Lions, Leopards and Rhino Safari

Arusha to Arusha

       

Lions, Leopards and Rhino Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: US$ 2,895 (adult)
US$ 1,485 (child)
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Safari Starts: Arusha

Safari Ends: Arusha Number of Days: 10
Countries visited: Tanzania
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: AFFT1

Safari Price Includes:

Breakfast Daily
All Meals Whilst Camping/On Safari
National Park and Reserve Entrance Fees
All Activities and Entrance Fees as Per Itinerary
Fully Escorted Tour
Tour Leader/Driver and Camp Assistant/Cook
Airport Transfers
Game Drives in National Parks

Safari Price Excludes:

Flight
Visas
Pre/post accommodation
Insurance
Tips Souvenirs
Optional activities
All drinks and items of a personal nature.

Lions, Leopards and Rhino Safari

Tanzania, with one of the largest populations of wildlife in the world, is an animal paradise, an ideal place to introduce your family to the vast array of African animals, and to explore some of the national parks that Tanzania is famous for. We look for leopards in Tarangire National Park, before continuing to the Serengeti National Park home to lions, zebras, gazelles, impala, buffalos and many more animals. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best wildlife viewing areas, with over 30,000 animals where you may even see black rhinos. Our next stop is Manyara National Park, famous for its tree-climbing lions, so keep your eyes peeled!

Lions, Leopards and Rhino Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha Lodge  

On arrival you will be picked up from the airport and taken to the lodge. The afternoon is at leisure to relax before the start of the tour.
There will be a Pre Departure Meeting held at the Joining Hotel at 6pm.
Arusha is a small African town nestled in the shadow of Mount Meru with commanding views of the mighty Kilimanjaro


Day 2: Tarangire National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning after breakfast, you will be picked up from the lodge in Arusha at 8am by your guide and driven to Tarangire National Park. In the afternoon we go on a game drive. Tarangire National Park gets its name from the river that threads its way through it. The park has one of the highest animal concentrations during the dry season. There are herds of elephants, buffalos, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, and Elands, and leopards can be seen all through the year. For the bird enthusiast, the park offers over 300 species of birds. The vegetation in Tarangire is primarily acacia, mixed woodland, dense elephant grass along the river and numerous baobab trees.


Day 3: Serengeti National Park. Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the early morning we continue to Serengeti National Park. We have a packed lunch and a game drive en route.
Serengeti National Park sprawls across 14.763 sq km (5.757 sq miles) and is Tanzania’s largest and most famous national park. The chief herbivore of the Serengeti is the wildebeest of which there are up to two million. The amazing annual migration of wildebeest herds is one of the biggest attractions of the Serengeti. It begins at the Serengeti National Park near the Kenyan border, when huge herds of wildebeests head for greener pastures in Kenya. Starting in April each year, these animals migrate across the Serengeti's southern plains accompanied by zebras, antelopes, gazelles, lions and tourists. The park is also famous for its lions, which can be tracked due to the fact that many have collars fitted with transmitters, as well as cheetah and large herds of giraffe.


Day 4:

Serengeti National Park

Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We spend the next two days on game drives in the morning and in the afternoon. The Serengeti is renowned for its annual wildebeest migration and large predator population. From February to May, a herd of over a million wildebeests migrate for the Western corridor of the park in search of greener pastures. Serengeti’s other common animals include lions, leopards, zebras, Thompson gazelles, impala, Grant’s gazelles and buffalos. Most of the park is open grassland broken by isolated granite kopies (hills) and patches of acacias woodlands.


Day 5: Serengeti National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast and a morning game drive we depart for the Ngorongoro Crater. On route we stop at Olduvai Gorge to visit the site where the Leaky family discovered the “Early East African Man”. Those interested can visit the museum on site (own cost) before dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Being one of the largest calderas in the world, 20 km (12.4 miles) wide, 600m (1.968ft) tall, with a variety of animals and vegetation, Ngorongoro Crater is one of Tanzania’s most visited areas. The vegetation includes grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans and a freshwater lake and has been compared to Noah's Ark and the Garden of Eden.
You will have no trouble finding lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and many of the plains herbivores such as wildebeest, Thomson's gazelle, zebra and reedbuck, as well as thousands of flamingo wading in the shallows of Lake Magadi, the soda lake on the floor of the crater. Within the steep walls of the crater you will find considerable movement of animals and you may well come across local Masai tribes people, who have grazing rights here, tending their cattle.


Day 7:

Ngorongoro Crater.

Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we enjoy a half day game drive in the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the best Wildlife viewing areas where Black Rhinos can be seen in Tanzania. The crater at 2.286m above sea level is the largest unbroken Calderas in the world. Surrounded by very steep walls, it covers 260 sq kms and is home to over 30.000 animals, almost half of them being zebra and wildebeest. Ngorongoro is listed as a World Heritage site.


Day 8: Manyara National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we depart for the Manyara National Park with a packed lunch en-route. Later in the afternoon we enter the park for a game drive around Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park is well known for its tree-climbing lions. The park covers 390 sq km and is a sanctuary to over 400 species of bird life that include pink flamingos, pelicans, storks, ibis and Egyptian geese. There is also a huge herd of buffalo and elephant


Day 9: Manyara National Park to Arusha   Breakfast, Lunch

We depart for Arusha after breakfast, and on arrival you will be dropped off at our lodge to relax for the remainder of the day & try to remember all the animals seen on our wildlife adventure.


Day 10:

Arusha

   

Today you will be dropped off at Kilimanjaro airport for your flight onwards.


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Lions, Leopards and Rhino Safari Departure Dates

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11 April 2010

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27 June 2010

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11 July 2010

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19 December 2010

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