5 Days Safari in Nkhotakota and Kasungu

Embark on an Unforgettable 5-Day Safari in Nkhotakota and Kasungu: A Journey Through Malawi’s Hidden Gems

A 5-day safari in Nkhotakota and Kasungu is more than just a vacation; it’s an immersive experience into the heart of Malawi’s wilderness. From canoe safaris along the Bua River to walking safaris amidst the untamed beauty of Kasungu, each moment is an adventure that connects you with nature and the local culture. Malawi’s commitment to conservation and community involvement shines through in these destinations, making your safari not only a journey of discovery but also a contribution to the preservation of these wild spaces for future generations.

So, pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and get ready to explore the untamed wilderness of Nkhotakota and Kasungu. It’s an experience that promises to stay with you long after you’ve returned home.

Day 1: Arrival and Introduction to Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

Your Nkhotakota and Kasungu adventure begins at the tranquil Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve, one of the oldest and largest reserves in Malawi. Upon arrival, you’ll be welcomed by the reserve’s lush vegetation, a testament to the successful reforestation and conservation efforts that have been underway. After settling into your eco-friendly lodge, you can spend the afternoon acquainting yourself with the local environment on a guided nature walk. Your guide will introduce you to the reserve’s diverse flora and fauna, setting the scene for the days ahead.

In the evening, gather around a campfire for an orientation session, where conservation experts share insights into Nkhotakota’s history and the pivotal role it plays in Malawi’s ecosystem. The soothing sounds of the African night will serenade you to sleep, promising an exciting beginning to your safari adventure.

Day 2: Exploring Nkhotakota Wildlife Reserve

The second day of the Nkhotakota and Kasungu safari is dedicated to exploring the vast expanses of Nkhotakota. After an early morning wake-up call, set out on a sunrise game drive, a perfect time to witness the wildlife as they start their day. The reserve is home to elephants, buffalo, leopards, and more than 280 bird species, offering ample photographic opportunities and moments of awe.

In the afternoon, trade the vehicle for a canoe and glide along the Bua River. This unique perspective allows for close encounters with the aquatic life and birds that inhabit the riverbanks. The serene flow of the river contrasts the morning’s excitement, offering a peaceful end to a day full of discovery.

Day 3: Journey to Kasungu National Park

After an early breakfast, you’ll bid farewell to Nkhotakota and make your way to Kasungu National Park, located in the central region of Malawi. The journey itself is an adventure, with stunning landscapes and the chance to see rural Malawian life unfold as you pass through villages and towns. Upon arrival in Kasungu, check into your accommodation, which could range from comfortable lodges to eco-friendly campsites, before heading out for an evening game drive. Kasungu National Park, once the haunt of poachers, is now a conservation success story, with populations of elephants, leopards, and hyenas on the rise. The evening game drive offers the perfect introduction to the park’s diverse ecosystems and wildlife.

Day 4: Full Day Safari in Kasungu

Dedicate your fourth day to exploring the vastness of Kasungu National Park. Begin with a morning game drive, the ideal time to witness the park’s predators returning from their nocturnal hunts. After lunch at your lodge, venture out again in the afternoon for another game drive or, for a change of pace, a guided bush walk. Kasungu’s landscapes vary from dense forests to open grasslands, providing habitats for a wide array of species. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, sable antelopes, and if you’re lucky, the elusive leopard. As the sun sets, enjoy a sundowner at one of the park’s scenic outlooks, a perfect end to a day of exploration.

Day 5: Departure and Reflections

Day 5: Departure and Reflections

On your final day, take the opportunity for one last game drive or bush walk in Kasungu before beginning your journey back. Reflecting on the past five days, you’ll realize that the safari in Nkhotakota and Kasungu has offered not just sightings of majestic wildlife and breathtaking landscapes, but also an insight into the rich cultural heritage of Malawi and the conservation efforts that are vital to preserving these treasures.

