8 days Amani Nature Reserve Hiking Tour

8 days Amani Nature Reserve Hiking Tour

Amani Nature Reserve hiking; Amani nature reserve is located in the East Usambara Mountains and it is the home to fauna and flora which cannot found somewhere else. Among the endemic species found in this reserve and the Usambara Mountains include, the Usambara three-horned chameleon, Nduk eagle owl and the famous African violet (Saintpaulia).

One of the major attraction in Amani nature reserve is the Botanical gardens which is the second largest botanical garden in the world where major medical research are done in the Amani Medical Research. Now days this Nature reserve has changed into one of the significant tourist attraction in the country where by a number of tourist from around the world visit for scientific research, ecotourism and trekking.

Amani Nature Reserve is a bird paradise where variety of birds can be spotted including, Uluguru violet backed, forest warbler, Amani Sun bird, and various species of flowers such us nine species of the African Violet garden flower and the colorful butterflies.

Visitors can get information about the flora and fauna of the Usambara Mountains at the reserve visitors center before starting the tour. The center has a variety of seed samples and photographs of varies species located in the area. You may also get an opportunity to get some information about the local culture and craft.

 

Amani Nature Reserve Tour Itinerary

 

Day 1: Emau Hill, Usambara Mountains
Depart Dar es Salaam at 0800 hrs to Amani nature reserve in Usambara Mountains.. Stop for lunch at Korogwe Transit hotel then proceed to Emau Hill where you will overnight at Emau Hill Campsite.

 

Day 2: Amani Nature Reserve
After breakfast a short walk in the immediate area to experience a tropical rain forest and by the river to see the African Violets growing in profusion.
Optional
A drive around the area including a visit to a tea estate
Escorted night walk in the Amani Nature Reserve

 

Day 3: Bird watching 
Breakfast in the Camp, option to stay at leisure in the camp either go for bird watching or hiking.
Picnic lunch can be arranged.
Optional
Full day escorted bird watching with picnic lunch

 

Day 4- 7: East Usambara Mountains to Pangani

After breakfast depart Amani nature reserve for the journey to the historical and cultural town of Pangani via Tanga. Spend 4 nights HB at Mkoma Bay Tented Lodge.

 

Day 8: Pangani – Dar es Salaam.
Today we will transfer you by road to Dar es Salaam via Msata and the historical town of Bagamayo.

Note: Emau Hill Forest Campsite will be closed during the rainy season approx. mid-April until June 21st

 

Package Includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • 2 nights in the hotel at Dar es Salaam
  • Reserve Entrance fees
  • 3 nights accommodation at Emau Hill Forest Campsite with three meals a day
  • Transport in a 4WD Safari vehicle
  • 4 nights accommodation at Mkoma Bay Tented lodge HB.
  • Airport transfers on the arriving and departing day at Dar es Salaam.
  • Salary for the Professional English Drive Guide & armed ranger
  • Activities as per itinerary above.

 

Amani Nature Reserve Package Excludes:

  • Airport transfers
  • International flight
  • Airport departure tax
  • Hot and cold drinks
  • Flying doctors insurance

 

 

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4 Days Trekking Udzungwa Mountains

4 Days Trekking Udzungwa Mountains

Udzungwa Mountains Trek

Trekking Udzungwa Mountains through Mwanihana trail takes 3 days with overnight stay in tents in the mid of the virgin and charming forest. Starting few kilometers from the Udzungwa Mountains National Park headquarters in Mang’ula village this trail develops through the eastern side of Mt. Mwanihana, across semi-humid hilly forests, humid sub-mountain forests, pluvial mountain forests, and short stretches of high-mountain moorlands, and reaches the highest peak at about 2,400 meters of height. While hiking Udzungwa you will encounter several species of animals and vegetation.

The total distance for this route is about 20 kilometers and trekking is easy with some short steep distances. Since the night is spent in the forest where the weather and climatic condition is somehow difficult then this trail is recommended for adventure travelers and wilderness lovers.

