We designed this Tanzania Highlights: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti Safari for a group of friends from New York City. They wanted to see the Great Migration, and they had seen Gibb’s Farm on Condé Nast Traveller’s “Best Hotels in the World” list, but the rest of their trip was up in the air. After we talked to the clients and discovered they all loved elephants, we also added Tarangire National Park, which is home to herds of elephants that can number in the hundreds!
First, they had a night at a gorgeous coffee lodge to relax after their journey. The next day, they were off to Little Chem Chem, a fabulous boutique camp in Tarangire National Park. With just 10 guests sharing a 16,000-hectare exclusive concession, Little Chem Chem offers an amazingly exclusive safari experience. The highlight was coming across some of the area’s large tusker elephants on a walking safari.
Next for their Tanzania Highlights: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti Safari, we sent them to Gibb’s Farm. Located near Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara, this gorgeous lodge in coffee country is among the world’s most renowned hotels. During their 2-night stay, they took game drives into Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.
Then it was time to witness the Great Migration in the Serengeti! They stayed at Singita Faru Faru Lodge for 3 nights and had exclusive access to the Great Migration—one of the most famous spectacles in the world. Their luxurious lodge was the perfect place to relax in between safari activities. When it was time to say goodbye, they didn’t want to leave!
The last stop on their Tanzania Highlights: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti Safari was back to Arusha. They enjoyed a special lunch experience at Shanga, which provides full-time employment for locals with disabilities through unique glasswork and beadwork. After lunch, they had time to tour the workshop before heading to the airport for their journey back home.
Welcome to Tanzania! Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport and enjoy a road transfer to Legendary Lodge, a beautiful property set in lush tropical gardens on a working coffee farm just outside Arusha. Unwind after your long journey with an indulgent spa treatment and a delicious gourmet dinner at The Old Farmhouse.
Begin your Tanzania safari adventure with a road transfer to Little Chem Chem—a fabulous boutique camp in the heart of pristine wilderness. Experience the raw drama of the East African bush in a very private setting. This gem, on a 16,000-hectare exclusive concession, adjoins the Tarangire National Park, famous for its towering baobabs, and overlooks the serene Lake Burunge. The large amount of land shared between just 10 guests at a time ensures your safari experience is intimate and authentic.
Little Chem Chem
Day 3 – 4
Over the next 2 days, you will visit the elephant-filled Tarangire National Park. Tarangire extends over some 1,615 square miles in the Rift Valley. Arid and studded with giant termite mounds, it is here that you can witness massive herds of elephant, with some reaching as many as 500. Explore the area on day and night game drives, or step out of the vehicle for an exhilarating walking safari. Cultural interactions with some of the local Maasai people are also available.
Little Chem Chem
Day 5 – 6
This leg of your journey brings you to the unique beauty of the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. Spend the next 2 days in a luxurious lodge located amidst 10 acres of serene farmland. Discover amazing views while enjoying exquisite lunches from farm to fork. Enjoy luxurious accommodations featuring your very own fireplace, lounge, and both indoor and outdoor showers. Soak up your magnificent surroundings on a hike to the crater rim or discover the ins and outs of work on the farm.
It’s time to explore the world-famous Serengeti National Park! Fly to the northwestern Serengeti, then enjoy a transfer to Singita Faru Faru Lodge, your home for the next 3 nights. Check into your luxury suite with lovely views over the African savannah before setting off on an exciting afternoon game drive. Return in the evening for a delicious dinner and sample the lodge’s world-class wine list.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge
Day 8 – 9
Enjoy 2 full days of exploration in the incredible Serengeti National Park. On your game drives, witness the massive concentrations of wildebeest, zebras, and other animals that mark the annual Great Migration—the greatest natural spectacle to be found anywhere in the world. Keep your eyes open to spot lions stalking the migrating herds and leopards resting in the trees at dusk.
In addition to game drives, you have the chance to see the Big 5 of Africa on foot on a guided bush walk, or even take a hot-air balloon tour at dawn and watch as the Serengeti awakens below you. In between safari excursions, you can lounge on your private deck, take a dip in the pool, and enjoy relaxing spa treatments inspired by the tranquil beauty of your surroundings.
Singita Faru Faru Lodge
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha. Once in Arusha, enjoy lunch at Shanga, a project that gives Tanzanians with disabilities the chance to support their families through unique beadwork and glasswork. Time permitting, visit the workshop and check out the beautiful, handmade creations. After lunch, it’s time to begin your journey home.