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8 Days 7 Nights
Availability : Jan 21’ - Dec 21’
Kilimanjaro International Airport
Tanzania
Min Age : 9+
Max People : 34
Tour Details

A country with epic topography, Tanzania is a wilderness and wildlife extravaganza. This vast and sparsely-populated country hosts some of the greatest wildlife experiences on Earth.

From the snow-capped summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the game-rich Ngorongoro Crater, from the endless plains of the Serengeti to the baobabs of the Tarangire, Tanzania is the safari insider’s hot tip. Boasting 14 national parks and numerous game reserves, this is home to the largest wildlife herds on the African continent, as well as the palm-fringed island of Zanzibar, ideal for post-safari relaxation.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time

3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfers and Arusha Serengeti flight
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)

Price Excludes

  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
What to Expect

7 night safari: Experience some of the best National parks and game viewing areas in Tanzania. Starting with the Tarangire to Ngorongoro Crater to the famous plains of the Serengeti.

  • Front row seats to the Wildebeest Migration across the plains of the majestic Serengeti National Park
  • The Tarangire National Park is famous for its large herds of elephants and spectacular baobab trees
  • World-class private camping in luxury tented accommodation in hand-picked areas such as Ngorongoro Crater
  • Excellent game viewing year-round
Itinerary

Day 1Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Pick up from Arusha and drive on road Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive. Tarangire is one of Africa’s little-known gems and should be on the itinerary of all lovers of wilderness and solitude. Its name originates from the Tarangire River that crosses through the park and is the only source of water during the dry season.

 

Tarangire’s landscape is incredibly diverse with a mix that is not found anywhere else on the northern safari circuit. It is dotted with ancient baobab trees, which the Maasai people believe are the first tree in the creation and large termite mounds. The dry season sees the harsh sun suck the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red while the wet season brings dense bush and luscious high grasses. Famous for its large elephant population, it is also home to zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, waterbuck, baboons, dwarf mongoose, impala, buffalo, antelope and fringe-eared oryx.

 

Main Destination: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Sopa Luxury Lodge

Meals & Drinks: Lunch and Dinner Included Drinking Water (Other Drinks not included)

Day 2Tarangire to Lake Manyara

You will visit Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Stretching along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with its open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands, and distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

 

Animals such as large buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, mongoose, dik-dik and zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains while the narrow belt of acacia woodland is home to the legendary tree-climbing lions and tusked elephants.

 

Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife with more than 400 species being recorded. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.

 

Main Destination: Lake Manyara

Accommodation: Serena Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All Meals Included

Drinking-Water (Other Drinks not included)

Day 3Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro Crater

Drive into the famous Ngorongoro crater. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Maasai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries.

 

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Serena Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All Meals Included

Drinking-Water (Other Drinks not included)

Day 4Explore Ngorongoro Crater Full Day

We will depart for the Ngorongoro Crater early in the morning as it is a wonderful time to spot game. We will go on a game drive with a picnic lunch inside the crater. The majority of the animals tend to reside within the crater due to its elevated structure.

There is a high possibility of spotting every member of ‘The Big 5’. The group comprises some of the strongest animals in Africa – the ferocious lion, the giant elephant, the swift leopard, the tough rhino and the charging buffalo. The Crater formed millions of years ago when a large volcano erupted. You can expect to encounter zebra, hippo, wildebeest and cackling hyenas. There are graceful flamingos along the Soda Lake and vultures are constantly circling the sky in search of a discarded carcass. Storks and geese are popular waterbirds in the crater. The game drive will conclude shortly after lunch.

 

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation: Serena Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All Meals Included

Drinking-Water (Other Drinks not included)

Day 5Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park

Transfer after your morning breakfast for Serengeti National Park. This will take up to 8 hours of driving through rough roads.

 

Visit Oldu Vai Gorge on your way to Serengeti

 

Serengeti National Park is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Park. Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. Enjoy your en-route game drive at Serengeti National Park. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price.

 

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Serengeti Safari Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All Meals Included

Drinking-Water (Other Drinks not included)

Day 6 & 7Explore Serengeti National Park Full Day

If you start first thing in the morning, you will find the Serengeti at its most active. This is when Africa can reveal its cool side, so you should wrap up warm (we aim to be on the road before the sun rises at around 6.00 am). Our open vehicles bring you as close as possible to the wildlife, just when the action is likely to be most exciting. Few predators hunt during the heat of the day, so the early morning is the best time to observe the thrill of the chase. It is also a magical time, with the subtle light dappling the landscape, the birds awakening and the sense of a great adventure beginning to unfurl. And just when your stomach starts to complain, we’ll give you a late breakfast in the bush, before further viewing leads you back at about 11.00 am, in good time for lunch at the camp.

 

* The best time to see wildlife

* Witness a whole new aspect of the Mara

 * An ideal start to the day heading into the bush for an evening game drive has a level of excitement and character all its own, as predators begin their nightly search for prey. As the day cools and the sky is streaked by red, gold and orange hues, you may be surprised by the roar of a lion, a galloping giraffe, or the high pitched giggling of hyenas’ fighting over a kill. At a suitable vantage point, your guide will pause, allowing you to enjoy a sundowner in blissful comfort.

* Explore the Serengeti between 4.00 pm and 6.30 pm, as day gives way to night * Witness the arrival of the night’s predators

* Enjoy a sundowner as the sun sinks below the horizon

 

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation: Serengeti Safari Lodge

Meals & Drinks: All Meals Included Drinking Water (Other Drinks not included)

Day 8Serengeti to Arusha Airport

Wake up for a Safari drive and breakfast and afterwards drive to the Airstrip for your flight to Arusha (Included in the rate)

 

Departure times – 10.30am and 14.00pm

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