 

Trekking Udzungwa Mountains Program

Day 1 – 2: Dar es Slaam to Mikumi National Park

Pick up from the hotel at Dar es Salaam or Airport for the drive to Mikumi national park with a short stop in Morogoro town for breakfast. Continue to Mikumi national park and upon the arrival at the park conduct game drive with the possibility to see animal such as lion, leopard, cheetah, elephants, buffaloes and several species of antelopes. This park is also the best spot for bird watching safari with about 400 bird species recorded. Meals and overnight at Camp Bastian.

 

Day 3: Mikumi National Park to Mang’ula

Early morning leave Mikumi to Udzungwa Mountains National Park at Mang’ula for registrations thereafter transfer to the starting point of Sanje trail for a half day trek. While hiking you will see several endemic primates such as Sanje Crested Mangabey and the Iringa red Colobus. Arrive at Sanje waterfalls which water drops at the height of about 180 meters. Spend some moments relax at the waterfalls and enjoy your picnic lunch overlooking the panoramic view of the Kilombero Valley. In the afternoon descend back to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4: Trekking Udzungwa – Mwanihana trail

Breakfast at the lodge then transfer to Sonjo Village which is begin point for the Mwanihana trek. Trek Mwanihana trail escorted by an armed ranger and encounter some game animals such as elephant and buffalo. As you track in the forest your guide will help you identify various medicinal plants. Today you will camp at Njia panda area.

 

Day 5: Trekking Udzungwa Mountains

Early breakfast, proceed with the Udzungwa Mountains trek through the changing forest to the Mwanihana summit. Encounter true montane vegetation amongst the Giant Ericas. Below you will view a spider’s web of elephant trails crisscrossing the park. Descend and trek through the forest until you reach your camp for the night.

 

Day 4: Udzungwa Mountains – back to Dar es Salaam.

Early morning after breakfast descend the trek with possibility to encounter some primates and antelopes such as red duiker. As you arrive at the starting point catch up the vehicle back to the lodge then proceed to Dar es Salaam.

End of the Tour.

Tour Cost: Contact Us to Inqure

Tour Cost Includes

  • Transport in a Private Safari Vehicle
  • All park entrance fees
  • Game drive in Mikumi
  • Full board accommodation whilst on Safari
  • Trekking at Udzungwa Mountains
  • Transfer from the Lodge to Mwanihana Trail

Tour Cost Excludes

  • Accommodation at Dar es Salaam
  • Flying doctors services
  • Any expenses of the personal nature

 

 

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3 days Saadani Boat Safari

3 days Saadani Boat Safari

Saadani Boat Safari; Boating safari in Saadani national park is a real adventure. Riding a boat on wami river watching hippos and crocodiles at close vicinity will bring you a sense of real African safari. This boat safari offers guest privilege to enjoy safari and beach holidays at the same time.

Saadani National Park is the only game reserve in East Africa bordering the sea with beautiful white sands beaches. Located about 100 km North West of Dar es Salaam Saadani national park is the nearest park to Dar es Salaam and it is ideal for week end break and day safari trips.

The beaches at Saadani national park offer the best breeding site for green turtle (the largest of all hard shelled sea turtles) in the north of Dar es Salaam. These turtle lay their eggs in these beaches and let the sun temperature to hatch them.

The Saadani National Park host about 30 species of larger mammal as well as several reptiles and birds. Basically the Saadani vegetation can be divided into major three categories the tall grass savanna with which grow up to two meters length, scattered palms and the grass land which dominated with short grass.

 

Boat Safari on Wami River

A boat safari in the Wami River is a true highlight for any visitor to Saadani National Park. The boat safari is normally last for a duration of 2 hours up to 3 hours which offers the best chance to see several pods of hippos and huge crocodiles as well as riverine birds such as malachite, pied and even giant kingfishers. Other common birds include the woolly necked stork, common sand pipers, lilac-breasted rollers, palm nut vultures, fish eagles and ground hornbills.

