Tanzanian Adventure Safari

Arusha to Arusha

       

Tanzanian Adventure Safari

Safari Quick Facts

Safari Price: £ 2,795 Email: Bookings & Enquiries Email

Safari Starts: Arusha

Safari Ends: Arusha Number of Days: 8
Countries visited: Tanzani
Click here for Departure Dates Vehicles, Guides & Equipment Booking Code: WTLS

Safari Price Includes:

3 Meals a day (unless differently specified)
Vehicle
Trailer
Camping fees
Professional guide

Safari Price Excludes:

Travel and medical insurance
Personal spending money
Visas, passports, vaccinations
Personal taxes
All optional activities unscheduled or optional National Parks entrance fees
Gratuities
Restaurant meals and all other items of a personal nature.
All drinks, even on days with full board basis.

Tanzanian Adventure Safari

Tanzania is a safari destination without equal and this is an adventurous journey through some of the country’s finest game-viewing areas and reserves. By camping in three of Tanzania’s best parks - Ngorongoro, the Serengeti and Lake Manyara - you’ll gain a real feel for the sights and sounds of the African bush and the wildlife within it – what could be more exciting than waking up to the distant roar of lions, or seeing the sun set across the African plains? This is a great value safari for those who really want to experience grass-roots Africa.

Tanzanian Adventure Safari Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha Guesthouse  

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you’ll make the short, one-hour transfer to Arusha where you’ll settle into your
accommodation for the night.
Upon arrival you’ll have time to relax at your hotel or explore Arusha further, maybe having time to visit Arusha
National Park where the Momella Lakes host a variety of water birds plus black and white colobus monkeys,
common waterbuck and Kirk’s dik dik. The views here are wonderful.


Day 2: Ngorongoro Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

On day three, you journey from Arusha to Ngorongoro and to your campsite, located overlooking the crater.
During your stay here you will visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which covers some 260 square
kilometres. This consists of the Crater Highlands, an area of volcanoes some of which, including Ngorongoro Crater,
have collapsed, plus the surrounding area of bush, plain and woodland. This is also the homeland of the Masai
whose cattle have grazed on these pastures for centuries. A game drive down into Ngorongoro Crater reveals an
astonishingly rich variety of animals and plant life for such a relatively small area. As well as lion, elephant and buffalo, there’s also black rhino and thousands of flamingos and other water birds. Despite being enclosed by the sheer crater walls, the animals come and go as they seek out grassland and water sources on the floor of the crater. The balance of predator and prey is so precise, the animals seldom leave – it contains possibly the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa, with an estimate of 30,000 large animals. You're also likely to see Masai herders tending their cattle; as this is part of their ancestral terrain and a conservation area rather than a national park, they live side by side with the game, which adds another dimension to your safari.
Your game drives will be in four-wheel drive vehicles, with a hatch in the roof for wildlife viewing. You may also
have the opportunity to visit a Masai village this afternoon. You’ll camp in walk-in tents, which are some 3m wide, 3m long and 1.9m high. All equipment is provided, including a mattress, sleeping bag and liner, so, unless you want super comfort, you don’t have to take anything with you! You will be expected to help set-up and break-down your tents, but nothing more than that – all of your meals will be cooked for you, leaving you free to enjoy the morning and evening sounds and changing colours of the African bush. Shower and toilet facilities are shared.


Day 3: Ngorongoro Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

See day 2 for Itinerary


Day 4: Olduvai Gorge & Serengeti Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you climb past Ngorongoro Crater to enter Serengeti National Park (three to four hours drive). En-route
you'll visit a 50 kilometer-long, 90 meter-deep gorge - Olduvai Gorge - where many fossils have been unearthed.
Successive layers of volcanic deposits were laid down over the millenia, providing a unique record of life in prehistoric
times. It was here that Mary Leakey discovered the famous jawbone that offered clues into the
development of early man some two million years ago. After a short visit to the site museum you'll continue to the
Serengeti and to your camp for the night – the same facilities and tents will be provided here as at Ngorongoro.
Your campsite is located in the Seronera area of the park, in the central Serengeti, one of the most picturesque
areas of the park and great for game viewing.


Day 5: Serengeti Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Serengeti is Tanzania's largest national park and, justifiably, the most famous. The plains extend over the border
into Kenya (Serengeti means ‘endless plains’) to become the Masai Mara National Park, thus creating a vast area that attracts large numbers of herbivores. Due to the varied terrain and concentration of wildlife, the Serengeti is a great place to spend a couple of days, to take advantage of the unparalleled opportunities to see animals from close range. In order to see as much wildlife as possible, you'll take morning and afternoon game drives. As well as wildebeest there are big herds of giraffe, large numbers of zebra, both Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, the ubiquitous impala, plus eland, klipspringer and warthog, and much more. As far as carnivores go, the Serengeti lions are extremely well-known - many have been equipped with radio collars so they can be tracked and studied. There are also leopards here, although these are more elusive, and cheetah. Lion and cheetah are regularly sighted. The Serengeti's birdlife is particularly rich, with a number of endemic species that are commonly seen including Fischer's lovebird, grey-rumped spurfowl and babbler-like rufous-tailed weaver. Depending on which time of year you travel, you may also be able to see the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth
– the fantastic wildebeest migration.
The migration sees 1.5 million white-bearded wildebeest and half a million zebra moving around the Serengeti
and Masai Mara in Kenya. During the rainy season (Dec-May), they are scattered throughout the southern
Serengeti. Once the rains stop the southern areas dry out quickly as there are few rivers and streams, so the
wildebeest congregate in immense herds in the remaining green areas, and eventually migrate in a northwesterly
direction across the border into Kenya in search of food. After spending the dry season (Jul-Oct) around
the Masai Mara area, they migrate back southwards into Tanzania in anticipation of December's rains.


Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park Camping Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you continue to peaceful Lake Manyara National Park, a drive of approximately five hours.
The park lies between the lake from which it takes its name and the abrupt slope of the Rift Valley's western
escarpment. Because of the lake it's a good place to see hippo and it also has excellent birdlife. The habitat and
diversity is greater here - including pink flamingos that are attracted by the alkaline waters of the lake at certain
times of year, and blue and vervet monkeys which play around in the mahogany and sausage trees of the park.
You can also see elephants feeding off fallen fruit, plus bushbuck, baboons and leopards in the surrounding
forest. It’s most famous residents however, are the tree-climbing lions. It’s really something special to see the
lions, and the spectacular array of wildlife and birdlife in Lake Manyara National Park.
Your campsite is located just outside the park.


Day 7: Lake Manyara game drive & Arusha    

This morning you’ll enjoy a game drive in the park, before continuing to Arusha (a journey of approximately two
hours). There may be free time to take a peek at Arusha’s colourful markets, before continuing on to Kilimanjaro
airport for your return flight.


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Tanzanian Adventure Safari Departure Dates

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22 January 2010

5 February 2010
26 February 2010

31 March 2010

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11 June 2010
25 June 2010

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9 July 2010
30 July 2010

20 August 2010

3 September 2010

1 October 2010
29 October 2010

26 November 2010

21 December 2010

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