Back in Africa! Tanzania January 2020

The golf course at nearby Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate is the first 18-hole championship golf course in Tanzania and is up to par with the most demanding international guidelines.

It’s that time of year again, when WIT Founders Christina and John have recently returned from another spectacular trip to Africa. As usual, they escorted a small group of clients for a full two weeks in Tanzania.

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They saw the main highlights – Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, and Lake Manya. Organizing their trip was no other than Unique Safaris, one of our all-time choice Africa tour guides.

If you’ve been following our blog for some time, you’d know that Unique Safaris has escorted hundreds of our clients in the past on unforgettable holidays all over Africa. Their services and quality are truly unparalleled in this part of the world.

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To book a safari holiday in Africa, call Christina, the specialist on all things to do with African safari. If you’re looking for tips on when and how to go, look no further than Willamette Intl Travel.

Call 503-224-0180 or send us a message on our Contact Page.

Arrival at Kilmanjaro

As the group arrived at Kilimanjaro Airport, they were met by a representative and driven to the lovely Siringit Villa

From the Masai word for “endless plains,” Siringit is a golf and wellness retreat, overlooking the vast grassland plains and acacia-studded savannas.

This gorgeous luxury villa houses just 6 bedrooms, a truly intimate stay in the African bush. Christina and her group stayed in four of the rooms, tended to by a full staff and personal chef, Chef Axel.

The golf course at nearby Kilimanjaro Golf and Wildlife Estate is the first 18-hole championship golf course in Tanzania and is up to par with the most demanding international guidelines.

Chef Axel Janssens perfected his culinary art in Michael Star restaurants and since 2006 brought his talents to Tanzania. Guests and critics alike rave about his fresh ingredients and creative dishes.

Ngorongoro Crater

After a full breakfast, it’s off for a drive through Arusha Town to Ngorongoro Crater. They spent around 1.5 days at the lovely Ngorongoro Crater on game drives.

Nicknamed as the 8th wonder of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the crater is the world’s biggest unbroken caldera. Safaris venture into the crater for a chance to glimpse rare animals like the black rhino. As a protected area, the crater also plays host to buffalo, hippos, blue wildebeest, gazelles, waterbucks, eland, and zebra.

A full day in the crater (and an overnight nearby!) means that Christina’s group got to stay longer in the day than most other tourists. Day trippers tend to leave around 3pm, which means that most of the crater is less crowded in the later afternoon.

Lion’s Paw

This unique luxury camp is situated close to the crater and where the group spent two nights. Hidden on the slopes of a rainforest, Lion’s Paw offers matchless views and a secluded atmosphere.

As one of the few tented camps in Ngorongoro, many animals visit the camp, especially the buffalos. You can easily see the balcony other animals on the crater floor, like Elephants, Rhinos, Lions, Wildebeest, Zebras and more.

One activity at the camp is the evening Bush fire. After a long day on safari, this evening is all special wine and storytelling under the African starry sky.

Stay Tuned for More African Adventures – next time on the WIT Blog.


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