 

Saadani Boat Safari Itinerary

 

Day 1: Dar es Salaam -Saadani Boat Safari

Leave Dar es Salaam for the camping safari in Saadani national park at 0800 hrs via Chalinze. Arrive Saadani in the mid-day for lunch at the camp and short rest. Afternoon embark into boat safari along Wami River where you will see Hippos, crocodiles, waterbucks and different water birds. Late afternoon drive back to the camp for Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2: Full Day Saadani boat Safari

Breakfast then depart for a full day game viewing in Saadani National Park. Today we will take you for a full day game drive in the Saadani national park with packed lunch. The Saadani national Parks boast a variety of animals include lion, leopard, hyena, elephant, burchellâs zebra, African buffalo, cape eland, greater Kudu,  aardvark and warthog. The park is also a home to various species of primates such as Zanzibar galago, Angolan black and white colobus, wild dogs, vervet monkey, blue monkey, yellow baboon, , black backed jackal, honey badger, African clawless otter, civet, large spotted genet, bushy tailed mongoose, dwarf mongoose, banded mongoose, spotted hyena, savannah, bush pig, hippopotamus, giraffe, lichtenstein’s hartebeest, blue wildebeest, cape eland, greater kudu, bushbuck, Harvey’s duiker, blue duiker, grey duiker, sunni, common waterbuck and bohor reedbuck. Late afternoon return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3: Saadani National Park – Dar Es Salaam

Today you will go for a short walking safari just after the breakfast accompanied by an armed ranger. During the walking your guide will assist you to identify different plants and spotting different species of birds. Back to the Lodge for lunch and after lunch depart to Dar es Salaam where we will drop at the hotel or airport for your onward flight back home. End of safari services

 

Saadani Camping Safari Cost

2 pax @ US $ 750

Safari Cost Includes

Park entrance fees

Game drive in a 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop roof

Fee for a professional a qualified Safari guide

Full board accommodation whilst on Safari

Activities as per itinerary

Drinking water  

 

Safari Cost Excludes

All beverages,

Other activities which do not included on the itinerary

 Items of a personal nature

Airport departure tax,

Local/International flights,

 Visas,

Travel Flying doctors

Services Personal and

Baggage insurance

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8 days Katavi Gombe Safari

8 days Katavi Gombe Safari

Katavi Gombe Safari

Katavi Gombe Safari Overviews

Katavi Gombe Safari is a combined tour to two of the most remote parks in the western Tanzania near lake Tanganyika. Katavi offers a brilliant game viewing experience where visitors can see one the largest populations of hippos, elephants, and buffaloes. Gombe on the other side offers one of the world best chimpanzee trekking in the tropical forest on the shore of Lake Tanganyika. Don’t miss this opportunity of the African safari experience in the western Tanzania

Katavi Gombe Safari Program

Day 1:  Arrive Mpanda

Pick up from Mpanda airport or bus terminal and transfer to Lyamba la Mfipa Village Hotel for overnight.

Day 2: A Full Day Game Drives in Katavi

After breakfast, drive into the park for a full day game drive exploring the wilderness of Katavi with picnic lunches. Enjoy the picturesque view for park by doing game drive along the meandering river and patches of forest. Dinner and Overnight at Katuma Bush Lodge.

Day 3: Game viewing in Katavi.

Start the day with a sunrise walking safari to explore the untamed Katavi floodplain, walk near water pods and watch hippos and other wildlife at close range; late morning break for brunch. Proceed with afternoon game drive safari to Katavi’s inner side. Overnight at Katuma Bush Lodge.

Day 4: Depart to Gombe Via Kigoma

After breakfast, depart by road to Kigoma town where you will arrive at lunch time. Afternoon at leisure in the hotel. Overnight at Gombe Rest House.

Day 5: Chimpanzee Tracking at Gombe National Park

Early morning catch up a boat to Gombe with picnic lunch. Arrive Gombe and proceed with chimpanzee tracking in the forest and bird watching. The ranger will help you spot several families of chimpanzee. Dinner and overnight Gombe Rest House.

