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9 DAY - TANZANIA WILDERNESS PRIVATE  (Book Now)

 

 

Day 1: ARRIVE ARUSHA – BALLOON CAMP

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by your driver and head off on safari – stopping in Arusha for a short safari briefing and time to freshen up. From here it's straight to the bush as you head for Tarangire National Park and Balloon Camp.

 On arrival there is time to relax in camp, as you wait for the day to cool before heading out on a game drive.  On returning to the camp there is time to share your stories by the camp fire before enjoying dinner and retiring to bed.

Accommodation: Balloon Camp (Tented Suite)


Day 2:  TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK  (B / L / D)

After an early wake-up call you will head out to spend the whole day in the Tarangire National park complete with picnic lunch. Tarangire National Park extends over some 2,600 sq km (1,615 square miles) in the Rift Valley. Arid and studded with giant termite mounds, it is here that you can witness massive herds of elephant with some groups having as many as 500 elephants. During the dry season the park becomes a haven for many migratory species and this is the best time to see animals as they cluster around various water sources. When the rains arrive the animals become more widely distributed once more and the region’s swamps are alive with bird life. The many herds of elephant, buffalo, wildebeest, impala, gazelle and eland feast on the green shoots, eventually depleting them and forcing them to return to the river systems once more.

To top off your day, on your return you can head out for an evening walk with a professional guide before returning to the camp for evening drinks and dinner.

Accommodation: Balloon Camp (Tented Suite)


Day 3: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK  (B / L / D)

Today we will take a packed lunch with us on a morning game drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is small compared to Tanzania’s other parks. At only 330 km2 it fits neatly into the Great Rift Valley, it is the real Cinderella of Tanzanian parks. This park is often overlooked and underrated but this gem was described by Ernest Hemingway as ‘the loveliest place I have ever seen’. The shallow alkaline lake is often covered by resident flamingos and whatever the park lacks in size it makes up for in diversity. Apart from the lake and the many lions that roam the park, there is an expanse of tropical jungle filled with troops of baboons and other occupants of the rainforest. Large herds of buffalos and zebras wander on the plains and in the distance are the ever present jagged peaks of volcanoes.

At a time convenient to you, we will depart from the park and make our way towards  Plantation Lodge which is conveniently located just a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a short hop from Lake Manyara National Park, and just a short journey from the Serengeti. On arrival at our lodge we will have a short safari briefing and then you will be shown to your room.

Accommodation:  Plantation Lodge


Day 4: NGORONGORO CRATER (B / L / D)

Today we will have a crater tour complete with picnic lunch. If we’re lucky we will spot many of the animals on your ‘must see’ list. Ngorongoro Crater is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world, measuring about 20 kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area. Other important features found in the NCA are the archaeological and paleontological site located at Olduvai Gorge and the early human foot-prints that were discovered at Alaitole in Ngarusi area. Because of the harmonious co-existence between wildlife and people that has existed for many years, Ngorongoro Conservation Area was accorded the status of a World Heritage Site. The high walls of the crater itself, serve as a natural enclosure for an abundance of wildlife. There is a large resident population of varied ground game with the very real chance of seeing the "Big Five”.  Among the notable birds are Lammergeyer, Vereaux's Eagle and Egyptian Vulture, which make their home in the highest of the crater wall; the beautiful Rosy-breasted Long claw, which appears on the plains after rains; and flocks of esser and Greater Flamingos which are spasmodic visitors to the crater lakes.

Back at Plantation Lodge, dinner will be cooking away and after a much deserved hot shower, sit down for a meal in the beautiful dining area.

Accommodation:  Plantation Lodge


Day 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK  (B / L / D)

Today is another highlight of your safari as wehead to the famous Serengeti National Park.  On the way, we will have a chance to visit one of the world's most important prehistoric sites, Olduvai Gorge, for a tour and lecture. Learn how the gorge was referred to as the 'Cradle of Mankind'.  Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park. Its name means 'endless plain' in the Masai language. It is from here that massive concentrations of wildebeest, zebras and other animals commence the annual Great Migration in search of new pastures, providing one of the greatest natural spectacles to be found anywhere in the world. You can watch golden maned lions stalking the migrating herds, spot leopards at rest in trees at dusk and take a hot air balloon ride at dawn as the sun’s golden rays illuminate the land.

Siringit Seronera Camp: Newly opened, Siringit Serengeti Camp promises to be the place to stay in the Seronera area. Siringit Serengeti is a beautiful camp that comprises eight spacious accommodation tents and a two-bedroom family tent that can sleep up to six guests. Tent features include an en-suite bathroom with a large shower and "his and hers” wash hand basins. An in-tent safe, hairdryer and a gas fired heater for those cold nights have also been provided. At the centre of the camp is a lounge tent where guests can relax after game drives or before dinner. The dining tent is next to the lounge tent and serves mostly European dishes with an African twist. Game drives, bird watching and balloon safaris are some of the activities that are offered at the camp.

Siringit Serengeti Camp is located only six kilometres from the Seronera Airstrip and an hour's drive from Nabi Hill, the gateway to the Serengeti National Park for guests arriving by road from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Accommodation:  Siringit Seronera Camp (Luxury Tent)


Day 6: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (B / L / D)

This morning wake to the sounds of the African bush, and head out on an early morning game drive to catch the animals at their most active. On return to our camp, you will enjoy a typical safari breakfast surrounded by local wildlife. Later, on your afternoon game drive, the chances to spot Africa’s famous Big Five abound, thanks to the park’s density of both predators and prey.

Accommodation:  Siringit Seronera Camp (Luxury Tent)


Day 7: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (B / L / D)

After breakfast we make our way slowly to the northern part of Serengeti, game driving as we go.  On arrival at the Buffalo Luxury Camp, you will be given a short safari briefing and shown to your tent. There is a wealth of resident game as well as the opportunity to experience the famous Migration, depending on the time of year that you are travelling.  We recommend 2 game drives a day, in the morning and also as the day cools in the afternoon.

Return to camp for meals and the opportunity to relax and really soak in the African bush.

Accommodation:  Buffalo Luxury Camp (Luxury Tent)


Day 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (B / L / D)

As the sun rises on your second day in this northern side of the Serengeti, make the most of the game viewing. We take a picnic breakfast or lunch and head out into the bush and spend the day looking for game while enjoying the amazing scenery that this park has to offer. Later, back at camp, dinner is served and evening drinks by the camp fire is the perfect way to discuss the day’s events.

Accommodation:  Buffalo Luxury Camp (Luxury Tent)


Day 9: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - HOME (B / L / D)

After breakfast and check out, you will be driven the short distance to the Airstrip where you will board your scheduled flight to Arusha. On arrival at Arusha Airstrip you will be met by your driver and vehicle and from here, travel the short distance to Arusha Coffee Lodge ‘Shanga experience’ for lunch. Then visit the Shanga shangaa workshops, located near the lunch venue. Here you will be given a guided tour of the premises educating you on all the aspects relating to this wonderful project. The aim of Shanga Shangaa is to provide full time employment and training to help the locally disabled Tanzanian’s by creating unique bead work and glass work. There is also the opportunity to give it a go yourself, and indeed purchase some of their products at their shop on site.

Depending on your International flight times, you will meet your driver at Reception and from here you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport.

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