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7 Days Safari Arusha Park/Lake Manyara/Serengeti Plains/Ngorongoro Crater/Tarangire Park

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Duration: 7 days
Overview
It specifically includes the Arusha National Park and Tarangire National Park and have been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience, while attempting to keep your non game-viewing travel time to a minimum. This unforgettable Africa safari packages will take you to Arusha National Park. The transition between unappealing urban chaos and pristine mountain hiking trails is rarely so abrupt as it is in Arusha National Park. One of Tanzania’s most beautiful and topographically varied protected areas, the park is dominated by Mt Meru, an almost perfect volcanic cone with a spectacular crater. It also shelters Ngurdoto Crater (often dubbed Little Ngorongoro), with its swamp-filled floor and lost-world feel. At 552 sq km, it's a small park and, while there is wildlife here, it's nothing compared to that of other northern-circuit parks. But these minor details can be quickly forgotten when you're walking amid the soul-stirring scenery and exploring the meaningful trekking possibilities. The Safari will also take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The size of the park makes it perfect for a one-day game drive and is notably famous for it’s tree-climbing lions. This safari will also take you to the Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. It will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators and carnivores in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. Finally, your safari will also take you to the Tarangire National Park, which once again features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania – second only to the Ngorongoro Crater – but less crowded and unspoiled – possessing a wild and unkempt beauty. The travel itinerary for this safari is a suggested or sample safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences or to any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements.
Highlights
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Transportation in a 4WD Safari Vehicle
  • Walking Safari in Arusha Park
  • Private Safari
  • Game Drives in Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 7 days
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up included from hotels / lodges in Arusha. Airport Pick Up at $80 per vehicle one way
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
Inclusions
  • Flying Doctors Temporary Membership
  • English Speaking guides available for the safari
  • Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  • Lodges/camps on Full Board as per itinerary
  • Walking Safari in Arusha Park
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities
  • Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  • Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  • Balloon Safari
  • Visit to Masai Cultural Village
Itinerary
Days

At 0900hrs pick up from your hotel in Arusha and depart with picnic lunch boxes to Arusha National Park for game drives.

The park has an incredible variety of fauna and flora, which cannot fail to impress. Hollywood also chose this region to film the movie “Hatari” in which Hardy Kruger starred alongside the legendary John Wayne.

Your day trip will include a visit to the Ngurdoto Crater.

Buffaloes, water-bucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and baboons can be seen all year round as well as many different bird species.

At the Momella Gate, an armed ranger will be waiting for you to accompany you on your walking safari that will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up-close. Only a few other national parks in Tanzania give you such an opportunity and it is something that should not be missed.

Lunch will be taken at a picnic place and in the afternoon, you will continue your tour in the safari vehicle through the Arusha National Park.

After plenty of time allocated for you to observe the wildlife, we will take you for dinner and overnight at Hatari Lodge 

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast at the lodge, pack all your belongings and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park with picnic lunch box for a game drive.

This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment.

The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House in Karatu

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast, we head towards the Serengeti National Park via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – 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 arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings.

The visitor’s centre not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje.

We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

Dinner and overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast depart for morning game drives in Serengeti Plains then return for hot lunch at camp.

After lunch drive to Ngorongoro Crater en-route game drive in Serengeti for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast, we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive.

The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino.

Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard.

We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.

Late afternoon ascend from the crater and drive to Tarangire National Park for dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast, we depart for the Tarangire National Park.

The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season.

The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings.

After a picnic lunch we do an afternoon game drive.

We will then transfer back to Arusha.

Upon arrival in Arusha we will end our African safari adventure.

The group should tip the guide around $20 a day. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Meeting Point
All our clients will be picked up from their hotels/lodges in Arusha City
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tourist Visa will be obtained at the entry points, but it is advisable to double check before travelling to Tanzania
  • Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Baggage on domestic flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • Passengers should bring only duffle bags for safaris{not suitcases}
  • There is the option to do an early morning Hot Air Balloon ride over the Serengeti Plains for an additional fee
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Reviewed by Marta Rangel PT   December 19, 2017
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Fantastic Team 5 stars What a great service, cant explain how good it was . Everything was as planned , even if the booking was in August. Driver was amazing taking us to always to wonderful places, he was always trying to do his best;no way if find a better company. Very affordable. Jeff is fantastic and helped with the transfers too, i was so pleased. No need to search anywhere else. Congratulations to all the team, even the booking coordinators .
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