Self drive holiday in Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire national parks the Tanzania most renown game reserves is awesome. Above all you will drive through the rough African terrain in the middle of the no where, surrounded by herds of animals. Simply this is what it mean by self drive tour experience in Africa.
Start your Self Drive holiday by driving towards Ngorongoro crater the largest and intact caldera which host about 30,000 different species of animals. Some commonly seen animals in the crater include lions, buffaloes, wildebeest, zebras, hyenas and many others. These animal were migrated into the crater to the sufficient availability of water and green pastures. The crater is also the home to various birds species include the flamingos.
Self drive Holiday in Serengeti
After enjoying a brilliant game viewing in the crater the Self Drive holiday Tour takes you to Serengeti national park which is the world most famous park with the largest population of wildlife in the world. The common animals of serengeti include lions, elephants, zebras, and wildebeest among others. In addition to that this park host the migratory wildebeest and Zebra which move in different parts of the park as from December to August of each year.
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 holiday 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 holiday in Ngorongoro Crater.
Today you shall continue with the self drive tour to 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 holiday 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 holiday in Serengeti
Early breakfast, then depart for a self drive holiday in 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 continue with your self drive tour by departing 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 holiday in Manyara
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 holiday in Tarangire
Breakfast, continue with the self drive holiday 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 Holiday Price
2 people @ US $ 2557
3 people@ US $ 2110
Self Drive Holiday Cost Includes
All park fees and concession fees Vehicle Rental Fees
Gondar Emperor’s Castle is a complex of royal palaces and castles in Gondar, Ethiopia. The entire complex covers an area of about 70,000 sqm, and it is dates back to the 17th century and is often referred to by historians as the Camelot of Ethiopia. Located just near the town center one can walk from his/her hotel to the ruins. When in the site the local guide will walk you around while giving brief history of the castles.
Gondar Emperor’s Castle Tour Program
Arrival Bole International Airport
On your arrival at Bole International Airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel for overnight.
Day 1: Addis Ababa – Bahar Dar
Pick from the hotel to the airport for the flight to to Bahar Dar. Tour activities in Bahar Dar Include a Visit to the marketplace, boat ride in Lake Tana which is source of the Blue Nile and visit to ancient island monasteries.
Day 2: Bahar Dar – Gondar
Breakfast then depart for Gondar where you will Tour the Royal Enclosure, a UNESCO World Heritage site featuring five castles built in the early 17th century by Ethiopian kings. The castles were survived several wars include the World War 2. Later proceed to the church of Debre Birhan Selassie who is famous for its religious art and especially its iconic ceiling depicting angels. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Gondar – Lalibela
Leave Gondar to Lalibela on scheduled flight to visit the magnificent rock-hewn churches which is among the UNESCO World Heritage site. This group of eleven monolithic churches were carved directly into the stone mountainside about 800 years ago. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Lalibela – Addis Ababa
Leisure breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Addis Ababa. Afternoon you may do the city tour of Addis or shopping. Late night we will provide you with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight back home. Dinner and overnight in the hotel.
Erta Ale Volcano Tour in Ethiopia a spectacular trek to active lava lake which comprises of two active volcano craters within a larger oval-shaped caldera. The two caldera exhibit periodic fountaining of lava causing Lava Lake overflows; this creates spectacular incandescence as the pahoehoe lava flows into the larger caldera around the craters and occasionally beyond. Lava flows in the S crater overflowed its rim in November 2010 (BGVN 36:06).
Erta Ale Volcano Tour Program
Day 1:Mekele to Hamed ela
In the morning transfer to the airport for your schedule flight to Mekele. From Makele drive to Hamedela via Berhale (639 meters above sea level). Pass across the Danakil Depression which is full of eye-catching colors due to the presence of sulphur springs. Some points of the depression lying about 100 meters below sea level. Proceed with the journey to small town of Berhale where the camel caravans stop before they proceed to the northern highlands. En route you see many long caravans going to the salt mines and others coming out of the Danakil with their salt loaded camels. (3-4 hrs drive) Camp at Hamedela.
