Tanzania Safari Holidays and Zanzibar Holidays

Escorted Tour: Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire


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7 NIGHTS
FROM £2,295
International flights quoted separately
This escorted small group tour covers all the important game parks of northern Tanzania - including Tarangire, with its tree-climbing lions & baobab trees, beautiful Lake Manyara, the open plains of the famous Serengeti & game-rich Ngorongoro Crater. Departs Arusha 3 times a week. Group size min 2 -max 7, with guaranteed window seat. Children over 7 yrs welcome.
Photo Tanzania Escorted Tour Serengeti Ngorongoro Crater Tarangire Lake Manyara
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Kilimanjaro
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Arusha
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Lake Manyara
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Serengeti National Park
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Big Five Game Drives
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Ngorongoro Crater
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Elephants
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Tarangire Game Reserve
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Tree Climbing Lions
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Baobab Trees
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Kilimanjaro
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Arusha
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Lake Manyara
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Serengeti National Park
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Big Five Game Drives
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Ngorongoro Crater
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Elephants
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Tarangire Game Reserve
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Tree Climbing Lions
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Baobab Trees
Day 1
You will be met at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred 1-hour to Arusha.
 
Check into your hotel in this warm and friendly town in the northern highlands, situated beneath the twin peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro and formerly an administrative centre in German East Africa.
Day 2
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Arusha (with lunch for own account).
 
You will be collected from your hotel around 13.30 to join your safari tour. We depart from Arusha around 14.00 and travel 3-hours to beautiful Lake Manyara in our safari minibus, with pop-up roof for game viewing and window seat guaranteed.
 
We travel through the picturesque villages of the Masai Steppe and at the town of Makuyuni we turn northwest and continue our journey up through a scenic escarpment to our lodge perched on the edge of the Rift Valley, with stunning views over distant Lake Manyara. Check in and enjoy dinner in your wonderful surroundings.
 
Note: You should take only soft bags with you on safari, as vehicle luggage space is limited.
Day 3
This morning enjoy a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, which boasts a wide variety of wildlife including plains game, monkeys and the unique tree-climbing lion. Also flamingos and large pods of hippos that congregate where rivers run into the lake.
 
We then travel 5-hours through game viewing country to our lodge in the great Serengeti (which means "Endless Plains"). A World Heritage site, Serengeti National Park hosts the largest and longest wildlife overland migration in the world as around October each year, nearly 2 million animals travel 500 miles from the northern hills toward the southern plains - crossing the Mara River in pursuit of the rains. In April the animals return to the north, through the west, once again crossing the Mara River in their migration.
Day 4
Today is devoted to early morning and late afternoon game viewing in the great Serengeti National Park.
 
This vast conservation area, which is larger than Northern Ireland, lies between Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south and the Great Rift Valley in the east. The landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hilly wooded grasslands in the north and woodlands and clay pans in the west - with small rivers, lakes ands swamps scattered throughout.
 
With more than 70 large mammals and over 500 other animal species, including large prides of lions and great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelle, outstanding game viewing is guaranteed on a scale only seen in East Africa. Bird watching is also outstanding.
Day 5
This morning we leave Serengeti National Park and enjoy more game viewing as we drive 3-hours to our lodge set high on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, stopping en route for an included picnic lunch.
 
Stretching across 8,300 sq km, the high altitude malaria-free Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts a dramatic variety of volcanic landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology. Its grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and also to the Masai people, and has been declared a World Heritage site.
Day 6
Today enjoy a tour into the basin of the Ngorongoro Crater, including game viewing and a picnic lunch on the crater floor.
 
The Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact caldera, forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 square kilometres with sides up to 2,000 feet (600m) deep. Although animals are free to move in and out of this contained environment, the rich volcanic soil, lush forests and spring lakes on the crater floor attract both grazers and predators all year round, with up to 30,000 animals living in the crater - including lions on the open savannah and elephants and monkeys in the forests. You may also see flamingos in the lake area. After a wonderful morning of game viewing, the afternoon is at leisure at your lodge.
Day 7
This morning we travel 3.5-hours from Ngorongoro to Tarangire.
 
One of the least visited of Tanzania's northern game reserves, Tarangira National Park is famous for its giant baobabs, huge herds of elephants and tree climbing lions. Enjoy wonderful game viewing in this wildlife sanctuary this afternoon and enjoy the spectacle of an African sunset.
Day 8
Transfer 2.5-hours to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home.
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