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Tanzania safari

4 days Tanzania lodging safari

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4 Day  Safari to Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

EXTRA SAFARI INFO

Duration: 4 Days
Arrival City: Arusha
Departure City: Arusha
Activities and Interest: Cultural & Wildlife
Comfort Style: Comfort

 SAFARI HIGHLIGHTS 

Enjoy authentic interactions with the Maasai
See the big cats
See more animals than you ever thought possible
See the Endless plains of the Serengeti

AREAS VISITED

Arusha
Tarangire National Park
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Olduvai Gorge
The great rift valley
Lake Manyara view point
Ngorongoro highlands  

Day 0

Arusha

Distance: 30km /50km

Met on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. Transfer to planet Lodge for dinner and overnight HB. (40 km, 30 minutes)

Day 1

Tarangire National Park

Distance: 130km
Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast the tour departs. First stop is Arusha Town for any last minute purchases before we head off on safari. Afterwards we head towards the Tarangire National Park for a game drive with picnic lunch at the park. Tarangire is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of an annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebras. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro farm house.

Day 2

Serengeti National park

Distance: 145km
Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. 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. Then heard to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp.

Day 3

Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Distance: 145km 
Non – game viewing time : 2 – 4 hrs

Early morning game drive and after depart 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 ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution Late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge where you will have dinner and overnight

Distance: 210km 
Non – game viewing time : 3 – 4 hrs

After an early breakfast, You will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation Area supports avast 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 it’s 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 been seen here. Late afternoon transfer to Arusha For dinner and Overnight or airport drop off. ( Accommodation can be included upon request at extra cost )

 

Rates including VAT

 

$2,124 per person when 1 person travels alone

$1,729 per person when 2 persons travel together

$1,506 per person when 3 persons travel together

$1,380 per person when 4 persons travel together

$1,285 per person when 5 persons travel together

$1,219 per person when 6 persons travel together

$1,290 per person when 7 persons travel together

 

Items included:

Airport transfers

Transportation in 4×4 pop up roof safari vehicle

Professional, English speaking guide

Meals according to travel plan

Mineral water

Overnight stays in safari lodges / tented camps

All national park fees

Items not included:

Accommodation in Arusha can be arranged upon request.

Alcoholic and soft drinks

Visa fees

Tips

Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.

Travel insurance

 

Join us for an unforgettable trip of a life time on a Tanzanian Safari !

Are safaris in Tanzania safe?
You bet they are. Tanzania is one of Africa’s most stable countries. You’ll be welcomed by its friendly people and always taken care of by attentive staff. After full days of wildlife viewing, rest up at handpicked camps and lodges, which offer authentic African charm and modern-day conveniences.
where do i spend the night?
You will stay in hotels, safari lodges or permanent tented camps (with en-suite bathrooms). Safari lodges are solid buildings, whereas tented camps are permanently set-up, walk-in safari style tents that offer the same service as hotels and lodges.
What do i need to pack for the safari?
Follow this link to see what you need to pack for your safari and if you will have further questions please feel free to contact us Tanzania Packing list(https://www.tanzania-expeditions.com/packing-list)
What kind of Vehicles do we use
We make use of reconstructed 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruisers), that have been designed to conquer the ever demanding road conditions in East Africa. All vehicles have pop-up roofs that can be opened during game drives and a window seat is guaranteed for each guest.
What meals are provided and what kind of food do i expect?
Meals are included as stated in the itinerary and mineral water is also supplied during the safari. All other drinks such as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are excluded and need to be settled by yourself. You will dine at the respective accommodations. For breakfast, a buffet is usually set up, whereas a three course menu is typically served for dinner. Lunch is mostly enjoyed en-route in form of pre-packed lunch (lunch-box) consisting of sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).o our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).
Do i need money while on Safari?
Yes, we suggest that you bring some spending money for drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips. Please only bring USD bills that have been printed after 2004 as earlier dated bills will not be accepted.
Are tips Included in the package
Tips are not included in the price and we recommend 15-20 USD per group per day for the guide and 10-15 USD per group per day for the cook.
Do i need sunscreen while on safari
It is highly recommended that you bring your preferred form of sun protection while on safari. This can include SPF30 or higher sunblock, hats, sunglasses, and thin long-sleeve shirts and pants. Because Tanzania is close to the equator, UV rays are strong.
Where can i store my valuables while on safari?
Safaris are typically safe and you should not be overly concerned for safety of valuables. However, continue to practice normal precautions and do not flash and leave valuables out in the open. We strongly recommend that valuables which are not necessary for your trip should be left at home. You may also choose to store smaller valuables in the Tanzania Expeditions office.
What’s the weather like in Tanzania?
Tanzania’s climate is typically sunny, dry, and warm, though there are variations. Tanzania’s climate is typically sunny, dry, and warm, though there are variations. December through March is warmer (70ºF - 80ºF) with a higher chance of occasional rain. May through November is cooler and drier (60ºF - 80ºF). April, like in North America, usually brings more rain.
Should i bring mosquito and bugs repellant?
It is strongly recommended that you bring your preference of insect or mosquito repellent. Especially in the early morning and evenings, mosquitoes can be present. Some flies and ticks can also be a nuisance depending on the geographical location.
Would you recommend malaria medication?
Yes, because malaria is common in East Africa. We recommend you consult your local travel clinic or personal physician for the most appropriate anti malaria medication for you. We also recommend you take some deet insect repellent.
What immunizations or shots are required?
Currently there are no immunization shots required in order to gain entry to the East African countries of Tanzania, Kenya or Uganda unless prior to your arrival you travel through countries that are infected with yellow fever, cholera or other diseases. However for accurate and the most up-to-date information, please visit the embassy web site for the countries you plan to visit.

