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5 Days Mount Meru Trekking

Overview

Mount Meru is in the heart of Arusha National Park and it is 50 miles west of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Mt. Meru is a massive volcano reaching 14,980 feet (4,565 meters). This trek serves as an ideal warm-up for Mt. Kilimanjaro due to its altitude acclimatization and hiking distances. This trek is also geared toward hikers that prefer fewer crowds and a challenging ascent.

Itinerary

Day 1: Airport pick-up- Drop off at Hotel

You will be picked up by the staff of Northland Africa Adventures from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and driven to your accommodation in Moshi. Participants will be given a short briefing for the climb the next day. Kits and the necessary equipment will be checked as well.

Accommodation and meals: Arusha Planet Lodge

Day  2: Momella Gate (1500m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and after a 45-minute drive, you will arrive at the Arusha National Park Gate for entry formalities. Afterward, we drive a little further to Momella Gate to start our climb. After a steady 2-hour climb, you will reach Maio Falls and some picturesque meadows. After resting, we will be on our way to the well-known ‘Arched Fig Tree’, with its shape forming an arch over the path. After another 1½ – 2 hours, you will reach the Miriakamba Hut.

Accommodation and meals: Miriakamba Hut

Day  3: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Saddle Hut (3550m)

In the morning, we follow a steep track with wooden steps upwards. Due to the increase in altitude, it will be noticeably cooler than the previous day making the hike easier. After approximately 2 hours, you will reach the vantage point ‘Mgongo wa Tembo’ (Elephant back) at an elevation of 3200m, where you will enjoy a well-earned break. After another hike in which the vegetation changes from rainforest into airy bushland, you will reach Saddle Hut (3550m) at midday for a relaxing lunch break. In the afternoon, you have the option to do a side trip to Little Meru (3820m), which takes approx. 1 – 1 ½ hour where you can have wonderful views of Arusha National Park and Kilimanjaro (approx. 80 km away).

Accommodation and meals: Miriakamba Hut

Day  4: Saddle Hut (3500m) – Summit Attempt (4566m) – Miriakamba Hut (2500m)

Duration: 10-12 hours of hiking

Your guide will wake you at 00:30 for tea and biscuits. You will then begin your summit attempt at 1:30 am. The trail starts off on a steep grade from Rhino Point (3800m) to Cobra Point (4350m). At the last hour of the hike, you will scramble on a rocky ridge between the crater and inner cliffs of Meru. You will reach the summit of Meru (4565m) at sunrise with spectacular views of Mt. Meru Ash Tray and Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy your views then descend to Saddle Hut for a short break. You will then continue descending to Miriakamba Hut (2500m).

Accommodation and meals: Miriakamba Hut

Day  5: Miriakamba Hut (2500m) – Arusha (1400m)

Duration: 2-3 hours of hiking

After a long rest and breakfast, we will begin our final descent to Momella gate. We will hike through forests and meadows where it is likely to spot wildlife. At the base of Mt. Meru, you will be greeted by our driver who will take you back to Arusha.
Accommodation and Meals: Arusha Planet Lodge

Inclusions:

  • Kilimanjaro park fee permits, camping fees,
  • Fresh, nutritious meals on the mountain
  • Expert guide, assistant guide, cook, and porters
  • Bottled Oxygen Cylinder and Pulse Oximeter for rescues only
  • Hypobaric chamber (PAC)
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Private portable private toilets only
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • 2 nights’ accommodation before and after the climb
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Camping equipment including mountaineering, mess, and sleeping tents Four seasons, 3 people tent, double occupancy, sleeping mattress and pillow, hot water bottle during sleeping, table, and chairs
  • Baggage porterage
  • Rescue Fee

Not Included:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Gratuities for the crew after the service
  • Cigarettes
  • Healthy evacuation insurance
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Laundry
  • Climbing Gears
  • Sleeping Bag

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About Mount Kilimanjaro

Located in Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s tallest mountain at about 5,895 meters (19,340 feet). It is the largest free-standing mountain rise in the world, meaning it is not part of a mountain range.

