Northern Tanzania Safaris

Northern Tanzania is the most popular choice for Tanzanian safaris. In addition to including the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater, the parks being the closest to Mt Kilimanjaro means that most safaris take place in the northern part of the country. The popularity of seeing the great migration, which takes place in Serengeti and parts of Ngorongoro Conservation Area also make it a quite attractive selection. Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) is located halfway between the town of Moshi (the closest town to Mt Kilimanjaro) and the city of Arusha (a bit closer to most safari parks - excepting Mkomazi). You can start your safari from either Moshi (where Uisso Adventures office is located) or the city of Arusha. Either way, you can have an enjoyable safari in as little as one day if time is short. For a Serengeti safari, you will need at least 4 days. But even spending two weeks on safari will not be tiresome. Below are descriptions of the safari destinations in northern Tanzania.

Serengeti National Park
 

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area

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Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA)

This vast protected area stretches from Lake Natron (the breeding ground for East Africa’s flamingos) in the northeast, to Lake Eyasi in the south, and Lake Manyara to the east. The area includes the still active Ol-Ndoinyo Lengai (meaning “Mountain of God” in Maa, the language of the Masaai) volcano (which last erupted in 2007. Olduvai Gorge and the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. It has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter, and covers an area of 311 sq. km. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater is home to many species of wild game and birds. With the exception of impala and topi (due to fierce competition with the wildebeest) and the giraffe (because there is not much to eat at tree level), almost every species of African plains mammal lives in the crater, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. A strange thing is that the crater elephants are mainly bulls. The birdlife, which includes the flamingo, is mainly seasonal, and is also affected by the ratio of soda to fresh water in Lake Magadi on the crater floor. In the northern, remote area of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are the Olmoti and Empaakai craters, Lake Natron and Oldoinyo Lengai.

The mysterious Engakura Ruins, the remains of a terraced city and a complex irrigation system, lie on the Eastern side of Empakaai Crater. Their origins are a mystery as there is no tradition of stone building in this part of Africa. Views from the rim of the crater are sensational. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains. You can descend to the floor of the crater in a four-wheel drive vehicle. Only 4WD vehicles are allowed into the crater and game rangers are compulsory for all. The Masai are permitted to water their cattle at the permanent lake and can be seen leading their animals in and out of the crater.

Accommodations
No accommodations are permitted inside of Ngorongoro Crater. Near the crater rim are several lodges and tented camp options ranging from luxury to mid range in comfort. There is a public campsite {Simba Campsite) also not far from the crater and there is one near Empakai Crater

Accessibility
By road and also there is an airstrip in the Ndutu portion of the NCA.

Activities

  • Hiking (not permitted inside of Ngorongoro Crater)
  • Game Drives
  • Cultural Tours
  • Olduvai Gorge Museum

Tarangire National Park
 

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Lake Manyara National Park
 

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Mkomazi National Park

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Arusha National Park

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Lake Eyasi

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Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is a mildly alkaline lake stretching for about 50 km (31 miles) to the southwest. To the northeast, as far as your eyes can see, the horizon is dominated by the impressive Crater Highlands, to the north the plains of the Serengeti. This area is inhabited by small groups of bushmen – the Hadza (Hadzaba) and Watindiga. who live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits much as humankind lived in the Stone Age. A visit to the tribe would include following them on an early morning hunt through the bush. They very much enjoy thier lifestyle and government attempts to provide free housing and education have been repeatedly declined. They are a very friendly tribe and you can try your hand at creating fire without matches and you can compare your archery skills with theirs. Their language is unique, incorporating clicking sounds. Over 100 years ago, when the stronger Masai tribes moved into the Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the tribes made the area around Lake Eyasi their home. Another interesting tribe in the area is the Datoga. The tribe has mastered melting scrap metal and creating arrow tips to trade to the Hadzabe. These are the last remaining tribes of bushmen in East Africa.

Lake Natron/Ol Doinyo Lengai

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LAKE NATRON AND OL DOINYO LENGAI

Located in the beautiful Masai Steppe, the Lake Natron Game Controlled Area is marked by the two volcanoes, Mount Gelai and Lengai. Lake Natron itself is a soda lake that attracts an abundance of bird life including thousands of flamingos. The lake water has a pH close to that of ammonia and except for an algae highly preferred by flamingoes, no other life can live in the water. The area hosts a pristine forest reserve and grass plains that extend into the Rift Valley. The Natron plains area is covered with classic flat-topped acacia trees, interspersed by mountains, rocky hills and scenic sand rivers. This Masailand area is known for its Grant’s gazelle, gerenuk, lesser kudu, fringe-eared oryx, leopard, Thomson’s gazelle, dik-dik, zebra, wildebeest, ostrich, impala, klipspringer, eland, steinbuck, jackal, baboon and Chandler’s mountain reedbuck.

