LOTUS SAFARIS

8 DAYS NORTHERN SAFARI (BEYOND WILDERNESS)

Duration
7 Nights / 8 Days
Validity
Mar to May and Nov
Prices
FROM USD 2,977
Code No
LS2009
Tour Description

To paraphrase that well-known quote about Africa, those of you who've never been to northern Tanzania are to be envied, because you still have so much to look forward to. Northern Tanzania is a land of superlatives, from Africa's highest mountain to one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on the planet. But Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti are mere starting points to so many journeys of a lifetime. Mt Meru is Kilimanjaro's rival in both beauty and the challenge of climbing it, while the Crater Highlands could be Africa's most haunting landscape. When it comes to wildlife, there's Tarangire's baobab-and-elephant kingdom, Lake Manyara's tree-climbing lions and the flamingos of Lake Natron. And venturing down into Ngorongoro's crater can feel like returning to earth's first morning. In this package, you will get the taste of the national parks in the Northern side.

Travel Itinerary
Day 1: Kilimanjaro - Arusha (-/-/D)
  • Pick up from Kilimanjaro and transfer to your hotel in Arusha.

Logistic Info approx:  45 min drive to your hotel

  • Overnight in Arusha.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Transfer to Tarangire with en route game drive in Tarangire National Park.

 Logistic Info approx.:

Approx 2 hrs drive

4 hrs game drive.

At 2,600km², Tarangire is far from being the biggest of the Tanzanian parks, but its unrivaled landscape of open plains, dotted with thousands of baobabs, is unforgettable. About 120 km south of Arusha, Tarangire is known for its very big herds of buffalo & Elephants. This is one of Africa’s little-known gems and should be on the itinerary of all lovers of wilderness and solitude. The game numbers are staggering: 30,000 zebra, 25,000 wildebeest, 5,000 buffalo, 3,000 elephant, 2,500 Masai giraffe and over 1,000 fringe-eared Oryx (gemsbok). Birders will want to look out for the endemic ashy starling, rufous-tailed weaver and black-collared lovebird.

  • Overnight in Tarangire
Day 3: Tarangire – Manyara (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Transfer to Lake Manyara and experience game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.

 Logistic Info approx.:

Approx 1 hr Drive

4 hrs Game Drive

Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience rich in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to its dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, Masai giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes, although in abundance, are hard to get a glimpse of, just like the other elusive carnivores - the lions - of this park.

  • Overnight in Manyara.
Day 4: Manyara – Serengeti (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Transfer to Serengeti with enroute game drive in Serengeti National Park

Logistic info approx:

4 hrs commuting

2 hrs experience

  • Overnight in Serengeti.
Day 5: Full day game drive in Serengeti (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Full day game drive at Serengeti national park.

Logistic Info approx:

8 hrs game drive

The Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value. With more than two million wildebeests, half a million Thomson's gazelles, and a quarter million zebras, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The wildebeest and zebra moreover form the star cast of a unique spectacular - the annual Serengeti migration. The name 'Serengeti' comes from the Masai language and appropriately means an 'extended place'.

The National Park, with an area of 12,950 square kilometers, is as big as Northern Ireland, but its ecosystem, which includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Maswa Game Reserve and the Maasai Mara Game reserve (in Kenya), is roughly the size of Kuwait. It lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south, and the Great Rift Valley to the east. As such, it offers the most complex and least disturbed ecosystem on earth.

  • Overnight in Serengeti.
Day 6: Full day game drive Serengeti (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Full day game drive at Serengeti national park.

Logistic Info approx:

8hrs game drive

  • Overnight in Serengeti.
Day 7: Serengeti – Ngorongoro (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, you will make your way to Ngorongoro with enroute game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater.

Logistic info approx:

180 kms / 3 hrs commuting

5 hrs experience

The Ngorongoro crater is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 210 km west of Arusha. Known as ‘the eighth wonder of the world' the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's best-known wildlife arenas. It offers a unique biosphere, which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Deep within the Crater, enclosed by towering walls, some 25,000 large mammals wander the plains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot', dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions.

  • Overnight in Ngorongoro.
Day 8: Ngorongoro – Kilimanjaro Airport (B/L/-)
  • After breakfast, transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.
Hotel Envisaged:

Mount Meru Game lodge 3*  Boutique 1 night – 1 Double room

Tarangire Tortilis Camp 3* 1 night 1 Double room

Manyara Tortilis Camp 3* 1 night 1 Double room

Serengeti Tortilis Camp 3* Deluxe 3 nights 1 Double room.

Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp 3* 1 night 1 Double room

Inclusions
  • 01 night accommodation in Arusha on Half Board basis
  • 01 night accommodation in Tarangire on Full board basis
  • 01 night accommodation in Manyara on Full board basis
  • 03 nights accommodation in Serengeti on Full board basis
  • 01 night accommodation in Ngorongoro on Full board basis
  • Services of a 4x4 vehicle with driver and fuel for 7 days
  • Extra Lunch
  • Concession fee Serengeti
  • Concession Tarangire
  • Concession Manyara
  • Transfers
  • Crater Entry
  • Water
  • Park fee Serengeti
  • Park Fee Ngorongoro
  • Park fee Tarangire
  • Park fee Manyara
  • Mini Fridge in Car for Soft Drinks. ( Alcohol not to be consumed inside Car due cultural norms )
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Tipping Guide safari (Non Compulsory)=USD15-20 per guide per day.
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions.
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