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Tanzania Private Family Lodge Safari
Tanzania Private Family Lodge Safari
Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro & Serengeti
(8 Day / 7 Night)
Spend your nights in the comfort of lodges on board this magical journey through northern Tanzania. We
cater for all tastes from mid-range to upmarket accommodation on this safari. Each itinerary is tailored
to your preference and number of people travelling together. This safari is ideal for families with children
as the lodges selected are ‘children friendly’ and some of them have the bonus of a swimming pool!
You will be driven by one of our Wild Frontiers safari guides, who is an experienced professional. He will
prioritise your comfort and safety as well as ensuring optimal game-viewing opportunities throughout your
safari with us.
Inside our spacious safari vehicle you will find a selection of reference books on Tanzania’s parks, history,
its flora and fauna, and a cool-box or fridge for drinks. In our specially customised extended land cruisers
the windows are enlarged and the roof height extended to allow ease of photography and gameviewing, with plenty of room to stretch your legs. Our land cruisers have game viewing hatches that allow
360 degree views. We generally seat maximum six guests per vehicle allowing each person a window
seat. Should you have more in your travelling party, we will add more vehicles.
This itinerary is based on driving throughout, should you prefer to fly in between parks, we are able to
amend it accordingly. Please enquire for alternative itineraries.
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INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS | HIMALAYAS | SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA | ANTARCTICA | ARCTIC
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For tailor made or scheduled tour requests, contact Wild Frontiers: www.wildfrontiers.com
t: +27 11 702 2035 or +27 72 927 7529 | f: 086 689 6759 | e: [email protected]
TANZANIA PRIVATE FAMILY LODGE SAFARI
Safari Itinerary
Day 1
Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport. On arrival you will be met and transferred to The African Tulip Hotel in
Arusha for the night. Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis.
The African Tulip Hotel is an elegant and charming boutique hotel located
along Serengeti Road, right in the heart of Arusha. A warm and friendly
welcome awaits guests who want to experience the best of Tanzanian
hospitality. The hotel has been designed with safari travellers, families,
honeymooners and leisure travellers in mind. It has amenities of convenience
whilst offering a high standard of accommodation.
The rooms are individually and stylishly decorated using warm African
tones. A lot of African material and local art has been used throughout
the hotel. The 20 deluxe rooms are all decorated with a safari theme,
although the interior of each room is unique. There is a comfortable
seating area and a desk in each room.
The Zanzibar Lounge is beautifully decorated with Zanzibari art and
offers comfortable seating where guests can relax and peruse the
various coffee table books whilst enjoying pure African coffee. A fullystocked lounge bar offers warm Swahili service.
The Baobab Restaurant is uniquely designed and offers a comfortable and enjoyable dining experience. The
Chefs creatively prepare exotic and delicious meals with fresh and natural ingredients, giving guests a flavour of
both Tanzanian and International cuisine.
Day 2
We head to Lake Manyara National Park this morning.
Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake at the base of a
sheer stretch of the western Rift Valley escarpment.
The north-western area of this lake is protected in a 330 sq
km national park, which contains a remarkable diversity of
terrestrial habitats: the grassy floodplain of the lakeshore,
the rocky base of the escarpment, a belt of thick acacia
woodland and a lush patch of groundwater forest just inside
the northern entrance gate.
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An interesting bio-diversity of fauna and flora can be
observed here and a variety of large mammal species
including elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, giraffe and lion.
Perhaps, however, the most immediately visible
residents are the troupes of olive baboon, sometimes
found in the company of the smaller and rather
beautiful blue monkey.
This is also a wonderful location for viewing groups of
elephants and for keen birders. Manyara has recorded
almost 400 species due to the wide habitat diversity.
Transfer to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge and spend one night on a full board basis.
Standing high on the edge of a towering terracotta escarpment with panoramic views over the glittering alkaline
waters of Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge offers a unique blend of tranquillity, wildlife discovery,
and ornithological richness.
Grouped around a central "vanishing horizon" pool, this highly unusual lodge features a simple timbered
reception area, built in traditional African style, which is accessed via a bridge over a small stream. Beyond
reception lies the central dining room, bar and veranda, below which lies the pool. Perched on the very edge of
the cliffs, with stunning views over the lake, is the pool bar and observation point.
