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    $2050 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

Visit wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Search for the Big Five, predators such as hyena, jackal and cheetah, and numerous birds including green wood hoopoe, fisher lovebird, tallis heron, giant kingfisher, kori bustard and crested crane.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kilimanjaro International Airport

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 2,050 per person

What's Included

  • 1 night accommodation in Arusha before safari (B&B)
  • Accommodation on safari with breakfast, lunch, dinner and soft drinks
  • Transfers from airport and to Isebania Border
  • National Park rescue fees
  • Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
  • Qualified safari guide and driver
  • Salaries for safari guide as per guidelines set by Tanzania National Park
  • A comprehensive safari travel info pack
  • Flying Doctor Service
  • Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights and 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 collected by our staff representative and transferred to your Arusha hotel. 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 what are the necessary things to do during your safari.

Accommodation: Planet Lodge
Meal Plan: Bed and Breakfast

Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park is second only to Ngorongoro Conservation area in terms of wildlife concentrations. 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’s an easy drive by good tarmac road from Arusha, passing open plains and great views of Mounts Kilimanjaro and 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 including green wood hoopoes, fisher lovebirds, tallis herons, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers. Resident lions, giraffes and elephants are also common in the 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. Known as 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 its abundant wildlife. The largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world, Ngorongoro Crater covers approximately 260 sq km 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. This ‘Garden of Eden’ is packed with some 30,000 animals including large herds of wildebeest which 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 also likely to see large herds of buffalo and sizeable numbers of eland, hartebeest, and waterbuck while elephants most 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 while 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. More than a hundred species are found here that aren’t seen in the Serengeti. Ostriche, kori bustard and secretary birds stalk the grasslands, pure white egrets and red-billed ox peckers scurry along the backs of buffalo while crested cranes honk furiously as they launch into flight. Along the shores of Lake Magadi lesser flamingos feed in the algae-rich waters.

Enjoy a full day in Ngorongoro Crater before driving to your camp in the Serengeti for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Acacia Tented Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board

After breakfast we depart to Central Serengeti for a full day’s game drive. You will see great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of topi, hartebeest, impala and Grant’s gazelle among others. Out of the vast sea of grass 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 the plains which are criss-crossed by small rivers. Umbrella acacia trees appear, elegant and serene, contrasting with the twisted commiphora trees.

Accommodation: Acacia Tented Camp
Meal plan: Full Board

Today is dedicated to a full day of game drives along the Northern Serengeti plains, home to elusive lions, leopards, elephants, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, wild dog, gazelles and crocodiles plus much more. 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 the 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 depending on your flight schedule.

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