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    $2300 p/p in USD
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Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

This safari visits the major national parks in the north of Tanzania, with plenty of time for extensive animal and bird watching and the opportunity to take many great photos. Tarangire National Park is one of the best places to see elephants up close; Lake Manyara National Park is known for its pink flamingoes and has over 400 species of birds; Serengeti National Park is one of the richest wildlife places in the world while Ngorongoro Crater is home to the big five and much more in the lush wildlife paradise. Together with your guide you can shape the daily schedule of your safari.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Cheetah, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon, Warthog
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Arusha
  • Minimum age:
    1

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 2,300 per person

What's Included

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • Private safari guide
  • Safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport & Arusha
  • All entrance park fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
  • Travel insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Safari 360
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Safari 360‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

After a safari briefing in the morning you head from Arusha to Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the lodge, where you will overnight.

Dinner & overnight: standard and type of accommodation requested

After breakfast, you head to Lake Manyara National Park. The park is dominated by the lake of the same name, which attracts large colonies of water birds. Particularly impressive are the pink-colored flamingos, but also many other bird species such as cormorants, pelicans or storks can be observed here. A total of about 400 different bird species live in the park. The park is also famous for its tree climbing lions, which are usually found in the central and open part of the park. During the safari you will also see elephants, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, hippos and many other animal species. In the late afternoon you leave the national park and head to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner & overnight: standard and type of accommodation requested

After an early breakfast you head towards Serengeti National Park, on a journey that goes from the Rift Valley up into the wide plains of the Serengeti. The park was founded in 1951 and is thus the oldest one in Tanzania. The heart of a vast ecosystem, together with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya, the Serengeti National Park is one of the largest natural migration systems for wild animals. Annually between these three conservation areas migrate over 1.4 million gnus, almost 300,000 Thomson’s gazelles, about 200,000 zebras and several thousand topis with the rainy seasons to the places with greener and more lush meadows. The Serengeti is home to large mammals as well as other animal species such as giraffe, hyena and crocodile. Particularly large is the population of feline predators: about 3,000 lions, a good 300 cheetahs and an estimated 400-700 leopards have their hunting ground here.

Dinner & overnight: standard and type of accommodation requested

Go on an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor center not far from the Serengeti Seronera 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. Enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the center in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract 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 & overnight: standard and type of accommodation requested

This morning you will continue with further game drives in the Serengeti then at noon you will leave for Karatu. On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breathtaking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands.

Dinner & overnight: standard and type of accommodation requested

Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Dinner & overnight: standard and type of accommodation requested

After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off in the city center or at the airport.

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