9 Day Tanzania Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire National Park from US$5,344pp

Safari in your private vehicle, just for the two of you, in Northern Tanzania. Including the famous Ngorongoro Crater with its “Big-5” , Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the endless plains of The Serengeti where you might catch up with the Wildebeest Migration depending on its location during your visit.

Highlights:

Explore the best Northern Tanzania National Parks, the Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater

Private vehicle with your guide/driver to stop and go as you please- unlimited miles

See the countryside and villages along the way to the Serengeti

Small safari camps for better experiences

Option to explore Maasai Homes and Culture as well as Olduvai Gorge

Accommodation Destination Basis Room Type Duration
Rivertrees Country Inn Arusha HB+ 1x Garden Room 1 Night
Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp Ngorongoro Crater FB+ 1x Double King Size Tent 2 Nights
Kiota Camp Serengeti Seronera FB+ 1x Double Room 2 Nights
Kichuguu Camp Tarangire National Park FB+ 1x Double Room 3 Nights

Key
B&B: Bed and Breakfast
HB+: Half Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Activities
FB+: Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Price

US$ 5344.- during October 2020

US$5,680.- from mid June to end September 2020

Price per person, sharing occupancy.

Included

Accommodation and full board as per package, private customized safari vehicle with naturalist guide/driver througout safari, unlimited miles, all National Park Entrance fees, airport meet and greet,   emergency evacuation insurance from safari camps to nearest hospital;

Excluded

International flight to Kilimanjaro airport, optional tours in Arusha,, optional night game drive and walking safari, visa,

Note: Tour starts and ends at Kilimanjaro airport. Daily departures pending space available. This is private safari with only the two of you in the vehicle. Some lunches are picnic style. Price would be lower if 4 friends are sharing this journey.

Day 1:           Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha       

Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

 

Arusha

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania – nestled below Mt. Meru and close to Mount Kilimanjaro. From Arusha there are options to head  to Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks and from there it’s a short trip to the Serengeti. Arusha was built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration because of the temperate climate.

Day Itinerary

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport and meet our representative for the transfer to your hotel.

Overnight: Rivertrees Country Inn         

Once an old coffee estate, Rivertrees is now a charming country inn nestled in abundant foliage with the Usa River flowing by. Set in the foothills of Mt Meru, conveniently close to Kilimanjaro International Airport and a short drive to Arusha, its location proffers a wealth of natural wonders to explore. 

Comprising the original Farm House, an elegant River House, luxurious River Cottages and several beautifully appointed Garden Rooms, it also serves delicious garden-fresh cuisine in its stunningly set restaurant. The swimming pool and spa are tailored for relaxation, and friendly personalised service ensures a memorable stay, whether for a one-night stopover or much longer.

Basis

Half Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Activities

Day 2:           Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp, Ngorongoro Crater           

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 meter deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants.The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. It is also one of the view places where hyenas can be seen roaming during the daylight. Outside of the crater Masaai herdsmen can be seen tending to their flocks of goats and herds of cattle.

Lake Manyara National Park

With the Lake on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats. Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. It lends itself for a picnic stop on the way to Ngorongoro Crater.

Day Itinerary

Meet your safari guide after breakfast and drive through villages and typical African scenery. Have a picnic lunch at Lake Manyara National Park followed by a game drive. Cross the Great Rift Valley and enter Ngorongoro Conservation area where you will spend the night on the crater rim for early access into the crater next morning.

Overnight: Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp   

Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp with 7 medium size tents and 1 double Family Tent and is ideally situated on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, just inside the Lemala Ranger Post. It allows early descent in the crater before the crowds arrive and late game drives when most have already left the Crater floor.

Each guest tent has an en suite bathroom with shower and vanity desk.

The camp’s lounge is the place to meet other travellers and share safari stories while enjoying a complimentary cup of Tanzanian coffee or tea.

Breakfasts, lunches and dinners are served in the dining tent, freshly prepared on a daily basis.

Bush TV, the local name for campfires, is lit when the weather permits.

Crater Floor Lunches and Walking Safaris are optional and to be booked upon reservation

Double King Size Tent

A comfortable Tent with double roof and UV shade, with a King size Bed equipped with mosquito nets, Side tables, a lockable chest for your valuables, luggage rack.

En suite Bathroom with shower, Vanity desk and flush toilet, bathrobes, towels and amenities

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 3:           Ang’ata Ngorongoro Camp, Ngorongoro Crater           

Day Itinerary

Get an early start and descend into Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the location of the Big-5. Return to the crater rim for overnight.

Your lodge is located on the rim of the crater which allows you to be amongst the very first people entering the crater in the morning. Most tourists are in lodges 1.5 hour away. Being first in the crater means less people in the morning and better lighting for picture taking.

Activities

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater, once a gigantic volcano, is the largest intact caldera in the world. Some maintain that before it erupted, it would have been higher than Mt Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. Today, long since having collapsed and eroded, it is an extensive highland area with the famous 600 meter deep Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth. Fresh springs and a large soda lake quench the thirst of all the inhabitants.The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards Black rhino are protected within its rim, giant tusked elephants wander the forests, black-maned lions stalk the grasslands, and flamingos crowd the soda lakes. It is also one of the view places where hyenas can be seen roaming during the daylight. Outside of the crater Masaai herdsmen can be seen tending to their flocks of goats and herds of cattle.