Also called a stratovolcano (a term for a very large volcano made of ash, lava, and rock), Kilimanjaro is made up of three cones: Kibo, Mawenzi, and Shira. Kibo is the summit of the mountain and the tallest of the three volcanic formations. While Mawenzi and Shira are extinct, Kibo is dormant and could possibly erupt again. Scientists estimate that the last time it erupted was 360,000 years ago. The highest point on Kibo’s crater rim is called Uhuru, the Swahili word for “freedom.” The mountain is also known for its snow-capped peak; however, scientists warn that the snow might disappear within the next 20 years or so.

In 1889, German geographer Hans Meyer and Austrian mountaineer Ludwig Purtscheller became the first people on record to reach the summit of Kilimanjaro. Since then, Kilimanjaro has become a popular hiking spot for locals and tourists. Because mountaineering gear and experience is not needed to reach the peak, tens of thousands of climbers ascend the mountain each year. The climb is still dangerous, however, because of the risk of altitude sickness—condition climbers experience if they ascend too quickly, which can be deadly if not treated right away.

In 1973, the mountain and its six surrounding forest corridors were named Kilimanjaro National Park in order to protect its unique environment. The park was named a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site in 1987. A variety of animals live in the area surrounding the mountain, including the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis).

 The best months to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro are December to February and September, which offer the clearest and warmest conditions. June to August is also good climbing months, with cooler weather. There is a short rainy season in October and November, with afternoon rains, but clear skies during the morning and evenings. March to May is the long rainy season.

Your climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro will take you through 5 distinct climatic zones, offering unique vegetation, wildlife, and scenery.

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Tanzania and Rwanda Explore

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two beautiful countries are ‘showcased’ in this itinerary; Tanzania and Rwanda
  • On safari in the Serengeti; incredible game viewing opportunities in rich wildlife areas
  • Learn about the history of Tanzania and Rwanda
  • There is no other wildlife experience quite like an encounter with mountain gorillas!
  • All our itineraries can be tailored to our client’s personal requirements

Stay 2 nights at Arusha Serena lodge upon your arrival in Tanzania to ease into the safari experience and recover from the long journey. Fly to the Serengeti National Park where you will spend 5 nights inside the park. Fly to Kigali (Rwanda) for an overnight stay before heading to Volcanoes National Park for your gorilla trekking. Enjoy a city tour before heading out to Volcanoes where you will spend the next two nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, gorilla trek the next day. Transfer to Kigali in time for your own onward flight arrangements.

OVERVIEW

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) in Tanzania, you’ll be met and transferred to Arusha Serena Lodge where you will stay for two nights. Arusha Serena Lodge is located just outside of Arusha City Center a good idea to be away from the hustle and bustle of town.

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Accommodation: Arusha Serena Lodge

Day 2: Arusha Town Tour

After breakfast, you will have optional to walk around lake Duluti or Canoeing at the same lake or Arusha town tour where our representative will drive you to the city center which takes 20minutes drive where you will explore and experience locals, later you will visit Cultural Heritage Center for hot lunch. Drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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Accommodation: Arusha Serena Lodge

Day 3 – 7: Serengeti National Park

Fly to the Serengeti National Park where you’ll spend 5 nights, (2 nights in the center and 3 nights in the south/west/north depends on the great migration season). This wonderful and famous national park tells a good conservation story and offers excellent game viewing!

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Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 8: Fly to Kigali Rwanda

Fly from Serengeti to Arusha and connect your flight to Kigali (Rwanda). You will be met on arrival and transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel for your overnight stay.

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Accommodation: Kigali Serena Hotel

Day 9: Kigali Town Tour

Take a guided tour of Kigali, including a visit to the Rwandan Genocide Memorial – a “must do!”. In the afternoon drive through the mountainous region through to the north-west of Rwanda to Volcanoes National Park. You’ll stay 2 nights at Mountain Gorilla View Lodge.