Ol Doinyo Lengai (translates from the maa language as "Mountian of god") is an active volcano and sacred in the traditional Maasai religion. It is highly studied since its lava is of different composition than other volcanoes. This composition makes the lava flow much faster than other lavas. It is possible to climb the volcano if at the time the threat of an eruption deems it safe. The climb takes half a day (up and back), but it is the most difficult climb in Tanzania (yes, more than Mt Kilimanjaro). The vast majority of visitors are fine with just taking in its beauty from below.

Activities in the area include culturial tours, game drives, hiking, swimming at Ngaresero Waterfalls. The high temperatures and envirionment can seem brutal, but it is a great "off the beaten path" destination.

There is a campsite and some lodge options in the area as well.

Popular Itineraries

Listed below are a few popular itineraries, they are by far not the only options, but are a good place to start in your planning. We are happy to modify any of the listed itineraries to give you exactly the safari that you have been dreaming about.

14 Days Safari & Zanzibar Combo Tour

Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Eyasi

12 Days Safari

12 Days Migration Safari

Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara

10 Days Safari

Mt Kilimanaro, Cultural Tours, Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Arusha N.P.

9 Days Safari

Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara

7 Days Safari

Tarangire, Lake Natron, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara

6 Days Safari

Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Lake Manyara, Kikuletwa Hot Springs

4 Days Safari

Tarangire, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

3 Days Safari

Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro

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Our Safari Vehicles

You will be spending several hours each day inside the vehicle, learn what to expect

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Safari Vehicles

Uisso Adventures Safari Vehicle Uisso Adventures uses only well maintained Toyota Landcruisers customized with pop-up safari viewing roof, charging ports for small electronics, and mini-fridge. Your driver is an English language speaking certified guide (other languages may be available upon request). We have both standard length vehicles whcih can accommodate 5 guest, each with a window seat and extended body vehicles which can accommodate 7 guests. The vehicle will have seat belts for all passengers and the driver has radio contact with the parks and our office in case of emergencies.

Safari Accommodations

Lodges, permanent tented camps, seasonal tented camps, basic camping ...

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Safari Accommodation Types

There is a large variation in overnight accommodations while on safari. From simple sleeping tents to lodges and tented camps costing several thousand dollars a night. When considering your options, it is best to take into consideration how much time you will have at that location to enjoy the facilities. If you are arriving after dark already tired and are scheduled to depart again at 6am the next morning, the lodge swimming pool might not be worth the price. If you are wanting a luxury experience, we can plan an itinerary to let you enjoy the accommodations more. Many of them are in such prime wildlife areas, that you can get a certain amount of game viewing sitting in front of your room/tent.

Uisso Adventure Safari Camping Tent

For basic camping safaris, the tents are large enough for 2 sleeping bags (or camping cots) plus your gear. The guide and cook will set up the tent for you. The tents are high enough to stand up in the center, but there is no real room to walk around. You will need to bring a flashlight (torch) for lighting and some insect repellant. Toilet and wash facilites will be communal at the campsite.

There are reeally two different types of basic camping experiences. One is camping inside of the safari destinations. We are not allowed to just pitch a tent wherever you like. Only designated campsites can be used. There will be many other groups also camping in the same area. These campsites will have a caged in area for food storage and cooking. Expect just long-drop toilets and cold water showers. There is nothing keeping the animals out of the campsite but as long as you do not have food inside your tent, the animals will not bother you. There are safety precautions that must be heeded if going to the toilet after dark. For each campsite your guide will inform you of the procedure. It is not uncommon to hear animals during the night and occasionally you may see some during the day. There will be a cook and food brought along for your meals. The tents should be kept zipped up except for entering and exiting to keep insects and reptiles out. There will not be separate mosquito nettings, so enter and exit the tents quickly and keepthem zipped up. The quality of the meals will be a pleasent surprise. The cook can handle special meals upon reequest (made before the start of the safari). Some people have trouble sleeping if they hear lions mating or other animal noises, but it is a memorable experience well worth the experience. In addition to the park entry fee,the government charges $35/person per night for the use of the campsite. This is already incorporated into the price quote.

The other type of camping experience is the use of private campsites outside of the safari destinations. We may use these to either reduce your cost for the safari, or in instances where the logistics makes that location the best option. The majority of these are in the town of Mto wa Mbu or Karatu. These towns are located not far from Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Lake Manyara National Park. The gates to enter into Ngorongoro Conservation Area are closed from 6pm until 6am daily. So these campsites are often used after a Tarangire or Lake Manyara safari while in transit to the Serengeti or Ngorongoro. These campsites are walled in with the wildlife limited to an occsaional monkey. The facilites are much more comfortable, flushing toilets, hot water showers, food service, bar, and some have a swimming pool. It will feel like backyard camping. This type of camping experience may be what you would like if you need more comfort, have very young children, or are worried about animals at night. The Serengeti is too big to leave the park, so this option is limited to safaris in Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Arusha National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Uisso Adventure Ngoorongoro Lodge Safari

Lodges are just as you would expect, basically a hotel experience. Self contained rooms with a common dining area and lounge area. Many have swimming pools. Meals at the mid-range lodges will usually be buffet style. Luxury lodges will usually have a menu and meals prepared as ordered. Luxury lodges will have options for espresso based drinks such as cappuccino. Many will have evening entertainment, usually cultural dancing and singing. There will be electricity (either solar or generator), internet (maybe not the fastest), some luxury lodges will offer spa services (extra cost), and some are all inclusive of drinks (premium brands at additional cost). Lodges are found both inside the safari destinations and just outside. The government charges a $71/person per night concession fee for staying at a lodge inside a safari destination. This fee will be already be included in your price quote.

