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Tanzania Northern Circuit Safari (7 Days, 6 Nights)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 15 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: National Parks   Wildlife Viewing  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3999 US Dollar (USD)

Although thousands of writers have used the power of the pen, to put down their ideas on paper, in many different ways about the Serengeti National Park, their work may be summed up in a few words only: from the wildlife point of view "The Serengeti National Park is the most unique area in the world”.

We will hike, before rising, early in the morning on the sixth day to reach the summit, just in time to see a beautiful sunrise. Our guides have summited many times so you will be in good hands as we climb the "roof of Africa." Our expedition then leads to the safari part of our tour, in the Ngorongoro Crater, called the "eighth wonder of the world." This massive caldera is located right in the heart of the "Land of the Masai" in the Great Rift Valley.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Arusha national park visit. You will be picked from Kilimanjaro international airport and being transferred to arusha national park for the game drive. Arusha national park is one of smaller parks of the northern circuit – where you will be able to see beautiful birds such as flamingoes in momela lakes, turacoes etc. also wild animals such as buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, baboons, black and white colobus monkeys etc.

It is only 55 kilometers drive from arusha town to Kilimanjaro international airport in which you arrive – and only 50 kilometers from the airport to Arusha national park. Your guide will be carrying lunches for you to have it in the park after your game drive. After game drive, you will be transferred to Ngorongoro conservation area authority via arusha town – Overnight at Ngorongoro wildlife lodge – Full board basis.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater. On this day you will depart from the hotel very early in the morning just after having taken a cup of coffee ready to descend into the Ngorongoro crater ready for your early gamedrive. The main feature of the NCA is the Ngorongoro Crater, a large, unbroken, unflooded volcanic caldera. The Crater, which formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago, is 610 m (2,000 ft) deep and its floor covers 260 km2 (100 sq mi).

Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from fifteen to nineteen thousand feet (4500 to 5800 metres) high. Although thought of as "a natural enclosure" for a very wide variety of wildlife, up to 20% or more of the wildebeest (Connochaetes taurinus) and half the zebra (Equus burchelli) populations vacate the Crater in the wet season. However, an effect of this 'enclosure' situation means that the population of Ngorongoro lions is severely inbred, with many genetic problems passed from generation to generation.

This is due to the very small amount of new bloodlines that enter the local gene pool, with very few migrating male lions entering the crater from the outside. Animal populations in the crater include most of the species found in East Africa, but there are no impalas (Aepyceros melampus), topis (Damaliscus lunatus), oribis (Ourebia oribi), giraffes (Giraffa Camelopardalis), or crocodiles (Crocodylus niloticus).

Your safari guide will be carrying well packed breakfast for you to have it in the crater- later after your gamedrive, you will drive back to the lodge for your late lunch- followed by a short rest thereafter you may join a nature work around the area for those who wish. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro wildlife lodge – Full board basis.

Days 3-4: Serengeti N.P. After breakfast, leave Ngorongoro crater heading for the endless plains of Serengeti. En-route to the Serengeti, we will visit the historic site of Olduvai Gorge (The Cradle of Mankind) where the world famous archaeologist, Dr Leakey, discovered the remains of the early man.

After visiting the site and the small museum there, we proceed on to central Serengeti for lunch at the lodge.The Serengeti National Park is a large national park in Serengeti area, Tanzania. It is most famous for its annual migration of over one million and a half white bearded brindled) wildebeest and 200,000 zebras.

The Serengeti is Tanzania's oldest national park and remains the flagship of the country’s tourism industry, providing a major draw to the “Northern Safari Circuit”, encompassing Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Arusha national parks, as well as Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Later proceed to the lodge for your dinner and overnight at Seronera wildlife lodge - FB.

Day 5: Serengeti N.P – Lake Manyara N.P. In this day, you will depart from the Serengeti national park with game drive en route toward lake Manyara national park with a short stop to the maasai villages as well as Olduvai gorge for a short lecture.Lake Manyara is a shallow freshwater lake in Tanzania. Said by Ernest Hemingway to be the "loveliest lake... in Africa," it is also the home of a diverse set of landscapes and wildlife.

The name Manyara comes from the Maasai word emanyara, which is a euphorbia species of plant that is grown into a hedge around a family homestead (Euphorbia tirucalli). The name "is a Maasai description not for the lake, but in general for a lake shore region."Lake Manyara provides opportunities for ornithologists keen on viewing and observing over 300 migratory birds, including flamingo, Long-crested Eagle and Grey-headed Kingfisher. Arrival at Lake Manyara in evening hours. Dinner and overnight at Lake manyara hotel. FB.

Day 6: Lake Manyara N.P. A morning game drives within Lake Manyara national park. Of the 127 square miles (329 km2) of Lake Manyara National Park, the lake's alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). While most known for baboons, the lake and its environs is also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs and giraffes.

Giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates draw nourishment from the underground springs replenished continuously from crater highlands directly above the Manyara basin. Leading away from the forest to the fringes of Lake Manyara are the flood plains. To the south are visible the acacia woodlands.

Leopards, although in abundance, are hard to get a glimpse of, just like the other elusive carnivores - the lions - of this park. Back to the lodge in the afternoon for your hot lunch- followed by a short rest, later your local guide joins you for a nature work around the area- Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara hotel. FB.

Day 7: Lake Manyara – Arusha. After breakfast drive back to Arusha and stops for souvenirs then transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Tour Cost:
- $3999 per person based on 2 people on safari
- $3270 Per person based on 4 people on safari
- $3078 per person based on 6 people on safari.

Price Includes:
- Transfer to the airport
- Park entrance fees
- Transportation in a private 4 x 4 vehicle, well prepared, especially for the observation of animal life.
- Visit the Olduvai Gorge (Oldupai)
- Bottled Mineral Water during the Safari, African coffee, tea – as well as most of non alcoholic drinks such as cocacola, fanta, sprites etc.
- English-speaking Driver Guide
- Crater service fee
- Visit to Maasai tribes in Ngorongoro conservation area.

Price Excludes:
- International flights or departure taxes
- Personal insurance
- Visa fees
- Vaccination costs
- All items of a personal nature and all alcoholic drinks,
- Gratuity/tips.

About This Supplier
Location: Tanzania
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2011

Founded by Mark Ole Nasira, M20989 is a small exclusive company founded in the principal of providing a true experience of the life, culture and natural beauty of Tanzania. We will design and tailor a safari around you - your desire, interest and needs to create a memorable safari. Your fantastic safari will explore...

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