21DAY TANZANIA LODGE SAFARI


♦Trip Plan: Mid-budget Safari

♦Destinations: Arusha, Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Parks, Serengeti National park, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi, Maasai boma, Marangu, kilimanjaro, Lake Natron

♦Add-ons: Olduvai Gorge and Maasai Boma

♦Transport: 4X4 Extended Luxury Safari Jeep

♦Meal Plan: Full Board

♦Highlights: Game Drive, Historical; Cultural, Walking safari, Canoeing

 

21Days Tanzania Lodge Safari

Arrival Day:

On your arrival at Kilimanjaro International airport, you will need to get to Immigration office and obtain your visa, then you get out and find our airport team member with signboard under your name, who will pick you to Arusha city approximately 45km, to Green Mountain Hotel for your overnight stay. You will sit with our director and guide for briefing of what to expect in your 4Day Tanzania Luxury safari.

Day1: A Day Trip to Kilimanjaro:

In the morning after breakfast you will drive to Londrose gate, there you will register your guide will pay your park fees. From the gate you will drive to Morom Beria gate 12km, your vehicle will park there and you will walk 1.5km to Shira one, from there you will view Kibo peak and Shira peak. In the rainforest you will see Eucalyptus trees, bird life, and Colobus monkeys. After lunch, hike back to park gate and drive back to Arusha to Kambi Ya Tembo tented Camp for overnight stay.

 

Day2: Chagga Experience at Marangu Village Cultural Trip:

In the morning, we will collect you from olpopong Maasai village in Moshi and take you to Marangu, which lies in the fertile hills of Kilimanjaro where a village guide will be waiting for you and bring you first of all to the Chagga Live Museum, where you will get a deep insight in the traditional lifestyle of this agricultural society and also the family history.
He will then lead you through the coffee and banana plantations to a spectacular waterfall. On the way, he will tell you and point out the fauna and flora of the region. At the waterfall, you will have lunch and if you fancy you may take a plunge in the refreshing waters of the waterfall. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the village of Mamba. This small village is famous for its caves, which were once used to hide the women and children for weeks during the Chagga – Masai wars. At Mamba, you will also visit a local blacksmith who still forges spearheads in the traditional manner. Late in the afternoon, we will take you back to  Green Mountain Hotel for your overnight stay.

 

Day3: Arusha City - Arusha National Park:

In the morning, we will collect you from your hotel in Arusha and take you to the Arusha National Park. The park has an incredible variety of fauna and flora, which cannot fail to impress. Your day trip will include a visit to the Ngurdo Crater. Buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and baboons can be seen all year round as well as many different bird species. At the Momella Gate, an armed ranger will be waiting for you to accompany you on your walking safari that will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up-close. Only a few other national parks in Tanzania give you such an opportunity and it is something that should not be missed. Lunch will be taken at a picnic place, after lunch Enjoy a peaceful and scenic canoeing safari following the shorelines of small Momella Lake, on this 2- 2.5 hours canoe safari you can view buffaloes, bushbuck, giraffes, hippos and many water birds living in and close to the water. After plenty of time allocated for you to observe the wildlife, we will take you back to Green Mountain hotel for overnight stay.


Day 4: Arusha  to Tarangire National Park

Non game-viewing travel time: 2hours.
Distance from Serengeti - Ngorongoro: 12o km
Things to do: Birding Safaris, Cultural Tourism, Walking Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Luxury Safaris, Wedding Safaris.
Best time to visit: ALL YEAR ARROUND: We advise you skip rainy season (April - End of June)

After breakfast, we depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. It's natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater kudu, the fringed-eared oryx, as well as a few ashy starlings. After a picnic lunch, we do an afternoon game drive. Letter evening drive to Tarangire Baobab tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.


Day5: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park, for Full Day Game Drive:

Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours.
Distance: 130 km
Things to do: Wildlife Safari, Birding Safaris, Boating and Canoeing, Horse and Camel Riding, Mountain Biking, Night Game Drives.
Best time to visit: Dry season (July - October) for large mammals; Wet season (November - June) for bird watching, the waterfalls and canoeing.

After breakfast at your hotel, you will pack lunch boxes on your 4x4 safari jeep and drive via Lake Manyara National park, at your convenience you will have few stops at supermarket, curio shops, some interesting place to have some pictures, on arrival at Lake Manyara National park gate finalizing few formalities for pack fees then inters the park. There is a lot of interesting things to see in Lake Manyara, incredible ecological variety in a small area, rich in wildlife, incredible numbers of birds and famous for tree climbing lions, Lake Manyara have largest concentration of baboons than anywhere in the world.
In contrast with the intimacy of the forest, is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, and so do the giraffes. After extensive game drive in Lake Manyara National park until late evening, your driver/guide will drive you to Ngorongoro Forest tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day6: Trip to Hudzabe Bushmen Lake Eyasi.

