Heart of Tanzania Safari

Nairobi to Nairobi

       

Heart of Tanzania Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: US$ 4,540 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Nairobi

Safari Ends: Nairobi Number of Days: 5
Countries visited: Kenya, Tanzania
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AFL20

Safari Price Includes:

Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches,
4 Dinners
Escorted Tour
Local English Speaking Driver/Guide
All Activities
Sightseeing
Entrance Fees as per Itinerary
All Tolls and Taxes
3 Flights (2 International, 1 Domestic)

Safari Price Excludes:

All optional excursions and meals/drinks unless otherwise stated in the itinerary Visas
Pre and post-tour accommodation.

Heart of Tanzania Safari

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

Day 1: Nairobi to Gibb's Farm Hotel Lunch, Dinner

We meet at 11am, ready to depart from the hotel at 11.30am.
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 a hotel.
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, home-cooked meals.


Day 2:

Gibb's Farm to Ngorongoro Crater

Lodge 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.


Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater to Serengeti National Park Lodge 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.


Day 4: Serengeti National Park Lodge 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 and crocodile.
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.


Day 5:

Serengeti to Nairobi

  Breakfast

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 today.



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