Day 2: Hamd Ela – Dodom (150 meters)
Early breakfast then at 0630 hrs departs to Askoma (150 meters) which is located at the base of new Erta Ale. The distance between Hamd Ela to Askoma is about 80 km and it is the journey of about 6 hrs passing through changing landscape of solidified lava, rock, sand and the occasional palm lined oasis. The route is also pass through several small hamlets scattered here and there in this desert land. Trek 9 km for about 3 hrs from Askoma to the new Erta Ale. Early dinner and trek up to the new Erta Ale reach the peak at 20:00. The Camels carry all the camping materials and some food, sleeping materials, mattresses and water, to the rim of the volcano. Spend a night at the rim watching the dramatic action of the boiling lava. New Erta Ale is a shield volcano with a base diameter of 30 km and 1km square caldera at its summit which ranks one of the most alluring and physically challenging natural attractions anywhere in Ethiopia. The magma flow moved 3.5 kms south from old Erta Ale to the New eruption point.
Day 3: Explore the Volcano
Proceed with the Erta Ale Volcano Tour by enjoying the sunrise at the volcano and Lake Afdera (102 meters) then walk around the craters. The main crater is 613 meters above sea level with and the depth of 200 m and width of 350 m. The smaller southern pit is 65 m wide and about 100 m deep. At 7:00 hrs leave to Askoma where you will arrive at at 10:30 am. During winter you may visit Lake Afdera which is the deepest depression on the planet. Lake Afdera is Located about 100 m below the sea level. Proceed to Hamed Ela for overnight at the campsite.
Day 4: Hamed Ela – Mekele
Today you will visit Dallol and Lake Assal which are 130 m below the sea level. This place is famous for salt mining. Observe the locals cutting salts block ready to carry by camels. Later drive back to Hamedela and proceed to Mekele where you will take a schedule flight back to Addis Ababa. Overnight in the hotel. On the next day you will be provided with transfer to the airport for your onward flight back home.
Erta Ale Volcano Tour Price: Inquire
The price Includes
All Entrance fees and licenses as per the program.
Accommodation and all meals throughout the tour.
Bottles of water for the trip.
Surface Transport expense with four wheel drive Land-cruiser including fuel expense and drivers allowance
Local guide service for the afar region as per the program.
Cooking, camping equipment,
Scout and police service in Afar Region as per the program.
Camel and camel tires in Afar Region as per the program.
Minimum of 2 cars per trip with local security.
Meals, water, entrance fees, accommodation and security during the trip
Lalibela rock churches tour is an authentic historical tour to Lalibela town the home to the group of rock curved churches in the northern Ethiopia and the center for pilgrim in the country. The churches were not constructed in a traditional way but rather were hewn from the living rock of monolithic blocks. These blocks were further chiseled out, forming doors, windows, columns, various floors, roofs etc. The population of Lalibela is dominated by the Ethiopian Orthodox Christians.
Lalibela Rock Churches Tour Program
Day 1: Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela
Start the tour early in the morning by visiting the eleven rock-hewn monolithic (carved from a single rock) which is now the UNESCO World heritage site, with magnificent architecture & paintings inside the churches. The local guide will briefly explain about the history of the churches and walk you around to see all the beautiful architecture. In the evening drive back to the hotel for dinner and overnight Panoramic View Hotel.
Day 2: Lalibela Rock-hewn Churches
Right after breakfast, an early morning drive will take you to historical churches around Lalibela like the Hill Church of Asheton Mariam (on the back of a mule or on foot), Yimerhane Kirsotos, Nakute LeAb or Genete Maryam. Overnight stay in Panoramic View Hotel, Lalibela.
Day 3: Flight back to Addis Ababa and departure
After a relaxed breakfast, a drive to the Lalibela airport for the local flight back to Addis Ababa which will arrive in the midday. You may spend the remaining afternoon hour do some shopping for souvenirs in Addis.
Farewell dinner at Ethiopian Traditional cultural restaurant where you will enjoy the life night with music and dances. Dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Kondoa Irangi Tour; The Kondoa Irangi rock art sites are located on the slopes of Irangi hills, near the small village of Kolo, located about 3 kilometer from Kondoa town along the Dodoma Arusha highway. The rock paintings were painted thousands of years ago by local tribes, using a mixture of animal fats, red tree sap and ash. The ones that have survived are all found on sheltered rock faces, where the overhanging rocks have provided shelter from rain over the centuries. Each site had scores of individual paintings, which usually covered an area of around 4m wide by 2m high.
