|Safari Name||7Days The Maasai Camping Safari|
Summary of Key Tour Details:
• Duration: 7Days/6Nights
• Destinations: Arusha/Karatu/Lake Manyara/Serengeti N.Park/Ngorongoro Conservation Area
• Accommodation: Campsite
• Transport: Using Custom-built 4×4 Landcruisers/Jeep with pop up rooftop for Game viewing
• Flight Option: Flying option is available for this safari but at an extra cost.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Early booking is advised to avoid missing on your choice of hotels/accommodation.
Day 1: Arusha – Karatu
TThe tour starts with lunch in Arusha town at 1230hrs. 1400hrs, drive to Lake Manyara. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu Tented Lodge.
Day 2: Karatu – Lake Manyara National Park:
Breakfast at the lodge, followed by a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park whose inhabitants include hippos, monkeys, tree climbing lions, flamingos and other varieties of birdlife. Lunch at the lodge. After lunch, drive back to Serengeti National Park, Dinner and overnight at the mobile camp. Lake Manyara National Park: Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.The Park is home to a myriad of bird life and the famous tree-climbing lions. The soda lake occupies 77% of the National Park total area of 330 sqm. 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.
Day 3 and 4: Two Full Days in Serengeti National Park
Spend two full days of game viewing in the Serengeti National Park: A World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, Serengeti National Park is aptly referred to as “endless plains” by the Maasai. Serengeti provides sanctuary to the highest concentration of plains animals in the world. Within its area of 14,763 sq km are more than 4 million large mammals living in total wilderness freedom. About 35 species of plains animals can be observed including elephants, buffaloes, topi, wildebeest, gazelles, zebras, lions, leopards, cheetahs and over 400 species of birds.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park- Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s renowned archaeological discoveries. Their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remains. Proceed driving to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lunch at Ngorongoro Standard Camp, Afternoon at leisure.Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Standard Camp (Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge during April, May & June).
Day 6: Full Day in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Today descend 2000 feet (0ver 600 meters) to the floor of the crater for a half day crater tour. Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food. Picnic lunches will be served in the crater.The Ngorongoro Conservation Area: A UNESCO protected World Heritage Site and an International Biosphere Reserve, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area covering an area of 8292 sq km consists of the Ngorongoro Crater itself, Empakai Crater, Oldupai Gorge, and Ndutu including the short grass plains of the south eastern Serengeti ecosystem. The crater floor is home to thousands of plain animals, including the rare black rhino, zebra, wildebeest, gazelles, hippos, eland, elephants, and a large predator population of lions, hyena, and jackal.Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Standard Camp (Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge during April, May & June)
Day 7: Ngorongoro Conservation Area-Arusha-Departure
After breakfast return to Arusha. Lunch at Impala Hotel
Activities/services included in the cost:
• Arrival and departure airport transfer. • Accommodation as per the itinerary.
• Accommodation in the National Parks is based on Full Board
• Road transportation in custom made safari vehicles.
• Exclusive private vehicle and driver-guide throughout the safari
• Game dives as per the itinerary
• Park and game reserve entrance fees
• English Driver guides available for the safari
• Our 24hours support throughout the safari
Activities/services excluded in the cost:
• All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
• Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
• Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
• Flying option available for certain safaris at an extra cost
• Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips etc
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