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11 Day Tanzania Classic Safari

Tour Overview

Experience the best of the open road on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure into the Tanzanian wilderness. The journey in a 4×4 safari vehicle with a pop-up roof to Tarangire Park, Lake Manyara Park, Lake Natron, Serengeti Park, and Ngorongoro Crater. Starting and ending in Arusha.

Tour Timeline

Day 01: Arrival
After arriving at the airport you will be meet our representative and will be transferred to charity hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 02: Arusha national park:
After breakfast then driver slowly to arusha national park while enjoy the view of mount meru you have an opportunity to descend through Meru Crater. Where you will be able to see Buffalo Glade a natural glade that consists of marsh, bushes, and streams. You will enjoy fantastic views of Ngarenanyuki Rive. Some of the wildlife that can be spotted includes; buffaloes, warthogs, and giraffes with a stop at Momell Lake picnic site for lunch while enjoy the flocks of flamingos, later evening driver back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 03:Tarangire national park:
Today we drive to Tarangire National Park for excellent game viewing. Tarangire is a small park that offers some excellent sights. Generally, in the dry seasons, Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, a permanent water source. We spend full day game with beautifully set inside the park with stunning views and a unique atmosphere. Later driver to mto wa mbu for overnight
Day 04: Serengeti national park:
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route, there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. Within this steep-sided ravine, Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here is a small museum; we can see evidence of our ancestors dating back 2.5 million years. After lunch, we drive into the Serengeti itself, and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, February and March, is a time for meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffes, buffalo, elephants, and many large predators such as lions, cheetah, and leopards. The later evening return to the camp for the night.
Day 05: Full day game in Serngeti:
Have another full day in this beautiful park, rising early to make the most of time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch an immense pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. The journey from the wide-open plains to the kopjes. These rocky volcanic outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals, and from the top, we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and exciting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing; we will hopefully see all of the simple games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions, and if you are lucky, the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as vast amounts of exciting birdlife, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. Later evening driver back to the camp for the night.
Day 06: Serengeti national park to ngorongoro crater
After an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed by both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive-in Ngorongoro, have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here, we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally, we descend into the Crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhinos, and leopards (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see here is a giraffe, whose long legs cannot cope with the steeps sides of the Crater. In the late evening driver to karatu for overnight.
Day 07: Lake Eyasi:
After breakfast drive to Lake Eyasi for visiting datoga tribe – blacksmith and onion plantation. Lake Eyasi is located in the Great Rift Valley, southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater. Its salt-water levels experience dramatic changes with the seasons in years with little rainfall, the lake can almost disappear. Near to the shimmering lake, we will first experience a hunting trip with the Hadzabe, the last hunter-gatherers in Tanzania, before visiting a local blacksmith as he practices his craft, fashioning pots and weapons from scrap metal, later evening driver to mto wa mbu wa dinner and overnight
Day 08: Lake Manyara national park:
Today we drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives. There is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. A surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. In the late evening drive back to the lodge for overnight
Day 09: Walking safari & Maasai boma:
Mto wa Mbu is well known for its authentic cultural activities like Maasai dancing. These Maasai activities will last 2 hours, after which you will drive directly to Arusha for a hot lunch and an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 10: Materuni waterfall:
Materuni is one of the few villages of wonder in Northern Tanzania sitting at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro. The village is blessed with full of all the beauty worth much visiting for holiday, weekend outings, or vacations. While in the village, the scenic view of Moshi Town and Mount Kilimanjaro is astonishing. This green village with fresh air from green vegetation welcomes visitors to explore the beauty of the land and the cultural heritage of the Chagga people.
This very impressive Waterfall is one of the tallest in the area, spewing crystal clear glacier water 70m into its basin. The beautiful path leading to Materuni Waterfall is located 2500m above sea level it crosses valleys and hills covered by tropical rainforest, past coffee, banana, and avocado “shambas”, the Kiswahili word for farms. Later evening driver to the hotel for overnight
Day 11: Chemka hot springs:
A short but bumpy drive from Moshi are the clear, turquoise waters of the Chemka Hot Springs, an oasis of geothermal warmth that bubbles up from underground. Surrounded by lush forest alive with birdsong and the call of monkeys, the Chemka Hot Springs is an ideal place to ease those tired legs after a strenuous ascent up Kilimanjaro. They’re a little bit of heaven that’s perfect for a daytrip, and those warm blue waters invite you to linger, swim or explore. Return
After short trip then take a time for hot lunch before transfer to the airport for further departure, Departure/ overnight
* Our professional tour guides will tell you all about the wild world of Africa and lead you to some of the rarest animals on the continent! We are waiting for you in sunny Tanzania!

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

What's Included
  • Exclusive transport in a safari 4×4WD with open roof
  • Professional English speaking Driver(s)/Guide(s)
  • All park entrance fees to include government taxes
  • Concession tour services
  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari
  • Recommended Mineral Water while on safari
  • Airport Pick up
  • Extensive Game Drives in the National Parks

Exclusions

What's not Included
  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Laundry services
  • Tips and Gratuities to driver guides
  • All items of personal nature such as telephone calls, fax, email, etc

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