Uisso Adventure Tented Camp Safari

Tented camps are a popular option. Expect room sized tents with full furnature, including bed frames with comfortalbe mattresses. They will be self contained with hot water showers. Many will have raised wood floors. Luxury tented camps may also have a soaking tub. There will be electricity. There will be a separate dining and lounge tent. Some have swimming pools. If needing to leave your room, there will be a system in place for you to be escorted safely to your destination since animals are free to roam the area. The government charges a concesson fee of either $59 or $71 night per person (depending on which park the tented camp is located). Again,thisprice is already included in your price quote.

Some tented camps in the Serengeti are temporary, moving seasonally to different locations according to the great migration. These typically are in the absolute best game viewing locations. But being seasonal, they don't have the same level of tent luxury but often the food is very good quality.

There are many, many options and you can combine accommodtion catagories in the same safari. In our itineraries we list certain accommodations that through our experience we feel confident of their quality. But we are not limited to those options and at request we can give you a price quote for any option that you desire.

Packing for Safari

What you need for a safe and comfortable safari...

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Packing for Safari

During the safari you will be in a comfortable vehicle during the days. The temperatures can vary a fair amount from early morning to mid afternoon though. Dressing comfortably in light layers that can be easily added/removed is best. It is better to avoid wearing bright colors - especially black and bright blue, since this can attract unwanted insects such as tse tse flies. Avoid wearing purfume since it will attract isnects. Although the safari vehicle has a protective pop up roof you will want some sun protection (hat, sunblock, sunglasses) and insect repellant. At the campsites you will want a torch (flashlight). If your itinerary a visit with the Hadzabe you will want good shoes for moving quickly through the bush and also long pants and long sleeves to avoid scrapes. During game drives, each vehicle will have binoculars but you may want to rent extras. The vehicles will have small electronic charging ports so bring any plugs/cables that you may want to use. Once at your night's accommodations, if you are choosing basic camping you will want a torch/headlamp, towel, soap, shampoo and shower slippers. Gladys Adventure includes sleeping bags for the safaris (but not for climbs) so one will not be needed. We will also provide tables and chairs for basic camping. For lodges and tented camps these are furnished already and there will be electricity either by generator or solar panels. The showers will be in your room/tent. If your safari includes a flight, keep in mind that Coastal Aviation flights with standard fare only allows 15kg luggage (including carry-on). Precision Air flights (flights from safari to Zanzibar) allow one 23kg bag. Overnights at Ngorongoro Conservation Area near the rim can be cold and windy - normally 5℃ colder than other campsites. Especially if basic camping you might want a jacket, light gloves and knit cap just in case.

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2 Weeks Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar

Day 01
Arrival in Tanzania
On this day of arrival you will be met at Kilimanjaro International Airport /at your arrival point by our representative and safari Manager who will transfer to the PARADISE IN BACKPACKERS around MOSHI KILIMANJARO for safari briefing then relax with your safari starting tomorrow.

Day 2
MOSHI - Tarangire National Park
Depart after breakfast and drive to Tarangire National Park the third largest park in Tanzania and the theater of the wild in Tanzania. Tarangire national park has a lot to offer you in terms of wildlife and its awe- inspiring sights of the gigantic baobab that dot the park. The Tarangire River is the lifeblood of this wonderful reserve and it ensures an abundance of wildlife along the river when they come to get a fair share of the valuable commodity especially in dry seasons. Among animals spotted in Tarangire includes, lions, elephants, leopards, Oryx , dik diks, and a wide range of birds species.

Day 3
Tarangire - Lake Manyara National Park
Early morning game drive is worthy taking if you wish and after breakfast depart Tarangire National Park for Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is a small beautiful national park famous for the legendary tree climbing lions and many other large and small mammals. Lunch can be served at the numerous picnic sites in the park or if you wish you may go for hot lunch at the lodge before returning for game drives in the afternoon.

Day 4
Lake Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater Tour
If staying around Manyara / Mto wa Mbu area, leave Manyara in the morning after taking breakfast and drive via Karatu town to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After registration at the Loduare Gate you will drive up to the Crater rim and make your first stop at the View Point. Here you will have the most stunning views over the Crater floor then you embark on your descent down the 600 meter walls for game viewing. In this world’s largest unbroken caldera if you are lucky you will spot the Big Five on the same day. Ngorongoro Crater is world renowned for its unparalleled concentration of animals and bird life and among the species that you can spot freely includes; zebras, topis, elands, warthogs, hartebeests and many more. The list is endless.

