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May 11, 2020

4 Days Tanzania Safari | Short Ngorongoro, Serengeti & Tarangire

Written By Lappet Faced Safaris

Excellent 4 days Tanzania lodge safari will include Ngorongoro Crater, the famous Serengeti National park and Tarangire the place for elephant. The  highlight of this short Tanzania safari is The  Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration, the big cats & big 5. The tour will include a visit in one of the Masai village at Ngorongoro highlands.

Short Tanzania lodge safari Tarangire, Ngorongoro Crate & Serengeti offers a chance to see the annual Serengeti Wildebeest Migration during the months of December up to middle of August & our prices are much affordable.

Days o: Arrival in Arusha

On this day our safari manager will meet you at your Hotel/Lodge in Arusha for detailed safari briefing. Please let us know if you will need the package price to include your transfers & accommodation in Arusha before & after safari.

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance: 139 km

Non – game viewing time: 2 – 3 hrs.

After breakfast t your hotel/lodge in Arusha meet our safari manager & your driver guide for short safari briefing before departing for Tarangire National park via Arusha town for any last minute purchase. The driving is along masai steppe & across many village all the way to Tarangire gate. Tarangire is the fifth largest National park in Tanzania located at the base of the Great East African Rift Valley. The Park runs between lines of Tarangire River & it is made up with high hills & low land dominated by acacia woodlands and huge baobab trees that dwarfing some animal species that comes beneath it.

Tarangire River which runs from north to south of the park and a swamp on the south corner are the permanent source of water in the park saves as refugee’s camp for a large number of animal during the dry season. Another major highlight of this park is the large population of elephants & the three rare species of Great Kudu, Fringed Eared Oryx & the Ash Stalling. You may also expect to spot herds of buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, warthog, hippos, giraffe and a big number of baboons & monkeys.

Predators like lion, leopard, cheetah,jackals & hyena are also inhabit the park. For bird watchers this is the paradise as over 400 bird species where recorded here which includes ostrich, herons, secretary bird & other migratory birds. Late afternoon drive to the lodge via the Great East African Rift Valley for sunset watch then to Marera Valley lodge for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge in Karatu. All meals included.

Day 2: Tarangire  – Serengeti National Park

After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park the drive is via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu all the way to Ngorongoro gate for check in. Then drive up to the Crater view point where you can stop for some nice pictures of the Crater floor from the rim, after drive around & down via Malanja depression to Serengeti plains.

On the way you will visit one of Masai village for some cultural encounter whereby a group of Masai warriors invites you & take you in and around their houses with some stories of their livelihood around this area, you will meet kids & other family member where you can ask questions & take pictures with them. Lastly, they will sing & dance their famous song which involves jumping high, you may join the dancing.

After, drive  to the wild rich “Serengeti National Park” with its endless rolling plains, reach Naabi Hills gate for registration, you can have your packed lunch here or further ahead at Kopjes (rocky outcropping) before starting your afternoon game drive into the vast Serengeti plain searching for big cats & the Great Wildebeest Migration (depending on traveling dates). Late afternoon before or during sunset drive to your camp for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Serengeti Bush Camp  or Similar at Central Serengeti . All meals included.

Day 3: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

On this day as early as 06:30 hours start with breakfast box and lunch box for an early morning game drive in the vast Serengeti plains with possibilities of spot cat family on the road as they usually spend their morning time on the road avoiding the morning mist. you may also see other nocturnal predators coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness organizing morning ambush.

Break for breakfast in the bush & after drive to where the Wildebeest Migration is packed & spend much time with the herds. (This will depend on traveling dates & if they will be at Central Serengeti) but with or without the Migration of herds Serengeti is still the best place to visit just as much as always. Later in the afternoon start your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with en-route game drive, arriving at Rhino Lodge for sunset watch, dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge at the Crater rim or Similar in Karatu town. All meals included.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

As early as 6:30 am descent 600 meters into the crater floor for wonderful game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is referred by many as the 8th nature wonder of the world. Supported by yearly around water supply & fodders, the Crater supports a larger number of animal species which include herds of wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, topi, warthog, hippos, African elephant & the rare species of black rhino.

