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 visit for scientific research, ecotourism and hiking.

Amani Nature Reserve is a bird paradise where variety of birds can be spotted including, Uluguru viloet 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 centre 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.

 

Detail Itinerary for Amani Nature Reserve Tour

 

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 at Amani Nature Reserve
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: Amani Nature Reserve to Pangani
After breakfast transfer to the historical and cultural town of Pangani via Tanga. Spend 4 nights HB at Mkoma Bay Tented Lodge.
– Relax by the pool, walk on the beach or the following optional activities:
– Pangani River cruise; Snorkeling off Maziwe Island; Walking tour of historic Pangani; Dhow trip to Zanzibar; Scuba Diving; Mountain Bikes; Lunch and shopping in Tanga

 

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.

 

Package Excludes:

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

 

10 days Self Drive Safari Tanzania in Serengeti and Ngorongoro

10 days Self Drive Safari Tanzania in Serengeti and Ngorongoro

 

Self Drive Safari Tanzania Overview

10 Days Self drive safari Tanzania;  Self drive into the Ngorongoro crater the largest and intact caldera the home to several animal species for an unbelievable sight. The Ngorongoro crater was formed about 2 -3 million years ago when the volcano erupted and left behind a huge and unfilled volcanic caldera. After some years later the animals migrated into the crater due to the sufficient availability of water and green pastures. Todays the crater is famously known for having the largest population of animals as per square kilometers. The most common animals of that you may encounter during the self drive in ngorongoro crater include, lions, buffaloes, wildebeest, zebras, hyenas and many others. The crater is also the home to various birds include the flamingos.

From Ngorongoro crater drive for 3 hours through the Ngorongoro Conservation area to Serengeti national park. While on the way you may encounter various animal species such as lions, elephants, zebras, and wildebeest among others. Serengeti national park boast the largest population of the wild animals include the migratory wildebeest and Zebra. Spend days in the Serengeti national park conducting self drive safaris  into various parts of the park following the map. If lucky on yourself drive in Serengeti you may see lots of tree climbing lions, leopards and the rare black rhinos.

Finally spend some time conducting self drive safari in Lake Manyara and Tarangire parks which boast large herds of elephants.

Detail Self Drive Safari Tanzania

 

Day 1: Arrive for Self Drive Safari Tanzania

Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport, met and greet by our representative who will show you the vehicle and handle it to you.

After taking the vehicle start your Self drive safari in Tanzania by driving to Ngorongoro highlands via Arusha town for lunch. Arrive Ngorongoro in the late afternoon for leisure stay which followed by dinner and overnight at Kitela Lodge.

Perched up on the hillside of a valley with beautiful views of a coffee plantation and a waterfall at Ngorongoro highlands, Kitela Lodge offers perfect accommodation for Self drive safari in Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti national park. This lodge consists of 20 cottages surrounded by beautiful gardens, a coffee plantation and a working farm.

 

 

Day 2: Self Drive Safari in Ngorongoro Crater.

Today you shall continue with the self drive safari into the Ngorongoro Conservation area for a full day ngorongoro crater tour. The crater boast the Early morning breakfast, leave the lodge for a self drive into the Ngorongoro crater. The  where you will spend a full day conducting

The Ngorongoro Crater is the best place for self drive safari in Tanzania to see ‘The Big Five’.  The crater is also the home to the rare black rhino, good populations of lion, leopard, hyena, wildebeest, buffalo and zebra.  Other wildlife which can also found in the crater includes serval cat, cheetah, jackal, Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle. Over 400 species of birds are also found in Ngorongoro Crater.

 

 

Day 3 – 6: Self drive in Serengeti

Early breakfast, then depart for a self drive safari to Serengeti National Park. Enjoy the game drive in the Serengeti plains searching for the Migration herds. The Serengeti national parks is the leading safari destination as well as self drive safari in Africa due its abundant wildlife and nature. During the migration you can easily spot predators such as lions, hyenas, cheetahs chasing and killing their prey. You will be spending the nights at Kubu kubu Tented Camp on full board.

Kubu kubu tented camp has designed with a modern African decorative style that creates a fresh and bright atmosphere, but very cozy and with the right amount of luxury. Guests can attend to the show of the Great Migration from the comfort of their tents.

