An Extraordinary Destination
If you love adventure and are looking for an "off-the-beaten-path" escape into an untrammeled wilderness, Tanzania and a private safari with ADS are a winning combination! Get your cameras out, put your hiking shoes on, and get ready to experience a slice of rare wilderness that few people ever will!
A private safari will allow you to maximize each glorious moment.s No need to adhere to a fixed schedule. No need to limit your mileage or hours 'in the bush'. No need to compromise your interests or fun to keep a group of strangers happy! Your expert guide will take you to the farthest corners of the wilderness to see and do the things most people only dream of.
Delight & Inspire the Thrill-Seeker in You
Enjoy unlimited game drives to the farthest corners of the wilderness while other tourists putter no further than the main roads near their lodges. Embark on early morning adventures at first light while other tourists are still sleeping. Witness thousands of wildebeest and zebra on their annual migration. See the Big 5 as they roar, stalk, hunt, leap, stampede, battle and frolic in their natural habitats. Visit a remote Maasai Village, where visitors are a rarity. Hike to the elephant caves and waterfalls. Watch in awe as your vehicle descends into the depths of an ancient collapsed volcano. Add on even more adventurous trip options such as hot air balloon rides, walking safaris, bush flights, canoeing, night-safaris, authentic cultural interactions, and other incredible experiences that delight and inspire the thrill-seeker in you!
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Here's an Example of an 8-Day Itinerary Packed With Fun Activities (Jan-Apr)
Arrive JRO / Mount Meru Resort
Upon your arrival to Kilimanjaro International Airport, you'll enjoy a warm welcome by ADS staff and will be assisted through customs hassle-free. From here, you'll be escorted to the ultra-luxurious, 5-star Mount Meru Resort in Arusha to begin your private safari adventure surrounded by some of Africa's most famous landscapes and national parks. Nestled between the peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, this little town will be the gateway to your adventure-filled safari and a perfect introduction to the awe-inspiring wonders of Tanzania.
Central Serengeti / Seronera Sametu Camp
Rise early for a morning bush flight into the Serengeti where you're about to witness an epic number of animals, jaw-dropping scenery and the most stunning African spectacle - the Great Migration.
Your expert guide, a local Tanzanian, wildlife expert and nature enthusiast, will greet you at the Seronera Airstrip and will be your personal host to the wonders of Tanzania for the next several days! Immediately you'll embark on your search for all three species of big cats including lions, cheetahs and leopards. You'll also likely see giraffe, zebra, elephants, hippos, cape buffalo and other large African animals along the way!
Retire to your secluded accommodations at Seronera Sametu Camp which lies right in the middle of a wildlife corridor that links the Ngarangyuki River to the Sametu Kopjes - home to a large resident lion pride. It's not unusual to hear the Sametu pride roaring at night. Glimpses of them at dusk have been reported by many guests, as the lions pad softly past the tents on their way to the river!
Serengeti / Seronera Sametu Camp
Awake to a brilliant morning 'in the bush'! Depart at 6.00am for a sunrise game drive and an all day adventure to the most remote corners of the Serengeti! Search for lion prides in the Sameutu marsh which is a magnet for wildlife as it holds the only permanent source of water in the area. Enjoy a picnic breakfast and head east to the Maasai Kopjes - one of the Park's most delightful habitats that stand out like islands in a sea of grass. Continue east until reaching the famous landmark called Soit Le Montonye, an impressive looking kopje that in Maasai means 'rock in the water'. Follow the Ngarenanyuki River on a barley visible track to Barafu Gorge. Wonderful surprises seem to always reward those guests willing to venture out this far, like perhaps a rare honey badger, a wild cat sighting, a clan of spotted hyena or a herd of eland.
Return to the camp and spend your evening in the glow of a bonfire under the black cloak of the African night. Listen for lions roaring, zebras chortling and the distant whoops of hyenas as they come alive in the night. You can't get any closer to nature than this!
East and South Serengeti / Gol Kopjes / Ndutu Lodge
Rise early to depart for your first thrilling game drive before dawn! Today you will visit the famous Southern Serengeti Plains to see the great wildebeest and zebra migration among many other highlights including Simba Kopjes, Naabi Hill, the Triangle and the idyllic Gol Kopjes.
Gol Kopjes, well off the beaten path, offers arguably the finest game viewing in Africa during the green season. ADS will have secured a special permit that will allow you a privileged visit to this very special niche of the Serengeti ecosystem. Sometimes referred to as 'the world's largest Japanese rock garden,' this spot boasts Hundreds of game loops and offers photographic opportunities abound.
Driving through the herds, wildebeest divide in front of your vehicle in their thousands, cantering aside with tossing heads. The Gol Kopjes boast the highest concentration of cheetahs in Africa during the green season so cheetah viewing will be phenomenal today!
South Serengeti / The Great Migration / Ndutu Lodge
The main emphasis for your group today will be to witness the Great Migration. In addition to hosting a huge variety of other wildlife, the Serengeti is particularly famous for this annual cycle of movements made by wildebeest, zebra, Thomson's gazelle, and eland. The wildebeest, in particular, follow a fairly predictable clockwise route around the Serengeti ecosystem on a never-ending quest for fresh green grass and water. At roughly 1.7 million strong, this giant lawnmower quickly exhausts pastures. To witness such a spectacle first hand is nothing short of amazing!
Other resident animals you'll see at Ndutu include impala, leopard, vervet monkey and a profusion of birds including the fischer's lovebird. There is also the Masek lion pride that is usually seen resting on the dry lakebeds. There are two lakes at the center of the woodlands, Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek, which attract flamingos during the green season. Many have witnessed thousands of wildebeest taking the cold plunge to cross the glittering waters of Lake Ndutu and Lake Masek.
Private Luxury Camp / Central Serengeti
Today's adventure includes floating above the plains in a hot air balloon -drift over buffalo herds, graceful giraffe and the winding Seronera River. After touchdown, enjoy some bubbly followed by a full English breakfast served under an acacia tree. Don't be surprised if you're in the company of giraffe and zebra.
Lions' Paw Tented Camp /Ngorongoro Crater
EN route to camp, enjoy a guided hike around Olduvai Gorge, home to the Cradle of Mankind". Encounter Maasai herder's and young Moran with their faces painted in traditional and ceremonial black and white dyes.
On arrival, take a walk along the forested crater rim in the company of a Maasai warrior and ranger. Who knows you might encounter the elephant and buffalo that also call this home.
Mount Meru Resort / Arusha
One final adventure awaits you today. If water levels in Lake Manyara permit, enjoy a guided canoe safari in the shadow of the rift valley wall. Birdlife in the park is prolific and you'll be surrounded by flamingoes and pelicans while giraffe, wildebeest and zebra watch you from the shore.