Tanzania Holiday Safari Trips
ASSTL 701: 7 Days Tanzania Holiday Highlights Safari Trips
Departs daily at 9am.
Day 1. Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
Distance: 130 km (2hrs 30 minutes). Pick up from your hotel in Arusha and depart to Lake Manyara National Park for lunch and afternoon game viewing. Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher's paradise. Marvel at the variety of species, spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, hornbill and cormorant. In the tall trees, forest monkeys leap from branch to branch on the slope of the Great Rift escarpment, elephants stand in the shade of the baobab; and in the acacia woodland, lions lie draped along the branches of the umbrella trees. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Kirurumu Tented Camp, L,D
Day 2. Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park
Distance: 270 km (4 hrs). After breakfast, depart Lake Manyara National Park and drive to the famous Serengeti National Park stopping on the way at Olduvai Gorge, the archaeological site made famous by Louis & Mary Leakey. Lunch and afternoon game drive in the most famous of all the sanctuaries and one of the last great strongholds of wildlife in the world. Dinner & overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge or Serengeti Sopa Lodge, B, L,D.
Day 3. Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drive in the park, with its huge concentration of plain game. A magnificent experience awaits as you travel to the most famous wildlife park in Africa the legendary Serengeti. Here you might have the chance to see the migration, where thousands of zebra and wildebeest make trip from the Masai Mara every year. All meals and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge or Serengeti Sopa Lodge, B, L,D.
- Hot air balloon ride: US$ 525 per person
- Visit to a Maasai village for a cultural tour: US$ 70 per group
Day 4. Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater
Distance: 200 km (4 hrs 30 minutes). After breakfast, enjoy an extended game drive enroute towards Ngorongoro Crater with packed lunch. The crater is one of the largest intact volcanic Caldera in the world, the crater floor offers game viewing to homely permanent population of more than 30 000 animals, and is one of the only places in Africa. Enjoy leisure and relaxation with sightseeing. Dinner and Overnight at the crater rim Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the wonders of the natural world. An extinct volcano that collapsed around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast super bowl where the largest permanent concentration of African game is on display. The views from the top of the crater wall are absolutely breathtaking which are forested but four wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals. Large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra that depends on the open grasslands in the crater. Attracting predators, the black-maned lion, the leopard and hyena. The elephant found are the lone males. The Fever Tree forests shelter monkeys, bushbuck and waterbuck and the few black rhino that have taken refuge here. A soda lake attracts water birds, including flamingoes and is a favourite place for predators to make their kill. Wildly beautiful as it is, it is not surprising that Ngorongoro Crater has been called a Garden of Eden. The game drives are done with packed lunch included. In the evening, ascend back to the lodge for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge or Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, B,L,D.
Day 6. Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park
Distance: 95 km (1 hr. 30 minutes). After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and leisure. In the afternoon you'll be taken on a game drive through the park. Many of the animals congregate around the only source of permanent water in the park, the Tarangire River. This is the best place in Tanzania to see really big herds of elephants of up to 300 at a time on safari. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge or Tarangire River Camp, B,L,D.
Day 7: Tarangire National Park - Arusha
Distance: 120 km (2 hrs). Early morning game viewing. After breakfast, depart Tarangire National Park and return to Arusha where the tour ends, B
Safari Price: US$ 2430 per person sharing. Single room supplement: US$ 435
Tour price includes:
- Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation
- Ground transport on safari in a comfortable safari land cruiser equipped for game viewing
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari
- Meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
- Accommodation in double/twin/triple room
- All park entrance fees to include government taxes
- Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
- Game drives as detailed in the itinerary
- Crater tour
- Start and end in Arusha
- Entry to Olduvai Gorge pre-historic site
Safari price excludes:
- New Year and festive season supplement fee
- Airport transfers, US$ 75 per vehicle one way
- International flights
- Optional extras and items of a personal nature
- Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary