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Cheetahs

Nduara Loliondo

Migration towards the Gol Mountains

 

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: north-eastern sector of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Dinner and overnight: Nduara Loliondo
This is a remote and little explored area which absolutely deserve to be visited as soon as rains have come to green up pastures. Game driving toward the Gol Mountains can be good for the wildebeest migration but also for predators. Unplanned encounter with members of the Masai tribe are also possible.

Day 4
Visited area: Loliondo Game controlled Area
Dinner and overnight: Nduara Loliondo
A memorable day out spent walking, encountering the nomadic Masai people who inhabit the area at this time of the year, going on night game drive not only to sight nocturnal animal but also to admire the fabulous starry vault.

Day 5
Visited area: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Camp Ndutu
Another day of game driving in the vast plains finally reaching your camp in Ndutu .

Day 6
Visited park: Ndutu and surroundings plains
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Camp Ndutu
Along with lions and one of the most relevant population of cheetahs of the entire Serengeti eco-system the area of Ndutu might give you the opportunity to sight some of the less common cats species such as caracals or serval cats or African wildcats. Since this is also calvin season, at this time of the year the presence of predators intensifies. Should migratory herds be scattered around you can head out with your private car into the vast plains reaching as well the remote Kusini, the southernmost tip of western Serengeti.

Day 7
Visited park: south-eastern or western-central and central Serengeti
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Ewanjan
In between one rain and another both the Moru Kopjes [western central Serengeti] and the Gol Kopjes [south-eastern Serengeti] are reached by herds of zebras, wildebeest, gazelles and antelopes. The former also host a resident population of buffaloes and lions are regularly seen on the top of the huge kopjes, the latter are renown for the high concentration of cheetah. In discussion with you guide and according to best game opportunities you will game drive through one of the two locations reaching at sunset the Seronera valley, actually one of the best spot in whole continent to sight leopards ...

Day 8
After breakfast take your last game drive in Seronera along the way to the airstrip. Alternatively you might prefer to depart at 6.00 with packed breakfast to make the most out of your last hours and maximize your changes to see leopards along the waterways ... finally catch you flight to Kilimanjaro airport [via Arusha].

• Should your flight depart in the evening we can arrange a day room in Arusha to refresh or the visit of little but still deserving Arusha National Park.
• Should you wish your journey to continue to the beach then we can extend the domestic flight to the coast or to the islands of Tanzania and the route would become Seronera / Arusha / seaside destination.


2014 Price per pers. based on
2 travellers
Price per pers.
based on
4 travellers
Price per pers.
based on
6 travellers
Masai in Piaya at a cerimony
January & February $ 5178 $ 4552 $ 4344


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
Walking safari, activities with the Masai people and night game drives in Loliondo
AIREXCEL shared charter flight SERENGETI / KILIMANJARO airport
Airport taxes
AMREF urgent evacuation cover

Price excludes:
Christmas supplements if any
Entry visa
Medical expenses insurance
Tips

Upgrades:
upgrade to Ngorongoro crater Lodge usd 549 pppn
upgrade to the Manor Ngorongoro usd 289 pppn
upgrade to &beyond Under Canvas usd 123 pppn

Extras on request:
Activities combinable with your safari.


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

Accommodation in high-specification lodges and tented camps.

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

In the Ngorongoro and southern Serengeti plains: Vast plains and remoteness feeling; off-roads game drives, ostrich, giraffes, gazelles, elands, zebras, the wildebeest migratory herds and plenty of predators hence lions, cheetahs, jackals and hyanas. If lucky also leopards, wild dogs, striped hyenas and caracal. Fortuitous, unplanned encounters with the Masai people.

In Loliondo: nature walkings, activities with the Masai people and night game drives.

In central Serengeti: leopards, crocodiles and hippos.

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

Loliondo South