06/07 DAYS STANDARD TOUR N/CIRCUIT
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport,be assisted by a profffessional driver guide with Immigration logistics. There after check out and transfer to Arusha City in the Northern Part of Tanzania.Arusha City is both a commercial and a living place for individuals of all walk of life from all over the region. This is a peaceful city which hosts the International Criminal Court for Rwanda premises. It is this city which produces Tanzanite,a blue mineral which is available only in this place in the world. Pass through this city and drive to a hotel for dinner and overnight.
Have an early buffet breakfast, then take all your belongings for a drive to Tarangire National Park.Just to note that you will leave the lodge with lunch boxes. After two and a half hours drive enters the Tarangire National Park. This is a beautiful park filled with baobabs and acacias with a large variety of games such as Zebras,elephants,girraffes and waterbucks.All the animals enjoy the water coming from Tarangire River.The animals best viewed during this time of the year include Elephant heards,elands,oryx,lesser kudo,rhino,leopards,lions and cheetah.The birdlife is varied and plentiful. A fully day game drive is done on this day. In the evening drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
After an early buffet breakfast you will leave Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park.This park,from the main road runs through an expanse of lush jungle where groups of hundreds of baboons laze carelessly to the side of the road, blue monkeys roam nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, delicate tragelafi striated (forest antelopes) walk cautiously in the shadows , while the bucorvi the forest trumpet noisily between the branches of the trees. In stark contrast to the intimacy of the forest, where the grassy floodplain, looking eastward across the alkaline lake, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the jagged volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large specimens of buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds of piling on these grassy plains, as well as giraffes, some of which have a black color, so dark as to appear almost black
from a distance. Inward floodplains there is a narrow belt of acacia forests, the preferred habitat of the legendary tree climbing Manyara lions. Manyara is the perfect initiation to the avian fauna of Tanzania. Lunch during the excursion. In the evening leave the park and drive to a hotel for dinner and overnight.
After an early buffet breakfast depart to the endless plains of Serengeti with en-route game drive. Eat a picnic lunch in the park. The Serengeti region encompasses Serengeti National Park itself, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Maswa Game Reserve, the Loliondo, Grumeti and Ikorongo Controlled Areas and the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles and antelopes migrate following the course of the seasons in search of water and pasture. They move around the large predators: lions, leopards, cheetahs and hyenas. Nowhere else in the world can you see such a concentration of wildebeest, zebras and antelopes. Herbivores such as wildebeest and zebras are concentrated here for the great annual migration that takes them to face the crossing of major rivers where many of them end up eaten, maimed or drowned. Spend the dry season in the western Serengeti then move east again before the rains. The park is also famous for the large number of lions, cheetahs and giraffes. After this long day, drive to a lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day Five: Serengeti National Park
After relaxed buffet breakfast leave the lodge after breakfast to spend the last day game drive in the Serengeti. On this day return to the Lodge for hot lunch. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the lodge premises. Optionally go for evening short game drive and later Dinner and overnight at the same lodge.
Day Six: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
Leave the Serengeti after an early buffet breakfast and drive to the Ngorongoro Plains., completing procedures for entry at the Naabi Gate then descend by jeep to the bottom of the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater, which covers more than 15 km in diameter, covered with huge herds of zebra and antelope and surrounded by walls over 650 meters high, is perhaps the most famous natural reserve in Africa and since 1978, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Inside the Crater you can find virtually every major African mammal and in the salt lake, which is located on the bottom of the crater, you can see flocks of pink flamingos wade in water in search of food. It is estimated that the crater occurred about two million years ago and that it might have reached a height similar to that of Kilimanjaro, only to fall inward and give rise to the present structure. The structure of the crater is circular, with a diameter of about 20 km. While on board, which is approximately 2300 meters, the climate is cold and often foggy inside the caldera, the air is hot and dry and the vegetation changes rapidly depending on the season. The Masai people live there with their herds even though since 1979 can no longer cultivate the land. The Masai are also allowed to descend into the crater to graze at sunset. Continue with game drive for the rest of the day as you will have left Serengeti with Lunch Boxes. In the evening ascend the Crater for dinner and overnight at a hotel.
Day Seven: Ngorongoro-Arusha-Kilimanjaro International Airport
Early breakfast and depart to Arusha for hot lunch. Pass by shops to purchase souvenirs which is optionally on the way back. After Hot Lunch In Arusha town transfer to The Kilimanjaro International Airport for flight back home depending on departure flight details.
For the above cost will be as follows;
*4 Accommodation – (Sopa Lodges, Serena Hotels, Hotels and Lodges , Roika Hotels and Ndutu Safari Lodges)
2 PAX------------$ 2456 per person
4 PAX------------$2150 Per Person
6 PAX------------$1975 per person
8 PAX-----------$ 2035 per person
10 PAX---------$ 2055 per person
15 PAX .............$2254 per person
20 PAX .............$2118 per person
25 PAX ..............$2080 per person
30 PAX .............$2045 per person
Deluxe Accommodation – (Elewana Collection properties, And Beyond Lodges, Bilila Lodges and Asilia Lodges and Camps)
2 PAX------------$ 3675 Per Person
4 PAX--------------$ 3325 per person
6 PAX--------------$ 3151 per person
8 PAX--------------$3745 Per Person
10 PAX------------$3235 Per Person
15 PAX .............$3938 per person
20 PAX .............$3703 per person
25 PAX ..............$3720 per person
30 PAX .............$3630 per person
In all the above the cost covers;
-4WD land cruisers with pop-up viewing roof (5-7 Sitters)
-Unlimited mileage on safari ensuring the best possible animal sightings.
-Transfers to and from Hotel/lodges and Airports
-All park fees and Conservation Fees
-Accommodation at the lodges based on Deluxe or 4*
-All meals throughout safari and hot lunches/picnic lunches.
-Mineral water during game drives
-Provision of cooler box & ice for clients own supply of drinks during game drives
-Drinks in Deluxe Hotel Accommodation except premium brands
The itinerary excludes:
-Alcoholic drinks and Soda in *4 accommodation
-items of personal nature
-Telephone bills and bar tabs where applicable
-Driver guide and helping staffs tips
-Anything not mentioned above