)
Morning and afternoon safari drives in Serengeti National Park, known for its cheetahs, leopards, lions and great wildebeest migration. (B, L, D)
Safari drive to the western Serengeti and stay 1 night at Kirawira Serena Camp. (B, L, D)
Morning safari drive. Afternoon transfer to the airstrip and fly to Arusha. Overnight at the Arusha Serena Resort. (B)
Early morning flight to London via Nairobi with Kenya Airways. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4- and 5-star accommodation.
Based on a 7- or 9-seater 4x4 pop-up roof safari vehicle in which each passenger has a window seat. This tour will depart with 2 vehicles if the group is larger than 7 people.
These small group tours have been specially created for solo travellers. Benefits include single occupancy of double / twin rooms as standard and at sensible prices, plus the company of like-minded travellers. View the complete collection here.
• 4- & 5-star accommodation
• Twin / double rooms for single use
• Flexible - extensions, room & flight upgrades available
• Maximum group size - 14 people
• International flights
• UK departure and overseas airport taxes
• Accommodation, Itinerary & meal basis as described
• Transfers in an air-conditioned vehicles
• 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
• Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
• Porterage at airports
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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