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Mainland - Adventure

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 7 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 185 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3650 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Arusha transfer to Victoria House for preparation. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 2: After breakfast drive to Lake Natron via Engaruka with picnic lunch en-route through the escarpment of the great rift valley. Engaruka is the most important site in Africa pre - historical stone age tools e.g.: axes, picks hammers etc. Dinner. Overnight at Lake Natron Camp. (At mid - night '00hrs, drive to Mt. Oldonyo Lengai base and starts trekking which takes 8 to 9hours to and from. "Oldoinyo Lengai" is an active volcano. Its a hot, arduous climb up to its menacing crater. (In Maasai language means mountain of God).

Day 3: From the mountain drive back to campsite around (10am - 11am) for brunch, then 4pm visit the waterfalls at Engaresero river where swimming its possible, it is believed the water can heal skin disease. Later dinner. Overnight at the camp.

Day 4: After breakfast start walking supported by donkeys and guides to "Nayobi via Mongoilei" crest, Lerai forest up to a Maasai village Nayobi. (15 km; 7.5 hours walking). Picnic lunch on the way to Nayobi primary school campsite. Dinner. Overnight.

Day 5: After breakfast Trek further to Empakaai crater rim. A pristine forested crater with no roads or human inhabitants. Hike down from the east rim to the crater floor. It is then an easy walk to the lake, where some times huge flocks of flamingo can be seen. Dinner and overnight at crate rim southern campsite.

Day 6: After breakfast proceed with your trekking slow but sure to Bulati (9 km; 5.5 hours walking) picnic lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at Bulati plain highlands to camp at Bulati primary school.

Day 7: After breakfast, walk through Embulmbul depression path where (south extremity) to Nainokanoka campsite. (17.5 km; 7.5 hours walking) picnic lunch en route. At 4.00pm - climb Olmoti crater through forest to the shallow grassy; see the beautiful water falls of the Munge river which is the main source supplying water into the crater floor. Dinner and overnight at Nainokanoka camp.

Day 8: After breakfast, meet with your driver guide in his safari vehicle drive into Ngorongoro crater for game viewing, picnic lunch into Ngorongoro crater later afternoon drive to the lodge on the crater rim for a lush dinner, drinking, story telling and wonderful night through your adventure holiday.

Day 9: After breakfast drive to Serengeti N. park, hot lunch in the midth of Serengeti wildlife migration, followed by evening game drive. Dinner. Overnight at camp.

Day 10: Early morning at 06.00am game drive in Serengeti followed by B/Fast at around 09.00am. Morning leisure at the camp (if one or the group prefer game viewing can still be on). After lunch visit the Serengeti kopjes famous for predators, reptiles and birds of prey as their nesting, shelter and hiding place. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 11: After breakfast drive to Olduvai Gorge, where Fossil bones, tools and tracks tells the story of human and animal evolution over the past 3.5 million years. Lunch at Lake Manyara lodge/Hotel. Later game drive at Lake Manyara N. park famous for tree climbing Lions, then proceed for dinner and overnight at Elephant Tented Lodge Mswakini village. After dinner special night game drive where animals like Spring Hare (Pedetes capensis). An odd large rodent with a Kangaroo like appearance, the fore legs being shorter and hind legs extremely longer and powerful will be specialty of the night. This area is the only site where one is able to spot these animal.

Day 12: After breakfast full day game drive at Tarangire National park, followed by hot lunch at a beautiful escarpment and spectacular view of Tarangire river, the site and sound of birds and the great Jumbo Elephant will be roaming while having your lunch, later back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 13: After breakfast visit Maasai community development at Mswakini village e.g: schools, dispensary, cattle razing Bomas mixing with their culture later back to your lodge for lunch (Elephant Tented). Afternoon bird watching and short escorted walking around the lodge. Dinner followed by Maasai cultural dance then overnight.

Day 14: After breakfast drive back to Arusha for departure.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- 1 person: $3650
- 2 persons: $2820
- 3 persons: $2600
- 4 persons: $2545
- 5 persons: $2415
- 6 persons: $2350
- 7 persons: $2320
- Single Room Supplement: $185.

About This Supplier
Location: Tanzania
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2006

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