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  1. Matt and Rebecca

    5 out of 5

    The Safari expeditions through the Serengeti, Ngorongo Crater and Tarangire National Park provided no shortage of stunning views. Our driver catered to our needs to stop and take as much time as we needed to take photos. Throughout the many hours on the road, we felt safe while traveling over dirt roads and navigating the raw terrain of the wilderness. Due to the unpaved roads, flat tires were a common occurrence, but we immediately noticed the skill and experience our driver had to quickly and efficiently repair the tires and get back on track-never doubting we would be stuck for long. Overall, the Safari was an amazing experience thoughtfully planned out and executed by Justin. We were so impressed with the amount of ground we were able to cover in such a short period of time. Justin did such a great job of planning out every detail to make sure we were able to see all of the amazing sights in just a few days! Seeing the animals up close in their natural environment is a once in a lifetime opportunity and not to be missed! In terms of lodging the Serengeti Simba Lodge was incredible. The rooms and property were luxurious but really incorporated the surroundings. Our other favorite lodge was Eileen’s Trees Inn. The grounds were beautiful and provided such a welcoming environment! We had cocktails around the campfire while waiting for dinner to be served and then proceeded into a real tree house to eat. The food was some of our favorite on the entire safari – it was all fresh and there were so many options provided. It tasted like a true home cooked meal and the staff were extremely attentive. All in all, we had a fabulous time and owe it all to Tanzania Expeditions!!!

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  2. Gilly Ligia Martin

    5 out of 5

    We booked a full dream holiday with Tanzania Expeditions, and I truly have to say we were pleasantly surprised every step of the way. Let me describe better:

    1. Hiking to the top of Kilimanjaro via the 7 days Lemosho route. Every day starts with warm breakfast (including coffee in bed.. well, sleeping bag), and continues with exciting singing and dancing with the whole group while getting ready for the hike (tourists from other groups were coming to take pictures of us, I could sense some jealousy hehe). We actually learned songs in Swahili with these guys, I would have not believed it beforehand. The hike mood is always great, the guides have a lot of experience, speak perfect English, and are always there for you. Really, for anything. We overcame the tough parts of the hike, we made it to the top, and it´s all thanks to these guys. If you ever read this, thank you!
    Dinner was always surprisingly good, the porters dedicated and always trying to cheer us up.

    2. Safari (4 days Serengeti, Arusha, Ngorongoro) was beyond expectations from the point of view of amount and variety of animals we got to see. The driver was very knowledgeable and could spot a squirrel from a mile away. He was always pointing the animals to us, and sometimes it took us a while to see them ourselves. Sometimes they were simply all over the place, and you wouldn´t know where to point the camera. We also had good food, always felt safe and well taken care of.

    3. Zanzibar. We chose the places we wanted to go to and things we wanted to do, and it was all organized by the company. We did some amazing scuba diving, visited the spice plantation, had a tour around Stonetown, and chilled out in wonderful, and surprisingly cheap, hotels by the sea. It´s a dream, if you ever get the chance, go for it 🙂 .

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  3. Diego

    5 out of 5

    I still remember when I first entered in the National Park. We saw a gazelle like 200m away from the car. We stayed there for like 10 minutes and took like a 1000 pictures. All the time our amazing driver was like “Guys, it is going to be much better. Let’s move on” but we did not want, it was beautiful. After 4 days I can say we did see and experience much more I ever expected. We visited a Masai village, saw lions, leopards, zebras, gazelles, hippos, crocodiles and many many more animals much closer I ever thought. We had the chance to see them run, hide from the sun, eat and just live like we were part of that. Our driver had a word on that, without him spotting the animals it would not have been the same. He was always leading us to the best places and the best times. Take us everywhere and was amazingly patient with us and our timing. It is an amazing experience I invite every body to see. These people make our time in the safari an amazing time!!!

