Classic Northern Tanzania safari

Day 1 International outbound flight

 International outbound flight.

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Kilimanjaro Airport.

Day 2 Arusha

 Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha Town

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you’re met by your driver-guide, who assists you with your bags before driving you the 45 minutes to 1 hourdrive to Arusha. Along the way, if the weather is clear, you may have views of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. Settle into your accommodation in Arusha, ready to start your safari proper in the morning.Accommodation include Bed and Breakfast

Accommodation options in Arusha  ,Onsea House,  Arusha Coffee Lodge,  River tree Country inn ,Mount Meru Game Lodge

Day 3 Karatu

 Arusha to   Lake Manyara National Park ,  Karatu

You set off early this morning with your private guide and 4×4 vehicle for the three hour drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The route takes you through small farming villages where you may see traditionally dressed Maasai herding their cattle. You could stop at one of the markets for a glimpse of everyday life in this area. Spend the rest of the day game viewing around the lake shores. The flamingos on the lake are a classic East African sight, and you may spot Hippo wallowing in the mud. After a picnic lunch, you head up the Rift Valley escarpment and into the Ngorongoro Highlands to Karatu, around an hour away.

Accommodation options Plantation Lodge ,The Manor at Ngorongoro, Gibbs Farm  ,Ngorongoro Farm house.

Day 4 Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater

 Karatu

After breakfast, you’re driven for around an hour up to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, gaining your first views of this incredible natural wonder. You then descend into the crater for some game viewing from your private vehicle, taking a picnic lunch to enjoy on the crater floor. There are a handful of rare resident black Rhinos in the crater that you may be lucky enough to see, along with large prides of Lion, Zebra, Wildebeest, Buffalo and Hyena. Your guide will help point them out and tell you more about each species. After returning to Karatu in the afternoon, you’re free to relax at your lodge or explore the town.

Accommodation options Plantation Lodge, The Manor at Ngorongoro, Gibbs Farm ,Ngorongoro Farm house

Day 5 Serengeti National Park

 Karatu,  Serengeti National Park.

This morning you’re driven from Karatu to Serengeti National Park by your private driver-guide. The journey takes around three hours, passing around the crater rim en route. Once you pass through the park gates you can enjoy a game drive on the way to your camp, looking out for the Big Five. After settling into your camp, you head back out on an afternoon game drive. The vast open plains of the Serengeti are world-renowned, broken up only by rocky kopjes and the Gol Mountains in the distance.

Accommodation options Serengeti Serena Lodge ,Serengeti Simba Lodge,Ikoma Camp, Four Season Lodge

Day 6 Serengeti National Park

 Serengeti National Park

Spend all of today on safari in the Serengeti – you can explore the very different regions of this vast park with your driver-guide according to what wildlife you’ve already seen on your safari so far. Taking a full day rather than just a morning or afternoon game drive means you have the time to venture further afield to less-visited areas. The Serengeti is big cat country, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for lion, cheetah and the elu

Accommodation options Serengeti Serena Lodge,Serengeti Simba Lodge,Ikoma Camp Four Season Lodge   

Day 7 Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Spend your final day on safari making the most of the sweeping open plains of the Serengeti and trying to see as much wildlife as possible. Other than the Big Five, species to look out for include wild dog, giraffe, wildebeest and spotted hyena. The birdlife in the Serengeti is also spectacular, with over 500 species recorded here, including a variety of different bustards, lilac-breasted rollers and starlings with distinctive shimmering wings.

Accommodation options ,Serengeti Serena Lodge ,Serengeti Simba Lodge,Ikoma Camp Four Season Lodge

Day 8 Serengeti – Kilimanjaro Airport

 Serengeti National Park , – Kilimanjaro Airport

You have time for one last game drive this morning on your way to the Seronera Airstrip in central Serengeti. Here you board your light aircraft flight to Kilimanjaro, flying for around an hour and a half as you enjoy wonderful views over the Serengeti. You land back at Kilimanjaro Airport in time for your onward flight.

Day 9 International return flight – Back home bound

 Arrive home today to complete your journey. End of our service

Total Safari is $xxxxxx

Costs Includes:

  • All the Government Taxes
  • Park fees
  • In Destination Transfers
  • All accommodation

Excludes:

  • Scheduled International flights
  • Guide tipping
  • Domestic flights
  • Activities and Excursions
  • Insurance Cover and Medical evacuation Cover