The paintings varied in size from a few inches to a couple of feet. The Kondoa Irangi Tour brings you to dozens of caves and shelters with paintings of elongated people, animals, hunting scenes, and abstract markings. Most of paintings are recorded to be dated at more than 2,000 years old and they look similar to those which in Eastern and Southern Africa.
The Kondoa rock paintings are associated with pastoralist and agriculturalist communities. The paintings shows the cultural link among the communities that live in the Kondoa Area over time.
Detail Kondoa Irangi Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Kondoa Irangi Tour.
Pick up from the hotel or resident house in Dodoma for the journey to Kondoa Irangi rock painting sites. Arrive Kondoa for check in at the lodge, short rest and lunch. In the afternoon depart to Kolo village where rock painting sites are located. With assistance from the guide explore different sites till evening then drive back to Kondoa town for overnight.
Day 2: Kondoa – Dodoma
Early morning depart to Kolo village for a half day visit. Walk into different sites to see different rock paintings. In the midday back to the Lodge for lunch, packing and leave for Dodoma.
Package Includes: Return transport from Dodoma – Kondoa BB accommodation in Kondoa Entrance fees to the sites Fee for the driver guide and local guide Pure natural water 1.5 liter per person per day
Package Excludes: Any kind of drinks at the lodges All expenses of personal nature
Dar es Salaam city tour show you through the largest and the commercial city of Tanzania which is full of dynamic, colorful and diverse culture. This tour can be done a day before or after mikumi safari, Selous safari or safari holidays to any other parks in southern Tanzania area. Originally Dar es Salaam city was known as a small fishing village called Mzizima which later grow into bustling city and hub for East African business and trade. During the tour you will explore the interesting culture, history, food and the people among others.
Dar es Salaam City Tour Destinations
Kivukoni Fish Market
After picking you up from your hotel or the resident house in Dar es Salaam the tour will start by visiting Kivukoni Fish Market which is located near the harbor. The market is full of varieties of fish of different shapes and sizes. Every day the fish market is flooded by retail, wholesale, city dwellers, restaurateurs and people from different corner of the city coming to buy fishes of their preferences.
Dar es Salaam Botanical gardens
The Dar es Salaam City tour proceed to the stunning Botanical Gardens which were established several hundred years ago by Germans. Opposite the garden is Karimjee Hall and you’ll be able to see the fantastic architecture while your guide explains the history behind the building.
As you proceed with the Dar es Salaam City tour the next destination is the National Museum. The National Museum features many historical treasures with a wide variety of exhibits including archaeological findings, rock paintings, ancient foot prints, the remains of the first humans and more.
Mwenge Carvers Market
The Mwenge Carvers Market is made up of small shops with stands displaying carvings of different kinds, traditional dresses, the Tinga Tinga paints and more. You’ll be able to browse the stalls, chat with the carvers and buy souvenirs if you wish.
Visit the Makumbusho Village museum which shows into details the Tanzania Cultural heritages. In this museum you will get a brief summary of the whole Tanzanian culture and tradition through seeing their housing, shelters among others..
Kariakoo is the busiest and most exciting market in Dar es Salaam so you’ll be able to enjoy an authentic Tanzanian shopping experience here.
Mnazi Mmoja is another exciting, vibrant place to visit with strong historical significance. You’ll be able to see the Uhuru Torch which was placed here in 1961 to celebrate Tanzania’s independence from Germany.
St. Joseph’s Cathedral to view point
You’ll visit Samora Avenue to see and learn about the historical Askari Monument. Then you’ll visit the beautiful old Azania Front Lutheran Church and take in the views of Dar Es Salaam harbor view from the roof.
In the late afternoon when the tour is over we’ll drive you back to your hotel. It’s been a busy day and you’ll have seen and learnt a lot about Dar Es Salaam.
$165 Per Person (Including transport, entrance fees and city guide)
Please note all day trips are for a minimum of two people.