10 Days – Tanzania Wildebeest Calving Spectacle 2018

Witness and photograph the birth of thousands of wildebeests in the Part 1 of the Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth – The Wildbeest Calving Season.

  • Witness one of the greatest wildlife shows on Earth.
  • Visit world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti.
  • 5-star luxury safari package.
  • Small group departure (minimum 2 to go).
  • Guaranteed window seat for all.
  • Tour leader/Chinese guide is provided.
  • A top safari ranger would be assigned.

Day 1 (26th Feb 2018) – ARUSHA:

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by your language guide or tour leader from our representative, and drive you to Lake Duluti Lodge. (Approx 1 hour).  The rest of the day is at leisure and  meals will be at your own expenses today.

Relax during your 1 night stay at Lake Duluti Lodge in a chalet. Your stay includes breakfast.

Overnight : Lake Duluti Lodge
Arusha, Tanzania

On the shores of a scenic crater lake, lies the splendid Lake Duluti Lodge. All the chalets are positioned to face the coffee farm and each boasts a private deck with a stunning view of the surrounding indigenous trees. Each room offers a comfortable bed, personal bar, satellite television and complimentary internet access.

Guests can enjoy delicious, hearty meals prepared with fresh produce from the lodge’s vegetable garden. Sunbeds dotted around the inviting infinity pool are perfect for lazing around. The shores of the shimmering lake boast idyllic spots for guests to savour refreshing drinks and light lunches. Guests in need of relaxation can head to the massage room for an optional bout of pampering. Tours to nearby coffee plantations, vegetable farms and cultural villages; hiking, bird-watching, canoeing, nature walks and a selection of day trips are enough to keep the adventurous happy. 

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT LAKE DULUTI LODGE

Indulge in a soul-soothing massage at the lodge’s superb spa.

The sensational food will have you eagerly awaiting mealtimes! Traditional African cooking is given an international twist, resulting in an explosion of new flavours. Meals are prepared with locally-grown vegetables and herbs.

Savour your favourite sundowner in the inviting lounge, which is perfectly positioned at the shore of the shimmering Lake Duluti and take in your beautiful surroundings.

 

Day 2 & 3 (27th & 28th Feb 2018) – LAKE MANYARA:

Embark on a guided Tanzania safari.

Drive from Lake Duluti Lodge to andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge accompanied by your ranger guiide and tour leader.

Put your feet up at andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge for 2 nights, staying in an elegant stilted tree-house with en-suite bathroom with bath, outdoor shower and viewing deck. Your stay includes three meals daily, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beers, teas and coffees and laundry.

andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Set in the heart of a mahogany forest, andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge is the only lodge in this National Park. The Lodge, which was designed to exert minimal impact on the environment, is situated in the remote south-western region of the Park. Cradled in the boughs of ancient mahogany trees, ten stilted tree-house suites are a sophisticated blend of intimacy and romance, offering privacy and exclusivity. Each tree-house suite features generous decks suspended above the forest floor and large windows to invite the lush forest inside. The bathrooms have free-standing baths with a forest view and an outdoor shower.

Overlooking a forest boma (outdoor dining area), guest areas are characterised by soaring spaces. An interactive kitchen allows guests to observe the preparation of delicious Pan African food that is enjoyed in the boma, on dining decks or on private viewing decks. Breakfasts and picnics are also served on the lakeshore.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT andBEYOND LAKE MANYARA TREE LODGE

Before entering Lake Manyara National Park, be sure to stop at the Rift Valley viewpoint. Here, you can enjoy a picture-perfect view of Lake Manyara and the surrounding escarpment.

Ask your guide to take you to the Maji Moto springs (Maji Moto means ‘hot water’ in Kiswahili). These hot water springs are a unique geological feature found nowhere else in Tanzania, and it is said that the water will boil an egg in 30 minutes!

Spend some quality time with a Maasai warrior who will teach you how to build a fire using two sticks, and challenge you to a jumping and spear throwing competition!

 

Day 4 (1st Mar 2018) – NGORONGORO CRATER

Enjoy the scenery and wildlife while driving enroute to the very luxurious andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Indulge at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge during your 1 night stay.   We have prepared a suite with en-suite bathroom, and your stay will include three meals daily, teas and coffees.

andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Perched on the edge of the Crater rim, andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge’s sumptuous safari suites present breath-taking views.  Inspired in design by the Maasai mud and stick manyatta (homestead), this is without doubt one of the most architecturally spectacular safari lodges in Africa. Three separate and intimate camps are reminiscent of a bygone era totalling just 30 suites in all.

Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted mud and thatch suite is adorned with graceful antiques and grand chandeliers. The bedroom, sitting room and en-suite bathroom boast floor-to-ceiling glass windows, overlooking the magnificent Crater below. En-suite bathrooms, with a center-piece of red roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs. Personal butlers discreetly tend to guests’ every need, bringing tea in bed, stoking fireplaces and drawing luxurious baths. Described as “Maasai meets Versailles”, each camp has its own guest sitting and dining areas and viewing decks. The domed dining room, with its grand fireplace, turns every meal into a special occasion.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT andBEYOND NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE

Spend an afternoon learning how to create beautiful Maasai beadwork with Papai, one of the Lodge’s Maasai Mamas.

