Meet the local people and enjoy the nature and wildlife at TPC club, Arusha National Park, Serengeti National Park, the world famous Ngorongoro Crater and back to nature at Maasai Lodge!
Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to TPC Club Located within the oldest sugar cane plantation in Tanzania near Moshi where you are staying in a golf cottage.
You will find the perfect formula at the TPC Club. It is a perfect get-away, one that offers a wide range of activities, in a safe environment, with the best food and ambience available. Located just 20 km south of Moshi there is a 9-hole golf course with inspirational views of Kilimanjaro, a tennis court, large swimming pool and a beautiful wilderness area to walk or cycle through. If you’re not feeling active, you can relax and admire the mountain from one of our sundowner spots, whilst enjoying locally-sourced Kilimanjaro coffee and free Wi-Fi on the Club veranda.
Today the golfers are going to the adventurous 9 hole Moshi Golf course, the people who stay behind can do another activity like as there it is more than just a sugar cane plantation: a 4500 hectare ‘Wilderness Area’, perfect for cycling (there are mountain bikes for hire), long hikes as well as gentle walks, playing tennis, birding or spending a day lying by the pool! In the evening you will have a BBQ!
Build in 1920, the well laid 9-hole par 71 covering tee distance 6436 metres is nestled at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro – the highest free standing mountain in the world. Moshi Golf Course is the only course in the world which has views of Mount Kilimanjaro as you head down the 6th and 8th holes making any golf time a great time for a visit.
After breakfast we set off to Arusha National Park for a walking safari of about two to three hours (or less depending on the weather) and then continue for a game drive in the park. At a nice spot we will stop for a pick nick lunch. At the end of the afternoon we will return to TPC club for dinner and overnight stay.
Arusha National Park, often overlooked, is in fact a treasure, a rich tapestry of habitats, teeming with animals and birds. From the lush swamps of the Ngurdoto Crater to the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes and the rock alpine heights of Mt Meru, the terrain of the park is as varied as it is interesting.
Today you are going to Kilimanjaro Golf and wildlife Estate, 1,5 hour drive from TPC club. Kiligolf is one of the newer golf courses in Tanzania. The course at Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate is the first championship layout in Tanzania and they are already making plans for hosting international and local golf events, tournaments, and club nights.
The par for the golf course is 72, with the traditional mix of four par threes, four par fives, and ten par fours. There are four sets of tees for each hole, allowing the course to be played from a championship length of around 6,500 metres down to a gentle 5,400 metres. All the greens are built to USGA specification, which is the accepted standard for high quality surfaces throughout the world. With large greens, subtle changes of elevation, and strategically placed bunkers, the course has been designed to allow all golfers a fair route to the fairways and greens.
The most dramatic holes are those which are integrated with the ponds and streams, particularly the final holes of each nine, which both approach the clubhouse over a large lake.
The golf course has been designed by the internationally renowned golf designer David Jones, a board member of the European Tour and former Kenya Open Champion.
A lunch will be provided at the clubhouse. At the end of the day you will be taken back to TPC for dinner and overnight stay.
Today you are going to play Golf at Ghymkana Club in Arusha and there is enough time to visit a local market or to visit the craft market. Lunch at a nice spot in town and in the afternoon transfer back to TPC Club in Moshi.
Arusha Gymkhana Club is a private members sports club that provides sports and social amenities to the business community of Arusha as well as members of their families. Sporting events are held from time to time, attracting a large number of business and consumer oriented visitors. The club boasts a challenging 9-hole golf course kept in excellent condition which makes it one of the best golf courses in Tanzania. In addition to golf, the club offers tennis, snooker and has a fully functional clubhouse and catering services.
At the end of the morning transfer to Arusha Airport for your flight to Seronera Airstrip, estimated departure 13.00 pm and estimated arrival 15.05 pm. Here your guide is waiting for you. Game drive en route to the Mbugani Seronera Camp for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 7 & 8
Exciting game drives in the Serengeti. Every day you will discuss your program for the next day with your personal guide who knows all about wildlife, nature and more. Dinner and overnight stay at Mbugani Seronera Camp.
