Sunset in the wild

The Adventure of a Lifetime Experience

The SkySafari Itinerary – In Brief The Adventure of a lifetime experience. Experience the splendor and drama of Tarangire, Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. Travel in comfort between iconic locations in flight while enjoying the beautiful nature of Rift Valley on air.

Duration: 8 days and 7 nights of lifelong and incomparable memories.
Accommodation: Stay-in-style at Elewana collection’s unique and award-winning lodges and Tented camps.

1. Arusha Coffee Lodge
− Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
− Road Transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge
− Pure Relaxation in a Plantation Suite
− Dinner at Arusha Coffee Lodge

2. Tarangire Treetops
− Breakfast at Arusha Coffee Lodge
− Bean-To-Cup Coffee Estate Tour (Optional)
− Lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge
− The Safari Takes to the Air – Departure to Kuro Airstrip
− Game Drive through Tarangire National Park to Tarangire Treetops
− A Traditional Maasai Boma Dinner

3. Tarangire Treetops
− Early Morning Walking Safari (Optional)
− Breakfast at Tarangire Treetops
− Morning Game Drive in Tarangire National Park
− Bush Luncheon
− Visit to The Maasai Village
− Spectacular Sunset Cocktails in The Bush
− Night Game Drive

4. The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Breakfast at Tarangire Treetops
− Early Morning Game-drive to Kuro Airstrip
− Picnic Lunch at Kuro Airstrip
− Flight to Manyara Airstrip
− Road Transfer to The Manor at Ngorongoro in Time for High Tea
− Dinner at The Manor at Ngorongoro

5. The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Early Breakfast at The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Ngorongoro Crater Tour
− Luncheon in the Crater
− Drive to The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Private Dining at The Manor at Ngorongoro

6. Serengeti Migration Camp
− Visit to Lake Manyara National Park (Optional)
− Selection of Activities at The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Luncheon at The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Road Transfer to Manyara Airstrip
− Departure to Serengeti National Park
− Road Transfer to Serengeti Migration Camp arriving in-time for Sundowners
− Dinner at Serengeti Migration Camp

7. Serengeti Migration Camp
− Early Morning Walking Safari (Optional)
− Breakfast at Serengeti Migration Camp
− Game Drives – Mingling with The Migration
− Dining Under The Stars

8: Departure
− Visiting The Hippos On The Grumeti
− Lunch at Serengeti Migration Camp
− Game Drive en-route to Airstrip
− Arrival at Arusha Airstrip
− Road Transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge
− Departure from Kilimanjaro Airport or Transfer to Zanzibar

Day 1 : A Warm Welcome to Tanzania
Day in Brief
− Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
− Road Transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge
− Pure Relaxation in a Plantation Suite
− Dinner at Arusha Coffee Lodge

On arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport, our dedicated Sed Representative welcomes our guests to Tanzania. Welcome and transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge, one hour’s drive from Kilimanjaro itself.
Arusha Coffee Lodge – A calming composure before or after a safari

Situated on the foothills of Mount Meru, Arusha Coffee Lodge nestles within one of Tanzania’s largest working coffee plantations.

Characterized by plantation-style home comfort and luxurious guest amenities, Arusha Coffee Lodges’ Plantation Suites are a haven for calm and composure before or after a safari.

Day 2 : The Safari Takes To The Air
Day in Brief
− Breakfast at Arusha Coffee Lodge
− Optional Bean-To-Cup Coffee Estate Tour
− Lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge
− The Safari Takes to the Air – Departure to Tarangire
− Welcome at Tarangire Airstrip
− Game Drive through Tarangire National Park to Tarangire Treetops
− A Traditional Maasai Dinner
− Overnight at Tarangire Treetops

‘Bean-to-Cup’ Coffee Tour
After enjoying a delicious breakfast, all our Sed’s guests are invited, should they so wish, to take a fascinating ‘Bean-to-Cup’ Walking Tour around the coffee estate to learn how to humble coffee bean is grown, harvested, processed and eventually ends up in your morning cup of coffee.

