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Tanzania Big Game Safari

From $5,481/pp

From $5,481/pp

Tanzania

Trip Length

11 days

Availability

July - October

Tanzania Big Game Safari

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania located at the foot of Mt. Meru, close to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. From there it’s only a short trip to the Serengeti. Just to the north, on the slopes of Mt. Meru is the Arusha National Park. After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. This is also the one place where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south. The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that with is one of Tanzania’s major tourist draw cards. Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos.

Description

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania located at the foot of Mt. Meru, close to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. From there it’s only a short trip to the Serengeti. Just to the north, on the slopes of Mt. Meru is the Arusha National Park. After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. This is also the one place where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees and its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south. The vast, rolling savannah of the Northern Serengeti is known as the hub of the great migration. The landscape is characterised by vast stretches of savannah interspersed with acacia trees and riverine woodlands. Wildlife can be seen along the banks of the Mara River and visitors can view the annual spectacle of the half a million migrating wildebeest. The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that with is one of Tanzania’s major tourist draw cards. Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Tanzania

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport .After finishing passport control and customs, you are met by your Safari guide at the arrivals gate. After a brief introduction your guide takes you to Arusha, where you check into your lodge and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Driving time is approx. 1.5 hours

Overnight: Villa Maua Arusha Just a stone’s throw from the ‘centre of Africa’ – being halfway between Cairo and Cape Town – Arusha’s Villa Maua (House of Flowers) could not be more ‘central’ than its prime location in the safari capital of Northern Tanzania. With just nine, spacious and tastefully decorated garden rooms, this elegant, Cape Dutch inspired, boutique property combines the benefits of being in the ‘centre of town’ with also being sited in one of the historic residential areas of the city.

Arusha’s Villa Maua (House of Flowers) could not be more ‘central’ than its prime location in the safari capital of Northern Tanzania.

Activities

  • Hotel Transfer

Accommodation

Arusha’s Villa Maua

Day 2-3

Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, depart your lodge with a packed lunch and drive to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy your day with game drives in the park and lunch at a picnic site. Late afternoon arrive at your lodge for check-in, dinner, and overnight. You will stay for 2 nights with game drives. This is a full day activity. The drive from Arusha to Tarangire is about 1.5-2 hours.

Overnight: Lake Burunge Tented Lodge Located only 10 minutes from Tarangire National Park, Lake Burunge Tented lodge consists of 30 rooms which includes 20 tents and 10 bungalows rooms, located in a shady bush land gorve – all with spectacular views of Lake Burunge. 30 rooms with en suite facilities. Nearest Airstrip: Tarangire/Manyara 1 hour and 20 minutes away. Activities: Game drives in Tarangire National Park, guided nature walks and / or visit a boma (village) to interact with the local Mbuwge people and learn about their culture.

Activities

  • Game Drive

Accommodation

Lake Burunge Tented Lodge

Day 4

Safari Delight

After breakfast, depart your lodge with a packed lunch and drive to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy your day with game viewing and your lunch at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive to your Karatu lodge for check-in, dinner, and overnight. This is a full day activity. The drive from Tarangire to Karatu is about 1.5-2 hours.

Overnight: Country Lodge Karatu Located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Country Lodge is situated in the centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community. Our lodge sits within five acres nestled on the edge of Karatu town, surrounded by rolling plains reaching up to the coffee hills of Oldeani and the forests’ of Ngorongoro. Come and enjoy the tranquillity, home comforts and warm Tanzanian hospitality that Country Lodge offers.

Spend your night surrounded by rolling plains reaching up to the coffee hills of Oldeani and the forests’ of Ngorongoro.

Activities

  • Game Drive

Accommodation

Country Lodge Karatu

Day 5-6

Ngorongoro Crater To Serengeti

After breakfast, depart from your lodge with a packed lunch and drive through the lush Ngorongoro highlands into the Ngorongoro conservation area, descend into the Ngorongoro crater, and spend half a day on the crater with game viewing. In the afternoon ascend and drive to the Serengeti plains. Arrive at the Serengeti plains in the early evening, check in to your lodge for dinner and overnight. You will stay for 2 nights with game drives. This is a full-day activity.

The next morning, after breakfast, enjoy full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. This is a full-day activity.

Overnight: Kati Kati Tented Camp The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. The camp is only a two hour scenic drive from Olduvai Gorge Museum and Grumeti River. A cosy mess tent is located in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetisers and snacks before dinner. 10 tents with en suite facilities.

Descend into the Ngorongoro crater, and spend half a day exlploring its beauty and abundant wildlife.

Activities

  • Half Day Tour Of Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation

Kati Kati Tented Camp

Day 7-11

Northern Serengeti

Breakfast, depart your lodge with a packed lunch and drive through the Serengeti plains heading north. Explore the long grass plains the river valleys and the woodlands. Late afternoon arrive at your lodge in the northern Serengeti for dinner and Overnight. You will stay for 4 nights at Acacia Migration Camp with game drives. This is a full-day activity.

Overnight: Acacia Migration Camp There is nothing more exotic than staying in the wild and being one with nature yet not compromising comfort and relaxation. This intimate migration camp, conveniently nestled in the Kogatende area, is a semi-permanent mobile tented camp perfect for anticipating movements of the great migration. It offers splendid views with fresh breeze and it features first-class amenities that guarantees luxury accommodation even in the midst of the wild.

At the end of your stay, after a leisurely breakfast, fly from the Serengeti to Arusha Airport. A transfer vehicle awaits you at Arusha airport to take you for lunch. After lunch, you are transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect with your international flight home.

Listen to the sounds of nature and simply take in this once-in-a-lifetime experience of being in the wildlife setting of Africa.

Activities

  • Game Drive
  • Flight From The Serengeti To Arusha Airport
  • Airport Transfer

Accommodation

Acacia Migration Camp

What's Included

Accommodation

  • 1 Night at Villa Mauwa Arusha
  • 2 Nights at Lake Burunge Tented Lodge
  • 1 Night at Country Lodge Karatu
  • 2 Nights at Kati Kati Tented Camp
  • 4 Nights at Acacia Migration Camp

Ground Transport

  • Pick-up at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).
  • Arrival and Departure Transfer.
  • Unlimited mileage on game drives.
  • Special converted 4x4 safari land rover/cruiser.

Exclusions

  • Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any service not specified

Medical Evacuation Fees

Medical evacuation facilitation fees:

  • Only valid in combination with International medical evacuation cover. (Please provide us with your medical insurance policy and insurance provider name at time of booking).

Flights

  • All international flights and visas are excluded
  • Schedule flight from Kogatende Airstrip (Northern Serengeti) to Arusha Airport, with airport taxes is included

Meals

  • Villa Mauwa Arusha: Breakfast
  • Lake Burunge Tented Lodge: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Country Lodge Karatu: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Kati Kati Tented Camp: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Acacia Migration Camp: Full Board - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Fees and Tours

  • All park and entrance fees as per itinerary.
  • National parks and Ngorongoro Conservation entrance fees.
  • 1 Half day Crater tour and Ngorongoro Crater service fees x 1.
  • Professional guide.
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Johnothan Dean Sanders

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