 

Day 7: Serengeti – Maramboi

Today you shall depart Serengeti National park to Maramboi area which is located within the Lake Manyara ecosystem southern of Lake Manyara National Park. After the arrival spend the afternoon at leisure in the lodge, dinner and overnight at Maramboi Tented Lodge

The Maramboi tented lodge is situated at a prime location in the fields of golden vegetation within the ecosystem of Lake Manyara. Right from the lodge you can see a variety of animals such as zebras, giraffes, warthogs, gazelles among others. A walking safari can also organize from the lodge which is guided by a Maasai guide into the nearby areas which surround the lodge.

 

Day 8: Self drive Safari in Lake Manyara National Park

Breakfast at the lodge, depart for a self drive into Lake Manyara National Park. This park has the size of 330 square kilometers of which 220 sq kilometers is the Lake Manyara which the park derived its name from. The Lake Manyara national park boast a good population of elephants, wildebeest, hippos along with so many giraffes, and buffalo. Other animals of Lake Manyara include warthog, waterbuck, zebras, impala, and waterbuck.

 

 

Day 9: Self drive Safari in Tarangire National Park

Today you shall proceed with the self drive safari in Tarangire national park which is located to the south east of the Great Rift Valley. This park has the area of about 2,600 square kilometers which cross cut by the Tarangire River which stands as main source of the water for animals during the dry season. The park has also several wide swamps which dry into green plains during the dry season in the south. Late Afternoon drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

 

 Day 10: Maramboi – Arusha- Kilimanjaro Airport

Breakfast at the lodge, depart the lodge Kilimanjaro International Airport via the Arusha town. Our representative will meet you at the airport for the handing back the vehicle.

Self Drive Safari Tanzania Price

2 people @ US $ 2557

3 people@ US $ 2110

Safari Cost Excludes
All park fees and  concession fees
Vehicle Rental Fees

Safari Cost Exclusives:
Accommodation at the parks
Fuel
Driver salary

 

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Our Self Drive Safari Fleets

Our fleet for self drive safaris in Tanzania consists of the Toyota Land cruiser Vx, Prado and Hardtops. All the vehicles are in good conditions and well maintained for your perfect self-drive safari. We have chosen these type of vehicles since are durable enough to cover the rough terrains and also are economical to drive.

Each vehicle is fully serviced and repaired after every single trip to ensure that the best performance for the coming trip.

Self Drive Safari Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater  6 days

Self Drive Safari Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater 6 days

Self Drive Safari Serengeti and Ngorongoro Overviews

Self drive safari Serengeti national park the world most renowned game reserve which host the annual migration of wildebeest. Drive from Arusha town through the beautiful escarpments of the rift valley and 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 with no doubt is the leading safari destination in East Africa as well as the leading destination for self drive safari. Spend time driving through this beautiful park featured 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.

After four days of game drives in Serengeti proceed with the self drive safari to the Ngorongoro Conservation area via the Olduvai Gorge. The Olduvai Gorge is the archeological site where the skull of the earliest man was discovered. Spend some few minutes in the museum exploring it with the help of the guide thereafter continue with the journey to Ngorongoro.  The Ngorongoro crater is the largest unbroken caldera which boast a large number of mammals include the BIG FIVE.

Self drive safari in Ngorongoro Crater is an awesome experience. Drive within the crater floor which has the diameter of about 20 km full of game animals and bird life. The crater is the best site to see the healthy black rhinos grazing. Other animals found in the crater include lion, leopard and hyena along with healthy herds of wildebeest, buffalo and zebra.  Furthermore the crater is also boasting several species of elephants.

 

Details Self Drive Safari Serengeti

 

Day 1:  Arusha to Serengeti National park

Pick up your the vehicle from our office in Arusha and start your Self Drive Safari to Serengeti National Park via the Ngorongoro Crater. Drive through the beautiful ngorongoro higlands and the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park where you see a variety of animals. Dinner and overnight in Serengeti camps or hotels.

 

Day 2 – 4: Self Drive Safari Serengeti.

