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    $1900 p/p in USD
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Tanzania On Foot

  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget

Tour Overview

Discover the highlights of Tanzania’s wildlife on this budget-friendly safari.  Expect to see the animals of the savannah, including the Big Five, and beautiful landscapes. Travel in a vehicle with roof hatches for unobstructed and up-close game-viewing accompanied by an English speaking driver/guide.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Family Safari, Walking Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Activities:
    Game Drive, Balloon Safari
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Arusha

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 1,900 per person

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the lodges as per itinerary
  • Private safari guide
  • Private 4×4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Crater fees
  • All meals whilst 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 550 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

On arrival at Arusha airport, you’ll be met and transferred to your hotel for the night.

Dinner and overnight at Ambureni Coffee Lodge: half board

Today you’ll be collected from your hotel for the transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge followed by heading into Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. One of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, Lake Manyara National Park consists of a massive, shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants and its unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the Lake.

Dinner and overnight at Migunga Tented Camp: full board

After breakfast, we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp: full board

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages is an amazing experience.

We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Center close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed center offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The center also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the center in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Masai Kopjes, which usually attracts a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp: full board

After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, where history dates back to the dawn of time. It was here that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge after which we descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour.

Supported by year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge: full board

Enjoy breakfast, after which transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then end our African safari adventure. You will be taken to your hotel, for dinner and overnight.

Dinner and overnight at Ambureni Coffee Lodge: half board

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