Tanzania Itineraries - Classic Tanzania Safari

Trip Summary: 1 night in Arusha and 7 Days Safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire.

Level of Accommodation: Luxury

Schedule Dates: See Schedule Departures

 

Day 1

Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
Met upon your arrival in JRO; and transfer to Hotel in Arusha.
Accommodation: Planet Lodge (Deluxe accommodation)

Day 2

Arusha / Tarangire
After breakfast, we drive to Tarangire National Park for a game drive in this very diverse park with picnic lunch boxes, Tarangire is well known for its large herds of Elephant population.
Estimated driving distance: 2.5hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: Maramboi Permanent Tented Camp, B,L,D

Day 3

Tarangire / Ngorongoro
Another game drive safari in Tarangire; then later in the day we drive to overnight in Ngorongoro.
Estimated driving distance: 2.5hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge B,L,D

Day 4

Ngorongoro / Serengeti
Descend into Ngorongoro Crater for game drives in the Crater, exploring the short-grass plains of the crater floor. This extinct volcano embraces 100sq miles alive with lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and many more games. Later in the day we drive to overnight in Serengeti.
Estimated driving distance: 3hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: Serengeti Serena Lodge B,L,D

Day 5

Serengeti
Game drives safari in the Serengeti exploring the rolling plains of Serengeti National Park in search of the large predators and the gentle herbivores on which they feed.
Estimated driving distance: 2hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: Serengeti Serena Lodge B,L,D

Day 6

Serengeti
Game drives safari in the Serengeti exploring the rolling plains of Serengeti National Park in search of the large predators and the gentle herbivores on which they feed.
Estimated driving distance: 2hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: In mid December ~ March we will stay at Ndutu Lodge which is Deluxe (price will be $25pp/night less); In May ~ June we will stay at Mbalageti Camp (luxury chalet) for extra $$ (about $60pp/night); and in July ~ November we would recommend Migration Camp for extra $$ (about $220pp/night more) or downgrade to a standard Lodge,- Lobo Wildlife Lodge (which will lower the price by $65pp/night less). Serengeti Serena Lodge B,L,D

Day 7

Serengeti / Lake Manyara
After breakfast, we will have another game drive in Serengeti, then drive to overnight in Lake Manyara with an optional visit to a Masai Village ($60/group), and optional visit of Olduvai Gorge ($6/person).
Estimated driving distance: 3hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, B,L,D.

Day 8

Lake Manyara (Safari + Cultural tour)/ Arusha (Day room)/ Kilimanjaro / Departure
Morning game drive safari in Lake Manyara Park. The park is home to colorful birds, elephants, zebras, giraffe, hippos antelopes, and other animals.

This morning we will drive to nearby Mto wa Mbu area (7kms from Manyara park’s gate) to do an approximately two hours cultural tour which will include visiting banana/rice plantations as well as walking safari with traditional healers who will explain the medicinal values of the indigenous plants. 

We will drive back to Arusha for a day room to freshen up before proceeding to JRO airport for your evening / night flight back home.

Estimated driving distance: 2hrs drive to Arusha, plus 50 min. drive to JRO

Activities: Game drives and Cultural Tours

Accommodation & Meals: Planet Lodge (Day room, with check out no later than 6:00PM), B,L

 
Prices per person - Double Occupancy
2013 2014 2015
$ 3,300
$ 3,350
$ 3,400
SRS: $ 600
SRS: $ 600
SRS: $ 600
  For April & May prices, contact us for low rate discount
  SRS = Single Room Supplement fee.

~For a group of 3 or more booking together, email us for a group discount.
~For those going in March, and/or between Nov 1st and Dec 15th, deduct $200pp from above rates.
~For 2 people, who are interested in a Private safari, EMAIL us for a cost.
~For a group of 2 or more, we can be flexible on travel dates.
~Balloon Safari would cost about $475/person.
 

 
Price Includes
  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro airports transfers
  • Accommodation as indicated (2 people sharing a double room)
  • Activities and Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All park fees, and government taxes.
  • Services of Professional English-speaking driver- guide.
  • Game drives in Land Rover/Cruiser with pop up / flip-flop roof tops and guarantee window seat!
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Visit to a Masai Village
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari
  • Maximum of 4 passengers in the safari vehicles
 
Price Excludes
  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, traveler�s insurance.
  • Tips to driver-guide.
 
Schedule Departures
Schedule Departures
2013 2014 2015
Jan 7, 21 Jan 10, 24 Jan 8, 22
Feb 4, 18 Feb 7, 21 Feb 5, 19
March 11 March 13 March 12
April 8, May 27 April 10, May 29 April 9, May 28
June 3, 17 June 5, 19 June 4, 18
July 8, 22 July 10, 24 July 9, 23
August 5, 19 August 7, 21 August 6, 20
Sep 9, 23 Sep 11, 25 Sep 10, 24
Oct 8, 22 Oct 9, 23 Oct 8, 22
Nov 28, Dec 9 Nov 27, Dec 11 Nov 26, Dec 10
 

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