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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Tanzania northern parks safaris itineraries
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Safari 607L: accommodation in high-specification lodges and tented camps
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Day 1
Visited park: Tarangire
Dinner and overnight: Oliver's Camp
Upon arrival at Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport you will be met by your private guide and car and depart to Tarangire NP.
In July, in Tarangire, dry season should be quite underway and at least in the second half of the month almost all animals that had left the park in green season given the availability of seasonal water sources away from the river should have come back ... wildebeest, giraffes, zebras, gazelles, impala, reedbuck, eland, waterbuck, hartebeest, greater and lesser kudu ... and lions, leopards and cheetahs are all around ... matchless for the huge number of elephants coming back ... unforgettable the majestic and enigmatic baobas that dot the north of the park.

Day 2
Visited park: Tarangire
Dinner and overnight: Exploreans Ngorongoro
A new day of game driving in Tarangire that you will leave late in the afternoon in order to get closer to Ngorongoro ...

Day 3
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 4
Visited park: Serengeti central
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Ewanjan
In central Serengeti the progression of the dry season forces animals to adapt to different lifestyles than in green season ... Gazelles and antelopes have to gather along permanent rivers and water sources ... predators are compelled to compress their territory close to the same water sources ... Seronera is hosting the largest population of cats in Africa ...

Day 5
Visited park: Serengeti central and surroundings
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Ewanjan
A full day out in the bush ... at dawn to sight predators hunting or returning from their nightly hunting forays and to witness cubs playing ... nearby the river courses where predators wait their preys moving along very predictable routes ... driving through alternative and more remote locations in the afternoon in order to enjoy a truly excellent wilderness experience where almost no other cars will be met ... lunch at the camp or pic nic, since you are travelling with private car and vehicle you can entirely dictate the pace of your day.

Day 6
Visited park: Serengeti north-east and Mara
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Mara
Between the end of June and the beginning of July the wildebeest migration usually abandons the western corridor heading north, to the Serengeti Mara region. It is hard to predict where exactly herds will be located when you will be in the park, on average they arrive in the Mara region in the second half of July and at that time crossings also start to occur. After breakfast you will leave for Serengeti Mara where you will arrive after about five hours game driving accross the park ... once there you will start game driving along the Mara River banks looking for wildebeest herds ready to cross ...

Day 7
Visited park: Serengeti Mara and Lamai wedge
Dinner and overnight: Lemala Mara
Moving along the Mara river banks you might be able to sight elephants herds passing from one side to the other, large families of hippos resting in the water, huge Nile crocodiles and with a little luck wildebeest crossing the river... the Lamai wedge on the other side of the river and the beginning of the Mara watershed where little by little the acacia groves give way to the open savanna. This is one of the most remote areas of Serengeti, topographically very similar to Kenyan Masai Mara which extends beyond the border, here you can possibly sight wildebeest herds but also many other herbivores along with their predators although sightings of cats never reach that of central Serengeti at this time of the year.

Day 8
After breakfast take your last game drive in Serengeti along the way to the Kogatende airstrip. A morning flight will scoop you from here to Arusha or to Kilimanjaro airport. 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 ...


2014 Price per pers. based on
2 travellers
Price per pers.
based on
4 travellers
Price per pers. based on
6 travellers
July $ 5589 $ 4894 $ 4663


Price includes:

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

Price excludes:
Entry visa
Medical expenses insurance
Tips

Upgrades:
upgrade to Swala Camp 0 usd pppn
upgrade to Ngorongoro crater Lodge usd 1032 pppn
upgrade to the Manor Ngorongoro usd 245 pppn
upgrade to Sayari usd 257 pppn
upgrade to Nomad Lamai usd 253 pppn

Extras on request:
Activities combinable with your safari.


 

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

Accommodation in relatively high and high-specification lodges and tented camps;

In Tarangire:
especially from the second half of the month large herds of elephants, many herbivores and their predators ... even African hunting dogs if you are lucky ...

In central Serengeti:
plenty of gazelles; high concentration of cats and in particular leopards, lions and cheetahs ... hyenas, jackals, vultures and marabou ... herbivores and other resident species including the little Bat-eared Fox.

In Serengeti Mara:
wildebeest river crossings [most likely to occur from the second half of the month onwards], huge Nile crocodiles, large families of hippos

In the Ngorongoro crater:
zebras, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, lions and cheetahs ... with a little luck leopards along with serval cats ... virtually all the cast except giraffes