12 day Asilia Safari Circuit
Every visitor to Asilia may rest easy knowing that all of their camps are located in the best places of Tanzania, in carefully selected outstanding game-viewing zones.
All of our visitors on our 12-day Asilia Circuit safari will have a rich and interesting safari experience because to Asilia’s warm hospitality, dependable standards of service, and knowledgeable guides. Your stay with Asilia not only provides you with the ultimate safari experience, but it also directly and favorably impacts the locals and the environment of East Africa.
12 day Tanzania Safari, Asilia Circuit
|Arusha Coffee Lodge
|Tarangire National Park
|Oliver’s Tented Camp
|Ngorongoro Conservation Area
|The Plantation Lodge
|Serengeti National Park – Central
|Serengeti National Park – Northern Mara River
|Sayari Tented Camp
Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by your Ecological Wilderness Adventures representative who will transfer you to the lodge for overnight
Dinner and overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge
After breakfast at the lodge, you will be driving to Tarangire National Park, the third largest national park in Tanzania. There will be many opportunities for game viewing as we drive through the park. We have the option of taking picnic lunch or arrive at the lodge for lunch settling in and then afternoon at leisure or game drive. Tarangire contains a range of ecosystems from grassland and woodlands in the north, to scrub and wetlands further south. The Tarangire river cuts through the park and empties into Lake Burunge in the west. Tarangire boasts one of the largest and most conspicuous elephant populations in East Africa. There are large family groups with many calves being born each year as the population continues to recover from the devastating effects of poaching in the eighties. You will see herds of elephants and experience close contact with the matriarchs, the babies, teenagers, and bulls. Your close contact will help you in understanding these incredible animals. Spend several hours surrounded by the herds and you cannot help but feel their wisdom. Tarangire is also known for its abundant baobab trees, most of which are over 400 years, old and the beautiful landscape.
Dinner and overnight at Oliver’s Tented Camp
Leave after breakfast t for game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, perhaps the most beautiful on the circuit. Famous for its elephants and lions-in-trees, the park boasts rich ground water forest, lakeside grassland and an abundant variety of trees and shrubs. The Lake is famous for its flamingoes, pelicans, storks and shorebirds. During the morning game drive you'll understand why this is where part of Out of Africa was filmed.
Dinner and overnight at The Plantation Lodge
In the early morning, we can often watch banks of cloud lift off the Crater as the sun penetrates an already magical setting. We descend more than 2,000 feet on steep tracks cut into the crater wall to reach the open plains of the Crater floor taking picnic breakfast and lunch with us so that we can spend the maximum time viewing animals. The Ngorongoro Crater is undoubtedly the best place in Tanzania to view black rhino as well as large prides of lion that include magnificent black-manned males. It is also home to huge herds of wildebeest and zebra and many other plains game, such as Thomson's gazelle. An alkaline lake in the floor of the Crater provides a habitat for colorful flamingo and a variety of other water birds. Massive bull elephants feed in the swamps, some adorned with enormous tusks. In the mid-afternoon we ascend to the lodge, relax on our veranda and marvel at the view. We can soak in a hot bath, or walk around the lodge grounds.
Dinner and overnight at The Plantation Lodge
After breakfast we will travel by road on top of the Ngorongoro Crater rim toward the Serengeti. The Serengeti holds the greatest and most diverse concentration of wildlife remaining in Africa today. This place is guaranteed to take your breath away! Serengeti Savannah Camp will be your home for the next five days, this is semi nomadic camp – it won’t move whilst you’re there – but it’s actually on a wide orbit, shadowing the Migration, so you, your own private Tanzanian guide and his 4WD vehicle are as close to a million wildebeest as possible. It’s the base for exciting game drives. You will be enjoying your private safari by discussing with your guide what you would want to see for that day. Whilst you can head off from dawn to dusk on your own wandering migration expeditions and other many residents animals.
Dinner and overnight at Dunia Camp
Today after breakfast we will drive toward the Northern Serengeti with game drive en route to Sayari Tented camp where you will spend the next three days exploring this beautiful area. Equally stunning is the region that Sayari Camp operates in. This Tanzanian side of the Mara River is a special part of the Serengeti and one of the best-kept secrets of Africa – it hosts large concentrations of wildlife all year round and is less known than the Maasai Mara on the Kenyan side of the river. Migrating wildebeest and other antelope can be seen here from mid July to November. This is also when the famous Mara River crossings can take place, and it is possible for guests to witness these from the camp’s open game-drive vehicles or from their private verandas
Dinner and overnight at Sayari Tented Camp
Leave after leisurely breakfast to Kogatende airstrip to board your flight to Kilimanjaro where the day use room will be provided for refreshing before boarding your home bound flight.
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Transfers as indicated on itinerary
- Private safari vehicle throughout the safari driven by an experienced English speaking Private tour guide
- Park entrance fees
- Government taxes and levies
- All drinks at Tarangire Treetops.
- Laundry atTarangire Treetops
- Mineral water and soft drinks during game drives
- All walking fees
- International air fare
- Drinks at the Lodges
- Cost of Entry Visa and passport
- International and local airport departure taxes
- All expenses of a personal nature such as, telephone calls, tips & gratuities, etc
- All optional activities which have not been shown above
- Travel and medical insurance
- Any extras not mentioned above.