Pole Pole Tanzania

There are various departures between April and June. Relax into the rhythms of safari with a Great Migration tour that explores Tanzania’s spectacular wilderness over 11 days.

What to expect

Itinerary

Day 1
An African Adventure

Your thrilling African adventure starts as we meet at O.R. Tambo International Airport and check in for our flight to Tanzania. Get ready to immerse yourself in the essence of Pole Pole. Relax and embrace the adventure that awaits.

  • Johannesburg – Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • In-flight meals

Day 2
Into the Bush

Our friendly guides greet us at Kilimanjaro International Airport and escort us to our hotel nestled amidst lush, shady gardens with stunning views of Lake Duluti.

  • Arusha Serena Hotel & Resort
  • In-flight meals and dinner

Day 3
The Great Rift Valley

After breakfast, we embark on a thrilling game drive in Tarangire National Park. Following lunch, we continue our journey to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, and as evening sets in, unwind by the pool deck with sundowners.

  • Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 4
Southern Serengeti

Embark on a brief early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, followed by a journey to the scenic Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge. Spend the night in luxurious tents and drink in picturesque views of the surrounding indigenous bush.

  • Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 5
Central Serengeti

Enjoy a morning game drive in Ndutu, witnessing the lush green plains and diverse wildlife. In the afternoon, we journey to the Central Serengeti and check into Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge for a three-night stay.

  • Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge or Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 6-7
Endless Plains

Immerse yourself in the safari experience with exhilarating game drives across the vast open plains and abundant wildlife sightings. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at the lodge while sharing stories of our adventures in the African bush.

  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 8
Ngorongoro and the Maasai

Start the day with an optional hot air balloon flight, and later, rejoin the group for an exciting game drive leading us to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. En route, we stop at a Maasai Village, and in the afternoon, we reach Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, our inviting retreat for the next two nights of our journey.

  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Optional hot air balloon ride
  • Maasai Village

Day 9
Ngorongoro Crater

Wake up to the magnificent view of the Ngorongoro Crater, and spend the day surrounded by abundant wildlife before returning to the lodge in the late afternoon. Our final night in Tanzania is spent on the crater rim, savouring the breathtaking views.

  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Day 10
Goodbye Serengeti

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing for Kilimanjaro Airport, where we check in for our return flight to South Africa.

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport – Johannesburg
  • Breakfast and in-flight meals

Day 11
Hello Mzansi

After a wonderful African adventure, we arrive in Johannesburg.

  • Arrive in Johannesburg

Your thrilling African adventure starts as we meet at O.R. Tambo International Airport and check in for our flight to Tanzania. Get ready to immerse yourself in the essence of Pole Pole. Relax and embrace the adventure that awaits.

  • Johannesburg – Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • In-flight meals

Our friendly guides greet us at Kilimanjaro International Airport and escort us to our hotel nestled amidst lush, shady gardens with stunning views of Lake Duluti.

  • Arusha Serena Hotel & Resort
  • In-flight meals and dinner

After breakfast, we embark on a thrilling game drive in Tarangire National Park. Following lunch, we continue our journey to Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, and as evening sets in, unwind by the pool deck with sundowners.

  • Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Embark on a brief early morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, followed by a journey to the scenic Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge. Spend the night in luxurious tents and drink in picturesque views of the surrounding indigenous bush.

  • Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Enjoy a morning game drive in Ndutu, witnessing the lush green plains and diverse wildlife. In the afternoon, we journey to the Central Serengeti and check into Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge for a three-night stay.

  • Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented Lodge or Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Immerse yourself in the safari experience with exhilarating game drives across the vast open plains and abundant wildlife sightings. In the evening, we’ll enjoy a delightful dinner at the lodge while sharing stories of our adventures in the African bush.

  • Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Start the day with an optional hot air balloon flight, and later, rejoin the group for an exciting game drive leading us to the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater. En route, we stop at a Maasai Village, and in the afternoon, we reach Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, our inviting retreat for the next two nights of our journey.

  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Optional hot air balloon ride
  • Maasai Village

Wake up to the magnificent view of the Ngorongoro Crater, and spend the day surrounded by abundant wildlife before returning to the lodge in the late afternoon. Our final night in Tanzania is spent on the crater rim, savouring the breathtaking views.

  • Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before departing for Kilimanjaro Airport, where we check in for our return flight to South Africa.

  • Kilimanjaro International Airport – Johannesburg
  • Breakfast and in-flight meals

After a wonderful African adventure, we arrive in Johannesburg.

  • Arrive in Johannesburg
Experience the vibrance of Pole Pole Tanzania

Pronounced pohlay pohlay, this phrase means ‘slowly, slowly’ in Swahili, and that’s the spirit in which this tour takes place. We spend 8 nights in Tanzania, which translates to extra time in the endless Serengeti plains to experience the Great Migration. We visit four diverse game reserves and stay at beautiful safari lodges. Pole Pole Tanzania ends with two nights in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area at a lodge on the crater’s rim. We enjoy spectacular views of this UNESCO World Heritage Site and take a game drive to the crater floor, a renowned wilderness paradise. Quintessential Serengeti experiences, a visit to a Maasai village and an optional hot air balloon flight over the plains add an element of excitement and culture to this small group safari tour.

 

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The tour leader collects a set amount from each member of a tour. This kitty is then used to tip the local tour guide and city guides, bus drivers, any other assistants, and restaurant staff. We believe in tipping for good service as a token of appreciation, especially as many workers in tourism rely on tips to supplement their income.

Although we cannot apply on your behalf, we are more than willing to give guidance and assistance with completing forms. We do this for many clients on a near-daily basis. It does, however, remain the responsibility of the client to ensure that they get the correct visa on time.

Remember that we limit the number of guests on our tours. This means more time at stops and sites. We definitely do not do groups of 30 pax, where guests are rushed from one site to the other. There is enough time to explore on your own.

We always suggest USD/Euro 50 to USD/Euro 100 per person per day. As we mostly include two meals per day on our tours, this will be enough for lunch/dinner, some snacks, and memento shopping. Should you want to buy larger items, we suggest taking along your credit card. Remember to advise the bank that you will be travelling.

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