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Sopa Serengeti

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The Sopa Serengeti Safari combines three stunning wildlife areas with the superb accommodation of Sopa Safari Lodges. Sopa Lodges are known for their breathtaking locations, unique architecture, excellent dining and large, well-appointed rooms. Discover the spectacular wildlife and magnificent panoramas of northern Tanzania. See the ancient baobabs and acacias of Tarangire National Park, be amazed by the vastness of the Serengeti and marvel at the stunning landscape of the Ngorongoro Crater. In short, the Sopa Serengeti Safari will captivate and delight you.

Sopa Serengeti Safari Highlights

  • Tarangire National Park
  • Serengeti National park
  • Ngorongoro Crater

Day 1 Monday - Fly to Nairobi

Fly from Heathrow overnight to Nairobi.

Day 2 Tuesday - Tarangire National Park

On arrival in Nairobi connect with your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport near Arusha. On arrival drive 160 km to Tarangire National Park. After lunch take a game drive through this stunning wilderness area. Tarangire National Park has a large population of elephants, and its sparse vegetation is strewn with baobab and acacia trees. Tarangire's river is a hive of animal activity and hosts a fantastic variety of colourful birds. This park has a particularly dense wildlife population between June and October. (l,d)

  • Overnight Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Day 3 Wednesday - Serengeti

Drive 350 km to the Serengeti Sopa Lodge; this long distance is more than compensated for by the views of the changing landscapes dotted with game. The Serengeti Sopa Lodge sits on the edge of the Nyarboro Escarpment overlooking the south-western Serengeti plains. The lodge is decorated with rich earthy tones reflecting the colours of the surrounding landscape. The guest rooms are furnished with local fabrics and feature a verandah with 2 comfortable chairs and coffee table facing the vast Serengeti plains which extend as far as the eye can see. There is time for a game drive in the afternoon. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 4 Thursday - Serengeti

Enjoy an early morning balloon flight* followed by a 'bubbly' bush breakfast (optional extra), or an early morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. The Serengeti's far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. There is plenty of free time to relax at the lodge and enjoy the facilities or take a dip in the swimming pool before your late afternoon game drive. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Day 5 Friday - Ngorongoro

After an early morning game drive travel 200 km to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping for a brief visit at the Olduvai Gorge en route. Olduvai Gorge is often referred to as 'The Cradle of Mankind' and is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world. Continue on to the Ngorongoro Crater and check in to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. This lodge is an architectural marvel perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano. It features 91 spacious guest rooms, each with a glass fronted verandah. The lodge has a swimming pool and a large deck where you can take in the magnificent views of the crater floor and the majestic African sunset. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 6 Saturday - Ngorongoro Crater

Drive down the crater’s steep sides to the crater floor for a half-day of game viewing. The crater forms a natural enclosure for nearly 25000 animals including Africa’s ‘Big 5’. In the afternoon visit a Masai Village to gain insight into the traditions and culture of the local population. (b,l,d)

  • Overnight Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Day 7 Sunday - Africa Holiday Extension or Fly Home

Return 200 km to Arusha and fly to Nairobi, where you can proceed with your chosen beach holiday extension or return to Heathrow. If you would like time to relax after your flight to Nairobi, why not depart on Sunday and stay in either Nairobi or at Serena Mountain Lodge, near Arusha. Please ask for details and prices. (b)

*Serengeti Balloon Flight is an additional optional excursion - please call for details and prices.

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