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This week we have an incredible 4 night, 5 day Wildlife Safari up for grabs in our travel auction. The stay is for 2 people staying at the beautiful Green Hills Lodge and Tented Camp in Tanzania. This stay includes: daily breakfast, lunch and dinner, bottled drinking water and travel in a 4×4 safari cruiser with an English speaking driver/guide. The stay is valued at approximately $1,435 USD / £1,060 GBP* and is currently under $505 in our luxury travel auction.
The winner and their guest will experience an amazing 5 day, 4 night safari with the following itinerary:
Day 1: In the morning you will drive out of Arusha City with splendid views of the Great Rift Valley wall and on to Tarangire National Park. After registering at the Park gates you will have your first encounter with the wildlife. You will continue game viewing drives followed by a packed lunch served at a picnic site. The Park has some of the highest population density of elephants compared to anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and distinctive location to visit. In the late afternoon you will drive out of the park and continue to drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands. You will enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation at the Green Hills Lodge.
Day 2: You will have breakfast in the morning, and then drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to the Serengeti National Park with a game viewing drive and a packed lunch served on route. You will arrive at the lodge late afternoon. You will enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation at Serengeti Green Hills Tented Camp.
Day 3: Today you will have a full day exploring the vast Serengeti National Park and its endless plains. Optional: hot air balloon game viewing over the Serengeti plains is available for an additional fee. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. You will return to the Camp in the early evening. You will enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation at Serengeti Green Hills Tented Camp again.
Day 4: You will have an early breakfast, you will drive out of the Serengeti and on to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, descend into the Crater for game viewing drive looking for the “Big Five”: elephants, buffalo, rhino, cheetah and lion. A packed lunch will be served by the Crater. Ngorongoro Crater is also a UNESCO Heritage Site. In the late afternoon ascend the Crater and continue for a short drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands. You will enjoy dinner and overnight accommodation at Green Hills Lodge.
Day 5: After a leisurely breakfast you will drive back to Arusha arriving by midday.
The winner will be staying in a Twin Room at the beautiful Green Hills Lodge and Tented Camp which offers a true taste of nature and serenity in Tanzania. The variety of the natural trees within this lodge makes the place very distinct and unique as a habitat for both wild birds and humans to coexist. All guest rooms are spacious and feature their own balcony as well as being furnished with a mix of modern and traditional African touches. The room will benefit from twin beds, satellite LED TV, wifi, a writing desk, hair dryer power socket, toiletries, toothbrush, tooth paste and bottled drinking water.
Realistically, this stay may sell for slightly more, but with less than 1 day of this auction left, it will undoubtedly sell for far less than the RRP. Bid only what you want to pay to stay and you might just bag a bargain!
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