A Tanzania Coffee Safari8 days & 7 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive Arusha
Upon arrival in Kilimanjaro, you will be met and assisted with customs and immigration before being escorted to your luxury hotel in Arusha in a private vehicle. After checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.Lake Duluti Lodge - 3 Nights (D)
The luxurious Lake Duluti Lodge is located on a coffee farm on the outskirts of Arusha, you will be removed from the city and able to take in the beauty of your surroundings in this intimate setting. Boasting idyllic scenery, mild climate, stunning architecture and design, Lake Duluti Lodge offers both a retreat in one of Tanzania's most famous landscapes and a cultural education in a region that is home to a strong cultural heritage. The activities offered, cuisine served and the excellent service delivered at the lodge will make your stay an unforgettable one. Discover Tanzania's world famous warm hospitality and luxury at Lake Duluti Lodge.
After breakfast at your hotel, you will venture into Arusha with a private guide. Here you will spend the day visiting with different women's groups. By meeting with locals, you will get more of a sense of the cultures and traditions of this unique city.Lake Duluti Lodge (B, L, D)
Enjoy a traditional lunch in Arusha. Staples of the Tanzanian diet include wali (rice), ugali (maize porridge), chapati (a kind of bread), nyama choma (grilled meat), mshikaki (marinated beef), samaki (fish), pilau, biriyani, and ndizi-nyama (plantains with meat).
Continue your day in Arusha meeting with locals, and finish your evening back at the luxurious hotel. The lodge is made up of 18 spacious contemporary African styled romantic chalets ideally positioned for maximum privacy and view inside a thirty acre active coffee farm located in a safe and exclusive area on the outskirts of Arusha. All chalets are positioned to face the coffee farm and each has a private deck with an amazing view of the ancient indigenous trees found in big number within the farm. The lodge has been designed in a way that you will feel like you are staying at home rather than at a top end hotel.
Today you will explore the farm to table process of coffee. Begin your morning with breakfast, before joining a private guide for a tour of a local coffee plantation. Here you will be able to see the coffee bushes where the beans begin their existence.Lake Duluti Lodge (B, L, D)
Enjoy lunch in this beautiful setting, before learning more about the harvesting process, ending with a discussion of how the beans are turned into the coffee you buy at the store, and, of course, a tasting. Enjoy the world class coffee as you look out over the fields where it was grown, before heading back to the hotel for a relaxing evening.
Day 4Arusha - Serengeti National Park
Have an early breakfast before leaving to the Arusha Airport for a 7:55 am flight to Serengeti. This ninety minute flight travels west. Through your window, you will see Lake Manyara, which Ernest Hemingway called "the loveliest [lake] in Africa." Next, pass over Ngorongoro Crater formed by a long extinct volcano. This area is home to the Maasai people, as well as much wildlife.Nasikia Naona Moru Camp - 4 Nights (B, L, D)
After landing, explore some of the vast plains you have just flown over with an exploratory game drive en-route to your camp, arriving in time for lunch. Spend the rest of the afternoon on another game drive in Serengeti National Park.
Relax at your camp in the evening, located on an elevated viewing point beside the famous Moru Kopjes, this tented camp allows for drive in and game package clients to explore the resident and migratory wild game all year round.
Should I sip my aperitif while viewing across the magnificent southern plains of the Serengeti or should I relax in my tented suite and listen to the calls of the wild? Naona Moru Camp offers both experiences and many, many more. This intimate camp of ten tented suites allows us to offer safari clients even more of a luxurious experience than ever. Combine crisp white sheets, gentle Serengeti breezes, running hot water, attractive neutral decor with a pop of color, comfortable sitting area, Victorian desk to record adventures, Wi-Fi and an efficient service - this is how wild elegance is served. Wash off the 'safari dust' in the large shower recess and perch yourself on the verandah to watch the sun set on the horizon.
Day 5Serengeti National Park
This morning, after breakfast, embark upon a full day game viewing in the Serengeti National Park The Mara/Serengeti ecosystem is perhaps the only region left in Africa where visitors are able to see the excessive amounts of animals that existed a century ago.Nasikia Naona Moru Camp (B, L, D)
The park is worldwide known for its incredible scenery and magnificent wildlife. Some of the most popular animals are: Masai lion, African leopard, Tanzanian Cheetah, African bush elephant, Eastern black rhinos & African buffalo. Apart from the vast herds of migratory and some resident wildebeest and zebra, the park is also densely packed with other plains game including half a million Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, Masai giraffe, warthog, topi, common eland, waterbuck, grey duiker, impala, klipspringer, roan antelope, bushbuck, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx and coke's hartebeest. Carnivores include spotted hyena, two species of jackals, African golden world, honey badger, striped hyena, serval, seven species of mongooses, two species of otters and the recently reintroduced East African wild dog (extinct since 1991).
Enjoy your glamourous lodgings in your free time, and take advantage of all they have to offer, from down time drinks, to hot air balloon safaris (at an additional cost).
Day 6Serengeti National Park
Explore more of Africa's most famous park today on another full day game viewing drive, and understand why the Maasai people called it "the land that runs on forever," as you become more familiar with the breathtaking scenery that, indeed, seems endless.Nasikia Naona Moru Camp (B, L, D)
Apart from the safari staples, primates such as yellow and olive baboons and vervet monkey, patas monkey, black & white colobus are also seen in the gallery forests of the Grumeti River. Other mammals are include aardvark, aardwolf, bat-eared fox, ground pangolin, crested porcupine, three species of hyraxes and the cape hare.
