Tanzanian Wildlife Safari
Serengeti, Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro
Sep 26-Oct 1
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To reserve your seat on this tour please call Ravi Hebballi on +91 9845076686
You need to pay 25% of the tour amount immediately (either in USD or INR as per the conversion rate on date) Balance amount to be paid 45 days before the tour.
Tanzanian Wildlife Safari
The tour begins on the 26th Sep from Arusha and ends in Arusha on the Oct 1st. You are required to reach Arusha on the 25th September on your own. We will pick you up at Arusha and drive to your hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 1: (26th Sep 2014)
After an early morning breakfast at 06:00am, we leave the lodge and drive to Tarangire National park. We get on the game drive and lunch will be served at a picnic site and we continue the game drive in the park till evening.
The park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing lions. Visitors to the park can expect to see any number of resident zebra and wildebeest in addition to the less common animals. Other common animals include waterbuck, giraffe, and olive baboons.
Home to more than 550 species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts who can expect so see dozens of species even in the dry season. The swamps are the focus of the largest selection of breeding birds anywhere in the world. Yellow-collared Lovebirds are a common bird sighting in the trees along the Tarangire River.
The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often seen to be home to dwarf mongoose.
After the game drive, we retire after dinner and overnight at Tarangire.
Day 2: (27th Sep 2014)
After an early morning breakfast at 07:00am, we leave our camp and drive to Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti. This is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 2,00,000 zebra and 3,00,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of Eland, Topi, Kongoni, Impala and Grant’s gazelle.
The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the south eastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful Serval cat.
Serengeti is the largest and most famous in Tanzania, known worldwide for its endless plain, wildebeest migration, herds of lions and other predators like hyenas, cheetahs, leopard. Crocodiles can be found in the Grumeti River and Seronera river as well as hippos, giraffes, antelopes, gazelles and troops of baboons.
We retire after a meaningful safari and dinner at Serengeti.
Day 3: (28th Sep 2014)
After an early morning breakfast at 06:00am, we head for another exciting full day game drive in Serengeti with lunch served at the picnic site in the game park. After an awe inspiring day of wildlife sighting and photography, we head back to our camping site, on the way shooting some great images of the sunset with the savannah in the foreground. If we are lucky we might also get some herbivores as a silhouette. We retire after a great safari and dinner at Serengeti.
Day 4: (29th Sep 2014)
Early morning at 06:00am, after breakfast we drive to Ngorongoro crater for tour and descend down the crater floor about 610m for game drive. This is the most exciting game drive in the Ngorongoro crater. There is a high possibility of spotting all the ‘big five’ in one day. The ‘big five’ include the lion, elephant, cape buffalo, rhino and the leopard. Lunch will be served at a picnic site in the crater floor. After the game drive, we retire after dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro.
Day 5: (30th Sep 2014)
After an early morning breakfast at 07:00am, we leave the lodge and drive to Lake Manyara National park. We get on the game drive and lunch will be served at a picnic site and we continue the game drive in the park till evening.
From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle like groundwater forest where hundreds of strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes, some so dark in colour that they appear to be black from a distance.
Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland is the favoured haunt of Manyara’s legendary tree climbing lions and impressively tusked elephants. Squadrons of banded mongoose dart between the acacias, while the diminutive Kirk’s dik-dik (Madoqua Kirkii) forages in their shade. Pairs of Klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the rocks above a field of searing hot springs that steams and bubbles adjacent to the lakeshore in the far south of the park. After a good feast to the eyes and the shutterbugs, we return to our camps for dinner and overnight rest at lake Manyara.
Day 6: (1st Oct 2014) END OF THE TRIP
After breakfast, we check out and to reach Arusha. On arrival at Arusha, we drive to airport to be dropped off to catch your flight back. This is the conclusion of the tour.
Contact Dr. Ravi Hebballi – 9845076686
- Accommodation: Five nights accommodation.
- Meals as indicated in the Itinerary.
- Transport in a chauffeur driven Safari Mini Van with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & Photography.
- Services of English speaking Professional Driver-guide.
- Parks entrance Fees as indicated in the Itinerary.
- All Government taxes and levies.
- Complimentary mineral water in the safari vehicle.
- All meet and greet services.
- All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
- Tips and gratuities in Hotels, Lodges, Camp staff and Driver-guide(s) tipping.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Tanzania Visa.
- Laundry services.
- Extra Activities not included in the Itinerary.
- Any other item(s) not included in our Itinerary.