Day 5
Olduvai - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast in the morning you check out of the lodge at Ngorongoro and drive to Olduvai Gorge where Dr Louise and Mary Leaky discovered old fossils of a hominid called Australopithecus Boisei. This discovery led to the theory that Africa is the cradle of mankind, and at Olduvai Gorge you will be lectured briefly about the theory and the discovery. There after you will drive to Serengeti through the Naabi Hill Gate where you will stop briefly for registration. This day you will take picnic lunch and go ahead with the game drives in the plains for the rest of the afternoon then drive to the SIMBA LODGE for dinner and overnight. All meals included

Day 6
Full day Serengeti National Park
On this day you will have the chance of going for a morning game drive at dawn (If you wish) to see nocturnal animals retiring and the diurnal species waking up for a new day under the beautiful African rising sun. You will then go back to the lodge/camp for breakfast then leave with a lunch box for a full day of game drives on the endless plains of Serengeti. Depending on the months that you have traveled you may witness the Great Migration that involves the movement of over a million and a half wildebeests together with zebras and gazelles in what is the largest mass movement of animals on the planet. Other resident animals include the lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, topis, elands, dikdiks, baboons and many more. Serengeti is also very popular for an amazingly large number of birds species. Overnight at SIMBA LODGE All meals included.

Day 7
Serengeti – Flight to Zanzibar Island
Last early morning game drive at dawn if you wish but if you don’t, you take breakfast and drive to the Seronera Airstrip to take your flight to the Zanzibar Island. On arrival you will be met by our driver who will transfer you to the Ocean Paradise Resort where you will check in and be left to relax.

Days 8-12
Beach resort Zanzibar
These days are spent at the beach resort in Zanzibar where you can choose from the various water sports /activities on offer at the Diving Club on site, or just soak it up at the resort. It is a beach vacation after all. Diving in Zanzibar can be arranged in advance or spontaneously at the resort.

Day 13
Stonetown and Zanzibar Spice Tour
On this day after breakfast you check out of the beach resort and we drive to the Spice plantations of Zanzibar. At one of these legendary plantations of the spice island of Zanzibar we get to explore the history of the plantations as well as learn more about the spices and fruits that were introduced to the island by explorers from the Arab world and some from Europe. We get to sample also a sumptuous lunch at the spice plantations to get a taste of local Swahili dishes. After this tour in the afternoon we head to Stonetown for a tour of this ancient town that has been also declared a world heritage site by the United Nation body; UNESCO. We go down the narrow alleys and streets and get to see the cathedrals, the Old fort, the house of wonders and the People's Palace as well. It is an opportunity to buy some spices as well as some souvenirs.

Day 14
Transfer to Zanzibar Airport - Departure
Depending on your flight schedule and departure point you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport to take a flight back home. If you are flying out of Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we will arrange a connection flight for you to catch your flight back home.

Prices for Tanzania Safari and Zanzibar 14 Days
1Pax = $300USD per person a day x 14 days= $4200 x 2pax= $8400, so that will be 13 nights and 14 days. We can customize the program according to your interests and budget.

The Price includes:

  • All airport pick up and transfers in private car
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Accommodation based on three meals a day.
  • Crater fees
  • Salary for the Professional English Speaking Drive Guide.
  • 3x 0,5 l mineral water per person / day during game drives
  • Domestic flight Serengeti to Zanzibar including taxes
  • 06 x HB at Ocean Paradise Resort / Superior garden rooms, or similar at Zanzibar.
  • Private tours on Zanzibar as indicated on the itinerary
  • Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority

The Price does not include:

  • International Flights
  • Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)
  • Travel insurance if needed
  • Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
  • Drinks and beverages in lodges
  • Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549 USD per person), including concession fees
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12 Days Tanzania Safari

Day 1
Arrival Day
Depending on your flight arrival time, you will meet your driver at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) then drive for 45 minutes to Arusha, checking in at your hotel and relaxing.

Day 2
Arusha to Serengeti National Park
Leave the hotel at 06.00 am, drive to Serengeti National Park. This park is known worldwide for its endless plains, wildebeest-migration, herds of lions and other predators like hyenas, cheetahs and leopards. Crocodiles can be found in the Grumeti River, as well as hippos, giraffes, antelopes, and gazelles. Dinner and overnight in the heart of Serengeti!

Days 3-6
07.30 AM – 05.30 PM Great Migration Tracking in North/ West/South Serengeti depending on the timeof the year you are traveling. Two full days of tracking the great migration from Dec-March this tour takes you to the southern Serengeti(Ndutu), in April/May/June (Central Serengeti and Grumeti River) and from July-October this tour goes to Mara River where annual great migration crossing is takes place.

Days 7 & 8
7.30 AM – 5.30 PM Big Cats Photo Safari - Serengeti National Park
Another game drive in Serengeti. In the afternoon you drive en route to the central Serengeti for the big cats photographic safari.