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Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 10: Mountain Gorilla Trekking

Set off early this morning on your gorilla trekking adventure! Upon reaching the gorillas you’ll spend an hour or so with the family before descending the mountain. Return to the lodge for a much-needed shower and some down-time.

Meal Plan: FB

Accommodation: Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Day 11: Fly Back Home

After a leisurely breakfast, return to Kigali and visit the Central Marketplace. From there we can transfer you to the airport for your own onward flight arrangements.

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Tanzania Family Safari

The opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat, to watch a herd of elephants walk past their vehicle, to spot a cheetah with its cubs, or listen to a pride of lions roaring at night. It is a magical experience that your children will never forget.

UNDER 5 YEARS OLD

If traveling with very young children, the main priority is to travel to areas that have no malaria. As virtually all of Africa lies within the Malaria belt.

6 – 12 YEARS OLD

For families with children between the ages of 6 and 12, we would recommend a safari vacation to Tanzania as an extremely good destination for family safari vacations. The Serengeti National Park offers superb big-game viewing, while the Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater offer wildlife as well as a large range of activities, and interaction with local cultures.

13 – 18 YEARS OLD

The whole of East Africa opens for families with older children, especially as children of this age do not necessarily need the range of non-safari activities offered in the destinations we recommend for younger families.

One of our favorite destinations for families with older children in Tanzania, especially the north of the country (northern circuit) where the Serengeti and Ngorongoro region has the perfect balance of the big game and great lodges, as well as authenticity and adventure. Trips to Tanzania can also include a cultural element, as the Masai tribe live throughout the region. The beaches of the Zanzibar Archipelago are also a superb place to finish.

ADVENTUROUS FAMILY VACATION IDEAS

If you think your children can handle the kind of wild experiences Tanzania can offer, we really recommend that families with children over 8 consider a more adventurous trip.

Southern Tanzania is particularly ideal for adventurous families, as it has many small camps where the focus is on adventurous activities such as boating, fly camping, and walking safaris. Climbing Kilimanjaro is also an option for a family wishing to do something different during their safari-focused vacation.

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11 Days-Kenya/Tanzania Migration Safari

Ultimate Tanzania and Kenya Safari. Witness The Great Migration unfold at Tanzania’s Northern Circuit National Parks from Kenya Masai Mara National Park. This tour will let you follow the actual movement of the wildebeest Migration in Tanzania and Kenya.

Day 01: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya
Arrival in Nairobi. Have a quick safari briefing and rest in preparation for the upcoming safari. you will spend a night in Nairobi at bed and breakfast basis
Accommodation and meals: Nairobi Serena Lodge

Day 2: Lake Nakuru National Park
After breakfast, you will be driven to Lake Nakuru with picnic lunches later evening you will spend your night at Lake Nakuru Lodge.

Lake Nakuru is famous for the big populations of Flamingos during the dry season. The Park also contains Kenya’s largest population of rhinos. Lake Nakuru is one of the Rift Valley soda lakes at an elevation of 1754 m above sea level. It lies to the south of Nakuru, in the rift valley of Kenya, and is protected by Lake Nakuru National Park.

The lake’s abundance of algae used to attract a vast quantity of flamingos that famously lined the shore. Other birds also flourish in the area, as do warthogs, baboons, and other large mammals. Eastern black rhinos and southern white rhinos have also been introduced.
The lake’s level dropped dramatically in the early 1990s but has since largely recovered. In 2013, the lake received an alarming increase in the water levels that led to the migration of flamingos to Lake Bogoria in search of food supply. Nakuru means “Dust or Dusty Place” in the Maasai language. Lake Nakuru National Park, close to Nakuru town, was established in 1961. It started off small, only encompassing the famous lake and the surrounding mountainous vicinity but has since been extended to include a large part of the savannahs.
Accommodation and meals: Flamingo Hill Tented Camp

Day 03: Masai Mara Game Reserve
After breakfast, you will meet up with your guide and head off to Masai Mara and take your lunch boxes with you.
After enjoying your afternoon Kenyan tea and coffee, head out in the afternoon for an exciting game viewing adventure.

