Day 1 Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport
Welcome to Tanzania
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to Arusha.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Arusha is a city in East Africa's Tanzania, located at the base of volcanic Mt. Meru. It's a gateway to safari destinations and to Africa's highest peak, 5,895m Mt. Kilimanjaro, lying some 100 kilometers northeast. To the west lies Serengeti National Park, home to wildlife including lions, rhinoceros, giraffes and leopards. Annual migrations feature huge herds of wildebeests crossing its plains.
Dinner at the hotel followed by peaceful night.
Overnight in Arusha
Day 2 Arusha-Lake Manyara
After breakfast and check out, pick up by your safari driver guide and head to Lake Manyara National Park.
From Arusha to Lake Manyara, approximately 140km, approx. 2½ hours’ drive by road.
Arrive at your lodge and check in. Lunch will be provided at the lodge.
After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game viewing in Lake Manyara.
Lake Manyara National Park: Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, less than 130 kilometres from Arusha town, is Lake Manyara National Park, one of the oldest and most popular sanctuaries in East Africa. It is home to a myriad of bird life and the famous tree-climbing lions. The park offers an impressive diversity of habitats for animals and birds: from the slopes of the rift escarpment and ground water forest to the acacia woodlands, open grassland, and the soda lake itself which occupies 77% of the National Park total area of 330 sq m. Common animals include baboons, giraffe, impala, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, elephant, hippos, with over 400 species of birds including water birds and the colourful migratory flamingoes.
Return back to the lodge. Freshen up and get yourself ready for the dinner.
Overnight in Lake Manyara
Day 3 Lake Manyara-Serengeti
After breakfast drive to Central Serengeti via Ngorongoro. The distance from Lake Manyara to Serengeti is approximately 240km and around 4½ hours’ drive by road.
Arriving for lunch at Serengeti and check in to the lodge.
Serengeti National Park
Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat. Also know for the African BIG 5, the lion, leopard, Elephant, Rhino and Buffalo!
Return to the tented camp and freshen up, as you take in the excitement of the day!
Dinner at the lodge and time to relax and share stories.
Overnight in Serengeti
Day 4 Serengeti
Breakfast at the lodge. Today experience a full day game drive at the Serengeti.
Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park tracking the migration.
During the day an Optional Hot Air Balloon Safari can be done with an extra cost.
Cost per person USD 440.00
Return back to the lodge freshen up and prepare yourself for a nice dinner.
Day 5 Serengeti-Ngorongoro
Breakfast at the lodge. (Serengeti – Ngorongoro, approx. 160km, approx. 3 hrs drive by road)
With packed lunches depart and head to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Descend the floor of the crater drive for a half day crater tour.
The Crater is one of the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world, offering fabulous game viewing and is one of the only such places in Africa. Large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra that depend on the open grasslands are in the crater, attracting predators, the black- maned lion, the leopard and hyena. The elephant found are the lone males. A soda lake attracts water birds, including flamingos and is a suitable place for predators to make their kill. Wildly beautiful as it is, it is not surprising that Ngorongoro Crater has been called a Garden of Eden.
At around 1600hrs ascend to the rim of crater
Dinner and thereafter
Overnight in Ngorongoro
Day 6 Ngorongoro-Arusha-Kilimanjaro/ End of trip
After breakfast. The day is free until checkout time. The driver will pick you up and drop you to the airport for your onward flight.
AED 7290/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights.
Destinations: Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Lake Manyara, Lake, Serengeti, Ngorongoro.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class airfare from Dubai / Kilimanjaro / Dubai.
1 night / 2 days accommodation in Arusha, Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro based on double room occupancy.
2 nights / 3 days accommodation in Serengiti based on double room occupancy.
Return transfers in Kilimanjaro.
Game drives on seat on coach.
Full board meal.
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
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