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Safari: Tanzania

Tanzania safari adventure - Itinerary

With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

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Start your Tanzanian journey in the Lake Burungu, situated on the north-western border of the Tarangire National Park. Due to the surrounding grassland and wetland area, Lake Burungu attracts various waterbirds species. Here, you’ll be given the opportunity to explore activities such as game drives in Tarangire National Park, guided nature walks and visit a boma (village) to interact with the local Mbugwe people and learn about their culture.

The Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats - from acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. Expect to see baboons and lions renowned for their tree climbing.

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. Travelers will spot large prides of lions, elephants, giraffe in grasslands, gazelles and eland. However, aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.

Situate in the shadow of the Ngorongoro Crater, the area around Karatu is perfect for exploring two of Tanzania’s gem - the Crater and the Lake Manyara National Park.

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What to Expect on This Safari

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1

Welcome to Tanzania

In the morning you will be collected from your hotel and after an approximate 2 hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park.

Located only 10 minutes from Tarangire National Park, Lake Burunge is located in a shady bushland grove with spectacular views of Lake Burunge. Here, you will view elephants up close and see giant baobab trees and bush savannah. Also expect to encounter game drives and nature walks that will give you the opportunity to spot buffaloes, zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, and cheetah. Apart from game viewing, visit the boma (village) and interact with the local Mbugwe people and learn about their culture as well as enjoy bush sundowners.

Meals: Bed and breakfast

Transport: Included

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2

Enjoy Maasai guided ethnobotanical walks

After breakfast, you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park. Kirurumu Manyara Lodge is set high on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, enjoying a marvelous uplifting and panoramic views eastward over Lake Manyara.

The park is home to over 400 birds species. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds of large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. Highlights include Maasai guided ethnobotanical walks, mountain biking, half-day treks, hikes and fly camping in the forest and seeing wildlife such as giraffe, hippos and wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons.

After an extensive game drive, you will travel to the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, where you will spend the night with your bed and breakfast included.

Meals: Bed and breakfast

Transport: Included

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3 to 4

Explore the Serengeti National Park

After spending a night in the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge, you will travel via cooler highlands, towards the southern Serengeti and at midday, you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. Stay on a bed and breakfast basis for two nights in the Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. However, the camp is only a two-hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River.

Encounter game viewing in the Serengeti National Park and spot predators such as lion, cheetah and leopards (in the acacia trees). To alert you, during the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will also get the chance to encounter balloon safari.

Meals: Bed and breakfast

Transport: Included

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5 to 6

Spot the Big Five

On your outward journey to the park, 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 the Ngorongoro Farm House in Karatu. However, you will join a walk in the coffee plantation to learn more about the cultivation and processing of coffee. This will be your home for the next two nights with your bed and breakfast included.

Ngorongoro Farmhouse Lodge is situated beneath the majestic Oldeani Volcano and boasts easy access to both the untamed wilderness of  Ngorongoro Conservation Area as well as the simple pleasure of a ramble through 500 acres of farmland.

On your second day, you will 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, leopard to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and approximately 500 bird species in the area.  

Meals: Bed and breakfast

Transport: Included

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7

End of service!

After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha, where you will arrive around midday. However, you will be dropped off at the hotel of your choice or at the Kilimanjaro International Airport.

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