Day 9
Transfer to Ngorongoro from Serengeti. Along the way, we stop at a Maasai village to get a glimse of their lifestyle and customs. We then proceed close to Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 10
06.30 AM – 5.30 PM Ngorongoro Crater
A full day in the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a very high possibility of spotting the big 5 in one day: lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Lunch will take place at the picnic site at the crater floor. In the afternoon, drive to the accommodation for dinner and overnight at the town of Karatu.

Day 11
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Lake Manyara National Park
A full day in Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, tree-climbing lions, hippos and baboons. Early sunrise game drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to hotel or optional for cultural tourism.

Day 12
Departure Day
Morning at leisure then we drive to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) for your departure.

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10 Days Safari in North Tanzania

Day 1
Kilimanjaro National Park - Taste of the Mountain
Depart from the hotel just after breakfast and drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Londorosi Gate on the west side of Mt Kilimanjaro. After registration you start hiking alongthe Shira Route, a beautiful view of Mount Kilimanjaro is expected while walking, with picnic lunch you hike to Shira Plateau then walk back to the gate where you will be driven to the destination of your choice. The Shira Plateau is one of the most fascinating and scenic areas on Kilimanjaro. It is well worth a visit just to explore the ridges and moorland.

Day 2
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Longido Maasai Village
After Breakfast, collect picnic lunches and drive to Longido arriving in an hours time. You will be met by a local guide who will take you for a walk through the acacia woodland giving you a medicinal lecture. You will be surprised by the wealth in medicinal value found in tree barks, leaves, roots, seeds and fruits. Thereafter, walk along the slopes of Mt Longido and visit some monuments erected over 70 years ago in honour of some world war two heroes as well as their cemetery. Picnic lunch at midday. In the afternoon, visit a typical Maasai Boma where you will experience the pure taste of a Maasai Village livelihood. Late afternoon, drive back to Arusha.

Day 3
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Tarangire National Park
Leave the lodge/camp at 09.00 am, drive for about 90 minutes to Tarangire National Park. This park is often referred to as the “home of elephants”, you have a great chance to spot elephants in large groups gathering around the Tarangire River. Other animals to be spotted include leopards, lions, giraffes and even tree-climbing pythons!

Day 4
7.00 AM – 05.00 PM Serengeti National Park
Early breakfast at 6.00 am. Game drive en route to Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is the largest and most famous park in Tanzania, known worldwide for its endless plains, wildebeest-migration, herds of lions and other predators like hyenas, cheetahs and leopards. Crocodiles can be found in the Grumeti River, as well as hippos, giraffes, antelopes, and gazelles. Dinner and overnight in the heart of Serengeti!

Day 5
08.30 AM – 4.30 PM Serengeti National Park
Tour the northern part of Serengeti. A full day of game drive until sunset, then dinner and overnight in the Lobo area (or Seronera).

Day 6
7.30 AM – 5.30 PM Serengeti National Park
Another game drive in Serengeti. In the afternoon you drive en route (optional stopover at Olduvai Gorge Museum) to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight with an excellent view of the crater floor! Please note that Simba Camp is the only common campsite in the area, and that the facilities are sometimes difficult. We recommend a night in one of the lodges for those who will do a camping safari.

Day 7
8.30 AM – 5.30 PM Ngorongoro Crater
A full day in the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a very high possibility of spotting the big 5 in one day: lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Lunch will take place at the picnic site at the crater floor. In the afternoon, drive to the town of Mto wa Mbu for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 8
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Taste of Tanzania Cultures
After breakfast, take a guided walk through the Mto Wa Mbu Settlement where you will visit the rice farms, fruits farms, a kindergarten and the local market. If still energetic, continue to Miwaleni lake full of papyrus reeds where bird life is both varied and in abundance.Mto wa Mbu is the only place in Tanzania where you can find people from all 120 tribes living in the small place but keeping their cultures Lunch at the Lodge in the afternoon drive to Lake Manyara for afternoon game dries then overnight at the rift valley rim.

Day 9
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Lake Manyara National Park
A full day in Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, tree-climbing lions, hippos and baboons. Early sunrise game drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to hotel near the west side of Mt. Kilimanjaro for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 10
9.00 AM – 5.30 PM Arusha National Park
Depart Arusha at 09.00 am for a 30 minutes drive to Arusha National Park. Here you will participate in a half day walking safari and a half day game drive. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger for the walk, who will guide you through the forest up to the waterfall and the point for viewing the black and white colobus monkeys. During the game drive you will see the 7 Lakes of Momella and the Ngurduto Crater. At sunset, you will be driven to place of your choice End of Tour!

ACCOMMODATIONS
LODGE –SIMBA LODGE
TENTED –ROBANDA TENTED CAMP
-ANGATA SERENGETI TENTED CAMP
-LAKE BURUNGE /SANGAIWE TENTED LODGE
CAMPING –TANGANYIKA WILDERNESS CAMPS

INCLUDES:

  • All park entrance fees
  • Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier.
  • Accommodation based on three meals a day.
  • Crater fees.
  • Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day.
  • Salary for the Professional English Speaking Drive Guide.
  • Activities as per itinerary above

EXCLUDES:

  • International flight
  • Airport transfers (we can arrange on request
  • Flying doctors insurance, we can arrange for USD 70 per person.
  • Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.
  • And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.
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9 Days Serengeti Great Migration Safari

Day 1
Arrival Day
Depending on your flight arrival time, you will be met by one of our drivers at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) for a 45 minute drive to Moshi town where you will be dropped off at the reserved hotel for the night.

