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Tanzania Wildlife Safari

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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
6 days
From: $ 2,580 $ 430 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Nairobi
  • Enjoy the drive through Arusha and out across the Rift Valley
  • Visit to Lake Manyara National Park
  • Enjoy breath-taking views into Ngorongoro Conservation
  • Explore Serengeti National Park

Short Description

Travel from Nairobi visiting Tanzania's famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater, staying in comfortable local hotels and permanent tents all with en suite facilities.

Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Trip Type Small Group Tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Nairobi
End City Karatu

Trip Includes

  • All highlights
  • Return shuttle from Nairobi to Moshi
  • Accommodation
  • Transportation
  • Meals as indicated
  • Services of a local driver/ guide

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Itinerary

Day 1: Nairobi Transfer to Moshi

Meals: Nil

Accommodation: Local Hotel with en-suite facilities

Distance travelled: +/-350km
Approx driving day: Long Day

This morning you will be picked up from the joining hotel in Nairobi and transferred to your scheduled bus, for a journey south across the border and into Tanzania. Formalities here usually take an hour. Once through, we continue to Arusha where there is sometimes a change of bus for the final drive to Moshi. We aim to arrive at approximately 16:00. After checking into the hotel, just outside Moshi itself, the remainder of the afternoon is yours at leisure to relax and settle into the hotel and surrounds. Tonight’s accommodation is set in a picturesque location, within sight of the iconic peak of Mt Kilimanjaro. A nearby protected forest reserve offers easy walks to visitors and is home to many species of birds and monkey.

Day 2: Arusha, Lake Manyara National park, Karatu

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Hotel with en-suite facilities

Distance travelled: +/- 220km
Approx driving day: Full day plus game drive

This morning we meet our guide and leave Moshi, driving through Arusha and out across the Rift Valley with its rolling hills and low slung acacia trees. We stop in the village of Mto Wa Mbu (‘Mosquito Creek’), before arriving at Lake Manyara National Park. The park is a beautiful area of thick tropical jungle and wide grassy floodplain, dominated by a giant soda lake. It is a haven for wildlife; home to wallowing hippo and thousands of flamingos that congregate on its lake shore, as

well as zebra, wildebeest and buffalo that graze its plains. This afternoon we game drive across the park, hoping to spot some of its residents. If lucky we may also see rare antelope such as klipspringers and dik-diks in the shade of acacia woodland and Manyara’s legendary tree-climbing lions languishing in the branches. As day closes, we ascend the Rift Valley’s escarpment and pass through the Tanzanian ‘highlands’, arriving at sunset in the village of Karatu. Our hotel lies a short way off the main road with views over coffee and maize plantations toward Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Day 3 - 4: Serengeti National Park

Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches and 2 Dinners

Accommodation: Permanent walk in tents with en-suite facilities 2 nights

Distance travelled: +/- 160km on day 3
Approx driving days: Full days plus game drives

Today we drive to the slopes of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and ascend the crater rim. With breath-taking views into the crater, we continue on into the Serengeti National Park. On the way we stop at Olduvai Gorge for a look where some of the most significant remnants of early man have been found. Once in the Serengeti, its wide horizons and open plains provide some of Africa’s most evocative images and unrivalled game viewing. The name ‘Serengeti’ derives from the Masai ‘Siringitu’ – ‘the place where land moves on forever’, with reference to its expansive grasslands where large herds of zebra, wildebeest and buffalo graze. We stay overnight at a permanent camp in the park, with comfortable fixed tents and beds. Our camp is in a perfect setting to combine comfort with the real Africa. Lying in bed and listening to the sounds of the African night is a truly unforgettable experience. The following day is spent on game drives. Depending on the time of year and recent sightings, so our guide will decide the regions of the park we explore. We return in the evening to our camp for dinner to reflect on our day.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Karatu

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Local Hotel with en-suite facilities

Distance Travelled: 160 km +/-
Approx driving day: Full day including Game drives

Game driving out of the park after breakfast, we return to the Ngorongoro Crater and ascend its outer wall. From the top, the views out across the crater floor are incredible. This World Heritage Site is home to an estimated 30,000 animals, contained within its high crater walls and 22km wide basin. We descend the road onto the crater floor and spend some time this afternoon enjoying the sights where we may see anything from a family of brightly coloured hornbills to a pride of lions. This evening we return to our hotel in Karatu for the night.

Day 6: Karatu, Arusha and transit to Nairobi

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Nil accommodation

Distance travelled: 400km +/-
Approx driving day: Full Day

We journey back across the Rift Valley to Arusha, in time to catch the afternoon shuttle to Nairobi. We aim to arrive in Kenya’s capital towards the end of the afternoon, (traffic permitting) where our tour ends.

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Maximum Number of People in Group: 2

Accomodations

Hotel Boulevard, Nairobi

Conveniently located on Nairobi's Harry Thuku Road and set in manicured gardens, this hotel offers a peaceful oasis in the centre of town. Walking distance to shops and craft markets. Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with balcony and satellite TV. Facilities – restaurant, bar, swimming pool, internet, laundry. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation by You: If You wish to cancel your booking You must inform the Company in writing (signed by the person who signed the original Booking Form) sending such written notification to Basement Unit, 23A Craven Terrace, London, W2 3QH. Cancellation will be effective on the day it is received by the Company. The following charges, in addition to your deposit and where applicable the gorilla and chimpanzee permit moneys, will be payable by You, depending upon the number of days prior to departure date when the Company receives notice of cancellation.

 Date when Written Advice of Cancellation  Received

 Percentage of Holiday Fee Payable

 56 days or more prior to departure

 Deposit

 42 to 55 days prior to departure

 35% Tour Price forfeit

 28 to 41 days prior to departure

 50% Tour Price forfeit

 14 to 27 days prior to departure

 75% Tour Price forfeit

 Less than 14 days prior to departure

 100% Tour Price forfeit

Additional Information:

  • Tour style: Short Safari & Treks : This Short Safari and Treks tour is operated by a locally based (African) ground handler who has maintained standards at a high level over a period of time. We believe that working with a local operator in this way assists the community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism. At the same time it provides our clients with the extensive local knowledge and enthusiasm of the local staff and guides employed to ensure your safari is as enjoyable as it is memorable
  • Accommodation: Comfortable twin share hotel with en-suite (3 nights) tented camp with en suite (2 nights)
  • Transport: Safari 4x4 vehicle

Trip ID#:

TanWilAca

Trip Excludes

  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights
  • Departure taxes
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Items of a personal nature

Meals Included:

5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 4 Dinners

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