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SERENGETI Tour to TANZANIA
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha – Tarangire National Park
We pick you in the morning at Kilimanjaro International Airport and welcome you in the Northern Tanzania. You will proceed toTarangire National Park. After entering the Park gate game drive startsuntil you reach the Lodge for lunch.
The Park gets its name from the river that threads its way through the length of the reserve. It is famous for its dense wildlife population which is most spectacular in dry season.Think of Tarangire as part of a much larger ecosystem and you’ll understand why its game varies with the seasons. Particularly large numbers of elephant herds congregate at Tarangireriver, as do many wildebeest and zebra. There are also substantial populations of impala, giraffe, eland and buffalo. Thompson’s gazelle, Coke’s hartebeest, Bohor reedbuck and both greater and lesser kudu are found here. Thelocalized and unusual Gerenuk and fringe-
Lion are common throughout Tarangire, as are leopard, whilst cheetahs seem to favor the more open areas of the South. Spotted hyena is always around, and whilst wild dog sometimes passes through; sightings of them are rare.
With a range of environments and good game, Tarangires`birdlife is also varied –and over 500 species have been recorded here, including ashy starlings and large flocks of beautiful yellow-
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: TarangireSopa Lodge
Tarangire National Park – Manyara
After breakfast,you will leavetheTarangireNationalPark with game drive en route and proceed to the neighboring Lake Manyara National Park. As soon as you enter the Park Gate you will start with game drive.
Lake Manyarastretches from 50 km along the base of the rusty –gold 600 m high Great Rift Valley Escarpment and is a scenic gem as written by Ernest Hemingway “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. As visitors enter the gate they pass into the high forest, home to troops of baboons and both blue and Vervet monkeys. Further along the forest opens into woodland, grassland, swamps and beyond the soda lake itself.
Covering 200 km2it is sanctuary to over 400 species of birds including flamingo, pelican, storks, ibis, cormorant and Egyptian geese. The park is particularly noted for its huge herds of buffaloes and elephants. Also giraffes, hippos, reedbuck, warthog, wildebeest, zebras and a great variety of smaller animals can be seen.
After visiting the National Park you climb up the Great Rift Valley and arrive at your Lodge.
(breakfast | lunch | dinner)
LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Manyara – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will start your safari towards Serengeti National Park. You will climb up the Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy a spectacular view down to the crater.
While in Ngorongoro Conservation Area you can visit a MassaiBoma. The Massai are an indigenous ethnic group of semi-
On your way to Serengeti you will pass the border between Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Serengeti National Park at Naabi Gate. There you will have your lunch boxes. When you climb up the big stones at the Naabi Gate, you will have a beautiful view on the endless plains of the Serengeti and behind you, you will see the Ngorongoro Highlands. As soon as you enter the Serengeti plains, you will have a game drive. The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-
Serengeti National Park
Today you will have a full day game drive in the Serengeti. The Serengeti is rich in its diversity of landscape. Between the open plains of the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara, thousands of wildebeests and zebras migrate to greener pastures as the seasons change and the circle of life and death continues. Predators follow the Wildebeest Migration closely, waiting for an opportunity to strike weak prey as they make their way into different territories. The precise timing of the Wildebeest Migration changes annually and it is a very unpredictable and spontaneous natural event. At your travel period the migration is still in the central Serengeti on the way to the North. The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest Park. Golden-
(breakfast | hot lunch/lunch boxes | dinner)
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will spend the last day in the Serengeti. The Park can be divided into 3 sections. The popular southern/central part (Seronera Valley), which the Maasai called the “serengit”, the land of endless plains. It’s classic savannah, dotted with acacias and filled with wildlife. The western corridor is marked by the Grumeti River, and has more forests and dense bush. The north, Lobo area, meets up with Kenya’s Massai Mara Reserve, is the least visited section.
It’s unique ecosystem has inspired writers from Ernest Hemingwayto, Peter Mattheissen, filmmakers like Hugo von Lawick and Alan Root as well as numerous photographers and scientists.
The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past million years. Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves.
In the late afternoon you will return for a last night to the Lodge.
(breakfast | hot lunch/lunch boxes | dinner)
Accommodation:SerengetiSerena Safari Lodge
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you will leave the Serengeti towards Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy the view from the crater rim and you will understand when we talk about the masterpiece of mothers nature. You descend to the crater floor for a spectacular game viewing. The Ngorongoro Crater was formed when a giant volcano exploded and collapsed on itself some two to three million years ago. The caldera is about 600 m deep and covers 250 km2. It hosts about 30.000 large animals including some of the Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos. Thanks to anti-
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater – Mto-
After a relaxing breakfast you leave Karatu and you proceed to Mto-
In the later afternoon you will return back to Arusha for a last night in Northern Tanzania.
(breakfast | hot Lunch | dinner)
Accommodation: Lake Duluti Serena Hotel
Arusha – Kilimanjaro International Airport
In the morning you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight back home to South Africa. (breakfast boxes)
PRICE – R40100pp sharing (+R4200.00 single room) (R13.30 – 1USD)
Deposit – R8000.00pp (price can change due to the dollar)
Copy of passport is needed!
Flight tickets (non refundable)
4/4 Safari Jeep with qualified English speaking Driver Guide
Full board and accommodation in double room
All Park fees and concession fees
Unlimited Water for each guest during the day
All Transfers as per itinerary
Amref Flying Doctors of Africa Society Membership which entails all safari participants to one emergency or aero-
USD 60pp for driver/guide
All kind of tips, and gratuities
Additional like optional activities
Personal expenses like, laundry, communication expenses, visa etc.
Health and travel insurance – highly recommend. (Contact our office for best insurance)