Day 2
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Tarangire National Park
Leave the lodge/camp at 08.00 am, drive for about 90 minutes to Tarangire National Park. This park is often referred to as the “home of elephants”, you have a great chance to spot elephants in large groups gathering around the Tarangire River. Other animals to be spotted include leopards, lions, giraffes and even tree-climbing pythons!

Day 3
7.45 AM – 05.00 PM Serengeti National Park
Early breakfast at 7.00 am. Game drive en route to Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is the largest and most famous park in Tanzania, known worldwide for its endless plains, wildebeest-migration, herds of lions and other predators like hyenas, cheetahs and leopards. Crocodiles can be found in the Grumeti River, as well as hippos, giraffes, antelopes, and gazelles. Dinner and overnight in the heart of Serengeti!

Days 4 & 5
07.30 AM – 05.30 PM Serengeti National Park
Two full days of tracking the great migration from December -March this tour takes you to the southern Serengeti(Ndutu), in April/May/June(Central Serengeti and Grumeti River) and from July-October this tour goes to Mara River where annual great migration crossing is takes place.

Day 6
7.30 AM – 5.30 PM Serengeti National Park
Another game drive in Serengeti. In the afternoon you drive en route to the central Serengeti for the big cats photographic safari.

Day 7
06.30 AM – 5.30 PM Ngorongoro Crater
A full day in the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a very high possibility of spotting the big 5 in one day: lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Lunch will take place at the picnic site at the crater floor. In the afternoon, drive to the accommodation for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 8
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Lake Manyara Nationaal Park
A full day in Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, tree-climbing lions, hippos and baboons. Early sunrise game drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to lodge/camp for dinner and overnight rest.

Day 9
Departure
Driven to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) for flight back to other destination/ return home.

ACCOMMODATIONS
LODGE –SIMBA LODGE
TENTED –ROBANDA TENTED CAMP
-ANGATA SERENGETI TENTED CAMP
-LIKE BURUNGE /SANGAIWE TENTED LODGE
CAMPING –TANGANYIKA WILDERNESS CAMPS

INCLUDES:

  • All park entrance fees
  • Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier.
  • Accommodation based on three meals a day
  • Crater fees
  • Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
  • Salary for the Professional English Speaking Drive Guide
  • Activities as per itinerary above

EXCLUDES:

  • International flight
  • Airport transfers (we can arrange on request)
  • Flying Doctors Insurance, we can arrange for USD 70 per person
  • Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.
  • And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.
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7 Days Safari

Day 1
Moshi – Tarangire National Park
You will be picked up in the morning and after a short briefing you will head off in direction of the Tarangire National Park. The park with its savannah, baobab trees, seasonal swamps is home to huge elephant herds. Animals gather at the life-giving Tarangire River and you should see a selection of mammals ranging from giraffes, bushbucks and hartebeests to zebras and warthogs. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and head to a nearby campsite, where you will spend the night in a tent.
Lunch, Dinner

Day 2
Tarangire Area – Lake Natron
After breakfast you will leave the area around Tarangire National Park and head to the multicultural village of Mto wa Mbu. From here you will travel on a spectacular and very bumpy gravel road along the Rift Valley Escarpment with Ol Doinyo Lengai “the holy mountain” of the Masai in the distance. Today’s destination is the typical Masai village of Ngare Sero in the hot and dusty Rift Valley. In the distance you might see a pink glow from flamingos breeding and feeding on the algae of the alkaline Lake Natron (seasonal and depending on water level). In the afternoon you will join a Masai guide on a walk to a nearby waterfall before you return to the campsite for your overnight.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
Lake Natron – Serengeti National Park
After an early start, you will travel along adventurous dirt tracks with breath-taking views as your vehicle climbs out of the Rift Valley to reach the grassy plains of the Serengeti by midday. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Masai and you will see the grassland savannah stretching to the horizon. The Serengeti is the most famous park in Tanzania and it is home to the largest animal migration on the planet – hundreds of thousands of animals trek to find fresh grass and water. You will overnight at a campsite in the northern or central part of the park.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Days 4 & 5
Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. You will either go on a full day game drive or join early morning and afternoon drives in the Seronera area, depending on last night’s stop. Between December and May huge herds of wildebeests and zebras will be seen, with calves and foals being born between January and March. The Seronera area is also the best place to spot the shy and nocturnal leopard. You will spend the night at a campsite in the Seronera area.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The morning is set aside for another game drive in the Serengeti and you might spot some creatures that you haven’t seen yet. Animals tend to be more active in the morning before the temperatures soar around midday. After lunch, you will leave the plains of the Serengeti and travel to the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7
Ngorongoro Crater – Manyara National Park- Moshi
Rise and shine! It is up at daybreak to take on the steep path leading down into the 600 m deep crater. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah with the occasional acacia tree here and there. The wildlife in the crater is just breath-taking and with a little luck you might see the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. You should also see warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an entire morning of game viewing and a picnic lunch in the crater, you will travel to Mto wa Mbu and descend into the floor of the Great Rift Valley where you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park. The name ‘Manyara’ is a Maa word (Masai Language) for the acacia tortillis tree species which the nomadic Masai people use to make hedges to protect their homesteads and livestock. The park is highlighted with lots of these trees and the tree climbing lions which are often spotted taking afternoon siesta on the branches. Many other animals area common sighting in this evergreen park and they include; the impalas, giraffes, buffaloes, impalas and the Dik diks. You will notice that just as you enter this park there an ever green lush forest fed by an underground water streams and it is a perfect habitat for the blue monkeys, the baboons, bush bucks and the huge elephants sheltering in the sheds from the afternoon sun and devouring the green branches, twigs and herbs. The hippo pools and at the Lake Manyara itself you will get the chance to observe the hippos and the aquatic birds including the colorful flamingoes, pelicans, Egyptian geese, cormorants, and many more. You will do game drives until mid-day then drive to Moshi where you will be dropped at your hotel.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

