6 Days Real Tanzania Experience Safari
Summary (5 Days Safari)
Tarangire - Serengeti - Lake Manyara
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast in your Arusha Hotel depart for Tarangire National Park with packed lunch boxes for full day game drives. Tarangire has a diverse landscape, with nine vegetation zones. Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in Africa) dot the landscape dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River, that meanders through the park attracts an abundance of wildlife, from elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, antelopes to a variety of colorful birds. The park is very famous for having the greatest elephant population in Tanzania, and during a safari there you will have the chance of quietly observing many families of elephants interacting. With a stop for a picnic lunch in an observatory inside the park where you will be able to view animals drinking water in the river (and many times lions attacking a thirsty zebra or wildebeest), continue game viewing and finally drive to Lodge or Tented Camp for dinner.
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Depart after breakfast to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive with packed lunch boxes for your picnic lunch. Although only 205 sq. miles in size this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The park is also home to a large numbers of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you'll be able to see the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle. This park has become famous for the the climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore. The landscapes of these park are absolutely stunning, very different from the Serengeti for example. The game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing incredible views of giraffes and buffalos in the foreground with the lake, flamingos and flat plains in the horizon. Great photo opportunities! In the late afternoon you drive Lodge or Tented Camp for overnight on Full Board
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast you depart to the famous Serengeti National Park, home of the Great Migration. Your drive today is spectacular as you drive up the crater highlands, stopping at the rim for a birds-eye view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Continuing on, as you crest the hillside, spread out before you, as far as the eyes can see, is the vast Serengeti. Serengeti mean ``endless plains`` in Kiswahili and this 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) park is inhabited by more than 2 million large animals including more than a million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains zebras, and Thomson's gazelles. Large predators including lions, cheetahs, and hyenas are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey which migrate throughout the park. Many smaller animals like rock hyrax, bat eared foxes, mongoose, honey badger, jackals, monkeys, baboons and African hares also inhabit the area along with nearly 500 species of birds. You will spend two nights at Lodge or Tented Camp.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast you will go for morning game drives exploring more of Central Serengeti Central Region with fresh lunch in your Lodge or Tented Camp with afternoon game drives with overnight at Lodge or Tented Camp on Full Board.
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK & NGORONGORO CRATER
Today you will wake up very early to do an early morning game drive before breakfast, to spot the animals when they are more active and also to have a fantastic sun rise in front of you. The sunrise in the African Savannah is one of the most beautiful experiences one can have. After the game drive, return to the camp for late breakfast. You will then drive to Ngorongoro crater rim, the 8th natural wonder of the world. With walls 2,000 ft high and a crater floor that spreads for 102 sq. miles, the crater is a virtual Noah's Ark, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wild life in the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that, from the top, looks like steam, full of flamingoes, a forest and open plains. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusk, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. They are the most incredible elephants you'll ever see in your life. On arrival in Ngorongoro you descend down to the crater floor with picnic lunch for afternoon of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth. After a stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo lake, and more wildlife viewing, you will drive up the steep road out of the crater and drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight at lodge or Tented Camp.
NGORONGORO CRATER AND ARUSHA
After early breakfast you descend down to the crater floor with picnic lunch for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth. After a stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo lake, and more wildlife viewing, you will drive up the steep road out of the crater and drive back to Arusha.
- Use of a 4×4 safari Land cruiser vehicle with open pop up roof for game viewing
- Service of a French/ English / Spanish speaking guide
- Accommodation as indicated
- Meals as indicated in the safari itinerary
- Lunch on the first day of the Safari
- Transit fee
- Concession fees
- All conservation fees
- Unlimited game drives
- Two bottle of water during game drives
- All park fees
- Crater fee
- International Flights
- Balloon safari in Serengeti
- Masai Village visit
- Any other excursion not included in the itinerary
- Personal Insurance