North Tanzania - Safari Holidays in Tanzania and Zanzibar - Pure Zanzibar

North Tanzania

Duration - 8 days

Ngorongoro has carnivores in quantity, drawn by the large herds of prey animals. It has the densest population of large predators, mainly lion - about 100 - and more than 400 spotted hyena, living in eight clans of up to eighty individuals. Both lions and hyenas will scavenge from each other, depending on weight of numbers and of course, hunger. Most of the bird wildlife in Ngorongoro is seasonal. Also influencing the variety of bird species on display is the ratio of soda water to fresh water – soda water has the largest expanse of water on the crater floor, Lake Magadi. The lake is alkaline due to deposits of volcanic ash thrown out by surrounding volcanoes.

Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro - Tarangire

There are three versions of this itinerary:

Deluxe: From $4980 - $8490 | Superior: From $3499 - $4250 | Classic: From $2968 - $3688

REF: LLA0901

Day 1 - Departure

Depart from the European Airport to Kilimanjaro Airport where you will be met by our local representative and transferred to your hotel for overnight (dinner not included).

Deluxe Itinerary: Onsea House
Superior Itinerary: Arusha Hotel
Classic Itinerary: Rivertrees

Day 2 - Lake Manyara

Enjoy an early breakfast before heading out into “the bush”. Your local representative will give you an in-depth safari briefing before you depart and start your African Adventure.

You will depart the lodge at around 09.00 hrs and drive for around 2 hours to reach Mto wa Mbu, the local village that is the hub of the Lake Manyara Region. Let your driver know if you would like to visit a local market and he will gladly take you and show you the area’s speciality, bananas!

On arrival at your lodge, you will be checked in to your room to admire the beautiful views across the National Park and the Great Rift Valley. After a leisurely lunch, you will depart for an afternoon game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The game drive will take you through the different ecosystems the park has and if you are lucky you will spot the infamous tree climbing lions. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Tanzania - Lake Manyara Tree Camp
Tanzania - Lake Manyara Tree Camp

Deluxe Itinerary: Lake Manyara Tree Camp
Superior Itinerary: Lake Manyara Serena
Classic Itinerary: Kirurumu Camp

Day 3 - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast at the lodge you will depart for Serengeti National Park. Guests will have a picnic lunch in the Naabi Hill Area so that they can enjoy a long game drive en route in the seemingly endless plains. Arrive at your lodge in the Serengeti early in the evening where dinner will be waiting for you at your overnight stay.

Tanzania - Grumeti Camp
Tanzania - Grumeti Camp

Deluxe Itinerary: Grumeti Camp
Superior Itinerary: Serengeti Serena
Classic Itinerary: Mbuzi Mawe

Day 4 - Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti will always have an unsuspected surprise in stall for you. Be it when you are out to check on the migration of the wildebeest or zebra, or in search of the big cats, or even the unnoticed dung beetles whose contribution to this sensitive ecosystem is vital. All meals and overnight at your lodge in the Serengeti.

Tanzania - Serengeti Serena
Tanzania - Serengeti Serena

Deluxe Itinerary: Grumeti Camp
Superior Itinerary: Serengeti Serena
Classic Itinerary: Mbuzi Mawe

Day 5 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Before breakfast you will have a final game drive in the Serengeti and after checking out of your hotel you will sadly leave this wonderful area. You will have Picnic lunches en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. En route to your lodge at the Crater you will pay a visit to the Oldupai (sometimes pronounced Olduvai) Gorge – deemed as the cradle of humankind. Dinner and overnight at your lodge in Ngorongoro Crater

Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Deluxe Itinerary: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Superior Itinerary: Ngorongoro Serena
Classic Itinerary: Gibb's Farm

Day 6 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After an early breakfast you will descend into the caldera where you will spend half of the day viewing game on the crater floor. Besides the huge black-maned lions, keep your eyes peeled for Rhino and after a final crater tour you will ascend the crater at about lunch time, to have lunch at the lodge. The rest of the afternoon you have at leisure unless you wish to take any optional activity such as visit a Masai Village (cost not included). Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Tanzania - Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Deluxe Itinerary: Ngorongoro Crater LodgeSuperior Itinerary: Ngorongoro SerenaClassic Itinerary: Gibb's Farm

Day 7 - Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast, you will depart from your lodge and drive down the escarpment, enjoying the magnificent scenery along the way. You will pass various villages en route to Tarangire National Park. You will have a game drive en route to your lodge for lunch enjoying the sights of the magnificent baobab tress. On arriving at your lodge you will be checked in. At round 15.00 hrs you will depart on an afternoon game drive to enjoy the beautiful scenery this park has to offer. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Tanzania - Olivers Camp
Tanzania - Olivers Camp

Deluxe Itinerary: Oliver's Camp
Superior Itinerary: Kikoti Camp
Classic Itinerary: Kikoti Camp

Day 8 - Return Home / Onward Journey

After an early morning game drive, you will return to your lodge for breakfast. On checking out you will return to Arusha for drop off in the town centre.

End of Services

Inclusive of:

• Accommodation in Arusha on Bed and Breakfast Basis on Day 1.
• Accommodation on safari in full board basis.
• Private use of 4x4 stretched vehicles with unlimited game drives during the safari.
• Private services of your professional and knowledgeable Tanzanian English speaking driver guide.
• All National Park Entrance Fees.
• Comprehensive support from our operational office in Tanzania for the duration of the safari.
• In the 5 star itinerary drinks and laundry are included.

Exclusive of:

• International Airfare to and from Tanzania.
• Visa Entrance Fees to Tanzania.
• Gratuities to the driver guide suggested at USD $5 - $10 per person per day.
• Travel and Medical Insurance.
• Drinks unless otherwise stipulated.
• Laundry unless otherwise stipulated.
• Masai Boma visit fee which is USD $50 per group.
• Purchases of personal nature.
• Telephone calls.

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