Witness the resident zebra drinking from the water tap outside of the Safari Shop – they have taught themselves to open the tap themselves!

You absolutely have to try the Lodge’s famous fudge (The chefs will share the recipe if you like!)

 

Day 5 & 6 (2nd and 3rd Mar 2018) – SERENGETI

Depart today from the legendary Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, and proceed to the next accommodation – andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas.

Experience the original, old-age safari experience but in absolute comfort. Delight in your 2 night stay at andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas in a Bedouin style tent with en-suite bathroom with outside bucket shower. You stay is on full board basis, and includes three meals daily, teas and coffees and selected drinks.

andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas

Serengeti, Tanzania

andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas reaches far beyond the bounds of the traditional Tanzanian safari – the sumptuously luxurious tented, seasonal camps move around the Serengeti year round, bringing guests within range of the Great Migration. When the Migration crosses over into Kenya, the camps remain in the remote, beautiful corners of the Serengeti, renowned for excellent resident game. The two intimate camps feature just eight ensuite safari tents each, carefully positioned in exclusive semi-permanent campsites in the Serengeti National Park. Booked on a nightly basis, each luxury ensuite mobile tent boasts a comfortable double bed, ensuite bathroom, separate w.c. and bucket shower – this is the ultimate in luxury camping. The guest areas comprise comfortable tents for dining, meeting for a pre-dinner drink, or just for whiling the time away between safaris – complete with private butler service, delicious home-baked meals, and traditional bush dinners served under the stars.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT andBEYOND SERENGETI UNDER CANVAS

This luxury mobile camp moves up to 4 times a year in anticipation of the migratory herd.  This ensures that photo opportunities are always present.

Have a private dinner in your tent — the peace of the Serengeti can’t be beaten!

Ask your ranger to tell you a local story around the camp fire — he’ll have you spellbound.

 

Day 7 & 8 (4th and 5th Mar 2018) – SERENGETI

From andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas you will make your way to andBeyond Grumeti’s Camp.

Enjoy your 2 night stay here with en-suite bathroom. Your stay includes three meals daily, with an assortment of house drinks.

andBeyond Grumeti Camp

Serengeti, Tanzania

Grumeti Tented Camp is set in the remote Western Serengeti and offers one of the best wildlife exerperiences in this incredibly picturesque area, which enjoys far fewer tourist numbers than many other areas in the Park.

The Camp is situated on a by-water of the Grumeti River, known for its dramatic wildebeest crossings and enormous Nile crocodiles.

Tucked into a strip of riverine forest, guests thrill to the antics of the hippo resident in the tranquil pool in front of the camp, and the spectacular pied colobus monkey, is also found here and nowhere else in the Serengeti.

WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT andBEYOND GRUMETI CAMP

This area contains one of the largest number of predators (especially lions) and would present countless, priceless moments for the avid photographer.

Enjoy all the creature comfort in the remotest of places..and this tented camp offers just that.  Remember to enjoy a sundowner at the end of a long day of safari drive!

 

Day 9 (6th Mar 2018) – KILIMANJARO
AIRPORT

This morning, you will be driven to the airstrip for your internal flight to Arusha.

You will have some time for lunch and shopping (at own expenses) before leaving for the international airport for your international departure flight.

 

Day 10 (7th Mar 2018) – Home

Welcome Home! You will arrive in your home country today.

 

END OF SERVICES

Tanzania Private Photo Safari Inclusion:

  • All accommodation based on twin-sharing
  • All meals unless otherwise stipulated
  • All airport transfers / hotel transfers
  • All national park and reserve entrance fees
  • Ngorongoro Crater Fees
  • Use of a 4WD private safari vehicle
  • Internal regional airfare (scheduled bush flight)
  • Temporary membership to the Flying Doctor’s Emergency Response Centre for medical advice and air ambulance requests should an emergency evacuation be required
  • 18% Tourist Development Levy

 

Tanzania Private Photo Safari Exclusion:

  • International Airfare to and from Mt. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • International visa fees for Tanzania (depending on nationality)
  • Gratuities to your driver-guide(s), tour leader and camp/lodge staff
  • Comprehensive personal travel insurance
  • Liquor/Wine/Beer unless otherwise specified
  • Laundry services unless otherwise specified

 

A confirmed booking constitutes a 30% deposit, along with a completed and signed Reservation Booking Form and Travel Insurance Acceptance Form are required in order to confirm your reservation and secure your accommodation. The balance of the safari price is due not later than 60 days prior to departure. All prices are quoted in US dollars and must be paid in US dollars.

This quote is based on the details and assumptions in this itinerary document. Availability for accommodation can change dynamically and TopLiners Club will endeavour to secure them.  In the event should any prior accommodation arrangements becomes unavailable, TopLiners Club will replace the affected accommodation with a same or better-valued one.  If the final number of travelers in your party changes, TopLiners Club reserves the right to re-estimate this safari package.

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