This classic safari takes you to some of Africa's ultimate wildlife areas - Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Tarangire National Park, home to large herds of Elephant and migratory Wildebeest, Zebra, Buffalo, Gazelle, Hartebeest, Eland and Oryx; Ngorongoro Crater, the World’s largest volcanic caldera, which naturally confines a plethora of wildlife; Serengeti National Park which witnesses one of the world’s most incredible wildlife experiences - The Great Migration. Wonderful game viewing and photography opportunities.
Pick up Kilimanjaro int’l airport and transfer by road to Arusha. Overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel in Arusha.
You will be met at Kilimanjaro airport (or Arusha lodge/hotel) by your driver/guide for the start of your safari, and transferred in your customised 4x4 safari vehicle to Maramboi Tented Camp for a 2 night stay. Maramboi Tented Camp is ideally placed to explore the ecosystems of both Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Park.
Located in the Manyara Region and named after the only water source for wild animals during dry seasons - the Tarangire River - Tarangire National Park is superb for wildlife. During dry season giraffes, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, lions and hippos are common. Bird life is thriving and comprehensive, with Tarangire being home to over 500 species ranging from Ostriches to Lovebirds. A Lake once described by Ernest Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa", Lake Manyara is full of stunning scenery. From the moment you enter the entrance gate, you are immersed in a lush groundwater forest, watched by relaxing baboons as blue monkeys dart in-between the ancient trees.
MARAMBOI TENTED CAMP
Maramboi Tented Camp is ideally placed to explore the ecosystems of both Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Located in the Manyara Region and named after the only water source for wild animals during dry seasons - the Tarangire River.
Continue on to Kitela Lodge in the Karatu region, an exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater and a beautiful waterfall, affording visitors a different, 'non-safari' perspective on Tanzania.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers a staggering 8,000km2 of wildlife sanctuaries. The biggest feature of this incredible landscape is the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater was born from a huge volcanic eruption 2-3 million years ago, and it's floor covers 260 square kilometres. Providing good grazing all year round, this area is inhabited by hippopotamus, elephants, wildebeests and many other wildlife species. The Ngorongoro crater also has one of the densest known population of lions on earth. A Ngorongoro wildlife safari provides one of the best opportunities to see the animal species East Africa is famous for. The Great Wildebeest Migration, during the early months of the year, creates breath taking scenes as the area is inhabited by enormous herds of wildebeests and zebra.
Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater and a beautiful waterfall.
One of Africa’s truly great safari destinations. Your home for the next 2 nights is Kati Kati Tented Camp, a permanent camp, in a mobile camp style. The camp is well located in Central Serengeti to access the vast Serengeti Plains, and from June to November where the greatest concentration of animals can be found.
This African region is truly worthy of its World Heritage status. With 1.5 million hectares of savannah, it is still possible to find yourself the only human audience to the awe inspiring wildlife. Serengeti National Park has become famous for the annual migration of two million wildebeests, with hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras. An unrivalled display of nature is created as predators follow searching for pasture and water. The visceral dynamic of predator vs prey is dominant across the Serengeti. 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.
The sprawling landscape of the Serengeti is made up of grassland and woodland, plains, kopjes, and marshes; all of which make up a savannah. Whatever wonders you see in the Serengeti, you can be sure that they will never leave you. The sense of freedom that stems from the vast spaces characteristic of this World Heritage site will follow you home.
SERENGETI KATI KATI TENTED CAMP
A permanent tented camp, in a mobile camp style, located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains.
Your safari ends today with an onward light aircraft flight from Seronera Airstrip in the Serengeti.
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|Kilimanjaro/Arusha > Maramboi Tented Camp||± 3hrs|
|Maramboi Tented Camp > Kitela Lodge||± 3hrs|
|Kitela Lodge > Kati Kati Tented Camp||± 3hrs|
|Kati Kati Tented Camp > Seronera Airstrip||± 1hr|
|Note: These times are estimates and are dependant on flights and accommodation selections.|
This safari is the classic 'northern circuit' in Tanzania, which can be adapted to use different camps in Serengeti National Park, to follow the Great Migration. The same route can also be used with more upmarket camps if required.
This is based on a private vehicle and driver/guide, again there are more luxury vehicles available if required. But what this isn't is a minibus tour in big hotel-style lodges, all of the camps and lodges used are smaller independent properties, and within the restrictions that the itinerary demands you can travel at your own pace.
With ever increasing flight options and connections you can combine this trip with Zanzibar, Mauritius and the Seychelles for a beach extension. Dubai, Victoria Falls, Cape Town & South Africa and Mozambique, for something different. Or one of the great lakes in Africa. Or Rwanda for a Mountain Gorilla experience. There are plenty of options!
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