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9 DAYS TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI

OVERVIEW

Prepare for nine days of incredible wildlife and classic landscapes on this unforgettable safari experience.

We begin on the verdant slopes of Kilimanjaro, one of the seven summits of the world, learning about the mountain’s fertile landscape and the varied tribal communities that make up the rich tapestry of life in Tanzania. At Lake Manyara we’ll drive through a lush oasis at foot of the Great Rift escarpment where wildlife congregate and tree climbing lions prowl the surrounding forest. Witness the largest intact, imploded crater in the world at Ngorongoro Crater, often referred to as the "footprint of God". In the famous Serengeti, home to the world's largest annual migration of mammals and varied predators, we bask in the sights and sounds of the land and its many, constantly-moving animal residents. Our trained guides are deeply passionate about the region. Their knowledge of Eastern Africa, its culture and its wildlife is a pivotal part of our immersion into this remarkable destination.

  • Arrival City : Arusha
  • Departure City : Arusha
  • Airport : Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Tanzania Wildlife Safari 9 days is the best among of Tanzania Wildlife Safaris

  • This tour program for Tanzania Wildlife Safari is a classic designed trip to allow clients to spend enough time on Safari

  • See wild animals including the Big Five
  • Highlights of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater
  • Enjoy sunset game viewing

AREAS VISITED

  • Arusha National Park
  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Tarangire National Park
  • Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Olduvai Gorge
  • Serengeti National Park
  • Ngorongoro highlands

Day 1: Welcome to Arusha! Prepare for a world class wildlife safari!

Our trip begins today in Arusha, Tanzania. Please schedule your flight for an evening arrival into Kilimanjaro International Airport. We provide one group transfer from the airport to Arusha where our lovely lodge, set in spacious gardens, awaits. Check into your room and enjoy a well-earned rest. No meals included today.

Day 2: Head south to Tarangire, famous for elephant herds and baobab groves.

This morning we meet our guides and fellow travelers for a brief orientation of the upcoming safari. Following breakfast at the lodge, we head south to Tarangire Park. This less-visited park is a great introduction to Africa and is famous for its legendary elephant herds and unusual palm and baobab groves. Our Classic tented safari lodge sits on a bluff overlooking a bend of the Tarangire River and can yield some exceptional game viewing right from the main lodge. Following an afternoon game run, we sip a glass of wine and sit back on the veranda to enjoy our first African sunset while on safari.

Day 3: Look for tree-climbing lions, hippo, zebra and abundant bird life at Lake Manyara.

A full afternoon of wildlife viewing is on today's agenda. We head west to the Lake Manyara area, stopping at the vibrant agricultural town of Mtu wa Mbu for lunch along the way. This afternoon we’ll safari deep into Lake Manyara National Park, a verdant wildlife reserve located at the base of the Great Rift. The park supports a huge birdlife population as well as larger animals such as giraffe, zebra, hippo, buffalo and lion. We are also on the lookout for flighty dik-dik, the smallest of the African ungulates. Our visit is timed to take advantage of when most other visitors have departed. The wildlife is active and the afternoon sun is particularly picturesque as it drops behind the rift valley escarpment.

Our lodge this evening is set in the verdant hills of the Ngorongoro Crater highlands.

Day 4: Hike in the Ngorongoro highlands and visit an inspiring clinic in rural Karatu.

This morning we’ll twende tembea-tembea, which is Swahili for, "head out on a walk". We hike into the forested Ngorongoro highlands on a moderate 2-3hr walk. On our way we’ll pass the Endoro waterfalls and may catch sight of dik-dik, baboons, forest elephant as well as a myriad of bird species. The trail leads us to the elephant caves. These have literally been hewn into arched caves by the tusks of the elephants, hungry for the mineral deposits within the soil. After our walk, we’ll have lunch at a nearby FAME clinic. Here we learn about U.S. doctors Frank Artess and Susan Gustafson and their heroic mission to advance patient-centered care in rural parts of Africa. Enjoy some leisure this afternoon at our small lodge with lush gardens of bougainvillea and relax by the cool water of the pool. All meals included.

Day 5: Visit the magical Ngorongoro Crater, host to more than 20,000 mammals.

The Maasai refer to Ngorongoro Crater as the "footprint of God". Your first glimpse into the crater from its rim is breathtaking – a wildlife sanctuary over 300 square miles in size spread out over 2,000' below. We spend the day exploring the diversity and richness of this gorgeous park. Over 20,000 mammals call this crater their permanent home. This includes prides of lions, cheetah, giraffe, elephant, hippos and the rare black rhino. At the heart of the crater's 10-mile wide grassland plain lies a soda lake that attracts vast numbers of flamingo and other water birds. The Maasai have watered their cattle in the crater seemingly forever. This is magical setting teeming with wildlife and human history is as rich as the crater is beautiful. Our lodging for the evening is a deluxe tented camp with breathtaking views down into the crater. This allows us to maximize our time in this world renowned conservation area.

Day 6: Witness the constant movement of animals at Serengeti National Park.

Perhaps the most famous of the Tanzanian parks is the Serengeti, our destination for the next three evenings. The Maasai called this region the "Siringitu", meaning, "the place where the land moves on forever". This is most certainly a reference to the constant movement of the huge numbers of animals that live in vast savannahs. This is one of the largest and last remaining wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The extensive grasslands are dotted with "kopjes", or rocky outcroppings that, like islands in the plains, form their own wildlife communities. Have your cameras and binoculars ready, but take time to soak up the smells, sounds and sights with all your senses unencumbered. We overnight at a traditional tented safari camp. Each large canvas sided chalet has a as a full or twin bed, en suite facilities and a veranda. This allows for great views of the surrounding Serengeti plains.

Day 7-8: Explore the Serengeti, teeming with lion, wildebeest, zebra, hyena, and more.

We have a two full days to enjoy the splendor of the Serengeti. Depending upon the season and a little luck, we may have the opportunity to witness the largest migration of mammals on earth. Regardless, we will most certainly see hundreds of animals including zebra, wildebeest, hartebeest, topi, hyena, eland, warthogs, giraffe and various predators. Return to our camp each evening to enjoy sun downer drinks around the campfire. We'll retell the sightings of the day and watch as the star-studded Africa sky slowly takes center stage.

Day 9: Skip a long overland trek by flying to Arusha before we bid farewell.

Following a hearty breakfast, we have one last game drive before flying on to Arusha. We enjoy lunch together in Arusha where a day room is available for your use. The afternoon is then free to enjoy on your own. One group transfer to the Kilimanjaro International Airport is provided based on the majority of the group’s departure times. All meals included.

Note on Itinerary

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

DAY - 1Arusha Coffee Lodge by Elewana

Lake Manyara Serena lodge

DAY - 2Mbali Mbali Tarangire River Camp

Serengeti Sopa Lodge

DAY - 3 Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge

Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

DAY - 4The Highlands Camp

Lake Duluti Lodge

DAY - 5Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Lake Duluti Lodge

DAY - 6 - 7 - 8Mbali Mbali Soroi Serengeti Lodge

Lake Duluti Lodge

DAY - 9Arusha Coffee Lodge by Elewana

PRICE INCLUDES

  • All accommodations and meals as noted on the daily itinerary
  • internal airfare between Serengeti and Arusha
  • park fees
  • Bi-lingual guides
  • Private safari vehicles with guaranteed window seat
  • Airport transfers when arriving and departing with group

ITEMS NOT INCLUDED:

  • Round-trip international airfare
  • Entry visa fee
  • Departure tax
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • Airport transfers when arriving/departing outside of group transfer times
  • Meals on Day 1
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional gratuities to safari guides

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