3 National Parks in 1 Trip

Description

9 DAYS, 4 STOPS

Tarangire, Serengeti & Saadani National Parks, including Saadani Beach

This safari will show off the safari splendour of this magnificent country. From the Tarangire National Park to the famous Serengeti Plains to the unusual beach, river and bush destination of Saadani National Park.

Highlights:

  • Front row seats to the Wildebeest Migration across the plains of the majestic Serengeti National Park
  • The Tarangire National Park is famous for its large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees
  • Saadani National Park is one of the only remaining protected coastal areas in Africa and offers the perfect intimate beach hideaway
  • Excellent game viewing
  • Flight transfers

 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Transfer to Sanctuary Swala, Tarangire

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a Sanctuary representative and transferred by vehicle to Sanctuary Swala located in the Tarangire National Park. The transfer is approximately 4 hours. Each of the twelve tents is shaded by tall acacia trees and ancient baobabs and is within sight of the well-frequented waterhole. In the afternoon there is time to relax before enjoying an exciting game drive by open four wheel drive vehicle. Huge herds of elephant, greater kudu, Impala and Zebra are all easily spotted whilst leopard lurk in the trees. Due to the camps secluded location you are unlikely to see many vehicles as you venture out into the national park. As the sun fades enjoy a sundowner as you watch the game carry on with their daily activities. Return to camp to freshen up before dinner.

Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Swala

Day 2 – Sanctuary Swala

This morning awake to the sounds of the bush as a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee is served on your tents deck. The rest of the morning is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Return to your camp where your hosts will greet you with a refreshing drink and a well-deserved lunch. The afternoon you have time to take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the midday sun. As the afternoon progresses you may like to return to the Tarangire on an afternoon game drive. Return to your lodge to freshen up before meeting around the camp fire for a pre-dinner drink as you discuss the day’s adventures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Swala

Day 3 – Flight Transfer to Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti

This morning you will be transferred to the airstrip for your onward shared scheduled flight to the Serengeti.  The flying time is approximately 1 hour 30 minutes.  Upon arrival you will be met by a Kusini representative and transferred to camp. Arrive at your camp with time to freshen up before lunch is served. This afternoon discover why the Serengeti is an icon of Africa on an afternoon game drive.  The open plains spread out as far as the eye can see so it’s no surprise that the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai language meaning, “endless plains”.  The park itself covers 14,763 sq. kilometres, making it one of the world’s largest wildlife sanctuaries and hosts one of the world’s largest land migrations.  Every year 1.5 million wildebeest migrate from the Serengeti to the Masai Mara followed by hundreds of thousands of zebra, gazelle and other plains game in search of fresh grazing pastures.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini

Day 4 – Sanctuary Kusini

Today you may choose to either partake in a full day game drive into the heart of the Serengeti with a picnic lunch or remain close to camp with morning and afternoon game drives. This evening return to camp and climb to the top of the Kopje for stunning 360 degree views of the Serengeti.  Relax with your preferred drink as you watch the setting sun paint the Serengeti with pinks, oranges and reds. Settle in at the dining tent for a deliciously prepared meal before retiring to your tent after an eventful day of game viewing.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Kusini

Day 5 – Flight Transfer to Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

Enjoy a leisurely morning relaxing at camp or venture out early on a morning game drive before transferring to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Arusha where you will get onto your scheduled flight to Saadani Airstrip. Arrive at the airstrip where a Saadani Safari lodge representative will meet and transfer you to the lodge. The transfer is approximately 15 minutes. The lodge is located on the Southern border of Saadani National Park and has six eco-friendly suites, each with ocean views opening on to the sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. The lodge offers a variety of activities ranging from traditional game drives to sand bank picnics to a Maasai Community Tour. The sandy beach is home to fishermen reeling in their daily catch and near to the Wami River

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

Day 6 – Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. Today you might want to explore the area from game drive starting straight from the lodge’s ‘front door’ in comfortable 4×4 vehicles. The park is the only coastal wildlife sanctuary of its kind on the eastern coast of Africa and so the game safaris are completely unique. The big four are frequently spotted around the lodge. The cool ocean is also the perfect place to visit the underwater world. The lodge is able to arrange for guests to set out on a motorised boat to a nearby sandbank where equipped with snorkelling masks and flippers guests could take a swim in the blue crystal clear waters and admire the coral and fish which have found their home in the waters off the beach.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

Day 7 – Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

The day is at leisure to enjoy the activities on offer. There is an abundance of local birdlife within and round the lodge. Let your guide tell you about the different species and use their trained eye to help you look deeper and spot more than you could have imagined. This area is a birdwatcher’s paradise and even for those who do not fall into that category, the birdlife will astonish you too. Guests are also bale to learn about the Maasai culture by visiting their community and speaking to the locals. The villagers love to entertain guests with their local traditions and teach guests about their way of life.

