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Tour Inclusions

      • Luxury accommodation
      • Meet & Greet at every stage of your Safari
      • English speaking guides
      • Internal flights and transfer to and from Arusha / Tarangire / Manyara / Serengeti / Arusha
      • All meals, fine dining, luxurious bush picnics and delicious chef prepared snacks
      • Daily sundowners on safari include cocktails and nibbles
      • Soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer (excludes top shelf)
      • Teas and coffees
      • Refreshments and snacks while on game viewing drives
      • Daily Laundry
      • Park fees
      • Shared safari activities with our highly qualified guides including:
      • Morning and afternoon game drives
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Tour Exclusions

  • Pre night arrival if required / Post night on departure if required
  • Items of a personal nature i.e. Gratuities; premium brand beverages; curios; telephone accounts etc.
  • Visas and travel insurances
  • Airport and departure taxes
  • International/regional flights
  • Storage or transport of excess luggage
  • Bank charges
  • All optional excursions or activities
  • Transfer to and from international and domestic airport
  • Any other item not mentioned above

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Moon Tours and Sanctuary Retreats.

Luxury Tanzanian all inclusive flying Migration Safari

Contact us to personalise a private luxury safari to suit your schedule

A country with incredible topography, from pristine ocean to Africa’s highest peak. Kilimanjaro. Tanzania is a wilderness and wildlife extravaganza. This vast and sparsely-populated country hosts some of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth.

Experience some of the best National parks and game viewing areas in Africa. Starting with Tarangire NP to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area & Lake Manyara NP to the famous plains of the Serengeti. Flying between camps and National Parks by way of Cessna Caravan you will be flying low over the plains watching the animals move across the landscape. Not only does this cut down days sitting in vehicles crossing sometimes very rough roads it maximise’s time on Safari and gives you another perspective capturing the vastness these area’s span.

Staying in stunning luxury camps built by award winning Sanctuary Retreats you will find yourself in private, wildlife abundant area’s of the parks. This style of Wildlife Safari is best suite to the more discerning client who does not want to compromise on quality.

About Tanzania

From the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater, from the endless plains of the Serengeti to the baobabs of Tarangire. Tanzania is the safari insider’s hot tip. Boasting 14 national parks and numerous game reserves, this is home to the largest wildlife herds on the African continent, as well as the palm-fringed island of Zanzibar, ideal for pre or post-safari relaxation.

About this unique Safari experience

Tanzania is one of the best places in Africa to go on Safari, with less tourists than it’s northern neighbour, Kenya, and unique experiences such as Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania ticks all the boxes.

All camps are located in an exclusive pockets of the parks away from the tourist bus’s for complete privacy offering a variety of activities including morning and evening game drives, walking safari’s and night drives, sundowners, bush dinners and picnics.

Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Projects at each permanent camp offer the opportunity to see another side of life here in Africa. Working closely with local villages Sanctuary Retreats are running projects all over Africa, from bicycle donation imports and workshops, bee keeping, farming and school programs.

  • Front row seats to the Wildebeest Migration across the plains of the majestic Serengeti National Park
  • The Tarangire National Park is famous for its large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees
  • World-class private camping in luxury tented accommodation in hand-picked areas such as Ngorongoro Crater
  • Excellent game viewing
  • Climb the highest peak in Africa – Mount Kilimanjaro

Classic Tanzania 8 Day Safari

7 nights, 8 day luxury wildlife safari: Round trip from Kilimanjaro International Airport return. Experience some of the best National parks and game viewing areas in Tanzania. The Great Migration of the Serengeti & Masai Mara plains, Tarangire NP forests filled with it’s unique antelopes, Leopards and large herds of Elephants, Ngorongoro Crater the largest unbroken and unflooded caldera on the planet and home to the largest congregation of large mammals on earth.

DAY 01 – Arrive Kilimanjaro / overnight Arusha Coffee Lodge

After your arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport you will be met by your Sanctuary Retreats representative and guide before transferring to Arusha Coffee Lodge approximately 1hr drive away.

DAY 02 – Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire National Park. 

0930hrs – Depart Arusha on scenic Safari flight to Kuro airstrip deep in the heart of Tarangire National Park.

1030hrs – Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to Sanctuary Swala in our customised open safari vehicle. Driving time is approximately 1 hour with game viewing en route. Each of the twelve tents at Sanctuary Swala is shaded by tall acacia trees and ancient baobabs within sight of the well-frequented waterhole. The canvas pavilions at Sanctuary Swala are unashamedly luxurious but still close enough to nature to permit an exciting night under canvas. In the afternoon there is time to relax before embarking on your first game drive.

