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Classic Tanzania Safari - (7N/8D)

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Starts With 2199 /-
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8 days 7 nights

Description

Experience

Our safari starts with Lake Manyara and its fantastic birdlife with over 400 recorded species. From here we continue to the Serengeti National Park. Tanzania’s flagship park is contiguous with the Masai Mara and it is not uncommon to see lions, cheetahs or even leopards. The giant caldera of the Ngorongoro Crater boasts stunning scenery as well as prolific wildlife, whilst Tarangire National Park is famous for its herds of elephants which can number in the hundreds.

Itineary

Day 1 
Start Arusha.Open or Close

Today is spent in Arusha.There is a free afternoon to relax, lie by the pool or explore the town

Day 2 
To Lake Manyara with game drives in the park.

This morning we drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania�s more intimate parks. The lake shore teems with birds and the park is famous for its elusive tree-climbing lions. There is also a surprising number of large mammals and the striking cliffs of the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop to our first experience of the region's magnificent wildlife.

Day 3 
Drive through Ngorongoro Conservancy; afternoon game drives in Serengeti.

En route through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area we stop to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world's most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back to 2.5 million years ago. Then we head into the Serengeti National Park arriving after lunch. The rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing amongst the vast plains that are broken only by acacia trees and the occasional kopje (rock formation). In January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, as well as many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard.

Day 4 
Game drives in Serengeti.

We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, surrounded by wildebeest and zebras. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can see out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain game; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life such as the elegant secretary birds and the flightless ostrich.

Day 5 
Morning game drive in Serengeti; afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Conservantion Area.

We have a final game drive in the Serengeti before heading back into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater where we spend the night.

Day 6 
Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.

Sleeping near the Ngorongoro Crater means that we are one of the first vehicles to descend into the caldera. Ngorongoro is a Conservation Area rather than a national park. This means that whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive down to the crater floor we will gain a glimpse of the Maasai's lifestyle. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky enough). The only animal you won't see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. Later this afternoon we will leave the crater.

Day 7 
Game drive in Tarangire N.P; stay at a lodge within the park.

Today we head to Tarangire National Park. The park, which has its own source of water, comes into its own in the dry season as birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River and herds of giraffe, zebra, buffalo and, in particular, elephant can be seen. Predators such as lions and leopards are also regularly spotted here.Our lodge is located within the park. It has a large look out area from where sundowners can be had whilst watching the game on the sweeping plains below.

Day 8 
Morning game drive; transfer to Arusha, end.

We begin with an early morning game drive in Tarangire where we should see more game, before heading back towards Arusha and, for those on the group flights, Kilimanjaro Airport in time to catch our flight home.

Package Includes

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches & 7 dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout

Package Excludes

 

  • Service Tax and / or any other taxes.
  • International or domestic flights, unless included
  • Meals other than those mentioned as included (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)
  • Optional arrival and departure transfers or transfer costs to the starting point of the vacation
  • Visa, passport, travel insurance.
  • Optional tours that can be bought on a supplement.
  • Single room supplement
  • Entrance fees to attractions not specified as included (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)

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Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Price
     
13th JAN, 2018 20th JAN, 2018 GBP £ 2299.00
03rd FEB, 2018 10th FEB, 2018 GBP £ 2449.00
24th FEB, 2018 03rd MAR, 2018 GBP £ 2299.00
23rd JUN, 2018 30th JUN, 2018 GBP £ 2299.00
21st JUL, 2018 28th JUL, 2018 GBP £ 2299.00
13th OCT, 2018 20th OCT, 2018 GBP £ 2299.00
27th OCT, 2018 03rd NOV, 2018 GBP £ 2299.00
 
  • Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travellers.
  • The cost exclude GST 5%.

 

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