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Safari 704: accommodation in mid-specification lodges and tented camps



Lionesses at Lake Manyara

Crater of Ngorongoro

Day 1
Visited park: Lake Manyara National Park
Dinner and overnight: Tloma mountain Lodge
Upon arrival at Arusha airport you will be met by your private guide and car and depart to Lake Manyara NP to enjoy a gentle game driving. This park is considered a bird watchers paradise with its over 380 different species. Unlikely other parks, it offers the spectacle of large flocks more than that of single sightings.

Day 2
Visited park: Serengeti central and south-eastern
Dinner and overnight: Seronera Wildlife Lodge
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 westwards from central Serengeti, at the same time the progression of drought starts to trigger herbivores close to the permanent water streams which causes their predators to gather nearby ...

Day 3
Visited park: western corridor
Dinner and overnight: Seronera Wildlife Lodge
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 4
Visited park: Ngorongoro crater
Dinner and overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House
Today you will explore the famous caldera, one of the most fascinating places of Africa. Thanks to the variety of habitats [long and short grasses savannahs, acacia forest, woodland, clearings, swamps, freshwater and soda lakes] it hosts all year round about 30.000 animals ...

Day 5
Breakfast and return back to Arusha. Time permitting visit Mto wa Mbu market or enjoy a visit to a coffee plantation with hot lunch [the visit to the coffee plantation has to be requested at the time of booking].

2014 Price per pers. based on
2 travellers
Price per pers. based on
4 travellers
Price per pers. based on
6 travellers
May $ 1555 $ 1168 $ 1039

Price includes:

Safari with private guide and 4x4 safari vehicle at your exclusive use
Accommodation in double
FB basis excluded beverages
Water [1,5 Lt per person per day], tea and coffee during game drives
Parks and conservation fees
AMREF urgent evacuation cover

Price excludes:
Beverages except where otherwise stated
Medical expenses insurance
Entry visa

Extras on request:
Activities combinable with your safari.

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

Accommodation in mid-range lodges;

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

In Serengeti: endelss columns of migratory wildebeest moving westwards from central Serengeti, if lucky early crossings of the Grumeti River. Nile crocodiles and hippos along the river, herds of buffaloes and elephants, zebras, gazelles, topi antelopes, leopards, lions and cheetahs, jackals and spotted hyenas,if lucky ... rhinos ! Optional excursion to Lake Victoria.

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.

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