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BUSHROUTES SAFARIS 5 days Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti Day 1 :Arusha -Manyara Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara, afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at campsite or Plantation Lodge . Day 2: Manyara - Serengeti After breakfast depart for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Meals and overnight at campsite or Ikoma Safari Camp. Day 3: Serengeti Full day in Serengeti plains, search for wild game you might have missed the previous game drives. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at campsite or Ikoma Safari Camp Day 4: Serengeti - Ngorongoro After breakfast a 4-wheel drive vehicle will take you 2000ft down to the crater, enjoy picnic lunch at the crater, ascend back to campsite for dinner and overnight at Simba Campsite or Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge. Day 5: Ngorongoro - Arusha After breakfast visit a Masai Village, then depart for Arusha. Price:(based on Camping ) 2 pax $ 920 per person 3 pax $ 770 per person 4 pax $ 695 per person 5 pax $ 655 per person Price base on Lodge 2pax $1235 per person sharing 3pax $1095 per person 4pax $ 1030 per person 5pax $ 985 per person MIKUMI and RUAHA Day 1: Dar – Mikumi Leave from Dar es Salaam drive to Mikumi National Park arrival for afternoon game in the Park dinner and overnight at Mikumi Bandas Day 2: Mikumi – Ruaha Park After breakfast drive to Ruaha National Park arrival for afternoon game in the park, dinner and overnight at Sunset Lodge or Ruaha Bandas Day 3 : Ruaha Park This day you will have a full day game viewing in the park lunch in the park, dinner and overnight at Sunset Lodge Day 4: Ruaha – Mikumi Park After morning game viewing in the park afternoon transfer to Mikumi Park arrival for dinner and overnight at Mikumi Bandas or Mikumi Wilderness Camp. Day 5: Mikumi – Dar es Salaam After breakfast morning game viewing later after lunch drive back to Dar es Salaam. Price : $ 710 per person sharing cost base for 2pax Price : $ 575 per person sharing cost based for 3pax 6days trip on Ngorongoro and Lk.Natron highland trekking as follows. With donkeys and maasai worriors, clients carry their own day pack Day 1. Depart early from Arusha to Ngorongoro crater for full day game viewing later afternoon proceed to Nainokanoka Maasai village for overnight at campsite. Day 2, 3, and 4. Highland walking safari towards Lk.Natron. Day 5. Arrive at Lk.Natron overnight at Lk.Natron campsite. optional to climb Mt Oldonyo Lengai at this night for 20$ per person more. Day 6. Transfer back to Arusha. or proceed with another safaris either to Serengeti or Lk.manyara. Costs. 1200$ per person. SAFARI PROGRAMS FOR THE 2010: These are only sample programs for our safaris and programs in Tanzania, you may note that we are runing trips to Gombe and Mahale, Ruaha, Saadani, Lk.Eyasi, and many other attractions which are not indicated here today. Please for your own taillor made programs and any other safaris let us work on that. Option 1: Lk.Manyara, Ngorongoro, Tarangire , Serengeti Gurunet and Zanzibar: Day 1: Arusha or Moshi: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Arusha for BB at Jacaranda Hotel or Similar. Day 2: Lake Manyara Collect from your hotel after breakfast and transfer to Lake Manyara, for full day safari with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Popo Safari Lodge. camping safari : campsite at Mto wa Mbu village Holiday Fig Resort. Day 3 : Serengeti Transfer to the Serengeti, for picnic lunch and afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Ikoma Safari Camp. camping safari : campsite in the wild Day 4 : Serengeti Full day safari in Ikoma area. Possibility for a walking safari. Meals and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Ikoma Safari Camp. camping safari : campsite in the wild Day 5 : Serengeti Another full day safari in Ikoma Area where walking safari and night game drive willbe done. Meals and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Ikoma Safari Camp. camping safari : campsite in the wild Day 6 : Serengeti Full day safari with picnic lunch in the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Rhino Lodge camping safari : Simba campsite Day 7 : Ngorongoro Crater Transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the crater for safari with picnic lunch on the crater floor. In the afternoon transfer to Tarangire and visit a Masai family. Dinner and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Tarangire Safari Lodge camping safari : Kigongoni campsite or Camp in the Maasai Family house. Day 8 : Tarangire Full day safari with picnic lunch in Tarangire NP. In the late afternoon