Home | About Us | Itineraries | Tanzania | Kenya | Uganda | Why OstrichRates | Hotels



Links | How to Book Contact us |  FAQ ProfileTerms & Conditions | Booking Form |



Here began the very first organized safari and time has done little to diminish the eternal appeal of Tanzania's wonderful landscapes and game viewing. Despite its present day popularity this beautiful country continues to offer an enormous variety of unspoiled wildlife habitats and scenery. 


This is a tribute safari of Ernest Hemingway and his second wife Pauline which he made on 20th December 1933. Twenty years later on August 1953 he visited Tanganyika now Tanzania with his fourth wife Mary. Though not relatively exactly what happened at that time. The Hemingway safari maintains unparalleled safari standards.


We fly by light aircraft from Arusha airport to Serengeti airstrip where our professional safari driver guide and host will be waiting with a 4WD Land Cruiser to ensure that we have a memorable safari. We overnights in (4 & 5**** star) Hotels and Lodges depending on our request with comfortable settings.  


This safari combines (4) four of renowned National parks which includes, Tarangire, which far from being the biggest of the Tanzanian parks, has an unforgettable landscape of open plains, dotted with thousands of baobabs.


Manyara is a birding paradise (more than 380 species), and is good especially for waterfowl and migrants, while the forests are one of the best places to see leopards. Lions hunt on the grassy shores of the lake, and are known for their habit of climbing trees. The steep mountain walls of the Ngorongoro Crater provide protection and a natural enclosure for animals in an environment of great natural beauty, the crater forms a part of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy.


Last but not least, there is the famous Serengeti National Park, which is famous for its vast migratory herds of plains animals, particularly wildebeest, zebra, eland and kudu.








Day - 0 - Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, where we are met on arrival and transferred to Arusha Hotel formerly new Arusha Hotel. The Hotel is situated at the center of Africa half way from Cairo and Cape Town for overnight.


Day - 1 - Arusha  Hotel - Serengeti.

After breakfast we transfer to Arusha Airport for a schedule flight to the plains of the Serengeti. Game drive starts right at the airstrip exploring the vast endless plains of the park. Break for lunch at the Serena Lodge our base for the next (3) three nights. In the afternoon we proceed for the sun set game drive in the park.  


Day 2 & 3 - Serengeti National Park.

Two magical days in the Serengeti, where great herds of wildebeest and zebra roam, ever-watchful for the lightning strikes of cheetah or lion, and were the true vastness of the African bush will inspire life long memories.  Our fist day includes early morning and late afternoon game drives, the next a full day of game viewing with a picnic lunch. Our driver guide will choose our route based on his extensive  knowledge of  the park and local conditions.  


Day - 4 - Serengeti Balloon.

Early breakfast drive to Seronera Balloon launch site. The flight will take approximately one hour.  Champagne full English breakfast will be served in the bush.  Drive back to Seronera balloon office for flight Certificates and onwards to your lodge.  Depart for Ngorongoro our base for the next (2) nights for lunch via the Olduvai Gorge. Afternoon descend 610m. into the Crater floor for game view. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.


Day - 5 - Ngorongoro Crater.

Today we descend by vehicle to the floor of the crater, a World Heritage site home to over 25,000 animals and one of the natural wonders of the world, and spend the whole day exploring this superb habitat of black manned lion, rhino, eland, buffalo, elephant, hippo and many other species of game and birds.  


Day - 6 Ngorongoro - Lake Manyara.

This morning we drive to Gibb's Farm for lunch at this charming homestead, before continuing to Lake Manyara National Park, where we stay for (2) two nights at Manyara Serena or similar perched on the edge of the Great Rift Valley escarpment.  


Day - 7 - Lake Manyara National Park.

The day is spent game viewing in this small but famous Park, which sustains a wide variety of species including elephant, hippo, the famous tree climbing lion and an abundant bird life.  


Day - 8 - Lake Manyara - Arusha.

After breakfast we return leisurely to Arusha with stop over at Oldoinyo Orok or Heritage center for purchases of carvings and precious stones onwards for lunch at Naura Spring Hotel where day rooms are held. Afternoon swimming at the pool or go shopping for various souvenir. Late evening we transfer to the Airport for our home bound flight.  


End of our service.



The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons.

A price reduction is available for numbers above two persons.

From 3 to 5 persons may enjoy up to 10% saving on the per person rate.



This safari combines four of renowned National parks which includes, 

Tarangire National Park - vast open plains, dotted with thousands of baobabs.

Lake Manyara  -  a birding paradise (over 380 species), mostly waterfowl and migrants.

Ngorongoro Crater - Predictably the 8th wonder of the world.

The Serengeti National Park  - Notable for the Year of wildebeest migration.


Rates Includes:

Transfers to and from the Airport.

Park visitation fees,

Full board Accommodation in (4 & 5**** star) Hotels and Lodges as specified in the itinerary,

Scheduled flight Arusha/Serengeti OR Serengeti Arusha,

Transportation and tours in 4WD vehicle with guaranteed window seat.  


Rates Excludes:

Return International flight tickets,

Travel Insurance,

Tips to driver guide/Hotel and Lodges staff,

Things of personal nature (i.e.) Telephone, Laundry, Drinks etc.

Balloon flight over Serengeti plains USD.500 per person.



Back For bookings and cost of the above itinerary: Click here



HomeAbout Us | Itineraries | Tanzania | Kenya | Uganda | Why OstrichRates | Hotels



 Links | How to Book  | Contact us |  FAQ  |  Profile  | Terms & Conditions |  Booking Form |