Saa Nane Island- Bujora Museum-Serengeti-Ngorongoro crater-Tarangire
|Classes:||BUDGET MID-RANGE LUXURY|
|Activities:||Game Drives, Bujora Museum, Canoeing, Bird watch,|
|Min Persons:||2||Max Persons:||7|
Day 1: Mwanza Town - Saa nane National Park
We pick you up from agreed pint in Mwanza town and transfer you to Saa nane Island National Park at the main gate, where you will embark a boat to the park. You will be riding for 10 minutes at Lake Victoria with the boat before reaching this wonderfully Island of Saanane. On arrival you will start to participate on game viewing, Bird watching, rock hiking and sport fishing mainly Tilapia and Nile Perch. This park had a record of being the first ever National Park to be located within the City and the smallest National Park in both Tanzania and East Africa. It is the home of mammals like Impala, Rock Hyrax, Velvet Monkeys and Wild Cats. The presence of “De-brazas Monkey” underscores its potential as the only Park in the country inhabiting the species. Reptiles are also dominant; they include crocodiles, Monitor Lizards, Agama Lizards, Pancake and Leopard Tortoises, Snakes particularly Python. Bush lunch to be served at the picnic site with a nice view of the Lake Victoria. Late evening take your boat back to your hotel in Mwanza.
Day 2: Mwanza town – Bujora Museum – Lamadi Village
After breakfast we pick you up and drive through Bujora Museum center. This is SUKUMA tribal museum. The museum offers presentations from anthropologists. You will have a chance to learn more about Sukuma History and culture as well as to participate in an impressive dram and snake dancing. Proceed with your drive to Speke Bay. On arrival at your hotel you will check inn and leave for evening bird watch along the lodge and the Lake.
Day 3: Lamadi Village to Serengeti National Park
Early morning attend to the schedule canoe trip at the lodge beach by professional fisherman and brought to Mwaburungu Village. This activity is recommended to start early morning when the lake is calm and the fisherman’s bringing their overnight catch. Your guide will tell and show you different fishing methods while Explore the Lake view, small Island and Village. It’s also the best chance to see different water birds. On your way back you will experience the tribe rhythmic melody of the fisherman’s where you will meet other local people. Come back to the hotel around 10am for branch, and then leave to Serengeti Park for evening game drive.
Day 4: Full Day Game Drive at North Serengeti Mara River
Early breakfast then leave with your lunch box for a game drive along Mara River. August and September you can see the herds spread out across the northern Serengeti, where the Mara River provides the migration with its most serious obstacle. This river gushes through the northern Serengeti from Kenya’s adjacent Maasai Mara Game Reserve. Watching the frantic herds of the wildebeest migration crossing the Mara River can be very spectacular; there are often scenes of great panic and confusion. It’s common to see herds cross the Mara River north on one day, and then back south a few days later.
Day 5: Full Day Game Drive at Northern Serengeti
After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Wagakuria area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area, with prides of lion up to 30 strong, however from July to October the area turns into a wildlife paradise. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross or not cross until a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Day 6: North Serengeti –Center Serengeti
After breakfast you head towards the Serengeti Central reaches of the Serengeti National Park. You will do a game drive en-route from the Western Corridor area to the Seronera area. You arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch you will enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area.
Day 7: Full Day Game Drive at Serengeti National Park
You have full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; you can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. Your journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, you will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich.
Day 8: Serengeti Park to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast at the Lodge you depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the ’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handyman’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. You arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.
Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Lake Manyara Park
After breakfast, descend to the Crater floor for game drive. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world and fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor, dotted with watering holes, shelters some 30,000 animals. You can expect to see lions, elephants, Zebras, Hippos, Flamingos, Jackals, Rhinos Antelopes and many birds. The birds seen here include eagle, vulture, and flamingos in the Crater Lake, stork, bats, giant vulture, sacred ibis, kori bustard, blacksmith plover, long necked heron and the cattle eagle. Picnic lunch will take place at hippo pool after lunch drive to Lake Manyara National Park.
Day 10: Tarangire National Park to Kilimanjaro airport
After breakfast depart for Tarangire National Park, picnic lunch and game drive in Tarangire National Park. Tarangire National Park covers an area of 2,600 sq. km and was established in 1970. The park has numerous baobab trees that will primarily catch your attention. The Park derived its name from the Tarangire River that rises in the highlands of Central Tanzania and winds its way through the game sanctuary. The river beguilingly lures the herds of plains migrants from the desiccated surrounding area to its shrunken – but permanent – blackish waters during the dry season. The animals come by thousands from as far north as the shores of Lake Natron to the bank of this river, significantly swelling the resident population with wildebeest, zebra, and eland, elephant, hartebeest, buffalo and fringe-eared Oryx. During the dry season, the Tarangire pools are clotted with thirsty migrants, and the elephants begin to dig for underground streams in the dry riverbed. Tarangire National Park is said to have the highest recorded number of breeding bird species for any habitat in the world. Late afternoon drive back to Kilimanjaro airport where the tour will end.
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- All meals as per itinerary (3 a day unless otherwise stated)
- All transfers to and from agreed pick up and drop off points (e.g. Airport, Bus Station or hotel in town etc)
- All camping gear (if you are camping)
- Service of an English speaking driver/guide
- Safari base 4×4 Vehicle with open roof for game viewing (sometimes a saloon car or other SUV for excursions in town etc.)
- Driver’s salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Bottled mineral water daily
- All Government taxes
- All National Park and Game Reserve Fees
- If included in your itinerary: foot safaris, boat safaris
- TANAPA armed ranger (where needed, eg. on foot safaris, some boat safaris etc.)
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- International flights & corresponding taxes
- Flying doctors rescue services
- Travel, medical, injury and luggage insurances
- Tips to the driver & guides
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