|Day 1:||Arrive Kilimanjaro airport. Your private driver/guide will collect you and drive you to Tarangire National Park. You stay in a gorgeous camp overlooking the park. Depending on your flight time, you will have your first safari this afternoon. (D)|
|Day 2:||A morning's game viewing in Tarangire, then we'll head towards the Rift valley to the little-visited Lake Eyasi. You're staying in a lovely little lodge called Kisima Ngeda. (FB)|
|Day 3:||Lake Eyasi is a huge soda lake. Either relax, or take walks near the lake, and meet some of the Hadzabe tribe who live in this area. Another night at Kisima Ngeda on the edge of the lake. (FB)|
|Day 4:||Today you will hike up the Rift Valley escarpment to the Ngorongoro Conservation area, passing Hadzabe and Datoga dwellings. Some parts are steep, but give great views of Eyasi. At the top, near Mt Makarot, you are transferred by jeep to your incredibly-situated camp near Oludvai, between the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti. (FB)|
|Day 5:||Now you're in the Serengeti and you have two days here to see the amazing wildlife of this vast ecosystem. You stay in a really comfortable tented camp roughly in the centre of the park. (FB)|
|Day 6:||Day’s game drives in the Serengeti. Tented camp. (FB)|
|Day 7:||Drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. Exciting afternoon game drive in the Crater. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. (FB)|
|Day 8:||This morning you'll be driven to Arusha in time for a midday flight to the coast. You fly to Dar, then on to Zanzibar and another 20 minutes on to the tiny island of Mafia. Here you travel to the even tinier Chole Island. Your eco-treehouse in a baobab awaits you. (B,D)|
|Day 9-10:||You have two wonderful days at Chole Mjini. Relax, visit the village, take a snorkelling trip, take a boat trip to a sandspit beach ... We've left this part with no activities included as you can decide when you get here. (FB)|
|Day 11:||You will be driven back to Mafia to fly back to Dar es Salaam in time for you homebound flight. (B)|
Ngorongoro highland treks: This is organised in cooperation with the members of a local Maasai village at the foot of Mount Makarot. This community benefits from each visitor as they provide guiding services, plus donkeys for carrying equipment where necessary. Specific boma visits are arranged at extra cost.
Chole Mjini was built by local people and these stunning tree houses were born and launched not only as a place to escape to, but also as an agent of positive change for the island's community. The success of Chole Mjini has allowed classrooms, teachers' housing, a hospital, library, market, and a women's centre to be built. Through their Chole Mjini scholarships there are now secondary school and university students and many people in permanent employment.
Flights are automatically carbon offset through The Travel Forest, which plants indigenous trees on your behalf (currently in Malawi). Whilst the primary motivation for planting the trees is to offset carbon emissions, the project also works as a poverty alleviation and environmental improvement scheme.
Tailor-made, authentic, remote safari and islands
From £1600 - £2850 11 days excluding flights