10 Days Soul of Tanzania Safari

SEASON MONTH PRICE
Mid March, Nov – Dec $4,330
Low April – May $4,050
Peak Jan – Feb – June – Oct $5,115

Vacation Itinerary: Dream Come True

Destinations: Arusha Town, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara

National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park.

Private Dates: Departs daily – Inquire for availability.

DAY ONE: EN ROUTE

Depart Home – En route to Arusha Town

DAY TWO: ARUSHA TOWN

Welcome to Arusha, you will be met upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport by our safari representative. Thereafter you will be transferred to your city hotel irrespective of the airline and time of arrival for overnight.

 Mt. Meru Hotel (BB)

DAY THREE: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Early morning breakfast will be served followed by a short safari briefing by our safari representatives. Thereafter depart by road to Tarangire National Park named after the famous Tarangire River which flows through and its approximately 2850 sq km (1096sq. miles). The park natural vegetation mainly consists of acacia woodland and giant African baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals. Tarangire National Park is famous for its large elephant herds in Africa especially during the dry months of July to October where animals are attracted by waters from the river and the swamp. Other animals found in the same park including buffalos, wildebeest, kudus, giraffe, some cats and it’s also a fine birding destination. Tarangire National Park is home to fringe-eared oryx, greater kudu, and the tiny Ashy Starling, these three endangered animals and birds cannot be found anywhere else in Tanzania.

 Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar (B.L.D)

DAY FOUR: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Depart for morning game viewing in Tarangire National Park after breakfast which will be served at the lodge, Later you will return for lunch and thereafter depart by road to Lake Manyara National Park which was once quoted by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.  Lake Manyara is located in between the Ngorongoro Conservancy and Tarangire National Park so it’s an easy park to detour. The park is 330 sq km (127 sq miles), and the dramatic western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley forms its western border. The park is famous for the tree climbing lions and its huge populations of flamingos but its diverse eco-systems is habitant to a huge variety of animal which includes elephants, giraffe, impalas, baboons, waterbucks etc and more than 400 different bird’s species which have been recorded including the colorful flamingos, spoonbills, stilts, egrets, pelicans, cormorants and yellow-billed storks etc especially during the rainy season.

 Lake Manyara Serena Hotel or similar (B.L.D)

DAY FIVE & SIX: NGORONGORO CRATER

You will depart after breakfast for another game viewing in Lake Manyara National Park returning back to the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch you will proceed by road to Ngorongoro Conservational Area which is one of Africa’s most important wildlife areas. The terrain embraces several distinct habitants from open grassland to mountain forest and from scrub bush land to highland heath. The area contains sites of international paleontological and archaeological importance. Arrive at the lodge late in the evening ready to refreshen and dinner. The next day after breakfast you will descent down to the crater bottom which is a unique refuge for both animals and sometimes man offering different topography ranging from the basins, swamps, springs, the rivers, plains, forest and the salt lakes. The crater supports a vast number of animals such as male elephants, café buffalos, hyenas, lions, jackals, zebras, wildebeest and several birds’ species because of the fresh water it holds. For game viewing, you are entitled to only one entry of up to six hours, later your will ascent back to the lodge for an evening at leisure.

 Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY SEVEN & EIGHT: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast and check out, you will drive towards Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai word ‘siringet’ referring to an ‘endless plain’. En-route, you can visit Olduvai Gorge situated on an ancient lake covered by layers of volcanic ash, many fossil discoveries, including a skull of human ancestor. For the next two days, you will be exploring the world’s best-known wildlife sanctuary and a UNESCO World Heritage Site i.e. Serengeti National Park with unique combination of diverse habitats which enables the park to support more than 30 species of large herbivores which includes giraffes, buffalos, lions, cheetahs, gazelles, hyenas, zebras, wildebeest, impala etc and nearly 500 different species of birds. You can opt for the morning and afternoon or half day game viewing in the park where game viewing will be done along the flowing rivers that support a variety of birds, mammals and reptiles including the famous 18” Nile crocodile along Seronera River or the big prides of the Serengeti lions. The voyage of more than one million wildebeest, zebras and other hoofed animals starts from here as they travel towards the famous Masai Mara Games Reserve – Kenya  where they are known to offer a dramatic show as the cross the Mara River full of crocodiles, its where “survival is for the fittest”  from July to October every year.

 Serengeti Serena Lodge or Similar (B.L.D)

DAY NINE: DEPART

Breakfast will be served at the lodge followed by check out; you will be transferred to the Serengeti Airstrip for the morning scheduled flight to Arusha Town. Farewell meal will be served at a city restaurant. Later you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound international flight back home (B.L.D)

DAY TEN: ARRIVE BACK HOME

Mostly probably this is the day you will arrive back home.

  • All items of personal nature and not mention in itinerary e.g. shopping, body treatments, alcoholic drinks etc.
  • Any optional of the activities are not included.
  • All statutory increases beyond our control
  • Tips to the Hotel staff and Driver Guide.
  • Hot air balloon
  • International flights
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Visa fee.
  • An unmatched private customized safari services.
  • Accommodation  and meals as per the itinerary; full board while on safari, Bed and breakfast for city hotels (B.L.D)
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure irrespective of the airline and time of arrival and/or departure.
  • Transportation, transfers, sightseeing and game viewing as detailed in the safari itinerary package.
  • World finest local, professional English speaking driver guides.
  • Authentic private and personal Tour leader in addition to the driver guide as per the package.
  • Game drives in a 4×4 Land Cruiser, custom built to provide ample leg room.
  • Guaranteed window seats, maximum of six guests per vehicle when sharing safari vehicle.
  • Complimentary and unlimited bottled water and soft drinks in the safari vehicles.
  • One internal schedule flight for maximizing comfort & time.
  • Internet access where applicable.
  • Binoculars and field guide books provided in the safari vehicle.
  • Bean bags for use in the vehicle for stabilizing photography.
  • Park & Conservation fees as per the package.
  • Service charges, hotel taxes and government taxes as per NOW.
  • Safari hat or cap that is provided to you at the start of the safari.
  • 24/7 DK Grand Safaris on call support from Concierge.
  • Farewell meals organized by Concierge team in Arusha town restaurant.
  • Membership to Flying Doctors Society services.
  • Guaranteed departure; Minimum of two guests.

INTERNAL SCHEDULE FLIGHTS INCLUDED

  1. Serengeti to Arusha/Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • Over 550 different bird species have been recorded in Tarangire National Park
  • High concentration of animals towards the swamps and rivers during the dry seasons.
  • Large herds of Africa Elephants have been recorded here
  • The park is also famous for the large termite mounds that make the landscape look like dots.
  • Lake Manyara National park is famous for the tree climbing lions and its huge populations of flamingos
  • More than 400 different bird’s species have been recorded in this park.
  • The park is also famous for its elephant and huge number of baboons.
  • An opportunity to visit Ngorongoro Crater which is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1979
  • Ngorongoro is the world’s largest intact crater, covering an area of 304 square kilometers.
  • The volcanic crater is jam-packed with several species of wildlife.
  • Serengeti National Park is one of the hosts to the annual wildebeest migration.
  • It has a combination of diverse habitats from open grass plains, savanna, wooded grassland
  • The Serengeti is also a great place for viewing “the Big Five”
  • It’s also a UNESCO World Heritage site