This day we spent with the women of the village. Joining them as they forage for roots, tubers and berries this is wonderful day learning about plants and their various uses; we spend time with one of the Hudzabe communities that choose to live a traditional hunter gather lifestyle. They live far from the normal tourist route and are therefore very difficult to reach by car. We always plan to spend three nights in a small mobile camp close to the Hudzabe village. Also since it is difficult to understand and absorb the harmony and serenity of the Hudzabe with a flying visit.  Later evening you will drive to Kisimangeda Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti:

After early breakfast, early morning we depart to the village for local hunting experience with Hadzabe and Datonga tribes. This is not a mere performance. The bushmen rely on these techniques to survive and you’ll need to be very attentive and at times quiet, while they demonstrate their use of locally made poisons in incapacitating the poor creatures on which they depend for survival.

We return to the Kisimangeda tented Lodge for a late breakfast and we then travel via the Ngorongoro Conservation area, we leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We do a late evening game drive en route to the lodge.dinner and overnight at Mbugani Tented Lodge.


Day 8,9&10:Serengeti National Park Safari:

Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours.
Distance: 205 km
Things to do: Wildlife Safaris, Balloon Safaris, Birding Safaris, Luxury Safaris, Wedding Safaris, Wildebeest Migration safari.
Best time to visit - All Year around: The dry season (from late June to September) offers the best wildlife viewing in general- with the wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight. The timing of the migration varies every year (the best chance of seeing it is during June and July) while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February.

These Three days we do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. If you choose, today be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a hot air balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Float silently above the awakening bush, across rivers and over numerous small villages, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa.

We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! After extensive game drive in Serengeti National park until late evening, your driver/guide will drive you to Mbugani Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

 

 

Day11:Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Highlands:

Non game-viewing travel time: 3hours.
Distance from Serengeti - Ngorongoro: 145 km
Things to do: Birding Safaris, Cultural Tourism, Walking Safaris, Wildlife Safaris, Luxury Safaris, Wedding Safaris.
Best time to visit: ALL YEAR ARROUND: We advise you skip rainy season (April - End of June)

Early morning game drives at Serengeti followed by late breakfast will proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, we will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge on the crater rim.


Day12: Full Day safari inside Ngorongoro Crater:

After breakfast at the lodge, we depart to Ngorongoro Crater, where we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here. After a half day game drive inside ngorongoro Crater we will decsend outside the crater and drive back to Arusha. After a full day game drive inside ngorongoro Crater we will descend outside the crater and drive to crater rim Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge for overnight stay.

 

Day13: Ngorongoro Carter - Olmoti Crater – Nainokanoka (walking Safari):

Things to do:  Walking Safaris and Camping safaris.

After breakfast you start your walking/hiking safari through Ngorongoro Highlands. You will be guided throughout by a local Guide and an armed ranger (until Naiyobi, where the armed ranger will leave you). First you drive to Lemala Gate where you start your walk to Olmoti. You reach your camp around noon. After pitching your tent and enjoying lunch you explore Olmoti Crater. This shallow grassy crater is the source of the Munge River, which pours through a gorge in the rim in a spectacular waterfall on its way to Ngorongoro crater. Walk up the Crater Rim and descent to the Crater Floor.Driving time without game viewing approx 1,5 hours.Overnight at Olmoti special Campsite. All meals included.

Day14: Nainokanoka Village – Bulati Village (Ngorongoro Highlands):

After breakfast  Masai guide/worrior will arrive with his donkeys. After breakfast and loading the donkeys, the journey begins and you will pass many traditional Masai Bomas and cattle herds. Soon, you might also see wild animals such as Thompson and Grant’s gazelles, zebras and wildebeests with hungry jackals not far behind and majestic eagles observing the situation. After approximately 16 km of hiking you will reach a campsite not far from the Masai village Bulati. Meal Plan: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner. will be served by our special stuffs in a special campsite.

 

 

Day15: Bulati Village– Empakai Crater:

After breakfast, the journey goes up a hill from where you have a last panoramic view of the grass plains below. The trek continues up and down through the bushy landscape which finally opens up to the active volcano, Oldonyo Lengai. The trek gives you great views of the majestic volcano as well as into the impressive Empakai Crater before reaching the special campsite, you will explore the crater and on a well-maintained path you descend to Lake Empakai inside the crater. This alkaline soda lake is an important food source for flamingos, which can be seen throughout the year. Returning to camp supper will be waiting for you. During the night you might hear the flamingos call as they fly back to their breeding nests at Lake Manyara and Lake Natron. Meal Plan: Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner. will be served by our special stuffs in a special campsite.

Day16: : Empakai – Naiyobi

After breakfast from Empakaai your trail leads you around Empakaai Crater Rim with constant great views towards the Crater Bottom and Lake. The surrounding forest is inhabited by buffalos and porcupines. Around midday you reach Naiyobi village, a picturesque Masai Village at the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you will bid farewell to your armed ranger. Together with your Masai Guide you will proceed to the Acacia Forest behind Naiyobi Village for overnight at Acacia special Campsite. All meals included.

