Type: Private (Budget)

Destination:  Arusha + Tarangire+ Ngorongoro + Serengeti

Time: Late June 2019 – October 2019: Focus on Tanzania Wildebeests Migration

Essence Tanzania – Safari to the Northern Parks

Accommodation

 

Included in the price:

  • Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All game drives viewing in a custom built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
  • All parks entrance fees
  • Transportation with 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs
  • Professional English speaking driver-guide during the safari.
  • Bottled safe drinking water in safari vehicles
  • Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee (if any)
  • Current Government taxes and levies
  • 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Arusha.

 

Excluded from the price:

  • Internal or International flights
  • Balloon and/or additional excursions while you are in Tanzania
  • Out-of-full board service at the hotel including body massage, hotel excursions, bar & laundry services
  • Entry visa to Tanzania
  • Travel and health insurance
  • TIPS to your guide, hotel staff, and porters
  • Meals, drinks, and excursions not described in the itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
  • Volunteering items, budgets or any gears for any special activity with the community.

 

 

 

Arrival Day; Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha City

After arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be welcomed by our tour guide, will be holding a poster with your name who will transfer you to Arusha (45-60 minutes). The guide will transfer you to Mvuli Hotel in Arusha city one of the fascinating touristic towns in Tanzania. Depending on the time of arrival one can explore the town by the help of a local guide.

The Arusha Town is known as the safari capital of the world but it is often overlooked in favor of its more glamorous, better known neighbors – Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. But Arusha has a wealth of experiences to offer from safaris in Arusha National Park, to breathtaking hiking on Mount Meru, Cultural tours, Tanzanite and more.

 

Day 1; Arusha – Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you will be heading into the Tarangire National Park for a morning game drive. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. In the afternoon you will eat your lunch at the picnic overlooking Tarangire River. Afterwards you will drive to Karatu are  where you will overnight at Eileen`s Trees Inn Lodge-FB

TarangireThis National Park enables you to experience an unrivalled landscape of open plains, dotted with thousands of baobabs. Not only does the meandering Tarangire River attract a vast number of wildlife, but the Park is also especially renowned for its huge elephant herds, enabling its visitors the spotting of entire thick-skinned families!

Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants as compared to anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and distinctive location to visit.

Before the rains, droves of gazelles, wildebeests, zebras, and giraffes migrate to Tarangire National Park’s scrub plains where the last grazing land still remains.

Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. This park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings.

The swamps, tinged green year-round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world.

Disused termite mounds are often frequented by colonies of the endearing dwarf mongoose, and pairs of red-and-yellow barbet, which draw attention to themselves by their loud, clockwork-like duetting.

 

Day 2; Tarangire National Park – Central Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will drive towards Serengeti but you will cross Ngorongoro conservation area and proceed to Serengeti plains for unlimited game drive with high chances of following the great migration and spotting pride of lions, cheaters, leopards and many more.  This will be your area of exploration in one day. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Camp-FB

Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world and it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.

Established in 1952, it is home to the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. The Park can be divided into 3 sections:

* The southern/central part (Seronera Valley) with its classic savannah dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife.

* The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River, and has more forests and dense bush.

* The north meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section.

It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous – over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. During the months of July-September the herds will cross the Mara River again and again in search of fresh grass. They will have to face the mighty crocodiles in the river, who are waiting quietly in the water for their opportunity.

Serengeti is also known as the “endless plains” in the Masai language. This will be your area of exploration for the following two days. You will have the opportunity to discover this fascinating area and its wild inhabitants driving through the vast Serengeti Plains.

 

Day 3 & 4; North Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch to northern Serengeti Kogatende area following the great migration at Mara River. The game drive will be along the Mara River and other interesting places in the north where the big groups of wildebeests will be at that particular time. After the full day of game drive, we will drive to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner. Dinner and overnight North Heritage Camp/ Tanzania Bush Camp-FB

The north meets up with Kenya’s Masai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous – over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. During the months of July-September the herds will cross the Mara River again and again in search of fresh grass. They will have to face the mighty crocodiles in the river, who are waiting quietly in the water for their opportunity.

Serengeti is also known as the “endless plains” in the Masai language. This will be your area of exploration for the following two days. You will have the opportunity to discover this fascinating area and its wild inhabitants driving through the vast Serengeti Plains.

 

Day 5; Central Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will venture the corners of the mighty Serengeti plains for unlimited game drive with high chances of following the great migration and spotting pride of lions, cheaters, leopards and many more.  This will be your area of exploration in one day. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Camp-FB

 Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world and it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa.

Established in 1952, it is home to the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. The Park can be divided into 3 sections:

* The southern/central part (Seronera Valley) with its classic savannah dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife.

* The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River, and has more forests and dense bush.

 

Day 6; Ngorongoro Crater

Your hotel is located just outside the gate of Ngorongoro Conservation Area that will take only 20 minutes to the entrance after your early breakfast. You then enter the conservation area of Ngorongoro and descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after which you will climb up of the crater. Dinner and overnight shall be at Eileen`s Trees Inn Lodge-FB

The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken ancient volcanic caldera in the world. In 1979 this nearly three-million-year-old area was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The former volcano crater is also considered to be “Africa’s Garden of Eden”, as it is a haven for thousands of wild games, including lions, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, rhinos, Thomson’s gazelles and buffaloes. The crater is among the 8 Natural Wonders of the World.

 

Day 7; Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport.

After breakfast transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to catch up your flight back home.  It is with great regret to inform you that your safari has come to an end. While the memories will last forever, we do hope you will return one day to retrace the steps of the adventure you just completed.