Tanzania Wilderness Lodge Safari

Posted on 7 August 2014
Departure date: 2016 Number of nights: 5 Package price: From R42 175

On this seven-day Tanzania Wilderness Lodge Safari you’ll visit the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park as well as the world famous Serengeti and  Ngorongoro Crater. Travel through breathtaking landscapes on adventurous tracks and experience nature, wildlife and the African way of life.

Cost of Tanzania Wilderness Lodge Safari

Min of 4 people

  • R32 175 per person sharing (land portion)
    R10,000 per person sharing (approx flights price)
    R42 175 per person sharing (combined total of above)

Min of 2 people

  • R36 795 per person sharing (land portion)
    R10 000 per person sharing (approx flights price)
    R46 795 per person sharing (combined total of above)

Package dates

  • Throughout 2016

Package includes

  • Return international flights ex JHB-Arusha (+/- R10 000)
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water (3 litres per person per day)
  • Overnight stays in safari lodges and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • All national park fees
  • Mto wa Mbu cultural programme including lunch
  • Coffee walk in Karatu

Package excludes

  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc

Tanzania Wilderness Lodge Safari itinerary

Day 1: Arusha-Tarangire NP

In the morning you will be collected from your hotel and after an approximate 2 hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, the savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close, not only because there are thousands of animals but also because they are not disturbed by the presence of vehicles. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the Maramboi Tented Camp, where you can relax at the pool while overlooking the palm-dotted plains. Lunch, Dinner.

Day 2: Tarangire-Serengeti NP

After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. Depending on the season, you will either spend the night at the Kati Kati Tented Camp inside the park or at the Mapito Tented Camp on the outskirts of the park. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Serengeti NP

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another night at last night’s camp. Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Serengeti NP-Karatu-Coffee Walk

On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to the Ngorongoro Farm House in Karatu, where you will join a walk in the coffee plantation to learn more about the cultivation and processing of coffee. You will spend the night at the Ngorongoro Farm House. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 5: Karatu-Ngorongoro Crater-Karatu

Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to the Ngorongoro Farm House to spend another night. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 6: Karatu-Arusha

After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off at a hotel of your choice or at the airport. Breakfast, Lunch

Terms and conditions

  • Exchange rate used (bank selling rate): R16.50 to US$1.00
  • As your package is partly in US Dollars all prices are subject to exchange rate fluctuations and are subject to change without prior notice. The exchange rate on the date of final payment will be used as the basis of the cost of your tour packages
  • Flights are subject to change and availability
  • Flight taxes quoted are current and subject to change

 

 

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