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

Day 8 – Transfer to Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

This morning you will be transferred to Saadani River Lodge. The transfer is approximately 45 minutes after which you will be met on the banks of the Wami River for your 10 minute boat transfer to the lodge. The 17 stilted suites of Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge are the epitome of ‘luxury, naturally’, built for rest and relaxation on the southern shore of the Wami River close to the Saadani National Park. The guest tree houses blend into the natural scenery on their stilts with traditional thatched roofs. In addition, for the ultimate secluded escape, River Lodge’s Wami Suite is a private villa with its own infinity pool, two bedrooms and bathrooms, a living room and dining room. The lodge offers guests a range of activities including game drives and river excursions. The in-house spa provides indulgent massages to enjoy between activities.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Overnight: Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

Day 9 – Departure, Flight to Dar Es Salaam

After breakfast, a camp representative will transfer you to the airstrip for your flight back to Dar Es Salaam. The time of the transfer will be advised to you locally by the camp management. Kindly note that all inter-camp flights are subject to multiple pick-ups and drop offs en route to your destination which could affect the flying time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Sanctuary Retreats Highlights of Tanzania 9 days pdf

 

The Camps

Sanctuary Swala, Tarangire

Sanctuary Swala

Sanctuary Swala, Tarangire

In the heart of Maasai country and a remote corner of the Tarangire, in total seclusion amongst giant acacia trees and looking out beyond the flat savannah, Sanctuary Swala offers a very exclusive safari experience. The picturesque landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants and birds in flight. Built to the highest eco-friendly standards, this camp has a particularly low-carbon footprint.

Why Sanctuary Swala

  • Located in an exclusive pocket of Tarangire National Park
  • Tripadvisor guest reviews voted Sanctuary Swala as No. 1 out of 18 lodges and camps in the Tarangire National Park
  • Variety of activities include morning and evening game drives, walking and night game drives
  • An infinity swimming pool overlooking a water hole frequented by game
  • Sundowners, bush dinners and picnics

 

Sanctuary Kusini, Serengeti

Sancturay Kusini, Serengeti

Sancturay Kusini, Serengeti

Sanctuary Kusini offers a Serengeti safari like no other. This is the only permanent camp in this unspoilt and remote part of the Serengeti and every year wildebeest congregate on the camp’s “doorstep”.

Why Sanctuary Kusini

  • On the path of the great wildebeest migration
  • Incredible sundowners and cosmic safaris on top of the kopje with 360 degree views
  • The only permanent camp located in the southern Serengeti
  • Fantastic game viewing year round
  • Contribute to the cheetah watch project with your cheetah sighting images

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

Sanctuary Saadani Beach

Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

Set on the coast of Tanzania, Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge combines luxury safari with a relaxing beach jaunt. Here guests can experience untamed, untouched East Africa combined with the beauty of the Indian Ocean.

Why Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge

  • The rare recipe of beach, bush and river combined at one lodge
  • See lions one a beach
  • Delicious healthy food at every meal time served by our professional staff
  • Large variety of game
  • Local village and community tours

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge

The stilted suites of Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge are the epitome of ‘luxury, naturally’, built for rest and relaxation on the southern shore of the Wami River close to the Saadani National Park

Why sanctuary saadani river lodge

  • A large range of activities
  • In-house spa with a variety of treatments
  • Professional service by our highly trained staff

Gallery

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Swala                                      Kusini

  • Kusini Lodge
  • Kusini Views
  • Kusini Bathroom
  • Wildlife / migration around  Kusini Camp, Serengeti, Tanzania, March 2006.
  • Kusini Welcome
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  • Kusini Main
  • Saadani River Bathroom
  • Saadani River Bedroom
  • Saadani River Lounge
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  • Saadanai Safari Bedroom
  • Saadani Beach
  • Saadani Lion Prints
  • Saadani Beach
  • Swala Verandah
  • Swala Elephants in Camp
  • Swala Rim Pool
  • Swala Bedroom
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  • Swala Boabab

Rates

Prices per Person sharing USD
01.09.-15.12.2014 $ 6,650
16.-31.12.2014 $ 7,450

All prices subject to availability

NOTE: Luggage is restricted to 15kg. Bags must be soft-sided.

 

RATES INCLUDE 

  • Accommodation as mentioned in itinerary
  • Accommodation at Saadani Safari Lodge in a Maridadi Suite
  • Accommodation at Saadani River Lodge in an Eco-Suite
  • Three meals daily (depending on arrival and departure times)
  • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers
  • Teas and coffees
  • Refreshments while on game viewing  drives
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Laundry
  • Park fees
  • Transfers to and from mentioned camps
  • 2 daily scheduled shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides which could include:
  • From Sanctuary Swala and Kusini : Morning and afternoon game drives
  • 1 daily scheduled shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides which could include:
  • From Saadani Safari Lodge: Game drives, motorised boating excursions to a nearby sandbank for snorkelling, walking safaris, River safaris, birding walks and a village and or Masai community tour
  • From Saadani River Lodge: Game drives, bird watching and river safaris
  • Road Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Sanctuary Swala
  • Flight from the Tarangire to Kusini Airstrip
  • Flight from the Serengeti to Saadani Airstrip via Arusha
  • Flight from Saadani Airstrip to Dar es Salaam

RATES EXCLUDES

  • Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc.
  • Visas and travel insurances
  • Airport taxes
  • Private game drives
  • International/regional flights to Kilimanjaro Airport and from Dar es Salaam Airport
  • Storage or transport of excess luggage
  • Bank charges
  • All optional excursions or activities

 

Please Note

  • All lodges are closed from 1 April – 31 May each year
  • Single supplement applies: 1 January – 31 December 2014: US$1479 per person
  • We welcome children 12 years and older
  • Air-conditioned suites available on request at Saadani River Lodge at an additional cost and subject to availability
  • From Saadani Safari lodge snorkelling is a seasonal activity, not available in January and February
  • Luggage is restricted to 15kg per person in a soft sided bag

 

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