The Wildlife Safari Tour - Private Escorted Tour 

The Wildlife Safari Tour - Private Escorted Tour 

 from £TBC per person

Tanzania, hailed as one of the world's most captivating wildlife destinations, promises an ultimate safari adventure. With over 25% of its vast 945,087 sq km dedicated to game parks and reserves, offered unparalleled game viewing experiences.

Embark on safari tours in our fleet of around 300 specially designed 4WD vehicles. Equipped with sliding windows and pop-up roofs, they ensure comfortable sightseeing, photography, and wildlife observation. The safari options cater to diverse preferences, ranging from mainstream itineraries with mid-scale facilities to high-end tours featuring exclusive accommodations and specially appointed vehicles.

Explore classic safari tours, where guests enjoy lodging in lodges and permanent tented camps, or opt for more adventurous mobile camping safaris, a popular and exciting offering by the camping unit.

With this tour package you would safari to Tanzania's renowned game parks like Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Mikumi, Ruaha, the Selous, and more, ensuring an unforgettable journey into the heart of Africa's wildlife wonders.

DAY 1: ARUSHA – NGORONGORO

Let's gather in Arusha! Following a delightful lunch, embark on a scenic drive through the Ngorongoro Highlands to reach your lodge perched on the crater's rim. This extraordinary crater spans over 300 square kilometers, hosting a remarkable array of wildlife, including the elusive black rhino, prides of lions, majestic elephants, swift cheetahs, and vast herds of buffalo, antelope, and wildebeest. As the day concludes, savor a delectable dinner and settle in for a restful overnight stay at the charming lodge nestled in the heart of the Ngorongoro region.

NGORONGORO CRATER: In the heart of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve, a unique coexistence unfolds. The Maasai people, their livestock, and wildlife share a protected habitat, showcasing a pioneering approach to multi-purpose land use. While the craters of Ngorongoro and Empakai exclusively harbor wildlife, the broader Conservation Area accommodates a harmonious blend of wildlife, Maasai communities, and their livestock.

The Maasai, primary residents of Ngorongoro, are nomadic pastoralists guiding their herds across vast landscapes in search of pasture and water. Recent initiatives encourage them to engage in agriculture alongside their traditional practices of dairy and meat consumption.

At the heart of this landscape lies the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact caldera. With an awe-inspiring sheer drop of 610 meters below the rim, the crater floor spans 300 square kilometers and boasts a diameter of 19 kilometers. Described by Professor Bernard Grzimek as incomparable—a true wonder of the world—the crater floor teems with tens of thousands of plains animals, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, and elands, alongside a vibrant predator population of lions, hyenas, and jackals.

Home to the elusive black rhino, and occasional sightings of cheetahs and leopards, the Ngorongoro Crater offers intimate wildlife encounters. Rainfall graces the region between November and May, and the crater rim, at an altitude of 2286 meters above sea level, ushers in cool evenings, especially from May to September. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area emerges as a testament to the delicate balance achieved between nature, communities, and wildlife, creating a living spectacle of coexistence.

DAY 2: NGORONGORO

Embark on a thrilling descent of over 600 meters to the crater floor for a day of exploration. Delve into the forested regions, home to playful monkeys and majestic elephants. Traverse the lakeside, where vibrant flamingos may grace your view, and venture into the open savannah, a prime hunting ground for the resident lions. Enjoy a delightful picnic lunch within the crater's embrace. As the day concludes, relish a delectable dinner and retire for the night at a cozy lodge nestled in the heart of Ngorongoro, immersing yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of this unique conservation area.

DAY 3: NGORONGORO – SERENGETI

Embark on a post-breakfast journey to Oldupai Gorge, the renowned archaeological site where Louis and Mary Leakey made groundbreaking discoveries, unearthing some of humanity's earliest ancestral remains. Opt for an enriching visit to a Maasai Village for a deeper cultural experience. Later, proceed to Serengeti National Park, arriving in time for lunch. This vast park is a haven for a diverse array of wildlife, ranging from majestic predators like lions, leopards, and cheetahs to the smaller herbivores they prey upon. Enjoy an afternoon game drive before settling in for a delightful dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in the heart of Serengeti.

