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Kilimanjaro Safari Zanzibar – 18 Days Best of Tanzania

Kilimanjaro Safari Zanzibar

This Kilimanjaro Safari and Zanzibar itinerary will show you the best of Tanzania: Kilimanjaro, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara and much more. Yes, this sounds great. Please contact me.

Day 1: ARRIVAL

You will be met at the International Airport of by your driver/guide and our representative. We will take you to the Kaliwa Lodge in Marchame (or similar).
Alternative accommodation is at Weru Weru River Lodge with an attached game sanctuary.
Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing about your Kilimanjaro Safari Zanzibar combination. Dinner is included.

NB –if you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi also road transfers in private or shared vehicles possible.

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Day 2: Mt Kilimanjaro – Arusha – Machame Camp

In the morning we’ll transfer to the Machame Park Gate (5,950 ft./ 1,815 mt.). After registering with the park authority, we’ll begin our climb through the lush forest. Trekkers will likely hear the many exotic birds in the canopy above, and many even see black & white colobus monkeys and sykes monkeys as they hike along the knotted roots.
We’ll continue on to some heath land before reaching our overnight camp at Machame Camp (9,850 feet, 6-7 hours of walking), just above the forest zone. The trek is quite long, thus not steep. and mud on the forest floor.

Overnight at Machame Camp. All meals included.

Day 3: Mt Kilimanjaro – Machame Camp to Shira Camp

Today’s segment of the ascent will continue across beautiful heath land and alpine moorland with magnificent views of Kilimanjaro Peak. We begin up the steep track through a savannah of tall grasses, and trees of Giant Heather and Erica. Scramble around large boulders as you enter the moorland zone, marked by lobelia and senecio plants, and volcanic rocks draped with lichen beards, which protect wild alpine flowers growing at their bases. We’ll overnight at Shira Camp (12,600 feet, 5-6 hours of walking).

Overnight at Shira Camp. All meals included.

Day 4: Mt Kilimanjaro – Shira Camp to Barranco Camp

We’ll draw nearer the peak as we get closer to the Lava Tower. The trek becomes a bit more strenuous as the trail steepens on the approach to the lava Tower, a 300 foot tall volcanic plug which marks an exposed pass at 15,000 feet In the afternoon, descend the steep track into the Great Barranco Valley.
Barranco Camp is set on a col (flat area) enclosed on three sides with steep valley walls and the Kibo massif itself. Hanging glaciers glint in the sunshine above, amidst the eerie landscape of plants such as the giant groundsels (Senecio Kilimanjari), and the uniquely endemic Giant Lobelia.Then we slowly ascent to our overnight stop at Barranco Camp (12,950 feet, 5-6 hours of walking). This day and the following day will be your acclimatisation time.

Overnight at Barranco Camp. All meals included.

Day 5: Mt Kilimanjaro – Barranco Camp to Karanga Valley Camp

The day will begin with a descent into the Gorge, before we climb its eastern wall where we will enjoy views of Kilimanjaro’s ice fields, an equatorial anomaly. We will continue trekking until we reach our camp in Karanga Valley (13,900 feet, 4-5 hours of walking).

Overnight at Karanga Valley Camp. All meals included.

Day 6: Mt Kilimanjaro – Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Camp

We’ll trek up through the Karanga Valley, the trail turns steadily uphill, following the lava ridge to the Barafu camp. The temperature will grow colder and the landscape more sparse as we near Barafu Camp.
Barafu Camp is set on a small, exposed flat area on a ridge, acting as a base camp from which you will make your summit attempt at midnight tonight. Barafu camp (15,200 feet, 6-7 hours of walking).

Overnight at Barafu Camp. All meals included.

Day 7: Mt Kilimanjaro – Barafu Camp to Summit to Mweka Camp

Just after midnight we start of a challenging trek(12-17 hours of trekking). You begin trekking at 12:30 to 1am, passing between the Rebmann and Tarzel glaciers to the rim at Stella Point.
The temperatures range from just below freezing at midnight, to between 10 deg. F (-12 deg. C) to –10 F. (-23 deg. C) just before dawn at the summit. As dawn nears, we’ll summit at Uhuru Peak, the highest point in Africa at 19,340 feet. Uhuru will be the culmination of – and the reward for – 6-7 hours of strenuous hiking. We’ll then descend back to Barafu Camp, resting for a while before continuing our descent to Mweka Camp (9,840 feet, 3-4 hours of walking on the descent).

Overnight at Mweka Camp. All meals included.

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Read Mustaphas blog when they watched two lions hunting down a zebra in Serengeti.

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Day 8: Mt Kilimanjaro – Mweka Camp to Park Gate

We’ll make our final descent to the park gate, a walk of about 3 or 4 hours. After bidding our farewells to our guide and porters, we’ll drive to Arusha.

Overnight at Rivertrees Country Inn or Mount Meru Game Lodge. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 9: Lake Manyara

After breakfast we depart for to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.

Overnight at Rift Valley Lodge at Lake Manyara. All meals included.

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Day 10: Lake Manyara – Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.

Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp, Serengeti. All meals included.

Accommodation at a Lodge at Serengeti with some supplement (on request)

Day 11: Serengeti

A full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species.

Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp Serengeti at Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 12: Ngorongoro

After breakfast you drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After arrival you will decent into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse. All meals included.

