Tanzania Safari 8 Days

TOUR OVERVIEW

Come with us to the melting pot of the many different tribes in Tanzania: Mto wa Mbu village. The children will love to explore the busy and interesting marketplace. Small and rich in wildlife, Lake Manyara is your next destination, in the Great Rift Valley. Here, as well as the renowned populations of flamingos and pelicans. The unique Ngorongoro Conservation Area is your next breathtaking spend 1 night. The unique circular crater is your next stop, with a crater rim 7, 500 feet above sea level “largest volcanic crater in Africa” with a high density of predator!Lions, hyena, and jackals share the unique space with hippo, wildebeest and zebra at Serengeti are the venue for your next wildlife experience for 3 nights.Your driver guide is experienced experts, ensuring that you not only combine exciting game drive “many animal species encountered thought the tour” but great educational journey for everyone and cultural visit.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  Tarangire diverse geological landscapes, plentiful birdlife, and wildlife

  Understanding the typical daily lives of the human inhabitants at Tanzania, by touring Mto wa Mbu Village. Observe the tree-climbing lions.

  Ngorongoro amazing collapsed volcanic crater, some 12 miles wide. Incredible year-round wildlife. An inspiring setting which is home to lion and elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo and many more animals and birdlife.

  Affordable Safari circuit taking in Northern Tanzania’s classic safari destinations.

  The ‘endless plains’ of Serengeti, perhaps the world’s most celebrated national park with an incomparable range of predators and their intended prey see leopard and cheetah, antelope and zebra.

  Get that famous picture of the snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro

  Amazing Big Game spectacle in the vast Serengeti Plains

  Awesome views and classic African landscapes

  Visit the largest volcanic crater in Africa 260km² with a high density of pride

DAY 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport To Arusha

Touch down at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where your own personal driver will be waiting to greet you. Let your driver whisk you away to your chosen hotel in the bright and bustling city of Arusha – gateway to Tanzania.

Arusha is the beating heart of the wild – the last port of civilization before heading out into dense jungles and rich savannah plains. The markets of Arusha burst with color, and throng with locals picking up their weekly wares. The numerous cafes sell dark and deliriously good coffee from the plantations, and close by the infamous National Park lures visitors in to explore her evocative Maasai culture and exotic flora and fauna.

Today you can relax in Arusha, enjoy a quick de-briefing about your trip, recover from your journey, and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of Africa.

 

   DAY 2: Arusha To Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you will be greeted at your accommodation by your guide who will brief you about safety in the parks whilst on safari. You will then depart for your first day of safari and make your way to the picturesque Tarangire National Park for an adventure packed day of game driving. You will reach your accommodation in time for you to settle in and enjoy a lunch. In the afternoon you will enjoy an afternoon game drive.

Tarangire National Park is dominated by the perennial Tarangire River and is characteristically known for its giant baobab trees that stretch and wind their branches into the blue sky. The most spectacular feature of Tarangire is its large elephant population. In fact, it has the largest population of any park in northern Tanzania. These gentle giants abound in excess of 3,000. Tarangire is currently experiencing and elephant baby boom and you will notice a lot of juniors and babies as members of the herd. Also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, warthog, and reedbuck. Primates you may encounter are olive baboon, velvet monkey and bush baby. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal

 

   DAY 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, enjoy a short drive to Lake Manyara National Park. En-route you will take the opportunity to stop and explore Mto wa Mbu Village. This village is considered a melting pot of the many different tribes in Tanzania. You will love to explore the busy and interesting marketplace. You will arrive at your accommodation, in time to settle in and enjoy a hot lunch. Then in the afternoon you will enjoy a game drive in the park.

Stretching for 50km’s along the base of the 600 meters high Rift Valley Escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting described by Ernest Hemingway as the “loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater where hundred strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and forest hornbills honk high in the jungle canopy. The park is world famous for its tree climbing lions which you may be lucky to observe. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos, elephant, giraffe, large buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, baboons and blue monkeys.

 

   DAY 4: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

The wildlife encounters continue as you transfer today from Lake Manyara to the Serengeti National Park. Your transport into the park is by Safari vehicle, and you will enjoy the magnificent views over the endless plains from the jeep as you take in your surroundings for the next 4 nights.

Enjoy visit a traditional Maasai village here you will be greeted by the Chief who will guide you around the nearby Boma and explain the culture of the Maasai people. After saying goodbye to the Maasai people, you will head towards the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy lunch en-route as you head towards the entry gate for the world famous Serengeti National Park. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular National Park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebras and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa

 

   DAY 5: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast in the morning you will start game drive in the eastern, southern or north part of the park. The aim is to get you within a comfortable driving distance of the massive herds. This does depend on the annual rains. Guides will always try to get you as close as possible, but should the herds not appear when expected, there is plenty of resident game.

Optional activities: Hot air balloon safari On this day, Experience the wildlife of Serengeti National Park in a new, unique way. Wake up early to catch the sunrise, as you silently fly over the plain of Serengeti National Park. Admire the heads of wildebeest, buffaloes, and elephant and enjoy the Serenetranquility of the bush Africa.

You will take off early at down around 5:00 for a flight that lasts for approximately 1 hour. Rise as the sunrise and float in whatever direction the winds of the morning takes you. Fly higher than the trees and hills and enjoy the best Tanzania, with many great photo opportunity of the scenery and wildlife below.

After a smooth landing you can celebrate this amazing adventure with a Bush Breakfast “Out of African Style” and followed by glass of champagne – your driver will pick you up for your full-day game drive. Price for balloon safari is US$ 550 per person

 

   DAY 6: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will start the game drive by heading to the central part of the Serengeti. Here your driver will try to find the animals you’re the most interested in. Closer to lunch time you will visit the Serengeti Visitor Centre, where you will be offered a lunchbox and provided with lots of interesting information not only about the animals’ populations, but also about the history of the National Park. Also, in this area you will be able to see hyraxes, which are the elephant’s closest relatives. It is difficult to describe in detail all the animals of the Serengeti valley, for they number in the thousands: elephants, buffalo, ostriches, giraffes, jackals, hyenas, lions, antelopes, leopards and cheetahs—just keep your eyes peeled and enjoy the nature around you. By the evening you will be transferred to the northern part of the Serengeti and then to your accommodation.

 

   DAY 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro

The stirring sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. You make the most of it by 8:00 and start heading for your morning game drive section, later afternoon the adventure continue when you travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

In Serengeti there is always something new to experience and see. With more than 2million herbivores and many more predators, and the changing of seasons and natural light, with the help of driver guide you sport as many more species as possible, teaching you about their fascinating habit and habitats.

After lunch in the picnic is time to drive to another African Africa spectacular wildlife setting, the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. On the arrival, settle in the accommodation while a test, hot dinner is prepared for you.

 

   DAY 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Airport

At sunrise, we descend 600 meters into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Animals that you may find in the crater include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and elephant.

TOUR PRICE PER PERSON

 

8 Days Holiday – 7 nights 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
Tanzania Safari 8 Days    $ 3,203.00 $ 2,144.00 $ 1,815.00 $ 1,636.00 $ 1,540.00 $ 1,466.00

Items included:

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Items excluded:

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

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