The rooms are housed in circular, double-storey, white-washed "rondavels" (traditional circular buildings with
conical thatched roofs), which are sprung out along the edge of the cliff so as to allow for maximum views. Each
spacious circular room has its own small veranda while the interior decor reflects the blue of the lake and the
pink of the flamingos. Behind each bed hangs a spectacular hand-woven rug, while the furnishings and fittings
reflect traditional Maasai beadwork.
Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara's unique birdlife, the architectural motif melds swooping avian
curves with the gentle concentric patters of traditional Maasai "bomas", while the vibrantly coloured wall
frescoes depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.
At Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge we appreciate the importance of quality family time. We are also
committed to ensuring that you can relax, secure in the knowledge that your children are having as great a
safari holiday in Tanzania as you are. With this in mind we offer a wide range of family-friendly
accommodation options; children's dining; baby-sitting, and plenty of adventure, sports and educational
entertainment for children of all ages.
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INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS | HIMALAYAS | SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA | ANTARCTICA | ARCTIC
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FAMILY ACCOMMODATION
We can arrange for adjoining rooms for the accommodation of families. We can also offer triple rooms or
additional beds. Cots and baby-sitting services can be provided (prior notice appreciated).
CHILDREN'S MEALS
All our meals are generous buffet-styled presentations, with something to suit absolutely everyone. Highchairs can be provided, as can baby-friendly food. We are also delighted to offer slightly earlier children's
meals (as early as 12 noon and 6.30 pm) - tailored to suit your children.
CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT
The lodge offers its own swimming pool (supervised by a qualified life-guard but not suited to small children
other than under parental supervision).
We also offer a wide selection of board-games and books on Africa and the wilderness. Our professional
nature guides also offer nightly talks and video presentations on wildlife. Added to this, we can offer:
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Family breakfasts in the park or on the escarpment
Mountain biking, boating, canoeing, guided walks, bird spotting and cultural tours
Cultural dancing and heritage displays
Educational evening talks by our resident naturalists
A selection of board games and books on Africa and wildlife
We can also arrange for culturally-interactive trips to local villages and/or schools.
Day 3
After breakfast we leave for Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area to spend two nights at Ngorongoro Serena
Safari Lodge on a full board basis.
The unique Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge clings to the rim of the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest
and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth. Long and low, the lodge is built from local river stone and
camouflaged with indigenous vines. Designed to blend completely into the landscape, it is entirely invisible from
the floor of the crater 600 metres below.
Hugging the contours of the jagged crater rim, the lodge takes its inspiration from the so-called "Cradle of
Mankind", the prehistoric site of Olduvai Gorge, which lies close by. Linked by arched stone passages and
timbered decks, its walls are decorated with stylised prehistoric cave paintings and lit by flaring torches. At the
stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Decorated with cave paintings, the
rooms are strung around the crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely
uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below.
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TANZANIA | UGANDA | ZIMBABWE | KENYA | RWANDA | ZAMBIA | BOTSWANA | NAMIBIA | ETHIOPIA
INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS | HIMALAYAS | SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA | ANTARCTICA | ARCTIC
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For tailor made or scheduled tour requests, contact Wild Frontiers: www.wildfrontiers.com
t: +27 11 702 2035 or +27 72 927 7529 | f: 086 689 6759 | e: [email protected]
We appreciate the importance of quality family time. We are also committed to ensuring that you can relax,
secure in the knowledge that your children are having as great a safari holiday as you are. With this in mind we
offer a wide range of family-friendly accommodation options.
CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT
We offer a wide selection of board-games and books on Africa and the wilderness. Our professional nature
guides also offer nightly talks and video presentations on wildlife. Added to this, we can offer:
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Family breakfasts and lunches.
Guided walks, bird spotting and cultural tours around the property
Cultural dancing and heritage displays
We can also arrange for culturally-interactive trips to local villages and/or schools to further enhance your
family safari in Tanzania, by prior arrangement.
Day 4
Today we head into Ngorongoro Conservation
area, and after driving steadily down the steep
610 metre sides of the crater, we enjoy
spectacular game viewing in the crater –
which is almost guaranteed to turn up four of
the Big Five, as well as a rich variety of birds,
all viewed against the backdrop of the thickly
forested crater walls.
