8 Days Lake Manyara Serengeti Olduvai Ngorongoro Arusha NP

AASC09: 8 Days Lake Manyara/Serengeti/Olduvai Gorge/Ngorongoro/Arusha

 Departs Mondays twice a month

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. Olduvai Gorge is a world renowned pre-historic archaeological sight

Day1: Nairobi/Arusha:

Arrive in 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 in your hotel of choice at extra cost

 Day2: Arusha/Lake Manyara

After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara, lunch at the campsite followed by afternoon game drive. Lake Manyara national park has a very scenic setting bordered to the west by the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Manyara has an abundance of birdlife and hippos while its tree-climbing lions are rather elusive

Day3: Lake Manyara/Serengeti

After breakfast proceed to Serengeti National Park viewing game enroute, dinner and overnight at Seronera campsite. 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

Day4: Serengeti

Spend the day game viewing in the Serengeti National Park with a break for lunch at the campsite. Dinner and overnight will be at Seronera campsite. Serengeti National Park is popular for its prides of lions, cheetah, zebras, giraffes, gazelles, elands, impalas, klip-springers, warthogs and a variety of birdlife

Day5: Serengeti/Olduvai Gorge

Wake up early for a morning gamedrive.  Return to the camp for breakfast, followed by another gamedrive before proceeding to Olduvai Gorge with picnic lunch. Olduvai Gorge is a canyon about 50 km long renowned for its pre-historic findings. Dinner and overnight at Simba campsite A on the Ngorongoro crater rim

Day6: Ngorongoro/ Arusha

After breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a tour with picnic lunches.  Ngorongoro Crater is said to be one of the largest calderas in the world and animals likely to be seen include lions, elephants, buffaloes, wildebeest, gazelles, zebras, reedbucks, black rhinos and flamingos. Afternoon, drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight in a campsite

Day7: Arusha National Park

Depart for Arusha National Park after breakfast for a gamedrive with packed lunches. Arusha National Park is one of Tanzania’s smallest and most beautiful parks featuring   Ngurdoto Crater, Momela lakes and Mt. Meru. At Arusha National Park you may see zebras, giraffes, elephants, klipspringers and a variety of birds supported by Momela lakes. Drop off at a hotel of your choice in Arusha at extra cost. END OF SAFARI

Day8: Nairobi

Transfer back to Nairobi by D.H.L. Shuttle

Included in the price:

• Transport by a 4x4 landcruiser in Tanzania with a pop up roof for best game viewing and photography
• Services of a professional English speaking driver/ tour guide
• All Game park entrance fees

• Crater fees

• Full board accommodation in camps/campsites as specified in the itinerary or similar

• 3 Meals per day either vegetarian or non-vegetarian

• Meal Plan – BB=Bed, Breakfast; LD= Lunch, dinner; BLD= breakfast, lunch, dinner; HB = Diner, bed, Breakfast

• 1.5 liter bottle of mineral water per person per day while on safari

Not included in the price: 

 • Personal travel insurance

• Flying doctors emergency evacuations cover [available at US$10 per person]

• Cost of visas/ yellow fever vaccinations

• Olduvai Museum visit

• 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, a pillow, comfortable shoes/sandals and snacks
  • Torch, sunglasses, suntan lotion, insect repellent/spray but not mosquito coils
  • Mineral water and beverages
  • Entry Visa &Yellow fever card
  • Camera, memory cards, binoculars, maps, guide-books
  • Toilet paper, towel, soap and toothbrush/paste

 Departs Mondays with a minimum of 2 pax

 

 

Safari Price pp US$ 2,710 [including park fees]

 

 Departure Dates: 2017-Jan-2,9,16,23,30: Feb-6,13,20,27; Mar-6,13,20,27; Apr- 3,10,17,24;

May-1,8,15,22,29; Jun-5,12,19,26;Jul-3,10,17,24,31;Aug-7,14,21,28; Sep-4,11,18,25; Oct-2,9,16,23,30; Nov-6,13,20,27; Dec-4,11,18,25;

 


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