LOTUS SAFARIS

10 DAYS TANZANIA SAFARI (A FAMILY TWIST)

Duration
9 Nights / 10 Days
Validity
1st April to 31st May
Prices
From USD 1,432
Code No
LS2012
Tour Description

The well-established ‘Northern Circuit' safari of northern Tanzania offers some of the world’s most diverse safari experiences,  consisting of National Parks, game reserves, conservation areas and private concessions. Among these are the world-famous and iconic Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, and of course their less well-known neighbours, Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park.

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)
  • Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport and Transfer to Tarangire with game drive at Tarangire National Park.
  • Overnight in Tarangire

Logistic Info approx:

  • Approx 3 hrs drive
  • 4 hrs game drive.

At 2,600km², Tarangire is far from being the biggest of the Tanzanian parks, but its unrivalled landscape of open plains, dotted with thousands of baobabs, is unforgettable. About 120kms 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.

Day 3: Full day game drive Tarangire National Park (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, full day game drive at Tarangire national park.
  • Overnight in Tarangire

Logistic Info approx: 8 hrs game drive

Day 4: Tarangire – Karatu (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Transfer to your hotel in Karatu
  • Experience Elephant Cave and Quad Biking.
  • Overnight in Karatu.

Logistic Info approx.: Approx 2 hrs Drive

Day 5: Full Day Ngorongoro Crater (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Full day game drive at Ngorongoro Crater.
  • Overnight in Karatu.

Logistic Info approx: 8 hrs game drive

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 lains, lakes and forests of ‘the land that time forgot', dominated by enormous bull elephants, rhinos and lions

Day 6: Karatu - Serengeti (B/L/D)
  • After Breakfast, transfer from Karatu to Serengeti with en route game drive in Serengeti National Park.
  • Overnight in Serengeti.

Logistic Info approx: 166 kilometres/5 hrs to the Serengeti lodge

Day 7: Full day game drive Serengeti (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Full day game drive at Serengeti national park.
  • Overnight in Serengeti.

Logistic Info approx: 8 hrs game drive

The Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled 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 Masai 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.

Day 8: Full day game drive Serengeti (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, Full day game drive at Serengeti national park.
  • Overnight in Serengeti.

Logistic Info approx: 8 hrs game drive

Day 9: Serengeti – Olduvai Gorge - Manyara (B/L/D)
  • After breakfast, proceed to Olduvai Gorge and later transfer to Lake Manyara.
  • Later on experience Night Game Drive at Lake Manyara National Park
  • Overnight in Manyara.

Logistic Info approx: 96.6 Km Drive to Olduvai

Day 10: Manyara – Kilimanjaro Airport (B/L/-)
  • After breakfast, Transfer to Airport.
Hotel Envisaged:

Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate 3* (2 Double rooms)

Maramboi Tented Camp 4* (1 Family Room)

Ngorongoro Farm House 3* (1 Family room)

Serengeti Sopa Lodge 4* (2 Double rooms)

Mawe Mawe Manyara Lodge 3* (2 Double rooms)

Inclusions
  • 1 night accommodation in Arusha on Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Tarangire on Full Board
  • 2 nights' accommodation in Karatu on Full Board
  • 3 nights' accommodation in Serengeti on Full Board
  • 1 night accommodation in Manyara on Full Board
  • 4 x 4 Safari Vehicle with driver guide and fuel for 10 days
  • Extra Lunch
  • Transfers
  • Park & Concession Fees
  • Crater Entry
  • WMA Tarangire
  • 1 Half day & 1 Full day game drive in Tarangire National Park
  • 1 Full day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater
  • 1 Half day & 2 Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park
  • 1 Night Game Drive in Lake Manyara
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Quad biking Karatu
  • Elephant Cave
  • Water
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Anything not mentioned under inclusions
  • Tipping Guide safari (Non Compulsory) = USD 15-20 per guide per day
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