The Maasai Mara National Reserve (MMNR) covers some 1,510 km2 (583 sq mi) in south-western Kenya. It is the northern-most section of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, which covers some 25,000 km2 (9,700 sq mi) in Tanzania and Kenya. It is bounded by the Serengeti Park to the south, the Siria escarpment to the west, and Maasai pastoral ranches to the north, east, and west. Rainfall in the ecosystem increases markedly along a southeast-northwest gradient, varies in space and time, and is markedly bimodal. After the game drive, head back to your lodge.
Accommodation and meals: Masai Mara Serena Lodge

Day 04: Masai Mara Game Reserve
Spend another day at the Mara in Masai Mara with a morning and afternoon game drive.
Masai Mara is bestowed with over 500 square miles of savannas, woodlands, and tree-fringed rivers, all of which shelter an astonishing range of wildlife. Maasai Mara (Masai Mara) is situated in south-west Kenya and is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, it forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible, and most spectacular ecosystems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system.
In 1994, the Trans Mara County Council (TMCC) was formed in the western part of the reserve, and control was divided between the new council and the existing Narok County Council. In May 2001, the not-for-profit Mara Conservancy took over management of the Mara Triangle.
Accommodation and meals: Masai Mara Serena lodge

Day 5: Masai Mara – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast checkout, the Masai Mara Sopa Lodge lodge and transfer to the Tanzanian border at Isebania / Sirari and then proceed to Serengeti National Park for dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge.
Accommodation and meals: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drive over the Serengeti short grass plains explore. Witness the spectacular migration of wildebeest and zebras. Accommodation and meals: Serengeti Serena Lodge

Day 7 & 8: Serengeti National Park
Full day game drive. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of elands, topi, kongoni, impala, and Grant’s gazelle.
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge

Day 9: Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge
We view the game as we drive southeast up into the magnificent Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Stopover at The Olduvai Gorge with picnic lunch en route.
The Olduvai Gorge cuts through rock beds layered in time sequence from 2 million years ago to the present and it is here where humanoid bones have been found dating back to over 1.75 million years including a direct ancestor of modern man. Fossil footprints (over three million years old) have also been found here and are the most ancient footprints yet discovered.
There is an excellent site museum where you can explore the diggings with a guide and it is also a great place to view birds such as the purple grenadier, red and yellow barbet, speckle fronted weaver, and slate-colored boubou.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 10: Ngorongoro- Crater Tour
Breakfast then descend into the crater for a full day crater tour with packed lunches.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is the main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home to Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

 

Day 11: Ngorongoro/Arusha/Kilimanjaro
After breakfast drives back to Arusha on the way stop at African Galleria Shop for your African gifts like Tanzanite and paintings there will be so much more to purchase and note that the Tanzanite is the only gemstone 1000 times rare than a diamond which is found and mined in Tanzania. Have a day room at Arusha Gran Melia Hotel then later in the evening, you will have a private transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Accommodation: Day room at Arusha Gran Melia Hotel

Inclusions

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
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10 Days Tanzania Luxury Safari

Ideal for Families

This safari is ideal for families seeking an ultimately relaxing holiday as well as for couples on a honeymoon who want to experience all of Tanzania’s top safaris, nature up close and personal, and be spoiled by the luxurious amenities and ambiance of your accommodations. Among the safaris, you will see are Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti National Park.

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro
Our staff will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and take you to your accommodation, Arusha Coffee Lodge found at the foot of Mount Meru and hidden amongst one of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantations. You will stay in one of the plantation cottages with its unique architecture that dates to the early 1900s. The interiors permeate of coffee beans-themed design and amenities include a bar and cozy lounge as well as a swimming pool and garden terrace.

