Spectacular Big 5 & Fly-in Selous Adventure
10 DAYS
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Overview

Travel to four pristine wildlife areas of Tanzania’s most treasured safari destinations – the famous Ngorongoro conservation area, Lake Manyara, the legendary Serengeti, and the undiscovered Nyerere national park – on this exclusive adventure that is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts. Accommodation ranges from comfortable to luxurious and consists of elegant, tented camps that blend well with the environment and the use of a 4×4 vehicle.

You will have the freedom to decide on your own schedule, based on your preferences and interests. You can look forward to including activities such as game drives, guided nature walks, boat cruise, and an unforgettable sighting of wild dogs.

Tour Highlights

  • Beautiful scenery and endless photographic opportunities
  • Excellent year-round game viewing
  • Look for the large tusker elephants of Ngorongoro crater
  • Discover Africa big five on safari in Tanzania
  • Exclusive walking and boat safari in Nyerere national park
  • Feel the excitement of seeing endangered wild dogs in Nyerere national park
  • Learn from some of the best guides in Tanzania

Included

  • Meet and greet, and airport transfer
  • Safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
  • UNLIMITED Game drives
  • Well- trained, English-speaking guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Unlimited Mineral water while of safari
  • Tea and coffee stops during safari
  • AMREF flying doctors rescue fee
  • All National Park Fees
  • Shared game drives and activities in Selous
  • Sundowner in Serengeti national park
  • Domestic flight from Serengeti to Selous
  • Domestic flight from Selos-Dar es Salaam

Excluded

  • Boat and walking safari in Selous
  • Balloon safari in Serengeti (Optional)
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance.
Day by Day.
Description

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport.

Welcome to Tanzania, meet your guide for the drive to planet lodge. Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. The unique African village-style accommodations will offer you a peaceful sanctuary where you can connect with nature. After settling into your room, take a walk around the garden or relax by the poolside.

Main Destination: Arusha

Accommodation: Planet Lodge Hotel

Planet Lodge

Day 2-3: Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater.

You leave planet lodge after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely away. The Rift Valley landscape comes close as your guide heads for Lake Manyara National Park, the smallest visited park on the itinerary but one capable of delivering fantastic game viewing. Home to Tanzania’s famous tree climbing lions, Lake Manyara supports large numbers of buffalo, giraffe, zebra and many large troops of baboons, the center piece of attraction in the park is the large flocks of flamingoes evident from the months of June-September gorging into the algae and planktons in the shallow edge of the lake. In the late evening leave the park and to your accommodation-Marera Valley lodge- lies in the heart of a rich farming area, and boasts a lovely country setting with beautiful landscaping.

The next day leave the lodge, and drive into the Ngorongoro conservation before making your way into the crater itself, the crater boasts some of the easiest and most rewarding game viewing in East Africa. This is Big 5 country, all contained in the world’s largest caldera. Game drives can last all day – sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife – especially the predators.

The area was declared a World Heritage Site. Based on fossil evidence, various hominid species have occupied the area for three million years. The Maasai pastoralists settled in the crater in the 1800s and today share their knowledge of the land with visitors. After a day of game viewing drive out the crater and head to your accommodation Marera valley lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Highlands

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge

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Day 4-6: Ngorongoro Highlands—Serengeti National park

Three days exploring the central and eastern Serengeti mammoth kopjes.

Leaving the lodge behind you go through the Ngorongoro conservation and your first stop will be the world-famous archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge, also known as the Cradle of Mankind. The earliest remains of Homo sapiens were discovered here by Mary Leaky and anyone with an interest in mankind’s ancestors will be fascinated by this extraordinary place. Explore the quaint little museum and marvel at the rugged landscape. This pale anthropological site in the western of Ngorongoro crater is a steep-sided ravine composed of two branches that have a combined length of about 50 km and are 90 meters deep. Deposits exposed in the sides of the gorge cover have yielded a treasure trove of fossil remains. Spend your days mostly exploring the central and eastern section of the Serengeti on safari tracking the great array of games and wildlife that this vast area offers. If you’re here at the right time for the great migration during the months of May-July, this is the region where the herds are at their most concentrated, even without the migration the area offers excellent game viewing throughout the year with the central thought to be the best place for big cats in Africa. It’s also an area of untamed natural beauty, of giant mammoth kopjes, rivers, swamps, and open plains.

Main Destination: Serengeti national park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tortillis tented camp

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Day 7-9: Serengeti National Park—Nyerere National park (Formally Selous Game Reserve)

Three days exploring this un-crowded wilderness.

Leave Tortillis camp after breakfast and transfer to Soronera airstrip for your scheduled flight to Nyerere national park formerly (Selous game reserve) world’s largest wildlife reserve and is Tanzania’s best-kept Big 5 secret. On landing, you will meet you’re for your drive to Africa safari camp, where you will spend the following three nights. The Selous offers a wide range of habitats to explore from grassland savannah to floodplains, and miombo woodland and is home to a multitude of plains game, large elephant herds, lion prides, and African wild dogs.

At Nyerere national park, you have the unique opportunity of leaving your vehicle – perhaps to approach a placid elephant herd undetected or to simply discover what is around the next river bend on foot. In addition to game drives and guided nature walks, you can experience boat trips and picnics on one of the many scenic sandbanks and excellent birding.

Your accommodation- Africa safari selous- is tucked safely close to the main entrance to the Selous Park, and the Rufiji River is within walking distance. Offers attentive, yet unpretentious personalized service, exquisite dining, swimming pool, fantastic tents and bungalow.

Main Destination: Nyerere National Park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation:  Africa Safari camp Selous.

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Day 10: Nyerere National park--Dar es Salaam

After breakfast at Africa safari Camp Selous, you are transferred to the local airstrip for the flight back to Dar es Salaam Nyerere International Airport where this safari ends and your onward connections commence.

Main Destination: Nyerere International Airport

Meal plan: Breakfast & Lunch

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