Tanzania's Wildlife Safari, Nature Walk & Cultural Tour.
8 DAYS
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Overview

From $ 2,820
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Overview

This magical 8-safari explores the very best that Tanzania has to offer. Expect nothing but the best of Tanzania from the far-reaching un-spoilt plains of the Serengeti, breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, the wildlife teeming Lake Manyara, and the baobab dotted the landscape of Tarangire. This tour explores ancient cultures, experiences close-up encounters with wildlife, and soaks up all the beauty of this East African nation, all the way from big cats, big game, and birds.

Tour Highlights

  • Scan the trees of Lake Manyara for the famous tree-climbing lions
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Esilalei swamp in Tarangire with a great sighting of elephants
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the prolific bird-life of Tanzania
  • Scan the wildlife-rich –plains of Serengeti for lions and cheetah
  • Chance to see endangered black rhino in Ngorongoro

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
  • Sundowner in Serengeti national park
  • Walking safari in Serengeti

Excluded

  • 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: Arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport.

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet your guide for the drive to the Maasailand safari lodge located in Arusha, one of the most influential cities in Tanzania. Strategically located at a base overlooking a remarkable view of Mt. Meru. Thus representing one of Tanzania’s best views right at your doorstep.  After settling into your room, take a walk around the garden or relax by the swimming pool.

Main Destination: Arusha

Accommodation: Maasailand safari lodge

Maasai Land Hotel

Day 2: Arusha—Lake Manyara national Park.

After breakfast, your guide will come and meet for your safari briefing and followed by the drive to Lake Manyara and provides an introductory game drive to an area Hemingway described as, “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.

Lake Manyara National Park is a naturalist’s delight thanks to its diverse environments. Ranging from the underground-water forest and acacia woodlands, grasslands, swamps, marshes, and hot springs, the park is simply packed with wildlife. Over 400 species of bird have been recorded including large flocks of flamingos and migratory water birds. Manyara’s forests ring with the call of monkeys and birds while its acacia woodlands are home to Manyara’s infamous tree-climbing lions and slow-strolling elephants. The park is also home to the largest troops of baboons in Africa, zebra wildebeest, giraffe, hippos, leopard, and impala, and in the late evening drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National park

Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Marera valley lodge

4 days Lake Manyara

Day 3 & 4: Serengeti National Park (Centralr)

Two days exploring central Serengeti

Have a relaxed breakfast at the lodge and depart to Serengeti with a nice packed picnic lunch to go with,
Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed as one of the seven wonders of Africa, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some 1: 5 million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 300,000 zebras and 500,000 Thomson’s gazelles 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: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle.  Within the two days, we are going to explore the plains, water holes, kopjes, and Rivers for the spectacular great migration during the months of May-July. This is the best time of the year to see predators prey interaction, and the eastern plains of Namiri plains and the Gol-kopjes offering excellent cheetah and lion sighting. Our camp Serengeti heritage is at the heart of it all, set on a high elevation offering an excellent view of the plains from your doorstep.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park Central)

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch &Dinner

Accommodation:  Serengeti Mawe tented camp

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Day 5: Serengeti National Park—Ngorongoro conservation.

Explore Serengeti on foot

Today we will leave the camp at around 7:00 AM and proceed on a walking safari in the heart of Serengeti.  A walking adventure in the bush provides a new perspective on the African landscape and its many residents.

Tread across the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, accompanied by an Enticing journey guide and an armed park ranger, with great knowledge of area and wildlife, it is the perfect setting to appreciate nature. The slow pace of the walk combined with the interpretative skills of the guides will open your eyes to a new and fascinating world. Stroll along paths walked by untamed wildlife and immerse yourself into the raw essence of life in the bush.

Spend 2-3 hours out in the bush, with the chance to encounter wildlife, such as giraffes, buffaloes, impala, and ostrich. These guided walks bring you closer to nature, leaving lasting impressions from an ancient culture, and an appreciation for a simpler way of life. After return to the camp for breakfast and proceed to Ngorongoro with game viewing on the way, stop for your delightful lunch under the acacia trees and proceed to your lodge for dinner and overnight. 

Main Destination: Ngorongoro conservation area

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Farm of Dreams

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Day 6: Ngorongoro crater –Tarangire.

Explore the crater floor.

Leave your camp very early in the morning and descends, 610 meters down to the grasslands of the crater floor, an area of about 265 square kilometers. Despite its small size, the Crater is Big 5 country and the openness of the terrain means easy and rewarding game viewing. You will spend the day exploring the crater floor, stopping to picnic on the grasslands amidst the grazing herds.

 Formed by a massive volcanic eruption, the world’s largest intact and un-flooded caldera provides a year-round home to an astonishing 25,000 large mammals including black rhino, wildebeest, and zebra along with Africa’s densest concentrations of hyena. The Crater’s forests shelter elephant and buffalo, its wetlands are home to hippos and flamingos while lion, jackals, leopard,s, and caracals make up the full range of predators.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Camp

Ngorongoro Crater (2)

Day 7: Full-day Tarangire national park

“Elephants paradise”

You leave the camp after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely away. The park landscape is dotted with baobab trees and as your guide heads for Tarangire National Park, the least visited reserve on the itinerary but one capable of delivering fantastic game viewing. Home to Tanzania’s biggest elephant population, Tarangire supports large numbers of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and many antelope species, most evident during the dry season when concentrations of animals at the life-giving Tarangire River are at their peak. Spend the whole day here exploring the park from the River, hillside savannah, and the biggest swamp “Esilalei swamp” which host hundreds of elephants during the dry season, the swamp also supports a host of predators like lion, cheetah, leopard, and wild dogs, after a full day of game viewing return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Tarangire national park

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation:  Sangaiwe tented lodge

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Day 8: Tarangire—Kilimanjaro international airport.

After a relaxed breakfast at the camp, you will drive to the Maasai village, an adventure to Tanzania wouldn’t be complete without meeting the enchanting Maasai people. This wonderful cultural excursion will immerse you in the fascinating ancestry of these noble people. At the Maasai village playing host to your tour, you will have the opportunity to meet with a Maasai family, visit a traditional boma, the village huts (called Manyatta), made of cow dung and clay plastered over stick frames. The most famous of Africa’s people, these fierce warriors are still practicing their ancestral way of life and are known for their pastoral traditions, living off their herds of cattle, sheep, goats, and donkeys. Since time immemorial the Maasai moved nomadically in search of water and pasture for their herds, but today they are living a semi-permanent life due to lack of enough land to room with their animals, the village we will visit is out of the normal touristic ones. After we will head to Arusha for lunch with last-minute minutes shopping and proceed to Kilimanjaro international airport and connect your flight home.

 Main Destination: Kilimanjaro international airport

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

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