Today proceed with the self-drive safari in Serengeti national park searching for the herds of wildebeest and other animals. Normally predators tends to follow through the migration catching their prey. The wildebeest migrations are normally in Serengeti from November to July and the early of August. During this season of the year the game of chasing and killing is not rare to be seen. Meals and overnight in the Campsite

 

Day 5: Serengeti Self Drive safari to Ngorongoro

Breakfast then go for half day self-drive safari in Serengeti with picnic lunch. Enjoy game watching then proceed to Ngorongoro for your overnight.

 

Day 6 : Self Drive in Ngorongoro crater

Early morning descend the crater for a half day tour of the world larges Caldera with your picnic lunch. Enjoy game viewing in this beautiful caldera full of animals and birds. After lunch ascend the crater wall for the journey back to Arusha town for handling back the vehicle.

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Vehicle Rental Fee

 

Price Excludes

Fuel and park entrance fees

Accommodation

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6 Days Self Drive Safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro

6 Days Self Drive Safari in Serengeti and Ngorongoro

Self Drive Safari in Serengeti Overview

Tanzania Self drive safari; Experience self drive safaris in Serengeti the East Africa’s Largest and an immensely rewarding place to visit. Drive across great plains abound with legions of game, snow-capped mountains soar above dusty valleys and rainforests teem with monkeys and birds. Over a quarter of the country’s land is devoted to national parks and game reserves, so everything from pristine coral reefs to remote game reserves are protected.

Tanzania is the quintessential image of Africa and the leading destination for self drive safaris with legendary travel destinations like the Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater, Lake Manyara, the Rift Valley and the Tarangire National park.

Self drive safari in the Serengeti which has a reputation of which it is justly proud and is also the setting for the world’s greatest wildlife spectacle, the annual migration of an estimated two million animals as they search for greener pastures. Proceed with the self drive safari to the nearby Ngorongoro crater which boast the most densely concentrated population of African mammals on earth, including lion, elephant, buffalo and the endangered black rhino.

 

Detail Tanzania Self Drive Safari

 

Day 1: Tanzania Self Drive Safari  in Tarangire

Today you shall start your Tanzania Self drive Safari by driving to Tarangire National Park the journey of about two hours drive. Conduct game drive in Tarangire National Park which boast the largest herds of elephants and bufallos. This park is also dotted with giant baobabs tree which offers shades to Elephants during summer. National park is featured by the Tarangire river which is main source of water. Large herds of animals tends to graze along the bank of the river during the dry season so you are advised during your self drive safaris in this park to drive at this location. Dinner and overnight at the hotel or camp

 

Day 2: Tanzania Self Drive Safari in Lake Manyara

Breakfast then proceed with the self drive safari to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is a small park with good terrain which makes it be one of the best destination for self drive safaris. This park is known to have a variety of wildlife which range from herbivores, predators and hundreds species of bird life. Overnight at the Camp or Hotel

 

Day 3- 4: Tanzania Self Drive Safari in Serengeti National Park

The self drive safari today is heading to the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the continent the Serengeti National Park. Today uou will get the opportunity to self drive across the beautiful landscapes of Ngorongoro and the Serengeti Plains where you will spot different species of animal. Depending with the season of the year you will be able to witness the greatest wildebeest Migration. During the migration the game of chasing and killing done by predators torward herbivores are not rare cases. Dinner and overnight in the lodges or camps

 

Day 5: Tanzania Self Drive Safari in Ngorongoro

Breakfast then start the self-drive safari to Ngorongoro Crater via the olduvai gourge. Olduvai Gourge is the home to the earliest man in the world. Arrive Ngorongoro area in the afternoon. Spend the afternoon at leisure in the hotel which will be followed by dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6: Ngorongoro Back to Arusha

Today you may opt to drive back to Arusha or do the morning game drives in the crater then in the afternoon drive back to Arusha.
End of the Self-drive Safari

 

Tanzania Self drive Safari cost
Vehicle Rental Fee: US $ 1240

 

Safari Cost Excludes
Vehicle Rental Fee for 6 days

 

Self-drive Safari Cost Excludes:

Park fees,
Accommodation
Fuel

 

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