Picnic lunch to be
enjoyed in the crater.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the natural
wonders of the world. A large volcanic
caldera, with an area of 259 square
kilometres, it contains a huge variety of game
and birds and is often referred to as a
microcosm of Africa with its dramatic weather changes and varied terrains consisting of forest, grasslands and
both freshwater and soda lakes. It may be cold at night, so bring some warm clothing.
Return to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge and overnight on a full board basis.
Day 5
After breakfast depart for the Serengeti. We have the option to stop off at Olduvai Gorge for a short visit and
an insight into history of the region (optional, entry fee to be paid).
It is at Olduvai Gorge where, in 1959, Mary Leakey made her
ground-breaking discovery of a hominid (human-like) skull dating
back 1.8 million years. Since then other hominid species, possibly
our early ancestors, have been found in the area dating as far back
as 3.7 million years. The whole area is often referred to as the
‘cradle of mankind.’
There is also time to visit a Masaai village before continuing to the
Serengeti to settle in for the evening.
Transfer to the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and spend three
nights on a full board basis.
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INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS | HIMALAYAS | SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA | ANTARCTICA | ARCTIC
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Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, Serena Serengeti
Safari Lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style.
Centrally located adjacent to the famous Western
Corridor and Grumeti River, the lodge has been
designed to blend completely into the living
landscape. A series of traditional domed "rondavels"
are widely spaced throughout the grounds, which
are cooled by groves of acacia trees and watered by
sparkling streams. On the very edge of the ridge is a
"vanishing horizon" pool, which looks out over the
endless plains after which the Serengeti is named.
Situated close to the 2-million year old paleolithic
site of Ol Duvai, "birthplace of mankind", the lodge has been styled to offer a showcase of cultural performance,
heritage and traditional art, which is best illustrated by the lavish Makonde carvings which decorate both the
rooms and the stunning domed dining room.
Each charmingly presented room is accommodated in a
two-storey (one up, one down) stone-built, traditionally
thatched rondavel. Looking out over the plains, each has
its own private balcony, private entrance, spacious
bedroom, natural stone bathroom and intricately carved
furniture.
Linked by shaded walkways and clustered around the
roaring furnace of the central circular barbecue arena,
the high-domed halls of the two-tier dining room are
supported by massive papyrus-topped pillars and
embellished with sumptuous traditional "Makonde" carvings. Outside is a circular terrace, which looks out over
the grounds towards the swimming pool.
CHILDREN'S ENTERTAINMENT
The lodge offers its own swimming pool
(supervised by a qualified life-guard but not suited
to small children other than under parental
supervision).
As at the other Serena Lodges, we offer a wide
selection of board-games and books on Africa and
the wilderness. Our professional nature guides
also offer nightly talks and video presentations on
wildlife. Added to this 
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Guided walks, bird spotting and cultural tours – around the lodge
Cultural dancing and heritage displays
We can also arrange for culturally-interactive trips to local villages and/or schools by prior arrangement.
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TANZANIA | UGANDA | ZIMBABWE | KENYA | RWANDA | ZAMBIA | BOTSWANA | NAMIBIA | ETHIOPIA
INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS | HIMALAYAS | SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA | ANTARCTICA | ARCTIC
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For tailor made or scheduled tour requests, contact Wild Frontiers: www.wildfrontiers.com
t: +27 11 702 2035 or +27 72 927 7529 | f: 086 689 6759 | e: [email protected]
Day 6
Spend the day in the Serengeti, with plenty of time to enjoy
game drives as well as visit the education centre which
provides some interesting information on this vast park.
The Serengeti is unequalled for its beauty and contains
more than three million large mammals spread over the
vast endless plains. It is here, at certain times of the year,
that we may encounter the breathtaking spectacle of the
annual wildebeest migration, where one and a quarter
million wildebeest trek in columns of up to forty kilometres
long in search of grazing, drawing with them their predators and numerous other species of game. From January
to March the herds can largely be found in the southern area, proceeding north through the centre and Western
Corridor during June and July before entering Kenya’s Masai
Mara. They return south in November to repeat this
amazing instinctive procession all over again.
Africa’s most famous national park covers an area of almost
15000 sq km and is world-renowned for its dense predator
population and the annual wildebeest migration. The park
is part of the much large Serengeti eco-system, which
includes Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve, and
encompasses more than double this area. The greater part
of the park is open grassland, patches of acacia woodland
and isolated areas of granite rock outcrops called kopjies.
