Classic Tanzania Safari

The Famous Northern Circuit

6 days from $2995

Tanzania's essential park and wildlife experiences in Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro

Overview

Overview

This safari includes:
  • Accommodation for 6 nights in Arusha (1), Lake Manyara (1), Serengeti (2) and Ngorongoro (2)
  • Meals as stipulated in the itinerary
  • Transportation on safari will be in a private chauffeur 4 x 4 land cruiser while on safari with a pop up roof for easy game viewing & photography
  • Services of a professional driver-guide
  • All transfers
  • All park fees
  • All Government taxes and levies
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each vehicle
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kit, wildlife books and cools box
  • On safari accessories in each vehicle: First-aid kit, wildlife books and cool box
  • Springboard Vacations’ 24/7 local travel assistance and support
  • Springboard Vacations’ complimentary Travel Protection Plan

Land only - does not include airfares

Itinerary

Itinerary

DAY ONE – ARUSHA

Jambo! Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to Kibo Palace Hotel for overnight.

Kibo Palace Hotel Including breakfast.

DAY TWO - GAME DRIVE IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Early this morning after breakfast, depart to the beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. Arrive and embark on a game viewing drive.

Tucked below the majesty of the Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara National Park consists of a thin green band of forest, flanked by the sheer 1800ft high red and brown cliffs of the escarpment on one side and by the white-hot shores of an ancient soda lake on the other. Acacia woodland shelters the park’s famous tree climbing lions, lying languidly among the branches in the heat of the day. Lake Manyara safaris offers many unique views including elephant, giraffe, buffalo and wildebeest can be found grazing in unexpected clearings or heading towards the water to drink or wash, and the rivers and riverbeds provide scenic vistas for possible animal spotting.

Following lunch, depart to Tloma Lodge located in Karatu arriving for dinner and overnight. Full board

DAYS THREE & FOUR - SAFARI IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, depart to the famous Serengeti National Park arriving for lunch at your lodge / camp. Embark on an afternoon game viewing drive in the park.

The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates greatest park during a Serengeti safari. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat. But there is more to a safari in the Serengeti Plain than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park's isolated granite koppies. There are 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.

Stay two nights at Serengeti Katikati Camp with all meals included.

On the second day, you will have a full day of game viewing drive.

DAY FIVE & SIX - NGORONGORO CRATER

Early morning game viewing drive followed by breakfast. Continue with your exploration of this beautiful country as you depart to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes.

Arrive and descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before driving back to your lodge, Overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House, for relaxation before dinner.

DAY SEVEN - DEPARTURE

After breakfast this morning, transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.

 

Date & Conditions

Dates & Conditions

$2995 for travel 01 March to 30 June 2016
$3305 for travel 01 July to 31 October 2016
$2995 for travel 01 to 30 November 2016
$3305 for travel 01 to 31 December 2016

Price is per person based on two adults traveling together

Price is USD at today's curreny exchange rates

Does not include international or domestic flights

Surcharges apply for travel over Christmas, please call for details

The following is NOT included:

  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Any and all porterage, tips and gratuities to local waiting staff and driver guides
  • Any and all excursions and activities not listed here
  • Any additional items of a personal nature (e.g. phone charges, adapter plugs, toiletries)
  • Entry visa, departure taxes
  • Laundry services
  • Holiday supplement over Easter, Christmas and New Year - please call for details

Currency data courtesy coinmill.com

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Safari Code: 40414TZ01