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Day 1-5 | Tanzania

  • Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive
  • African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
  • Serengeti National Park – Game drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive
 

Facts

Private safari: Tanzania Explorer
Tourcode: E05CBIGMIG
From: Arusha
To: Arusha
Min. number to guarantee tour: N/A
Max number of participants: private safari
Departure day: any day of your choice
Price: from 1,650 USD (7 pax)

Single Supplement: 100 USD + on Transport and Accomodation 

In this tour we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania - Lake Manyara National Park, Central Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire National Park. Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!

Itineraries

Day 1

Day 1 - Moshi to Lake Manyara for game drives

Pick up at 6:30 AM from your hotel in Moshi and depart for Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. As you enter the national park, lush forests of Acacia and Mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead. The game drive will go on till evening with a small break for picnic lunch. During the game drive watch out for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, baboons and the blue monkeys. Another spectacle of Lake Manyara National park is the tree climbing lions, however spotting them is a game of luck. In the right season, you can see the shoreline turning pink with millions of flamingos flocking there although in last few years, their numbers saw a significant decline. Post the game drive, you will head back to Migombani lodge and campsite where a delicious dinner awaits you.

Day 2

Day 2 - Karatu to Ngorongoro crater tour (5 hours) in the morning and transfer to Central Serengeti for afternoon game drives

After an early breakfast, we depart from Karatu and drive towards Ngorongoro crater. This will take about 1.5 hours. Then, we descend to the crater floor for game drive(5 hours). You can expect to see lions, elephants, Zebras, Hippos, Flamingos, Jackals, Rhinos, Antelopes and many birds. The birds seen here include eagle, vulture, and flamingos in the Crater Lake, stork, bats, giant vulture, sacred ibis, kori bustard, blacksmith plover, long necked heron and the cattle eagle. We will have picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool and continuing with game drives, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. Leaving the Ngorongoro highlands and then dry plains behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa - the Serengeti National Park by afternoon - with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti's species. We continue with game drives for the rest of the day in the central region of Serengeti National Park. Our accommodation tonight will be in Central Serengeti at Moyo tented lodge.

Day 3

Day 3 - Central Serengeti full day game drives

After breakfast, you will have full day game drives in Central Serengeti. Optionally, you can also do morning and afternoon game drives, relaxing at your accommodation in the middle of the day. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation in Central Serengeti at Moyo tented camps.

Day 4

Day 4 - Morning game drives in Central Serengeti to Karatu

After an early breakfast, you will have morning game drives in Central Serengeti. After that we depart from Serengeti via the beautiful Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After a 4.7 to 5 hour drive, reach your accommodation in Karatu at Migombani lodge and campsite.

Day 5

Day 5 - Tarangire game drives and transfer to Moshi or Airport

The final day of your safari will begin by around 7:00 AM after a luscious breakfast. The destination for today is Tarangire National Park which is about 2 hours from Karatu. You will have game drives till around 3:30 PM in this park. Tanzania’s third largest National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. By mid afternoon, you will branch out and head towards Moshi where you will be dropped off to your preferred location by about 7PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.

  • Park Fees (for Non-Residents).

  • Concession/ Camping Fees.

  • Daily game drives while on Safari.

  • A professional driver/ guide.

  • 4x4 Land Cruiser.

  • All Taxes and VAT.

  • Meals as per itinerary.

  • Drinking water while on safari (2 litres per person per day).

  • International flights.

  • Airport Transfers (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless mentioned otherwise).

  • Tips (Tipping guidelines).

  • Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.).

  • Government imposed increase of Taxes and or Park Fees.

  • Any activities not mentioned in the itinerary.

  1. Chantal & Patrick:

    Kilimanjaro and Safaris Africa, is are the best! They were helpful in the selection process for the camps/lodges that would fit our price range and the best itinerary for the time frame that we were in Tanzania. Once in Tanzania, we were well taken care of by our guides. What an adventure! The hot lunches were very enjoyable. Our guides were the absolute best -Stanley! – Bura! – Dominic! We’ll be back! Thank you Stanley Ayo for your guidance and your amazing team!

  2. Andrius Nick:

    Kilimanjaro and Safaris Africa are excellent and trustworthy company. Their safari was excellently planned, everything was on time and we received a lot of unforgettable experiences. Also our guide Brayton was extremely caring, knowledgeable and fun person who had this almost magical ability to spot all animals and keep all our trip on track. Hot lunches provided by Kilimanjaro and Safaris are also highlight as they were very tasty and everydau portion of hot soup was a life saver on some days.

    Obviously I would highly recommend Kilimanjaro and Safaris on your safari adventure.

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This is a private tour and hence there won’t be any other guests joining the safari except for those in your party. It will just be you, your guide and the cook. Our vehicles can take a maximum of 7 people and should your group be bigger than that, more than one vehicle will be used.

There is no set age limit, however, we discourage parents with children under the age of 8 to join such a safari due to the lengthy drives and the fact that nights are spent on unfenced campsites. If parents are nevertheless convinced that their child / children are unfazed by the long driving distances and the travel time that goes with it, children are welcome to join the safari. But please keep in mind that the responsibility for each child lies with you as a parent at all times.

Nights are spent on basic campsites inside the national parks or on the outskirts thereof. Clients are provided with spacious two-man dome tents (2.1 x 2.1 m) that are equipped with mosquito nets and comfortable 5 cm thick sleeping mats.

Yes, communal ablution facilities can be found on all campsites. Most of them are very basic and hot water is few and far between.

We make use of reconstructed 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruisers), that have been designed to conquer the ever demanding road conditions in East Africa. All vehicles have pop-up roofs that can be opened during game drives and a window seat is guaranteed for each guest.

The tour is run on a full-board basis and meals are included as indicated in the itinerary. Mineral water is also provided, whereas all other beverages (soft drinks & alcohol) are excluded and on your own account.
Breakfast can include eggs, sausages or bacon and toast and jam. Coffee, tea and hot chocolate are also provided.
Lunch-boxes are provided for lunch and are enjoyed en-route at a picnic spot. These can contain sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs.
Dinner is freshly cooked and meals consist of meat or fish and some sort of starch (pasta, rice, mashed potatoes etc.) and vegetables.
Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).

We will provide you with a detailed packing list at the time of booking
(please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or wish to hire a sleeping bag).

Luggage is restricted to one large bag / rucksack weighing no more than 15 kg. Furthermore, every traveller is allowed one piece of hand luggage.
Due to the limited space in the vehicle, we kindly ask guests to refrain from travelling with suitcases as storing them in the vehicle could prove a problem. Please also do not forget to check the baggage allowances of your respective airlines.

Yes, we suggest that you bring some spending money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips.
Please only bring USD bills that have been printed after 2004 as earlier dated bills will not be accepted.

Tips are not included in the price and we recommend 15-20 USD per group per day for the guide and 10-15 USD per group per day for the cook.

Most nationalities can apply for a visa upon arrival in Tanzania but all travellers need to contact their respective embassies to check the latest visa regulations. Furthermore, it is the sole responsibility of each traveller to be in possession of the required documents.

We do recommend that you get a yellow fever vaccination as Tanzania finds itself in a yellow fever region.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio, Hepatitis A & B vaccinations are not required, but nevertheless recommend by us.
Malaria is also present and we hence suggest some precautions for this as well. Please contact a travel clinic or your health care practitioner for further information on prophylaxis and the effects and side effects that come with it.