Another big  draw card to this picturesque Crater is its dense population of predators which include lions, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals as well as the ever mysterious leopard which sometimes needs a binoculars eyes to spot. You will visit Lake Magadi larger but  shallow alkaline Lake on the Southwest corner of the Crater frequently accommodate hippos & some flocks of flamingos and other aquatic birds. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be seen in just one day of game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater, (picnic lunch will be served at the crater floor).

In afternoon drive out & return back to Arusha. If flying the same day we drop you at Kilimanjaro international airport JRO to catch your flight back home (late flight KLM can be the best option as it leaves JRO at 21:30 hours). If staying in Arusha (accommodation can be arranged

The Package Includes:-

4 Days private Tanzania lodge

safari for 1 to 7 person

4 Days 3 night accommodation and meals as per itinerary

All meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the safari

1.5 l of mineral water per person per day during game drives

Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch (window seat for everybody)

Services of a professional & experienced English speaking safari driver guide

All wildlife reserve entry fees &concession fees as per Itinerary

All game drives as mentioned

A visit of Masai village at Ngorongoro highlands

Government Value added tax VAT

The Package Does Not Include:-

International flights

All items of a personal nature

Tip / gratuities for safari guide & lodge staff (please tip separately)

Accommodation in Arusha before & after Safari (but can be arranged upon request at extra cost)

Travel insurance

Visa fee (50 US$ /100 US$ for Americans & Irish Passport Holders- to be paid upon arrival

Drinks and beverages in lodges

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May 6, 2020

5 Days Tanzania Camping Safari | Tanzania Safaris

Written By Lappet Faced Safaris

5 Days Tanzania camping safari is a pocket friendly package enable you to spot variety of wildlife in Lake Manyara, Serengeti National park and The Ngorongoro Crater, cultural tours of bushmen visit at Lake Eyasi & Masai village at Ngorongoro highlands is part of your safari. We mostly offer private budget camping safari in Tanzania for family, friends and groups which is more fun, flexible, enjoyable & at affordable prices.

Day 0: Arrival in Arusha

Distance: 30/50 km

This 5 days Tanzania camping safari starts when we meet you at Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport and transfer to Planet Lodge in Arusha. Later our safari manager will come for safari briefing & leave you to spend the rest of the day enjoying the invitingly lodge’s facilities.

  • Dinner & breakfast included
  • Overnight at Planet Lodge at the suburb of Arusha City

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park – Lake Eyasi

After breakfast meet your safari driver guide & start the safari, you will firstly stop in Arusha town for the last minutes shopping if any. Afterward drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This beautiful Park nestling at the base of Great Rift Valley is blessed with rich overlapping habitats, swamps and lake. All these supports a large number of animal and bird species. The park has a big number of baboons found nowhere in the world, Lake Manyara tree climbing lions and huge flocks of flamingos are some highlights of this park. You May expect to spot giraffe, zebra, elephant, wildebeest, hippos, buffalo and predators like leopard, hyena, jackal and countless number of bird species.

In the afternoon depart for Lake Eyasi for some cultural encounter. The driving is up and across the Great East African Rift Valley, the driving to Lake Eyasi is of about 1.5 hours. On arrival you will visit the Datoga tribe who will take you around their homes and you will interact with them & ask as many questions as you can. After you will visit the black smith & Later afternoon you will go for sunset walk along the Lake shore before driving to the campsite for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Bushman Campsite close to the Lake

Day 2: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National Park

On this day we take you for an early morning hunting with (Hadzabe) the bushmen, the hunting is with bows & arrows & it will include tuition on survival skills. Bushmen at Lake Eyasi are divided into three clans of Hadzabe, Tindiga & the Datoga living in hunting & gathering of eggs, wild fruits & root tubers pretty much the same as humankind who lived in the Stone Age. After the hunting you will return back to your Campsite for full breakfast before starting your way to the vast Serengeti plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Your 5 Days Tanzania camping safari continues as you drive to Serengeti National park, the driving is along beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu up to Ngorongoro gate. After check in you will drive up & around the Crater rim. You will have a brief stop at the view point of the Crater for some nice photos.  On the way you will visit one of the Masai village for some more cultural encounter, the Masai worrier will invite you & take you in and around their houses where you can meet kids & other family members, you may ask questions & have some pictures with them. Later they will sing & dance their favorite songs which involves high jumping. If you wish you can join the dancing.

