07/01/2020 - 17/01/2020
18/01/2020 - 28/01/2020
11 Days - Camping Safari
USD $ 3390
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Join us for Tanzanian safari adventure. Safari game drive – covering 4 major Tanzanian national parks – Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater including visit of Masaai village and local tribes at lake Eyasi. Good chance to see great migration of wildebeests at Ndutu lake during calving season (January/February) and the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant & buffalo) during the game drive. Accommodation at tented camps sites, based on twin share. Campsite facilities include bathrooms, toilets, dinning shelters with tables, kitchen. We will have our own cook to prepare all our meals during safari.
What is included:
Pick up and drop off from / to Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport.
Hotel / Lodge Accommodation in Arusha with breakfast – 2 nights in total. Twin share.
Safari jeep (pop-up roof) for safari game drive and transport to NPs.
Full board of meals during safari (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner – Non-vegetarian or Vegetarian options available) hot water / tea. Bottled mineral water during safari.
Tents accommodation during safari.
Professional English speaking guide/driver.
All NP entry fees and government levies and tax.
What is not included:
International flight in / out to Kilimanjaro or Arusha (Tanzania)
TanzanianVisa https://www.tanzaniaconsul.com/visa.html (USD $95)
Your meals in Arusha, except provided breakfast at the hotel.
Items of personal expenses: laundry, telephone, satellite phone, internet access, beverages, etc.
Personal equipment and gear.
Liabilities of loss, theft and damages.
- Tips to safari crew (guide and cook)
Single supplement or any kind of upgrade.
Any other service not detailed as included in the paragraph above.
Arrival at Kilimanjaro / or Arusha Airport – pick up from the airport and transfer to the lodge accommodation in Arusha. The drive from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha is approximately one hour. You will have your own free time and opportunity for rest. In the evening, we will attend a briefing in preparation of our safari adventure. No meals included on this day.
Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we will drive to Tarangire National Park, for afternoon game drive with our lunch boxes. Tarangire is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania and is home to Tanzania’s largest population of African elephants. Generally in the dry seasons Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. Huge magnificent baobab trees and volcanic mountain ranges add to the scenic splendor of this unique national park. Dinner and overnight at Lilic tented camp.
Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park soon after breakfast for a full day game drives. This is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife. The most famous residents of the park are the tree climbing lions, which are occasionally seen on the branches of acacia trees. There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. In the late afternoon we make a short journey from the park to our camp. Dinner and overnight at Lilic tented camp.
Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi Visit Local tribes Tindiga, Hadzabe and Bushman
Lake Eyasi is just about an hour drive south-west of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lake Eyasi is a mildly alkaline lake about 55km long; to the north-east you can see the Ngorongoro Highlands and to the north are the plains of the Serengeti; around 150 years ago when the warlike Masai tribes invaded Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the Datoga and other indigenous Bushmen lived there were driven south. Many of these groups founded the Lake Eyasi area their home.Lake Eyasi’s principal source of water is the Sibiti River, which enters the southwestern end. The river may continue to flow all year round in wetter months and all the other inflows disappear in the dry season.
Seasonal variations in the lake are large even though the northwestern shore is constrained by the Serengeti Plateau. During the dry season the lake can almost entirely disappear. The lake is also a seasonal stop for migrating flamingos. Over 100 years ago when the stronger Masai tribes moved into the Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the Datoga and other indigenous bushmen lived there were pushed south. Many made Lake Eyasi and its surrounding bush and forests their home. Dinner and overnight at Lake Eyasi Tented Camp.
Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National Park
We head towards the Serengeti National Park with packed lunch boxes and proceed for game drive. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to the Camp for Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Bush Camp
Serengeti National Park
Full day spent exploring the park in search of the big 5. Morning and afternoon game drives are offered. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti campsite. Serengeti is Africa’s most famous and Tanzania’s largest park covering 14,736 sq km and is adjoining with the Masai Mara National reserve in Kenya. With a wildebeest population of about 2 million and several other hoofed species (which include zebra, Thomson’s gazelle, impala, topi, grants gazelle, Kongoni, Eland, Kirk’s dik dik, klipspringer, roan, oryx, oribi, waterbuck, buffalo, giraffe and warthog), the Serengeti is sure to attract a string of prey such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena, golden jackals and bat eared foxes. Elephants are relatively scarce and the few remaining black rhinoceros are restricted to the Moru Koppies area. Serengeti also offers rewarding bird viewing with ostrich and kori bustard being common, a variety of larks, finches, and raptors can be seen but the most distinctive small bird is the lilac breasted roller. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Bush Camp.
Continuing at Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park – Ndutu - Ngorongoro conservation.
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where we will have enroute game drive in Ndutu. The prime game viewing spot in the Ndutu Region is around Lake Ndutu. A big draw of the Ndutu Region is to see the full circle of the Great Migration, from the return of the herds to graze in December, and then the calving which takes place in January and February, and then the departure of the herds again in April as they start making their journey northwards. Calving season is particularly dramatic - a million wildebeest give birth to 8000 babies every day, and as these newborns take their first steps, they’re targeted by lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. Late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight.
Ngorongoro Crater Tour
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km’s across and the rim walls stand 600m high. The crater houses 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons. The crater is famous for viewing black rhinos, for which there are very few left. Other animals that can be seen include elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, monkeys, and ever hungry predators including lions and hyenas. Late afternoon drive to Lilic tented camp for dinner and overnight.
Ngorongoro - Maasai Village Tour - Arusha
Today, after a good breakfast, we will collect our lunch boxes and drive to Maasai village to experience a life of Maasai tribe. We will learn about Maasai traditions, preparation of food, drinks, medicine, traditional clothes and jewellery making. We will have chance to visit their shelters and learn how they are built. After lunch, in the afternoon we will drive back to our accommodation in Arusha. On the way we can stop for souvenirs shopping.
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