This 9 Day safari allows us to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit. We experience breathtaking wildlife in the midst of some of the most diverse of landscapes. We also visit the world famous Serengeti National Park. The wildebeest migration, the last great terrestrial migration on our Earth, is the movement of vast numbers of the Serengeti's wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra, as well as antelope and others. These creatures move in an annual pattern which is fairly predictable. As well as our three days on the Serengeti Plains we will take the opportunity to spend a day at the Manyara National Park where we may see some thousand flamingo feeding in the shallows of the shallow soda lake that covers much of the parks environs. Two nights are spent at the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the seven wonders of Africa and home to over twenty five thousand large mammals, the premier game viewing experience in all of Tanzania. We finish our adventures at Tarangire National Park for two nights, so named for the river that wends her way through the park, attracting a multitude of myriad wildlife to feed off her sating waters.
Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
In the morning, after your breakfast, our Signature Safari guide and driver will collect you for the 130 km drive on good tarmac road with a picnic lunch on board to the Lake Manyara National Park. Along the way we pass the Maasai in their colourful clothes by the roadside tending their cattle with the beautiful sweeping Rift Valley landscape drawing our attention to the beauty of Planet Earth. Manyara is host to the dizzying sight of the multitudinous flamingo and also harbours a wealth of wildlife such as lion, hippo, elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, baboon, blue and vervet monkey, warthog, amongst many many more. An ornithological paradise with over four hundred species of bird having been here recorded. We will enjoy our picnic lunch during our extensive game drives and, with day coming to a close and the African night descending, spreading shadows all across the land, we wend our way to our carefully selected lodgings to relax in anticipation of dinner and take our overnight rest in the accommodation according to your request.
Accommodation Kirurumo tented lodge
Day 2: Manyara - Ngorongoro Crater Rim
After our breakfast in Manyara we hit the road for the Ngorongoro Highlands where we can take in the stunning spectacle of the landscape spread out before our eyes before removing to our lodge for our lunch. Rest at our carefully selected for quality lodge before at 1600 hrs taking a drive along the crater rim drinking in the dramatic scenery. We dine and spend our night in comfort at lodgings based on your preferences.
accommodation Angata tented lodge
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Early birds this morning, we enjoy a hearty breakfast, we descend the bumpy winding track to the crater floor. More precisely a caldera, this enclosed ecosystem was formed in the massive explosion of a volcano some two or three million years ago. The caldera, at three hundred and four kilometres squared and rising to a height of 610 metres at the rims highest point, is the premier game viewing experience in all of Tanzania. Home to over twenty five thousand large mammals the conservation area is more extraordinary for the fact that some ten thousand Maasai graze their some forty thousand cattle within the bounds and live cheek by jowl with the wildlife. We can expect upon arrival on the crater floor to see perhaps all of the big five if we are lucky, elephant, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo, and the elusive leopard. With only an estimated fifty of the endangered northern white rhino here inhabiting we will need lady luck on our side, but the crater is also home to a plethora of other animals: wildebeest, zebra, cheetah, marmot, warthog, both Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle. With over five hundred species of bird identified this is truly an ornithological paradise, ostrich abound as well as marabou stork, vultures cleaning up the carrion from the big cats feasting, and the largest flighted bird in the world, the kory bustard. We take our picnic lunch by the hippo pools and continue our game drives in the afternoon until, with the African night descending, we wend our way up the track again and make for our same lodgings as the night before.
Accommodation Angata tented lodge
Day 4: Ngorongoro - Serengeti National Park
After our hearty breakfast we take the opportunity to see the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater from its rim before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park, the largest park in Tanzania, is a land of diverse landscapes and habitats such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah, and mountains. Here the great wildebeest and zebra migration makes its circuitous journey along with a range of other animals and, depending on the season, we may have the opportunity to witness thousands of animals on their search for food and water. After taking our lunch at the Serengeti Serena Lodge we relax and take in the sensation of being upon the Serengeti. Rejuvenation and the sensation of the landscape sinking in, with the endless African night descending we enjoy delectable dining, conversation, a star welcome the night upon the ‘Endless Plain’ and rest assured that our commodious quarters await to harbour our ease and dreams of wild cats.
