20 Days Holiday in Tanzania
|Activities:||Game Drives, Walking Safari, Hiking Safari, Boat Safari, Historic sites, Culture.|
|Min Persons:||2||Max Persons:||7|
Day 1: Arrival
Pick clients from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer them to your lodgings in Arusha.
Day 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
In the morning after breakfast in your accommodation, we pick you up and drive 130 kilometers on a tarmac road to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive early enough for a morning game drive before a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive. The park is home to tree-dwelling lions, hippo, elephants, zebra, buffalo, giraffes, Olive baboons, blue and vervet monkeys, warthog, and more. About 350 species of birds have been recorded including ground hornbills, roller, eagle owl, and much more.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, the route to Serengeti National Park is a game drive in itself. Serengeti is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles or a pride of lions lazing in the shade.
Day 4: Full Day at Serengeti National Park
A full-day game drive in the park. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, and many birds. Your guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating hidden animals.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park - Olduvai Gorge - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we take you on a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch. Later we depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim via the prehistoric site at Olduvai George. This short stop at Olduvai Gorge is both interesting and enjoyable. This is the famous archeological site where the Leakey’s discovered remains of Australopithecus Homo habilis and Homo erectus. It has an amazing landscape forged from the same tectonic forces, which created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Museum, a short lecture, and a walk down to the site where the remains were found fascinates everyone.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater tour - Tarangire National Park.
Breakfast at 06:00 to descend down onto the crater floor for an amazing game drive. The big five reside here: rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant. And many other species live in this wonderful caldera, approximately 30,000 animals altogether. Birds include flamingo on the soda lake, cranes, various kingfisher, ostrich, black kite, vultures, and more. Your lunch will be served at the picnic site at Ngoitoktok swamp, a hippo pool. After lunch, we continue game viewing and later ascend up to the crater rim and drive to Tarangire National Park.
Day 7:Full Day at Tarangire National Park
The morning after breakfast, full day game drive in Tarangire with picnic lunch. Tarangire National Park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands, and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas.
Day 8: Tarangire - Kolo Irangi Painting - Dodoma Town
After breakfast then check out and drive to Tanzania’s capital city which is Dodoma. On the way, we will view Kolo Irangi Rock Paintings. Halfway between Arusha and Dodoma near the village of Kolo are some of the finest examples of rock paintings in the world. These extraordinary paintings depict the animals and customs of the people at the time.
Day 9: Dodoma town- Ruaha National Park
After breakfast, we drive to Ruaha National Park via Mtera a hydroelectric dam. Iringa is a charming, if somewhat down-at-heel town, which lies at the heart of Tanzania’s tea industry. Market days bring forth an eclectic mix of expatriate wives dressed in pastel frocks shopping with their baskets and mingling with tribal people on their monthly trading spree. Expect to be in Ruaha park late evening for dinner and overnight.
Days 10: Full Day Game rives in Ruaha National Park
These game drives in Ruaha National Park, are ideal for looking for roan and sable antelope. You will also see hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck, and buffalo as they venture to the river’s edge to drink. This, of course, attracts the attention of lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, and jackals. Walking in the wilderness includes a visit to one of Africa’s most important historic sites. There are many birds in the park including Eurasia migrants that visit the park each year.
Days 11:Wilderness Walking safari & Night Game drives in Ruaha National Park
After breakfast launch a walking trip in the wilderness accompanied by an armed ranger guide who will guide you on walking to get close to the animals, plants, fingerprints, and animals along the river for fine pictures. Come back to the hotel for hot lunch and relaxation. Evening leaves again for a sunset game drive. Early dinner at your accommodation, then leave again for a night game drive which starts at 8:00 pm to midnight. The night game drive will give you a chance to see night-active creatures.
Days 12:Another Full Day Game drives in Ruaha National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Park. On any given day, Ruaha National Park has the potential to showcase a good number of biodiversities in just one-third of the park size. From our experience within the Msembe and Jongomeru area you might see the Silver Back Jackal, Elephants that walked into the camp, Hippos that foraged around the camp at night, African hunting dogs that trotted past our vehicle, a pride of 18 lions that were hunting, and the superb Lesser and Greater Kudus as well as rarely Roan and Sable Antelopes which cab be seen at every southern section of the park. The vegetation of the park also boasts Palm, Fig, Tamarind, and Baobab trees that are not commonly seen in other parks. There are over 1600 plant species and over 370 bird species confirmed in the park.
Day 13: Ruaha - Udzungwa Mountains National Park
An early start with a game drives en route to Udzungwa Mountains National Park, passing the Ismail Stone Age Site on the way. The evening rest and relaxation are now well deserved.
Day 14: Walking in Udzungwa Park - Mikumi National Park
Breakfast in camp before taking a walk in this beautiful park. Enjoy and experience the stunning natural beauty of the park. Lunch in the bush then continues exploring the area visiting a picturesque waterfall and perhaps see the endemic red colobus monkey and, certainly, beautiful scenery. Late afternoon we set off for Mikumi National Park and dinner at your lodgings.
Day 15: Full day Game Drive in Mikumi National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in the park. You are most likely to see elephants, lions, wild dogs, zebras, hyenas, buffalo, wildebeest, eland, hartebeest, crocodile, lizard, and other residents. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park.
Day 16: Mikumi Park- Nyerere National Park
Depart to Nyerere National park which was called Selous Game Reserve. The journey will take 6 hours due to road conditions over the Uluguru Mountains, across rivers, and through small local villages. You can see the game on the way too.
Day 17: Wildenesss Walking & Game drive at Nyerere National Park
Take an early morning walking safari. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will have the opportunity to ‘touch the wild’. Back for lunch. In the afternoon, leave again for a sunset game drive.
Day 18: Game drive and Boat Safari in Nyerere National Park
A half-day game drive in Selous. Evening leave for a boat safari at Rufiji River. During this excursion, you can admire hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat at close range.
Day 19:Nyerere National Park- Dar es Salaam
An early morning game drive in the reserve and back to your lodgings for breakfast. We then check out and drive back to Dar es Salaam where you will arrive in the early afternoon. Check-in at your accommodation and have a short relaxation after a long safari trip in Tanzania.
Day 20: Back Home
We transfer you to Julias Nyerere International Airport in time for your scheduled flight back home.
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|TS01: Southern & Northern of Tanzania Safari Holiday|
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- All activities as per the itinerary
- All Accommodation as per itinerary – N.B. accommodation mentioned in the itinerary is dependent on availabilty at the time of booking; alternatives of a similar class may be booked instead
- 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.)
- Crater service fees (if visiting Ngorongoro Crater)
- All Museum Fees.
- All Historic and Culture Site or Event Fees
- All Nature Trail Fees.
- Extras, personal expenses i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- Optional activities not outlined on the itinerary
- International flights & corresponding taxes
- Flying doctors rescue services
- Travel, medical, injury and luggage insurances
- Tips to the driver & guides
- Anything else not mentioned in the inclusions (above).