8- days call of wildlife safari. Its where you’ll encounter a myriad of experiences! From awe-inspiring wildlife sightings to breathtaking landscapes and cultural encounters with local communities, this journey through northern Tanzania promises to be extraordinary. Explore renowned destinations including Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater. What sets this safari apart is the exhilarating “off the beaten track” excursion to Lake Natron, adding a genuine sense of adventure to your expedition.
Day 1: Arrival Tanzania
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Inter. Airport (JRO). – Transfer to Africana Grand hotel or Similar – Enjoy a relaxing evening and prepare for the safari next morning.
Bed and Breakfast
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we will drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its large elephant herds and baobab trees. Enjoy a full day game drive, spotting various wildlife species such as lions, giraffes, zebras, and more. In the evening, we will set up our campsite outside the park and have dinner under the starry African sky.
Lunch & Dinner
Day 3: Tarangire Area to Lake Natron
Today we will head towards Lake Natron, a stunning alkaline lake known for its flamingos and breathtaking landscapes. Along the way, we will pass through Maasai villages, giving you a glimpse into their traditional way of life. Upon arrival, we will set up our campsite near the lake and enjoy the serene beauty of the area, visit waterfalls and Lake.
Breakfast; Lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Lake Natron – Serengeti National Park
After an early start, you will travel along adventurous dirt tracks with breath-taking views as your vehicle climbs out of the Rift Valley to reach the grassy plains of the Serengeti by midday. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Maasai and you will see the grassland savannah stretching to the horizon. The Serengeti is the most famous park in Tanzania and it is home to the largest animal migration on the planet – hundreds of thousands of animals trek to find fresh grass and water. You will overnight at a campsite in the northern or central part of the park.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in Serengeti National Park. You will either go on a full day game drive or join early morning and afternoon drives in the Seronera area, depending on last night’s stop. Between December and May huge herds of wildebeests and zebras will be seen, with calves and foals being born between January and March. The Seronera area is also the best place to spot the shy and nocturnal leopard. You will spend the night at a campsite in the Seronera area.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast you join another game drive in the Serengeti National Park. This morning you might spot animals you haven’t seen yet. The Serengeti is also home to the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – and today you might be able to see all the members of this group. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you. Over 25,000 animals live in this approximately 20 km wide crater. You will spend the night at a campsite directly on the crater’s edge with fantastic views over the caldera.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Arusha
Next, we will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most unique wildlife areas on earth. Enjoy game drives within the crater, which is home to a high concentration of animals, including the endangered black rhino. After the extensive game drive back to Arusha for overnight stay at Africana Grand Hotel or Similar.
Day 8: Departure / Farewell
After breakfast, we will drive you to the airport, where you will be transferred to the airport for your departure. Take with your unforgettable memories of your Tanzanian safari adventure.
Please note that this itinerary is flexible and can be customized according to your preferences and budget. Our professional guides will ensure your safety and provide expert knowledge throughout the tour.
Included in cost:
- Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO);
- All Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
- Transfer to a hotel in Arusha and back to the airport;
- Accommodation before and after safari (double rooms, breakfast included);
- Safari SUV Land Cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roof;
- Experienced English-speaking safari guide;
- 24/7 phone support;
- All park fees;
- All accommodation under your program;
- Three meals per day on safari;
- Air Ambulance Service by AMREF Flying Doctors;
- Bottled water and soft drinks throughout the tour;
- Thermos with hot tea/coffee;
- Medical kit;
- Binocular (1 per SUV);
- Wet wipes.
- Sleeping bag
The price does not include:
- Air tickets;
- Visa fee;
- Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari);
- Tips to your safari guide ($30-50 per day per car).
Health Precautions: It’s crucial for clients to consult their healthcare provider or a travel medicine specialist regarding necessary vaccinations and medications. Malaria prophylaxis is often recommended, and clients should also ensure they have adequate medical insurance coverage for the duration of their trip.
Visa and Documentation: Depending on their nationality, clients may need to obtain a visa before arriving in Tanzania. They should check the latest visa requirements and ensure they have a valid passport with at least six months’ validity beyond their intended departure date.
Packing Essentials: Clients should pack appropriate clothing for their safari, including lightweight, neutral-colored clothing for daytime game drives and warmer layers for cooler evenings and early mornings. Other essentials include sturdy walking shoes, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a good camera with spare batteries and memory cards.
Wildlife Etiquette: Clients should familiarize themselves with wildlife etiquette to ensure their safety and the well-being of the animals. This includes following the guidance of experienced guides, maintaining a safe distance from wildlife, refraining from making sudden movements or loud noises, and never feeding the animals.
Cultural Sensitivity: Tanzania is home to diverse ethnic groups, each with its own traditions and customs. Clients should respect local cultures and customs, including appropriate dress and behavior, particularly when visiting Maasai villages or other communities.
Safari Etiquette: Clients should familiarize themselves with safari etiquette, including guidelines for behavior in safari vehicles, such as remaining seated while viewing wildlife, refraining from standing up or leaning out of the vehicle, and keeping noise to a minimum to avoid disturbing animals.
Environmental Conservation: Clients should be mindful of their environmental impact during their safari. This includes minimizing waste, conserving water and energy, and avoiding single-use plastics wherever possible. Responsible safari operators adhere to sustainable practices to minimize their ecological footprint.
Safety Precautions: While Tanzania is generally safe for tourists, clients should exercise caution, especially in urban areas and when traveling at night. They should also be aware of potential risks in wildlife areas, such as encounters with dangerous animals, and follow the guidance of their safari guides at all times.
Weather and Climate: Tanzania’s climate varies depending on the region and time of year. Clients should research the weather conditions for their specific destination and travel dates to pack accordingly and prepare for potential changes in temperature and precipitation.
Expectations and Flexibility: While safaris offer incredible opportunities to observe wildlife in their natural habitats, sightings are never guaranteed. Clients should approach their safari with realistic expectations and a spirit of flexibility, embracing the unpredictability of nature and enjoying the journey as much as the destination.
Based on the number of participants. Price in UD$ per person. VAT included.
NO HIDDEN COST
PRICE PER PERSON
CHILDREN (5 TO 15YRS)