Following this optional tour you will once again return to enjoy a light lunch at the Lodge, after which our You will be chauffeured the short one-mile journey to the Arusha airstrip to catch your flight from Arusha to Tarangire – The Safari Takes to the Air and take you on a short but enjoyable 20-minute flight to the Tarangire National Park.

From the air you will be treated to an exceptional and rare view of the shapes and colours of the landscape below and, as the bush draws near, begin to spy the wealth of wildlife that awaits in Tarangire.

Tarangire – The Ancient Land of the Elephant
On landing at Tarangire airstrip, our Guests are met by the Tarangire Treetops Guide and a ‘special’ welcome in the form of a finger buffet, soft drinks and chilled sparkling wine is provided to all.

The transfer to Tarangire Treetops includes a fascinating game-drive through the famed Tarangire National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Tanzania. Tarangire is a dramatically beautiful and diverse eco system, boasting one of the largest concentrations of elephant in East Africa. These mobs of elephant are easily encountered, wet or dry. The swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.

A Traditional Maasai Boma Dinner
Dinner on the first evening is taken within a traditional Maasai boma. This evening will introduce our guests not only to traditional African fare prepared by the Executive Chef and his team, but also to the sights and sounds of the Maasai who visit the Boma to entertain all the guests with songs and dances that have been passed down from generation to generation.

Day 3 : The Land, Elephants and Maasai
Day in Brief
− Early Morning Walking Safari
− Breakfast at Tarangire Treetops
− Morning Game Drive
− Bush Luncheon
− Visit to The Maasai Village
− Spectacular Sunset Cocktails in The Bush
− Night Game Drive
− Overnight at Tarangire Treetops

Walking Safari
For the more adventurous of our Sed’s guests, the option of an early morning Walking Safari before breakfast is a temptation too hard to refuse. For others the desire to laze in bed whilst looking out across the treetops of Tarangire is also too difficult to give up. However after a relaxing and hearty breakfast, all our guests are invited to enjoy a game drive in Tarangire followed by a Bush Luncheon at a specially selected site.

Dining in the Bush
The site for this Bush Luncheon is carefully located to optimize the experience of visiting this beautiful and stunning landscape. It is here where the Tarangire Executive Chef once again demonstrates the hospitality for which the Elewana Collection is renowned.

During the day it is also possible to visit the Maasai Village and sample the genuine warmth of the local indigenous people. With some members of the village working within the Treetops Lodge, any visit from our guests is indeed a heartwarming and welcoming experience.

Day 4 : From Tarangire to Ngorongoro
Day in Brief
− Breakfast at Tarangire Treetops
− Early Morning Game-drive to Kuro Airstrip
− Picnic Lunch at Kuro Airstrip
− Flight to Manyara Airstrip
− Road Transfer to The Manor at Ngorongoro in Time for High Tea
− Dinner at The Manor at Ngorongoro

Departure to Ngorongoro Across The Great Rift Valley
After yet another filling breakfast, our guests are taken on one more morning game-drive through the Tarangire National Park.

Stopping at leisure for a picnic lunch on your way to Kuro airstrip, our guests will then once again fly the short distance to Manyara airstrip where our Guide will be eagerly waiting to provide a warm welcome to each of our guests.

Following a short but comfortable transfer to The Manor at Ngorongoro, high tea awaits at this beautiful and magnificent home-style lodge set in a lush and verdant Arabica coffee plantation.

High Tea in an Opulent Setting
Warmly greeted by the managers of The Manor, and having enjoyed The Manor’s special ‘High Tea’, our guests will be invited their very own Manor Cottage to unpack, unwind and relax before being invited back to the Main House for evening dinner.

And for those who wish to explore, the swimming pool, spa, games room and stables await discovery.

Day 5 : Ngorongoro Crater – A Cauldron of High Drama
Day in Brief
− Early Breakfast at The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Ngorongoro Crater Tour
− Luncheon in the Crater
− Drive to The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Dinner at The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Overnight at The Manor at Ngorongoro

Full Day in The Crater
After an early but delicious breakfast, our guests will be invited to travel to what undoubtedly is one of the ‘Natural Wonders of the World’ – The Ngorongoro Crater.

