7 Days Unforgettable Safari

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Tour Details

The travel itinerary below, is a suggested or sample safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences or to any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements. As with all our Tanzanian safaris, we have offered you a variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you – the widest possible tour budget options. Please do not hesitate to contact one of our travel consultants directly.

Not only will you see huge numbers of wildlife on the plains of the Serengeti, but you will also most likely spot the “Big 5” in the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater. The safari ends with an optional trip to the spice island of Zanzibar, famed for its historical colorful culture and sandy beaches. A relaxing beach holiday in an exotic destination.

INCLUDES

  • Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en-suite tented camps and lodges
  • Private safari
  • Extended Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Transfers in both directions between the International Airport and Arusha
  • All entrance Park fees
  • NgorongoroCrater fees
  • 18% VAT to our entrance fees.
  • All meals while on safari.
  • One night Hotel accommodation in Arusha.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

EXCLUDES

  • Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours (balloon rides USD 540 per person etc.)
  • Tips and any items of personal nature
  • Tipping is highly appreciated at the end of safari:

Itinerary

DAY 1: KIA to Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport where a representative from Rolux Safaris& Trekking will be waiting for you. Upon completion of immigration procedures, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Arusha, the hub of tourism in Tanzania.


DAY 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After an early breakfast, you will depart for Tarangire National Park. The drive will take us through the city of Arusha then out to Maasai land where you can see Maasai grazing cattle and goats. Enjoy the game drive through the park which covers an area of 2,850 km2 and famous for its large herd of elephants, some over 100 in number; and large baobab trees that dot the landscape as you head to your accommodation for a night under the clear and sparkling African night sky.


DAY 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

You will have an early breakfast then head out to Lake Manyara National Park for an early morning game drive. The beauty of the park begins at the park gate by driving through the lush forest, then open grassland before reaching the lake edge. To any game watcher, the park is a paradise, full of endemic species and a variety of birdlife. Expect to see various animals like elephants, hippos, impala, dik-dik, bushbuck, and if you a lucky, the famous tree-climbing lions of Manyara that have made this park world famous. You will return to the camp for hot lunch, and thereafter join local activities at Mto Wa Mbu, take a bike ride to the lake or a walking safari to the village to experience the local culture and sample local products. This short adventure ends with a drive back to the camp in a tuk-tuk where a driver will be waiting to transfer you to your accommodation for the night.


DAY 4: Ngorongoro Crater

Have an early breakfast then depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a full day crater tour. You will descend into the crater; a fantastic experience on its own with beautiful scenery and majestic game life. At a depth of 610 m and a floor area of 260 km2, the crater is named one of the natural wonders of Africa and on a clear day, you can see the whole crater wall from the bottom. Considered Mother Nature’s zoo, the crater boasts a variety of large animals, approximately 25,000 in number including the rare black rhino. Lunch is at a picnic site with a view of hippos lazing in the shallow waters of the lake, followed by another game drive en route to the camp. On the way, you will have an opportunity to do a short safari walk; enjoying the landscape and the chance to see local Maasai houses.


DAY 5: Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we depart for Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park is made up of grassland savanna, river trine forest, and woodlands, each providing a picturesque landscape. Known for its abundant diversity of wildlife, this park is most famous for the annual migration; a spectacular event as thousands of wildebeest, zebras, and antelopes try to cross the Mara River into Maasai Mara while fighting the river tide and the numerous crocodiles looking for an easy meal. There will be a stop at the crater viewpoint, where on a clear day offers views of the entire crater, then proceed with a game drive en route to your accommodation. An option of visiting the Maasai Bomas (houses) which are located inside the Ngorongoro plains is available for an opportunity to experience the Maasai culture.


DAY 6: Full day in Serengeti National Park

A full day of game drive exploring the vast Serengeti and all that it has to offer; enjoying the different habitats found in the park full of different animals like as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, hippos, impala, zebras, wildebeest, Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle and many others. Serengeti also prides itself on its birdlife, boasting a variety of bird species that decorate the park with their different colors and sounds. The sheer size of the park and its changing scenery make it a day worth remembering to any visitor to this iconic part of Tanzania.


DAY 7: Serengeti to Arusha /zanzibar

Early morning breakfast followed by a short roadside tour as you head to arusha enjoying the morning sun on the Serengeti Plains and coming closer to nature before a short brunch for lunch followed by transfer to Arusha airstrip for your transfer to Zanzibar or Kilimanjaro airport for international flight.

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Tips will vary depending on the length and complexity of the trip, the number of staff on the trip and the number of clients on the trip. Generally, groups like to meet before the end of the trek to discuss how much they would like to tip each staff member based on their individual trek experience.

The following are daily rates for each safari per staff member:

  • Driver guide: $20/day
  • Cook: $15/day (this is for the ones opting for a budgeted camping safari.

Please note: If you opt lodge safari, you will be with your driver guide only, therefore you can arrange tip for driver only. If you opt camping safari, then you will be with safari driver guide and cook, therefore you can arrange tip for. If satisfied you can give more according to your Plan.

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alberto

Family Traveller

we had unforgettable trip in Tanzania

December 14, 2016
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