DAY 03 – Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire National Park. 

Awake to the sounds of the bush as a steaming hot cup of tea or coffee is served on your tent’s deck. This morning you may like to sleep in and enjoy your surrounds, or explore the park on an early morning game drive before returning to camp for a refreshing drink and lunch. This afternoon you have time to take a refreshing swim in the pool or relax on your private deck with a cool drink and gaze out to the waterhole and watch as the game lazily congregates in the shade to escape the heat.

As the afternoon progresses you may like to explore the Tarangire on an afternoon game drive. The beauty of Tarangire unfolds as you venture out into the baobab scattered landscape. During the dry season the concentration of wildlife in the Tarangire is second only to the Serengeti ecosystem. Return to camp to freshen up before meeting around the camp fire for a pre-dinner drink as you discuss the day’s adventures.

Huge herds of Elephant, Greater Kudu, Impala, Waterbuck and Zebra are all easily spotted. While Leopards are hard to find amongst the tall tree canopy they are regularly seen in the area as well as Lions. Due to the camp’s secluded location you are unlikely to see many vehicles as you venture out into the national park.

DAY 04 –  Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

0930hrs –Depart Tarangire on a light aircraft to Manyara airstrip.

1000hrs – Arrive Manyara airstrip

After breakfast, transfer to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Manyara. Our Sanctuary Retreats guide will meet you at the airstrip and proceed to Manyara National Park for a half day game viewing. If you are lucky you may spot the parks famous tree climbing Lions. Arrive at Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp for sundowners and dinner after climbing the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. This camp is located in Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Conservation area, on the crater rim. There are 10 luxury safari tents. Each custom-made walk in tent is spacious and complete with en-suite bathroom, flush toilet, shower and hot water available throughout the day. Each tent provides a room safe, hairdryer and mosquito nets. There are three main area tents: a dining tent, lounge, and bar and lounge tent.

DAY 05 –  Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater camp

The climate at 2200 meters is a lot cooler on the Crater rim up than on the plains. Prepare for an early start as the best game viewing and the least amount of crowds are at first light. The Crater access road that drops you 600m down to the Crater floor opens at 6am.

Request a 5:30am hearty breakfast, hot water bottles and blankets for the morning Game drive. Enjoy game viewing with a spectacular backdrop of the crater wall at every turn. This great caldera is home to around 30,000 animals with a high concentration of predators. Zebra and Wildebeast account for almost half the animals with plenty of Gazelle, Cape Buffalo, Hartebeest, Warthog and big bull Elephants. On the lake in the middle of the crater, you may see thousands of flamingos fluttering and shimmering like a pink heat haze. Return to camp this afternoon with time for a hot shower before pre dinner drinks by the camp fire as you discuss the day’s adventures.

DAY 06 – Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

1000hrs –Depart Manyara on a light aircraft to Serengeti

1130hrs –Arrive Serengeti.

Early this morning you will depart Manyara on a light aircraft 1.5 hour flight to northern Serengeti. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide and transferred to camp in our customised open safari vehicle. With game viewing en route. In the afternoon there is time to relax before embarking on your first game drive.

Kichakani is semi permanent luxury mobile camp that moves with the seasons following the Great Migration; so no matter what time of year you visit you are guaranteed a wildlife spectacular.

DAY 07 – Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

Enjoy an morning wake up by your softly spoken tent attendant carrying a tray of hot filtered coffee, tea or beverage of your choice as planned the night before. Take breakfast in the privacy of your luxurious tent at the dining area or on the go.

Head out on a morning or full day game drive in the heart of the Great Migration this time of year along the infamous Mara River.

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp’s three set locations throughout the year are based on the natural migration path offering wildlife viewing from open plains, sweeping grasslands and rocky kopjes. The stars of this seasonal path are wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and the predators that this migratory journey attracts. The Serengeti is known for having the Big Five; cheetahs are a highlight, along with wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck and impala.

DAY 08 – Kichakani Camp to Kilimanjaro airport

Enjoy a leisurely morning relaxing at camp before transferring to the airstrip for your light aircraft flight from Serengeti – Kilimanjaro. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro a Sanctuary Retreat assistant will meet and assist you with your onward flight or hotel transfer. 

1030hrs –Depart Serengeti on a light aircraft to Kilimanjaro

1245hrs –Arrive Kilimanjaro airport

Luxury accommodation across Tanzania with

Sanctuary Retreats

Sanctuary Swala Camp

Sanctuary Swala is located in a secluded area of Tarangire National Park, one of the most exciting and least visited parks in the country.

