Sopa Serengeti Safari - Tanzania
In addition to abundant game to view in the renowned Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, we include a visit to the Tarangire National Park.
Tarangires river attracts numerous game and this park has a particularly dense wildlife population between June and October. There are always a fantastic number of colourful birds. Sopa Lodges are notable for their grand, visually stunning public areas, excellent dining and large, well-appointed rooms. Each lodge offers a swimming pool, nightly wildlife films, an opulent bar and lounge area and a wide variety of cuisine.
Ngorongoro Lodge is an architectural marvel built on the rim of the collapsed volcano, with magnificent views over the crater floor.
In short, high quality safari lodges in truly breathtaking locations which offer spectacular wildlife. Long distances are more than compensated for by magnificent panoramas dotted with game.<br><br>1 night Tarangire (Tarangire Sopa Lodge)
2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Sopa Lodge)
2 nights Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge)
DAY 1 MONDAY - HEATHROW-NAIROBI - Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.
DAY 2 TUESDAY - TARANGIRE - Connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro airport, near Arusha. On arrival drive to Tarangire National Park (160 km), arriving in time for lunch. Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Afternoon game drive.
DAY 3 WEDNESDAY - SERENGETI - Drive to the Serengeti National Park (350 km). The Serengetis far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. A vast amount of animals have made the Serengeti their home, including lions, cheetahs and leopards, some of which you may spot during an afternoon game drive.
DAY 4 THURSDAY - SERENGETI - Enjoy an early morning balloon flight, followed by a bubbly bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. Free time at the lodge before your late afternoon game drive.
DAY 5 FRIDAY - NGORONGORO - Early morning game drive. A brief visit to Olduvai Gorge which is often referred to as The Cradle of Mankind and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Continue to the Ngorongoro Crater (200 km).
DAY 6 SATURDAY - NGORONGORO - Drive down into the crater for a half-day of game viewing. Visit a local Masai Village.
DAY 7 SUNDAY - EXTENSION OR HEATHROW - Return to Arusha (200 km) and fly to Nairobi, then proceed with your chosen beach extension or return to Heathrow.
If you would like time to relax after your flight to Nairobi, why not depart on Sunday and stay in either Nairobi or at Serena Mountain Lodge (other lodges are also available), near Arusha. Please ask for details.
This suggested Safari itinerary has been put together after years of experience. However, we are able to amend the itineraries in order to tailor-make your very own holiday. You can add in alternative accommodation, stay extra nights in a favourite place or follow the route in a different order to the one shown
- 2 nights Serengeti (Serengeti Sopa Lodge)
- 2 nights Ngorongoro (Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge)
Beach hotel extentions to your safari
Travellers Beach Hotel
Bamburi Beach Hotel
Indian Ocean Beach Resort
Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa