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Tanzania On Foot

  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Camping, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This safari combines the thrill of searching for game and birds in some of Tanzania’s most beautiful national parks and conservation areas, with learning more about the fascinating local culture with local school and village visits, coffee tour, banana beer experience and more. Accommodation is in comfortable tented camps and lodges in picturesque locations while the safari is led by a certified guide with a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of the areas and landscape.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Camping Safari, Cultural Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Walking Safari
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Arusha (or Kilimanjaro)

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 3,200 per person

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in en suite tented camps and lodges as per itinerary
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4×4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Return airport transfers
  • Park and crater fees
  • All meals whilst on safari
  • On safari – vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Tanzania Visa (USD 50 per person on arrival, USA and Canada passport holders USD 100)
  • Personal Expenses (eg laundry, telephone, beverages etc)
  • Government added VAT
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD 500 per person etc)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Tanzania On Foot
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Tanzania On Foot‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

Arrive at the airport from where we will arrange a private transfer to the Park View Hotel in Moshi. The rest of the day is at leisure. The Park View Hotel is beautifully located on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the evening at the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and equipment check.

Dinner and overnight at the Park View Hotel: Half board

Today you get to know the locals with village walk, a guided waterfall hike, coffee tour, local primary schools visit, Chagga traditional dance, traditional Chagga local food, cooking class, banana beer experience, homestay and camping with a view of Kilimanjaro.

Dinner and overnight at the campsite: Full board

Today we drive to Tarangire National Park, known for its excellent game viewing. A small park, generally in the dry season Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, a permanent source of water. We spend the night in our lodge beautifully set inside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. In the late afternoon, we make a short journey from the park to our special lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge: Full board

In the morning, join the Hadzabe Bushmen and interact with them. Learn how to make a fire by using two dry sticks, the way which has been used for thousands of years, the Bushmen will teach you how to use their bow and arrows, collect some tubers, roots, and fruits with the women or join the men on a hunting trip. Hunting is done in the morning; follow the hunters and see how the hunting is done. Honey gathering is also part of it, but depends on the season as the honey gathering is done in the rainy season. Join a Hadzabe tribal dance. The tour will last 3 to 4 hours.

Dinner and overnight at Tindiga Tented Camp: Full board

We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep-sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. There is a small museum with evidence of our ancestors that has been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch, we drive into the Serengeti National Park itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals such as giraffe, buffalo and elephant as well as many large predators such as lion, cheetah and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Tented Bush Camp: Full board

We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, surrounded by wildebeest or zebra, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes, these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting birdlife, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Tented Bush Camp: Full board

We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro, we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herds of wildebeest or buffalo. Finally, we descend into the crater, the walls of which provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see here is giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we travel back to our special tented camp.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge: Full board

Today we will descend 2,000 feet (over 600 m) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for your crater tour. Here we will explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants, and the lake area, where we may see flamingos. We will also visit the open savannah where the lions hunt. Picnic lunch will be served in the crater. In the late afternoon, we make a short journey to Karatu.

Dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge: Full board

We depart from the lodge in Karatu and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park, the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, in front of which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands, and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions. In the afternoon we drive back to Arusha.

Dinner and overnight at Green Mountain Lodge: Half board

This morning after breakfast we will make a short journey to Arusha town for shopping and a visit to the local Maasai market. Then drive directly to the airport for the afternoon flight.

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