Tanzania

World’s Best Safari

Level

Easy

Duration

7 days

Route

Arrival Kilimanjaro ; Arusha, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crater, , Serengeti , Maasai Villgae, Arusha; 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.

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.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival (D)

A Rahhalah guide will pick you up from Kilimanjaro airport and escort you to your lodge.

Dinner & overnight Planet lodge or Similar.

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. The Park is located about 2 hours from Arusha city. 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.

Accommodation: Night at Farm House Ngorongoro Lodge or similar.

Day 03: Ngorongoro Crater (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, marveling 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 or similar

Day 04: 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.

Accommodation: Night at Kati Kati tented Camp or similar.

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. Unrivalled 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 to enjoy a sundowner before your evening meal.
Accommodation: Night at Kati Kati tented Camp or similar

Day 06: Serengeti National Park - Maasai Village (B, L, D)

After breakfast you will leave the camp and head out to a morning of game drive safari in the Serengeti. You will enjoy a last minute game drive through this expansive park. Serengeti National Park quite simply offers the finest game viewing anywhere in Africa. Unrivalled concentrations of wildlife, stunningly beautiful landscapes and vast pristine areas make Serengeti National Park our pick for the best national park in the whole of Africa.

In the afternoon, we’ll leave the Serengeti to head to the Maasai village of Laiboni. You will drive past the Serengeti plains and onto the Ngorongoro highlands enjoying a game drive enroute. You will then be driven to Laiboni village. The Maasai are

famous warriors and herders who for many represent the iconic image of Africa. One of the few peoples in East Africa who still maintain their traditional lifestyle, the Maasai offer a glimpse into a unique way of life that is increasingly uncommon in Africa. At Laiboni, you’ll get to meet the local villagers and learn about the daily life of these famous people. See inside a ‘boma’, a traditional Maasai home, learn about the rituals of the warriors, and visit the local school.

Accommodation : Night at aTented Camp or similar.

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

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.

The Maasai community is known all over the world as livestock keepers. This is their main source of wealth and it has sustained them since time immemorial. To a Maasai, eating meat is a very special thing, almost a preoccupation. In the Maasai tradition of yester years, there was a special meat eating season which every moran (Maasai warrior) had to undergo. It was a very valuable tradition that served a purpose. The purpose is that morans will mix different shrubs known for their effectiveness and make soup with it. They drink it when thirsty. Water is banned. They believe these traditional shrubs cleanse their digestive system and make them immune to many diseases and allow them to better act as the defensive unit of the community. The Maasai have done this for years without end. They take this time to educate their age-mates on different aspects of conservation. And it seems they are doing this very well, as we have had many compliments from the junior elders who are very pleased with their training. Clearly, meat eating sessions are here to stay despite the different subjects the morans are now learning about. You will be able to participate in one of these events and get a first hand experience of the maasai activities. Immerse yourself and enjoy every experience.

After spending time sharing in the native village of Maasai families, discovering their culture, you will be escorted to the airport for your departure flight.

Enroute pass through Arusha stopping for souvenir shopping.

3,968 USD

per person in a group of min 2 pax. Based on Double Occupancy.

OR

3,171 USD  per person in a group of min 4 pax. Based on Double Occupancy.

Trip Dates

11th August 2017

NOTES

  • This cost is valid till 15th December, 2017.
  • Budget and Luxury options available. Please contact our office for more details.
  • This cost is based on Double Occupancy. Single Supplement Applies.
  • Full payment should be made 30 days prior the departure.
  • 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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