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8 Days Lake Manyara Serengeti Olduvai Ngorongoro Arusha
 

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AASL-13: 8 Days Lake Manyara Serengeti Olduvai Ngorongoro Tarangire

The National game parks of Northern Tanzania are amongst the best in the world and offer very exciting game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is famous for its wild hunting dogs and a variety of other game. Lake Manyara lions are known to reside in the branches of trees where they can both relax and watch for prey while Serengeti is where the great wildebeest migration to Masai Mara commences every year around May and June.

Day 1: Nairobi/ Arusha:

Arrive Arusha from Nairobi by D.H.L Shuttle. Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania and also the headquarters of the East African Common Market. Overnight at your hotel

Day 2: Arusha/Lake Manyara

After breakfast we depart at 07.00am for Lake Manyara National Park armed with picnic lunch via Namanga border town where we exchange crew and vehicle to a Tanzania team. Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. The park is home to Lion, Hippo, Elephant, Zebra, Buffalo, Giraffe, Baboon, Blue and Vervet monkey, Warthog and more…About 350 species of birds have been recorded. This small park contains also five distinct vegetation zones thus supporting a large variety of birds and animals. The Manyara National park is also famous for its large flocks of flamingos and tree climbing lions. In this park canoeing has recently been added to the tourist activities in this park at extra cost. This is a great way to see the park from a new perspective. Overnight at your lodge (DBL)

Day 3: Manyara/Serengeti

Early morning game-drive in Lake Manyara followed by breakfast. Then proceed to Serengeti National Park viewing game enroute armed with packed lunch. Serengeti National Park (area 14763 sq km) boarders Masai Mara in Kenya to the north and largely shares the same eco system. Serengeti National Park is the largest and also most popular park in Tanzania. Overnight at your lodge. (DBL)

Day 4: Serengeti

Day spent in Serengeti to explore the national park with both morning and afternoon game drive. Remember this is the migration safari, hence your game drive will depend on the movement of the migrants and you may opt for a full day gamedrive armed with picnic lunch as your guide knows very well how to locate the herds. Overnight at your lodge (DBL)

Day 5: Serengeti/Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge

Wake up at 0600hours for early morning game drive in Serengeti. At 0900 hours back to the Lodge for breakfast. Here in the Serengeti region you can often watch wildebeest and zebras next to lions and other big cats such as leopards and cheetahs. We then check out armed with picnic lunch and drive game viewing enroute to Ngorongoro Crater Rim. Lunch is taken at a picnic spot before a slow drive to the Ngorongoro Crater. On the way you will pass the Olduvai Gorge where the English pair, Louis and Mary Leak pioneered excavation work in the sixties. Some of the earliest archaeological deposits of human evolution were found here and a small museum (visit optional) documents these discoveries. Overnight at your lodge (DBL)

Day 6: Ngorongoro/ Tarangire

Wake up early morning for breakfast then at 07.30hours armed with picnic lunch descend into the Crater floor (19.2 km of diameter, 610m deep, 304 sq km) for gamedrive. All the Big five – the Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera. Others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more. Birds include flamingos on the Soda Lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more. Break for lunch at Ngoitoktok spring Picnic site; it will be an unforgettable experience! Ngorongoro Crater is often called 'Africa's Eden', the '8th Natural Wonder of the World'. A massive extinct volcano, its towering tree lined walls drop thousands of feet to a "Noah's Ark" of animals on the verdant floor below. This breathtaking oasis provides a haven for both predator and prey to live among grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake. Large herds of zebra, buffalo, antelope and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino retreats to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Nowhere else can such diversity in wildlife be experienced in such a short period of time! After lunch proceed to Tarangire National Park. Overnight at your lodge (DBL)

Day 7: Tarangire/Arusha

Early morning gamedrive followed by breakfast then proceed to Arusha and drop off at your hotel in Arusha (BB). END OF SAFARI

Day 8 – Arusha/Nairobi

Depart Arusha by Shuttle for Nairobi. Drop off at JKIA or the City Centre


 
 

Highlights

 

Included in the price:

  • Transport by a safari 4x4 landcruiser with a pop up (open) roof for best game viewing and photography
  • Services of a professional and experienced English speaking driver/ tour guide
  • All Game park entrance fees & Concession fees/WMA fees
  • Flying doctors emergency evacuations cover
  • Crater fees
  • Airport pickup upon arrival and drop off after safari
  • Full board accommodation in tented camps/ lodges /hotels as specified in the itinerary or similar
  • Meal Plan – BB=Bed, Breakfast; LD= Lunch, dinner; BLD= breakfast, lunch, dinner; HB = Diner, bed, Breakfast AL= All inclusive (non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages (local brands)
  • 1 liter bottle of water per person per day while on safari

Not included in the price:

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Cost of visas/ yellow fever vaccinations
  • Olduvai Museum visit
  • Balloon Safari at US$450 per person in Masai Mara(can be arranged on request)
  • Optional activities payable directly on safari e.g. Masai village visit, nature walks, biking, boat rides etc
  • All personal expenses; e.g. toiletries, laundry, beverages, tips to staff, driver tour guide etc
  • Any other extras not stated as included above

What you need to bring on safari:

  • Money for personal spending and tipping
  • A pair of long trousers and jersey for the cool mornings and evenings in addition to plenty of light clothes for hot days (do not forget a hat), swim suit, comfortable shoes/sandals
  • Torch, sunglasses, suntan lotion, insect repellent/spray Camera, memory cards, binoculars, maps, guide-books
  • Personal toiletries eg toothbrush/paste etc
  • All personal travel insurance
  • Yellow Fever Certificate

 
 

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