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Special Request Trip – 10 Days/9 Nights

Day 1: Kilimanjaro airport/Arusha. Overnight at Karama lodge

Day 2: Arusha/Tarangire N.park. Overnight at Tarangire simba lodge

Day 3: Tarangire/Lake Manyara N.park. Overnight at Ole Africana lodge

Day 4: Karatu/Ngorongoro crater floor. Overnight at Ngorongoro rhino lodge

Day 5: Ngorongoro/Serengeti N.park. Overnight at Tanzania bush camp

Day 6: Full day in endless plain of Serengeti. Overnight at Tanzania bush camp

Day 7: Central Serengeti/Northern Serengeti (special day for migration watch). Overnight at Mbugani migration camp  

Day 8: Northern Serengeti/Lake Natron. Overnight at Masai giraffe eco lodge

Day 9: Full day in Lake Natron. Overnight at Masai giraffe eco lodge

Day 10: Lake Natron/Kilimanjaro airport. Fly out

Day 1: Kilimanjaro airport/Arusha

Our driver will pick you on your arrival at the airport whereby you will drive to Arusha town and drop you at the lodge booked for overnight.

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro airport/Arusha
  • Accommodation: Karama lodge
  • Meals: BB

Day 2: Arusha/Tarangire N.park

Early in the morning after your breakfast you will drive to Tarangire national park by Land cruiser, crossing the Maasai Steppe on your way to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s fourth largest and one of its most diverse. Stop at the picturesque park gate for the driver to fill up the parks registration book e. Full day game drive in the park enjoying viewing animals in the park.  Soon, the impressive Great Rift Valley Escarpment will come into view – a 2,000 foot high wall that rises up, improbably steep and incredibly tall, out of the flat plains.

Elephants, Buffalos, pythons are seen easily regularly cross your path, unbothered by your benign presence and going about their daily routines.  You’ll meander along bush tracks and explore the Tarangire River’s twists and turns, finding elephant drinking and playing in the refreshing waters.  Late this afternoon you’ll arrive at your amazing lodge where you can settle in and relax before dinner and your overnight.

  • Destination: Arusha/Tarangire N.park
  • Accommodation: Tarangire simba lodge
  • Meals: BL,D

Day 3: Tarangire/Lake Manyara N.park

In the morning after done with breakfast you will make your way to lake Manyara park for full day game drives. Lake Manyara National Park which is among Tanzania’s smallest park. Drive through the lush garden is a gentle reminder that you are now in Africa. Exotic birdcalls fill the air. Enjoy a picnic lunch and afterwards you’ll continue with game viewing of animals in the park. Zebra, wildebeest, bushbuck, dik-dik and guinea fowl regularly cross your path, unbothered by your benign presence and going about their daily routines.  You’ll meander along bush tracks and explore the Lake which is home of thousands of Flamingos and River’s twists and turns, finding elephant drinking and playing in the refreshing waters.

  • Destination: Tarangire/Lake Manyara N.park
  • Accommodation: Ole Africana lodge
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 4: Karatu/Ngorongoro crater floor

Rise early for breakfast whereby you will drive to Ngorongoro for full day exploring the crater floor.  The area is world-renowned in its reputation and very small in its scale, so you will see other safari goers. Don’t let that distract you from the beauty of the place or from the fact that this remains one of the only places on earth where you may see all of the Big Five at once: Lion, Leopard, Bull Elephant, African Buffalo and Black Rhino.  To maximize your time on the crater floor you will enjoy a special boxed lunch at a scenic picnic spot.