Ngorongoro Crater

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 4:           Kiota Camp Serengeti, Seronera      

Seronera

The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the Great Migration route, and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless wildebeest flood across the plains. While migratory game populations fluctuate seasonally, Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the Big Five, among many other species. A number of small campsites provide accommodation and visitors can enjoy hot air balloon trips and walking safaris as well as guided game drives.

Ngorongoro Crater

As previously described

Day Itinerary

Head for the endless plains of the Serengeti.

Optional drive through Olduvai Gorge and visit of the museum (extra charge).

Keep your eyes out for wildlife on the way to your camp.

Optional

Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge

Olduvai Gorge is a paleoanthropological site of major significance, where an old river has carved away the rock to expose layer upon layer of volcanic soil. This is where Dr Louis and Mary Leakey found the remains of hominids “Nutcracker Man”, “Tool Making Man” and “Lucy”, discoveries that have helped to fill some of the missing links in the chain of human evolution and added more evidence to the theory of modern man’s emergence in Africa.

The “Cradle of Mankind” now has a visitor centre where you may hear a short lecture on the work of the Leakey’s and their successors and a small museum where you may see some of their finds, including a giant giraffe – it is hard to believe that they were once even taller!

Overnight: Kiota Camp Serengeti             View iBrochure

Kiota Camp is permanently located in the Central Serengeti, taking advantage of the year round wildlife viewing the Seronera Valley and nearby areas have to offer. The Central Serengeti is famed for its healthy population of large cats, permanent game around the Seronera River, and Rettima Hippo Pool. Kiota is the sister camp of Chaka Camp. Combining Kiota and Chaka Camps for a four to six night stay in the Serengeti ecosystem is an excellent way to see many different areas of the vast wildlife area.

Double Room

A double room consists of 1 king size bed.

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

Day 5:           Kiota Camp Serengeti, Seronera      

Day Itinerary

Explore the Serengeti. This area is known for tree climbing lions. Depending on the month of your travel, the rains and the location of the huge wildebeest migration herd, you might be able to search for and catch up with them.. You will be in the wilderness and animals can not be predicted. But having a private vehicle gives you the best chance. You stop where you like to stop and leave an animal sighting when you are ready!

Basis

Fully Inclusive – Bed, All Meals, Fees and Activities

Day 6:           Kichuguu Camp, Tarangire National Park          

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is known for having the greatest concentration of wildlife outside of the Serengeti eco-system. Named after the river that crosses through it, this park at 1,100 square miles located southwest of Arusha, is sometimes sadly missed by those heading for the more well known of the National Parks in Tanzania. Yet we can highly recommend it for its elephant migration, quiet authentic atmosphere and fantastic birding opportunities. During the dry season, the river is the only source of water for many animals, with thousands migrating to it from the nearby Lake Manyara National Park. The landscape here is diverse, with a mix of habitats that are unique to the area and not found anywhere else: hilly landscapes are dotted with vast numbers of baobab trees, dense bush and high grasses. Herds of up to 300 elephants congregate here, whilst migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala and eland can also be seen, with the accompanying predators following along behind. On drier ground you find the Kori bustard, the heaviest flying bird; ostriches, the world’s largest bird; and small parties of ground hornbills blustering like turkeys.

The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often seen to be home to dwarf mongoose.

The swamps, an oasis of green year round, are where you will find over 550 bird species, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world. It is a birder’s dream with frequent sightings of yellow-collared lovebirds, which can be seen during a game drive alongside the river.

Tarangire’s pythons climb trees, as do its lions and leopards, lounging in the branches where the fruit of the sausage tree disguises the twitch of a tail.

Day Itinerary

Morning game drive in The Serengeti. Enjoy a picnic lunch along the way to Tarangire National Park where you will safari later in the afternoon.

Option to stop at a typical Masaai Kraal or Homestead. Support the locals directly by paying the fee to them whilst there. This is a good picture taking opportunity as you observe them in their daily life.

Optional

Masaai Homestead Visit

Masaai Homestead Visit

Visit a Masaai Homestead or Kraal – their homes incircled by acacia thorn brush to protect them from wild animals and lions at times. Watch them go about their daily lives and see their authentic huts. Exceptional picture opportunities.

Overnight: Kichuguu Camp           View iBrochure

Kichuguu opened its doors in 2017 inside Tarangire National Park. Meaning ‘termite mound’ in Swahili, Kichuguu is named after this prominent feature found all over Tarangire National Park. The camp’s design has a termite mound theme with organic features and structures found throughout the camp. Enjoy gourmet Swahili cuisine from our highly trained chefs!

A 45 minute drive from the main gate, this camp is located in a less crowded area of the park with great access to the river, swamp and other areas. Our third camp in the Chaka Camp family, Kichuguu follows our other camps in that it offers an extremely comfortable and intimate atmosphere in the middle of Tanzania’s wilderness!

Double Room

A double room consists of 1 king size bed.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 7:           Kichuguu Camp, Tarangire National Park          

Day Itinerary

Explore Tarangire National Park during morning and afternoon safaris.

Night safaris and walking safaris are optional.

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 8:           Kichuguu Camp, Tarangire National Park          

Day Itinerary

Explore Tarangire National Park during morning and afternoon safaris.

 

Basis

Full Board Plus – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

Day 9:           End of Itinerary  

Day Itinerary

Enjoy your last morning safari prior heading to Kilimanjaro airport.

Please do not schedule you departure prior 6pm.

Basis

Bed and Breakfast

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