In the morning, you will wake up to the aromas of the morning brew coming from the main plantation as your breakfast is being prepared.

Accommodation and meals: Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your driver/ tour guide who will take you to Tarangire National Park, located in Manyara Region. Tarangire is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania after Ruaha, Serengeti, Mikumi, Katavi, and Mkomazi. Activities will include a wildlife game drive where you can see pythons climb trees, as well as lions and leopards among others. For the bird lovers, keep an eye for the screeching flocks of colorful Yellow-collared lovebirds, and the somewhat drabber Rufous-tailed weaver and ashy starling. These are all endemic to the dry savannah of north-central Tanzania.

Accommodation and meals: Tarangire Treetops Lodge.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park: Walking safari
After breakfast, we will proceed to a walking safari escorted by a professional armed ranger. In the afternoon, there will be another game drive at Tarangire National park. In this park, you are to see large herds of elephants, tree-climbing lions, and the fascinating baobab trees also called the Tree of Life for their almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. This park is especially known for the Tarangire river which flows all year round and the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.

Accommodation and meals: Tarangire Treetops Lodge.

 

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, we will set off to Lake Manyara National Park for yet another exciting game drive.

Lake Manyara National Park is a scenic lake that made Ernest Hemingway exclaim “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and if you’re lucky, you can expect to see 100 of these in one day. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favored haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants.

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we will depart for a full day game drive at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This is an extensive highland area along the eastern arm of the Great Rift Valley, with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. It is not a national park in the strict sense of the word but was rather established to conserve wildlife and other natural resources. It exists to safeguard the interests of indigenous people as well as promote tourism. Thus, guests on safari have the unique experience of seeing Maasai herdsmen with their cattle among the tremendous variety of wildlife found in the area.

Accommodation: The Manor at Ngorongoro

Day 6 & 7: Serengeti National Park ( Central)
After breakfast, we will set off for Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch, and game drives en route via Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. A UNESCO world heritage site and recently proclaimed the 7th wonder of the world, Serengeti is famed for its annual migration where some six million hooves pound the open plains. Between July to October, witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 miles) pilgrimage begins again Serengeti offers an exotic game-viewing experience in the whole of Africa giving you an up-close look at the animals you’ve only seen in National Geographic: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.

Accommodation and meals: Serengeti Pioneer Camp.

Day 8 & 9: Serengeti National Park (North Lobo)
After breakfast, we will head north of Serengeti for a full day game drive in the wilderness tracking the Great migration trails. Witness a million wildebeests, each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 miles) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north.

Accommodation and meals: Serengeti Migration Camp.

Day 10: Fly to Arusha
After breakfast, we will have our last morning game drive at Serengeti North and afterward transfer to the Lobo airstrip for your flight back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha, we will take you to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.

Accommodation and meals: Can be arranged at an extra cost

Inclusions

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Round trip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Not Included:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks

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8 Days Best Southern Tanzania Safari

This safari tour will let you explore two of Africa’s largest game heavens in this Southern safari circuit of Tanzania: Ruaha National Park and Selous Game Reserve with a pass for overnight and shallow game drive in between the parks at Mikumi National Park.

Day 1: Arrival Dar es Salaam
Arrive in Dar es Salaam International Airport, met upon your arrival and greet with our representative and transfer to the city center for overnight.
Accommodation and meals: Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

Day 2: Mikumi National Park
After breakfast, drive from Dar es Salaam to Mikumi National Park with packed lunch for a game drive. Mikumi is Tanzania’s fourth-largest national park. It’s also the most accessible from Dar es Salaam. With almost guaranteed wildlife sightings, the open horizons and abundant wildlife of the Mkata Floodplain, the popular center piece of Mikumi, draw frequent comparisons to the more famous Serengeti Plains. Head back to the lodge late afternoon for overnight.
Accommodation: Vuma Hills Tented Lodge

