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Shika Tours and Safaris

  • Kenya
  • Namibia
  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Luxury, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Explore some of Tanzania’s safari hotspots; Lake Manyara with its famous tree-climbing lions and over 400 bird species, Seregenti National Park where the endless plains are dotted with a wealth of game, and the unique Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home to remarkable wildlife and the local Maasai. Travelling through breathtaking landscapes on adventurous tracks you will experience nature and wildlife at its best.

General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Guided 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 Kilimanjaro Airport

Overview

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

RATES – PER PERSON USD

From USD 2,350 per person

From USD 100 Single Supplement

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

What's Included

  • Lodge safari 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

  • International flights
  • Optional activities including balloon safari
  • 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

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced driver guides, ready to greet and escort you to Arusha and your chosen hotel, and introduce you to this wonderful city and country!

Arusha, the undisputed ‘safari capital’ of East Africa, is perched at 1,400 meters above sea level, keeping the temperatures and humidity relatively low. All around this important city are some of Tanzania’s greatest delights; Mount Meru towers above Arusha, while even distant Kilimanjaro can be seen on a clear day, and within reach are Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The city also has its own natural attraction, Arusha National Park, named after the Wa-arusha residents of the town. This busy agricultural, administrative and tourist centre is the perfect place to relax after a long journey and before you set off on safari. Welcome to Arusha and Tanzania!

Accommodation: Lake Duluti Serena Lodge
Meal Plan: Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 1 hour, 55 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

Today, you collect your picnic lunch box and your safari really begins as we start early from your Arusha hotel for our pleasant drive westwards to Lake Manyara National Park, exploring the stunning landscapes, looking for wildlife on the plains, in the acacia woodlands and by the shores of the shallow alkaline lake.

Lake Manyara is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they’re far from the only highlight – by the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here, provide a splash of colour. At the end of the afternoon, it’s back to your lodge for some relaxation and a delicious dinner

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 2 hours, 130 km from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we collect our lunch boxes and leave Lake Manyara National Park. Our journey takes us west and north, our exciting destination being a name familiar to everyone – the Serengeti National Park. Along the way, the sheer scale and raw beauty of the landscapes reveal themselves and your driver-guide will help you to spot animals and birds. This is just a preview of things to come, for the Serengeti is home to what is possibly the world’s greatest gathering of wildlife.

After enjoying a picnic lunch, you’ll be eager to pursue some more great wildlife-spotting opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the grasslands, savannahs, woods and mountain scenery, which creature will show itself next? These endless plains are home to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo and crocodile… the adventure has truly begun. At the end of the afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated, it’s back to your chosen accommodation for dinner and to talk about the many fantastic experiences you’ve had today.

Accommodation: Melia Serengeti  Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 4.5 hours, 205 km from Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us and ahead is a full day of adventure in one of the world’s most famous national parks. After breakfast, we start today with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park, marvelling at the stunning scenery, ever changing light and always entertaining wildlife, all explained to you by your expert driver-guide.

After our picnic lunch, we set off again, searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’ and nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule, so we may find lion or leopard, elephant and zebra, cheetah and antelope at any time on our drives. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the comfort of the lodge for dinner and some much needed rest.

Note: For those who have booked the Balloon Safari for today, you will be picked up from the camp at 05:00 for a 06:00 departure. After your 60–90 minute (depending on wind conditions) aerial adventure, experience bush breakfast and champagne, thereafter your driver guide will pick you up for your full-day game drive. If you wish to book balloon safari, please let us know in advance, the price is $545 per person.

Accommodation: Melia Serengeti Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start, heading off on our morning game drive. Later, the adventure will continue when we travel up to Ngorongoro, another East African icon.

It’s almost impossible to spend too much time in the Serengeti and with more than 1.6 million herbivores – plus thousands of predators – there’s always something new and interesting to see. The changing seasons and natural light simply add to the diversity. This morning your driver guide will help you spot some more of the many species of the Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats.

After a pleasant picnic lunch, it’s time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania’s wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, settle in at the lodge while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you. Tomorrow, the wonders of the crater await us

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa  Lodge
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 3.5 hours, 145 km from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Tour

Today may be ‘departure day’, but there will be plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle, before your thoughts turn to home. Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world and your early morning game drive shows you why.

Firstly, there’s the volcanic caldera (the world’s largest), full of grassland, forest and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Here you’ll find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons, even the rare black rhino finds shelter here.

Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious co-habitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania and your driver guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you.

After your early morning game drive, we have our picnic lunch in the crater before we return to the airport for your flight home. You will drive for five hours from Ngorongoro Crater floor to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Picnic lunch box
Journey time and Distance: 5 hours, 245 km from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Tour

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