"Wings Over" Serengeti Safari
Kirawira Tented Camp
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World
The most exclusive of the Serena Group's many safari venues, and a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group, Kirawira Tented Camp offers the epitome of classic ‘Out of Africa' safari camp luxury. Styled to replicate the elegant hunting camps of such legendary ‘white hunters' as Denys Finch Hatton and Baron Bror Blixen, it is located adjacent to the famous western corridor of the Serengeti National Park - arena of the ‘Greatest Wildlife Show on Earth', the annual migration of over one million wildebeest.
Day 1- Arusha to Western Serengeti
07:00hrs After a Pre-Safari briefing by a Serena Hotels Representative, depart from your hotel/lodge in Arusha and transfer to the nearby Arusha Airport.
08:00hrs Depart on scheduled Flight to arrive at Grumeti Airstrip in Western Serengeti at 09:30hrs. You will be met by your Camp Driver Guide and transfer to Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp for check-in with game viewing en-route.
Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp
Close to the Grumeti River, famed for its giant crocodiles, perched on a hill with uninterrupted views of the plains of the Western Serengeti, Kirawira Camp offers its guests a luxurious tented African safari. Kirawira is a reincarnation of a Victorian tented camp and guests enjoy luxurious accommodation, a valet service, superb house cuisine, fine wines and the best of East African hospitality.
Throughout the camp, native wood, African art and tented canvas are combined with typical Victorian and colonial furniture to recall a bygone era of explorers, pioneers and the early colonial settlers. The accommodation is housed in de luxe individual tents set on wooden platforms. Each has a spacious double bedroom and bathroom, styled from the Victorian period with African art, and a private verandah from which there are spectacular views over the endless Serengeti.
Lunch in the Camp followed by an afternoon at leisure to enjoy a swim in the Camp swimming Pool or opt to enjoy breath-taking views of the plains from your tent deck.
16:00hrs enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive before returning to the lodge in time early evening.
Dinner and Overnight at Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp.
Day 2 - Western Serengeti
Enjoy breakfast in the Camp. Two full days of game viewing drives in the Park. Vast and sensational, the Serengeti covers 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, and is Tanzania’s first-established, largest and most famous park. Here, twice a year, propelled by the rains, 1.3 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle gather to undertake an 800 km trek to new grazing lands. The precise timing of the migration varies but generally the herbivores congregate and move out at the end of May, sometimes over a period of weeks, sometimes over a period of as little as three or four days. Heading west on a roughly triangular 800-km circuit they head to the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya. When the grazing here is exhausted the tide of herbivores turns and reverses its progress returning to the short grass plains of Tanzania.
This afternoon, crown your game viewing experience with a Sundowner Cocktail! Timed to commence as the sun starts its descent, which on the Equator is usually around 6 pm, the Serengeti sundowner is an essential part of traditional safari life; the concept of having drinks whilst watching the sun go down dates back to the time of the great safaris of the 1920's, all of which featured the serving of elegant ‘bush' cocktails against the unforgettable backdrop of the African sunset. Magical, memorable and romantic, an experience not to be missed!!
All meals and overnight at Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp.
Day 3 -Western Serengeti – Arusha and departure
After breakfast at the camp, transfer to Grumeti Airstrip for your scheduled flight to Arusha departing at 09:35hrs flight to arrive at 12:15hrs.
Met on arrival by a Serena Hotel’s Representative and drive to Serena Mountain Village Hotel for lunch. Later transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your homebound flight.
(Option of additional nights available on request)
-02 Nights Package Cost Offer:
- US$ 1,842.00 Per Person Sharing in a Double/Twin Room
- US$ 2,180.00 Per Person in Single Room
-Extra Night Cost Offer:
- US$ 520.00 Per Person Sharing in a Double/Twin Room
- US$ 590.00 Per Person in Single Room
Terms and Conditions
Special Package Offer will include following services: -
- 02 nights on full board basis at the Kirawira Luxury Tented Camp inclusive of meals and beverages
- Game viewing drives in custom Safari 4X4WD Cruiser on “Seat in vehicle” basis
- Services of English speaking driver guides
- Park entrance fees
- Return scheduled flights from Arusha
- Lunch at Serena Mountain Village Hotel, Arusha
- Airstrip transfers as specified in the itinerary
- Departure Airport transfer
Special Package Offer excludes the following services:-
- International Airfares, and Visa entry charges to Tanzania
- All items of personal use i.e. telephone calls, gratuities, personal travel insurances- e.t.c
1st November 2012 to 31st March 2013 EXCLUDING the festive period (24/25/26/31 Dec 2012 & 1 Jan 2013)
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