Combining Entara’s luxury camps and wild fly-camping, this walking safari itinerary explores the game-rich grassy plains of Eastern and Northern Serengeti.
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Designed for the walking safari enthusiast, this 7-night journey focuses on fly-camping and spending maximum time on foot in the Serengeti wilderness.
The journey starts with an overnight at Katambuga House in Arusha, before transferring by small plane to Seronera airstrip in the Serengeti. Two nights are spent fly-camping in the wilds, before a night in the comforts of Entara Olmara Camp. Guests can choose to overnight in "stargazer" tents or a tented suite with wooden floors.
A game drive then takes guests to the Esirai mobile tented in the Northern Serengeti. Esirai operates in the dry season from June to October to coincide with the annual game migration.
The low footprint fly-camp has up to four mobile star gazing tents, each with thick comfy bedrolls on a ground sheet, a toilet enclosure set aside with short drop toilets, and a shower enclosure. Guests dine around the campfire.
For a shorter Serengeti walking itinerary, year-round fly-camping is available from Olmara Camp, and seasonal fly-camping from Esirai subject to safe conditions as ascertained by the walking guide on the ground - please enquire for details.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you're met by your safari transfer guide whom will be waiting outside the arrival terminal and escort you to your private transfer to Katambuga House for check in, dinner and overnight.
At sunrise you awake to the first glimpse of Africa, it's sights, smell, sounds and the beautiful views of Mt. Meru.
After breakfast you will be transferred on a short drive to Arusha airport where you connect to a domestic flight to Serengeti, Seronera airstrip, upon arrival meet your safari guide, and game drive en route to Olmara Tented Camp located in the Eastern part of the park.
in the afternoon after a rest in camp, you will start your "Serengeti adventure" with an afternoon safari walk escorted by a guide and an armed ranger, ending at your Fly-camping site.
Fly camping experience places our guests in total wilderness with a simple camp. It allows us to be immersed in the sounds of the African savannah at night and to appreciate the magnificent African skies. At night we get to enjoy sitting around a campfire where we eat our meals and share stories of our African adventures.
A back-to-basics camp does not mean a lack of comfort. A few luxuries are added by lovely soft duvets and down pillows. Dining is generous and wholesome and served with a cold beer or a cold glass of wine.
This fly-camp experience will take you deep into the wilderness for two nights, during which we conduct most of our activities on foot; allowing you to experience the bush on an intimate level rather than an observatory one.
Today you'll be stepping out to feel the rustle of the wind in the grass and the buzz of insects. Smile in wonder over the fast rise in your heartbeat, when a bird explodes from the cover of the undergrowth.
Meet your knowledgeable walking guide straight after breakfast, and set out to uncover the secrets of the Serengeti on foot.
You could quietly watch a herd of elephants feeding on a riverbank, scan the kopjes for hidden owls or stare skyward to see a thermal column of vultures descending overhead, pinpointing a pride of lion on a kill.
Overnight at Olmara fly camping.
Early morning cozy wake up call with tea, coffee a delicious breakfast.
Your safari vehicle awaits for yet another day of beauty.
This area is a remote and wildlife-filled pocket lying at the crossroads of the endless grassy plains and the woodlands.
Here, amongst the endless grassy savannah, dotted with gnarled acacia trees and weathered rocky outcrops, we find an unsurpassed display of predators and predator activity. Far from the busier central Serengeti, the area is unspoiled, silent, and remote.
Set out on a full day to explore this wonderful naturally inhabited eco system.
Meals and overnight at Olmara Camp
After an early morning wake up call, tea, coffee and breakfast you bid farewell to Olmara camp and set out on a game drive to explore, driving through the richness of the Serengeti landscape and it's majestic wildlife. Arrive at Esirai mobile tented camp for check in time for a set lunch and a short rest.
In the afternoon a game drive will take you to your new fly camp location where new walking routes await.
Dinner and overnight at Esirai fly camp.
Walking safaris are conducted in various ways: short walks, day walks, and multi-night expeditions.
The longer walking safaris involve heading into the wilderness areas of the Serengeti, where vehicles are not allowed, for a couple of nights of fly camping, far off the beaten path, to see what you can find, an experienced guide by your side.
Your program with help you to experience another side of the wilderness that you won’t find in a vehicle, it will have you examining the tracks of the animals on your path, and learning about ways to interpret and understand the ‘story’ of the bush.
Enjoy a full day of walking in the Serengeti.
Meals and overnight at Esirai mobile tented camp.
Today is your last full day of safari in one of Africa's most prestigious game parks. You'll have a chance to enjoy an early morning safari when the wildlife start stirring., and an afternoon safari to capture the beautiful sunset safari time of day with its magical colours.
Drive back to Esirai Mobile Camp for Meals and overnight.
On the last day of your safari, you will enjoy a game drive en route to the airstrip, taking full advantage of your time left in the park. Fly from the Serengeti to Arusha Airport.
A transfer vehicle awaits you at Arusha airport to take you for lunch and rest. After lunch you are transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect with your international flight.
Kilimanjaro International Airport return transfers
All National Parks and entrance fees as per itinerary
Meals and accommodation in lodges/camps as per itinerary
Shared game activities in lodge/camp vehicle
Selection of snacks and cooled drinks in vehicle on Safari drives
Medical Evacuation while in Tanzania, valid only if combined with International Insurance
Domestic scheduled flight en route, Arusha to Northern Serengeti to Arusha and taxes
Complimentary pool lunch and changing facilities prior to your international flight
Entara gift package
Flights not specified
Items of a personal nature
Any service not specified