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Activity level: Level 2 Requires moderate physical activity. You need to be able to participate in physical activities such as longer walking tours, walking over uneven terrain, climbing steps and be comfortable with some periods of standing. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Destination: Tanzania Wildlife Safari
Duration: 10 days
Pickup location: Kilimanjaro International Airport [JRO]

Overview

Tanzania is the land of safaris and this trip is an excellent choice, whether it is your first safari or your fiftieth.

Tanzania’s prolific wildlife and stunning scenery make it one of our most sought after safari destinations. The Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater are stars of the show and are rightly world famous as two of the best places on the planet to encounter ‘the Big 5’. On this safari you will work your way through the major parks in Tanzania, staying in a combination of stylish tented camps and more remote and unique camps set up in key wildlife corridors. Departures from July to September will coincide with the migration, where over a million animals follow the rains. It is without doubt one of the greatest wildlife spectacles on earth!

Itinerary

Itinerary summary: DAY 1 - Arusha
DAY 2 - Tarangire National Park
DAY 3 - Tarangire National Park
DAY 4 - Lake Manyara National Park
DAY 5 - Lake Manyara National Park
DAY 6 - Ngorongoro Crater
DAY 7 - Seronera
DAY 8 - Northern Serengeti
DAY 9 - Northern Serengeti
DAY 10 - Arusha and home
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DAY 1 - Arusha

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport in Arusha. Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania, close to Mount Kilimanjaro and the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. You will be met by a Big Safari Company representative and transferred to Katambuga House, an intimate lodge, close to the airport, with sweeping views of Mount Meru and expansive coffee estates.

Included meals: Dinner 
Accommodation: Katambuga House 

DAY 2 - Tarangire National Park

Pick up in the morning and transfer to Tarangire National Park.
After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania. Large herds of elephants and wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, and antelope gather here and not surprisingly the predators follow. Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south.
Game drive into the park and overnight in Swala Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Sanctuary Swala Camp 

DAY 3 - Tarangire National Park

DAY 4 - Lake Manyara National Park

Game drive out of Tarangire and into Manyara National Park via the more remote Southern entrance. Lake Manyara National Park is a spectacular region of the Great Rift Valley, including a large lake, wetland forest, acacia woodland and open grassland. Wildlife roams the plains and frequent the waters of the lake and the Simba River, which are teeming with hippo. The forests of the region are home to blue monkeys, vervets, baboons, aardvark, pangolin, leopard and even black rhino. The area is also home to famous tree-climbing lions.
Game drive to the Manyara Green Camp on the shores of the Lake.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Manyara Green Camp 

DAY 5 - Lake Manyara National Park

Enjoy a morning walk on the lake shores, various game drives, including a night game drive and overnight back in the Manyara Green Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Manyara Green Camp 

DAY 6 - Ngorongoro Crater

Morning game drive out of Manyara, stopping at a treetop walkway en-route out of the park. This is followed by a guided walk or tuk tuk ride through the local farming village of Mto Wa Mbu, ending in a local lunch. Afternoon transfer onto the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater with the option of a walk to the local Masaai village and spectacular sundowners on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight in the stylish Sanctuary Crater Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Sanctuary Ngorongoro Camp 

DAY 7 - Seronera

The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that it is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards. Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos. Outside of the crater you may also spot local Masai herdsmen. Early morning game drive with a packed brunch over the Crater floor and game drive into the Serengeti. Overnight in the Banagi Green Camp.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Banagi Green Camp 

DAY 8 - Northern Serengeti

The Seronera region, in the central Serengeti, is set directly on the great wildebeest migration route, and offers excellent viewing of this incredible annual phenomenon, when countless animals flood across the plains. While migratory game populations fluctuate seasonally, Seronera is still a wildlife hotspot at other times of the year, sheltering the Big Five, among many other species. Enjoy a game drive into the Northern Serengeti to arrive in the Kogatende Green Camp in the mid afternoon.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Kogatende Green Camp 
Optional extras: Hot Air Balloon trips and migration walking safari 

DAY 9 - Northern Serengeti

Full day with various game drive options in the Northern Serengeti. The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park. It’s Acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, with Masai warriors and their cattle adding to the spectacular scenery. Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, the Northern Serengeti remains lush, green and wildlife rich throughout the year.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 
Accommodation: Kogatende Green Camp 

DAY 10 - Arusha and home

Game drive to the Kogatende airstrip and flight from Kogatende to Arusha. Pick up and day rooms at Rivertrees and before transferring to JRO for your international departure.

Included meals: Breakfast 

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What's includedWhat's not includedImportant information

What's included

  • Transfers as specified
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals & house drinks on safari as specified
  • National Park, Conservation Area & Village fees & Gvt fees
  • 4WD safari vehicle
  • Private English speaking guide
  • Drinking water, other beverages & charging facilities in the vehicle
  • Flying medical insurance; Ground support from head office
  • Meet & greet service at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Domestic flight

What's not included

  • International flights
  • Tanzania visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Drinks (unless specified)
  • Phone calls
  • Laundry
  • Gratuities
  • Personal purchases

Important information

  • Vaccinations are recommended for Tanzania. Please consult your doctor for advice.
  • US Passport holders require an e-Visa to visit Tanzania.
  • Please let The Big Safari Company know prior to travelling if you have any medical needs or take any medication that we need to be made aware of to ensure that you have a safe and pleasant tour.
  • Check in is after 2-3pm and check out is before 10am unless otherwise specified in the itinerary.
  • Cancellation 90 – 0 days prior to departure cancellation fee is 100%. It is your responsibility to ensure the correct travel insurance in place to protect you against the need to cancel your holiday. Deposits are non-refundable. Balance payments due 14 weeks prior to departure.
  • Further terms and conditions apply and will be provided upon request or at the time of booking. The Big Safari Company reserves the right to withdraw any offer prior to accepting a reservation request. This does not affect your statutory rights. This offer is subject to availability and space is limited.

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The big journey company was set up with one goal in mind, to share our passion for inspirational cultures, destinations and experiences. Over the last 10 years we have had the privilege to escort thousands of travellers on awe inspiring and sometimes life changing journeys. Our promise to every guest who joins us is that we will do everything possible to make sure your journey not only exceeds expectations but delivers at least one moment of true amazement.

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