Filmed and documented by naturalists from the four corners of the earth, The Ngorongoro Crater, the largest ‘dry’ caldera of its kind, is home to almost all the animals that you would wish to see in East Africa.

Large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Maasai tribesmen herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.

A Luncheon to Remember
Luncheon is served in the Crater under an awning of one of the vehicles in a campaign-style luncheon. This spectacular setting at times belies belief. Whilst the resident hippos enjoy their daily bathe, and herds of zebra and wilderbeest keep a wary eye out for any number of predators, our guests can sit and watch this ‘live’ show whilst enjoying the very best picnic luncheon that The Manor can offer.

Your Choice of Manor Dining
Following this exciting full day in the Ngorongoro Crater, our guests are then taken the one-hour transfer back to The Manor where preparations will already be underway for the evening meal. Private dining options are available at The Manor on request. These include dining under the stars, room service or a private dining room ideal for couples and honeymooners.

Black Rhino in Ngororongoro Crater
Day 6 : From Ngorongoro to The Serengeti
Day in Brief
− Optional Visit to Lake Manyara National Park
− Host of Activities at The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Luncheon at The Manor at Ngorongoro
− Road Transfer to Manyara Airstrip
− Departure to Serengeti National Park
− Arrival at Lobo Airstrip and Welcome
− Road Transfer to Serengeti Migration Camp arriving in-time for Sundowners
− Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Migration Camp

Morning at The Manor – A Haven of Tranquility
On the morning of day six our guests are given the option of either visiting Lake Manyara National Park, located at the steppe of the Rift Valley, or to stay at The Manor to explore the estate and choose from a host of activities.

These activities include horse riding, mountain biking, massage treatments, or simply walking around the beautiful and sensuous gardens whilst contemplating the journey to come.
After luncheon at The Manor, our guests will be driven to the Manyara airstrip to meet up with the Flight once more for the onward 45-minute flight to the world-renowned National Park of the Serengeti.

From Ngorongoro to The Serengeti – Flying Over The Vast Plains
Following this 45-minute scenic flight, a Serengeti Migration Camp Guide will meet and greet all our guests in the now customary fashion.

Once again a ‘special’ welcome, including finger buffet, soft drinks and sparkling wine will be offered, after which a transfer to Serengeti Migration Camp will begin, arriving in time for Sundowners on an elevated wooden terrace overlooking the distant Ndasiata Hills, all by the warming glow of an open fire.

Spending two nights at Serengeti Migration Camp, our guests will not only enjoy the luxuriant tented accommodation but also the drama and beauty of the Serengeti’s abundant wildlife – and for most of the year the amazing sight of the annual migration.

The Serengeti – Magnificence Beyond Belief
A million wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.

Day 7 : The Serengeti – Mingling With The Migration
Day in Brief
− Early Morning Walking Safari
− Breakfast at Serengeti Migration Camp
− Game Drives – Mingling with The Migration
− Dining Under The Stars
− Overnight at Serengeti Migration Camp

Waking and Walking at the Camp
Waking up to the sounds of the hippos barking and splashing in the Grumeti River just 100 metres from the Camp, our guests are once again offered the opportunity of an early morning walking safari with one of our highly experienced guides.

For those a little less intrepid, breakfast is served at the Main Camp Tent on one of the three terrace balconies over looking the Grumeti and the hills beyond.

Mingling with the Migration
Post breakfast game drives are then the order of the day and these are either full-day game drives with picnic lunches provided, or half-day game drives with lunch provided back at the Serengeti Migration Camp. The length of the drive depends on the season and the proximity to the Camp of the annual migratory animals.

However the beauty of Serengeti Migration Camp often draws guests to spend at least one afternoon within the Camp, either relaxing on their 360 degree verandah that embraces each private tent, or simply sitting atop one of the three terraces watching the wildlife walk past and often through the Camp.

Dining Under Canvas or Under The Stars
Dining at Serengeti Migration Camp can either be in the Main Camp Restaurant or our SkySafari guests can choose to dine in more private and intimate surroundings under the stars or under canvas back in the privacy of their own tent. Each meal is prepared by the Executive Head Chef and to our guests’ taste.

