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Tanzania North Safari

From $2,295/pp

From $2,295/pp

Tanzania

Trip Length

5 days

Availability

All year round

Tanzania North 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 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. The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet –with more than a million animals following the rains.

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 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. The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet –with more than a million animals following the rains.

Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Tanzania

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. He will introduce you to this wonderful city and country.

Journey time and Distance: 1 hour, 55 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport to 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. Ideal for pre or post-safari stays or those visitors with historic or commercial interests in the city, the cosy warmth of Villa Maua creates an ambience of welcome home-style hospitality.

Today your adventure begins at Arusha’s Villa Maua (House of Flowers) - just a stone’s throw from the ‘centre of Africa’.

Activities

  • Private Hotel Transfer

Accommodation

Villa Maua Arusha

Day 2

Safari fun

After breakfast, depart your Hotel 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. This is a full day activity.

The drive from Arusha to Tarangire is about 1.5-2 hours.

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. 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
  • Picnic Lunch

Accommodation

Lake Burunge Tented Lodge

Day 3

Ngorongoro crater explorer

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.

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 islocated in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetisers and snacks before dinner.

Explore the Ngorongoro crater conservation area before descending into it and continuing your exciting game drive.

Activities

  • Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation

Kati Kati Tented Camp

Day 4

Serengeti National Park

Enjoy full day of game drives in Serengeti National Park. Home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. Chance the migration as they instinctively vibrate across the seaming endless plains following the seasonal rains. The wonder does not end here; sight an impressive population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds in the park too. Meals and overnight at your lodge in the Serengeti National Park.

Enjoy your game drives in Serengeti National Park; home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth - the great migration of wildebeest and zebra.

Activities

  • Game Drive

Accommodation

Kati Kati Tented Camp

Day 5

Olduvai Gorge Discovery

After breakfast at your rest house you will leave the most famous and the first national park to be gazetted in Tanzania; The Serengeti National Park. On your way you have the chance to visit Olduvai Gorge, site of Louis and Mary Leakey's renewed archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of the man's earliest known ancestral remains, and then you will embark on your long journey back to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

Activities

  • Game Drive
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge

What's Included

Accommodation

  • 1 Night at Villa Maua Arusha
  • 1 Night at Lake Buruge Tented Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented 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/domestic flights and visas

Meals

  • Villa Maua Arusha: Breakfast
  • Lake Buruge Tented Lodge: Full Board; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp: Full Board; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Selection of snacks and cooled, hot drinks in safari vehicle.

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.
  • Visit Olduvai Gorge.
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Johnothan Dean Sanders

I am open to everything and trying new things. From food, to extreme and challenging adventures, I’ll be up for it! I love mysterious places, blue oceans and the true African "Braai" with people and music in the air. I like to fully submerse myself in other cultures and customs.

Traveling for me is freeing. It’s allowing myself to be moulded, shaped, transformed by a place that isn’t my home. It’s seeing that the world is so limitless, so inviting, beyond what you’ve always known. It teaches you about yourself. Your strengths, your limits, your patience, your compassion, your love for others, your openness, your confidence and your connectedness with what’s around you.

Travel With Me Africa is a fully registered one click travel agency based in South Africa, Pretoria. Our forward vision is to strive to become an outstanding entity in travel based corporate and retail service, capable of demanding unconditional response from the targeted niche. We are committed to take our achievements to the next level and travel with our clients with memorable, unique and no regrets experience.

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