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Tanzania Safaris & Wildebeests Cross Experience – 13 Days/12 Nights

Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport/Arusha. Overnight at Weru Weru River Lodge

Day 2: Moshi/Materuni Waterfall. Overnight Planet Lodge

Day 3: Arusha/Arusha National Park. Overnight at Planet Lodge

Day 4: Arusha/Tarangire National Park. Overnight at Sangaiwe Tented Lodge

Day 5: Tarangire/Lake Manyara National Park. Overnight at Farm of Dream Lodge

Day 6: Karatu/Ngorongoro Embakai. Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Floor. Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Day 8: Ngorongoro/Serengeti National Park. Overnight at Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Day 9: Full Day In Endless Plain Of Serengeti. Overnight at Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Day 10: Central Serengeti/Northern Serengeti (Special Day for Migration Watch). Overnight at Mbugani Migration Camp  

Day 11-12: Full Day in Northern Serengeti Area. Overnight at Gnu Migration Camp

Day 13: Serengeti Kogatende/Kilimanjaro Airport. Fly Out

Day 1: Kilimanjaro airport/Moshi  

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

  • Destination: Kilimanjaro airport/Moshi
  • Accommodation: Weru weru river lodge
  • Meals: BB

Day 2: Moshi/Materuni waterfalls

Early breakfast in the morning you will make your way to Kilimanjaro area for walking tour at materuni waterfalls for half day. You will be walking through the banana farms and coffee plantation as well you will get the chance of learning and preparing coffee. You will be seeing the Kilimanjaro mountain very close by you but it depends with the weather. Visit some local chagga tribe in the area, taste their local brew made from ripe banana. Lean their culture etc. Late in the afternoon you will drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight

  • Destination: Moshi/Materuni waterfalls
  • Accommodation: Planet lodge
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 3: Arusha/Arusha N.park

Only in Arusha Park you can go walking in the jungle and enjoy wildlife closely.  After having an amazing breakfast you will have your away to Arusha national park. In the park you will do a walking Tour.   The walking Tour is assisted by an armed ranger and you will be able to see a variety of wildlife closer. This is a national park so expect to see many animal very close by you but you should not afraid as the guided armed ranger will be with you all the time. After lunch walk back to the gate and get into the jeep for game driving in the park visiting the 7 Momella lakes and Ngurdoto Crater. In the evening you will drive back to Arusha town for dinner and overnight at your lodge.

  • Destination: Arusha/Arusha N.park
  • Accommodation: Planet lodge
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 4: 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: Sangaiwe tented lodge
  • Meals: BL,D

Day 5: 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: Farm of dream lodge
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 6: Karatu/Ngorongoro Embakai

After an early breakfast you will drive to the Erkapus maasai village for short visit, then you will have a walking tour visiting Olmoti crater before you drive to the rim of Embakai Crater and hike down to the Crater floor.  The Embakai Crater is one of the most beautiful places on the Crater Highlands. Much of the crater floor is covered by a jewel like lake. Walk along the lakeshore teeming with thousands of pink flamingos. The eerie lake, the occasional hyenas chasing flamingos, the wild sounds…will make your spirit join with the body. In the evening you will ascend to the rim and drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

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

Day 7: 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: Ngorongoro crater floor
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro rhino lodge
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 8: 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: Serengeti tortilis camp
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 9: 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: Serengeti tortilis camp
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 10: 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 11-12: Full day in Northern Serengeti area

In the morning after done with your breakfast you will drive out for full day wildebeest migration game drive in the Northern Serengeti area. Late in afternoon you will make your way back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

  • Destination: Full day in Northern Serengeti area
  • Accommodation: Gnu migration camp
  • Meals: B,BL,D

Day 13: Serengeti Kogatende airstrip/Kilimanjaro airport

In the morning after having an amazing breakfast you will drive out for half day game drive, late on you will have game en-route on your way to Kogatende airstrip for your flight to Kilimanjaro airport at 10am you will be catching your flight back home.

  • Destination: Serengeti Kogatende airstrip/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 from the airport
  • Flight from Kogatenda Serengeti to Kilimanjaro 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)

        For balloon you will pay extra $ 495 per person (NORTHERN SERENGETI)

        Local flight from Serengeti Kogatende/Kilimanjaro $ 385 per person

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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