transfer back to Arusha for flight to Zanzibar for BB at Tembo Hotel. Day 9: Stone town: Walking in Stone town later afternoon transfer to Sau Inn East Coast Beach for BB. Day 10 to 12: Relax at Sau Inn Hotel BB Day 12: Transfer in time to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home. Although one of the smaller Tanzanian parks in the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara NP is an interesting place to visit. During the months of July through April, the lake waters are tinged pink from the hundreds of flamingos who feed there. Other features of the park include its stable heards of elephants and buffalos, enormous troops of baboons and its famous tree-climbing lions. The famous Serengeti encompasses nearly 15,000 sq.km and is unrivaled anywhere for its seasonally shifting concentrations of herbivores. Nearly 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 gazelle and 250,000 zebra complete a cyclical the ecosystem, followed by large predators. Robanda is located just outside Ikoma gate, Serengeti. This area is right on the path of the wildebeest migration, but has a high animal concentration year round. One will find many girafes here, as well as big herds of elephants. The unique Ngorongoro phenomenon must be seen to be believed. The crater, a collapsed volcanic caldera, covers 250 sq.km and is 611m deep. Large numbers of carnivores, herbivores, primates and birds are seen year round. It also boasts one of the last viable populations of the nearly extinct black rhinoceros and the highest density of lions and spotted hyena's. Tarangire NP is one of the most beautiful protected aeas in northern Tanzania. It has the highest concentration of wildlife during the dry season, and one can find a large concentration of elephants year round. Tarangire is known for its river floodplains, wetlands, gently rolling hills, rocky outcrops, acacia woodlands and numerous baobab trees. The park is also home to oryx, greater and lesser kudu, lion, cheetah, generuk, wildebeest, zebra and more than 550 species of birds. Zanzibar: The very name Zanzibar conjures up exotic and romantic images. There are two main islands making up Zanzibar : Unguja and Pemba. Zanzibar Town is on Unguja Island, which is generally referred to as "Zanzibar". A jewel in tranquil coral waters of the Indian Ocean, Zanzibar is one of the world's most beautiful islands. From the shores the great European explorers Burton, Speke and Livingstone set out on their voyages of discovery into the hinterland. The narrow streets of the old Stone Town are just some of the vived reminders of the island's long and colourful history. It's a fascinating place to wander around and get lost in. Price : camping safari : 1585 USD pp lodge/tented camp safari : 2080 USD pp prices on basis of 4 people sharing Included in the price : 4wd transport with English speaking driver/guide national park entry fees full board lodge/tented camp or camping accommodation on safari if camping : camping fees, cook, all camping equipment mineral water Accommodation in Arusha or Moshi on BB. Not included : other drinks if camping : sleeping bag items of personal nature tips Option 2: Lk.Natron, Oldonyo Lengai Volcano, Ngorongoro and Serengeti and Gurunet River: Day 1: Arusha or Moshi: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to Arusha for BB at Jacaranda Hotel or Similar. Day 2: Lake Natron Collect from your hotel after breakfast and transfer on rough and dusty roads to Lake Natron. Lunch and free afternoon. Possibility for a walk to the lake shores or to the waterfall (swimming!). In the evening transfer to the foothills of the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano. Dinner and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Lake Natron Tented Camp camping safari : Kamakia campsite Day 3 : Ol Doinyo Lengai Start climbing the volcano at around midnight, to reach the summit is reached by sunrise. After the descent transfer back to Kamakia for lunch and free afternoon in Masai land. Dinner and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Lake Natron Tented Camp camping safari : Kamakia campsite Day 4 : Serengeti Continuïng the expedition towards the Serengeti. Picnic lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Robanda Safari Camp camping safari : campsite in the wild Day 5 : Serengeti Full day safari in Robanda area. Possibility for a walking safari. Meals and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Ikoma Safari Camp camping safari : campsite in the wild Day 6 : Serengeti Full day safari with picnic lunch in the Serengeti. Dinner and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Rhino Lodge camping safari : Simba campsite Day 7 : Ngorongoro Crater Transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the crater for safari with picnic lunch on the crater floor. In the afternoon transfer to Lake Manyara. Dinner and overnight : lodge/tented camp safari : Migunga Bush Camp. Or Camping in our of the Maasai Boma and have Maasai stories and dances at night. camping safari : campsite in Holiday Fig Resort in Mto wa Mbu Village. Day 8: Lake Manyara Full day safari with picnic lunch in Lake Manyara NP. In the late afternoon transfer back to Arusha for BB at Jacaranda Hotel. Ol Doinyo Lengai is a still active volcano of 2878m above sea level. The ascent on its steep slopes is quite spectacular. In the crater, one can usually watch hot steam geisers and black molten lava escaping. Take a look at some pictures of this volcano The famous Serengeti encompasses nearly 15,000 sq.km and is unrivaled anywhere for its seasonally shifting concentrations of herbivores. Nearly 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 gazelle and 250,000 zebra complete a cyclical the ecosystem, followed by large predators. Robanda is located just outside Ikoma gate, Serengeti. This area is right on the path of the wildebeest migration, but has a high animal concentration year round. One will find many girafes here, as well as big herds of elephants. The unique Ngorongoro phenomenon must be seen to be believed. The crater, a collapsed volcanic caldera, covers 250 sq.km and is 611m deep. Large numbers of carnivores, herbivores, primates and birds are seen year round. It also boasts one of the last viable populations of the nearly extinct black rhinoceros and the highest density of lions and spotted hyena's. Although one of the smaller Tanzanian parks in the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara NP is an interesting place to visit. During the months of July through April, the lake waters are tinged pink from the hundreds of flamingos who feed there. Other features of the park include its stable heards of elephants and buffalos, enormous troops of baboons and its famous tree-climbing lions. The Masai tribe is probably the most interesting tribe in East Africa. These proud people refuse to give up their own traditions. The tribe occupies a territory covering vast areas in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are nomadic herdsmen and warriors, feared by neighbouring tribes. Price : camping safari : 1080 USD pp lodge/tented camp safari : 1535 USD pp prices on basis of 4 people sharing Included in the price : 4wd transport with English speaking driver/guide national park entry fees full board lodge/tented camp or camping accommodation on safari if camping : camping fees, cook, all camping equipment mineral water Accommodation in Arusha or Moshi on BB. Guide for climbing Lengai and/or walks near Lake Natron Not included : other drinks if camping : sleeping bag items of personal nature tips Option 3: KILIMANJARO CLIMBING: An almost perfectly shaped volcano which rises from the plains, Mt. Kilimanjaro is one of the African continent's most magnificient sights. Snow-capped and not yet extinct, at 5895m it is the highest peak in Africa. From cultivated farmlands on the lower level, it rises through lush rainforest onto alpine meadow and finally across a barren lunar landscape to the snow- and icecapped summit. The rainforest is home to many animals like buffalo, eland, antelope and the black&white colobus monkey. Kilimanjaro Climbing Marangu and Machame Routes 1080$ pp: Minmum 2pax, with only 1pax suppliment 200$ more in the total costs: Marangu Route: day 1: Arrive and transfer to Moshi or Arusha for BB Motel 200 Arusha day 2 The climb starts at Marangu Gate (1829m), followed by a 3-4 hours walk through the fast climbing rainforest to reach Mandara Hut (2700m), close by Maundi Crater. Dinner and overnight in the hut. day 3 The last glades of the forest are left behind, when we follow the gently ascending path through the open Alpine Meadow. The altitude begins to make you tread slowly : "pole pole" is the order of the day while enjoying the flora and the magnificient view. Pic-nic lunch on the way. Horombo Hut (3720m) is reached within 5-7 hours walking. Dinner and overnight in the hut. day 4 After a good nights rest, we continue, past the last giant Lobelias and Proteas, and move on the lunar landscape of the saddle between Kibo and Mawenzi. Kibo Hut (4703m) is reached in 5-6 hours. Pic-nic lunch on the way. Dinner and overnight in the hut. day 5 The climb for the summit starts in the early morning hours. For about 5 hours we will be climbing the steepest and most demanding part, the route to Gilman's Point, 5685m on the crater rim. Less than 2 hours are than taken to each Uhuru Peak at 5895m, the highest point