9 Days Classic Tanzania Safari
This trip will take you from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, visit to Lake Natron and Lobo area in the north Serengeti and the famous Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire National Park. Based on the budget camping category that makes no different apart from sleeping in a roofed house!. Please note that this itinerary can be customized and therefore please do let us know if you have any suggestion or question and I will be more than happy to provide any information you need.
Day 01 – Arriving Tanzania
Arriving Tanzania Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and greet by your private guide who will transfer you to Tumaini Cottage for dinner and overnight. Tumaini cottage is the family owned property lacated on the western end of Arusha citythat offers the discerning traveller a home feeling stay with delicious cuisine. You will stay here on full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and Lunch to go.
Day 02 – Tumaini Cottage to Lake Manyara
In the morning after breakfast from Mount Meru, you will be transferred to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. The park is located about 120kms south west of Arusha City and will take about two hours to reach there. With your private guide and private vehicle, you will have chance to do a game drive and your picnic lunch will also be saved in one of the selected picnic sites in the Park. After the game drive you will drive to your camp for dinner and overnight full board on camping basis.Dinner, Breakfast and Luch.
Day 03 - Manyara to Lake Natron
This day after the breakfast, you will drive to Lake Natron a distance of about 105kms that takes about two hours on a rough road. You will arrive for lunch and your cook will save it for you, after lunch, you will have an afternoon for leisure and visit the lake at 5:00pm. In the evening, you will drive back to the camp for dinner and overnight on full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Day 04 - Natron to Lobo Serengeti
This day after the breakfast, you will drive from Lake Natron to Serengeti Lobo camp site. It is a journey that will take you about four to five hours of a smooth journey while passing through landscapes and village of masai people and the sonjo of Loliondo. Your camp site is right at Lobo a distance of one kilometer from Lobo Wildlife Lodge. Here you will stay at the camp on full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Day 05 - Full day game drive in Serengeti
Early in the morning, with our packed lunch and breakfast, you will drive to Kogatende the northern end of the Serengeti National park. At this time you may be luck to see the migrants along the mara river and even see them crossing the river! Prepare for a game of chance and let it be your luck day to see this phenomenon movements of the animals. Your breakfast and lunch will be saved somewhere in under the tree while watching Zebras and Wildebeest grazing! In the evening, you will frive back to Lobo camp site for dinner and overnight on full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Day 06 - Serengeti to Ngorongoro crater
Today you leave Lobo and drive south east to the central Serengeti while doing game drive on the way. With your lunch box you will arrive at seronera visitor center and do a shor walking that takes about 45 minutes while reading the circle of movement of the Serengeti animal migration. After this tour, you will seat for lunch before proceeding to Ngorongoro Simba camp site for dinner and overnight on full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Day 07 - Ngorongoro crater tour
This day you wake up very early in the morning, you will leave the camp at 05:40am and drive to the crater with your packed breakfast and lunch. This is the great chance to experience the crater before it get crowed after hour. It is only 21 by 19 kms of the crater floor but as good as the whole of Serengeti National park. You will ascend the crater after lunch and pack your luggage ready to leave for Tarangire National Park. You will arrive Tarangire camp for dinner and overnight on full board basis. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Day 08 - Tarangire Game drive and back to Arusha
This day, you will again leave the camp early in the morning with breakfast and go for a game drive in Tarangire. After the breakfast continue the game drive and in the afternoon you will drive back to the camp for lunch and shower then proceed to Arusha city Tumaini cottage for dinner and overnight on Full borad basis. Dinner, breakfast and lunch.
Day 09 - Arusha to Machame gate then to the Airport
This day, you will leave with all your belonging together with your guide and packed lunch to Kilimanjaro entrance gate. The view of Kilimanjaro is better from the distance rather than when you are at the entrance gate. I suggest you take any possible chance to take pictures and view before arriving to the gate, however you can as well use the chance on your way back to the airport to also view and take pictures. This tour of today, will give you chance to visit the local market around Kilimanjaro and see how local people go on with their daily activities. In the evening from 04:00pm, you will journey back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home and that be the end of your tour.
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- A professional English-Speaking Driver/Guide
- All Taxes/VAT
- All park entrance fees.
- Full board accommodation on tour
- Camping Gears for Public Camps
- Transport based on excellent 4*4 Vehicle rebuilt for safari to give nice game viewing
- Driver’s Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Complementary unlimited drinking water during safari
- 24 hours park fees, Transit fees and crater fees
- International flights
- Additional accommodation at the end of the tour
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Extras at the lodges i.e. Alcoholic and soft drinks, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
- Tips to drivers and Guides (highly recommended)
- Visa, Travel Insurance
- Medical and luggage insurance
- Other personal expenses