Day 13: Ngorongoro –Arusha-Zanzibar

After breakfast you return to Arusha in the afternoon for your flight to Zanzibar. Transfer to The Zanzibari Hotel or Matemwe Beach Village (other beach resorts as per request). Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 14-16: Beach Extension

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. There are a wide range of water sport activities you can do, such as snorkelling, scuba diving, boat trips and more.

Overnight at The Zanzibari Hotel or Matemwe Beach Village. Breakfast and Dinner included.

Day 17: Spice Tour & Zanzibar Town

After breakfast transfer to Stone Town. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch, where you can taste the spices and fruits.
In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!

Overnight at Tembo Hotel or Dhow Palace Hotel. Breakfast and Lunch included.

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Day 18: DEPARTURE

End of your Kilimanjaro Safari Zanzibar combination. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for departure.

NB –if you depart from another airport than Zanzibar we’ll arrange flight connections to your departure airport (to Dar Es Salaam also ferry boats possible).

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14 days Happy Family Summer Special Northern Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar 2015

Happy Family Summer Special Valid for June/July/August 2015

A combination of some days in the bush at Northern Tanzania and at the white palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar is one of our most requested programs, and we have adjusted it to make it even more suitable for the needs of families and children. It combines all Tanzanian highlights like Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro with some outdoor activities ‘beyond game drive’. Emphasis has been laid on short distances between destinations and family/children friendly accommodations – all with family rooms or interconnecting rooms, and occasionally a swimming pool to freshen up after a long dusty day on game viewing.

Day 01 ARRIVAL

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/guide and our representative We will take you to the Meru View Lodge or Kiboko Lodge , both simple but charming lodges at the slopes of Mt. Meru with beautiful views. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing.

Day 02 Arusha National Park

After breakfast drive to Arusha National Park, once the site of the action packed Hollywood movie Hatari, starring John Wayne and Hardy Kruger. You pass by herds of zebra, buffalo, and giraffe on the savannah. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Momella Lake, famous for huge flocks of colourful flamingos and its views at majestic Mt. Kilimanjaro. You continue in the afternoon with a game drive around the different habitats in this truly beautiful national park. There are black and white colobus monkeys (unique to this location northern Tanzania), Sykes’s and vervet monkeys, shy forest duikers, elusive leopards and substantial herds of antelope.
If you wish, you can hike at the slopes of Mt Meru in dense forest or at the Crater rim while an armed ranger escorts you to protect you from some of the larger animals.

2nd Overnight at Meru View Lodge or Kiboko Lodge in Arusha. All meals included.

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Day 03 Lake Manyara

After breakfast we depart for Lake Manyara (driving time some 2.5 – 3 hours). Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.
Overnight at the nice, intimate Rift Valley Lodge perched on a escarpment granting great views over Lake Manyara with grazing animals towards the Rift Valley Escarpment. All meals included.

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Day 04 Exploring Lake Manyara and its surroundings

After spending most of the previous days in the car you might enjoy to get out of the car for some physical activities and to explore the area at the Rift Valley Escarpment by walk guided by well trained local guides. First you walk through Mto wa Mbu Village where your guides introduce you to the local village and social life, to economic activities, education and many others things. Instead of the village tour your guides can also take you to a large banana plantation, one of the basics of local economy life and explain you about this agricultural meaning. Later you can walk through a small forest inhabited by monkeys and dikdiks which leads to Miwaleni River. Following the river is a thrilling (maybe little strenuous) hike and climb over rocks and stones until you finally reach Miwaleni Waterfall hidden in the Rift Valley Escarpment.
After lunch at your lodge and some rest you can go for a bicycle ride in the plains towards Lake Manyara.

Overnight at Rift Valley Lodge. All meals included.

Day 05 Lake Manyara-Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way!) En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffalos hiding in the bush. You will visit a Maasai Boma (traditional village) where some Maasai Warriors will welcome you, show you around and explain their traditional life. They will also show you their famous jumping dance and invite you to join in if you like! You can also see inside houses, meet children, ask questions and take photos!
After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive in the afternoon. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species.
Tonight and the following night you spend in a comfortable tented camp at the edge of the famous Serengeto, with views over the endless savannah with some animals and typically African acacia trees. Enjoy some relaxing hours at the camp fire under open sky after dinner, chatting with other guests and the charismatic security guards.

Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.
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Day 06 Serengeti

Early start today for an early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. You can take breakfast boxes with you and have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation center about Serengeti at Seronera. Return to your lodge for a relaxed lunch under the shade of an old acacia tree.
In the afternoon you can go out again on game drives or undertake a nature walk around the camp with some resident tribesmen. They are happy to share their knowledge of plants and animals surrounding them and introduce you into their use of traditional bow and arrow for hunting.

2nd Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 07 Ngorongoro

After breakfast you pass into Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.

Overnight at Endoro Lodge or Bouganvillea Safari Lodge. All meals included.

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Day 08 Ngorongoro- Arusha -Zanzibar

After breakfast we take you to Arusha Airport , for your flight to Zanzibar Transfer The Zanzibari Hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 09 – 12 Beach Extension

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Breakfast included.

Day 13 Spice Tour

After breakfast transfer to Stone Town. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an sumptuous and filling lunch at the Spice Restaurant, where you can taste the spices and fruits you have just learned about and seen growing fresh.
In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!

Overnight at Dhow Palace Hotel or Tembo Hotel or Maru Maru Hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 14 Departure

Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure.

