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Safari 705ND: accommodation in mid-specification lodges and tented camps



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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
Dinner and overnight: Serengeti Kati Kati
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 3
Visited park: Serengeti central and surroundings
Dinner and overnight: Serengeti Kati Kati
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.

Note on the Serengeti migration:
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. Should it be possible to intercept a large group along its way your guide will certainly inform you about the opportunity however, with this itinerary, it is usually better to focus on central Serengeti since Serengeti Mara [where herds will be gathering together] cannot be reached with a daily excursion from Seronera and no other part of the park will offer you the same high concentration of predators and cats as Seronera does. If you are interested in witnessing the wildebeest migration we would recommend to spend at least 4 full days in Serengeti combining the visit of both the central and northern sectors of the park, see for instance our safari 707].

Day 4
Visited park: Serengeti western-central and southern
Dinner and overnight: Ndutu Safari Lodge
Another memorable day in the savannah. Again we would suggest you to leave at 06.00 to witness nature lit up by the gentle glow of rays at dawn. In the morning you will explore the western-central Serengeti where buffaloes herds are commonly encountered and, if you are lucky, you might encounter rhinos. After lunch you will continue your game drive towards Lake Ndutu which straddles the border between Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Ndutu is a much visited area between December and April when the migration gathers on these fertile short grass plains to graze and calve but in dry season, when all mobile camps move northwards it remains equally interesting given the good deal ofresident wildlife and even more pleasant considering the little number of cars game driving around which also prevents animals to be disturbed and increases changes of enhanced sightings ...

Day 5
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 6
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.
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2 travellers
Price per pers.
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4 travellers
Price per pers.
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6 travellers
July $ 2367 $ 1881 $ 1718

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-specification lodges;

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

In central Serengeti: the highest concentration of felines of all Africa, leopards, lions and cheetahs ... hyenas, jackals, vultures and marabou ... zebras, giraffes, dik-dik and impala, wart-hogs and bat-eared foxes, hippos and crocodiles and many others.

In Ndutu: one of the most relevant population of cheetahs of all Serengeti, lions, hippos, many birds but above all a virtually private Serengeti

In the Ngorongoro crater: zebras, elephants, buffalos, rhinos, lions and cheetahs ... Leopards if lucky along with serval cats.