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Tanzania On Foot

  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Take in the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara in true safari style. Staying in tented camps, enjoy all the creature comforts you could need whilst ensuring an entirely authentic experience. A visit to a Maasai village also gives you a great introduction to everyday life in Africa.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Family Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Dar Es Salaam
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kilimanjaro, end in Dar es Salaam

The Annual Migration

Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is a display of natural wonders with over two million wildebeests, zebras and antelope travelling over 450 miles across the plain to ensure their survival, unaware that there’s danger presented by the stalking lions and cheetahs among other predators. Witness huge crocodiles of the Mara River as they wait for the herbivorous to cross the swollen Mara River and enter into Maasai Mara Game Reserve from Serengeti National Park. The wildebeest migration river crossing in August moves north, passing through the Lobo area (north of Central Serengeti National Park) and the Wagakuria area (remote northern Serengeti National Park along the Mara River) en-route to Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve.

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 2,900 per person

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation in en suite tented camps and lodges as per itinerary
  • Private safari guide
  • Maasai Experience tour
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals while on safari
  • Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  • On safari – vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

What's Excluded

  • Tanzania Visa (USD 50 per person on arrival, USA and Canada passport holders USD 100)
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc)
  • Meals not listed above
  • 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 Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from here to the lodge in Arusha, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Masailand Safari Lodge, which is beautifully located on the coffee farm and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure. We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check. We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.

Accommodation: Masailand Safari Lodge – Meal plan DBB
Activities Included: Transfer to hotel

Today we head to Tarangire National Park. The park, which has its own source of water, comes into its own in the dry season as birdlife congregates on the Tarangire River and herds of giraffe, zebra, buffalo and, in particular, the elephant can be seen. Predators such as lions and leopards are also regularly spotted here. Our lodge is located within the park. It has a large lookout area where sundowners can be enjoyed whilst watching the game on the sweeping plains below.

Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge – Meal plan FB
Activities Included: Game drive

We head towards the Serengeti National Park, stopping en route 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. Here is a small museum where we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch, we drive into the Serengeti 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.

Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp – Meal plan FB
Activities Included: Game drive

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, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, 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.

Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp – Meal plan FB
Activities Included: Game drive

We have a final game drive in the Serengeti before heading back into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where we spend the night.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Kirurumu Tented Camp – Meal plan FB
Activities Included: Game drive

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 an opportunity 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 herd of wildebeest or buffalo. Finally, we descend into the crater. The crater walls 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 in here is a 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 Lake Manyara Kirurumu Tented Camp: FB

We depart from your lodge and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country with Lake Manyara covering 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 late afternoon, we drive back to our special tented camp.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Kirurumu Tented Camp: FB

Today we will visit a Maasai boma in Mto Wa Umbu before we drive back to Arusha. Get an inside look at the homes and exquisite crafts of Mto Wa Mbu’s many tribes. Visitors will get a chance to meet locals and learn about banana beer, Makonde woodcarvings and the tribal painting techniques; the village provides a great introduction to everyday life in Africa. In the afternoon we drive back to Arusha.

Dinner and overnight at Masailand Safari Lodge: Dinner and Breakfast

Morning breakfast then drive to Kilimanjaro airport for the flight to Dar Es Salaam. On arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport we will arrange a private transfer from the airport to Harbour View Hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at Harbour View Hotel

Early morning breakfast (or breakfast box) then we drive direct to Dar Es Salaam International Airport for your flight back home.

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