12 Days Tanzania Classic Tented Safari

Ultimate bush adventure, package trip, fantastic tented camps,wildlife viewing from 4×4 vehicles (Jeeps ) in Tanzania’s beautiful parks and reserves, Tarangire park, Lake Eyasi(Bushmen area), Ngorongoro Crater, Empakai Crater, Serengeti park, Olduvai Gorge, friendly guided hikes and walks, and visits to remote Tanzanian villages.

This safari gives clients the opportunity to experience Tanzania’s wildlife adventure and culture as well. You will integrate with local tribes and walk in the Ngorongoro highlands as well as view incredible wildlife in the beautiful Parks of northern Tanzania. Great value and comfort!

Day 1 Arusha Village

You will be met in Arusha and accommodated at the Mountain Village Lodge.Set in beautiful forestry gardens overlooks Lake Duluti. Experience an afternoonwalk around the lake and marvel at Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Overnight at Mountain Village lodge (bed and breakfast)

Days 2,4  Arusha Village to Tarangire Park

After breakfast depart by road to Tarangire park for game drives all day long.Tarangire park is the Tanzania’s third largest National Park and a sanctuary for an unusually animal population. Overnight at Maramboi permanent tented lodge on the endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and Palm lined desert between Tarangire and Lake Manyara. During the dry season from June to November, animals congregate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in Maasai steppe land. The area supports an impressive Rift valley landscapes with diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, buffalo, wild dog, cheetah and up to more than six thousands elephantActivities at Tarangire include game drives within the park, and walks along the park’s border, Cultural interaction with the local Datoga people, a semi-nomadic pastoralists tribe.The Datoga Ladies still wear fat treated goatskin gowns, carving their faces and bodies to look more pretty.(B,L,D).

Days 5, 6 Tarangire to Karatu Town

After breakfast on the 4th day, drives across the rift valley floor and enjoy a nature walk near Lake Manyara. Continue to the village of Mto wa Mbu (Mosquito river), where you can mingle with the locals at the market. Bargaining for bolts of cloth, crafts, and local produce will immerse you in a daily ritual of African life. This afternoon you will visit a local school or Maasai Bomas before continuing to Karatu, on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House lodge in Karatu forest.

On the 5th day, you will depart early crossing the Rift Valley to Lake Eyasi. This dry and rugged landscape is inhabited by Bushmen who live in nomadic groups hunting with bows and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits. You will partake in a pre-dawn walk with the local hunters or time will be spent participating in the morning routine of the settlement. Your guide will interpret for you and discuss hunting techniques still used by the tribes. Be prepared for an extraordinary cross-cultural experience! You will return to Ngorongoro Farm House lodge where you will have your overnight. (B, L, D).

Days 6, 7 Ngorongoro & Empakai Crater

The crater is one of the most impressive wildlife areas in Africa and has been designated a World Heritage site. On the 6th day, you will drive down inside the 100 square miles Ngorongoro crater to view wildlife on the vast grasslands of the crater floor. Throughout the year a spectacular parade of animal life may be found within the crater. You are very likely to see black manned lion, the highly endangered black rhino, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, hippo, jackal, hyena and water birds like flamingoes, pelicans on the soda lake as well as other species of water and plains birds. You may see Maasai people grazing their cattle around the crater rim. On the 7th day, you may enjoy a morning walk near Empakai Crater (weather and road conditions permitting), an impressive caldera lying at the northern end of the crater highlands.Empakai is beautiful, with islands of forest and a waterfall at the source of the Munge River.Monkeys,gazelles and buffalo are residents in the area. An armed ranger will escort you in the area. Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge (B, L, D)

Days 8,9,10,11 Serengeti Migration Park

After breakfast you will be driving to the Serengeti plains so that you can enjoy the beautiful scenery. Enjoy a short stop at Olduvai Gorge, the famous archeological site where the Leakey’s discovered remains of Australopithecus Homo Habilis and Homo Erectus. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. At certain times of the year these vast, seemingly unending plains, are inhabited by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. In the calving season (February-March) the herds concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena. Another interesting feature of the Serengeti are the massive granite kopjes; islands of rock standing in a sea of grass. From the elusive leopard to the tiny Klip sringer, the kopjes provide shelter to a great variety of plants and animals. Continue with decent guided game drives while nights will be enjoyed deep in the Serengeti Serena hotel or at one of several private luxury camps. Campsites include Barafu, Gol or Moru Kopjes, the Lobo area or the western corridor depending on the season. Walks will be offered in the Ikoma region outside the park from June through November and in the Southern corridor of the park from December through May. (B, L, D)

Day 12 Serengeti Park – Arusha

Enjoy a morning game drive across the Serengeti plains with a picnic lunch as you make your way back to Arusha town. You may choose to fly from the Serengeti to Arusha town (for additional money), arriving in time to board a connecting flight to the Spice island of Zanzibar (see extension below) or a shuttle bus to Nairobi      

The prices includes:

  • Parks entry fees
  • Accommodations in lodges/camps double occupancy
  • Full board meals(breakfast,lunch,dinner
  • Camping equipments like tents,mattresses,chairs
  • Transport by a 4WD during safari with Pop-up roof
  • Professional English Speaking guide/cook
  • Bottled water whilst on trips
  • Government taxes

The price does not include:

  • Parks entry fees
  • Alcoholic & Soft drinks
  • Tips for the guides/cooks/porters
  • Your nights out of safari
  • Laundry
  • International flights
  • Personal items like visa, insurance, passport

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