Trip Type : Private Guided
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Backpackers Tanzania Safaris

Lights on Africa Safaris
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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: Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Camping
7 days
From: $ 1,194 $ 171 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Get close to wildlife in the wilderness areas
  • Explore the Serengeti National Park
  • Visit Ngorongoro Crater, one of the Eight Wonders of the World

Short Description

Experiencing a Northern Tanzania safari is an essential destination on everyone's travel list. The Serengeti's Great Migration is one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles, whilst being on safari in the Crater floor of the extinct volcano at Ngorongoro is a game viewing environment that has no equal. Away from the tourist hotspots, quieter parks such as Tarangire are superb for game viewing yet often overlooked to their more famous neighbors. Lake Manyara's game concentrations are not nearly as high as surrounding parks but there are a number of unique species that provide a reason to safari here. Lake Manyara's tree climbing lions are the park’s main attraction.  Why these lions habitually climb trees is still up for debate but viewing a pride relaxing in an acacia tree is an incredible site.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Lodging Level Camping
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Arusha
End City Arusha

Trip Includes

  • All park entrance fees
  • Transport on 4WD vehicle with a pop-up roof, which enable you to spot wildlife
  • Accommodation based on three meals a
  • Crater fees
  • Camping fees
  • Mineral water 1.5 lt per person per day
  • Salary for the Professional English
  • Driver Guide
  • Activities as mentioned in the itinerary

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive to Tanzania

Upon your arrival meet at Kilimanjaro international Airport and transfer to your hotel in Arusha for bed and breakfast B/B. Pamoja expedition Lodge.

Day 2: Arusha National Park

In the morning drive to Arusha national park with your packed lunch for game viewing. Break for a picnic lunch then continue with game viewing at Arusha National Park. Dinner and overnight at Outpost Lodge Full board (FB)

Day 3: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast transfer to Tarangire national park with your packed lunch for game viewing, enjoy a picnic lunch at Tarangire then continue with your game viewing until late evening, dinner and overnight, / Kigongoni Campsite. FB. One of the most noticeable things on entering the park are the baobab trees that rise up form the grass.

With their massive trunks, they are instantly recognizable. There are animals that usually move northwards of the park during the wet season including the wildebeests, zebras, Thompson's gazelles, buffalos, elands and hartebeests. The elephant population in this park was estimated to be around 6'000 in 1987, but numbers are believed to have fallen since then due to poaching. The number of birds recorded in Tarangire National Park has been estimated at approximately 300. These include migrants that fly south to spend October - April away from the winter of the northern hemisphere. Here, you may spot various species of herons, storks and ducks, vultures, buzzards, sparrow hawks, eagles, kites and falcons, as well as ostriches. Other areas of interest within the park include the Lake Burungi circuit, the Lemiyon area, the Kitibong Hill circuit and the Gursi & Lamarkau circuit.

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara national park for game viewing, lunch then after lunch drive to the park again for a second half game viewing. Dinner and overnight, Twiga Campsite. FBA major attraction of the Lake Manyara National Park is the tree - climbing lions. Unfortunately there is no guarantee that you will spot them. However, there are other things to see - elephants, hippos, zebras, impalas, buffalos, baboons, plains animals as well as huge variety of birdlife, both resident and migratory.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast transfer to Serengeti national park via Ngorongoro conservation area, with your lunch box and game en-route. Dinner and overnight, Seronera Campsite FB Serengeti is perhaps most well known for the annual migration that takes place across the great Savannah plains. This is a phenomenal sight: thousands upon thousands of animals, particularly wildebeests, as far as the eye can see. During the rainy season (from November to May), the wildebeests, whose population has been estimated at around 1'500'000, are found in the eastern section of the Serengeti and also the Masai Mara in Kenya to the north. When the dry season begins at the end of June, the annual migration commences as the animals move in search of food pasture. The Serengeti is also famous for cheetahs, leopards and lions, some of which migrate with the wildebeests while others remain in the central plain.

Day 6: Serengeti/ Ngorongoro

After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Pass by Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived its your option whether you pass by the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture for extra costs, After your lunch en route adds to the crater rim for your dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Simba Campsite. FB

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

After breakfast, with packed lunch descend into the crater for a full day game viewing. Have your picnic lunch in the crater at hippo pool or Lerai forest. Evening drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at your Hotel/Transfer to the Airport for your flight back home.

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After we made the initial enquiry Peniel got in touch with us and fulfilled all our special wishes. All questions were fully and quickly answered via e-mail, and even when we arrived several hours early in Arusha, he managed to pick us up at the airport together with our driver-guide. We just sent a short message from Daressalam and he organized everything else.

We spent 7 days of wonderful safari on our own with Ray, our perfect driver and tour guide . The roads are sometimes very rough but with Ray we felt save all the time. The national parks we visited (Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire) are really fantastic and Ray presented to us so many more animals than the big five
All the accommodation at the lodges was wonderful, good food and we particularly enjoyed the Sopa Lodges.

We have no hesitation in recommending this safari operator to other travelers.
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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Local Flights

No flights included

Group Size:

Private - your group only

Maximum Number of People in Group: 18

Solo Notes

Please contact for solo pricing information

Accomodations

Camping information

Accommodation is mostly in modern, large two-man tents with a sewn-in ground sheet; with a comfortable foam mattress spread on the ground sheet (clients bring their own sleeping bags).

Camping accommodation includes:

  • All park/camping fees and taxes
  • Dome tents, foam mattresses (sleeping bags upon request)
  • Three meals a day while on safari whether vegetarian or non-vegetarian prepared by the cook
  • Dining table & chairs, stools, full catering;
  • Overnight in public camp sites, mainly within the parks with shower/toilet facilities

For the basic camping safaris visitors are advised to carry:

  • A Sleeping bag [You can hire]
  • Money for personal spending and tipping
  • A small case as storage space is limited to a maximum of 20kgs
  • Trousers and sweater for the cool mornings and evenings in addition to plenty of light clothes for hot days (do not forget a hat), Torch, sunglasses, suntan lotion,
  • Insect repellent/spray
  • Camera, films, binoculars, maps, guide-books,
  • Toilet paper, soap, towel, and toothbrush/paste
  • All personal travel insurance
  • Travel Emergency Assistance covers for emergency evacuation covering 30 days worldwide.
  • It is advisable to carry extra drinks as they are not always en-route your safari.
  • *There is no bad time to go on Safari in Tanzania; there is always something happening. Below are safari seasons for your particular interests.

Cancellation Policy:

When the cancellation is done in a period of over 60 days of the safari/tour, the payment will be refunded minus the Bank/ transfer fee. When the cancellation is done in a period between 30 days of the safari/tour, 50% of the payment would be refunded. When the cancellation is done in a period between 7 – 14 days of the safari/tour, 25% of the payment would be refunded. When the cancellation is made in a period of less than 7 days to the safari/tour then the payment is NON-REFUNDABLE.

Age Notes

Min. Age: 10

Max Age: 60

Additional Information:

Notes:

  • Upgrades to Lodge/Luxury lodge are available.
  • Our Travel consultant will give you detailed information when responding to your enquiry.
  • Once we have received your deposit, tour prices are guaranteed.

Trip ID#:

BacTanLig

Trip Excludes

  • International flights
  • Accommodation on night after safari in Arusha town (we can arrange on request)
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Flying doctors insurance, we can arrange for USD 30per person
  • Tips to the driver/guide and all items of personal nature/use
  • All items not mentioned in the itinerary

Meals Included:

7 Breakfasts, 6 Picnic Lunches, 5 Dinners

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