9 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari

9 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari

9 Days Great Wildebeest Migration Safari

This 9-day Great wildebeest migration tour offers a unique opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring sight of wildebeest and zebra herds crossing multiple rivers in Serengeti. From July to August, the migration ventures from northern Serengeti to Masai Mara in Kenya, returning to Tanzania in October and November. Additionally, the captivating river crossings can be observed at Mbalaget River in the western corridor of Serengeti between May and June each year. In December to March, the great wildebeest migration herds reside in the Ndutu area of southern Serengeti plains, before moving to the central region from April to June. Some herds also make their way to the Mbalaget area in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park.

Beyond the remarkable great wildebeest migration, this tour presents an opportunity to explore the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, and Lake Manyara national parks. Each of these parks boasts a diverse range of animal and bird species, further enhancing your wildlife experience.

Great Wildebeest Migration Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Your Great Wildebeest migration safari will commence promptly at 8AM with a pickup from your Arusha hotel and drive to Tarangire National Park which is a renowned destination for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse vegetation. The park covers a vast expanse of 3,000 sq km, named after the Tarangire river that flows through it. As we embark on our game drive, be prepared to be enthralled by the majestic Baobab trees, creating an enchanting backdrop for wildlife encounters. Although Tarangire is not the actual spot to observe the great wildebeest migrations but it offers an exceptional game viewing experiences due to its remarkable concentration of wildlife including the elephants. Enjoy an exceptional opportunity to witness the fascinating dynamics and interactions of the elephants families. Our adventure continues until late afternoon, with a brief stop for a delightful picnic lunch. Keep your eyes peeled for elephants, giraffes, lions, antelopes, zebras, and if fortune favors you, perhaps even the elusive tree climbing python or the long-necked Gerenak.  Remember to have your camera ready to capture the beauty of this remarkable scenery. After the game drive, we will return to your camp or lodge, where a delectable dinner awaits. Rest well for tomorrow’s exciting adventures.

Day 2: Tarangire National Park To Serengeti
After a delicious breakfast at 8AM, you will begin your journey to the Ndutu savannah plains which is the main focus area for your great waidbeest migration tour. The scenic drive from Tarangire to Ndutu area takes about 3-hour drive. Upon reaching Ndutu, you will embark on an exhilarating game drive through the sweeping grasslands. Keep an eye out for the annual migration of wildebeests, zebras, antelopes, and gazelles. Witness the plains transform into a vibrant calving ground and nursery for the great migration. Ndutu is also home to six species of big cats – leopard, lion, cheetah, hyena, caracal, serval, and wildcat. At  17:00 pm you will retreat to your chosen accommodation for a freshly prepared dinner and a rejuvenating rest.

Day 3 & 4: Game Viewing in Ndutu 
As you continue with your wildebeest migration safari in Ndutu area you may possibly visit both Serengeti and Ngorongoro conservation area since the area span between the two reserves. Today, you have the opportunity to witness the remarkable wildlife spectacle once again. Following breakfast, embark on a full-day game drive, following the migration’s location in either NCA or Serengeti. Experience the rich calving grounds, where hordes of predators prey on vulnerable young wildebeests, offering an unforgettable display of the circle of life. As the eventful day draws to a close around 5PM, retreat to your accommodation for a well-deserved dinner and rest, preparing for the next adventure.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park
After spending two days in Ndutu area, you will continue with your fascinating wildebeest migration safari into the world-renowned Serengeti National Park, celebrated for its abundant wildlife. After a satisfying breakfast, traverse the endless plains, captivated by the breathtaking view of the grassland stretching as far as the eye can see. With an expansive land area of 14,763 square kilometers, the Serengeti supports the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa and on the entire planet. Look out for the majestic “Big 5” – elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion, and leopard. The Serengeti’s massive granite outcrops famously known as “Kopjes” offer shelter to diverse flora and fauna. Amidst your full day game drive, enjoy a picnic lunch and conclude your wildebeest migration safari day with a hearty dinner, followed by a restful night in your accommodation.

Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Embark on a full day game drive through the central portion of the Serengeti National Park. Known as the Seronera area, this region boasts an abundance of wildlife, particularly lions and leopards. The Serengeti’s pristine ecosystem provides an exceptional game viewing experience throughout the year. Delight in the interactions and survival of the region’s lion prides. Enjoy a picnic lunch during the game drive and conclude the day at around 5PM. Return to your accommodation for a satisfying dinner and a well-deserved rest, recharging for the next leg of your safari.

Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro CA
After a fulfilling breakfast, embark on a short game drive in the Serengeti before branching out towards the Ngorongoro Crater rim. Enjoy mild game sightings during the 2.5-hour drive to the impressive geological attraction of Ngorongoro Crater. Conclude the day with a delicious dinner and a comfortable rest at your chosen accommodation, preparing for the next day’s descent into the crater.

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Begin your day with a quick breakfast before an early descent into the world’s largest inactive volcanic caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. With a floor spanning approximately 260 square kilometers and a depth of over 2000 feet, the crater offers a remarkable five-hour game drive. Be prepared for abundant animal action, including African elephants, buffalos, black rhinos, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs, and lions. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the picturesque Hippo pool before ascending to the crater’s top exit. A two-hour drive will take you back to your accommodation in Karatu, where a delectable dinner awaits. Rest and recharge for the upcoming day of your safari.

Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park – Arusha
Commence the final day of your safari with an 8AM breakfast. Today’s destination is Arusha, with a half-day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park along the way. Traverse

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Great Wildebeest Migration Safari Package

 

INCLUDES
Park Fees (for Non-Residents)
Concession/ Camping Fees
Daily game drives while on safari
All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
All transportation (unless labelled as optional).
A professional driver/guide
4×4 Land Cruiser
All Taxes/ VAT
Meals while on Safari (From lunch on day 1 till lunch on last day)
Drinking water while on safari (2 Litres per person per day)

 

EXCLUDES
International flights (From/ To Home)
Round Trip Airport Transfer (Unless Paid)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour (Unless Paid)
Tips
Personal Items (Souvenirs, Travel Insurance, Visa Fees, etc.)
Government Imposed increase of Taxes and/ or Park Fees
Meals while in Arusha
Masai Village Visit – 20 USD per person
Serengeti Balloon Safari – 600 USD per person (Unless Paid)

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10 Days Honeymoon Ruaha and Fanjove Island

10 Days Honeymoon Ruaha and Fanjove Island

10 Days Honeymoon Ruaha and Fanjove Island

10 Days Honeymoon: A Romantic Escape to Ruaha and Fanjove Island.

Discovering the perfect honeymoon destination is akin to finding a hidden gem that encapsulates love, adventure, and tranquility. For newlyweds seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience, the combination of Ruaha National Park and the secluded Fanjove Island in Tanzania offers a unique blend of wild safari and serene beach retreat. In this 10-day honeymoon itinerary, couples can expect to create unforgettable memories amidst some of Africa’s most breathtaking landscapes.

A honeymoon in Ruaha and Fanjove Island is more than just a vacation; it’s an immersive journey into the heart of Africa. It’s a chance for couples to start their married life surrounded by the raw beauty of nature, creating bonds and memories that will last a lifetime. Whether it’s the thrill of the safari or the tranquility of a private island, this 10-day escape is the ultimate celebration of love.

Honeymoon Ruaha & Fanjove Island Itinerary

Day 1-5: Wilderness Romance in Ruaha National Park

 

Day 1: Arrival in Ruaha

Upon arrival at Ruaha National Park, the largest national park in Tanzania, couples are greeted with a warm welcome and a sense of immediate seclusion. The journey from the airstrip to your chosen accommodation is the first game drive, offering tantalizing previews of the wild romance that awaits. Settling into a luxury safari lodge or tented camp, couples can enjoy an intimate dinner under the stars, with the sounds of the African bush as their soundtrack.

Day 2-4: Exploring Ruaha’s Rich Biodiversity

Ruaha’s rugged terrain is marked by rolling hills, vast open plains, and the life-giving Ruaha River, which draws a rich array of wildlife. Over the following days, honeymooners will embark on thrilling morning and evening game drives, witnessing the park’s inhabitants in their natural habitats. From majestic elephants and prides of lions to rare antelopes and vibrant bird species, Ruaha promises a safari experience of a lifetime.