Day 6: Depart Gombe

Morning chimpanzee tracking back for lunch in rest house, then take a boat ride back to Kigoma. In Kigoma we will arrange for your transfer to the airport of bus terminal

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Cost Includes
Game viewing activities
Park entrance fees
Full board accommodation whislt on safari
Ranger and guide
Road Transfer from Katavi to Kigoma
BB accommodation in Mpanda and Kigoma

Cost Excludes
Any expenses of the personal nature
Laundry services in the lodges
Drinks and beverages
Flying doctors service

3 Days Tanzania adventure travel

3 Days Tanzania adventure travel

Tanzania Adventure Travel

Tanzania adventure travel to Tarangire and Ngorongoro crater where you can see a large herds of elephants, prides of lions, tree climbing pythons and many others. The crater boats the highest concentration of mammals than any other parks in Tanzania. In addition to that the legendary famous safari animals “The Big Five” as well as lions and hyenas can often observed scrambling on a carcass at the crater.

Tanzania adventure travel takes you into the heart of the Tarangire national park which has the largest elephant population and the iconic baobab trees. Its diversity of wildlife makes it one of the best parks in the country for photographic safari in northern Tanzania.

Tanzania Adventure Travel Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara

In the morning you depart from your hotel in Arusha drive to Lake Manyara. Lake Manyara National Park is among the smallest park in Tanzania hosting a variety of mammals and diverse vegetation range from Savannah to evergreen forest. The most attractive features of Lake Manyara national park include the rift valley escarpment, the ground water forest and the tree climbing lions. This park is also the home to thousands of flamingos birds which can observed as colored clouds over the lake. Lunch will be served at the lodge followed by afternoon game drive. Return to your lodge for Dinner and overnight at a lodge.

Day 2: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro

An early morning breakfast will be served at the lodge, then drive to Ngorongoro Crater, with game viewing en route. Descend down the crater for a half day game drive. Ascend from the Crater to your lodge located on the Ngorongoro Forest for Dinner and overnight. If you are lucky enough expect a visit during the evening of elephants near the lodges. It is fantastic!

Day 3: Ngorongoro – Tarangire

After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park. Take your lunch at the lodge and later in the afternoon start a game drive to spot elephant families, baboons etc. Later in the evening proceed to Arusha for drop off at your hotel. “End of your Tour”

Cost in US $

2 – 3 people: US $ 980 per person

4- 5 people: US $ 750 per person

6 -7 people: US $ 700 per person

Tour Cost Includes

Transport in a 4×4 open hatched land cruisers/Land rovers

Full board accommodation in lodge/Hotel

Park Entrance fees

Activities as it specified on the itinerary

Fee for a professional driver guide

Cost Excludes

Travelers Medical Insurance

Gratuity for the driver guide

Drinks and Laundry services

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11 Days Self Drive Tour Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro

11 Days Self Drive Tour Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro

Self drive Tour in Tarangire, Lake Eyasi, Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Lake Manyara national park the northern Tanzania national parks. These parks have remarkable numbers of wildlife and diverse landscapes for a memorable Africa safari experience. On your own experience the self drive tour to the Vast Tarangire park then drive through the beautiful escarpments of the rift valley towards the Ngorongoro highlands. Stop by the Ngorongoro crater view point to enjoy the panoramic view of the crater and proceed with the journey to Serengeti.

Serengeti national park which with no doubt is the leading self drive tour in Africa with an astonishing landscapes habituated by hundreds of thousands of game animals. Experience the great wildebeest migration in the vast plains of the Serengeti National parks on your own.

Utilize the last day of your self drive tour by visiting the Lake Manyara national which is the UNESCO world heritage site rich in diverse landscapes. On our views we think that the self drive tour can also utilized for the honeymoon safari holidays

 

Self Drive Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive – Arusha Town

Arrive Kilimanjaro international Airport, met with our representative and transfer to our office in Arusha for signing the contract and drop all other required documents then handled the vehicle. Depends with the time you may opt to overnight in Arusha waiting for the next day.

Recommended Hotels: Arusha planet Lodge, Impala Hotel

 

Day 2: Self Drive Adventure Safari in Tarangire

Today you will start the self-drive adventure safari by driving to Tarangire National Park which is located an approximately 150 kilometers south west from Arusha town. There is a paved road from Arusha to Minjingu area and the remaining portion of about 30 kilometers from Minjingu to Tarangire is trypical rough road. While on the way you may enjoy to see the beautiful landscapes, the maasai steppe and some small maasai villages scattered along the road. You may arrive maasai people will also be seen stand alongside the road but you shouldn’t take them a picture until you ask for their permission. Arrive Tarangire for lunch then embark in the afternoon game drive till evening when you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Option Accommodation: Roika Tented Lodge, Lake Burunge Tented camp, Tarangire Osupuko Lodge.