Afterward, drive down into the heart of the “wild Africa” Serengeti National park with its endless rolling plains. Break for picnic lunch at Naabi Hills Gate or at the Copjes (Rocky outcropping) when heading to the Central Serengeti area called Seronera. This is one of the richest wildlife habitat in the park endowed with Seronera River  the valuable water supply in this area hence attracts a vast number of wildlife around the Serengeti. Afternoon game drive in searching of the big cats & the Great Serengeti Wildebeest Migration (depending on traveling dates). Late afternoon before or during sunset drive to your campsite for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite at Central Serengeti

Day 3: Full day Game drive in Serengeti

On this day of your 5 days Tanzania camping safari in the vast Serengeti plains we take you for an early morning game drive with packed breakfast box and lunch box. Early morning game drive gives you a chance to spot some cat families on the road as they try to avoid morning mist. You may also see other nocturnal predators coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness organizing morning ambush or eating along the road. Later break for breakfast somewhere in the bush & after if the Great Wildebeest Migration will be packed in Serengeti which you will have already know, you will start early & go straight to where they are & spend much time with them in anticipation of experiencing some animal actions like fighting, hunting, eating even killing.

You may expect to spot predators like lion, leopard, hyena, cheetah, jackals & others. Herds of buffalo, elephants, giraffe warthog, zebra & many antelopes can also be seen wondering around the Serengeti plains. Late afternoon during or before sunset drive back to the campsite for dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite at Central Serengeti

Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

This is your last day in Serengeti, if you wish you can do another early morning game drive & spend much time in Serengeti doing game drives then you will have early hot lunch before start your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Reaching Ngorongoro for wonderful sunset at the crater rim then dinner & overnight.

  • All meals included – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Public Campsite at the Crater rim

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

On this last day of your 5 Days Tanzania camping safari you will have an early breakfast and descent into Ngorongoro Crater floor  for a wonderful game drive (picnic lunch will be served in the Crater floor). As very few animals migrate in and out of the Crater with its 600 meters high walls you may expect to spot herds of African elephant, zebra, buffalo, warthog, hippos & the rare black rhinos in their natural habitat

Another big draw card in this big caldera is the denser population of predators which include lion, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs & the ever- illusive leopard which sometimes needs binoculars eyes to spot.

You will visit Lake Magadi large but shallow salt Lake on the southwest corner of the crater floor frequently visited by flocks of flamingos & other aquatic birds. Some hippos and other animals can also be seen around the Lake.

Later afternoon drive out & back to Arusha for drop off at Kilimanjaro

The package includes:-

All transfers

1 Night accommodation at Planet lodge in Arusha on H/B

5 Days private Tanzania camping safari for 1 to 5 person

Transport & game drives in modified 4WD safari Land Cruiser with photographic roof, window seat for everybody

Service of professional, well experienced English speaking safari driver guide and a chef

All meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner as per Itinerary

1.5 Mineral water per person per day during game drive

4 Overnight stays in good Canvas tents during the safari

All camping gears Tents, Mattresses, Pillows, Chairs & Table. Please come with your own sleeping bag

All park fees, entry fees & camping fees as per itinerary

Government value added tax VAT

The package excludes:

Accommodation in Arusha on the last day (but can be arranged upon request)

Drinks & beverages

Visa fees

Tips/ gratitude for safari driver guide & chef (please tip separately)

All items of a personal nature

Travel insurance if applicable

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May 6, 2020

3 Days Safari Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara

Written By Lappet Faced Safaris

3 Days Tanzania lodge safari package is the best tour starting in Arusha city & it include three best parks of Tarangire with larger elephant population, Lake Manyara where you can spot the tree climbing lion & colorful flamingos, the last one is “The world nature wonder” Ngorongoro Crater with its 600 meters high walls.