ACCOMMODATIONS
LODGE –SIMBA LODGE
TENTED –KATIKATI NYANI CAMP SERENGETI TENTED CAMP
- CAMPING –SIMBA TENTED CAMPS

Budget camping safari; $180 per person a day
tented camp safari:

INCLUDES

  • All park entrance fees
  • Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier.
  • Accommodation based on meals listed in the itinerary
  • Crater fees
  • Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
  • Salary for the Professional English Speaking Drive Guide
  • Activities as per itinerary above
  • Airport transfers (we can arrange on request)

EXCLUDES

  • International flight
  • Flying Doctors Insurance, we can arrange for USD 70 per person.
  • Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.
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  • And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.
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6 Days Safari

Day 1
Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up and driven to the Tarangire National Park, a huge park roughly the size of a small country. Savannah, baobab trees and seasonal swamps dot the park’s landscape, providing nourishment and shelter for hartebeests, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, various antelopes and over 550 bird species. The park prides itself on its large elephant herds, for which the park is famous for, and has become one of the best places in East Africa to see them. These large mammals have become accustomed to the sound of the safari vehicles allowing for closer observation.
Lunch, Dinner

Day 2
Tarangire Area – Serengeti National Park
Today you will set out on your journey through the lush highlands where corn, coffee and wheat grown, to travel to the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti, named by the indigenous Masai people, means “endless plains”, which is easy to see once the grassy savannah stretches out before you with no end in sight. The landscape is dotted by kopjes, bizarre rock formations, on which predators often are found surveying the region in search of their prey. The Serengeti is home to the largest animal migration in the world and depending on the season you will be able to witness thousands of wildebeest and zebras trekking through the Serengeti and Masai Mara Game Reserve in search for food.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
Serengeti National Park
The entire day is set aside for more game drives in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is the habitat for an abundance of wildlife, such as impalas, buffalo, crocodiles and hippos, but is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebras and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, you might have the chance to see predators, such as leopards, cheetahs and lions, always lurking close by.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After an early breakfast you will head out for another game drive in the Serengeti. You might be able to spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – before embarking on your journey to the Ngorongoro Crater. The animals roam freely through the unfenced reserves offering you an uninterrupted game viewing experience. Arriving at the edge of the crater you will have your first glimpse of what awaits you the following day – glistening streams, open grassland and an infinite amount of animals.
Ngorongoro Crater - Early risers are rewarded with breath-taking views of the rising sun over the crater’s edge and after a hearty breakfast you will drive down the adventurous track into the crater. This UNESCO world heritage site, formed millions of years ago, is 610 m deep and covers roughly around 260 square kilometres. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25,000, the crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. In matter of minutes you will be able to see wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, elephants and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck you might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino horns, peeking through the grass. After lunch you will ascend the steep walls of the crater and head to the multi-cultural town of Karatu for dinner and overnight
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5
Karatu – Lake Manyara National Park – Moshi
Your final stop on the tour is the small Lake Manyara National Park, named after the shallow alkaline lake covering roughly 200km² of the park. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains, but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. Apart from the spectacular and diverse birdlife of over 400 species, the park is also home to hippos, elephants, baboons, wildebeest and the peculiar tree-climbing lions. After an extensive game drive through the park, you will leave the cascades of flamingos behind and head back to Moshi, where you will arrive in the early evening.

Day 6
Kikuletwa Hot Springs
After breakfast at your hotel, we travel to the hotsprings for a day the in the afternoon lunch after lunch hanging out again for one hour at the hot springs . After a relaxing time, we take you to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) for your flight home (or maybe a Zanzibar add on?)
End of Our trip for you.

