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March 1, 2016

6Days Backpackers Safari with Lights on Africa Destinations & Safaris

Written By Peniel Laizer

This tour will take you to the best and famous National parks in Northern circuit, you will visit to Arusha National Park, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater

Arriving to Tanzania

Upon your arrival meet at Kilimanjaro international Airport and transfer to your hotel / campsite in Arusha for bed and breakfast B/B.

Day 01: Arusha National Park

In the morning drive to Arusha national park with your packed lunch for game viewing. Break for a picnic lunch then continue with game viewing at Arusha National Park. Dinner and overnight at Karama Lodge/Similar. Full board (FB) The compact Arusha National Park is remarkable for its range of habitats. It encompasses tree varied zones: the highland montane forest of Mount Meru (3’820 m) to the west, where black and white colobus and blue monkeys can be spotted; Ngurdoto Crater, a small volcanic crater inhabited by a variety of mammals in the southeast of the park; and, to the northeast, Momela Lakes, a series of seven alkaline crater lakes, home to a large number of water birds. On a clear day it is possible to see the summits of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru from Ngurdoto Crater rim. There are numerous hides and picnic sites throughout the park, giving travelers an opportunity to leave their vehicles. The park has actually changed its name a number of times form Ngurdoto Crater National Park to Mount Meru National Park. Arusha National Park contains many animals including giraffes, elephants, hippos, buffalos, rhinos (if you are lucky), colobus monkeys, bush bucks, red forest duikers, reedbucks, waterbucks and wart – hogs. In fact Arusha is supposed to contain the highest density of giraffes in the world. There are no lions in the park although you may see leopard. Birds found in the National Park include cormorants, pelicans, ibises, flamingos and grebes.

Day 02 : Tarangire National Park

After breakfast transfer to Tarangire national park with your packed lunch for game viewing, enjoy a picnic lunch at Tarangire then continue with your game viewing until late evening, dinner and overnight, Tarangire Roika Tented lodge/Similar / Kigongoni Campsite. FB One of the most noticeable things on entering the park are the baobab trees that rise up form the grass. With their massive trunks, they are instantly recognizable. There are animals that usually move northwards of the park during the wet season including the wildebeests, zebras, Thompson’s gazelles, buffalos, elands and hartebeests. The elephant population in this park was estimated to be around 6’000 in 1987, but numbers are believed to have fallen since then due to poaching. The number of birds recorded in Tarangire National Park has been estimated at approximately 300. These include migrants that fly south to spend October – April away from the winter of the northern hemisphere. Here, you may spot various species of herons, storks and ducks, vultures, buzzards, sparrow hawks, eagles, kites and falcons, as well as ostriches. Other areas of interest within the park include the Lake Burungi circuit, the Lemiyon area, the Kitibong Hill circuit and the Gursi & Lamarkau circuit.

Day 03 : Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara national park for game viewing, lunch then after lunch drive to the park again for a second half game viewing. Dinner and overnight, Kudu lodge/Similar/Twiga Campsite. FB A major attraction of the Lake Manyara National Park is the tree – climbing lions. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that you will spot them. However, there are other things to see – elephants, hippos, zebras, impalas, buffalos, baboons, plains animals as well as huge variety of birdlife, both resident and migratory. At certain times of the year, Lake Manyara is home to thousands of flamingos (attracted by the Lake itself), which form a shimmering pink zone around the lake shore. Other birds found here include ostriches, egrets, herons, pelicans and storks. Also seen are African spoonbills, various species of ibises, ducks and the rare pygmy geese. The most noticeable of the landscape within this park are the very impressive baobab trees with their huge trunks.

Day 04: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast transfer to Serengeti national park via Ngorongoro conservation area, with your lunch box and game en-route. Dinner and overnight, Seronera Wildlife Lodge/Similar /Seronera Campsite FB Serengeti is perhaps most well known for the annual migration that takes place across the great Savannah plains. This is a phenomenal sight: thousands upon thousands of animals, particularly wildebeests, as far as the eye can see. During the rainy season (from November to May), the wildebeests, whose population has been estimated at around 1’500’000, are found in the eastern section of the Serengeti and also the Masai Mara in Kenya to the north. When the dry season begins at the end of June, the annual migration commences as the animals move in search of food pasture. The Serengeti is also famous for cheetahs, leopards and lions, some of which migrate with the wildebeests while others remain in the central plain. The elephant population in Serengeti was decimated by poaching, estimated to have fallen fivefold during the 1970 – 80s, since then, the numbers have slowly increased. Birdlife is prolific in the National Park and includes various species of kingfishers, sunbirds and rollers, ostriches, egrets, herons, storks, ibises, spoonbills and ducks. Birds of prey include Ruppell’s vulture and the hooded vulture, several varieties of kestrels, eagles, goshawks and harriers. There is also a hippo pool by the name of Retina where you can have clear views of the hippopotamuses and even crocodiles.

Day 05: Serengeti / Ngorongoro

After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Pass by Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived its your option whether you pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture for extra costs, After your lunch en route adds to the crater rim for your dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge/Similar/Simba Campsite. FB The conversation area encompasses Ngorongoro Crater, Embagai Crater, Olduvai Gorge – famous for its palaeontological relics – and Lake Masek. The Crater is a home to small number of black rhinoceroses, sustains a huge population of ungulates and has the most concentrated numbers of lions know. However, there are an estimated 30,000 animals living in the crater. Encounters with animals are frequent and there is a wide variety of game in the crater. These include lions, elephants and rhinos as well as buffaloes, Thompson’s gazelles, wildebeests and zebras. You are also likely to see ostriches and Lake Magadi, the soda lake at the floor of the crater, is home to thousands of flamingos. There are also dive – bombing kites which are recognized for their skills of snatching visitors’ foods at the Lerai forest, which is a good place for a picnic lunch.

Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, with packed lunch descend into the crater for a full day game viewing. Have your picnic lunch in the crater at hippo pool or Lerai forest. Evening drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at your Hotel.

End of Tour.

Price Includes:

– All park entrance fees.

– Transport on 4WD vehicle with the pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife easier.

– Accommodation and meals as per itinerary above. – Crater fees.

– Camping fees – Lodge fees. – Mattress each (if camping)

– Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day.

– Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide.

– Activities as per itinerary above.

Price Excludes:

– International Flights

– Accommodation on The first night on your arrival and last night after safari (book with us)

– Airport transfers (book with us)

– Olduvai Gorge fees.

– Hot and cold drinks – Cigarettes, Tips and Sleeping bags (if camping)

– Hot Air Balloon ride over Serengeti, book with us for USD 500 per person.

– Flying doctors insurance, we can arrange for USD 50per person.

– And all not mentioned in the itinerary above.


USD 1,815 Per Person sharing-


Additional Info
Country: Tanzania
Region: Tanzania
City: Arusha
Address: 16232-MeruArushaTanzania
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About Author

Peniel Laizer

Peniel Laizer

I am a professional safari Planner and founder of Lights on Africa Destinations & Safaris- in the remote wilderness areas of Tanzania,Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda.My safari experience specialize in Wildlife Safaris,Eco-Tourism,Culture, Beach Holidays-Zanzibar,Mountain Climbing,Mt.Kilimanjaro,Mt.kenya and Hotels/Lodges Bookings... I also specialize in arranging special programs for Honeymooners, Students programs, Volunteering and Internships. Please come and discover our African's Untouched Heaven!!!!

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