NB –if you depart from another airport than Zanzibar we’ll arrange flight connections to your departure airport (to Dar Es Salaam also ferry boats possible)

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Tanzania Safari – Hidden Treasures – 14 Days

Tanzania Safari – Hidden Treasures

This Tanzania Safari takes you to the hidden treaures of Tanzania. You will interact with the remote local life, do night walks, enjoy unspoilt beaches and much more. Yes,this looks great. Please contact me.

Tanzania Safari – Hidden Treasures – Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/huide and our representative. We will take you to the famous Hatari Lodge once home of the German Actor Hardy Krueger. On arrival, you will be met by the lodge manager for a warm welcome and to discuss your Arusha safari programme for the following two days.

The Hatari Lodge is picturesquely located at the foot of majestic Mt Meru with breathtaking views over Arusha National Park.

Overnight at Hatari Lodge. Dinner included.

NB – If you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro, then we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi also road transfers in private or shared vehicles possible.

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Day 2-3: Hatari/Momella/Arusha National Park

Spend two days at Hatari Lodge and on safari activities are arranged by the lodge, including game drives at Arusha National Park, walks at the forest at Mt Meru and around the lodge. Also local communities, Momella village or Masai Villages are usually visited.

2 x Overnight at Hatari Lodge. All meals included.

NB – on request one night at the lodge owned Shu’mata can be arranged if one wish to spend one night in complete wilderness. There is a supplement of approx 250 USD per person.

Day 4-5: Mkomazi Game Reserve

Leave in the morning from Hatari and drive to Mkomazi Game Reserve. It serves as a buffer to the adjacent Tsavo National Park in Kenya. The Pare and the Usambara Mountains form the boundary in the south. The two mountain ranges in the background scenery, alternating from sparse tree savannas to grassland, are the reason for a such an imposing and breathtaking landscape; and due to protection measures put in place, the number of animals has increased sustantially.

Although there are not as many animals as in some of the more well-known national parks, the wonderful landscape more than compensates for this.Besides a multitude of other game, it has the largest population of Gerenuk antelope in Tanzania. Bird enthusiasts can observe approximately 400 different species of birds there.Mkomazi is also famous for it’s breeding projects of African wild dogs, and the rare black rhino run by the George Adamson/Tony Fitzjohn African Wildlife Preservation Trust. If possible you can visit the project and see the wild dogs and rhinos.

If you wish, you gan easily go on a night game drive on that evening or a guided walk around the camp.

2 x overnight at Babu’s Camp at Mkomazi Game Reserve. All meals included.

** Please Note: During April-May Babu’s Camp at Mkomazi National Park remains closed. Therefore we replace the visit to Mkomazi with a visit to Ndarakwai/ Western Kilimanjaro with accommodation at Ndarakwai Camp.

Day 6: Mkomazi – Usambara

After breakfast you return to Same – the busy market town at the sole of the Pare Mountains. If you wish, you can visit the lively market (Sunday is the market day) or the church, before you proceed along the majestic landscape of the Pare/Western Usambara Mountains and large sisal plantations to Soni/Lushoto at the heart of Usambara Mountains to a small but very friendly Farmhouse.

Overnight at Maweni Farms or Mullers Lodge. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 7-8: Western Usambara

Spend the following two days in a lush green, unspoilt surroundings in a small eco-friendly lodge. Your hosts will arrange various walking tours to the next surroundings, taking you to Sakkarani Mounastry, to small villages, to Mazumbai Rain Forest, Irente Viewpoint etc. If you wish, you can attend the service at one of the numerous churches at Lushoto or nearby. The walks will be designed at your preferences.

2 x Overnight at Maweni Farms or Mullers Lodge. All meals included.

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Day 9-11: Usambara – Pangani

After breakfast your taxi will wait for you and take you to the remote beaches of Pangani close to the Indian Ocean (Driving time of around 4-5 hours) partly on tarmac, partly on unpaved dirt roads.When you reach the beach around midday/early afternoon, it is time for some resting and relaxing, laying in the sun and enjoying a long unspoilt beach.

2 x Overnight at Kijongo Bay. Breakfast and dinner are included.

Day 12: Pangani – Saadani

Depending on your private schedule, you will travel again by taxi from Pangani along the coastline of the Indian Ocean to Saadani– the only wildlife sanctuary in Tanzania bordering the Sea – here, ‘bush meets beach’ and you can relax in a very unique, unspoilt nature with the turquoise blue waters of the Indian Ocean at the front and African Bush at the back.

Overnight at A Tent with a View Lodge. Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 13: Saadani National Park

Full day of game driving and safari activities at Saadani National Park, which offers a unique combination of both marine and mainland flora and fauna in a culturally fascination setting including savannahs, ocean and river, forests and shrubs. Species to be seen are elephants buffalos, hartebeests, waterbucks, reedbucks, warthogs, numerous giraffes, wildebeests, rarely lions, hyenas, genets, porcupines and different baboons.
In the morning you will go on an exciting game drive. After lunch at the banks of Wami River you go on a boating safari to Wami River where large groups of hippos live and nile crocodiles can be seen as well as kingfisher, fish eagles and many species of wading birds.

Overnight at A Tent With a View. All meals included.

Day 14: DEPARTURE

End of your Tanzania safari @Hidden Treasures’. Departure transfer to Saadani or Mkwaja Airstrip for your charter flight to Dar Es Salaam. Breakfast and lunch included.

