TANZANIA THE COMPLETE SAFARI TOUR

Description

On this in-depth safari trip in Tanzania, we will have a rare opportunity to delve into the depths of the endless savannas in Tanzania’s well-known nature reserves. Alongside all this, we will meet the gracious local residents of Tanzania and in the reserve we will meet the Masai tribe and learn about their lifestyle indirectly.

  • Safari in Tarangire Reserve
  • Safari in the Serengeti Reserve
  • Safari in Ngorongorno crater
  • Maniara Lake Reserve
  • Full board on safari
  • Private jeep with a personal guide
  • Visit the village of the Masai tribe

 

Routes and Schedule

Customizable

Day 1-ARRIVAL;

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport met and transfer to Arusha for overnight at hotel in Arusha

DAY 2- ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK:

Pick up from your Hotel and drive to Arusha National Park for game drive. The park has terrain ranging from open savannah through acacia scrublands to Afro-montane cloud and rain forest and Afro-alpine vegetation similar to Mount Kilimanjaro. There are several alkaline lakes and the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Mammal species found there include elephant, buffaloes, various primates, giraffe and leopard. Hiking is allowed accompanied by an armed guard. Picnic lunch will be provided by your Guide at the picnic area inside the park. Evening you will drive back to Arusha town for dinner and overnight 

DAY 3- ARUSHA – TARANGIRE
Leave the hotel with packed lunches and drive towards Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, and cheetah and up to six thousand elephant. Lunch boxes will be provided to you at the picnic point. After game drive, drive to Lodge for dinner and overnight 

DAY 4- LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, leave the Lodge with your packed lunches and drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. This beautiful park with its lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees, takes its name from the Maasai word for “euphorbia tirucalli”, a bush which is used to make a thorny hedge to protect their cattle. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky, you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species. Lunch boxes will be provided to you at the picnic point.

Dinner and overnight at Lodge 

DAY 5- LAKE MANYARA – SERENGETI:
In the morning after breakfast drive to Serengeti national park passing Ngorongoro conservation area authority, your driver will stop in some of the beautiful views overlooking the crater, further continue via Olduvai gorge the cradle of mankind, Where Dr Lois and Mary Leakey made a significant discovery of the first man. On crossing the border picnic lunch will be provided by your driver guide followed by game viewing en route. Drive further for sun set game drive before going to Serengeti Camp for dinner and overnight 

DAY 6- SERENGETI
Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal  predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light  followed by full day Serengeti national park tour putting you in a position to see lots of the animals. Serengeti is the Name comes from Maasai Language meaning endless plain. Therefore is home to many animals including Lions, Elephants, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Leopard, Cheetah, warthogs, Hyena plus a lots and lots of bird life. In many cases migration is taking place around Serengeti and at that particular time millions of wildebeest and zebra are mingling together followed by predators Dinner and overnight at Serengeti.

DAY 7- SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER:

Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking After, breakfast continue game viewing en route to Ngorongoro Crater with picnic lunch. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge 

DAY 8- NGORONGORO CRATER TO ARUSHA:

After breakfast, you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Then late afternoon drive back to Arusha, Overnight at Hotel 

DAY 9 DEPARTURE
Morning at leisure until departure transfer to Airport for your departure 

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