Tanzania Ecoluxury Speciale Sanctuary Retreats

Tour Duration 9 Nights
Starting from 9.400 €
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Ecoluxury Special Sanctuary Retreats


Individual Fly-In trip - minimum 2 participants - 9 days / 8 nights

Departure dates 2023: free from June to March

A fully flown itinerary on board small, single-engine touring aircraft to discover the four major parks of northern Tanzania. We start in Tarangire National Park with its majestic baobabs, then Lake Manyara, described by Hemingway as the most beautiful lake seen in Africa; we continue to the volcanic caldera of Ngorongoro and, finally, the Serengeti, theatre of the great migration. Experienced rangers will accompany you on game drives, all in luxury and charming accommodation that will make you feel immersed in the surrounding nature without ever sacrificing comfort.

Elefante Plus

  • Overnight stays in charming tented camps of the prestigious Sanctuary chain
  • 24/7 assistance in Italy

Recommended experiences

- Hot air balloon ride over the Serengeti


Italy - Kilimanjaro

Day 1, Italy - Kilimanjaro

Departure from Italy by scheduled flight; stopover depending on the airline chosen. Meals and overnight on board.

Kilimanjaro - Arusha

Day 2, Kilimanjaro - Arusha

Arrive in Kilimanjaro and complete customs formalities. Meeting with a Sanctuary representative and transfer to the lodge. Afternoon rest. Overnight at the lodge.

Arusha - Tarangire

Day 3, Arusha - Tarangire

After breakfast transfer to the direct flight to Tarangire (duration about 20 minutes). Arrival and transfer to the camp; an initial game drive of about 45 minutes will take place en route. Arrive at the camp for lunch; rest and, in the afternoon, game drive in the park famous for its large number of elephants and its famous baobab trees. Return to camp, dinner and overnight. 


Day 4, Tarangire

Morning rest to enjoy the beautiful nature surrounding the camp or for a game drive in the park. After lunch, another game drive in Tarangire. Return to the camp for an aperitif around the campfire followed by dinner. Overnight stay. 

Tarangire – Manyara - Ngorongoro

Day 5, Tarangire - Manyara - Ngorongoro

After breakfast transfer to the direct flight to Manyara (duration about 20 minutes). On arrival transfer for approximately 2½ hours to Ngorongoro. Game drives en route. Arrival at the camp situated on the edge of the crater. Accommodation and afternoon rest. Dinner and overnight.


Day 6, Ngorongoro

After breakfast, you will be able to choose between the various activities offered by the camp: game drives in the park; a visit to a Maasai village; and a descent into the Ngorongoro Crater, a unique ecosystem in the world. The Ngorongoro Crater is an enormous volcanic caldera formed about two and a half million years ago by the collapse of the now inactive volcano. A twenty kilometre wide amphitheatre with six hundred metre high walls is home to an incredible number of animals, including the 'big five': elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and rhinoceros. The latter, although present in the Serengeti, where it is rarely sighted and only from a distance, can be well observed in the crater. The spectacle continues with wildebeests, buffaloes, cheetahs, zebras, hyenas and more, and a wide variety of birds including thousands of pink flamingos, buzzards, hawks, ostriches and eagles. The crater, in a way, offers everything the animals need, a kind of paradise on earth, but it can also be the source of major and bloody struggles for survival. Lunch is provided picnic or at the camp depending on the activity chosen. Return to the camp in time for an evening aperitif, dinner and overnight stay. 

Ngorongoro - Serengeti

Day 7, Ngorongoro - Serengeti

Very early breakfast; transfer to Manyara airstrip from where the flight to Serengeti departs at 9.15 a.m. (duration about one hour). On arrival, transfer to the camp.

The camp is mobile and based on the route of the great migration. From June to November it is in the northern part of the Serengeti; from December to March in the southern part. The transfer from the Lamai track in the northern Serengeti takes an hour and a half, and only 15 minutes from the southern Serengeti track.

Arrival at the camp, accommodation and, after lunch, first game drive. Dinner and overnight.


