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    $7200 p/p in USD
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African Exposure

  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

This is a fantastic safari to explore the wonders of Tanzania’s wildlife in some of its game-rich and scenically stunning national parks. The perfect way to remember every outstanding moment of your safari is to record it photographically and hone your skills while capturing the ever-changing tableau of wildlife.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Photo Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Kilimanjaro International Airport, end in Kilimanjaro International Airport

 

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 7,200 per person

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation in Arusha before safari (B&B)
  • Hotel accommodation during the safari with lunch, dinner and breakfast and soft drinks
  • Qualified safari guide and driver
  • A comprehensive safari travel info pack
  • Flying Doctor Service
  • Soft drinks during the safari
  • Return airport transfers
  • Photographic fees and off road special permit
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
  • National Park rescue fees
  • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips for our crews

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be picked by our staff representative and transferred to your hotel in Arusha town. Depending on your arrival time, you will have an opportunity to explore the lodge grounds, go for a dip in the swimming pool or partake in any of the additional activities available. You will be briefed about your safari and the highlights to do during your stay in the parks.

Accommodation: Planet Lodge
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park is second only to Ngorongoro Conservation Area in terms of concentrations of wildlife. The park lies to the south of the large open grasslands of southern Maasailand and is named after the Tarangire River, which provides permanent water for wildlife in the park. It is an easy drive by good tarmac road from Arusha, passing open plains and great views of Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru along the way. Herds of migratory wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo gather along the marshy shores of Lake Natron. These pools are shared by flocks of birds: green wood hoopoes, fisher lovebirds, tallis herons, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers. Resident lions, giraffes and elephants are common in Tarangire National Park.

Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

After breakfast we drive to Ngorongoro Crater passing some very scenic landscapes of Mto Wa Mbu area then Karatu centre. Upon arrival, we descend to the crater floor for a wonderful game drive. Called the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’, the crater won’t fail to take your breath away as you stand on the rim looking down a 10-mile wide crater floor with abundant wildlife. It is impossible to give a fair description of the size and beauty of the crater, for there is nothing with which one can compare it. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world covering approximately 260 sq kms with walls rising 600 meters from the crater floor. Before the Ngorongoro volcano exploded and collapsed 2 million years ago, it was one of the world’s tallest mountains.

A ‘Garden of Eden’, Ngorongoro Crater is packed with some 30,000 animals with large herds of  wildebeest as they mingle with zebra and Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle. Unlike their counterparts in the nearby Serengeti, the wildebeest and zebra living in the Ngorongoro do not migrate because water in the crater is plentiful year-round. We’re likely to see large herds of buffalo and sizeable numbers of eland, hartebeest and waterbuck. Elephants often browse near the Lerai forest and hippos grunt and snort as they sit out the heat of the day in the lakes. Ngorongoro is one of the few places in Africa where black rhinos can still be seen. Among the predators, there are five prides of black-maned lions with as many as 18 members in each pride. Cheetahs are often seen alone or in pairs and hyenas and jackals abound. In the forest, at the crater’s rim, we may catch sight of an elusive leopard. Bird life around the crater is also prolific with more than a hundred species found here that aren’t seen in the Serengeti. Ostriches, Kori bustards, and secretary birds stalk the grasslands while pure-white egrets and red-billed ox-peckers scurry along the backs of buffalo. Crested cranes honk furiously as they launch into flight and along the shores of Lake Magadi lesser flamingoes feed in the algae-rich waters.

You will spend three days at Ngorongoro Crater and Ndutu to give you plenty of time for photographic experiences.

Accommodation: Ndutu Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board

After breakfast we depart to the Central Serengeti National Park for a game drive for two days. Your first game drive follows in the afternoon after you arrive where you will see great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, as well as thousands of topi, hartebeest, impala and Grant’s gazelle among other animals. Out of the vast sea of grass also rise great granite outcrops, known as kopjes, which have their own range of vegetation and wildlife. Towards Seronera, the Park headquarters, the landscape becomes more varied. Hills rise out of plains criss-crossed by small rivers while umbrella acacia trees appear, elegant and serene, contrasting with the twisted commiphora trees.

Accommodation: Acacia Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

Days 8 to 9 are dedicated to a full day game drive along Northern Serengeti plains, home to elusive lions, leopards, elephants, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, wild dog, gazelles and crocodiles among others. The Serengeti is famed for its incredible wildlife, stunning views and the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras. In this frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating, witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest will birth more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.

Accommodation: Acacia Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

After breakfast you prepare yourself for driving back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home. You will have a game drive en route if your flight schedule allows.

This will be the end of our trip – we hope you’ve enjoyed your safari with us!

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