Your journey will take you throughout this tremendous landscape that is constantly changing as animals move to and fro in search of pasture, water or east prey. In the afternoon ascend to the rim and drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Destination: Karatu/Ngorongoro crater floor
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro rhino lodge
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 5: Ngorongoro/Serengeti N.park

After an early breakfast in the morning you will make your way to Serengeti national park for your mid-morning to sunset game drive en – route on the endless plain of Serengeti park before arriving at your amazing camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Destination: Ngorongoro /Serengeti N.park
  • Accommodation: Tanzania bush camp
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 6: Full day in endless plain of Serengeti

Full day game drives in the endless pain of Serengeti national    park. This starts from sunrise to sunset game drive in the endless plain of Serengeti park. You will have great time visiting retima hippo and crocodile pool. You’ll continue your wildlife viewing for the rest of the day, stopping to enjoy a picnic lunch at your leisure.  Full days ‘discover Serengeti’ game drives. The day for the big cats – cheetahs, leopards and lions. In the evening drive to the camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Destination: Full day in endless plain of Serengeti
  • Accommodation: Tanzania bush camp
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 7: Central Serengeti/North Serengeti (Special day for migration watch)

Early breakfast at 5:40am whereby you will drive out with sunrise game drive on your way to lobo area for full day migration tour. In this day you will be searching wildebeest migration in the northern Serengeti national park. This will start from sunrise to sunset game drive in the endless plain of Serengeti national park. Sunrise game drives starts at 6:00am. In the evening you will drive to the camp for dinner and overnight. We expect them to be around the northern Serengeti Lobo and Mara river area.

  • Destination: Central Serengeti/North Serengeti
  • Accommodation: Mbugani migration camp
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 8: Northern Serengeti/Lake Natron

After breakfast you will drive out for half day wildebeest migration in the Northern Serengeti area up to 11:00 where you will stop for lunch. After lunch you will have game en-route on your way to Lake Natron for sunset walking around the lake before driving to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

  • Destination: Northern Serengeti/Lake Natron
  • Accommodation: Maasai giraffe eco lodge
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 9: Full day in Lake Natron

In the morning after breakfast you will go out for short working tour around Lake Natron and waterfalls. Lake Natron is one of the major flamingo breeding areas. After walking you will have the great time to experience the cultural tour in the maasai village, late on you will make you way back to the lodge for some relaxing before dinner and overnight.

  • Destination: Full day in Lake Natron
  • Accommodation: Maasai giraffe eco lodge
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 10: Lake Natron/Kilimanjaro airport

In the morning after having an amazing breakfast you will drive out on your way to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home.

  • Destination: Lake Natron/Kilimanjaro airport
  • Accommodation: Departure
  • Meals: B,BL                                                                

                                                    B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, BL=Picnic Lunch, D=Dinner

Note: Same Itinerary can be quoted in budget camping and standard lodge/tented camps.

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at the airport
  • Hotel before safari in Arusha
  • All Game drives and the Park fees
  • Accommodations as indicated in the itinerary
  • Meals as per the above itinerary – 3 Meals a day – Vegetarians and Non vegetarians.
  • Services of a Senior Bright African Safaris Naturalist Driver/Guide
  • Wildlife viewing drives in a specially customized 4-WD Land cruiser with Pop up roof for game viewing
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water and soda while on safaris (1.5ltr bottled water per person per day).
  • Services of Bright Safaris (Binoculars’)

Not Included:     

Soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits (as well as gifts like local crafts etc)

International flights tickets (airline)

Tips for staff such as guides and the cook staff

Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance

Laundry, phone and other items of a personal nature

       Visit and support s for the orphans center – these can be arranged and paid for direct to the center

Transport while on Safari: –   We’ll provide special Safari Jeep & 1 stretched – Land cruiser 4WD.  The vehicles are fitted with a pop – up roof for game viewing and photographing.

Re: Advice for the trip

Others are like Light weight safari shoes or trainers, sandals, sunglasses, sun creams, insect repellent creams, a light weight first aid kit, day pack for your cameras, rucksack for your safari gears and clothes.   Of course, you will want to capture much of Tanzania’s wildlife, so don’t forget a camera, batteries and film. A medium range telephoto lens will be found useful as will a pair of binoculars. In case you’re bringing any electrical equipment, the electricity is 220v.Also our vehicles has got charging system for our clients to charge their cameras etc.

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