This trip can be easily extended with a visit to Zanzibar.

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Wildlife stories

Read Mustaphas blog when they watched two lions hunting down a zebra in Serengeti.

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14 Days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

14 days Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

This Safari and Zanzibar itinerary show you all of the Tanzania highlights: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara finished of with the white palm fringed beaches of the exotic island Zanzibar. If you want to modify the itinerary to your wishes,Yes sounds great but I would like to modify the itinerary.

Day 1: ARRIVAL

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your Driver/Guide and our representative . We will take you to the Rivertrees Country Inn This charming lodge is situated at the banks of picturesque Usa River on an old German coffee estate and offers stunning views towards Mt. Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro. Alternative accommodation is at Mount Meru Game Lodge. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing for your safari. Dinner included.

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NB –if you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi also road transfers in private or shared vehicles possible.

Day 2: Tarangire

Your Tanzania safari starts with the drive to Tarangire, the fifth largest national park in northern Tanzania and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephant.

Overnight at Maramboi Tented Lodge at Tarangire. All meals included.

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Day 3: Lake Manyara

After breakfast your safari in Tanzania continues and we depart for Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.
Overnight at Rift Valley Lodge at Lake Manyara. All meals included.

Day 4: Ngorongoro

Today your safari continues to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world.It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.

Overnight at Ngoronogoro Sopa Lodge. All meals included.

Day 5: Serengeti

Today your safari will go to Serengeti National Park. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the Serengeti park and go on a game drive.
Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, North Central Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 6: Serengeti

Early morning safari to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. Full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. As in Ngorongoro your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.

Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Norh Central Serengeti. All meals included.

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Day 7: Zanzibar

In the morning we bring you to the Seronera airstrip, for your direct flight from the Serengeti to Zanzibar. Transfer to the boutique beach Hotel The Zanzibari (upgradeable to 5 Star Hotel, see supplements on the right menu). All meals included.

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(Note: if you want to stay at a 5 star hotel, we recommend the Ocean Paradise Resort).

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Day 8-11: Zanzibar

Relax and enjoy the endless beaches of Zanzibar whilst staying in your beach side hotel. There are a wide range of water sport activities you can participate in, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, boat trips and more.

Breakfast and Dinner are included.

Day 12: Zanzibar

After breakfast you will be transferred to Stone Town. En-route you will do the famous Zanzibar Spice Tour: We have developed a special Spice Tour with lots of in-depth information not only about spices, but also about the organically grown herbs, and will provide an educational background of their traditional uses in medicine, cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite you for an opulent lunch at special spice restaurant – where you can taste the spices and fruits you saw on the tour.

Overnight at Maru Maru Hotel or Tembo Hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 13: Zanzibar

Today we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!

Overnight at Maru Maru Hotel or Tembo Hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 14: Departure

Airport Transfer to Zanzibar Airport in time for your departure. Breakfast included.

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If you depart from another airport than Zanzibar we’ll arrange flight connections to your departure airport (to Dar Es Salaam also ferry boats possible)

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14 days Bush & Beach Adventure – Southern Tanzania & Zanzibar

Day 01: Arrival

You will be met at the International Airport of Dar Es Salaam by your Driver/Guide. We will take you to Swissgarden Hotel in Dar Es Salaam for overnight.

Day 02: Dar es Salaam – Selous Game Reserve

Your guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in the morning and take you to the Selous Game Reserve which you reach early afternoon (traveling time some 6-7 hours) for late lunch. After lunch and some short rest you will explore the river bank of Rujiji River by walk.

Overnight at Selous Great Water Lodge. All meals included.

Day 03: Selous Game Reserve

Today you will visit Selous Game Reserve named after the explorer Frederick Selous. The Selous Game Reserve is the largest protected wildlife reserve, a UN World Heritage site and a pristine uninhabited area larger than Switzerland. The topography of the park varies from rolling savannah woodland, grassland plain and rocky outcrops cut by the Rufiji River and its tributaries. The morning is spent on game viewing around the park. After lunch at the banks of the river your boat will pick you up and take you on a long river cruise along Rujiji River, across some of the lakes and through small channels at this huge lagoon system inhabited by crocodiles, hippos, monkey and plenty of birds (this river cruise takes some 4-5 hours and differs significantly from the ‘usual’ 1-1,5 hour boat trips at the river). Reach your lodge perched high above the river banks with the last afternoon light – just in time for a sundowner and some rest before the dinner.

Overnight at Selous Great Water Lodge. All meals included.

Day 04: Selous – Mikumi

After breakfast you will proceed to the next station of your safari circuit. First you cross a vast part of Northern Selous on some bumpy partly dusty roads towards Morongoro and onwards to Mikumi National Park where you reach your lodge in the afternoon. After a short rest you go on an afternoon game drive at Mikumi.

Overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Camp or Vuma Hill Camp. All meals included.

Day 05: Mikumi National Park

Today you explore MIkumi on a full day safari. The Mikumi National Park obtains a good impression of the African animal world and is suitable very well for a short visit. There is a rich variety bird species as well as large numbers of giraffes, buffaloes and elephants and close to the water holes also lions, leopards and hippos. Furthermore you can see zebras, lions, wild dogs, pythons, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephants, impala, warthog, eland and other antelopes. Several observation towers enable you to overview the park in its entirety. Mikumi National Park is mostly miombo woodland with gently rolling hills. Your guide will also arrange a walking safari for you guided by an armed ranger.

Overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Camp or Vuma Hill Camp. All meals included.

Day 06: Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Early departure for Udzungwa Mountain National Park which you reach after some 1,5-2 hours drive. After reaching your campsite you go for a first day of hiking at the pristine rain forest.
Today you do the Sanje Hike the most popular trail in Udzungwa taking you up to Sanje Waterfall This 200m waterfall is very impressive surrounded by rainforest with excellent views over the Kilombero floodplain. At the top, there are two more waterfalls, both impressive, and you can swim in the cool waters of their plunge pools. This trek can be done by an enthusiastic hiker in half a day, heading quickly up the escarpment and back down again. We usually recommend a more leisurely approach, heading up the mountain in the morning, taking lunch on the top of the waterfall with its breath-taking views of the valley, and taking time out to swim during the heat of the day. Then you can fo llow the trail around the side of the escarpment and head back down the mountainside

Overnight at Hondo Hondo Udzungwa Forest Camp (Accommodation at en suite tents) All meals included.

Day 07: Udzungwa Mountain National Park

Today your guide will take you to the Hidden Waterfall Trail taking you to Njokamoni Waterfall, right back into Hondo Hondo. It’s a long, steep walk that climbs to over 1000m, so you should plan to leave early. It is necessary to take a ranger on this hike as there are large mammals deep in the forest. You will certainly see plenty of wildlife on this trail. Once you’ve climbed the sometimes steep trail to the ridge, you walk through the flat grassy bottoms of some beautiful hidden valleys (hence our name for the trail) often frequented by elephants.

Overnight at Hondo Hondo Udzungwa Forest Camp(Accommodation at en suite tents) All meals included.

NB- this is a moderately tough hiking tour which takes some 7-8 hours for some 15 km. If you like a ‘lighter’ version your guide will take you across the road via the friendly local town of Mwaya towards a Rubber Plantation where you can see how local Latex is produced (this excursion can take some 4-5 hours)

Day 08: Udzungwa -Dar es Salaam -Zanzibar

Early rise for your last breakfast before you return to Dar es Salaam by car and onwards to Zanzibar by flight After arrival your guide will take you to The Zanzibari Hotel or Ngalawa Beach Village for your beach holidays. All meals included.

Day 09 – 12: Beach Extension

Relax and enjoy the beaches around Zanzibar Breakfast and dinner included (at Ngalawa Beach also lunch included)

Day 13: Spice Tour & Stonetown

After breakfast transfer to Stonetown. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at, where you can taste the spices and fruits.
In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!

Overnight at House of Spices or Forodhani Park Hotel . Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 14 Departure

Departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure.

Note: If you depart from another airport than Zanzibar we’ll arrange flight connections to your departure airport (to Dar Es Salaam also ferry boats possible)

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Luxury Camping Safari – 12 days

Luxury Camping Safari

This luxury camping safari show you the famous highights of Tanzania: Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. In the evening you can enjoy the sunset over the parks from your own veranda, lit up by candle lights.Yes this sounds wonderful.Please contact me.

Day 1: ARRIVAL

You will be met at the Airport of by your Driver/Guide and our representative who will take you to the Mount Meru Game Lodge. This charming Lodge is situated in the foothills of Mt. Meru an has an own game sanctuary. Accommodation is at one of their exclusive suites with your own private garden. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a briefing for your Luxury Camping Safari.
Breakfast and Dinner and all drinks included

NB –if you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi also road transfers in private or shared vehicles possible.

Day 2-3: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, you will depart by road to your first private tented camp, situated along the boundary of Tarangire National Park. Tarangire, Tanzania’s fifth largest national park is known for it’s majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The park supports a great diversity of wildlife, especially during in the dry season of July to November, when the Tarangire River provides the only permanent water supply in the area. During this season wildlife , including up to 6.000 elephants concentrate along the river.

2 x Overnight at a Private Luxury Mobile Tented Camp inside Tarangire National Park.
All meals included.

Day 4: LAKE MANYARA

After breakfast you’ll drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. This beautiful park with it’s lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees, takes its name from the Maasai word for “euphorbia tirucalli”, a bush which is used to make a thorny hedge to protect their cattle. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippo’s. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” tree. The bird life is also abundant, with flamingos, pelicans, horn bills and plenty of forest species.

Overnight at Lemala Luxury Tented Camp at Lake Manyara All meals included.

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Day 5: NGORONGORO CRATER

This morning your drive takes you the short distance to the “eighth wonder of the world”, the Ngorongoro Crater and to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for an excursion to Northwest Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a drive to Olmoti and Empakai Crater. At Olmoti Crater you can walk down to the relatively shallow crater. The grassy caldera is home to eland, bush buck and sometimes buffaloes. Water flows across the crater to the south side where it ours out to a small but spectacular waterfall known as Munge Stream. The six kilometer wide Empakai Crater is dominated by a deep soda lake which occupies nearly half the floor. Waterbirds and wildlife is often seen around the lake.

