VALUE TOUR
Price
$3,000 per person
Duration
8 days/ 7 nights
Destination
Tanzania
Travellers
2+

EXPERIENCE THE WILD ANIMAL KINGDOM Serengeti 8 Day Safari Tour Guide

Authentic Serengeti safari of Arusha, Lake Manyara National Park, Central Serengeti, Karatu, and Lake Burunge
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Destination
Departure Location
Starts at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Arrival may be at any time on day 1. (note: earliest check-in at Ilboru Safari Lodge is 1400 hrs)
Return Location
Ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport. The earliest departure from Kilimanjaro International Airport on the last day of the safari should be after 1600 hours.
Tour Start Date & Time
June 22, 2019 View other Times
Additional Information
Tour Number: SV0701C2019
Price includes
  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Game drives and crater tour
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Meet and greet services
  • One bottle of water per person per day during game drives
  • Seat in vehicle safari
  • Services of a bilingual English speaking driver-guide
Price does not include
  • Airport tax (usually included in the tickets)
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
  • Driver guide or local escort gratuities
  • International flights
  • Medical, evacuation or travel insurance
  • Services not specifically stated in the itinerary
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
  • Visa arrangements
Additional Prices
Price listed: Per person sharing Apr 01 to Jun 10 2019: Per person sharing $3,000; Single supplement add $185 Jun 11 to Oct 31 2019: Per person sharing $3,450; Single supplement add $460 Nov 01 to Dec 15 2019: Per person sharing $3,190; Single supplement add $360 Dec 16 to Dec 31 2019: Per person sharing $3,450; Single supplement add $450

Arusha

Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from the safari circuit as it features a temperate climate and lush surrounds. Visitors can look forward to exploring the wildlife-abundant Serengeti National Park; the magnificent Arusha National Park; and taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain.

Lake Manyara National Park

Situated in Tanzania’s central-northern region with the Lake Manyara on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west, the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats supporting an array of wildlife. This small park is home to surprising biodiversity and features a magnificent landscape of acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. The park supports 400 species of bird, and the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. Other species include giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, warthog, the Cape clawless otter, and Egyptian mongoose. Don’t miss the opportunity to see thousands of flamingos on the lake, the renowned tree-climbing lions, and large families of elephants strolling through the forest.

Central Serengeti

Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities. This picture-perfect landscape is characterized by endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains, interspersed by rocky outcrops of granite, scattered with acacia woodlands and covered in a network of rivers and streams. The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval and much more. Popular activities include: game viewing, cultural tours, horse riding safaris, and hot air ballooning over the spectacularly scenic terrain.

Karatu

Travelers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will inevitably pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colorful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks. The town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional Iraqw homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephants caves. Whether you are looking for cultural tours, hiking and biking opportunities, a chance to enjoy an authentic rural Tanzania experience, or simply a break between safari game drives, this underrated town has plenty to offer.

Lake Burunge

Lake Burunge is one of three major lakes in the Manyara Region of Tanzania. Located in the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire, Lake Burunge serves as an ideal base for exploring the area as it is just a stone’s throw from the impressive Tarangire National Park. There are several tented camps along the lake’s shore, from which guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the lake and surrounding wilderness. Visitors can look forward to enjoying sun downers from their lakeside deck, going on thrilling game drives in the national park, and relaxing around a roaring open fire in the evenings. Other popular activities include guided nature walks and cultural visits to a number of neighboring Mbugwe villages.

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Day 1-

Arusha

  • Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport (flight booked by customer), where you are met and transferred to your hotel located a short distance from Arusha Town Center.
  • Overnight Ilboru Safari Lodge
  • Bed and breakfast provided
  • EXPERT TIP: Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft sided bags not exceeding 15kgs and 65×46 cm.
Day 2-

Lake Manyara National Park

  • Morning at leisure and safari briefing followed by lunch.
  • Afternoon depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni you turn North West and continue the village of Mto wa Mbu where you will find your camp ready to welcome you for your relaxing stay.
  • Overnight at the Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp
  • Full board provided
Day 3-

Central Serengeti

  • After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch.
  • Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues North West across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate.  Complete the formalities and enter the park with game viewing en route to the lodge arriving for dinner
  • Overnight at Kati Kati Camp
  • Full board provided
Day 4-

Central Serengeti

  • Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.
  • Overnight at Kati Kati Camp
  • Full board provided
Day 5-

Karatu

  • After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping off en route for your picnic lunch. You then continue your journey towards Ngorongoro where you pass along the rim of the crater and descend to the park gate and your lodge located in Karatu surrounded by farmland and a view of the back wall of the crater.
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Farm house / Tloma Lodge
  • Full board provided
Day 6-

Karatu

  • A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest natural wildlife arena. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. A truly unique wildlife experience.  Return to the lodge in the late afternoon for dinner and overnight.
  • Overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse / Tloma Lodge
  • Full board provided
Day 7-

Lake Burunge

  • Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, heading south east past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu village. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, viewing the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road.  Arrive at the camp for lunch and then travel a short distance to the Tarangire Park Gate where the afternoon is spent game viewing.
  • Immerse in the views of the Tarangire River, large population of wildlife around the Silale swamps and the majestic baobab trees the park is so famous for.  Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
  • Overnight at Lake Burunge Tented Camp
  • Full board provided
Day 8-

End of Itinerary

  • Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations.
  • On arrival in Arusha lunch is provided followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect international departure flight

More about Tanzania

The name Tanzania conjures up images of wildebeest stampeding across vast savannah, rain forests teeming with monkeys and birdlife, and great plains brimming with legions of game. All of these natural wonders and more are on offer in this exceptionally diverse African nation. Visitors typically visit Tanzania to partake in at least one of the four well known Tanzanian tourist experiences: a relaxing seaside vacation on the picturesque island paradise of Zanzibar, an underwater tour of some of the world’s most renowned dive sites around the gorgeous Spice Islands, a safari adventure in some of Africa’s most impressive game reserves, or a hiking excursion around Mount Kilimanjaro National Park. Whichever of these incredible holidays you choose, you will undoubtedly be welcomed by some fabulously friendly and peaceful inhabitants who, despite being divided into 120 different ethnic groups and cultures, live in harmony with one another and provide some of the most wonderfully exotic local cuisine you could imagine. With all of this diversity on offer, the most difficult part of your Tanzanian holiday experience is likely to be deciding where to go!

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Serengeti 8 Day Safari Tour Guide

Price
$3,000 per person
Duration
8 days/ 7 nights
Destination
Tanzania
Travellers
2+

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