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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Tanzania northern parks safaris itineraries
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Safari 605L: accommodation in high-specification lodges and tented camps
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Day 1
Visited park: Lake Manyara National Park
Dinner and overnight: Exploreans Ngorongoro
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by your private guide and car and depart to Lake Manyara NP to enjoy a gentle game driving.

Day 2
Visited park: Ngorongoro crater
Dinner and overnight: Exploreans Ngorongoro
After breakfast you will depart with your guide and car to spend the day game driving into the famous caldera with picnic lunch. Since you can entirely dictate the pace you might decide to leave the crater as late as possible or to return to the lodge after the picnic to relax.

Day 3
Visited park: Serengeti central and Ndutu
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Ewanjan
Rainfall patterns can vary every year but the second half of May usually marks out the beginning of the dry season and that is the time to normally witness endless columns of migratory wildebeest moving westward ... before of entering Serengeti you will divert to Lake Ndutu and Masek straddling the Serengeti-Ngorongoro borders. Off-tracks game driving are still allowed here and the area support year-round a good deal of resident wildlife ...

Day 4
Visited park: Serengeti western corridor
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Ewanjan
A full day out in the bush exploring the Grumeti Valley, game driving up to Kirawira where herds gradually start to mass up and where, if lucky, you might also witness some early crossings. The river banks are also home to huge Nile crocodiles, hippos, leopards, black and white colobus monkeys ... beyond migratory herds the surrounding plains also host a good deal of resident wildlife including the largest population of topi antelope left in Africa ...

Day 5
Visited park: Serengeti western-central and south-eastern
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Ewanjan
Early morning game drive along the Seronera river courses, deemed to be one of the most strategic area of the continent for leopard sightings ... the remainder of the day you will game drive in western-central and southern Serengeti visiting remote and beautiful areas hosting year-round herbivores and predators ... If lucky you might sight as well rhinos and some smaller cat species such as serval, caracal and african wild cat ...

Day 6
After breakfast take your last game drive in Seronera along the way to the airstrip. A morning flight will scoop you from here and take you to Arusha or to Kilimanjaro airport.


2014 Price per pers. based on
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Price per pers.
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4 travellers
Price per pers. based on
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Pigmy kingfisher
May $ 2788 $ 2301 $ 2139


Price includes:

Safari with private guide and 4x4 safari vehicle at your exclusive use
Accommodation in double
Full Board basis included selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
Water [1,5 Lt per person per day], tea and coffee during game drives
Parks and conservation fees
AIREXCEL shared charter flight SERENGETI / KILIMANJARO airport
Airport taxes
AMREF urgent evacuation cover

Price excludes:
Entry visa
Medical expenses insurance
Tips

Upgrades:
upgrade to Ngorongoro crater Lodge usd 709 pppn
upgrade to the Manor Ngorongoro usd 259 pppn

Extras on request:
Activities combinable with your safari.


Private guide and 4x4 safari vehicle at your exclusive use;

Accommodation in mid-specification lodges and tented camps;

At Lake Manyara: dense groundwater forest, baboons and blue monkeys, buffaloes, elephants and other herbivores, large flocks of birds including some Eurasian migrants. If lucky tree-climbing lions.

In central Serengeti: hippos and crocs in the pools, scattered groups of wildebeest and zebra, giraffes, gazelles, herds of buffaloes, antelopes and predators hence leopards, lions and cheetahs, jackals and spotted hyenas, if lucky ... rhinos !

In western Serengeti: endelss columns of migratory wildebeest moving westwards from central Serengeti, if lucky early crossings of the Grumeti River. Leopards, black and white colobus monkeys, Nile crocodiles and hippos along the Grumeti river, hervivores and their predators in the surrounding plains. Optional excursion to Lake Victoria.

In Ndutu: lots of birds including flamingos, off-tracks game driving, herbivors and predators including one of the most relevant population of cheetahs of Serengeti. If lucky you might also spot african wild dogs, caracals, serval and the most elusive striped hyena.

Landscape in transition from brillant green hues to yellow, flowers and butterflies, heavy downpours lasting 30 - 60 minutes are likely to occur above all in the first half of the month normally in the early morning or evening. This is an excellent time for photography since clouds provide stunning depth and contrast while bright greens provide great pop of colors.

In the Ngorongoro crater: elephants, buffalos, rhinos, lions and cheetahs ... Leopards if lucky.