Your lodging for the next two nights will be at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. Perched on the edge of the crater, this beautiful lodge affords panoramic views of the crater floor.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Kirurumu Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 6: NGORONGORO CRATER

After and early breakfast you will depart for an entire day of wildlife viewing on the crater floor. You’ll’ have a picnic lunch in a secluded spot and return to your lodge in the afternoon. Lateron you go for a Walking safari at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by an armed ranger you follow animal paths through dense bush.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Kirurumu Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 7-10: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast depart for the “Great Serengeti”, likely the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. The vast
Serengeti plains cover an area of over 14,763 squarekilometers and during the months of the migration, is the habitat of huge numbers of wildebeest, zebra and Thomson’s gazelle with estimates of up to 1.5 million. From December through March they concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains, where the calving season takes place, attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena. In June and July they move into the western corridor and in October and November the herds can usually be found in the northern Serengeti. The Serengeti “Kopjes”, massive boulder islands of granite standing in a sea of grass, provide shelter to a great variety of plants and animals, from the elusive leopard to the tiny dik dik.
You will spend four nights in a luxury private camp, set in a wilderness area, depending on the season and movement of the animals.

4 x Overnight – Luxury Private Mobile Camp. All meals included.

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Day 11: SERENGETI – ARUSHA

Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. After Lodge breakfast we take you Seronera Airstrip for your flight back to Arusha.

Transfer to Mount Meru Game Lodge for the rest of the day at leisure at your suite. All meals included, also beverages at Mount Meru Game Lodge.

Day 12: DEPARTURE

End of your Luxury Camping Safari, departure transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for departure.

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THE TENTS

The tents are Selous style large, walk-in, insect proof canvas tents with private verandas. Private bush shower and toilet are attached to the back of the tent. Towels are provided. Two wash basins are available for washing up after game drives and in the morning (or whenever you like, all you have to do is ask for warm water). Your beds are comfortable wooden frame beds with thick foam mattresses, made up with fresh linen, two blankets and an African style bed-cover. King size beds can be arranged upon request (before the safari begins). Other furnishings in the tent include: A wooden bedside table, a hanger stand, a writing table, two safari chairs, two woolen African style carpets, 1 kerosene hurricane style lantern, 1 electric lamp and 1 flashlight, kanga table cloths, mirrors, waste and laundry baskets.

BUSH CUISINE

Meals are taken in a spacious mess tent with insect proof windows. The tables are made of African olive wood and covered with local fabric table cloths. The area is lit with pressure lamps. The bar is stocked with cold soft drinks, mineral water and beer; wine and spirits are also available as is ice. It is suggested that clients bring their favorite spirits or order it in advance. All bottled beverages are billed at the end of the safari with the exception of half a bottle of wine per person for the evening meal.
Delicious 3 course meals are cooked in the bush kitchen, an open air affair, yet highly effective as your taste buds will tell you. Menus include: A selection of salads carefully washed with boiled water, soup, meat, fish, and vegetables, pasta or rice, fresh fruits, and cakes for dessert. Special dietary requests can be accommodated and should be booked in advance.

Sample Menu

Breakfast: Coffee & tea served at your tent with the morning wake-up call Fruit juices Fresh fruits and cereals, Cheese, Bread, butter, marmalade, jam and honey, Eggs, sausages and bacon.

Lunch: Selection of salads from the buffet Cold cut beef, salami & ham and smoked sailfish, Assorted cheeses, Fruit salad, Coffee & tea.

Dinner: Avocado vinaigrette Cream of leek soup Beef tournedo, pommes gratin and seasonal vegetables, Green salad, Lemon mousse, Coffee & tea.

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Honeymoon Safari & Zanzibar – 11 days

Honeymoon Safari & Zanzibar

This Honeymoon Safari & Zanzibar itinerary starts at the lush Lake Manyara and continues to Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Zanzibar. You will have the best of what Tanzania offers. Yes this honeymoon sounds perfect. Please contact me.

Honeymoon Safari & Zanzibar – Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival

Our representative will pick you from arrival point and then take you to the
Rivertrees Country Inn in Arusha for a briefing on your honeymoon safari. This charming Lodge is situated at the banks of picturesque Usa River on an old German coffee estate and offers stunning views towards Mt. Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro.

Alternative accommodation at Lake Duluti Lodge Dinner is included.

NB –if you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi also road transfers in private or shared vehicles possible.

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Day 2: Lake Manyara

Your Honeymoon Safari & Zanzibar holiday continues to Lake Manyara after breakfast . Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.

Overnight at Escarpment Luxury Lodge overlooking Lake Manyara. All meals included.

Day 3: Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.

Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 4: Serengeti

You will have breakfast at the Lodge before we embark on an early morning game drive in the park. The Migration, consisting of around 2 million animals, is on the move all year round. Depending on the season you may see this impressive phenomena. Naturally it also attracts a mass of predators and you may be able to see a band of lionesses gather for a hunt. You will return to your lodge for a sumptuous lunch to gather strength for the afternoon game drive.

Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light In the morning. After breakfast continue game driving on your way to Naabi Hill Gate and towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After lunch and some rest at your lodge you go in the afternoon for a Walking safari at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by an armed ranger you follow animal paths through dense bush.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Plantation Lodge All meals included.

Day 6: Ngorongoro

After breakfast you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater – often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for the dense population of animals which inhabit it. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and myriad other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted on just one single game drive! You will overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – unbridled luxury on the crater rim.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Plantation Lodge nearby. All meals included.

Day 7: Arusha – Zanzibar

After breakfast we will visit a Maasai Village at Ngorongoro then proceed to Arusha where your honeymoon safari ends and you take your flight to Zanzibar.

Overnight at The Zanzibari Hotel or Hotel Matlai. All meals included.

