Crossing Tanzania from east to west in the blink of an eye. Today the sun rises over charming Kenya and tomorrow lightning illuminates the profile of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An adventure lived over two weeks, camping in tents closed to the sound of a zip, with kerosene lanterns, game drives in bush-coloured 4x4s, freshwater fish sashimi, alarm calls of wild chimpanzees, cups of strong coffee from the Arusha plantations, British recipes. Destination the land of the classic East African safari, to come home with a different story.
Day by Day
DAY 1-2 Arusha
Flight to JRO Kilimanjaro International Airport with KLM. Transfer by private vehicle to MACHWEO. Eat and sleep at Machweo (1 night).
DAY 2-4 Arusha to Lake Eyasi
Transfer by private vehicle and guide to Lake Eyasi (4 hours). Eat and sleep at KISIMA NGEDA TENTED CAMP (2 nights). Activities: tribal visits to Hadzabe and Wadatoga, walk through nearby village and farms, swimming pool.
DAY 4-6 Lake Eyasi to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day visit to Ngorongoro Crater by private vehicle and guide. Eat and sleep at GIBB’S FARM (2 nights). Activities: farm walks, bread making, coffee roasting, indigenous medicinal walk with Maasai, vegetable harvesting, massages, afternoon high tea.
DAY 6-8 Ngorongoro Conservation Area
to Serengeti National Park
Depart with picnics from Gibb’s Farm, transfer by private vehicle to Lake Manyara Airstrip (30 min). Flight to Kogatende Airstrip (2 hours) with Coastal Aviation. Transfer by Nomad Tanzania to SERENGETI SAFARI CAMP (Seasonal mobile camp). Eat and sleep at Serengeti Safari Camp (2 nights). Activities: 4x4 game drives.
DAY 8-10 The Northern Serengeti
Transfer by Nomad Tanzania to LAMAI SERENGETI. Eat and sleep at Lamai Serengeti (2 nights). Activities: 4x4 game drives, short walks, swimming pool.
DAY 10-14 The Northern Serengeti To Mahale Mountains National Park
Transfer by Nomad Tanzania to Kogatende Airstrip. Flight to Mahale Airstrip (4 hours) with Coastal Aviation. Boat transfer by Nomad Tanzania to GREYSTOKE MAHALE. Eat and sleep at Greystoke Mahale Camp (4 nights). Activities: chimpanzee trekking, forest walks, boat trips, swimming, fishing, visit to Katumbi Primary School and village.
DAY 14-15 Mahale Mountains National Park to Arusha
Boat transfer to Mahale Airstrip. Flight to Arusha (3 hours) with Coastal Aviation. Transfer by private vehicle to MACHWEO LODGE. Eat and sleep at Machweo (1 night). Activities: Spa, yoga, swimming pool, cultural walks.