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5 Days Tanzania Authentic Safari

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5 Days Tanzania Authentic Safari2019-10-16T12:25:31+00:00

TOUR HIGHLIGHT

DISCOVER
The sweeping plains of the Serengeti, home to herds of wildebeest, elephant and zebra
Ngorongoro Crater, an ancient caldera and world heritage site
Africa’s big cats on safaris led by expert guides.

EXPERIENCE
Semi – Luxury tented/lodge accommodations
A visit to a remote Maasai village to learn about local culture
The natural beauty of Tanzania on nature walks

ENJOY
A picnic lunch in a scenic spot on the floor of the crater
Evening sundowners as you watch an awesome African sunset

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SUMMARY

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Destination: Tanzania
  • Tour Start in: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Tour End in: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Tour Type: Game Drive Safari
  • Accommodation Type: Mid-range or Luxury

YOU WILL VISIT

  • Arusha
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Ngorongoro Crater

EXPERIENCES

  • 4×4 Game Drives
  • Bird Watching
  • A visit to Maasai village
  • Olduvai Gorge Visits
  • Local Visits

ITINERARY

Day 1- TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Head to Tarangire National Park passing across Maasai steppe before reaching Mto wa Mbu- your first Tanzanian safari experience start.

Tarangire National Park lies to the south of the Masailands and is defined by large open savannahs dotted with acacia woodland and large baobab trees. With the presence of the Tarangire River, this park forms a refuge during the dry season for many migratory animals, ensuring that Tarangire’s wildlife concentration is second only to that of Ngorongoro Crater.
The animal population here rivals that of the Serengeti so on your game drive you will have the chance to see large herds of elephants, wildebeests, zebras, elands, hartebeests, buffalos, gerenuks, fringe-eared oryx, and flocks of birds of many different species.
Optional we continue Esilalei Maasai Village to explore the area and our school project. In the late afternoon, we zig zag our way up the Rift Valley Escarpment and onto the crater highlands for overnight.

Accommodation
Tloma Lodge (1 night)
Included Activities
Tarangire National Park – 4×4 Game Drive
Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

DAY 2- SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Today we depart in the morning and drive through the small town of Karatu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Southern Serengeti before reaching Serengeti National Park.

The seemingly endless Serengeti Plains capture the essence of Africa. The name comes from the maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains. They are home to massive numbers of grazing animals and also various predators, and the interaction between the many species often provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the world.

Today you will start around 10 – 11am for a morning game drive and follow that up later on with an afternoon game drive, as the animals tend to be more active in the cooler hours of the day. You will usually return to camp during the hotter hours in the middle of the day, where you will enjoy a hearty meal, relax and maybe take a siesta.

Depending on wildlife movements and opportunities for sightings, the drive may continue through lunch and last all day. In this case, you will return to camp in the late evening for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation
Tanzania Bush Camp (1 night)
Included Activities
Serengeti National Park – Game drive
Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Special Information
This tented camp is powered by generators so you will also have the chance to charge your cameras, laptops and phones prior to 11pm.

DAY 3 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Another day to enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti National Park. Explore the grass plains during morning and afternoon game drives when the animals are most active.
Early morning watch hippos return to water; giraffes foraging from trees; and lions returning from the evening hunt to relax in the shade of a tree. In the afternoon look out for cheetahs, crocodiles and leopards.

Accommodation
Tanzania Bush Cam (1 night)
Included Activities
Serengeti National Park – Game drive
Optional Activities
Serengeti National Park – Balloon Ride (from price) – USD599
Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Special Information
This tented camp is powered by generators so you will also have the chance to charge your cameras, laptops and phones prior to 11pm.

DAY 4 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK/ NGORONGORO HIGHLANDS

This morning you will have time to further explore the Serengeti and perhaps visit Simba Kopjes, an outcrop of rocks favored by lion and cheetah, who can often be seen basking in the morning sun.

You will spend your time doing en route game viewing where by you will be passing through Olduvai Gorge and will stop for a picnic lunch while viewing of the archaeological sites (and visit the museum) where early human tools and fossils have been found. Continue driving across the Ngorongoro highlands onto Tloma Lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation
Tloma Lodge (1 night)
Included Activities
Serengeti National Park – en-route game drive/Olduvai Gorge visits
Meals Included
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

DAY 5 – NGORONGORO CRATER/ARUSHA

Today you will explore the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater, widely regarded as a microcosm of natural habitats in Africa and often touted as a veritable Garden of Eden. Within this crater lies every type of ecosystem, including riverine forests, open plains, freshwater and alkaline lakes.

Ngorongoro Crater is the remnants of an ancient volcano caldera, and within its 300 square kilometres is a remarkable concentration of wildlife. The scenery is spectacular as you descend almost 600 metres down to the crater floor. There is every chance that you will see a considerable variety of wildlife in this compact area, including the highly endangered black rhinoceros.

In the afternoon you will leave the crater your guide will start driving across the Maasai steppe to arusha. Where you will arrive in evening time then transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your scheduled flight OR lodge in Arusha.

Included Activities
Ngorongoro Crater – 4×4 Game Drive
Meals Included
Breakfast

PRICE INCLUDE

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary

  • A professional driver/guide

  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)

  • All Taxes/VAT

  • Round-trip airport transfer

  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)

  • Drinking water on all days

  • Free snacks and water in Safari

PRICE EXCLUDE

  • International flights (from/to home)

  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)

  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees

  • Alcohol drinks