Couples can also partake in guided walking safaris, offering an intimate encounter with the African wilderness. Walking in the footsteps of giants, newlyweds will learn about the delicate ecosystem, track wildlife, and enjoy the nuances of the bush that are often missed from a vehicle.

Day 5: A Time for Relaxation

After days filled with adventure, couples can take time to relax at their lodge, enjoying amenities such as private plunge pools or spa treatments that harness local ingredients. As the sun sets, a romantic bush dinner serves as the perfect occasion to reflect on the adventures shared and the memories made in the wild heart of Tanzania.

Tips for Planning Your Honeymoon in Ruaha and Fanjove Island

  • Best Time to Visit: The dry season, from June to October, is ideal for wildlife viewing in Ruaha, while Fanjove Island offers pleasant weather year-round, with the best underwater visibility from September to March.

  • Pack Accordingly: For the safari portion, bring neutral-colored clothing, a good pair of binoculars, and a camera. For Fanjove Island, don’t forget swimwear, reef-safe sunscreen, and a hat for sun protection.

  • Respect the Environment: Both Ruaha and Fanjove are committed to conservation. Be mindful of your environmental impact, adhere to park regulations, and support eco-friendly accommodations.

  • Health Precautions: Consult with your doctor for recommended vaccinations and consider anti-malarial medication. Ensure you have travel insurance that covers both health and evacuation.

  • Embrace the Culture: Take time to learn about local customs and engage with community projects, adding depth to your honeymoon experience.

Day 6-10: Tanzania Honeymoon (Serenity on Fanjove Island)

 

 

Day 6: Journey to Fanjove Island

Leaving the bush behind, the journey continues with a flight to Songo Songo Island followed by a boat ride to the private Fanjove Island. This exclusive slice of paradise is part of Tanzania’s Songo Songo Archipelago and offers an idyllic setting for the second half of the honeymoon.

Day 7-9: Tropical Bliss

Fanjove Island is a true castaway experience, with just a handful of eco-friendly bandas dotting the white sandy beaches, ensuring privacy and seclusion. The island is a sanctuary for couples to unwind, with the Indian Ocean’s azure waters inviting endless days of relaxation and water activities.

Snorkeling and diving in Fanjove’s pristine coral reefs reveal a vibrant underwater world teeming with marine life. For a more leisurely pace, kayaking or dhow sailing around the island offers peaceful moments to connect with nature and each other.

The island also provides opportunities for exploration, with nature walks revealing the local flora and fauna, including nesting sites for sea turtles. As the day winds down, a sunset cruise with a glass of champagne in hand is the epitome of romantic indulgence.

Day 10: Farewell to Paradise

The final day on Fanjove Island is one of reflection and savoring the last moments of seclusion before the journey home. After a leisurely breakfast and perhaps a final swim in the warm ocean waters, couples bid farewell to their private paradise.

Returning to the mainland, the memories of roaming Ruaha’s plains and the serenity of Fanjove’s beaches will linger long after the honeymoon ends, serving as a beautiful beginning to married life.

10 days Self Drive Holiday in Tanzania

10 days Self Drive Holiday in Tanzania

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.

The last portion of your Self drive Tour will be spent in Lake Manyara and the Tarangire National Park. These parks have remarkable number of wildlife and diverse landscapes. Doing self drive in these parks is also a phenomenon and will add value to your African Safari experience.

Self Drive Holiday Program

Day 1: Start the self drive holiday

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

Self Drive Holiday Excludes

Accommodation at the parks
Fuel
Driver salary

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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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11 Days Self Drive Safari in Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

11 Days Self Drive Safari in Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

11 Days Self Drive Safari in Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Crater

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, Maasai lands 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: Ngorongoro Rhino 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

Self Drive Safari / Tour Price

US $ 200 per vehicle per day

Self Drive Tour / Safari Includes:

Vehicle Rental Fee

Vehicle comprehesive Insuarance

Spare Tyres and Tool Kit

 

Self Drive Safari Excludes

Fuel and park entrance fees

Accommodation

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