Tanzania is Africa’s visual masterpiece. It is a country of natural splendor, astounding wildlife, seductive beaches, charming ancient towns, archaeological sites and geological wonders. …
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Tanzania is Africa's visual masterpiece. It is a country of natural splendour, astounding wildlife, seductive beaches, charming ancient towns, archaeological sites and geological wonders. ...
Tanzania can truly claim to be the home of “Safari” since the word is Kiswahili for “journey” and there’s no better place to enjoy the enriching wildlife experience than Tanzania.
Meet the Massai people who are well known for the special red cloth they wear which is called a Shuka and their highly energetic customs. They openly welcome visitors to the area to experience their culture and lifestyle first hand.
A jewel in Tanzania's crown is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact volcanic caldera and haven to a wondrous array of animal life which makes the crater a "must do" on any visit to Tanzania. The backdrop of the crater walls makes for some stunning photographic opportunities as you see the animals wander through the grasslands on the crater floor towards the lake.
It is general considered as a safe country with outstanding food and accommodations.
Pick-up from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Transfer to your hotel near Arusha National Park. Accommodation: African View Lodge or similar. (-/-/D)
The slopes of Mt. Meru are home to some of East Africa’s finest Arabica coffee – one of Tanzania’s major exports. 95% of these aromatic beans are grown on local smallholder farms. During your “Coffee walk” you will experience the daily life of the Meru farmers in the area and learn interesting facts about coffee growing, harvesting and processing. On your way towards Usa River, you will pass a forest, where you may have the chance to watch the impressive Colobus monkeys.
Accommodation: African View Lodge or similar. (B/L/D)
Game drive in Tarangire NP where huge Baobab trees provide a spectacular background. The Tarangire River and the swamps in the southern part of the park attract plentyof game, especially during the dry season. The park is particularly famous for its large herds of elephants which carry impressive tusks.
Accommodation: Tarangire View Camp or similar. (B/L/D)
Days 4 & 5
Driving up the Rift Valley escarpment and across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will proceed on towards Serengeti NP. The road winds through impressive mountain forest, along the rim of Ngorongoro Craterbefore descending onto the short grass plains of Serengeti. On the way, you’ll enjoy fantastic, scenic views of the caldera of Ngorongoro, some mighty volcanoes andthe vast plains which are only interrupted by “kopjes” –“heads”, as these granite rocks which have been polished by erosion to roundish forms are called. Serengeti is a paradise for grazers. Hundreds of thousands of wildebeest, and other animals such as zebra and Thompson’s gazelle, are roaming through this unique eco-system on theirannual migration, always followed by lions and hyenas hunting for prey. Whilst on a game drive in Serengeti NP,you are most likely to spot elephant, buffalo, giraffe,ostrich and many other different species of fauna. If you’relucky, you may come across a cheetah or even a leopard which is resting in a tree during the day. Crocodiles and hippos can be found in or at the rivers. Accommodation: 2x Serengeti View Camp or similar. (2x B/L/D)
Morning game drive in Serengeti on the way to Ngorongoro Crater. Afternoon game drive inside theCrater which has been labelled a “Garden of Eden” and, since 1978, is part of UNESCO’s World Nature Heritage. Here you have a good chance to see all of the “Big 5”. Apart from elephant, buffalo, leopard and many lions thereare also more than 20 rhino which inhabit the crater, sharing the only 260 square-km wide area with countless wildebeest, antelope, zebra and almost nearly every other specie prevailing in the East African fauna.
Accommodation: Bougainvillea Lodge, Kudu Lodge or similar. (B/L/D)
Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, in the valley of the Great East African Rift Valley. The streams trickling down from the precipice feed the shallow Soda Lake and have created a forest oasis with lush vegetation in the northern part of the park. In the park you can see elephants, buffalo, giraffes, countless baboons as well as impalas and lions. The shores of Lake Manyara provide abundant food for flamingos. Numerous other water birds live at the tributaries of the lake. Hippos seek shelter from the scorching sun in the cool water. Return to the lodge near Arusha. Overnight: African View Lodge or similar (B / L / D)
Morning at leisure. Proceed to Arusha Airstrip or Kilimanjaro Airport. Return flight or onward flight, e.g. to Zanzibar. (B/-/-)
Safari as described in the itinerary, English speaking guide, airport transfer, entrance fees National parks, 7 nights in Lodges and/or camps with full-board – except arrival and departure day, 1,5 drinking water per day
International flights, Visa for Tanzania, personal insurance, optional excursions, any increase in National Park fees, meals not mentioned as included, tips, single room supplement.