 

Day 4: Self Drive Adventure Safari Lake Eyasi

Today you will drive for about 125 kilometers from Tarangire to the small town of Karatu via Mto wa Mbu. As you pass mto wa Mbu you may at the Lake Manyara view point which is located on rift valley escarpment. At this point you will enjoy the panoramic view of the Lake Manyara National Park and the Lake. From Karatu you will then follow the dirty road for about 72 kilometers towards Lake Eyasi area then the Yaeda valley which is the home to the Hadzabe and Datoga people.

The Hadzabe community live in a primitive ways of life and they depends of jungle fruits, honey and wild animals for their daily meals. The local Hadzabe guide, will take you to their homes and you will learn about their traditional ways of life. Furthermore you will go hunting with the Hadzabe men and enjoy the traditional dance with the Datoga tribe. In addition to this the Traditional barbeque (Goat Meat) will be prepared for you.

 

Optional Lodge: Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge, Kisima Ngeda Camp

 

Day 5: Self Drive Adventure Safari Ngorongoro

Today you at morning hours you will continue with some cultural activities with the Hadzabe bushem. After taking lunch you will then depart to Karatu area where you will overstay.

Optional Lodge: Octagon Safari Lodge, Country Lodge Karatu, Bougainvillea Lodge.

 

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater Tour

After breakfast leave the lodge for self-drive adventure safari to Ngorongoro crater drive through the natural and evergreen forest of the Ngorongoro highland. As you arrive descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a morning, half-day game drive. The crater is estimated to host about 30,000 animals including the remaining Tanzania’s black rhino. The common seen animals in Ngorongoro Crater include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. The crater is also host the largest population of predators which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater and then ascend the crater rim back to Karatu.

Optional Lodge: Octagon Safari Lodge, Country Lodge Karatu, Bougainvillea Lodge.

 

Day 7 – 9: Self Drive Adventure Safari Serengeti

Today you will continue with the self-drive adventure safari to the world famous park “The Serengeti” via the Olduvai Gorge. After tour of Olduvai Gorge continue to Serengeti National Park and enjoying an exciting game drive along the way. Arrive Serengeti in the afternoon and continue with the game drive till evening. Continue with the game viewing for the next day in the Serengeti national park searching for the herds of the wildebeest migration. In addition to that you will have a high chance to see lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and many other wild animals including hippo, zebra, wildebeest, cheetah, hyena, Thomson gazelle, just to mention a few.

Note: For the month of July and August you will have to spend one night at in Central Serengeti and 2 nights in northern Serengeti

Optional Accommodation:

December – February: Lake Ndutu Safari Lodge, Lake Ndutu Luxury Tented camp, Ang’ata Migration Camp, Tanzania Bush Camps.

March – June: Serengeti Safari Lodge, Angata Migration Camp, Serengeti Heritage Camp, Seronera Wildlife Lodge.

July – August: Angata Migration Camp, Tanzania Bush Camps etc.

 

Day 10: Serengeti to Karatu  

Enjoy leisure breakfast at the lodge, then depart for game drive with packed lunch en-route to Karatu. You may also opt to stop in one of the Maasai boma located in Ngorongoro Conservation area for a cultural tour. Continue with the journey and arrive Karatu in the late afternoon hours for leisure stay, dinner and overnight.

Optional Lodge: Octagon Safari Lodge, Country Lodge Karatu, Bougainvillea Lodge.

 

Day 11: Karatu Town – Lake Manyara – Arusha Town

After breakfast you will check-out and take off with a picnic lunch to enjoy along the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This lake is famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, tree-climbing lion, hippo, baboon and many more wild animals. Later in the afternoon you will drive to Arusha Town then to the airport for your onward flight back home. You will meet our representative at the office and drive with him to the airport where you will handle the vehicle back to him.

End of services

Price Includes:

Vehicle Rental Fee

 

Price Excludes

Fuel and park entrance fees

Accommodation

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