Grazing sequence

Rain in northern Tanzania mainly happens in the form of massive thundershowers, these by themselves are spectacular. Thundershowers normally take place in the space of one hour, cool down the air and give everything a new breath of life. It is rare to have rain for days on end.
Being seen as the ‘low’ season, lodges and camps all have great deals and a lot less guests travel to Tanzania because they believe this is not a good season to be here. Contrary to that belief, this is a great season. For one you get lower prices and have the whole place to yourself. But also everything is green, most animals are breeding and have young so the wildlife viewing still is outstanding.

Day 1: International City  “Arusha”

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by a member of the Excess Africa team who will transfer you  to Mountain Village. This attractive little town is situated beneath the towering peaks of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro.

Day 2 & 3: Tarangire National Park Transfer out of Arusha to Tarangire National Park. The park is reputed to have the highest  concentration of elephants in the world. So if you love elephants, this is the place to be. Game drive in     the south of the park. Overnight in Oliver Camp. A luxury tented camp.

Day 4 : The Retreat of Ngorongoro
Take the opportunity to relax after your long drive and enjoy the splendid lodge, the sparkling swimming pool and even treat yourself to a Healing Earth Wellness Treatment in your room.

 Day 5 – 10 : The endless Plain  “Serengeti”

The Serengeti National Park, meaning “endless plains” in the Masai language, is undoubtedly one of the world’s most celebrated Wilderness areas and is an ongoing source of inspiration to writers, filmmakers and photographers. So this day you will over stay at the Virgin area of the Eastern part of the Serengeti. For 20 years the grasslands of the eastern Serengeti were closed to tourists to allow the Cheetah population to replenish itself. So The Excess welcomes you to Explore this incredible corner of the Serengeti from the comfort of the Upgraded Namiri Plains Luxury Tented Lodge.  So the following day you will have a fully day game drive and overnight at the Northern Part of the Serengeti where the hundreds and thousands of wildebeest can congregate at the crossing point, all crossings in a single continuous wave of the beasts. And all of these while tooth and claw are waiting around the side to pick off the weak and the careless. So you will enjoy and spend three good nights at the northern of the Serengeti specially for crossing an then the last night in Serengeti you will be back to the Eastern part and Overnight in Namiri Plains Luxury Tented Lodge

Day 11 : The Retreat of the Ngorongoro
Morning game drive en route towards  Ngorongoro conservation area with an option of visit Oldupai gorge/ Masai village and overnight at The Retreat of the Ngorongoro.

 Day 12 : Ngorongoro Crator – Arusha
Early in the morning descend to the crater floor for a day game drive, it’s the place where you can spot a Big five in one place with more than 30,000 protected animals. Later on drive back to Arusha and overnight at Mountain village Serena.

 Day 13 : Departure  
Leisure day with an option of some of the activities around the lodge, around the lodge there`s a lake so you can do a canoe or nature walk either coffe walk while you are waiting for your time to drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your Flight back home!



Grazing sequence




Magical moment



Crossing migration safari