Tanzania

World’s Best Safari

Level

Easy

Duration

7 days

Route

Arrival Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Karatu, Maasai Village, Departure Kilimanjaro

Time to travel

Around the year apart from the rainy season (March to May). June to October are considered best months to visit.

Tanzania, an Eastern African country located below the equator and offers colourful fusion of different people and cultures, offers the best Safaris in the world. It is a land that holds the remains of what is believed to be the oldest hominid fossils in the world; more than three million years old. It is a land where African charm strikes you and compels you to keep asking for more. The warmth of the culture touches you deeply as you are welcomed and greeted by Jambo by all, young and old! Jambo in the local Swahili means hello. Safari means “journey”, and it is now used around the world to represent the concept of travel in the bush.

Overview:

The principal activity of a safari is to discover and observe the animal world of the savannah. Be prepared for long drives in the African Savannah following tracks of animals and to be amused by the beauty of the African animal kingdom. Although we will see endless species, we will be after seeing the Big Five: Lion, Elephant, Cape buffalo, Leopard and Black Rhinoceros.

Our Safari will not only take us to the vastness legendary Serengeti, but will also take us to what was described as one of the natural wonders of the world: The Ngorongoro Crater. A World Heritage Site situated at the eastern edge of the Serengeti and is the largest unbroken ancient caldera in the world. Nearly three million years old, the once-volcanic Ngorongoro is now considered “Africa’s Garden of Eden” – a haven for thousands of wild game, including lions, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, rhinos, Thomson’s gazelles and buffaloes.

Facts:

Activity: Safari

Our operation:

Most of Rahhalah’s ground handlers and safari guides are locally employed ensuring more authentic experience for travelers, as well as sensitivity to local customs and cultures.

Our local guides are highly experienced and nature simply has no secret for them. All of them have extensive knowledge and training in first aid administration and communication. We have first class drivers; the cooks are among the best in preparing delicious local and international meals.

Our safari is educative, you learn by going. Our trip leaders teach you to spot and identify game as well as track animals. You begin to see with new eyes. You become more curious and observant about animal behaviors, and you begin to understand how all the pieces of the ecosystem fit together. By the time you fly out of Africa you would be highly educated.

Sustainability:   

We run a low impact operation and we leave no traces behind, contributing to the efforts of protection of the local land, its people and culture.

Our safari provides exciting opportunities for our guests while enriching lives and protecting habitats in Africa.

We are committed to employing local people to the maximum extent possible. We pay our staff well and, just as important, we provide them with periodical training. In addition we emphasize on making extensive use of local products and enhance maximum economic benefits to the local communities.

As you all know 1% of our revenue go back to a local cause and Rahhalah directly takes care of that. This is our pay back promise.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival (D)

A Rahhalah representative will meet you on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport and escort you to your lodge.

Dinner & overnight Planet lodge or Similar.

Included: Private airport transfer upon arrival, Half Board (B-D) Accommodation

Day 02: Arusha City - Tarangire National Park (B, L, D)

Early morning you will be picked up from your hotel and drive to Tarangire National Park for a full day of game viewing and photographing. Named after the river that flowsthrough the park, Tarangire National Park is one of the lesser known Tanzanian National Parks, giving it a real air of undiscovered Africa.

Famous for its tree climbing pythons, massive baobabs and large herds of elephant, Tarangire National Park is small but still home to a significant wildlife population, with a density of wildlife matched only by Ngorongoro.

Birding is particularly good here; the swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties; the most breeding species in one habitat .Today is committed to a full day game drive safari in Tarangire National Park. Imagine hundreds of zebra stripes reflecting in still waters. Imagine the looming silhouette of elephants burnt into the crimson sunset. Imagine the sight of ghostly baobab trees scattered across shimmering grasslands. These features are not figments of imagination – these features are just a taste of what Tarangire is all about!

The most spectacular feature of Tarangire is that it serves as a place of refuge for the largest elephant population in northern Tanzania.Elephant viewing in Tarangire is outstanding and it is likely that you will see hundreds of elephants in a single day. Set against stunning scenery, elephant viewing will undoubtedly prove to be one of the biggest highlights for a safari in Tarangire. Tarangire is an incredible park that will reserve a special place in your heart and memories. Rest assured – no matter what time of year you choose to visit Tarangire, you’ll certainly be glad you did!

Accommodation : Night at Ngorongoro Farm House Lodge

Included: 4×4 open-top, private with English-private guide, Park/Reserve entrance fees, Picnic lunch, Full Day Game Drive, Full board (B-L-D) Accommodation

Day 03: Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu( B, L, D)

Today, you will visit the Ngorongoro crater, the main feature is a large, unbroken, unfolded volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610m (2,000 ft.) deep and its floor covers 260 km² (100 sq. mi). The crater floor is mostly open grassland with two small wooded areas dominated by Acacia xanthophloea. Game drives through the Ngorongoro Crater begin early in the morning in closed safari vehicles with pop – up roofs.

Accompanied by an expert driver guide, a magnificent  experience is sure to be had! The descent into the crater is one of scenic beauty, as you make your way through lush forests, home to numerous elephants and buffalo.

As you reach the inside of the Ngorongoro Crater, marvelling at the incredible landscape around you, your guide will take you through the grassy crater floor, the unbelievable fever tree forest, the banks of Lake Magadi and the surrounding marshes. Lunch is served picnic style, surrounded by the natural wonders around you as well as the exceptional wildlife, roaming freely, with which you share this extraordinary paradise.

