Day 1: On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha, Infinite Safari Adventures representatives will meet you and take you to Rivertrees Country Inn, a wonderful converted old coffee farm a half hour from the airport. This beautiful resort was the former home of the lodge owner (who is related to the Von Trapp family). There is a pool as well as pleasant grounds to walk around, monkeys in the trees and massage and WiFi facilities.
Day 2: After a leisurely breakfast on the terrace, drive to Tarangire National Park four hours away and stay at Oliver’s Luxury Tented Camp. Once you stay here you will not want to leave. This camp has huge multi-room tents, en suite bathrooms and a dining tent set squarely in the bush. This camp was built with love and sweat by the famous Tanzania guide Paul Oliver and still has his love of the bush stamped all over it. There is still the hallmark of excellent guiding for the night game drives and bush walks (one of only a few places allowed to undertake walks in big game country). As you drift off to sleep you may hear the sounds of lions nearby.
Day 3: Spend another day at Oliver’s Camp exploring Tarangire. Tarangire is excellent in the dry season as wildlife is attracted to the Tarangire River. It has the second highest density of elephants in Africa and possibly the best lion and leopard opportunities in Tanzania. Take a walking safari and night drive while there.
Day 4: Leave Tarangire and head up the Great African Rift Valley. Continue on up into the cloud forest of the Ngorongoro Highlands to stay at the out of the way Mysigio Camp. It is in the heart of Maasailand and offers the chance to interact with some of the tribes’ people of the area in a more authentic way then many places. Sit and chat with them, cook and eat goat, prepare medicine, dance, go for a walk with the Maasai warriors and elders.
Day 5: Continue your ascent of the Ngorongoro cloud forest before going down into Ngorongoro Crater itself for a game drive in one of the mostly densely packed wildlife areas in the world. After a picnic lunch by a hippo pool drive round the rim and drive through to the Serengeti ecosystem to stay at Ndutu Lodge. This iconic lodge is set by Lake Ndutu – itself a wildlife magnet.
Day 6: Take a flight to the northern extent of the Serengeti and stay at the luxuriously appointed Sayari Camp. This remote corner of the Serengeti is visited by far less people and in October is perfectly situated to locate the wildebeest migration. If you are lucky there is a good chance of seeing them cross the Mara River as well as seeing the attendant predators they attract.
Day 7 & 8: Explore the Serengeti and stay at Sayari Camp for the next 2 days. You will have your own private open- topped safari vehicle and along with a driver specialized in that area.
Day 9: Take a light aircraft from the Serengeti to the historic island of Zanzibar. A taxi will take you the short drive into the heart of old Stonetown where you will stay at Kisiwa House, a converted merchant’s house, dripping with history and character, (the manageresses name is Cherhezerade!). Spend the day and evening exploring the intrigues of Stonetown on foot.
Day 10: You will be taken a short distance by boat to nearby Chumbe Island Lodge. This eco lodge has won awards for its ecological contributions to the marine parks surrounding it. The seven bush built chalets set close to the waters edge are a perfect place to relax and snorkel after your safari.
Day 11: Spend a second day at Chumbe Island.
Day 12: Depart Chumbe Island and go back to the airport for your internal flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport and your international flight home.
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