Day 3: Ruaha National Park
Today, we head to Ruaha National Park where we will have a game drive in the afternoon. This is a more extensive ecosystem, which includes Rungwa Game Reserve, Usangu Game Reserve, and several other protected areas. The name of the park is derived from the Great Ruaha River, which flows along its South-Eastern margin and is the focus for game-viewing. Ruaha is believed to have a high concentration of elephants than any National Park in East Africa. It is also a place where, magnificent mammals like Kudu, Sable and Roan antelopes can easily be spotted in Miombo woodland. The park is also a habitat for endangered wild dogs. Other animals in the park include lions, leopards, cheetah, giraffes, zebras, elands, impala, bat-eared foxes, and jackals.
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge

Day 4 & 5: Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, you dedicate these days in Ruaha for morning and afternoon game drives. You will have all meals at your lodge. Ruaha National Park (10.300km²) is the most visited National Park in the southern part of Tanzania. Due to its size and the fact that the South of Tanzania is less visited than the northern parks, you still have ample of space and you will see hardly any safari vehicles. Ruaha National Park forms a border between Africa’s eastern and southern eco- system. Here you will find kudus, which you will find seldom further north and during the same time you can see grant gazelles which reach their southernmost breeding area. The source of life in the park is doubtless the Great Ruaha River with its huge numbers of crocodiles and hippos.
Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge

Day 6: Mikumi National Park
After breakfast, we head for a game drive en route back to Mikumi. This is to make our way to the Selous Game Reserve the following day as Mikumi is bordered to the south with the Selous Game Reserve, the two areas forming a unique ecosystem.
Accommodation: Vuma Hills Tented Camp

Day 7
After breakfast, we head towards the Selous Game Reserve through Matemwe gate. After Morogoro, you will leave the tar road and drive along the Uluguru Mountains through remote villages. Depending on our time of arrival, we can go on a short game drive or you can spend this day relaxing in your lodge and to prepare for 2 full days of safari in this reserve.
Accommodation: Rufiji River Camp

Day 8, 9 & 10: Selous Game Reserves
Selous Game Reserve is the biggest wildlife conservation area in Africa and forms together with the bordering Mikumi and Udzungwa National Parks an area which is as big as Switzerland! Today, you drive through the northern part of the reserve which is open for photo safaris. On the way, you have plenty of time for unique wildlife encounters in this unspoiled environment. Besides the typical residents of the African bush, you can spot up to 400 different bird species. However, it is not always easy to see animals and birds because of the dense vegetation. Optional Activities such as walking in the wilderness or boat cruise can be arranged at extra cost.
Accommodation and meals Selous Serena Tented Lodge

Day 10: Flight Back Home
After breakfast, we drive towards the Indian Ocean through Mtemere Gate and at around noon you will reach Dar Es Salaam. Transfer to airport or hotel at your own arrangement. Accommodation and meals: Can be arranged with an extra cost

Inclusions

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Not Included:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
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7 Days Tanzania Odyssey Safari

Overview

  • Accommodation Type: Luxury
  • Parks to be visited: Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro, Central Serengeti (Serengeti) & Northern Serengeti (Serengeti)
  • This safari is an awesome display of natural wonders with over two million wildebeests, zebras, and antelope traveling over 450 miles across the plain to ensure their survival.

