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Classic Nothern Tanzania Expedition

Introduction

ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA – SERENGETI – NGORONGORO


Day 1

Day 1 : Arrival – Arusha

Jambo! Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Kibo Palace Hotel for overnight.

Overnight: Kibo Palace Hotel
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Day 2

Day 2: Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park

Early this morning after breakfast, depart to the beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. Arrive and embark on a game viewing drive.

Tucked below the majesty of the Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara National Park consists of a thin green band of forest, flanked by the sheer 600 m high red and brown cliffs of the escarpment on one side and by the white-hot shores of an ancient soda lake on the other. Acacia woodland shelters the park’s famous tree climbing lions, lying languidly among the branches in the heat of the day. Lake Manyara safaris offers many unique views including elephant, giraffe, buffalo and wildebeest can be found grazing in unexpected clearings or heading towards the water to drink or wash, and the rivers and riverbeds provide scenic vistas for possible animal spotting.

Following lunch, depart to Tloma Lodge located in Karatu arriving for dinner and overnight.


Overnight: Tloma Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

Day 3 & 4
Day 3 & 4: On safari in Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, depart to the famous Serengeti national park arriving for lunch at your lodge / camp. Embark on an afternoon game viewing drive in the park. Return later as the sun sets for dinner and overnight. On the second day, you will have a full day of game viewing drives in the park with all meals and overnight at the park.

The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates greatest park during a Serengeti safari. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat. But there is more to a safari in the Serengeti Plain than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park's isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.

On the second day, you will have a full day of game viewing drive with all meals and overnight at the lodge.


Overnight: Serengeti Kati Kati Camp

Meal Plan: Full Board 

Day 5
Day 5: Crater tour Inside the land that time forgot

Early morning game viewing drive followed by breakfast. Continue with your exploration of this beautiful country as you depart to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes.

Arrive and descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before driving back to your lodge for relaxation before dinner.


Overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House   

Meal Plan: Full Board 

Day 6

Day 6: Departure  

After breakfast this morning, drive back to Arusha for lunch. You will later be transferred to the Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home.

Say good bye to the wonderful country and we hope to see you on another expedition   

Price Guide

 

Oct 2013 – 31 Mar 2014
1 Jun – 31 Dec 2014

1 Apr – 31 May 2014

Cost per person sharing

USD 3055

USD 2955

 



Single room supplement

USD 625

USD 370

Inclusions

  • Accommodation & Meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Transportation on safari will be in a private chauffeur 4 x 4 land cruiser while on safari with a pop up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Services of a professional driver-guide
  • All transfers
  • All park fees
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • Guaranteed window seat.
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle.
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kit, wildlife books, cools box and fire extinguisher.

Exclusions

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Gratuities and Tips to Hotels / Camps staff and Driver/Guide(s).
  • International flight/s and departure taxes and other taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Drinks
  • Visa fees. Visas are available on arrival at all Entry point/s

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