In the heart of Maasai country and a remote corner of the Tarangire, in total seclusion amongst giant acacia trees and looking out beyond the flat savannah, Sanctuary Swala offers a very exclusive safari experience. The picturesque landscape is filled with ancient baobab trees, ambling elephants and birds in flight. Built to the highest eco-friendly standards, this camp has a particularly low-carbon footprint.

WHY SANCTUARY SWALA

  • Located in an exclusive pocket of Tarangire National Park
  • Tripadvisor guest reviews voted Sanctuary Swala as No. 1 out of 18 lodges and camps in the Tarangire National Park
  • Variety of activities include morning and evening game drives, walking and night game drives
  • An infinity swimming pool overlooking a water hole frequented by game
  • Sundowners, bush dinners and picnics
  • An opportunity to visit Sanctuary Retreats Philanthropy Projects including Mwika beekeeping project

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp

Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp is located in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – situated in the Ngorongoro Crater rim valley, close to the access road into the crater, giving guests unrivaled access to the crater floor.

Ngorongoro is home to a large assortment of animals including zebra, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, hippo and elephants; and an amazing population of predators – lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard.

WHY SANCTUARY NGORONGORO CRATER CAMP

  • Located in the rim valley of Ngorongoro Crater
  • The camp is located very close to the crater floor access road allowing for quick and easy access to the crater floor – perfect for early morning crater safaris.
  • The area is home to a large assortment of animals including zebra, rhino, buffalo, warthog, wildebeest, hippo and elephants; and an amazing population of predators – lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the elusive leopard
  • Morning & afternoon game drives in the crater and on the rim
  • Cultural activities in nearby Masai village

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp

This extraordinary new escape, based in three set locations across the Serengeti, invites guests to intimately experience the movement of a million-plus wildebeest and zebra as they follow the fresh grasses across the Serengeti plains during the annual migration cycle.

Being a part of Kichakani — translating from Swahili as ‘in the bush’ — means staying in remarkable luxury tents which can be packed up and moved along in a style evocative of the pioneering explorers of the 19th century, yet with all the modern comforts. Handcrafted luggage, easy chairs with an air of mid-century modern, and characterful cabinets and desks, have all been designed to be perfectly portable. This considered modern collection of first-class furniture brings the charm of centuries-ago safari living bang up to date.

WHY SANCTUARY Kichakani Serengeti Camp

  • Migration viewing all year round
  • Mobile camp following the great wildebeast migration
  • A classic tented camp with a more luxurious look and feel
  • Fantastic game viewing all year round

 

GAME DRIVES

Tarangire is famed for its large concentrations of elephant and spectacular baobabs of every shape and colour. The river is the park’s lifeline and attracts much of the game to its banks. You may also find some of the many leopard that rest by day in the shady trees. The park is also home to kudu with their immense spiral horns, and oryx with their equally lengthy rapier horns. These shy, show-stopping antelope are common in Tarangire, where Sanctuary Retreats’ expert driver-guides can get visitors close to the herds without disturbing them. The low volume of visitors to the park offers a truly unique and private experience and our customised open safari vehicles offer unobstructed viewing and great photography opportunities.

BUSH BREAKFASTS, PICNICS & DINNERS

You may have decided with your guide to take a picnic breakfast or lunch with you but equally lovely in the evening is to enjoy a bush dinner. A secluded clearing is prepared for a traditional East African meal in the middle of the Tarangire bush. With a sundowner in hand watch as the sun swiftly sinks and your setting becomes illuminated by a magnificent log fire. Once you have settled into your surroundings let our chef introduce you to traditional Swahili fare and experience a memorable evening under the African night sky.

WALKING SAFARIS

Put on your walking shoes and experience beautiful Tarangire National Park from a different perspective with a walking safari at Sanctuary Swala. With our professional walking guide and armed ranger, guests can now explore the grassland around camp in one of the most secluded areas of the park. Our qualified guide has a wealth of knowledge and will explain how to understand animal behaviour while tracking a variety of game. You may encounter zebra, waterbuck, impala, ostrich, elephant as well as a number of birds. Sanctuary Swala is one of only a few camps within Tanzania’s Northern Park that is able to offer walking safaris.
(Maximum 6 people per walk, additional cost)

GAME DRIVES AT NIGHT

Experience the wonders of a safari at night in Tarangire. As dusk falls, relax in the comfort of Sanctuary Swala’s customised safari vehicle as you venture into the park transformed by night. Search for nocturnal animals rarely seen as this is one of the few places in northern Tanzania where you can enjoy a safari by moonlight. At night, you may encounter an African wild cat, the elusive leopard or feel the round eyes of a bushbaby peering down at you as the moon rises into the sky. With specialised lighting you will be able to look for lion and hyena, as well as smaller creatures such as spotted genet, serval, bat eared foxes, owls and nightjars. (Maximum 5 people, additional cost)