ACCOMMODATIONS
LODGE –SIMBA LODGE
TENTED –ROBANDA TENTED CAMP
-ANGATA SERENGETI TENTED CAMP -LIKE BURUNGE /SANGAIWE TENTED LODGE
CAMPING –HEAVEN NATURE CAMP/ KATIKATI CAMPSITE / NYANI CAMPSITE

Price US$200 per person a day

INCLUDES
- All park entrance fees
- Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier
- Accommodation according to what is listed on the itinerary
- Crater fees
- Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
- Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide
- Activities as per itinerary above
- Airport transfers (we can arrange on request)

EXCLUDES
- International flight
- Flying Doctors Insurance, we can arrange for USD 70 per person.
- Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.
- And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

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4 Days Safari

Day 1
Moshi – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up and driven to the Tarangire National Park, a huge park roughly the size of a small country. Savannah, baobab trees and seasonal swamps dot the park’s landscape, providing nourishment and shelter for hartebeests, buffaloes, zebras, giraffes, various antelopes and over 550 bird species. The park prides itself on its large elephant herds, for which the park is famous for, and has become one of the best places in East Africa to see them. These large mammals have become accustomed to the sound of the safari vehicles allowing for closer observation.
Lunch, Dinner

Day 2
Tarangire Area – Serengeti National Park
Today you will set out on your journey through the lush highlands where corn, coffee and wheat grown, to travel to the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti, named by the indigenous Masai people, means “endless plains”, which is easy to see once the grassy savannah stretches out before you with no end in sight. The landscape is dotted by kopjes, bizarre rock formations, on which predators often are found surveying the region in search of their prey. The Serengeti is home to the largest animal migration in the world and depending on the season you will be able to witness thousands of wildebeest and zebras trekking through the Serengeti and Masai Mara Game Reserve in search for food.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3
Serengeti National Park
The entire day is set aside for more game drives in the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is the habitat for an abundance of wildlife, such as impalas, buffalo, crocodiles and hippos, but is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebras and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December the animals move from the northern region, dominated by woodlands and hills, to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds, you might have the chance to see predators, such as leopards, cheetahs and lions, always lurking close by.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4
Ngorongoro Crater
After an early morning breakfast at you camp at sunrise then you will check out and drive towards the Ngorongoro Crater also known as the 8th Wonder of the world. When you arrive you will register at the Loduare Main Gate then you descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive with a picnic lunch on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is often described as one of the wonders of the world. The ‘Crater’ (not actually a crater) is world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a known natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. This is also one of the few places in the world where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural habitat. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the "Big 5" can be spotted during one game drive only with the help of your hawk eyed safari guide.

Price: $250 (USD) per day per person

INCLUDES
- All park entrance fees
- Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier.
- Accommodation based on three meals a day
- Crater fees
- Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
- Salary for the Professional English Speaking Drive Guide
- Activities as per itinerary above

EXCLUDES
- Airport transfers (we can arrange on request
- International flight
- Flying Doctors Insurance, we can arrange for USD 70 per person.
- Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.
- And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.

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3 Days Safari

Day 1
Moshi– Tarangire National Park
Leave the lodge at 06.00 am, drive for about 90 minutes to Tarangire National Park. This park is often referred to as the “home of elephants”, you have a great chance to spot elephants in large groups gathering around the Tarangire River. Other animals to be spotted include leopards, lions, giraffes and even tree-climbing pythons! After a long day we camp at

Day 2
Lake Manyara
We start at 8:30 heading to Manyara; you will travel to Mto wa Mbu, pick up lunch boxes and then drive towards the Great Rift Valley wall where you will enter the Lake Manyara National Park. You will notice that just as you enter this park, an ever green lush forest fed by an underground water streams and it is a perfect habitat for the Blue monkeys, the baboons, bush bucks and the huge elephants sheltering in the sheds from the afternoon sun and devouring the green branches, twigs and herbs. The hippo pools and at the Lake Manyara itself you will get the chance to observe the hippos and the aquatic birds. You will do game drives until and have picnic lunch then drive to lodge at the town of Karatu.

Day 3
Ngorongoro Crater – Drive back Moshi town
After an early morning breakfast at 6:30AM, you will then drive to Ngorongoro register at the Loduare Main Gate, drive and then descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch served) inside the Ngorongoro Crater at a designated picnic site. After a wonderful game drive you will ascend to the crater rim and then drive to the town of Mto wa Mbu for cultural tourism or biking at Lake Manyara.

Prices:
Budget Lodge safari: $350 USD per person and per day for 3 days will be $1050 USD/person
Tented Camp safari: $400 USD per person and per day for 3 days will be $1200 USD/person
Price above includes:
- All park entrance fees
- Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier
- Accommodation based on three meals a day
- Crater fees
- Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
- Salary for the Professional English Speaking Drive Guide
- Activities as per itinerary above

Price above excludes:
- International flight
- Airport transfers (we can arrange on request)
- Flying Doctors Insurance, we can arrange for USD 70 per person.
- Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use.
- And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.