Tanzania safaris is a viewing tours in Tanzania Northern Circuit, accommodation can be safari lodges and budget camping safaris using basic tented camp facilities.
Day 1: After breakfast, with picnic lunch, drive to Lake Manyara via Maasai village. Over 380 species of birds, some migratory, have been recorded in the Park. Game drives in the park till evening. Dinner and overnight at the Standard Safari Lodge or Luxury Lodge.
Day 2: After breakfast drive to the Great Serengeti National Park with lunch and game drives en route. Going to Serengeti you pass via Ngorongoro Crater and also visit Olduvai Gorge (historical site). You will pass through Ngorongoro Conservation Area to reach the Serengeti National Park. Leaving the Ngorongoro highlands behind you will enter the Southern plains of the Serengeti National Park where your eyes will have an opportunity to see up to its limits as you will be viewing the endless plains with lots of animals. Actually the name Serengeti is the corruption of the Maasai word Siringeti which means endless plains.
Serengeti is one of the most famous wildlife areas in the world with an area of over 14,000 square kilometers. Serengeti is the home of millions of small and big animals with all big five mammals, over 500 bird species, crocodiles in the Grumeti river other reptiles such as tortoises and snakes. Serengeti has a very beautiful landscape. Apart from variations in vegetation and animal species, there are rolling hills and massive granite rock outcrops (kopjes) which can be up to 20 m high. On top of the kopjes animals such as lions, leopards and hyraxes like to rest and give a chance of taking remarkable photos. Serengeti is the home to about 1.4 million wildebeest which do participate in famous migration together with zebras, Thompson and Grant gazelles, and the elands.
These animals do migrate annually from the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti exploring the whole park and then cross the Mara River in the north and enter in Maasai Mara game reserve and then back to Serengeti. During your stay in Serengeti there is a very big possibility to see these animals in their journey together with hundreds of predators which usually get a better opportunity of hunting them. Serengeti is a home to lion, leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Wild dog, Gazelles, Crocs and more. There are also lot of birds includes the Eurasia migrants. Serengeti National Parks is also mentioned as one of the Current Tourist Seventh Wonders of the World. On arrival in Serengeti get lunch and proceed with game viewing around Seronera or Eastwards, dinner and overnight in the Standard Safari Lodge or Luxury Lodge.
Day 3: Full day in Serengeti National Park, Breakfast, then half day game viewing in Lobo area where you will have your hot lunch and go on with game drives until evening, dinner and overnight in the Standard Safari Lodge or Luxury Lodge.
Day 4: Full day in Serengeti National Park, Breakfast, then half day game viewing in Lobo area where you will have your hot lunch before you drive back to Seronera the center of Serengeti. Continue with game drives to search for Carnivores (Lions, Leopards, Cheetah, Hyenas, wild dogs) in the Kopjes until evening, dinner and overnight in the Standard Safari Lodge or Luxury Lodge.
Day 5: After breakfast depart from Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater Rim. Drive with picnic lunch boxes and game viewing en route to Ngorongoro Crater. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers an area of about 8300 square kilometers and is dedicated for wildlife conservation and pastoralism done by the indigenous Maasai people. There is nothing to compare with the beauty of the Ngorongoro crater which is the eighth wonder of the world. It covers an area of 260 square kilometers and you will have to descend for 610 meters to reach its floor which is one of the most densely crowded game park in the world including the endangered (last/few remained) black rhinoceros. Actually the Ngorongoro crater is the caldera although its popularly known as the Crater.
There are also lots of other small and big mammals including hyenas, jackals, zebras, mongoose, baboons to mention just a few. The crater is also very rich in bird life with over 400 species recorded with lots of bird of prey such as vultures and eagles. The Ngorongoro crater floor is made up of swamps, rivers, lake, grassland, woodland and a forest. On the other hand the Ngorongoro Conservation Area has a lot of other breathtaking scenery such as shifting sands, the famous volcanic active Oldonyo Lengai Mountain and other unique craters such as Olmoti and Empakai. It is also the home to the proud and colorful indigenous people from the Maasai tribe, one of the tribes which has maintained its culture and traditions intact in spite of the changes brought by Globalization.
The area is also important in terms of archaeology as it host the Olduvai Gorge. On your arrival at the Ngorongoro Conservation area you will have a panoramic view of the Ngorongoro Crater. All the Big Five Rhino Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more…Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more…Proceed with game drives in the Crater, lunch will be served in the picnic site in the Crater at Ngoitoktok swamp a Hippo pool. In Evening ascend to the Crater rim. Relax and have Dinner and overnight in the Standard Safari Lodge or Luxury Lodge.
Day 6: Proceed with game drives up to lunch time, after lunch you can do some walking safaris or cultural tours (visit maasai bomas). Then drive to Tarangire National Park for Dinner and overnight at the Standard Safari Lodge or Luxury Lodge.
Day 7: After breakfast, start game drives in Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park covers approximately 2600 square kilometers and, in the dry season, is second only to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in concentrations of wildlife. Tarangire lies to the south of the large, open grass plains of southern Maasailand, and derives its name from the Tarangire River, which provides permanent water for wildlife in the area. The park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, eland and oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to good grazing areas. After lunch drive back to Arusha.
Dinner and Overnight at nice Hotel in Arusha. The Travel costs are calculated based on 3 types of accommodation as indicated below, choose and let us know.This is Comfortable Trip, customized tour for you to enjoy African Hospitality especially Tanzanian. You will be with Our Professional Driver Guide and have enough experience on wildlife and many places nearby including Maasai villages/bomas. The Driver Guide will explain you more about Tanzania wild animals, their habitat, people and general issues. We also have cheapest Comfortable Budget camping safari, please ask for cost.
The minimum cost above (1870) is for Budget Camping safari.
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