Weekly Departure 2022:
7 DAYS/ 6 Nights DISCOVERY WILDLIFE GALORE
Lodge & Tented Camp Partners
Tarangire NP/Lake Manyara NP/Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti NP
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Country Overview ~ TanzaniaExplore the best quality of African landscapes when you explore Tanzania, the perfect African destination for any traveler with open mind and heart to experiencing wildlife and culture, past and present. A relaxed attitude combined with some of the best wildlife spotting on the continent is within affordable reach. Your safari hits the incredible wildlife spots, namely the Elephant Kingdom -Tarangire National Park, the unique ecosystem of Ngorongoro Crater and the vast Savannah of Serengeti. Join our experts for unforgettable adventure.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport/Kibo Palace Hotel or similar:You will Arrive Kilimanjaro International airport by KLM flight or similar and be transferred by our driver Guide to Kibo Palace Hotel for Overnight-Bed and Breakfast.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park/Simba Lodge or similar.After breakfast you will be driven 2.30 hours to Tarangire National Park with picnic Lunch for game drive. The abundance and diversity of fauna and flora in this ecosystem will be rewarding. You will enjoy seeing both herbivores and carnivores along with an amazing birdlife and beautiful landscape. Apart from accommodating a unique population of elephants in Northern Tanzania, you will also see other game such as giraffes, impalas, wildebeest, and the carnivores such as lions, leopard etc. Dinner and Overnight Tarangire Simba Lodge or similar –Full board. (www.simbaportfolio.com).
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park /Marera Valley Lodge or similar:After breakfast, you will drive 2 hours to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive with picnic Lunch. Manyara is home to the tree climbing lions. Big troops of baboons and other herbivores will give you great photo opportunity. Depending on level of water in Lake Manyara at time of visit, you may see thousands of flamingos and other aquatic birds. Late afternoon you will drive back to your Lodge. Dinner and Marera Valley Lodge-Full board. (www.mareravalleylodge.com).
Day 4: Maasai Village Visit/Serengeti National Park/Thorn Tree Semi Permanent Tented Camp or similar:After breakfast, you will be driven 3.30 hours to Serengeti entrance gate with picnic Lunch. On the way you will visit one of the traditional Maasai Village. This is where different Maasai families live with their livestock. The visit to this village will give you an opportunity to learn the lifestyle of Maasai people including their culture and tradition. You will then proceed to Serengeti National Park and enjoy your packed lunch at the entrance gate. After your lunch you will start doing afternoon game drive en route to your tented camp, enjoying the varieties of game animals, birds, and beautiful landscape that Serengeti has to offer. Central Serengeti is known to be felids stronghold, you will have a chance to see lions, hyenas, Jackals and if you are lucky Cheetahs and Leopards. Herbivores such as elephants, Giraffes, Buffalos, Impalas, and many more will be seen too. Late afternoon you will proceed to your Semi permanent Tented Camp. Dinner and Overnight Thorn Tree Semi Permanent Tented Camp -Full Board. (www.thorntreecamp.com).
Day 5: Serengeti National Park/Thorn Tree Semi Permanent Camp or similar.Today you will explore Serengeti even more by doing an early morning and late afternoon game drive or you may opt to do full day game drive with packed lunch to maximize your safari experience. You will be spending most of the day doing game viewing around Seronera Valley which is predators’ stronghold and varieties of other game animals including Schools of hippos. If you are lucky, you may see elusive predators such as leopards and cheetahs. Their prey, giraffe, topi, Bohor reedbuck, Defassa waterbuck, buffalo impala will also be seen grazing and browsing in different game circuits. The impressive Giant rock outcrops (Kopjes) is home to rock hyraxes, dwarf mongooses, red-headed agamas, and varieties of other reptiles. If you are visiting during June, November, and December, if you are lucky and depending on the localized rain pattern at the time of visit, you may see part of great wildebeest migration. Dinner and Overnight Thorn Tree Semi Permanent Tented Camp -Full Board. (www.thorntreecamp.com).
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater/Marera Valley Lodge or similar.You will have breakfast at 6.00 AM and depart at 6:30 AM to the Ngorongoro Crater (3.30 hours’ drive) for game drive. Nick named the African Garden of Eden, Ngorongoro crater holds the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa, and you will see a lot of wildlife at close quarters. If you are lucky, you may see the rare black rhino. At noon you will enjoy your packed Lunch in the Crater floor. After Lunch you will do another short afternoon game drive before you are driven 1.20 hours to your Lodge. Dinner and Overnight Marera Valley Lodge-Full board. (www.mareravalleylodge.com).
Day 7: Tloma Village Cultural Activities/Kilimanjaro International Airport.After breakfast you will do Village walk at Tloma Village to see and experience different activities of the Local Iraqw people. This will include visiting a School, Hospital, Local brick making Centre, Makonde wood carvers, a church, a local distiller, local coffee roasting family, home visits etc. You will then return to your Lodge for a room to freshen up and you will also have Lunch. At 1400 hours you will be driven 2hours back to Arusha and proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your international flight back home. End of our service: Pricing Includes:
- Full board Accommodations and 3 meals a day, except the first night in Arusha is Bed and Breakfast and on day 7, dinner is on your own.
- All wildlife viewing with private 4×4 Toyota land cruiser, driven by Professional English-speaking Naturalist.
- Complimentary bottle of water during game drives.
- All Park entry fees and Crater service fees.
- All cultural visits.
- Flying Doctors evacuation fees.
- All Transfers as shown in the itinerary.
- A room to freshen up and Lunch on day 7
- Round trip international air transportation.
- Passport and visa fees.
- Excess baggage charges levied by airlines.
- Meals and beverages, other than specified.
- Soft and Alcoholic drinks.
- Laundry and other items of a personal nature.
- Personal and baggage insurance.
- Tips to your Driver Guides
- Local Guides taking you for village walk.
- Tips to Porters:
- General Staff.
- Comprehensive Travel insurance.
- Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the include list above.