Heart of Tanzania Safari
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|Safari Price: US$ 4,540
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|Safari Ends: Nairobi
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|Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania
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||Vehicles, Guides & Equipment
||Booking Code: AFL20
Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches,
Local English Speaking Driver/Guide
Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
All Tolls and Taxes
3 Flights (2 International, 1 Domestic)
All optional excursions and meals/drinks unless otherwise
stated in the itinerary Visas
Pre and post-tour accommodation.
A fly in fly out safari covering two of Tanzania’s UNESCO
World Heritage Sites – the Serengeti National Park, and the
Ngorongoro Crater. Within the Ngorongoro Crater lives a huge population
of game, including black rhinoceros, hippopotamus, lions, wildebeest,
zebra, eland and Thomson’s gazelles. On the crater rim are
leopards, elephant, giraffe and buffalo. The Serengeti ecosystem
is one of the oldest on earth, and the Masai people have grazed
their cattle on the vast grassy plains for centuries. But it is
perhaps the annual migration for which the Serengeti is most famous,
when over a million wildebeest and thousands of zebras head south
from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains,
and then move west and north after the long rains.
Heart of Tanzania Safari Detailed Itinerary
||Nairobi to Gibb's Farm ||Hotel
We meet at 11am, ready to depart from the hotel
We transfer to Wilson Airport for our scheduled flight to
Kilimanjaro Airport in Tanzania.
Once you have cleared immigration and customs, your Tanzanian
guide will meet you and transfer you to Arusha for lunch at
Arusha is situated on the southern slopes of Mt Meru and was
originally a coffee town. These days’ safaris have taken
over as its primary industry, and it is now the gateway to
the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park.
After lunch we proceed to the Karatu area, and on to Gibb's
Farm where we have dinner and overnight. Gibb's Farm is a
working farm located on the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro
Conservation Area. The farm hugs nearly a mile of the Ngorongoro
Conservation Area, part of a 3,200 square mile reserve, and
lies half way between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater,
near the village of Karatu. Built in 1929, the farmhouse has
hardly changed, retaining the charm of a well looked-after
private house. Organic Coffee is grown, processed and roasted
on the farm, and a vast 10-acre organic fruit and vegetable
garden provides 90% of the ingredients used for the fresh,
Gibb's Farm to Ngorongoro Crater
||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
After breakfast and check out, we drive to
the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
We have lunch at the lodge, before we descend onto the Ngorongoro
Crater floor for a half day game drive in one of the most
stunning natural wonders of the world. At 19km across and
600m deep, this is the fifth largest crater in the world.
It is a World Heritage site and boasts a unique eco-system.
The crater itself reflects a mini Rift Valley. It has a soda
lake with flamingos, fresh water, open plains and a forest
area. There is a high concentration of animals that reside
here, and it is also home to a small population of black Rhino.
Dinner and overnight at lodge.
||Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park
||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today we drive to the Serengeti National Park,
via Oldavai Gorge where some of the earliest fossils of mankind
have been found. Depending on the time you travel, you may
be able to see the migration tracks of the wildebeest, Grant’s
gazelle and zebra. Crossing over the Ngorongoro/Serengeti
border we continue our journey and arrive at our Serengeti
lodge to check in to our tented chalet. Then there is time
to relax before the afternoon game drive.
The Serengeti is the oldest and largest National Park in Tanzania,
its name coming from the Masai word meaning “endless
plains”. Its landscape varies from the long and short
grass plains in the south, to the central Savannah, the hilly
wooded areas in the north, and extensive wooded areas in the
west. It is world renowned for its immense concentration of
game, in particular its lion and zebra populations and the
annual wildebeest migration which commences in July –
the beginning of the dry season - when they move in search
of pasture towards the Masai Mara. It is a time when you will
see the full circle of life for these animals sometimes called
“the clowns of the plains”. The migration journey
is hazardous and many of the older and weaker animals will
lose their lives to predators such as lions and crocodiles.
The migration also coincides with the annual rutting season,
the calves being born at the beginning of the rains when there
is plenty of fresh grass for feeding.
After the game drive, we return to the lodge for dinner, and
overnight in the tented camp.
||Serengeti National Park
||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Following breakfast, we have a full day of
game viewing in the Serengeti National Park, in search of
big game. The Park is world renowned for its immense concentration
of game such as lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, zebra, impala
There is also an opportunity to experience a hot air balloon
ride over the fabled Serengeti plains. After approximately
an hour ballooning, waiters serve a full English breakfast,
together with continental pastries, accompanied by champagne
and fruit juice, in colonial dress on long, white-clothed
tables in the middle of the plains.
Today’s lunch is generally taken in picnic form at the
Visitor Center, situated within the park. We continue our
game drive after lunch and make it back to the lodge in the
late afternoon, where you’ll have time to relax. Dinner
is served at the lodge.
Serengeti to Nairobi
After breakfast, we check out of the lodge,
and are transferred to Grumeti Airstrip for the scheduled
flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport, and the connecting
flight to Nairobi.
On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your city
hotel, for those choosing to stay the night in Nairobi.
Please note that accommodation in Nairobi is NOT included
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