Serengeti National Park: Recognized as both a World Heritage Site and recently proclaimed a World Wide Wonder, Serengeti National Park stands as one of the globe's most renowned wildlife sanctuaries. Situated approximately 320 km northwest of Arusha, the park spans a vast high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Kenya/Tanzania border, stretching nearly to Lake Victoria in the west and encompassing an extensive area of 14,763 square kilometers. Aptly named "endless plains" by the Maasai people, the park's boundless expanse becomes apparent as you enter the southeastern plains from Ngorongoro.

Established as a protected area in 1921 and officially designated a National Park in 1951, Serengeti holds the distinction of being Tanzania's oldest National Park. The park's distinctive features include short and long grass plains in the south and east, acacia Savannah in central regions, hilly and densely wooded areas in the north, and extensive woodland in the west. Serengeti showcases diverse landscapes, including plains, lakes, hills, and iconic rock outcrops known as kopjes.

Key game drive areas within Serengeti include the Seronera Valley, Western Corridor, and northern Serengeti. The Seronera Valley, centrally located and blessed with permanent surface water, consistently attracts a rich concentration of wildlife year-round. Lions, buffaloes, impalas, hippos, waterbucks, elephants, cheetahs, leopards, and over 400 bird species are commonly sighted in this vibrant ecosystem. Serengeti stands as a haven for the highest concentration of plains animals globally, offering an unparalleled safari experience in the heart of East Africa.

DAY 4: SERENGETI

Embark on a full-day game drive in Serengeti National Park, immersing yourself in its rich biodiversity and diverse animal species. Enhance your wildlife experience by carrying a picnic lunch, allowing you to maximize your time exploring the park's vast landscapes. From dawn to dusk, witness the wonders of Serengeti's wildlife in their natural habitat. Conclude this thrilling day with a sumptuous dinner and a comfortable overnight stay at a lodge nestled within the heart of Serengeti.

DAY 5: SERENGETI – MANYARA

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast at your lodge before embarking on a scenic drive to Lake Manyara, a picturesque soda lake nestled in the Great Rift Valley. Enjoy a leisurely lunch against the backdrop of Lake Manyara's beauty. In the afternoon, engage in a thrilling game drive within Lake Manyara National Park, renowned for its iconic tree-climbing lions. Explore diverse landscapes, from jungles and swamps to savannas, and encounter a myriad of wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, elephants, gazelles, hippos, monkeys, and an impressive array of approximately 400 bird species. Conclude your day with a delectable dinner and a restful overnight stay in a lodge surrounding Lake Manyara.

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK:  Nestled 125 km west of Arusha town, at the base of the Great Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara National Park stands as one of East Africa's oldest and most cherished sanctuaries. With diverse habitats covering its modest 330 square kilometers, the park nurtures a rich tapestry of wildlife. Dominated by the shallow soda lake, occupying 77% of the total area, the park features a groundwater forest, open grassland, acacia woodland, and the impressive rift wall. The park's iconic spectacle is the tree-climbing lions, occasionally spotted on acacia tree branches. Other residents include buffalo, elephants, leopards, baboons, impalas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, ostriches, and hippos. Celebrated as an ornithologist's haven, Lake Manyara National Park hosts over 400 bird species from various savanna and river habitats in East Africa. Witness the spectacle of pelicans, spoonbills, Egyptian geese, and migratory flamingoes, creating a breathtaking natural display over the soda lake. Explore the enchanting landscapes and abundant wildlife that have made Lake Manyara a captivating destination in East Africa.

DAY 6: MANYARA – ARUSHA

After having a breakfast, driving to Arusha.
Lunch in a restaurant 



 

Included in this Safari Tour

 

Escorted Tour, including guide and private car. 

Food & Drink

Most hotels are BB basis

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Departure Dates 

All year around 

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Price Includes:
Return flights, Private escorted tour, 2 nights in Ngorongoro, 2 nights in Serengeti, 1 night in Lake Manyara

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Flights are included in above prices, however price subject to change depending on flight departure airports and flight timings. We can book any flight from any airport on request. Once you book flights with us, we will issue ATOL certificate for all packages including flights and you will be protected financially for any airline failures.

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