Day17: Naiyobi – Lake Natron

After breakfast, you will start the last part of your trek, which is a longer hike downward towards the edge of the Rift Valley Escarpment. You hike along volcanic landscapes formed by the latest eruption of Oldonyo Lengai in 2008 until you reach Pembe ya Swala, a distinctive landmark which leads you on a steep descent down to the plains surrounding Lake Natron. During your last trek you enjoy splendid views of the Lengai volcano (Oldonyo Lengai for the Masai- The Mountain of God) and Mount Kerimasi until you finally reach Lake Natron for overnight at Maasai Giraffe Eco LodgeAll meals included.

 




Day18,19,20: Living With Native Maasai In eastern Part of Lake Natron

DAY 18: Meet your Maasai family in Engaresero village, where every family from the East part of Lake Natron goes to a local market every Thursdays for some food staffs and to fetch water from the river. Their donkeys accompany them to deliver their supplies. After attending the market, you will take the road with them, 4 hours walking in a breath-taking landscapes to finally discover the location of their habitats, the bomas (small cluster of huts built around livestock pens) in a very remote and wild area of Lake Natron. Some donkeys carrying your food, all camping gear and luggage will be part of the team. The walking trail will give you the opportunity to observe many animals and wild birds. Arriving at home and after a little rest, with your guide you will set up the tents and prepare your night (or if preferred bed inside Maasai their hut). As your cook prepare a good meal, you can go refresh yourself from a nearby natural swimming pool with fresh water . Once the tents installed, everyone will come to greet you and you will be able to exchange with the members of the clan of your "boma" who will come spontaneously near you. (your guide will be able to translate your exchanges). The children will be happy for your presence. You will enjoy taste your good dishes under the stars and around wood fire.

DAY 19: You will be awakened early by the cries of the very young animals calling their mothers, but before assembling them for grazing they will milk the cattle (cows, goats, sheep). You will share a Maasai tea prepared with fresh boiled milk from their cattle. Then you will follow warriors, women and children to their daily duties like looking for fire wood, cattle grazing and in search for food.

Your guide will explain their ways of life, their culture, their traditions, you will be able to interact with your extended family, your guide will be your translator. Maasai love meat and only eat it on occasion. We propose to share with you the ritual of sacrificing a goat, they will choke it, skin it in front of you, the meat will be cooked over a wood fire, the warriors will dance and sing their ancestral stories. If you are "vegetarian" no worries, your Maasai cook will prepare a vegetarian dinner for you that you will enjoy around the fire while warriors will be accompanying you their with songs and dances.

DAY 20:After the Maasai morning ritual and the traditional breakfast, you will be able to observe the wild animals and the birds, very closely along the shores of the lake. You will refresh yourself in a natural pool of hot spring water, then return to your boma, prepare yourself to resume the road back to the village of Engaresero.

Warriors and some donkeys will escort you to carry your camping gear and luggage and will arrive before sunset. After this long walk, it will be time to say goodbye to your host family, a pinch to the heart and the head filled with beautiful memories of this human adventure with this people at once so different and yet so close to us. Later evening return to Maasai Giraffe Eco Lodge for overnight stay.

Day21: Lake Natron – Arusha - Airport:

After early breakfast we will drive back to Arusha, upon arrival in Arusha we will sit for debriefing with the leader and customers while having a well prepared BBQ at our office garden waiting for the right time to drive you to the airport.

What Included In this Safari


♦Lodge/Tented Lodge Safari According to the Itinerary
♦Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle – 6/7-Seater Extended Luxury Vehicle.
♦Professional English, German, French or Spanish-speaking guide (Other Language on request and Availabilities).
♦Overnight accommodation in Mid-budget Lodges/Tented lodges/Private camping
♦Meals according to the itinerary in Full Board Basis.
♦Mineral water
♦All national park fees and Entry Fees.
♦Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
♦Accommodation before Safari
♦Airport Transfers

Important informations to know


♦Child rate applies only when sharing with paying adults
♦Children under 6years must be accompanied by an adult
♦Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
♦A small amount of walking May involved, carry with you hiking shoes
♦The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions.
♦A Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory when enters Tanzania.
♦Visa are available on arrival. All visa requirements are the sole responsibility of the traveler.
♦A deposit of atleast 30% is required to confirm the booking, as we will need it to confirm accommodation we reserve for you.

What Excluded In this Safari(Available on request)


♦International Flights
♦Serengeti Balloon safari ($600/person)
♦Optional activities
♦Alcoholic and soft drinks
♦Visa fees
♦Tips to Driver/Guide ($20/from group/Day)
♦Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
♦Travel insurance
♦Accommodation after Safari (available on request)
♦Children under 15years receive 75%-Discount

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