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
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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.
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