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Shika Tours and Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Namibia
  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Independent, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

This stunning safari starts in Moshi or Arusha and takes in the hotspots Tarangire and Serengeti National Parks and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lion, cheetah, elephants and buffalo, as well as fascinating birdlife, and much more in incredible environments provide the highlights. With your own private vehicle to enjoy your wonderful experiences, your accommodation on this amazing ‘comfort’ category trip will be in a combination of hotel in Moshi/Arusha and safari tented camps in Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Camping Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start in Arusha, end in Arusha

Highlights

  • Tarangire National Park – Game drive
  • African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
  • Serengeti National Park – Game drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 1,690 per person, based on 2 pax

Single supplement from USD 170

Min number to guarantee tour: 2 pax
Max number of participants: 7 per vehicle (window seat guaranteed)

What's Included

  • Acacia properties according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

Disclaimer

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

Day by Day Overview

After a short briefing in the morning, you will be taken to the Tarangire National Park. The park, with its endless tree savannah including impressive baobab trees and seasonal marshes, is also home to the largest elephant herds in northern Tanzania. In addition to elephants you are also likely to spot giraffe, buffalo, lion, zebra, gnu and other types of antelopes and gazelles. Upon arrival at the park, your driver will open the roof of the vehicle and the extensive wildlife viewing will begin. Lunch will be taken at a picnic spot and in the afternoon you will get to see more of this amazing and beautiful park. In the late afternoon you will arrive at camp, located outside of the park, for your overnight stay.

Accommodation: Acacia Tented Camp (Lunch en route, Dinner)
Activity: Pick-up, transfer, game drive

After breakfast you depart towards the Rift Valley, passing through Mto Wa Mbu and Karatu in the cooler regions of the crater highlands. You will enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and stop for a short look into the crater from a viewing platform. Continuing your journey around the crater, you will descend the other side, enjoying your free ‘African massage’ on the bumpy road, passing Maasai villages on your way to the Serengeti National Park. At the Naabi Hill entrance gate you can walk to a viewpoint with spectacular views across the plains of the Serengeti savannah. You will then continue towards the Seronera Area in the central part of the Serengeti. The park offers a multitude of wildlife including the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. Late in the afternoon you will arrive at camp in a secluded area in the heart of the bush. The stars at night are breathtaking.

Accommodation: Acacia Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch en route, Dinner)
Activity: Game drive, transfer

Following breakfast, you will spend the whole day on a game drive in the Serengeti National Park and have lunch at a picnic spot en-route. Depending upon the time of year, you might even have the chance to witness the great migration with hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras and Thompson gazelles. During the short rainy season in October and November, you will typically see these herds moving from the Kenyan Masai Mara through the northwest of the Serengeti to the plains in the south. After the great rainy season in April, May and June, the herds slowly travel back through the western and north-western part of the Serengeti. With fluctuations in rainfall, this timetable can of course change, resulting in the animals migrating during different times and routes. Your guide will try his utmost to find the animals and will make sure that you can see the animals from the best spot in the national park. Naturally, the migration also attracts predators and with luck you might see a kill in action.

Accommodation: Acacia Tented Camp (Breakfast, Lunch en route, Dinner)
Activity: Game drive

Attention:
Please note, that should you travel between the beginning of January and mid-March, you will stay at the Acacia Ndutu Tented Camp. This camp is also situated in the Serengeti National Park but closer to the border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the Ndutu Area. Staying at a camp in the Ndutu Area during this time increases your chances of seeing the famous migration as the herds can either be on the Serengeti or Ngorongoro side.

After breakfast at daybreak, you will start early on your outward journey from the Serengeti back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, leaving behind the beautiful Seronera Valley. As predators are livelier in the cooler hours of the day, you might even see them in action. Lunch will be taken en-route at a designated picnic spot. On reaching the crater’s edge, the 19 km diameter caldera opens up before you in all its stunning glory and you will descend into the crater on an adventurous trail. This World Heritage Site is seasonally home to over 25,000 animals in including a wide variety of birds, hyenas and the Big Five. Exiting the crater on a different ascent road, you will drive to Karatu.

Accommodation: Marera Safaris Lodge (Breakfast, Lunch en route, Dinner)
Activity: Game drive, transfer

After a relaxing breakfast, you will return to Arusha, arriving around noon. Those who wish to combine this safari with a trip to Zanzibar can take a flight from the local Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Accommodation: Onward journey (Breakfast, Lunch en-route)
Activity: Transfer to Arusha

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