in Africa. Yes ! From here we descend going straight down to Horombo Hut, where we'll spend the night. day 6 The day is spend descending to Marangu Gate and transfer to Moshi or Arusha for BB. Option : You can add an extra acclimatization day. You will then spend two nights at Horombo Hut. Price Includes : national park entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees English speaking guide(s), cook and porters full board camping accommodation during the climb all camping equipment mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days transfer to the gate and return to Arusha Accommodation on BB in Arusha or Moshi. Not included : other drinks meals in Arusha or Moshi. sleeping bag personal expenses and tips Machame Route: Price : Machame Routes 1080$ pp : Minmum 2pax, with only 1pax suppliment 200$ more in the total costs: day 1 Gate - Machame Camp (3000m); 18 km; 6-7 hours walk. Trek to Machame Camp, through the dense mountain forest along a ridge, rising steadily with a small opening in the trees known as Halfway Clearing, a good place for a rest. The gradient relents as the forest merges into giant heather, and the path leads more easy to Machame Camp. Cloud permitting, the summit of Kibo is visible beyond the foothills. day 2 Machame Camp - Shira Camp (3840m); 9 km; 4-5 hours walk. From Machame Camp, follow the clear path up the steep rocky ridge, crossing and re-crossing the crest a few times. You'll rest at Picnic Rock, where you can view the Shira Plateau. You pass through clumps of grass and across patches of sand and ash. Then you reach Shira Cave. Beyond the cave the path climbs over a small ridge, then drops across a stream before another small rise up to Shira Camp. day 3 Shira Camp - Barranco Camp (3950m); 11 km; 5-6 hours walk. From Shira Camp, the path is clear as it climbs gradually in an easterly direction towards the main peak of Kibo. The northern path passes Moyr Hut, the start of the northern circuit path dropping sleeply down the side of the ridge to reach Barranco Camp. day 4 Barranco Camp - Barafu Hut (4600m); 11 km; 4-6 hours walk. Leave Barranco Camp and walk down up to the junction where you ascend up to the Barafu Hut for camping. If you took one extra acclimatization day, your walk today will start from Karanga Valley (4 km; 2-3 hours). day 5 Barafu Hut - Uhuru Peak (5896m); 5 km; 6-7 hours walk. Uhuru Peak - Mweka Camp (3100m); 16 km; 6-7 hours walk. The trek involves between 10-15 hrs of walking, which is made even more strenous by the effects of altitude and extreme cold. You start this day walking very early in the morning to see the sunrise at the crater rim and try to avoid the mist. Sunrise is at about 6.00 am and it takes 5-6 hours to get from Barafu Hut to the rim of Stella Point (5700m) plus another 1.5 hrs to Uhuru Peak. The route from Barafu Hut joins the route from Gillman's Point, continue westward round the Kibo rim to reach Uhuru Peak. day 6 Mweka Camp - Mweka Gate (1500m); 11 km; 3-4 hours walk. Descend steeply through forest on a narrow path along the crest on a broad ridge between two river valleys down to Mweka gate. Option : You can add an extra acclimatization day : walk to Karanga Valley (6 km, 2-3 hours walk) and rest in the afternoon for acclimatization. Overnight in Karanga Valley. Price Includes : national park entry fees, camping fees, rescue fees English speaking guide(s), cook and porters full board camping accommodation during the climb all camping equipment mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days transfer to the gate and return to Arusha Accommodation on BB in Arusha or Moshi. Not included : other drinks meals in Arusha or Moshi. sleeping bag personal expenses and tips OPTION 4: MT. MERU CLIMBING: Mt. Meru is the second highest mountain in Tanzania at 4566m (14,979 ft), although it is overshadowed by Kilimanjaro, its famous neighbour, and frequently overlooked by trekkers. But Meru is a spectacular classic volcanic cone, and well worth a visit. A trek to the summit involves hiking through the grassland and lush forest on the mountain's beautiful lower slopes, followed by a dramatic and exhilarating walk along the knife-edge rim of the horseshoe crater. Meru was formed by volcanic action like most of the mountains in the region associated with the creation of the Great Rift Valley. The circular wall of the crater was broken by subsequent explosions to make today's horseshoe shape, and more recent volcanic activity has created the ash cone that stands inside the crater. Small eruptions have been reported in the last 100 years, indicating that Meru is still not quite extinct. The local Waarusha who live in the area regard the mountain as sacred. Every year a bull or sheep