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    $3265 p/p in USD
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Lappet Faced Safaris

  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

This Tanzania safari itinerary has been designed to offer you a total Tanzanian northern circuit safari experience. Visit Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, dominated by a shallow but huge soda lake, and famous for its tree-climbing lions. You will also explore Serengeti National Park, a massive wilderness of 14,500 square km where each day brings new landscapes and new adventures, while the Ngorongoro Crater is home to one of the world’s highest concentrations of game and arguably the densest population of predators.

Ngorongoro Crater
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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Hyena
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle, Transfer Vehicle, Domestic Flight, 4x4 Vehicle, Flight
  • Start/end:
    Start in Arusha, end in Arusha (or Kilimanjaro)
  • Minimum age:
    13

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 3265 per person, based on 2 people sharing 1 room

From USD 2995 per person, based on 3 people sharing 2 rooms

What's Included

  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accomodation as stated in the itinerary
  • All meals
  • A professional driver / guide
  • Park fees
  • Conservation fees
  • All transportation
  • All taxes / VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Drinking water on all days

What's Excluded

  • International flight from/to home
  • Tips
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees)
  • Items of a personal nature

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge then head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but 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, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu 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 well 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 the lodge or hotel

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 a wonderful experience.

After breakfast head out on a game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor centre not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre 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 centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

After breakfast at the lodge we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a 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 huge population of predators, which includes lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

After breakfast we depart for Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa and is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After a picnic lunch we do an afternoon game drive.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge or hotel

We enjoy an early morning game drive in Tarangire National Park, followed by breakfast at the lodge. We will then transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have lunch and then we will end our safari.

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