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro
You will be picked up by a staff of Northland Africa Safaris from Kilimanjaro International Airport. They will answer all your other queries regarding your upcoming safari and provide you with a short briefing as well. Afterward, you will be taken to your accommodation at Mount Meru Hotel.
Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel

Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After your breakfast at Mount Meru, we will pick you up and proceed to Tarangire National park. One of the largest national parks in Tanzania located in Manyara region, this place is characterized by the large herds of elephants, tree climbing lions, and the fascinating baobab trees also called the Tree of Life for its almost mythical powers that some cultures attach to it. This park is especially known for Tarangire river which flows all year round and the only source of water for wild animals during dry seasons.
Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we will drive to Ngorongoro for the crater tour with picnic descent to the crater floor for the day tour. Some 20,000 mammals live in the area including about 20 black rhinoceros, making the crater the best place in Tanzania to see these amazing creatures. The crater floor also has one of the highest carnivore densities in the world. Lions, cheetahs, hyenas, and jackals are commonly seen, while leopards, servals, and bat-eared foxes may be seen with some luck.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge

Day 4 & 5: Serengeti Central (Central)
After breakfast, we will leave for Central Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch and game drive along the way. Serengeti, among other incredible wildlife and stunning views, is famed for the annual migration of over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundred thousand of zebras, a frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating happening from July-October. Witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters. The wildebeest produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 miles) pilgrimage begins again.

Accommodation: Acacia Luxury Tented Camp

Day 6 & 7: Northern Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we will drive to Serengeti north viewing the great migration at Mara area. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Please take note that finding a crossing is very challenging and is sometimes a matter of luck.

There are instances where herds can be seen next to the river but then only decides to cross a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, like Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Accommodation: Acacia Luxury Tented Camp

Day 8: Flight back to Arusha
After breakfast, we will drive en route to Kogatende Airstrip where you will catch your flight to Arusha and arrive for lunch. Afterwards, you will be driven to the airport for your flight back home.

Accommodation: Can be arranged at an extra cost

Inclusions

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Not Included:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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6 Days Authentic Tanzania Safari

Tanzania is Africa’s visual masterpiece. It is a country of natural splendor, astounding wildlife, seductive beaches, charming ancient towns, archaeological sites and geological wonders.

Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, rises from lush, grassy plains and towers over the land. Its snow-capped peak is a sight to behold. Climbing Kilimanjaro is surprisingly easy and standing on the roof of Africa is a life-changing experience.

The ideal bush and beach destination, visitors can witness the mighty herds of the Great Migration thundering across the Serengeti plains and end their unforgettable safari with a serene beach holiday on Zanzibar, the intoxicatingly beautiful and exotic Spice Island.

Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro

Upon arriving at Kilimanjaro international airport, met and transfer to Arusha for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Arusha Planet Lodge

Day 2: Arusha- Tarangire National Park

We depart Arusha in the morning for Tarangire and arrive around lunchtime. Tarangire is known for the Elephants population and a huge Baobab trees inside the park also sometimes tree-climbing lions can be sported. As visitors enter the gate, they pass into the lush forest; home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Buffaloes and hippos also lurch in the adjacent river viewpoint. The vegetation eventually merges into a flat-topped acacia woodland where, in the heat of the day, lions can be seen stretched on the branches of these trees – a habit prevalent to Tarangire Elephants and lions.
Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Early morning game drive comes back for breakfast, then check out and depart for Lake Manyara and arrive around lunchtime. Lake Manyara is known for its tree-climbing lions and has the most pachyderms per km sq. in Tanzania. As visitors enter the gate, they pass into the lush forest; home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Buffaloes and hippos also lurch in the adjacent Hippo Pool. The vegetation eventually merges into a flat-topped acacia woodland where, in the heat of the day, lions can be seen stretched on the branches of these trees – a habit prevalent to Manyara lions.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldean Mountain Lodge

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara national park for game drive, Lake Manyara is a shallow freshwater lake in Tanzania and one of the loveliest lakes in Africa which covers an area approximately 330 square kilometers. It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates, afternoon drive back to Arusha. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge. www.wellworthcollection.co.tz

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning sunrise game drives inside the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day game viewing then back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldean Mountain Lodge Day 6: Transfer Arusha After leisure, breakfast drive back to Arusha and stop in one of the Curion shop (The African Galleria Shop) for your shopping including Tanzanianite and other souvenir items

Inclusions

  • Park fees (for non-residents)
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Not Included:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
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