BEEKEEPING PROJECT

Sanctuary Swala has developed a beekeeping project located in the village of Mwika on the border of Tarangire National Park. Through beekeeping we are able to preserve the natural environment while providing a valuable source of income to the community. Sanctuary Swala not only provided the village with the materials to make the hives, but with the knowledge and the equipment to keep bees which produce organic acacia honey. The honey that is harvested is sold through Sanctuary Swala with all proceeds going back to the project. With the success of the first harvest of honey in August 2010 the project has plans to develop and grow to over 100 hives, providing more families with income from a traditional foodstuff. While at Sanctuary Swala you have the opportunity to meet with the beekeepers on a visit to Mwika village and learn firsthand how the project operates.

GAME DRIVES

Enjoy thrilling game drives lead by highly qualified guides in closed 4 x 4 game viewing vehicles. Game drives are conducted in the early morning and late afternoon in the Ngorongoro crater and on the rim. We offer one crater floor game drive per stay. If guests are staying for 2x nights we will also offer a Lake Manyara National Park game drive on the second day.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Guests can enjoy cultural activities in a nearby Masai village.

GAME DRIVES

Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp’s three set locations throughout the year are based on the natural migration path offering wildlife viewing from open plains, sweeping grasslands and rocky kopjes. The stars of this seasonal path are wildebeest, zebra, Thomson’s gazelles, and the predators that this migratory journey attracts. The Serengeti is known for having the Big Five; cheetahs are a highlight, along with wild dog, giraffe, waterbuck and impala.

 

SUNDOWNERS

Sundowners are a must on any safari, and the perfect way to end the day and take some time to enjoy the magnificent sunsets of Africa. Enjoy a refreshing drink or a signature cocktail and scrumptious cocktail snacks as you celebrate the end of the day; all while being surrounded by thousands of wildebeest and zebras.

FINE DINING

Sanctuary Retreats prides itself in the personalised service we are able to offer our guests. Please let us know if you have any special requests and/or dietary requirements.

Dining will be individual table settings placed in spots around the camp with unique viewpoints. There will also be comfortable sofas and umbrellas placed in and around the camp in special spots with great views for guests to sit and soak up the surrounding area.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in your stay – and dining is a mix of silver service, multi course and buffet style depending on the camp. On early morning game drives, indulge in a packed breakfast enjoyed in the middle of the bush and head back to the lodge for a late lunch; or leave after an early breakfast and indulge in a scrumptious packed lunch enjoyed whilst on a full day game drive. For a more intimate experience you can choose to dine on individual tables set in special spots around the camps.

Afternoon tea is served just before the afternoon game activity and offers a selection of cake, tea, coffee and fresh fruit juices. Sundowners and snacks offer the perfect way to end the day as the sun sets over the savannah. Pre-dinner drinks can be enjoyed around the fire before dinner.

At Swala camp you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner over looking the only permanent water hole in the area where all the animals come to quench their thirst. From small antelope like Impala who seek ‘sanctuary’ around the camp to Waterbuck, Buffalo and Lions as well as the resident herd of bull Elephants who don’t like sharing.

GETTING TO EAST AFICA

Getting to East Africa is relatively easy with two main hubs on the continent being Johannesburg, South Africa or Nairobi in Kenya. From here it will be easy to connect through to your destination, Tanzania.

You will also find direct flights into Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar from Europe, Dubai and Oman.

Ask a Moon Tours specialist if you’d like us to help book required flights.

MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFE TIME

With the benefit of digital photography don’t hold back taking pics, you can always delete them. We recommend packing your largest lens, all safari vehicles have padded rests for stable long distance shots.

Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire

Sanctuary Swala Camp, Tarangire

2019 / 20 Rates are per person twin or double share and include scenic Safari flight and road transfers.

April – May Camps closed for maintenance and upgrades

1 June – 31 October; $8185USD comparison rate $9380USD

1 November – 20 December; $$7505USD comparison rate $9380USD

21 December – 6 January 2020; $9440USD comparison rate $11,800USD

7 January – 31 March 2020; $7505USD comparison rate $9380USD

Single supplement from $2850USD

ADD ON TOUR

You are in the heart of African Safari country, with Kenya & Uganda Gorilla Forest to the North, Mozambique, Zambia & Vctoria Falls, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the South as well as Malawi bordering the country and the magical spice island of Zanzibar just off the coast you have plenty of choices when it comes to expanding your African experience.