is sacrificed and offered to the mountain to ensure rain in the coming season. It is most likely that local people have been visiting the forest and even the area on the crater floor for generations. It is not known whether anybody ever reached the summit. The eposed nature of the effects of altitude would probably have deterred causal curiosity. MT MERU CLIMBING PROGRAM: day 1: Arrive and transfer to Arusha for BB at Jakaranda Hotel. day 2 Momella gate to Mariakamba Hut : 1500m - 2514m (10 kms, 4-5 hrs) Trek through the forest towards the crater floor, and then steeply up to Miriakamba Hut for overnight. day 3 Miriakamba Hut to Saddle Hut : 2514m - 3570m (4 kms, 3-4 hrs) Trek uphill slightly until it peters out into a path which climbs steeply up through pleasant glades between the trees, to reach Buffalo Swamp and Elephant Ridge up to Saddle Hut. You can sidetrack to Little Meru and Rhino Point, which takes 2 hours return for each. day 4 Saddle Hut to Meru summit : 3570m - 4566m (5 kms, 4-5 hrs) Return to Saddle Hut. Leave Saddle Hut very early in the morning to reach the summit in time to see the sun rising from behind Kilimanjaro, and to stand a chance of avoiding the late morning mist. continue trekking to the summit; the views are spectacular. From the summit retrace the route round the rim, back to Saddle Hut. day 5 Saddle Hut to Momela gate : 3570m - 1500m (9 kms, 3-5 hrs) From Saddle retrace to Miriakamba Hut or through the forest to Momela gate. Option : Mt.Meru can also be climbed in three days, which in fact is done by many climbers. Price : 5 days : 590 USD pp 6 days : 680 USD pp Minimum 2 people. Supplement for 1 person : 100 USD Included : national park entry fees, hut fees, rescue fees English speaking guide(s), cook and porters full board hut accommodation during the climb mineral water for the first day, boiled and filtered water on the other days transfer to the gate and return to Arusha Accommodation in Arusha BB Not included : other drinks meals in Arusha sleeping bag personal expenses and tips Tips Enjoy a flight above some of the highlights of Tanzania. The flights are done in a small aircraft : Cessna 206 (5 seats) or Cessna 208B (13 seats). circling Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru and/or Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano flight above the Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengeti, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire NP, Arusha NP,... Price : 160 USD pp per hour (if 4 people) If you are a group you can rent a charter plane as here bellow shows: Charter planes You want to rent a charter plane for a scenic flight to one of the national parks, to the Ngorongoro highlands and Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano, to Mt. Kilimanjaro or Mt. Meru,... This is a list of available small aircraft. Prices are per hour. Plane Seat capacity Crew Price per hour Cessna 206 5 1 $ 790 Cessna 208 Caravan 10 1 $ 1090 Cessna 208B Grand Caravan 13 1 $ 1300 De Haviland Twin Otter 200 16 2 $ 1450 De Haviland Twin Otter 300 18 2 $ 1550 OPTION 5: KENYA ,TANZANIA AND ZANZIBAR 15DAYS: Best of Kenya ,Tanzania & Zanzibar Safari - 15 days This 12 days private Safari covers the highlights of the East African National Parks. Depending of the time of the year you can see the big annual migration in either Masai Mara or in the Serengeti! The tour starts in Nairobi and ends in Arusha. This itinerary starts at Nairobi international airport, and end on Zanzibar airport. Day 1 Arrival Nairobi You will be met at the International Airport of Nairobi by your Driver/Guide and our representative and taken to your hotel, Silver Spring Hotel. Rest of the day at leisure (depending on your arrival time into Nairobi). Dinner included Day 2 Nairobi - Aberdare Mountains Departure from your Nairobi Hotel at 0800hrs, drive to Nyeri via local villages with arrival to the Aberdares around noon. After lunch you go on some game drives in the rich Aberdares mountain forest before return to your lodge. Accomodation will be at the unique Task Camp. Day 3 Aberdare Mountains-Lake Nakuru After breakfast you proceed to Lake Nakuru. After arrival you check in at your lodge. After lunch and some rest game drive at Lake Nakuru, one of the Rift Valley soda lakes and best known for its thousands, sometimes millions of flamingoes nesting along the shores. The surface of the shallow lake is often hardly recognizable due to the continually shifting mass of pink. The number of flamingoes on the lake varies with water and food conditions and the best vantage point is from Baboon Rocks. Also of interest, an area of 188 km around the lake fenced off as a sanctuary to protect Rothchild giraffe and black rhinos. Overnight