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March 16, 2020

Tanzania wildbest safari

Written By Anglebert Pantaleo

Day 1: Arrival Day

Arrive in the early evening on KLM into Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be met by Africa Nature Photography & Safaris team and transfer to Ngarasero Mountain lodge for dinner and overnight in your suite room.

Meals and Overnight at Ngarasero Mountain Lodge or similar

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park

You will have a Breakfast at the lodge, then drive south through Arusha to prehistoric-looking Tarangire National Park. It’s a two and half-hours drive from Ngarasero Mountain Lodge to the gate of Tarangire National Park. Upon arriving at the park gate, your guide will do paper works to obtains permits and thereafter, you will drive to the lodge and arrive in time for your lunch. You will have a late afternoon game viewing into a landscape dotted with baobab trees and umbrella-thorn acacias, visiting the Silalei Swamp and Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. In the dry season large numbers of animals congregate along the lifeblood of the river.  Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. In addition to the animal species, the park is famous for its century-old baobab trees and over 300 species of birds.

Meals and Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar

 

Day 3: Exploring Tarangire National Park

You will have a full day of game viewing at Tarangire national park and we will break the day into two by having a morning and Afternoon game viewing, visiting the Silalei Swamp and Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. In the dry season large numbers of animals congregate along the lifeblood of the river.  Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, Greater and lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe and zebra. In addition to the animal species, the park is famous for its century-old baobab trees and over 300 species of birds.

Meals and Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar

 

Day 4: Exploring Tarangire National Park – Mto wa mbu cultural tour -Drive to Ngorongoro Highland

After breakfast you will have a morning game drive exploring Tarangire national park, before continue with a short drive and Stop at the culturally-diverse village of Mto wa Mbu for an in-depth look at tribal life, where more than 100 different Tanzanian tribes make their homes. Local lunch will be saved at the village before proceeding with the drive to Ngorongoro highland for dinner and overnight.

Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or similar.

 

Day 5: Exploring the flourishing floor of Ngorongoro crater

We will have a very early start and we will Collect breakfast and lunch boxes, at around 05:45 and descend into the crater for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthrall visitors. Another big draw card to this picturesque Caldera, its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, and if Lucky enough you may have chance to see the small cats like the Rare Caracal, Seval cat as well as the African wild cat which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. Picnic breakfast will be served at one of the picnic site at the crater floor, Followed by another game viewing visiting the hippo pool near the Mandusi Swamp, Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner which is one of the main features of the crater, the lerai forest as well as other parts of the crater.

Meals and Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or similar

 

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Eastern Serengeti Plains

Early Breakfast will be served at the lodge and thereafter descend into the crater for another in-depth exploration of Ngorongoro Crater before driving to the eastern plain of Serengeti via the Gol kopjes with a visit to Oldupai Gorge. This area links the Southern plains of Serengeti and Central Serengeti which is a fragile habitat consisting of ethereal kopjes and short grass plains. Driving through the Gol kopjes is always a breathtaking experience with a view of vast open plains and amazing wildlife. This is gazelle country; and where there are gazelles, there are always cheetahs. Late in the afternoon we drive to Sametu Camp where we will spend the next two nights. Areas that we will be visiting are the Eastern Serengeti Plains as well as Sametu, Gol & Barafu kopjes.

Meals and accommodations at Sametu Tented Camp or similar

 

 

Day 7: Exploring Central and Eastern Serengeti Plains & Kopjes

A game viewing around Central Serengeti plains and You have an options of breaking the days into two by doing Early morning and late afternoon game viewing, drive through the central serengeti in the golden light of dawn looking for special wildlife interactions and photographic opportunities, whereby, You will depart the Lodge at first light with a picnic breakfast for a big day in search of the biggest herds of the great migrations. Areas that will be visited are the Retima Hippo pool, Maasai and sametu kopjes and plains as well as Moru and Gol Kopjes. The Central Serengeti and seronera river valley is home to a great diversity of wildlife due to its unique ecological niches as a transition zone where two distinctly different habitats, the plain and the woodlands merge and various species of wildlife from both habitats can coexist.

Dinner and overnight at Sametu Tented Camp or similar

 

Day 8: Bush Flight from Central Serengeti – Arusha – Home

Early breakfast at the camp, and then leave the camp for Seronera Airstrip with game, viewing en route. Domestic Flight from Seronera Airstrip to Arusha. An optional stop at cultural heritage for shopping and then drive to the lodge for Lunch and a Day use room. Around 17:00 you will have an early farewell dinner at Ngarasero Mountain lodge, before driving to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The price for the above itinerary is $ 4518 per person sharing

 INCLUSIONS:

  • All Airport, Hotel and Ground Transfers.
  • Exclusive Use & Transport in our 4×4 Extended Toyota Land Cruisers.
  • All Accommodations & Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • All National Park Fees, Concession fee & Reserve Entrance Fees
  • All Fuel Costs
  • Unlimited Game Drive & Mileage
  • Unlimited Beverages such as drinking bottled-water, soft drinks, domestic beer, tea & Coffee provided in the mini-refrigerator installed in safari vehicle
  • Safari Wildlife & Birding Books provided in the vehicle
  • Full-time Support from our ground operation team in Tanzania
  • Professional, Certified, Fluent-English Speaking Naturalist Guide with 8 to 15 years of experience
  • Internal Airfare
  • Flying Doctors Membership Card for Emergence Evacuation

EXCLUSIONS:

  • International Airfare to Kilimanjaro
  • Laundry & Beverages at select tented camps
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Gratuities & Items of Personal Nature
  • Guides tips
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Anglebert Pantaleo

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