As the night sets in and the nocturnal animals begin their nightly activities, the Camp yet again becomes alive with sounds if not the sights of Serengeti.

Day 8 : Serengeti To Arusha
Day in Brief
− Visiting The Hippos On The Grumeti
− Lunch at Serengeti Migration Camp
− Game Drive En-route to Lobo Airstrip
− Arrival at Arusha Airstrip
− Road Transfer to Arusha Coffee Lodge
− Departure

Visiting the Hippos on the Grumeti
Following a hearty and healthy breakfast, our guests are enticed by the opportunity to venture out on a walking safari along the banks of the Grumeti River with one of the highly knowledgeable guides.

Serengeti to Arusha
After a leisurely lunch, our guests once again take to the road for a game drive en-route to the Lobo airstrip for the onward flight to Arusha.

During this 50-minute flight, you will be able to see, from the air, the ever-changing landscape of the bush and the mountainous topography that reminds all who see it of Tanzania’s violent geological past.

On arrival at Arusha airstrip, our guests will be transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge and will either be offered a day room to relax and freshen up before leaving for their onward flight or to be checked into a Plantation Suite for one final night* of relaxation before flying out from Kilimanjaro the next day.

Departure
− An additional night at Arusha Coffee Lodge is not included in the package and will be charged as extra.

What’s Included in Your SkySafari Classic Experience:
Your Air Transfers
− All internal flight transfers between the Elewana Collection lodges and camps with the flights
− A ‘Fast Track’ check-in at Arusha airstrip on Day 2 of your Safari.

Your Road Transfers
− Airport road transfers to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
− All road transfers to and from the camps and lodges.
• All road transfers to and from the airstrips.

Your Overnight Accommodations
− Overnight stays at the selected Elewana Collection lodges and camps as detailed in the 8-day SkySafari itinerary.
− A ‘fast-track’ check-in to Arusha Coffee Lodge at the beginning of your itinerary.
− A complimentary upgrade to a Plantation Suite at Arusha Coffee Lodge.
− All meals and drinks (except champagnes, cognacs, single malt whiskeys, and any wines from Elewana’s exclusive cellar wine list).
− Wi-Fi in main areas of all lodges and camps.
− Laundry service.

Your Camp and Lodge Activities
Each of Elewana’s lodges and camps provides you with optional activities that are inclusive to your overnight stay. These include:
Arusha Coffee Lodge:
− Guided coffee walking tour

Tarangire Treetops:
− Bush sundowner cocktails with night game drive
− Boma dinner under the stars with Maasai singing
− Guided game walk
− A visit to a Maasai Village
− Private dining options

The Manor at Ngorongoro:
− Horse riding within the coffee estate
− Massage treatment
− Mountain biking within the coffee estate
− Private dining options

Serengeti Migration Camp:
− Guided game walk along the Grumeti River

Your Game Drives
− All game drives and road transfers with a professional driver guide in a shared Safari Land Cruiser or Land Rover, with access to maps, binoculars, reference and guide books.
− Any bush luncheons, picnics and drinks taken as part of the SkySafari programme (excluding champagne, cognacs, single malt Whiskeys, and any wines from Elewana’s exclusive cellar wine list).
− National Park and Ngorongoro Crater entrance fees.

Medical Evacuation Cover
− Medical evacuation cover is provided in case of accident or injury whilst out on safari, with transfer to a treatment centre within Tanzania or if necessary to Nairobi, Kenya..

The Following is NOT Inclusive in Your Classic SkySafari Experience:
− International flights to and from Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International airport).
− Any and all international personal travel and medical insurances.
− Any and all porterage, tips and gratuities to local waiting staff and driver guides.
− Any and all excursions and activities not listed in the inclusive programme.
− Any additional items of a personal nature (e.g. phone charges, adapter plugs, toiletries).
− A Private safari vehicle for game drives and transfers (available on request at an additional charge).

Additional Important Information:
Private Vehicle – Your transfer and game drive vehicle may be shared with other guests. Should you wish to have your very own private safari vehicle for any part of your journey, please contact your SED Adventures Tours & Safari’s Reservations Team to check vehicle availability and additional pricing.

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