Day 7Serengeti National Park
Spend your final day in the park on another full day game drive, taking in the beautiful sights and making memories that will last a lifetime.Nasikia Naona Moru Camp (B, L, D)
Day 8Depart Serengeti National Park
After a last breakfast at the camp, depart for the Serengeti Airport. Fly over the plains you have explored for the past days as you travel back to Arusha, where you will meet a driver for a private transfer to lunch at a day room at the Lake Duluti Lodge. After this break from travel, head to the Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight.(B)
Generally, road conditions in southern Africa are reasonably good; however, they vary greatly between the modern cities and the remote areas, where the dusty, gravel roads necessitate 4-wheel-drive travel. When traveling off the beaten track, roads are frequently narrow, bumpy and pot-holed, and have stretches which are not sealed, or which are under reconstruction. In Ethiopia, Madagascar, Namibia and Rwanda particularly, conditions are very dusty and the off-road journeys tend to be quite strenuous. Road conditions change throughout the year, and heavy tropical rains and extreme weather patterns can affect journey times enormously.
If we are custom designing an itinerary for you, it is always a good idea to discuss your particular requirements with your travel consultant, who will endeavor to include as much or as little road travel as you desire. The type of vehicle varies according to the country visited and the number of people within your group. In destinations where conditions require it, off-road driving will be in 4-wheel-drive Land Cruisers or Land Rovers.
Internal Flights: Scheduled flights within Sub-Saharan Africa are typically limited to 33-44 lbs. of luggage per person, depending on the airline or charter company operating the flight. Although you may have a luggage weight limit of 44-88 lbs. on your international flight as well as hand luggage, you will need to limit your baggage as required according to the country and airlines or store baggage at your arrival airport. Some flights also require that luggage be packed in soft-sided bags, which Cox & Kings will provide prior to your travel. Between the camps and lodges, we can book either shared air transfers or private charters. We will automatically book shared air transfers wherever available unless otherwise requested. Please note that shared air transfers may make stops to pick up and drop off passengers at other camps, lodges and airstrips en route. Private charter flights only stop for refueling or for customs and immigration formalities as needed. The flight times for air transfers between camps and lodges are arranged 24-48 hours prior to the flight. Departure times are therefore advised locally. Passengers weighing more than 220 lbs. should advise us in advance, as some air charter companies require that an extra seat be purchased at an additional cost for all shared air transfer flight segments. This is for safety and comfort of all guests on board.
Flight Delays & Insurance: Unfortunately, due to the increase in air traffic, government restrictions and changing weather conditions, flight delays have become more common. Apart from delaying your arrival at your destination, these delays can cause problems with onward connections and/or hotel and vacation arrangements, which may need to be rescheduled. Although the airline will sometimes make alternative arrangements to get you to your next destination at no extra cost, additional costs may be involved after your arrival in the form of additional accommodation costs, transfers and onward tickets. Unfortunately, since most services are paid for in advance, any services missed due to delays are non-refundable. Please also bear in mind that many international flight tickets are non-changeable and non-refundable. Therefore, it is essential that you are insured against such eventualities.
Airport Departure Taxes: Many cities in Africa levy a tax for passengers departing on international flights, and where this is not included in the ticket price it will need to be paid in local currency or the equivalent in U.S. dollars. Other cities within a country may also levy a small charge for departures on domestic flights. Occasionally, taxes may be included in your ticket; we will advise you accordingly. Since there is no standard charge between countries, and taxes are subject to change, it is not possible to list the taxes in this brochure. We list applicable departure taxes in our pre-tour general information, which you should receive when you confirm your booking. We attempt to keep these as current as possible. Please ensure you keep enough local currency or U.S. dollars to cover these taxes.
Traveling by train in southern Africa can be a very rewarding and enjoyable experience. New luxury train routes are constantly being developed and there are now a variety of excellent routes available. Cox & Kings does not advise travelers to use the local trains, which cannot be confirmed as safe; however, the internationally acclaimed Rovos Rail and Blue Train offer a relaxed and luxurious alternative to road travel.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Africa; however, hotels used on Cox & Kings journeys can normally be expected to be very comfortable. In more remote destinations, such as parts of Ethiopia, Madagascar and Rwanda, accommodation will be more basic. Cox & Kings uses the best available properties in remote destinations and, although these will be clean and offer en suite rooms, in general they cannot be compared to modern, Western hotels. In some locations, many of the hotels we use are small, privately owned properties retaining much of their original ambience. In most destinations, service and food will be of a high quality, but in some less-developed regions hotel service can be slow and we ask you to show patience in this regard. Please note, typically all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room, please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Early Starts: When on safari, you will find it is necessary to leave your lodge very early in the morning (around dawn) in order to maximize the opportunities for game viewing, as the wildlife is more active during the cooler morning hours and in the evening.
Check-in & Check-out Times: In some situations, when a flight arrives very early in the morning, it may be that you will be taken for breakfast or sightseeing before being allocated your rooms since check-in time is normally between 12 noon and 2 p.m. and check-out time is normally 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Cox & Kings’ local representatives will ensure that you are able to access your room as early as possible, but early check-ins are not guaranteed.
Game Parks & Remote Areas: Within Africa, we generally use the best accommodation available. However, even luxurious properties are a long way from other civilization and can often only be reached down narrow and makeshift roads. Although accommodation will often be in tents, these can be more luxurious than some lodges and include private facilities. Even when you travel off the beaten track with Cox & Kings, you can be sure that your accommodation in game lodges, smaller hotels and tented camps is on par with the best available in that category. Sometimes the best hotel may be the only hotel, which may be very modest. In these cases we feel that such accommodation is outweighed by the experience of these more remote areas.
A Tanzania Coffee Safari
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