This safari features all of the popular Northern Circuit game parks. This safari departs with special discounted offers during the April and May departures. With the Best of Tanzania Safari travel in custom designed 4×4 safari vehicles with open roofs for game viewing. This is a small group seat-in-vehicle safari with a maximum of 6 travelers per vehicle, all with window seats. Traveling for 8- days, the safari includes meals, accommodation, park entry fees and visit to Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater
Day 1: MOSHI
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania. After clearing customs, look for your Zara Adventure driver. He will be waiting for you, holding a sign with your name on it. Your driver will transport you to your hotel on the outskirts of Moshi.
Day 2: LAKE MANYARA
This morning drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Set against the steep escarpment of the Rift Valley, you’ll find Lake Manyara National Park with its evergreen groundwater forest and variety of ecosystems including acacia woodland, grassy plains, a swampy fan delta, and – of course – the expansive lake. This diversity attracts a wide variety of mammal, bird, and wildlife species. Manyara is also home to rare tree-climbing lions. The park offers excellent game viewing with buffalo, impala, giraffe, bushbuck, waterbuck, hippos, and lots of elephants roam near the lake. Also look out for blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, and the very active Olive baboon troops.
Day 3: SERENGETI
Head out after breakfast for the drive to Serengeti National Park. The word “Serengeti” is derived from the Maasai language, meaning “endless plain.” En-route to the Serengeti you can opt to visit as Masaai Village, a perfect place to explore Maasai culture and even participate in some tribal activities Or visit Olduvai Gorge, known as the Cradle of Humanity; the Museum is a testament to the long journey that humanity has made from its humble roots in East Africa to its current state as the dominant species on earth. Enjoy a game drive en-route to your camp.
Overnight at one of our Wild Camps
Day 4 / 5 : SERENGETI
Relax with two full days in the Serengeti with game drives – unequaled for its beauty and home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. The huge herds of plains game such as wildebeest, zebra ad antelope dominate the park while the attendant predators such as lion and cheetah are to be found amongst the many kopjes scattered across the plain. Its landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west.
Overnight at one of our Wildcamps
Day 6: NGORONGORO
Enjoy a morning game drive in the Serengeti before your transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Check-in at the lodge for an afternoon walking safari. Walking with your local Maasai guide, hiking through the hills and plains of Maasai country you will get to know this ancient culture well, perhaps bumping into local herdsmen along the way or the many animals that cohabitate with them within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Overnight Ngorongoro Wild Camp
Day 7: NGORONGORO
This morning, you will descend into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game driving and exploration. The crater is 600m deep, 16km across and 265 sq km in area. Enjoy the spectacular scenery and game viewing, in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Many of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino can be seen grazing on the open grassland of the crater floor, surrounded by some of the 20,000 large animals that occupy the crater, including lion, cheetah, eland, zebra, and gazelle. Flamingo, among other bird species, can often be seen feeding at Makat Soda Lake as well. Afternoon drive to your lodge for your overnight stay.
Day 8: KILIMANJARO AIRPORT
Enjoy a morning at leisure before your transfer to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight home. If your flight departs during the morning and night accommodation must be add in Arusha – speak to us to arrange this.
Included in the price:
· Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner) accommodation while on safari
· Bed and breakfast accommodation in Moshi
· Transfers to and from the airport
· All game drives viewing in a custom-built 4×4 Safari Land Cruiser
· All park and entrance fees
· Transportation with 4×4 vehicles with viewing roofs
· Professional English speaking driver/guide during the safari.
· Bottled water in safari vehicles
· Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
· Current Government taxes and levies
· 24-Hour support during the safari from our office in Moshi.
Excluded from the price:
· Internal or International flights
· Balloon excursion
· Entry visa to Tanzania
· Travel and health insurance
· Gratuities to your guide, hotel staff and porters
· Meals, drinks and excursions not described in the itinerary
· Any other items of a personal nature, laundry, telephone and postage
· Item of personal Nature
· Masaai village tour & Olduvai Gorge Tour
Arrivals and Departures are from Kilimanjaro Airport. Prices do not include international airfare. All itineraries and prices are subject to change.