Day 8-10: Beach Resort Zanzibar

Relax and enjoy Zanzibar’s Beaches around your resort. Breakfast and dinner.

Stone Town and Spice Tour

On one day you on a guided tour. First you visit the Spice Plantations at Kidichi for the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special Spice Tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description about their traditional uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite for an opulent lunch at the ‘Spice Restaurant’, where you can taste the spices and fruits.

In the afternoon we will show you Stone Town on our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to stand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (People’s Palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques!
Transfer back to your beach hotel.

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Day 11: DEPARTURE

This is the end of your Honeymoon Safari & Zanzibar holiday. Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for your departure.

NB –if you depart from another airport than Zanzibar we’ll arrange flight connections to your departure airport (to Dar Es Salaam also ferry boats possible)

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Wildlife stories

Read Mustaphas blog when they watched two lions hunting down a zebra in Serengeti.

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Travel the Green Tanzania-7 days Lodge Safari

Travel the Green Tanzania 7 days Lodge Safari APR-JUN 2015

Only few travellers ‘dare’ to travel to the parks during rainy season. They are awarded with unforgettable sights and experiences if you don’t mind the occasional deluge. The vast savannahs are transformed into an endless green carpets flecked with wildflowers and scattered with plenty of game. There might be some short downpours – usually in the afternoon or during the night – after which the air is crisp and clear and all the scenery is incredibly green. Rivers and pools are full and food is readily available for all animals. And the famous ‘Great Migration’ of millions of wildebeest and zebras galloping the savannahs of South and Central Serengeti is an extra plus to ‘dare’ the rainy season. Yes I want to know more about Green Tanzania.

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Day 01 ARRIVAL

You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by our representative. We will take you to the Mount Meru Game Lodge with an attached game sanctuary where zebras, ostriches, antelopes and peacocks can be observed in their natural habitat. Our safari manager will come to meet you and to provide you with a safari briefing.

Day 02 Lake Manyara National Park

Your Tour starts with the drive to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the 600-metre high Rift Valley Escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty and indeed a scenic gem. Lush jungle-like groundwater forests inhabited by large herds of elephants and strong troops of monkeys contrasts with grassy fertile floodplains preferred habitat of many savannah game like buffalo, giraffes, wildebeests, impalas and many more. The alkaline Lake Manyara is home to hippos and and large numbers of various water and swamp birds like storks, cormorants, pelicans and pink-hued flamingos. Steaming and bubbling hot springs in the very south of the park and the adjacent swamps are an attractive sight as well. The compact game-viewing circuit through Manyara offers a virtual microcosm of the Tanzanian safari experience.

Overnight at Rift Valley Lodge overlooking Lake Manyara. All meals included.

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Day 03 Lake Manyara-Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. First your way winds up the steep slopes of the Rift Valley Escarpment with breathtaking views over Lake Manyara to the south eastern slopes of the Ngorongoro Highlands. You pass a vast area of pure Masai country where colorful Masai herdsmen in their traditional attire are everywhere to be seen. If you desire a traditional Masai Boma can be visited (some extra charges apply). Rolling hills covered with lush green pasture and blossoming flowers are scattered with zebras, wildebeests and various species of antelopes. Even the rate Eland antelope is frequently seen.
After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive around Southern and Central Serengeti being famed for the famous ‘Great Migration’ during the months of April till June.

Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.

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Day 04 Serengeti

Full day of game drives around Serengeti, named after the ancient Masai Word ‘Siringet’ meaning ‘wide, endless plains’ and most likely the most famous national park worldwide. You can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. During and after the rains, its golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet flecked with wildflowers. And there are also wooded hills and towering termite mounds, rivers lined with fig trees and acacia woodland stained orange by dust. Depending on your ‘stamina’ you leave with a packed lunch and stay out in the bush for the whole day or you return to your camp early afternoon for a late lunch and some time of rest in your camp. If weather permits you can go out with your guide on a nature walk around the camp to stretch your leg and see small wonders of nature usually not seen during the game drives.

2nd Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 05 Serengeti -Ngorongoro

Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. After breakfast will proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and go for an afternoon a Nature Walk (depending on weather conditions) at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by a ranger or Masai Guide you follow animal paths through the bush..

Overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse. All meals included.

Day 06 Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you will explore the famous Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world.It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse. All meals included.

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Day 07 Ngorongoro – Arusha

Depending on your schedule and when you need to be back in Arusha you still have some time to explore the area around your lodge located at the other rim of Ngorongoro Crater. You can visit the famous farmer’s market of Karatu Town, take a stroll through the coffee gardens of your lodge, ask your guide to arrange another hike on a forest trail or visit a traditional tribesman of the ancient Irawq tribe. Even an adventurous Quadbike Excursion at the scenic foothills of Ngorongoro can be arranged (approx 2 hours – additional cost of 99 USD per person). Return to Arusha afterwards.

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Follow the Serengeti Wildebeest Migration in December

The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration – an extraordinary wildlife event

The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration is an extraordinary wildlife event and a life time experience for an animal lover. 1,5 million wildebeests around Serengeti searches for fresh water and nutritious grass. Following them are large numbers of zebras, different kinds of gazelles and hungry predator cats luring in the grass around them. The migration has been fairly investigated but still it is hard to foresee its exact movements since it is depending on when the rain comes. Our Serengeti Wildebeest Migration itinerary adjusts to the migration to make sure you come as close as possible to the animals. We can assure that you will have a great safari experience ! I want to see The Serengeti Wildebeest Migration.

