Being at Nimali is all about immersing yourself in nature. We offer a selection of activities to make sure you get the most out of your vacation and experience all that Tanzania has to offer. We strongly recommend that experiences are booked prior to arrival at the lodge in order to guarantee space.
DAY TRIP TO TARANGIRE
After breakfast depart with packed lunch to Tarangire National Park, for excellent & stunning full day game viewing. The park offers some excellent sights, the west has permanent baobabs trees, while the east has acacias. The Tarangire river runs into Lake Burunge, a saucer shaped depression saline water filled with soda lakes. The park is also famous for its tree climbing python and abundant birdlife. Tarangire boasts large herds of elephant and provides excellent habitat for Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and many Antelope species unique to East Africa. These include Lesser Kudu, Fringe Eared Oryx and Grants Gazelle.
DAY TRIP TO LAKE MANYARA
After breakfast depart to Lake Manyara National Park for a morning game drive. Stop for a packed picnic lunch at a private site while enjoying the views of the lake.
Highlights of Lake Manyara National Park include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, the legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants.
DAY TRIP TO CRATER
After an early breakfast, embark on a vehicle to go down the crater for a full day of exploration of the Ngorongoro Crater. A picnic hamper lunch will be served on the crater floor with breathtaking surroundings amidst the wildlife action. After lunch, you will explore more of the crater before heading back to Nimali Camp for evening cocktails by the fire.
Highlights of the crater includes; Endangered black rhino who are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingoes crowd the soda lakes. Cheetah move in and out of the Crater, while Leopard are most often encountered in the spectacular Lerai Forest.
NIGHT GAME DRIVES
Night game drives are an opportunity for the guests to see the nightlife of the park and reveal the elusive magic of nocturnal Africa. An experience that is not often permitted in Tanzania’s national parks.
Tarangire boasts a large number of Birds. This can be booked with our professional guides and a retreat for bird lovers.
There is so much to experience in and around the lodge. Spend the day relaxing by the pool, watching various wildlife drink at the waterhole, especially elephants. Read a book on your private deck or take an afternoon siesta its your getaway after all.
HOT AIR BALLOON SAFARI
Enjoy one of the iconic experiences of Africa, floating gently over the Tarangire national park as the sun rises, watching herds of elephants and gliding over the ancient baobab trees. Balloon Safaris are done early in the mornings and guests are served with hot bush breakfast after the flight.
FLY & BUSH CAMPING
Fly camping is for those looking for an adventurous experience. It is a small and intimate lightweight camp setup in an exclusive area away from the main camp and usually booked as part of a walking safari. This must be booked prior to arrival at the lodge.
Enjoy and learn about the nature and observe the wildlife with our experienced & knowledgeable walking guides along with an armed Ranger. Get up close and personal with the wildlife whilst taking a walking safari. Walking Safaris are best done in the morning.
COMMUNITY & CULTURE
Visit one of the schools and villages supported by Nimali in the surrounding areas. Interact with the local community and learn more about their day to day challenges. Play and share stories with the children at the schools.
A visit to one of the surrounding Maasailand Boma offers an insight to the livelihood and culture of the Maasai people. A rare opportunity of gaining deeper understanding into the everyday lives of the Maasai, their ways and their fascinating culture.
CHAMPAGNE BUSH BREAKFAST
Enjoying a champagne bush breakfast is the perfect way of starting your safari experience. This is a great add on to a refreshing morning walking safari.
A perfect end to a perfect day! Enjoy a cold drink as you watch the dramatic shades of the African sunset and ponder over the day’s experiences.
BUSH LUNCH & DINNER
Depending on the weather one must book a bush lunch or dinner. It is truly a magical experience. A private bush lunch setup while on safari is a delightful surprise and a memorable experience. While, a romantic candle light dinner under the star lit African sky is an experience not to be missed.
At Essence Spa you experience holistic balance. Let the blend of oils take you beyond tranquility and relaxation. Let your mind come at peace in the hands of our skilled therapists. Explore a range of spa journeys and healing treatments inspired by the raw beauty of the Savannah, the majesty of the mountains of this great continent, as well as the exquisite allure of the local flora and fauna. Natural elements from Africa have been chosen for their purity and cultural authenticity.
This must be booked in advance.