A high-value road safari featuring both luxury tented camps and traditional safari lodges, this memorable Tanzanian safari offers two nights in the undiscovered wilderness of Tarangire National Park, a sensational three-night stay in the world-famous Serengeti National Park, and a visit to the 'eighth wonder of the world', the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.
Tarangire National Park
Serengeti National Park
|1 night (bed and breakfast)
1 night (Dinner, bed and breakfast)
Lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, cheetah, hippos, crocodiles, wildebeest, zebra, antelope, gazelle, impala, waterbuck, topi, eland, plains game, giraffe and rhino.
About our travel and safari holidays
This scheduled departure Tanzania road safari tour is one of a series of tours offered within our East African safari tour portfolio; each holiday package incorporating a careful choice of Tanzania hotels, safari lodges or safari camps. As well as our Tanzania safari holidays, we also offer Kenya safaris, Zanzibar travel and Uganda travel holiday packages. Should this Africa safari tour not meet your requirements, we are also happy to tailor an adventure safari to your specific requirements.
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Day 1: Arrival in Arusha
Arrive at Arusha's Kilimanjaro International Airport and meet your customer service representative. Transfer to Arusha town situated at the foot of Mount Meru. Check in at your hotel - Kibo Palace Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: To Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, drive to the Tarangire and arrive at the Maramboi Tented Camp which is situated on a 25,000 hectare Maasai communal ranch. During the wet season the ‘pans' (shallow depressions) of this area fill with water, which attracts huge flocks of flamingoes and other water birds. The camp is also ideally placed for watching the migration of the wildebeest, which on the tree-less plains can be more easily and more graphically observed than elsewhere. The camp offers 20 spacious tents, all surrounded by timber decks. Activities possible at an extra cost while at the camp include guided walks, ornithology and cultural interaction with the Datoga and Maasai people, whose communities live adjacent to the camp. The camp also has its own swimming pool.
Early lunch and in the afternoon take a game-drive through the Tarangire National park, which is second only to the Ngorongoro Crater as a dry-season sanctuary for vast herds of migratory creatures. Dinner at the camp.
Distance/drive time: 175 km / 3½ hours
Day 3: On safari in Tarangire
Spend a full day on safari in Tarangire National Park with morning and afternoon game drives.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the camp.
Day 4: To the Serengeti
Early morning game drive. Breakfast and drive past Ngorongoro conservation area into Serengeti. Picnic lunch and afternoon game drive. Evening arrive and check in to the Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Covering 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains, the Serengeti is Tanzania's first-established, largest and most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends. The million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Distance/drive time: 310km / 5 ½ hours
Day 5: On safari in the Serengeti
Two full days on safari in one of the world's most famous reserves. The Serengeti, whose Maasai name ‘Siringet' translates as ‘the endless plains', offers unparalleled ornithological opportunities and an unrivalled natural arena wherein the glory and harmony of nature can be appreciated as nowhere else on earth. All meals and overnight at the lodge.
Day 6: To the Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning game drive. Breakfast and depart with picnic lunch and drive to the Olduvai Gorge, one of the World's most important Paleolithic sites. Picnic lunch and proceed to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area often referred to as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas.
A World Heritage Site, it is also one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometres wide, 610-760 metres deep and covering a total area of 264 square kilometres). An utterly unique biosphere, the Crater harbours grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife, all enclosed within its towering walls. Check-in to the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, which offers one of the finest locations of all the crater-rim lodges, lying on its southern rim directly above the yellow fever trees of the Lerai Forest. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Distance/drive time: 145 km / 3 hours
Day 7: Depart via Arusha
After breakfast, descend to the Ngorongoro crater for a half day game drive at the Crater floor. Picnic lunch, ascend from the crater and drive to Arusha. Dinner and overnight at Kibo Palace hotel.
Distance/drive time: 190 km / 3 hours
Day 8: Depart
After breakfast, transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flights.
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|Guaranteed Departure Rates and Dates
||Cost in USD$ per person sharing
and in one vehicle
|Single Room Supplement
| Children under 12 years sharing with two adults pay 70%
| Private transfer, per 6-seater vehicle ARS-NBO (1 way) USD450
Public shuttle Arusha to Nairobi (1 way) USD35
| Prices ONLY applicable if safari is started and completed within the specified dates; and subject
to availability of indicated accommodation.
| Overlapping price periods re-quoted upon enquiry.
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