8 days Serengeti with a day hiking to Kilimanjaro

Ilboru Safari Lodge

Nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Meru, Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming mountain climbers and safari travelers to northern Tanzania for decades. Ideally located between the northern safari circuit and Mt Kilimanjaro, this beautiful Swahili sanctuary is set on a five-acre plot, tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha town. ​

Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming guests to Tanzania for seventeen years. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and a la carte lunch inside in the big African theme dining room, or eat outside beside the swimming pool, where there is a pleasant poolside bar. In the evening sit down to a four course meal where you can choose between European, African, or Asian dishes. There is stunning lounge and it’s also a great place for kids as there is a plenty of room for them to run around.
Another big bonus for this attractive lodge is a wide range of activities. You can choose from a day tour at lake Duluti where they offer Canoeing and the forest walk or a coffee plantation tour and Bangata water falls.

Day 2: Daily Summary

Tour: Tarangire National Park
Accommodation: Isoitok Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Tarangire National Park

After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park. This relative secrecy is odd because during the dry season it’s part of the migratory movement and is second only to Ngoro Ngoro Crater in concentration of wildlife. This park is much more densely wooded than Serengeti with acacia, mixed woodland, and the ubiquitous baobab although you’ll find grassland on the plains where cheetahs hunts.

The good bird watching can be done along the wetlands of Silalei swamp and around the Tarangire River. Yellow –collared lovebirds, hammerkops, helmeted guinea-fowl, long-toed lapwings, brown parrots, white-bellied go away-away birds, and a variety of the king fishers. You may hear a cry that sound like quite similar to the American bald eagle but is in fact it’s look-alike cousin, the African fish eagle. Returning to the Isoitok camp in the evening for the overnight. ​

Isoitok Camp Manyara

located in the Esilalei area with a beautiful view of lake Manyara. Isoitok is a Maasai word which means the stone! Spacious thatch roof tents each with its veranda, are built with wooden platforms with a great views overlooking lake Manyara, the Maasai plain and the Great Eastern African Rift valley.

Gaily decorated with animal-motif furnishing, all tents have an en-suit bathroom with flush toilets, camp is a perfect pose after a busier a long day. Surrounded by a rich savannah bush with an altitude of 1,075 meters above sea level. It is nested at natural wildlife corridor from the Ngorongoro highlands through to the Manyara conservancy and into Tarangire National Park.
At night, enjoy the brilliance of the night sky after superlative meal. There is an open fire pit where you can spend a quality time with authentic Maasai guides or reminisce after the day of activities. Take advantage of cultural experiences offered at the camp,such as Maasai boma visit, traditional goat sacrifice, learn maasai tradition medicine and sundown walk.

Day 3-4: Daily Summary

Tour: Central Serengeti
Accommodation: Tanzania Bush Camps
Meal plan: Full board

Central Serengeti

After breakfast today at Isoitok camp you’ll drive to central Serengeti game en route. Central Serengeti is famous for its spectacular landscape. The seronera river flows all year around and attract a lots of animals. Drive through the kopjes this is one of the best places to see predators and it’s crucial denning sites. The lions usually lounge around and they use these rocks as their view point from which to plan their ambushing.

Watch out for the drama at the water point between lions and prey animals. There is nothing beautiful than watching the heard of elephant walking through the plains of Serengeti towering over magnificent as acacia and sausage trees in their journey   to the water points at Seronera valley. Arrive at your tented Tanzania bush camp before dark for your dinner overnight stay.

Tanzania Bush Camps

This semi-permanent comfort camp is plumb in the middle of Serengeti, an ideal place for superb wildlife viewing. The food is hearty and wholesome with a tasty evening buffet, often accompanied by soft sound of hyenas and snorts of buffaloes. You’ll definitely see and hear lots of game at close quarters. Taking up to 36 travelers at a time is run by a Tanzanian, you will be in the expert hands of your guides, cooks, waiters and camp attendants to experience a true old –style safari.

Spacious tents with hand-carved wooden furniture, the main area with their deep leather chairs, handsome sofas, en-suite bathrooms and a veranda facing the plains. it’s hard to believe that accommodation is actually tented because it looks so luxurious. Apart from the game drive you can arrange hot air balloons from this camp.

