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Tanzania Simba Safari

  • Lake Manyara National Park
  • Ngorongora Crater
  • Serengeti
  • Tarangire National Park

Overview

The itinerary includes overnight stays in Lake Manyara National Park, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park. The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Maasai Mara has been declared as one of the Natural Wonders of Africa. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ’8th Natural Wonder of the World’. And a visit to Lake Manyara’s is a must, where you find the famous tree-climbing lions. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season. (Depending your season of travel you can see this). Other highlights of this park includes thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks. The itinerary begins and ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport. This is an eight days & seven-night itinerary, on a scheduled tour program.
This itinerary is guaranteed for a minimum of two guests.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Saturday/Tuesday/Thursday Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport (flight booked by agent), where you are met and transferred to your hotel located a short distance from Arusha Town Centre.
Overnight Arusha Coffee Lodge on bed and breakfast basis

Day 2- Sunday/Wednesday/Friday Arusha - Lake Manyara

Morning at leisure and safari briefing followed by lunch. Afternoon you depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni you turn North West and continue the journey up through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.
Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena on full board basis

Day 3 - Monday/Thursday/Saturday Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues North West across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you’ll hopefully start spotting game well before you get into the park.
Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

Day 4 - Tuesday/Friday/Sunday Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.
Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

Day 5 - Wednesday/Saturday/Monday Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping off en route for your picnic lunch. You then continue your journey towards Ngorongoro where you visit a Masai Village before you continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

Day 6 - Thursday/Sunday/Tuesday Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. Lunch is served near a small lake filled with hippos. You then continue game viewing before returning to the crater’s rim and your lodge.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

Day 7 - Friday/Monday/Wednesday Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head south east en route to Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu village and Tarangire beyond. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a game drive en route. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive.
Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge on a full board basis

Day 8 - Saturday/Tuesday/Thursday Tarangire National Park - Arusha

Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha you will be provided lunch followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect international departure flight (booked by your travel agent).

Passengers not connecting will have to overnight for 1 night at Arusha Coffee lodge or similar.

Dates

Dates available on request.

Best time to join this tour if you want to see some of the migration pattern is from December – May/June every year.

Rates

Rates available on request

Included

• Meet and greet services
• Seat in vehicle safari
• EXCLUSIVE 4x4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 7 clients per vehicle)
• Services of an English speaking driver-guide
• Guaranteed window seat
• Game drives and crater tour
• All accommodation and meals as specified
• All park fees and government taxes
• One bottle of mineral water per person per day during game drives

Excluded

• Visas
• International flights & International Airport taxes
• Driver-guide or local escort gratuities
• All Drinks
• Dining rooms tips, porterage
• Personal travel, baggage and Medical Insurance
• Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
• Supplements for travel over Easter and Christmas
• Extra transfer requests
• 1 additional night at Arusha Coffee lodge with airport transfer, if International flights do not connect

Additional remarks
• We may have to re-route the itinerary or accommodate in similar lodges in case of non-availability.
• Prices for domestic flights, airport taxes or park fees may be changed without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will be passed to you.

Passenger Information
• Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris.
• Baggage on internal flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
• Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. Malaria risk area
• This is a “seat in bus” programme and may form part of other programmes, other clients may therefore be joining or departing the safari at any time.

Gear

Bahama Shirts

Mens and Womens Bahama Long Sleeve and Short Sleeve Shirts

Lightweight, durable nylon dries fast should you get splashed; mesh-lined cape vents at the back shoulder enhance airflow to keep you cool in the hottest conditions. Built-in UV protection keeps the sun off your back so you can stay out until you’re ready to come in. Two big chest pockets offer plenty of room for small gear; long sleeves can be rolled up and secured with button tabs.

Available colours:Khaki

Fleece top

Columbia Mens and Womens Fast Trek Fleece

The 270g microfleece washes like a dream, so no worries if your loudmouth catcher sloshes part of his porter on your arm while he re-lives a big play. An internal zip-pocket keeps your wallet and other valuables secure. Zip-up and head out.

FEATURES:

Fabric: 100% polyester microfleece

Zip-closed security pocket

Center back length: 28

Imported