8 DAYS NORTHERN TANZANIA ELEPHANT SAFARI
8 DAYS NORTHERN TANZANIA ELEPHANT SAFARI
The costs will be as follows;
|Group size||Rates per person sharing based on full board in usd|
1Day 1 : Welcome to Tanzania
Your driver/guide or any of our staff representative will be at Kilimanjaro International Airport to pick you up from your flight and take you directly to your lodge(Africana Grand Hote) in Arusha. Depending on the time of your arrival, you may be able to explore the sites in and around Arusha city. (Bed and Breakfast).
2DAY 2 : ARUSHA –TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park is second only to Ngorongoro Conservation area in terms of concentrations of wildlife. The Park lies to the south of the large open grasslands of southern Maasailand and is named after the Tarangire River, which provides permanent water for wildlife in the Park. It is an easy drive by good tarmac road from Arusha, passing open plains and great views of Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru along the way.. Herds of migratory wildebeest, gazelle, zebra and buffalo gather along the marshy shores of Lake Natron. These pools are shared by flocks of birds: green wood hoopoes, fisher lovebirds, tallis herons, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers. Resident lions, giraffes, elephants, are common at Tarangire national park. Accommodation at Tarangire safari Lodge(FB)
3DAY 3 : TARANGIRE-NGORONGORO CRATER
After breakfast we drive to Ngoro Ngoro Crater passing some very scenic landscapes of mto wa mbu area then Karatu centre. Upon arrival, we descend to the crater floor for a wonderful game drive. Called the eighth wonder of the world, the crater won’t fail to take your breath away as you stand on the rim looking down a 10-mile wide crater floor with abundant wildlife. It is impossible to give a fair description of the size and beauty of the Crater, for there is nothing with which one can compare it. It is one of the wonders of the world. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world covering approximately 260 sq km’s with walls rising 600 meters from the crater floor. Before the Ngorongoro Volcano exploded and collapsed 2 million years ago, it was one of the world’s tallest mountains. This is a garden of Eden, packed with some 30,000 animals. The largest herds of animals we see today are wildebeest as they mingle with zebra and Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle. Unlike their counterparts in the nearby Serengeti, the wildebeest and zebra living in the Ngorongoro do not migrate because water in the crater is plentiful year-round. We’re likely to see large herds of buffalo and sizeable numbers of eland, hartebeest, and waterbuck. Elephants most often browse near the Lerai forest and hippos grunt and snort as they sit out the heat of the day in the lakes. Ngorongoro is one of the few places in Africa where black rhinos can still be seen. Among the predators, there are five prides of black-maned lions with as many as 18 members in each pride. Cheetahs are often seen alone or in pairs. Hyenas and jackals abound. In the forest, at the crater’s rim, we may catch sight of an elusive leopard. Bird life around the crater is also prolific. More than a hundred species are found here that aren’t seen in the Serengeti. Ostriches, Kori bustards, and secretary birds stalk the grasslands. Pure-white egrets and red-billed ox-peckers scurry along the backs of buffalo. Crested cranes honk furiously as they launch into flight. Along the shores of Lake Magadi lesser flamingoes feed in the algae-rich waters. We will drive on route at the evening to Rhino Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.(F B)
4DAY4 : NGORONGORO-SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast we depart to central serengeti for a game drive for two days. Your first game drive follows in the afternoon after you arrive where you will see great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of topi, hartebeest, impala and Grant’s gazelle among other exotic animals. Out of the vast sea of grass also rise great granite outcrops, known as ‘kopjes’, which have their own range of vegetation and wildlife. Towards Seronera, the Park headquarters, the landscape becomes more varied. Hills rise out of plains criss-crossed by small rivers. Umbrella acacia trees appear, elegant and serene, contrasting with the twisted commiphora trees. Accomodati at Nyati Tented Camp.(FB)
5DAY 5 : SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK FULL DAY GAME DRIVE
Day 5 is dedicated to a full day game drive along Northern Serengeti plains- home to elusive lions, leopards, elephants, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, wild dog, gazelles, and crocodiles among others. The Serengeti is famed for its incredible wildlife, stunning views and the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras. In this frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating, witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters.
The wildebeest will birth more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again. Accommodation at Tingitana Tented Camp.(FB)
6DAY 6 : FULL GAME DRIVE IN NORTHERN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After great breakfast at our lodge, we will drive to the northern Serengeti for experiencing the Animal crossing through Mara river. We will departure with a picnic lunch and enjoying the full day to Serengeti northern. This will be incredible experiences ever. We will drive to our lodge for dinner and overnight. Accommodation at Katikati tented camp.
7DAY7 : SERENGETI-LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
After great breakfast, we do departure for Lake manyara national park. We will have the game on route with a picnic lunch before exist the permit at Naabi gate then at afternoon we do drive through Ngorngoro conservation area heading to lake manyara. After getting out of Ngorngoro on the wat to Lake manyara, we will drive direct to our hotel for relaxing, dinner and overnight. Accommodation at Lake manyara Game view Tented camp (FB).
8DAY 8 : LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK– ARUSHA-JRO
After breakfast you prepare yourself for Lake manyara national park. We will departure with the picnic lunch ready for game drive. We will spend the whole day then we do drive at afternoon to Kilimanjaro international airport then catching your flight back home. You will have on route game drive and this is will depends on your flight schedule.
We will arrival at Airport 2 hours before departure to check in and other flight procedures.
This will be the end of our safari and it’s our expectations that you will enjoy your safari with us.
Note: Accommodation for tonight is not inclusive in the program. If you would like us to book one (or more) nights in Arusha, please let us know.