at the Lake Nakuru Lodge at Lake Nakuru, beautifully located close to the entrance with a view towards Lake Nakuru and its flamingo flocks. All meals included Day 4 Lake Nakuru- Lake Naivasha - Masai Mara After breakfast you proceed to Lake Naivasha where you enjoy a beautiful boat trip on Lake Naivasha, a true bird sanctuary. On your way along the lakeshores you will see hippos socializing lazily in the shallow waters or hiding in dense papyrus forest. Lunch will be taken at Elsamere, a haven for lovers of nature, set in Acacia forest on the banks of Lake Naivasha. It is the former home of the late Joy Adamson who, together with her husband George, became world famous for their pioneering conservation work and relationship with lioness Elsa, as told in her best selling book „Born Free‟. After lunch you make your way to Masai Mara with viewing various games on the way, birds, herds of Antelopes, Zebra, giraffe, Elephants, gazelle, etc. While on the way, you have chances to visit Maasai local village (Manyata) and take some photos of really Maasai with their culture attires. At Masai Mara you go for an afternoon game drive with high chances of seeing the‟ Big five‟ and many other wild animals set to retire for the day. Overnight at the luxurious Mara Sopa Lodge. All meals included Day 5 Masai Mara Fullday of game drive at Maasai Mara.. Depending on the game drive nature you will have a great moment to visit the famous Mara River whereby different types of animals mingle to drink water, Picnic lunch in the bush. You will have either at Masai Mara or Serengeti the chance to experience the „Great Migration‟ and some 1.5 millions of wildbeast an zebras on the move. Overnight at the luxurious Mara Sopa Lodge. All meals included Day 6 Masai Mara – Isebania - Lake Victoria Early morning game drive at Masai Mara and return to the Camp for breakfast. Proceed to Isebania for Border crossing into Tanzania. After visa and border procedures we drive along the lakeshore to Musoma one of the major towns at Lake Victoria In Musoma we embark a speedboat which will take us to an Island in Lake Victoria and to a private Island retreat, the Lukuba Island Lodge. Rest of the day at leisure and possibility to swim in the warm water of Lake Victoria. All meals included. Day 7 Lake Victoria - Serengeti In the morning we go out for a boattrip to Lake Victoria by local fishermen. Afterwards you proceed towards Ndabaka Gate and enter Serengeti through the Western Corridor. You pass through green Savannah with Elephants and Giraffs roaming around through a stretch of land which is rarely visited by travellers to reach Central Serengeti. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word “Siringet” referring to an endless plain which you will experience on your way to your lodge located at the Niaroboro Hills where you have spectacular views through huge panorama windows . Overnight at Ikoma Safari Camp at Serengeti. All meals included www.ikomasafaricamp.com Day 8 Serengeti A full day of game drives around Serengeti. You can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. We are very flexible with choosing our route will be on the track with the migration on its way to Masai Mara. Overnight at Ikoma Safari Camp at Serengeti. All meals included Day 9 Serengeti – Olduvai Gorge - Ngorongoro One Early morning game drive after tea/coffee which is the best time to see the animals as they get out from their hide for the morning preys or return from their night hunt. After lunch breakfast you leave for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. Arrival to Ngorongoro for lunch. In the afternoon you go for a Walking safari at the Northern Crater Rim inhabited by buffaloes, elephants and different species of monkeys escorted by an armed ranger. Overnight at Rhino Lodge at Ngorongoro providing a wonderful view towards the crater. All meals included Day 10 Ngorongoro Crater After breakfast you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater on World Heritage Site holding a permanent population of more than 30 000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. The Crater is also home to the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania. With a bit of luck you will see the „Big Five‟ during one game drive. Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge at Ngorongoro. All meals included Day 11 Ngorongoro – Lake Manyara In the morning you drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty with lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees. Lots of elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an "Acacia tortilis" tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingos, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species. Overnight at Popo Safari Lodge at Lake Manyara. All meals included 12 Day Ngorongoro-Arusha – Zanzibar: Time at leisure in the morning until your departure transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for departure or to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar for beach extension. Breakfast included at Tembo Hotel in Stone town. Day 13: Stone town: Walking in Stone town later afternoon transfer to Sau Inn East Coast Beach for BB. Day 14 to 15: Relax at Sau Inn Hotel BB Day 15: Transfer in time to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home. Costs 3440$ per person all inclusive. Single Suppliment 570$. Option 6: Southern Tanzania and Zanzibar: Cultural and Bush tourism 15days: · 1 day and 1 night Sanje water falls Campsite, Udzungwa Nat. Park · 2 nights camping at a remote Fishing Village · 1 days and night at The Mission in Itete · 1 day and 1 night camping at a Masai Boma on the Kilombero Floodplain · 2 days and 2 nights at Mikumi Bush Camp, Mikumi National Park · 2nights Selous at Ngima Tented Camp. Day 1 - Transfer from Dar to Udzungwa Mountains National Park, with lunch in Mikumi Town en-route. Hike to Sanje water falls where you can swim in plunge-pools and camp at the top of a 180m waterfall. The hike is short (2hrs) but quite steep in places. Explore the forests and waterfalls, and visit a site where endemic African Violets grow. Night walking safari to look for endemic chameleons, with overnight camping next to the falls. Day 2 - Wake up to watch the sunrise over the Kilombero Valley an amazing sight from the natural viewing platform above the waterfalls. After breakfast hike back down to the vehicle and then transfer into the Valley. After lunch in a Swahili restaurant in Ifakara Town you will then continue on to a remote fishing village where you will spend 2 nights camping. Elephants often walk right through the village, especially at night. Day 3 - In the mornings the fishermen bring in their catch, and the banks of the river in front of the village come alive with activity as the fish are sorted. You will have the chance to observe and even choose your own fish for lunch! There will be a village tour, and in the afternoon a dug-out canoe safari on the great Kilombero River. No trip to Kilombero is complete without a visit to a local village bar. Day 4 - The transfer to Itete Mission is a scenic one through rolling countryside doted with small vilages and 'Shamba' (farms). After settling in and lunch you will go on a walking tour of the village, accompanied by the local priest and maybe a traditional healer. Day 5 - After breakfast transfer to a Masai Boma, out on the floodplain. A small community lives here and you will have the opportunity to meet them. After a picnic lunch there will be a short game drive further into the floodplain where you will be camping in a remote glade of trees. A camp fire will be maintained all night - to keep the wildlife at bay. Day 6 - In the morning there will be the opportunity to go on another gamedrive, before the transfer to Mikumi National Park After four nights of camping the comfortable and atmospheric bungalows of Kikoboga Wildlife Camp will be much appreciated. Animals can often be seen at the camp's waterhole and the bar offers good views of sunset. Day 7 - Sunrise and sunset game drives. There will be plenty of time in the afternoon to relax, taking in stunning views across the floodplain, and there is also a small pool. In the evening a campfire is lit near the bar. Day 8 - A short morning gamedrive and a leisurely breakfast then depart to Selous via Dutumi Maasai village, arriving in Selous Ngima Camp located near by the river around 1830hrs for dinner and overnight. Day 9: Full day game viewing in Selous starting with walking safari inside the park with an armed ranger for 3hrs then continue with game viewing lunch with be in the wild under the tree shade, sun set boat safari will be practiced in the great Rufiji River dinner and overnight at Ngima Camp. Day 10: Morning walking trip to the Mloca village just after breakfast, you may pay attention to the primary school near the village then proceed to Dar e salaam where you will have a last boat to Zanzibar arriving at 1830hrs for BB at Tembo Hotel. Day 11: Walking in Stone town on your own then later afternoon transfer to Sau Inn Hotel for BB Day 12: Stone town: Walking in Stone town later afternoon transfer to Sau Inn East Coast Beach for BB. Day 13 to 15: Relax at Sau Inn Hotel BB Day 15: Transfer in time to Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home. Costs: 1550$ per person all inclusive as above program shows. From 3pax and above.
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