Your tour begins in Arusha – the gateway town for Tanzanian safaris – where you will be assisted onto a scheduled flight to the Seronera airstrip and a friendly transfer to camp where you check in for three nights. Soroi Serengeti enjoys sensational views from its position high on a plateau and you can sit down and enjoy them over a cold drink before meeting your hosts for lunch. There is plenty of time to explore this corner of the Serengeti, and your time here includes a full-day drive with a picnic lunch. Soroi sits in the Western Corridor of the national park, most famous for the huge concentrations of wildebeest that pass through in Migration season on their way to the perilous river crossings. Such is the weight of wildlife in the Serengeti that a safari here at any time of year is highly rewarding and especially good for predators.
Day 4-7: Welcome to Katavi
A morning flight whisks you over the breadth of Tanzania and to Katavi National Park, the third largest in the country. Mbali Mbali Katavi, your destination for four nights, is well positioned in a game-rich area of the park; large herds of antelope are stalked by big cats while the wetlands are home to stately storks and great rafts of pelicans. Back at camp you have a well-shaded tented suite to look forward to, complete with a sofa on your private veranda to take in the view. There is a nice blend of the old – a 4-poster bed and wooden writing desk – with the new like battery recharging ports, a modern bathroom and cold filtered water.
Day 8: Farewell Tanzania!
After a leisurely breakfast at camp, you sit back on a transfer to the local airstrip – with game viewing on the way - and catch a scheduled flight back to Arusha. The flight time is around four hours so the lodge will provide you with a packed lunch for the journey. The tour ends with your arrival at Arusha.