Accommodation Serengeti heritage tented lodge
Day 5: Full day in Serengeti Park
This entire day is set aside for further game drives upon the Serengeti. The Serengeti is the habitat for an abundance of wildlife, such as impala, buffalo, crocodile, and hippo, but is more well-known for its great migrating herds of zebra and wildebeest. The animals’ trek is determined by the rainfall and varies from year to year. In November and December the animals move from the northern region dominated by woodlands and hills to the grassy plains of the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June the horde return to the north. Apart from the migrating herds we may have the chance to spot the predators such as leopard, cheetah, and lion, ever and always lurking close by. With our full day on the plains accomplished we return to our chosen lodgings for our well deserved rest and repast and comfortable sleep, encased in crisp cotton, dreaming of wild cats!
Accommodation Serengeti heritage tented lodge
Day 6: Full day in Serengeti Park
Again we take our breakfast out on the vastness of the endless plain before once more heading out for our full ays game drives witnessing the awesome spectacle of this world renowned landscape. We seek once more the majesty of the Earths only terrestrial great migration and, with our Signature guides expertise and knowledge, are sure to find ourselves in the midst of it. With night once more descending after our full day of adventurous game drives behind us we spin away to our lodgings for rest, repast, and a seat by the roaring fire upon the endless plain, hyena slinking past drawn in by the scents of our delicious dinner, a Maasai warrior on hand to escort us to our rooms where our comfort in sleep awaits.
Accommodation Serengeti heritage tented lodge
Day 7: Serengeti - Tarangire National Park
After our hearty breakfast at 0800 hrs we set out for our en-route game drive across the Serengeti and up into the Ngorngoro highlands on our path to Tarangire National Park. Taking our lunch at The Alsopuko Safari Tented Camp, we head for the park to explore and encounter some of the multitude of animals that there reside. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, seasonal swamps, savanna, and The Tarangire River which wends its way through the park inviting the wildlife to imbibe her soothing waters. Our Partner tented camp The Alsopuko, a permanent tented camp facility offering us endless rolling vistas of the grasslands and the palm lined deserts between Tarangire and Manyara National Parks. Something in one is changed beholding the Rift Valleys sublime landscapes. The Alsopuko Tented Camp offer us stunning views of the Manyara National Park, The Ngorongoro Highlands, and even Oldoinyo Lengai beyond. We dine and relax taking our ease for the evening at our lodgings.
Accommodation at Asopuko tented lodge
Day 8: Full day in Tarangire National Park
At seven thirty, after our breakfast we head off for our game drive in Tarangire. From the open roof of our state of the art safari truck we experience the landscape as we seek sightings of the many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe. It is possible we will catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards watching and relaxing in the trees above. The landscape is dotted with ancient Baobab trees, Africa’s tallest tree, dwarfing the wildlife that feed below them. Over four hundred and fifty species of bird have been identified in Tarangire making it an ornithological paradise. We return to our lodge to dine and relax in The Rift Valley evening with the African wilderness all about us.
Day 9: Tarangire - Arusha
Rise and shine, let’s get started early today to make the most of the end of our adventure setting out after our breakfast at 0600 hrs for our game drives once more in Tarangire. After our morning exploration of the park we return once more to our lodge for our breakfast at 0845 hrs. With our hearty breakfast in our tummies we set out on our drive to Arusha Town, our adventure at its inevitable end, and our Signature Representative on hand to convey us to the airport on time and, with a Tanzanian smile, wave us on our way with the rest of our lives adventure ahead of us.
Accommodation at Masai land safari lodge
-The above prices are based on a minimum of 2 persons. Group Incentive Safari Prices Available contact us and enjoys up to 20% saving on the per person rate!
-Christmas and New Year Supplements US$ 45 per person per day 23 December to 3 January.
-Tour Rates in US$ (Click here to convert rates shown below to major world currencies).
- Arrival and departure Airport Transfers.
- Full board accommodation on Safari.
- Service of an English speaking driver guide.
- Transport based on an excellent 4*4 Vehicle with open roof for game viewing.
- Driver's Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver.
- Activities as per the Itinerary.
- Complimentary bottle of water daily.
- Complementary of printed Safari T-shirt.
- Government taxes.
Price not includes:
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone etc.
- International flight.
- Departure tax.
- Tips to the driver/guide (highly recommended).
- Visa, Travel Insurance.
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Arusha at Ilboru safari lodge
Signature Safari and Tours is comprised of a team who strive always for excellence, celebrated by their clients since the companies inception, we are a group of mountain and safari guides with over twelve years experience in creating and leading adventures summiting our Rift Valley Mountains, including the renowned Kilimanjaro, and going safari onto the endless plain as well as in the wealth of other parks in our beautiful land.
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