Accommodation : Night at Farm House Ngorongoro Lodge

Included: 4×4 open-top, private with English-private guide, Park/Reserve entrance fees, Picnic lunch, Full Day Game Drive, Full board (B-L-D) Accommodation

Day 04: Karatu - Serengeti National Park ( B, L, D)

This morning, you will leave your lodge heading towards the Serengeti National Park.You will drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and onto the Serengeti plains driving through the Nabii gate. We will see wildlife along the way, and of course when we reach Serengeti National Park you will have the chance to see the many animals that make the park so famous.

The best vantage points and worthwhile areas are chosen to give you the best possible chance to observe animals and to capture your perfect photo. You will stop for a picnic lunch along the way. The Serengeti Plain is a natural savanna 60,000 square kilometers straddling Tanzania and Kenya. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the Maa language.

His herbivore population plays a major role in the conservation of open, controlled by thousands of large carnivore predators. The most common species are the black wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and African buffalo. The cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high.They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. The hippo groups can be seen in large pools and rivers as crocodiles are sunbathing on the banks.After an action packed game drive you will be driven to your camp / lodge in time to for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Night at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

Included: 4×4 open-top, private with English-private guide, Park/Reserve entrance fees, Picnic

lunch, Full Day Game Drive, Full board (B-L-D) Accommodation

Day 05: Serengeti National Park( B, L, D)

Spend a full day exploring the vast Serengeti plains. Serengeti National Park quite simply offers the finest game viewing in all of Africa. Unrivaled concentrations of wildlife, stunningly beautiful landscapes and vast pristine areas make this region our number one pick.

You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive. At sunrise you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti.

After lunch you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lion. Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. You will return to Camp in time tenjoy a sundowner before your evening meal.

Accommodation : Night at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp

Included: 4×4 open-top, private with English-private guide, Park/Reserve entrance fees, Picnic lunch, Full Day Game Drive, Full board (B-L-D) Accommodation

Day 06: Serengeti National Park – Karatu ( B, L, D)

Morning departure for a safari through the famous Serengeti. The Serengeti Plain is a natural savannah straddling Tanzania and Kenya. The most common species found in the “endless plains” are black wildebeest, impala, zebra and buffalo. It also includes jackals, hyenas, hippos, crocodiles, giraffes, elephants, almost all types of antelopes and a rich bird life where birds of prey, big and small, and a various species of vultures are well represented.

The Serengeti is probably the most famous game reserve in Tanzania. The park covers 14,763 km square, but the ecosystem is much larger, extending over the Masai Mara,Kenya and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Today we will drive to Karatu. You will enjoy a last minute game drive in Serengeti.

National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the way. Enjoy this last chance to view the amazing wildlife and landscapes of this beautiful area! It is also a day to recuperate, relax at the hotel and savor a delicious dinner.

Accommodation : Night at Kudu Lodge & Camp Karatu

Included: 4×4 open-top, private with English-private guide, Park/Reserve entrance fees, Picnic lunch, Full Day Game Drive, Full board (B-L-D) Accommodation

Day 07: Maasai Village - Arusha City - Kilimanjaro International Airport ( B, L)

The morning will be spent sharing in the native village of Maasai families, discovering their culture. The Maasai are a Nilotic ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are among the most well known of African ethnic groups, due to their distinctive customs and dress and residence near the many game parks of East Africa.

Visit a Maasai village and get an authentic look at the daily life in this traditional culture!

The Maasai are some of Africa’s most iconic people and have maintained the pastoral way of life of their ancestors. You will see how the people live in harmony with their animals and visit a Maasai home to learn about domestic life. Speak with village inhabitants about their way of life and sample the colorful beaded wares of the Maasai women. This is your chance to get an inside look at this unique culture.

After spending time sharing in the native village of Maasai families, discovering their culture, you will then return to Arusha. You will be driven back to Arusha stopping for souvenir shopping along the way arriving in Arusha for hot lunch in one of the restaurants.

You will be ready to be driven to Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will enjoy a panoramic drive through the city’s sub-urbans and it’s environs. Your driver guide will see you off at the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight back home.

Afternoon departure.

Included: 4×4 open-top, private with English-private guide, Cultural Tour with local guide, Hot lunch, Airport transfer upon departure

3,168 USD

per person in a group of min 4  pax. Based on Double Occupancy.

Trip Dates

19 January 2018

NOTES

  • This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement Applies.Single supplement cost 468 USD per person
  • All services stipulated above are subject to availability at the time of booking / reservation.
  • All prices are subject to change.
  • All the hotels, lodges and luxury tented camps mention hereby are subject to change to similar quality ones depending on the availability.

THIS INCLUDES

  • All safari transport & game drives and services of English speaking driver/guide.
  • 6 nights’ accommodation as described or similar
  • Meals as described
  • All park fees
  • Guiding fees
  • Transport as described
  • Filter water at all times in your vehicle

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • International airfare
  • Visas costs and charges
  • Immunization
  • Health and travel Insurance
  • Excess baggage charge
  • Airport taxes
  • Alcohol and other drinks beverages at hotels and lodges
  • Laundry charges
  • All Items of personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities

Important: The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition and operating conditions. In any case the guide has the RIGHT to change the program for the safety and convenience of the travelers.

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