This Short Tanzania lodge safari to Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara is the most affordable private Tanzania safari which include nice mid-range lodge however, the package can still be customized to meet your budget and ideas.

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

Distance: 139 km

Non Game Viewing Time: 2 to 3 hours.

After breakfast at your lodge in Arusha, depart for Tarangire National Park for Game drive. The driving is along beautiful masai steppe & many villages. Tarangire is one of the best National park in Northern Tanzania which runs along the lines of Tarangire River and it contain low lying hills appears on the floor of Great Rift Valley. The vegetation of the park is mainly acacia woodland and huge African Baobab trees with a swamp area on the South.

Tarangire River and the swamps attracts a large number of wild animal as it is the only permanent water sources in the entire park. Tarangire National park is famous for its large elephant population found nowhere else in Africa, you may expect to spot giraffe, buffalo, zebra, impala, wildebeest, warthog, baboons & lots of monkeys. The three rare species of Greater Kudu, Fringed-Eared Oryx and the Ash stalling can also be seen here. Lion, leopard, hyena, jackals, cheetah, vultures & other birds of prey are also inhabit the park. For bird watchers this is the place as over 400 species of bird where recently recorded here which includes migratory one. Later afternoon during the sunset drive to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for dinner & overnight with a brief stop at Lake Manyara view point for some nice picture of Lake Manyara & its forest from the edge of Great East African Rift Valley.

Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu town or similar. All Meals included.

Day 2: Tarangire – Ngorongoro Crater

Distance: 50 km

Non Game Viewing Time: 1 hour

After breakfast drive up to Ngorongoro highlands, spend few minutes for registration at the gate before driving up to the Crater view point where you can make a brief stop to get the most breathtaking views of the Crater floor from above, you may take some pictures before descending 600 meters high walls into the Crater floor for a full day game drive.

Ngorongoro Crater is often referred by many as the Eden of Africa, because of its great scenery and abundance of wildlife. Large mammals and plain animals are making home in this natural wildlife sanctuary. Lunch box will be taken at the Crater floor. You can expect to spot herds of wildebeest, eland, zebra, hippos, African elephant, gazelles and the rare black rhino in their natural habitat.

Another big draw card in this huge caldera is the denser population  of predators which include lion, hyena, cheetah, jackals and the ever-illusive leopard that needs sharp eye to be spotted. All this animals are bounded by the volcanic walls of 600 meters and can be viewed in a very close range. You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner which is among the main features of the crater. Large flocks of flamingos, many aquatic birds & hippos can usually being seen here. Late afternoon drive out & back to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for dinner & overnight.

Overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge in Karatu town or similarAll meals included.

 Day 3: Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha

Distance to Lake Manyara: 37 km

Non Game Viewing Time: 45 minutes

Distance Lake Manyara to Arusha: 120 km

On this day after breakfast we will take you to Lake Manyara National Park  the ever green park nestling at the base of the Great East African Rift Valley  with overlapping  habitats which supports a large number of animal species include the famous Lake Manyara tree climbing lions, giraffe, elephant, zebra, buffalo, leopard, hyena and many more.

Afterward drive back to Arusha, if you wish you may visit Mto wa Mbu market or any Masai market on the way before reaching Arusha in late afternoon. Please let us know if you are flying on this day or need accommodation in Arusha.

End of this great 3 Days Tanzania lodge safari Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara.

All accommodation subjected to availability.

3 Days Tanzania lodge safari package to Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire & Lake Manyara can be done yearly around even during our rain season in March through May. Karibu Sana!

The package includes:-

Pick up & drop off at Arusha town (any hotel)

03 days private Tanzania safari for 2 to 07 person

2 Nights on full board at Bougainvillea Safari lodge or similar in Karatu town as per itinerary

Transport and game viewing in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch(window seat guaranteed)

Services of an experienced, professional English speaking safari driver guide

All park fees at Tarangire & Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara

All game drives as per itinerary

1.5 l mineral water per person during game drive

Government value added tax VAT

The Package does not include

International Flights

All items of a personal nature

Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff (please tip separately)

Travel insurance

Drinks and beverages in lodges or Camps

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