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Tour Overview

Explore the wonders of Tanzania’s northern circuit on this exceptional 10-day, privately guided, land-based safari. Accompanied by a  Private Guide throughout, you can expect fascinating insight about three of the region’s main attractions. Discover the wonders of Lake Manyara National Park and unwind in a luxurious treehouse at &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge. Peer over the rim of the iconic Ngorongoro Crater and immerse yourself in the award-winning surroundings of &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Lastly, venture to the endless plains of the Serengeti for thrilling wildlife encounters during your stay at &Beyond Serengeti Under Canvas and &Beyond Klein’s Camp. The exclusivity of your private four-seater safari vehicle, customized to offer a more spacious interior, as well as the company of a private guide; means that you’ll experience a truly unrivaled East Africa safari.

Highlights of this Itinerary 

  • Enjoy the company and expertise of your exceptionally trained Gecko Adventure Private Guide
  • During your overland safari, indulge in delectable picnics served in scenic locations
  • Toast the sun as it sets over another magical day in Africa, on beautiful sundowner stops in the wilderness
  • Delight in the abundance of bird species and beautiful wildlife of Lake Manyara National Park
  • Peer over the edge of the world’s largest intact caldera in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Thrill on exceptional game viewing adventures in the renowned Serengeti National Park
  • Engage with the vibrant and enchanting Gecko Adventure staff

Day 1

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your dedicated private guide for this adventure will be waiting to warmly welcome you and drive you to Arusha Coffee Lodge. Spend your 1 night stay at Arusha Coffee Lodge in a Plantation Suite with an ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes breakfast.

The aptly named Arusha Coffee Lodge lies hidden amongst the sprawling grounds of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation below the rugged peaks of Mt Meru. Guests can unwind in one of the lodge’s prized plantation suites, which each boast a romantic four-poster bed draped in Egyptian cotton linen, a split-level sitting area, an ensuite bathroom, mosquito nets, ceiling fans, an open fireplace, personal bar and private veranda, which overlook rows and rows of berry-laden coffee bushes. Guests can enjoy scrumptious meals in the Coffee Lodge lounge or sip on their favorite drinks in the bar area.

A boutique store, swimming pool, and garden terrace add to guest delight. For additional costs, the optional adventures include a tour of the Shanga Shangaa coffee plantation, as well as visits to the Museum of Natural History, the Maasai market on Faya Road, and the world’s only tanzanite mine. A game drive in Mt Meru National Park, accompanied by a delicious picnic lunch, makes a wonderful outing.

Day 2

Today, tuck into a delicious breakfast, in the company of your guide, who will discuss any interests and your expectations for your safari. Afterwards, you will drive to &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.

Marvel at nature’s beauty during your 2-night stays Afterward at andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge in an elegant Stilted Treehouse with an ensuite bathroom with bath, outdoor shower, and viewing deck. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, laundry, twice daily game drives, a one-night game drive, and a scenic bicycle ride exploring Lake Manyara.

Day 3

Enjoy a leisurely afternoon bike ride through the nearby Mayoka community hosted by an expert &Beyond guide. Guests can cycle through this bustling village and interact with friendly, local people. They may even cross paths with the nomadic Mang’ati tribe (also known as the Datooga tribe), adorned with traditional animal skin cloaks, textured skirts, and colorful beads.

Once your guests have left the village behind, they can peddle on a picturesque route to the lakeshore, where they can admire bright pink flocks of flamingos. After dinner, you will head out onto your night game drive. &Beyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is one of the few places in Tanzania where guests can experience evening game drives, and the opportunity to encounter sightings of nocturnal predators.

Day 4

After breakfast, you will head off to andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Indulge and explore at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge during your 2 night stay in a Suite with an ensuite bathroom with bath and shower. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, and laundry

Day 5

Perched on the edge of the Crater rim, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s sumptuous safari suites present breathtaking views. Inspired in design by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta (homestead), this is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa.

Three separate and intimate camps are reminiscent of a bygone era totaling just 30 suites in all. Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques and grand chandeliers.

The bedroom, sitting room, and ensuite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows, overlooking the magnificent Crater below. Ensuite bathrooms, with a centerpiece of red roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs.

Personal butlers discreetly tend to guests’ every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces, and drawing luxurious baths. Described as “Maasai meets Versailles”, each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas and viewing decks. The domed dining room, with its grand fireplace, turns every meal into a special occasion.

Day 6

Today you head off to andBeyond Kleins Camp. Explore and discover during your 2 night stay at andBeyond Kleins Camp in an intimate Cottage with ensuite bathroom with shower only. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and laundry.

Day 7

Perched on the edge of the Kuka Hills, andBeyond Klein’s Camp features intimate safari accommodation – just ten cottages of local stone and makuti, with rich wooden floors and classic interiors. Each cottage has an ensuite bathroom and private veranda with breathtaking views over the surrounding valley.

A diversity of resident wildlife, including huge elephant herds, can be viewed from everywhere in camp – even the kitchen boasts unforgettable views. The camp has a large, beautifully furnished bar and sitting area, a sparkling swimming pool, and a Safari Shop featuring locally-made Maasai crafts.

Fresh vegetables picked from the Camp’s shamba (an organic African garden) create wholesome Pan-African dishes. Dinners are served in the main dining area, which is graced by a large open fireplace or enjoyed in a spectacular clearing deep in the heart of the African bush.

Day 8

After breakfast, you’ll head to andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas. Thrill in the excitement of safari during your 2-night stay at andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas in a Bedouin-style tent with an ensuite bathroom with an outside bucket shower. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees, and laundry.

Day 9

andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas Northern/Central/Southern or Western Serengeti, Tanzania andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas reaches far beyond the bounds of the traditional Tanzanian safari – the sumptuous luxurious tented, seasonal camps move around the Serengeti year round, bringing guests within range of the Great Migration. When the Migration crosses over into Kenya, the camps remain in the remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti, renowned for excellent resident game.

The two intimate camps feature just eight ensuite safari tents each, carefully positioned in exclusive semi-permanent campsites in the Serengeti National Park. Booked on a nightly basis, each luxury ensuite mobile tent boasts a comfortable double bed, ensuite bathroom, separate w.c., and bucket shower – this is the ultimate in luxury camping.

The guest areas comprise comfortable tents for dining, meeting for a pre-dinner drink, or just for whiling the time away between safaris – complete with private butler service, delicious home-baked meals, and traditional bush dinners served under the stars.

Day 10

Today, we wave a fond farewell. After breakfast, you will be driven to the airstrip where you will take a flight back to Kilimanjaro International Airport, where you will board your flight home.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT ANDBEYOND SERENGETI UNDER CANVAS

  • Have a private dinner in your tent — the peace of the Serengeti can’t be beaten!
  • Ask your ranger to tell you a local story around the campfire — he’ll have you spellbound.

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What’s included:

  • Meet and Greet service at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Accommodation inclusions as per itinerary above
  • Scheduled internal flights: Arusha Airport/Mahale (Ikuu) airstrip /Arusha Airport/ Southern Katavi airstrip/ Arusha Airport
  • All scheduled road transfers: Kilimanjaro International Airport /Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge/Arusha Airport/ Chada Katavi/ Mahale airstrip/Greystoke Mahale/Mahale airstrip Arusha Airport/ Kilimanjaro International Airport Domestic departure tax (Arusha Airport)
  • Tourism Development Levy
  • Medical Evacuation Insurance
  • Park Fees

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