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Day 01 Arusha-Ngorongoro

Depart Arusha in the morning for your drive through the Maasai Steppe and along the Rift Valley to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. After arrival you descend to the Crater floor for a wonderful game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is often described as one of the wonders of the world and has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site .It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.
Spend sunset overlooking the Crater Floor from the pool area or your private panorama windows.

Overnight at Ngoronogoro Sopa Lodge. Lunchbox and dinner included.

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Day 02/03 ‘Great Migration’ at Serengeti

From Ngorongoro you drive towards Serengeti, one of the most famous wildlife conservation areas in the world. First you reach for a short walk a the Naabi Hill Kopjes (huge granit bolders) where you can go for a short walk. After lunch you continue further into Central Serengeti for game drives all afternoon.

Accommodation is at a luxury tented camp located in a wildlife-rich area, where you can tuck into delicious bush food, warm yourself by the crackling campfire, and drift off to the sound of a lion roaring in the distance.

2 x Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp. All meals included.

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Day 04/05 ‘Great Migration’ at Serengeti

From the plains of central Serengeti you move to the Eastern Corridor where the wildebeest and zebra herds are crossing the Lobo Valley heading for the lush short-grass plains of Southern Serengeti.

Your accommodation for the next two days is at a luxury tented camp scenically located in a glade and guarded by three million year-old granite towers.

2 x Overnight at Mbuzi Mawe Camp (or sim). All meals included.

Day 06 Serengeti -Arusha

Today you enjoy another early morning game drive followed by a bush breakfast or enjoy a leisurely breakfast at your camp before your guide will take you to Lobo Airstrip for your return to Arusha with arrival around noon (if more suitable you can also take a late afternoon flight; flight extensions to Kilimanjaro Airport are possible). Breakfast included.

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Want to travel another month and not miss The Migration? Check out our other itineraries:

Serengeti Migration February-April

Serengeti Migration May-June

Serengeti Migration July-August

Serengeti Migration October-November

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Follow the Serengeti Migration in May-June

The Serengeti Migration – a stunning wildlife experience

The Serengeti Migration is a stunning wildlife experience and a breathtaking show of nature. In an annual circle from Masai Mara, Kenya through Serengeti and the western park of Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area approximately 1,5 million wildebeests move around seeking better quality water and fresh grazing. Large numbers of zebras and smaller numbers of different species of gazelles and ever hungry predator cats are following the wildebeests . Although their moves are fairly well researched it is still hard to predict theur precise whereabouts. The annual pattern is depending on grass, rainfalls and pasture. Our Serengeti Migration itineraries will take you as close as possible to the wildlife and we assure you a great safari experience ! Yes, I want to follow The Migration.

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Day 01 Arusha-Ngorongoro

Depart Arusha in the morning for your drive through the Maasai Steppe and along the Rift Valley to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area. After arrival you descend to the Crater floor for a wonderful game drive . The Ngorongoro Crater is often described as one of the wonders of the world and has been declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site .It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.
Spend sunset overlooking the Crater Floor from the pool area or your private panorama windows.

Overnight at Ngoronogoro Sopa Lodge. Lunchbox and dinner included.

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Day 02 ‘Great Migration’ at Serengeti

From the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater you drive towards Serengeti, one of the most famous wildlife conservation areas in the world. First you reach for a short walk a the Naabi Hill Kopjes (huge granit bolders) where you can go for a short walk. After lunch you continue further into Central Serengeti for game drives all afternoon. The large wildebeest and zebra herds usually amble Northwards from Southern Serengeti, impressing sights of large herds with lots of newborns.

Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge situated at an escarpment overlooking the plains of the south-western Serengeti. All meals included.

Day 03 ‘Great Migration’ at Serengeti

Often in late May or June the huge herds split up. While the major herds sweep round towards the Western Corridor collecting strength and getting prepared for the famous Grumeti River Crossing, some splinter herds can be seen driving straight northwards passing North Central Serengeti and Ikoma Region.

Your game drives take you towards the Western Corridor to Mbalageti and Grumeti River.

Overnight at Mbalageti Tented Lodge offering a breathtaking 360-dgree panorama view of the Serengeti Plain lands and the Mbalageti River. Accommodation is at their nice thatched chalets. All meals included.

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Day 04/05 Central Serengeti / Ikoma Area

Spend two more days on game drives around Serengeti. Enjoy your picnic lunches in the bush, cautiously approach the hippo pool, and generally marvel at the rough, rugged and ever-expanding wilderness surrounding you. If you wish you can also join an interesting walking tour arranged by the camp. Accommodation is at a luxury tented camp located in a wildlife-rich area, where you can tuck into delicious bush food, warm yourself by the crackling campfire, and drift off to the sound of a lion roaring in the distance.

2 x Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp. All meals included.

Day 06 Serengeti -Arusha

After breakfast you return to Arusha with some game viewing en route with arrival late afternoon. Hot Lunch will be served at a lodge in Karatu before you proceed to Arusha. Breakfast and lunch included.

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NB – if you wish, airport transfers and overnights in Arusha can be arranged before your safari starts as well as return flights to Arusha to avoid long transfers back.

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Want to travel another month and not miss The Migration? Check out our other itineraries:

Serengeti Migration February-April

Serengeti Migration July-August

Serengeti Migration October-November

Serengeti Migration December

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