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This 9-day safari covers the most diverse and spectacular natural monuments in Tanzania, including Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and the majestic Serengeti. You will go a long way from the rain forest to semi-deserts, filled with volcanic rock, as if several different worlds with their own lives are willing to present you magnificent impressions. Experience the close-up safari that remains unforgettable for a lifetime!
During this safari, you will be accommodated in a private room and tent in some accommodations, including Lake Duluti Lodge, Tarangire Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp, and Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.
The lodge is made up of 18 spacious contemporary African-styled romantic chalets that are ideally positioned for a maximum privacy and view inside a thirty-acre active coffee farm, located in a safe and exclusive area on the outskirts of Arusha. All chalets are positioned to face the coffee farm and each has a private deck with an amazing view of the ancient indigenous trees found in big number within the farm. The lodge has been designed in a way that you will feel like you are staying at home rather than at a top end hotel.
Tarangire Safari Lodge is located in the Tarangire area of Northern Tanzania. It is situated in an impressive hilltop position deep inside the reserve, with extensive views from the camp of wildlife along the river. It is a simple facility, but relatively low priced and with very nice well-intentioned owners. Tarangire offers good quality dry season wildlife, notably superb elephant viewing in June or December.
This very substantial and well-known lodge is situated on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, surely the most impressive geological feature in Africa and offering superb views. The lodge has an interesting exterior design concept and provides comfortable accommodation. The main potential downsides are that the lodge is very large size with around 75 guest rooms, relatively unattractive and very low on safari atmosphere. It is also on the side of the crater with the most traffic.
Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp is located in the central sector of the Serengeti in Northern Tanzania. It is a medium specification mobile tented option in a relatively quiet location in Central Serengeti. It offers an authentic safari experience with animals often passing through camp. The camp has a pleasant canvas mess and around ten reasonably comfortable guest tents.
Lake Manyara Serena Lodge is located in the Lake Manyara area of Northern Tanzania. This comfortable and reliable lodge offers beautiful views from the top of the Rift Valley escarpment. It has a wide range of facilities including a substantial swimming pool. It also provides access to Lake Manyara National Park where there are reliable wildlife viewing and great birding.
You will arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). You will meet the representative of Alaitol Safaris and be transferred to a hotel in Arusha. Your overnight stay will be at Lake Duluti Lodge.
You will head out early this morning, crossing the Maasai Steppe on your way to Tarangire National Park. Here, baobab trees tower overhead, large cats prowl, and diverse birdlife abounds. During the early morning and early evening, you’ll witness predators at their most active. Your lodge for today, Tarangire Safari Lodge which is located right in the thick of it all, offers an intimate experience unavailable to most travelers.
After breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On your arrival, you will enjoy the lunch in the lodge. This afternoon, you will descend 2,000 feets (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a day crater tour. You will explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, and the lake area, where you may see the flamingo and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. You will stay overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
You will drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Marry Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remain. On your arrival, you will enjoy lunch in the lodge in Serengeti.
After that, you will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plain of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles or pride of lion lounging in the shade. You will stay overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp.
During the next two days, you’ll explore Tanzania’s oldest national park, host to some of the largest crocodiles, biggest prides of lion, and most impressive migration of mammals. Your evenings are spent in the lodge which ensures that you see the greatest variety and density of wildlife no matter when you choose to travel. From the granite kopjes (rock formation) of the southern plains to the endless expanse of the northern plains, you’ll cover it all. You will stay overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp.
You will enjoy an early morning game drive before breakfast. Later, you will return to the lodge for the late breakfast then depart to Ngorongoro Highlands. On your arrival, you will enjoy lunch and nature walk at Gibbs Farm. You will stay overnight at Lake Manyara Serena / Lodge Kirurumu Tented Lodge.
After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Lake Manyara Nation Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos, and other varieties of birdlife. Later, you will enjoy lunch in your Lodge. After lunch, you will drive back to Arusha. On the way to Arusha, you can visit souvenir and jewelry stores where Tanzanite stones can be bought. You will stay overnight at Lake Duluti Lodge.
You will spend the day resting in the hotel and later, you will be transferred to the airport.
Tarangire National Park was established in 1970 and is best visited in the dry season from July to September when the animals gather along the river. During the dry season, Tarangire National Park has one of the highest concentrations of migratory wildlife. Wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland crowd the lagoons.
One of the most noticeable highlights of Tarangire National Park is the baobab trees that dot the grassy landscape. The park is excellent for bird watching, with more than 300 species recorded. These species include buzzards, vultures, herons, storks, kites, falcons, and eagles.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the famous volcanic Ngorongoro Crater and one of Tanzania's most popular wildlife viewing areas. This huge volcanic crater has a permanent supply of water which draws all kinds of animals who stay in this area rather than migrating.
Serengeti National Park is a vast treeless plain with thousands, even millions of animals searching for fresh grasslands. As the largest national park in Tanzania, the Serengeti attracts thousands of tourists each year. The annual migration of millions of zebra and wildebeest takes place in May or early June. This migration is one of the most impressive natural events and the primary draw for many tourists.
Lake Manyara National Park is comprised of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. Two-thirds of the park is covered by water and Lake Manyara is host to thousands of flamingos, at certain times of the year, as well as other diverse bird life. The highlight of Lake Manyara Park is the large population of elephants, tree-climbing lions, and hippos that can be observed at a much closer range than in other parks.
This park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons in the world. Wildlife drives, canoeing (when water levels are high enough), mountain bike tours, and bird watching are the most popular activities in Lake Manyara National Park.
You will be served with 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 8 dinners as per itinerary.
Please book your flight and arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). Alaitol Safaris will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.
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