Animal migration is linked to the annual rainfall patterns and
its effect on their feeding habitats. Formerly the home of the
Maasai tribe who displaced the Datoga pastoralists in the
17th century, the name Serengeti is derived from the Maasai
word serengit, meaning ‘endless plain’.
The national park was created by the Tanzania Government
in 1951 and became famous through the work of Professor
Bernard Grzimek (in particular his book ‘Serengeti Shall Not
Die’).
Huge herds of wildebeest and zebra can be found here along
with smaller concentrations of Thomson’s gazelle, Grant’s
gazelle, impala, kongoni, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer and small
numbers of roan, oryx, oribi, eland and waterbuck. There are
also significant numbers of buffalo, giraffe and warthog.
Elephants are relatively scarce on the open plains, and more
common in the northern areas and the western corridor.
The few remaining black rhinos are restricted to an
inaccessible part of the park – so one doesn’t often see them.
But the most popular animals to be found here in greater
abundance than elsewhere on the northern circuit are the
cats. Lions, cheetahs and leopard may all be seen here along
with other predators, such as the spotted hyena, golden and
black-backed jackals, wild cats and servals.
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Balloon safari
If you would like to go on an early morning balloon safari over the Serengeti, this will be possible but please note
that balloon safaris can only be organised by PRE-ARRANGEMENT and there is an additional
cost for this.
Return to the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and overnight on a full board basis.
Day 7
Spend the day in the Serengeti, with plenty of time to enjoy
game drives and perhaps take the children to the Seronera
Information Centre which is situated next to the wildlife
offices in Seronera and consists of an open-air exhibit on a
kopje. There are tables and shade available where one can
enjoy a packed lunch and it is possible to order tea, coffee
or soft drinks from the small coffee shop. An open-air
exhibition like a museum along the trails at the Serengeti
Visitor Centre contains interpretative panels that explains in
detail about the Serengeti ecosystem and great migration
.Return to the Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge and overnight
on a full board basis.
Day 8
This morning you will transfer to the Seronera airstrip with
a game drive en route, for your departure flight to
Kilimanjaro. End of services.
Please advise your outward flight arrangements so we can
book the above flight to KILIMANJARO airport accordingly ie
if you have a connecting flight out or we can arrange
additional Arusha accommodation, or any services /
extension such as Zanzibar on request.
Peak Season (Aug/Sep/Oct)2015
4 guests travelling together: ZAR 47,400.00 per person sharing
Plus park Fees Adults: ZAR 4,245.00
Price per child under 12 yrs travelling/sharing with 2 adults: ZAR 21,573.00
Plus park Fees Children 15 yrs and under ZAR 1,502.00
Green Season (April/May )2016
4 guests travelling together: ZAR 30,055 per person sharing
Plus park Fees Adults: ZAR 4,245.00
Price per child under 12 yrs travelling/sharing with 2 adults: ZAR 12,933.00
Plus park Fees Children 15 yrs and under ZAR 1,502.00
All prices are subject to change due to rate of exchange fluctuation or any unforeseen price increase. Terms &
Conditions apply. E. & O.E.
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Price includes:
 Arrival transfer from Kilimanjaro to Arusha Hotel
 1 night accommodation at the African Tulip Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
 1 night’s accommodation at Lake Manyara Serena on a full board basis
 2 night’s accommodation at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis
 3 night’s accommodation at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge on a full board basis
 game viewing activities as indicated
 Private vehicle with the services of a driver/guide
 bottled water for game drives / in vehicle (not at hotels/lodges)
 domestic flight: Seronera/Kilimanjaro
Excludes – International flights, taxes, park fees shown separately, visas, travel insurance, health
requirements, gratuities, drinks, all items of a personal nature and any service not specified.
Flights International:
There are a great many options to fly to this region. Kenya Airways, SAA, Rwandair, Fastjet. Please enquire for
a quote- indicative prices are from around R6500-8000 depending on routing, airline selected and time of year.
Optional Extras:
Balloon safari.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all guests travelling with Wild Frontiers. We are able to assist you with this.
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INDIAN OCEAN ISLANDS | HIMALAYAS | SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA | ANTARCTICA | ARCTIC
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