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14 Days Safari – Northern Circuit National Parks

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Tanzania  
Specialty Categories: Wildlife Viewing   National Parks  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 5000 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 7000 US Dollar (USD)

The vast open plains of Serengeti National Park offer the largest concentration of wildlife in the world and is the home of the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra herds.
Africa's “Garden of Eden,” the unique Ngorongoro Crater, is the world’s largest unflooded and unbroken volcanic caldera. Thousands of grazing mammals enjoy its lush grasses and swamplands.
The spectacular Lake Manyara National Park in the Great Rift Valley boasts abundant birdlife and tree climbing lions.
Huge Baobab trees and large herds of elephants are unforgettable sights in Tarangire National Park.
Arusha National Park is a hidden treasure in the foothills of volcanic Mount Meru and of course, climbing nearby Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the most exciting and rewarding adventures throughout all of Africa.

Day 1: Arrive Arusha (via Nairobi or Mt. Kilimanjaro International Airport). Transfer to lodge for lunch, dinner, overnight (depending on arrival). Meet and greet safari briefing upon arrival at lodge or the following morning prior to departing for Tarangire.

Day 2: After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park. During the dry season from July to November, animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. You'll have a spectacular view from a bluff above where you'll have lunch. An afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge complete your day.

Day 3: Morning and afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Day 4: After breakfast we'll drive across the Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. If lucky, we may see the Manyara lions, known for their tree climbing habits. Elephants, hippos, giraffe, buffalo and other plains animals are present at Manyara. You'll also see the famous jungle where early Tarzan movies were filmed. Birdlife in Manyara is also very impressive. Picnic lunch in the park and overnight at Kirarumu Camp, a tented camp overlooking the great Rift Valley - Kirurumu Tented Camp - Full board basis.

Day 5: After breakfast, we proceed to Karatu where we'll overnight at Plantation or Gibbs Farm. Here we can visit a school. Drive out to visit the Hadza tribe at Lake Eyasi and walk/hike in the general area.

Day 6: After breakfast, we'll proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping to visit a Maasai village, and proceed into the crater with a picnic for the afternoon. Overnight at Ngorongoro serena lodge – FB.

Day 7: Full day in the Crater with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro serena lodge – FB

Days 8-12: After breakfast we drive to Serengeti National Park, stopping at Olduvai Gorge along the route. This is where the Leakey's discovered the remains of Homo Erectus, bringing crucial understanding to the study of the evolution of man. Serengeti is the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, where the great migration begins and ends.

Numbers of up to 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra inhabit the area. We may stay in two different areas within the Serengeti. This is also the perfect opportunity to take the dawn hot air balloon ride over the plains, followed by a full English-style breakfast served on fine china in the bush. Meals and night at Serengeti serena safari lodge.

Day 13: After breakfast we'll drive to Seronera Airstrip for our scheduled morning flight to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha, we'll be transferred to Moivaro Coffee Plantation where you can relax, shop in town, prepare for you departure, or spend the afternoon on a game walk in Arusha National Park.

Day 14: Those departing from Kenya will be transferred to Nairobi and have a day room until their departure. Those departing from Kilimanjaro will have a day room in Arusha, then transfer for their flight out. Arrangements can be made for day activities in either location.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

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 the maasai tribes- in ngorongoro conservation area.

Price Excludes:
- International flights or departure taxes
- Personal insurance
- Visa fees
- Vaccination costs.
Approximate prices set. Contact supplier.

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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