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  4. Tasha

    5 out of 5

    I am incredibly happy I booked with these guys. I was recommended a few people to book with and my decision fell on Tanzania Expeditions.

    The trip I wanted to be very custom. I had 8 people coming with me from different areas around the world and was ready to have the best experience. I wanted to hike Kili, do some safaris and then jump to Zanzibar for some scuba.

    The safaris. Since we were all coming from different locations, we planned a day safari at Arusha National Park for the first day of arrival. This was a safari plus a walking safari with an armed ranger in the park. After this we drove around the Big/Small Momela Lake. This was quite the introduction to what we were going to learn about what goes on in a safari. The hiking part was supposed to be about 1.5 hours, we took 3. We had to see and learn a lot, and had a park ranger to show us around. Our safari driver patiently waited while we took the extra time, but he also kept tabs on us and made sure we didn’t just disappear. It was a great way to spend the first day getting acclimated. The next safaris came after Kili. We had a 4 day lodge/camping mix. I figured after hiking 7 days up Kili, we would appreciate a bed one of these safari nights. This is that ‘custom’ part again that Justin was able to work with. The safari drivers took us from Arusha to Tarangire, Serengeti to the Ngorongoro Crater. We saw all kinds of animals. They would politely shut off the cars while we took pictures. For me this helped with fewer vibrations for long distance pictures. The drivers would also stop for us to buy beer, pee and hop out of the car to climb trees for more pictures. They catered to us for on the spot requests, as well as made sure we were safe. They also kept in touch with the radio to hear where the animal spotting’s were and brought us to see the best! I think the only thing we really couldn’t get the best glimpse at was the rhino. He knew where the rhino was, he pointed it out and knew at what time the rhino would be waking up and standing up. It was just too far away for us. It really impressive how well they know those roads. The safari was great!

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Private Vehicles: No mixed groups, no competing for views with strangers, and no conflicting interests. With Tanzania Expeditions, you will enjoy the exclusive use of a private vehicle providing for maximum flexibility, comfort and wildlife viewing.

Sunrise Safaris: We offer early morning (before sunrise) game drives to witness the predators in action and also the herbivores in more active states. We’ll pack a picnic breakfast to enjoy in the pristine ambience of the bush while the package tours are having their ‘buffet’ meals back at the lodge or campsites.

Unlimited Game Drives: Each safari offers unlimited game drives with no mileage restrictions and exclusive access to the most secluded and wildlife abundant areas in Tanzania. Most other companies operate shorter, limited game drives and never end up making it far from the lodge – or the other tourists.

Personalized Experience: You are in complete control of when, where and how long you game drive, what animals you look for, how long you stay at each sighting and when you return – it’s all up to you. Professional Driver Guides: On safari you will receive complete and focused attention by your professional driver-guide, with the expert knowledge and skill required to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.

Tanzania Specialists: We have chosen to specialize in Tanzania, which makes us experts in the local wildlife and regions, and allows us to create a special and unique experience for our clients (as opposed to other “generalist” companies offering standard tours to many different African countries).

Flexible Travel: By choosing Tanzania Expeditions, you have the luxury of setting your own agenda (with our help) and you won’t be shuffled through the rigid itineraries and fixed timetables that other companies often require you to adhere to.

Wildlife Viewing Maximized: All our itineraries are strategically designed on a monthly basis to take advantage of seasonal wildlife concentrations, and all safaris incorporate specific game drives to witness the great Wildebeest Migration.

Variety of Activities: Choose from a large selection of unique optional activities including authentic cultural tours, scenic flights, field talks, balloon safaris, bush picnics and walking safaris.

Personalized Experience: You are in complete control of when, where and how long you game drive, what animals you look for, how long you stay at each sighting and when you return – it’s all up to you. Professional Driver Guides: On safari you will receive complete and focused attention by your professional driver-guide, with the expert knowledge and skill required to make sure you have the trip of a lifetime.

Safety: Your safety is of ultimate importance, as well as your comfort and peace of mind. We have an office in Tanzania to support all segments of your trip, and all safaris are 100% escorted and chauffeured from arrival to departure.

The Ultimate Safari Destination: Tanzania boasts unparalleled concentrations of wildlife – there is no country that can compete with the sheer number and density of wild animals. Tanzania is home to the great migration and more national parks than any other African county – including two of the most renowned wildlife parks in the entire world. It is also a politically stable and safe country with gracious people and little crime.

Unsurpassed Service: We are committed to provide you with an unsurpassed level of service. Our passion, commitment, and expertise are what set us apart.