ITINERARY SAMPLE

Welcome to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) where you will be met by our representative and transported to Sal Salinero Moshi for Overnight.

Day 1: Moshi – Lake Manyara National Park
Non-game viewing time: 3 ½ hours
Distance: 206 km
Pick up from Moshi and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp or we can take lunch box, and after lunch, we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
overnight and dinner at Migunga Tented Camp or Farm of Dream Lodge.


Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti Plains
Non-game viewing  time: 2 hours
Distance: 134 km
After breakfast, we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Overnight and dinner at Tortilis Camp.


Day 3: Serengeti Plains
Non-game viewing time: None
Distance: None
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. We do an after-breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees. In the afternoon, we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. 

This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink.
Overnight and dinner at Tortilis Camp.


Day 4: Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater
Non-game viewing time: 3¾ hours
Distance: 137 km
After breakfast at the lodge/camp, we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution.
We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp or we can take lunch box, and after lunch, we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari. Supported by a year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, it has a dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.

We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here.
Overnight and dinner at Rhino Lodge.


Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park
Non-game viewing time: 3½ hours
Distance: 155 km
After breakfast, we depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south.
Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After a picnic lunch, we do an afternoon game drive.

Overnight and dinner at Tarangire Safari Lodge.


Day 6: Tarangire National Park – Moshi
Non-game viewing  time: 4 hours
Distance: 231 km
We enjoy an early morning game drive in the Tarangire National Park, followed by breakfast at the lodge. We will then transfer back to Moshi. Upon arrival in Moshi, we will have lunch, dinner and overnight at Sal Salinero, where ends our safari packages services.
The group should tip the guide around $20 a day.

THINGS TO DO
Manyara Area: Night Game drives, canoeing in Lake Manyara when water level is high, cultural tour, mountain bike tour, abseiling and forest walks on the escarpment outside park.
Serengeti Area: Night Game drives, hot air balloon safaris, bush meals, walking safari, Maasai paintings and music rocks.
Ngorongoro Area: Night Game Drives, cultural tour, bush meals, hike to creator rim include Empakai Crater and Ol Doinyo Lengai and guided walking Safaris (Hiking Ngorongoro Highland).
Tarangire Area: Night Game drive, Guided walking safaris, Trip to Maasai and Barabaig village, bush Meals and ancient rock painting in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road.

ITINERARY PRICE INCLUSIVE AND EXCLUSIVE

Inclusive of:
JRO Airport pick up and drop
Free Walking Tour in Moshi City
All Park Fees include Crater Fees
2 Nights Moshi accommodation at     the Sal Salinero Hotel (3 Stars).
Full board Accommodations on safari
Clean and purified mineral water
Private 4 wheels drive vehicle with a     roof hatch
Professional, English-speaking guide

Exclusive of:
Alcoholic and soft drinks
Laundry
Items of a personal nature     and unspecified services.
International and local     airfares
Entry visas in Tanzania 
Travel insurance
Tips and gratuities

 

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