Day 8, Serengeti

Full day to dedicate to the activities proposed by the camp: two daily game drives in the Serengeti National Park, one of the richest and most beautiful in Africa, theatre of the famous and spectacular great migration; aperitif and/or lunch in the bush. Dinner and overnight. 

Serengeti – Arusha – Kilimanjaro - Italy

Day 9, Serengeti - Arusha - Kilimanjaro - Italy

Breakfast at the camp. Transfer to Lamai or southern Serengeti airstrip and return flight to Arusha (approx. one and a half hours). On arrival transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport and departure with the flight to Italy. stopover depending on the airline chosen. Meals and overnight on board.

Hotels/camps considered or similar

Arusha - Arusha Coffee Lodge

Tarangire - Sanctuary Swala Camp, pavilion

Ngorongoro - Sanctuary Ngorongoro Crater Camp, tent

Serengeti - Sanctuary Kichakani Serengeti Camp, tent 



Individual travel, minimum 2 participants

Prices per person from:               

January - March                                              Euro        9.400,00                           

June & July                                                     Euro      11.250,00                           

August                                                             Euro      11.600,00                           

September & October                                         Euro      11.250,00           

November                                                        Euro      11.500,00           

December                                                         Euro      11.900,00           


Single supplement on request

Airport taxes from Euro 510,00 per person (to be reconfirmed)

Compulsory registration fee Euro 85,00 per person (includes medical/luggage insurance) 


Recommended Experiences

-          Balloon Safari in the Serengeti Park Euro 800,00 


The price includes

- Scheduled flights from Italy in economy class

- Private transfer on arrival in Kilimanjaro

- Breakfast in Arusha

- Transfers from camp to camp in Auric Air small aircraft

- Accommodation in the lodges/tented camps indicated

- All inclusive treatment in the Sanctuary camps (soft drinks, wine, beer, tea & coffee, laundry service)

- Activities at the camps on a group basis with English-speaking rangers (morning and afternoon game drives; evening drinks and bush meals at selected locations)

- Entrance fees to parks as per programme

- Assistance on departure at Kilimanjaro airport

- Tanzania tourist tax

- Tanzania travel kit and guidebook

- Medical/baggage insurance 


The price does not include

- Meals at the lodge in Arusha

- Premium brands' drinks

- Entry visa

- Gratuities

- Optional cancellation policy (on request)

- Anything not expressly indicated under "The price includes". 

Currency parity: 1 Euro = USD 1.05 


- The maximum weight allowed on internal flights is 15kg per person; soft luggage not hard luggage

- In some lodges, hot water is supplied at set times

- From 1 June 2019 a total ban on the production, use and import of plastic bags is in force, with fines and possible arrest. The only exceptions are plastic bags for medical and sanitary products and plastic bags for toiletries.

- US dollars printed before 2006 are not accepted. 


Vaccinations: vaccination against yellow fever is compulsory for travellers over one year of age, coming from a country where yellow fever is at risk of transmission (Kenya, Ethiopia, etc.), even in the case of airport transit only if longer than 12 hours and in any case if you leave the airport. For information on further vaccinations recommended but not compulsory, it is advisable to consult your doctor. For information on diseases consult the "Health Situation" section on the Viaggiare Sicuri website.

Passport: with at least six months residual validity

Visa on arrival: USD 50.00 per person; the procedure for obtaining a visa on arrival, following new regulations, has become longer. The visa must be processed in person by the client at the Immigration Desk. The new procedure involves taking a photo and fingerprints at the Immigration Desk and obtaining a control number to enable payment of the visa at the adjacent desk before proceeding to the Immigration Desk for the visa validation stamp. This process can take from 45 minutes to an hour. 

Online visa: the procedure is simple and convenient as it saves time on arrival.

Just click on the following link

Should customers not wish to do the visa online themselves, Viaggi dell'Elefante can take care of issuing the e-visa at a cost of Euro 80.00 per person.

Required documentation:

- completion of the form that will be sent at the time of booking

- colour scan of passport

- passport-size photo scan 

The passport must have a residual validity of at least 6 months from the exact date of entry and 2 consecutive free pages.

Timing for release

Standard procedure: 10-14 days from the date the request is submitted.

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