Day 5: Daily Summary

Day 5: Daily Summary
Tour: Ngorongoro crater
Accommodation: Farm of dream
Meal plan: Full board.

Ngorongoro Crater

Early in the morning after the breakfast at your camp head off to Ngorongoro crater,game en route.Today depend on how much time you’ll spend by stoping here and there for taking photos you’ll arrive at Ngorongoro crater before 12pm.Remember the roads in the parks are bumpy and dust! The Ngorongoro crater floor dominated by huge flamingo-filled alkaline lake,hold the highest concentration of predators in the world-lions,hyenas,jackals and leopards.

Cheetah can be sometimes seen but fall prey to lions and hyenas,which the nervous and fragile cheetah is no match for.The big heards of the plain game such as Thomson’s,grants’s gazelles,zebras,wildebeests, are easy meal for the thoroughly spoiled predator that need to spend very little energy to score a megameal.Lunch will be served at scenery picnic site at the crater floor.late afternoon drive out of the crater floor and headoff to your logde,Farm of the dream for your overight stay.

Farm of Dream

This beautiful property facing Western South Slopes of Ngorongoro Crater is located at 1,400m above sea level, only one hour and thirty minutes from the Ngorongoro crater. You’ll sleep in a large, airy bedroom with an en- suite bathrooms and veranda.

The food is delicious and uses a lots of organic from vegetables and herbs from the farm’s own gardens. Take your dawn time by spending some time by pool side or just wander around the gardens and spot birds.

Day 6-7: Daily Summary

Day 6-7: Daily Summary
Tour: Kayaking and nature walk at Lake chala
Accommodation: Lake Chala safari lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Kayaking and Nature Walk at Lake Chala

The best lodge provide peaceful refuge from the bush without sacrificing outdoor magnificent, and few can match the exquisite relief you’ll find at Lake. The lodge is parched on the edge of the mystical caldera lake Chala. Lake Chala is fed entirely by underground springs from Mt Kilimanjaro, the turquoise blue and green waters are surrounded by diverse plants, trees and wildlife. With the stunning view offers guarantees that your stay at the Lake Chala Safari Lodge is an unforgettable experience. the perfect place to unwind and absorb the serenity and tranquility of this romantic piece of the African bush.

Cheetah can be sometimes seen but fall prey to lions and hyenas,which the nervous and fragile cheetah is no match for.The big heards of the plain game such as Thomson’s,grants’s gazelles,zebras,wildebeests, are easy meal for the thoroughly spoiled predator that need to spend very little energy to score a megameal.Lunch will be served at scenery picnic site at the crater floor.late afternoon drive out of the crater floor and headoff to your logde,Farm of the dream for your overight stay.

Lake Chala Safari Lodge

Enjoy the luxury tented camp with its elegant en-suite tents, stunning views, fine dining at the Caldera Restaurant over-looking the crater lake, Kilimanjaro and the Chala savanna.Inside your cabin you’ll find a generous king size bed, some with additional twin, spacious bathrooms, with large rain shower. A young maasai stand with slingshot at the ready, so that you can enjoy gourmet lake side meal without disturbed by baboons who wander around.

In the morning take advantage of varieties of activities offered by the lodge, starts with bush walking to the highest point of the edge of lake Chala and next up engage in a Kayaking which will take you at the Kenyan’s boarder.

Day 8: Daily Summary

Day 8: Summary of the Day
Tour: Kilimanjaro International Airport

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Kilimanjaro International Airport

Today is your final day in Tanzania, depends on your International flight schedule you’ll be transferred to Kilimanjaro airport to connect with your flight back home. Or you can extend this trip to Zanzibar.

Price for this experience Our below prices are for per person sharing travelling together, and please note that the price is subjected to the seasons of the year. For the more details about the particular season you would like to book please contact us so that you can get accurate cost. In a year there are different seasons in Tanzania which affect also most the hotels and tented camps rooms price.

Prices includes, Transport in a private 6 seaters 4wheel land cruiser, with a pop up roof, refrigerator, and a radio call transfers to and from airport, reserve fees, accommodation, and meals as specified in the day-to-day itinerary. Prices exclude international flights, tipping, visa, and any meals not included.
The price per person sharing from $2185

The best time for this safari package is from January, February, March, June, July, August, September & December.