The park covers 14,763 sq km of endless rolling plains, which reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria. The park is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. An estimated 3 million large animals roam the plains. People of the Maasai Tribe called it Siringeti – 'the place where the land moves on forever.' The Serengeti is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world.
Game drive en route in the Serengeti through Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the crater for a game drive. On the way we will make a stop to visit the famous Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge.
Olduvai Gorge; where man is thought to have lived in his evolutionary process. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s first and most famous park, renowned for its wealth of leopard and lion. You will also encounter the rest of the wildlife or the ‘endless plains’ with its natural wonders.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscape and wildlife often called ‘African Eden’ and the ‘eighth wonder of the natural world’.
After breakfast your guide will pick you up for transfer to Maasai Lodge, in the middle of the Maasai Steppe, a special place where you immediately will come to rest. The transfer will take about 3 to 3,5 hours so you will arrive for lunch. You are staying in the middle of the wilderness of the Maasai steppe in a Maasai round house with hand crafted furniture and with great view on the Kilimanjaro, Africa‘s highest mountain.
Behind it and until the border of Kenya there is the savanna, home to the Maasai people. This is the right place to get to know them and their traditions and rituals, together with a slowing-down of your own lives’ pace. It‘s all about being together, traditions, stories and learn where you will meet up with the culture of the Maasai.
On arrival you will discuss which activities you can do there or just relax and enjoy the area! Based on full board.
Extra activities (not included)
- Traditional Maasai festival (including the slaughtering of a goat)
- Visiting a Maasai Boma
- Trip to the village Tinga Tinga to visit the local Maasai women’s group
- Teaching you traditional crafts
- Day trip to Sinya, the nature reserve on the west side of the Kilimanjaro
- Hikes to the foot and/or peak of Mukuru and trip to the market of Ngarenanyuku
- Trips to Africa Amini Alama projects in Momella
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home or to Zanzibar.
For an impression of the hotels and lodges mentioned you can visit the following websites:
- www.tpc-club.co.tz for TPC Club
- www.mbuganicamps.com for Mbugani Seronera
- www.wellworthgroup.com for Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge
- www.africaaminilife.com for Maasai Lodge
SERENGETI BALLOON SAFARI
Probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience.
5:00 am, Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your central Serengeti lodge or camp, and transfer you by Landrover to our launch site near Maasai Kopjes or another point depending on the weather and animals. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.
At dawn we take off, rising as the sun rises and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height, sometimes lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below. At other times he will ascend to 1000' or more to see the enormity and wonderful panorama of the Serengeti. From time to time the pilot must put more heat into the balloon with the powerful whisper burners. In between these burns, there is silence apart from the natural sounds below.
The flight is for about one hour depending on conditions, and eventually you must land. You celebrate in the traditional manner with champagne (well, an excellent sparkling wine) before sitting down to a full English breakfast prepared and served in the bush in 'Out of Africa' style with bone china, linen table cloths, King's silver etc.
After breakfast you receive your Serengeti Balloon certificate and we drive you back to Seronera Lodge game viewing enroute.
9:30 am Arrive at Seronera ready to continue your day's activities.
- All park entrance fees
- Green fees
- Accommodation and meals based on full board
- Accommodation in double shared rooms/tents, single room supplement is ….
- Car and driver/guide available on all days
- Visit and English speaking guide at Olduvai Gorge
- Transport in a Safari 4WDL for you only (private safari)
- Pick up/drop off Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport
- Flight out of Arusha Airport to the Serengeti, please note: luggage limit of 15 kg per person
- Experienced driver/guide
- Bottled water during the safari
- flights to and from Tanzania
- Hot Air Balloon Safari
- Extra services such as drinks, laundry, telephone calls when not included