8 Days Northern Tanzania Highlights


8 Days Northern Tanzania Highlights Safaris

Trip Summary: 1 night near JRO Airport (or in Arusha), and 7 days safari to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire and Lake Manyara.
Level of Accommodation: Choice of Adventure Comfortable Camping, Value, Value Plus or Premier
Group size: Small (No more than 6 people)
Is Group discount Available?: : Yes, If you book as party of 2 and we get other(s) to join you, or you join an existing group, then discount of at least 10% will apply to everyone in the group
Is Option to book as Private safari for 2people available?: : Yes, BUT you have to book accordingly, and that will only attract an extra $150/person for entire trip (not per day)
Schedule Dates: Depart any day

Itinerary Details
Day 1
Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)

You will be met upon your arrival in JRO; and transfer to Hotel in Arusha.
Accommodation & Meals: See options below, B&B
Adventure Camping: : Arusha Planet Lodge
Value & Value Plus: Airport Planet Lodge (Standard Room)
Premier: Airport Planet Lodge (Deluxe Room)

Day 2
Arusha & Tarangire

Today, after breakfast, we drive to TarangireNational Park with picnic lunch; the park is renowned for its large elephant population. Game drives in the park..
Estimated driving time: 2.5 hrs
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below for B, L, D
Camping: Adventure Camping at Zion Campsite
Value: Sangaiwe Tented Camp
Value Plus: Tarangire Safari Lodge
Premier: Maramboi Tented Camp

Day 3
Tarangire & Ngorongoro

Another game drive safari in Tarangire; then later in the day we drive to drive to Karatu village for dinner and overnight there.
Estimated driving time: 2.5hrs drive
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below for B, L, D
>Adventure Camping Comfortable Adventure Camping at Simba Campsite
Value: Rhino Lodge
Value Plus: Ngorongoro FarmHouse
Premier: Acacia Farm Lodge

Day 4
Ngorongoro (Karatu) / Serengeti

Drive towards Ngorongoro (approx 20mins); after registration at the gate, enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and drive for about 30minutes before entering the descending gate of the Crater. Game drives safari in the Crater, exploring the short-grass plains of the crater floor. This extinct volcano embraces 100sq miles alive with lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and many more games. Later in the day we drive to overnight in Serengeti.
Estimated driving time: 25minutes drive to Ngorongoro entrance’s gate; then 3hrs drive to Serengeti
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See options below for B, L, D
Camping: Comfortable Adventure Camping at Seronera Campsite
Value: Kati Kati Tented Camp
Value Plus: Mbugani Tented Camp
Premier: Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

Day 5~6
Serengeti

Game drives safari in the Serengeti, exploring the rolling plains of Serengeti National Park in search of the large predators and the gentle herbivores, on which they feed.
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: Same as Day 4 for B, L, D
Camping: Comfortable Adventure Camping at Seronera Campsite
Value: Kati Kati Tented Camp
Value Plus: Mbugani Tented Camp
Premier: Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

Day 7
Serengeti & Lake Manyara

After breakfast another game drive in Serengeti, then drive to overnight in Lake Manyara with an optional visit to a Maasai Village and/or Olduvai Gorge at an extra cost.
Estimated driving time: 4.5 hrs
Activities: Game drives
Accommodation & Meals: See option below for B, L, D
Camping: Adventure Camping at Twiga, Jambo or Sunbright Campsite
Value: Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp
Value Plus: Isoitok Camp
Premier: Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 8
Lake Manyara (Safari or Cultural tour), Arusha, Kilimanjaro & Departure

Morning game drive safari in Lake Manyara Park. The park is home to colorful birds, elephants, zebras, giraffe, hippos, antelopes and other animals.
Alternative (instead of game drive safari in Manyara): After breakfast, we drive to nearby Mto wa Mbu area (4+ miles from Manyara Park’s gate) to do an approximately two hour cultural tour which will include visiting banana or rice plantations as well as a walking safari with traditional healers who will explain the medicinal values of the indigenous plants.

We will drive back to Arusha and proceed Airport Planet Lodge where we will stop to freshen up before proceeding to the airport for your evening/night flight back home.
Estimated driving time: 2 hrs to Arusha, plus 50 minutes to JRO
Activities: Game drives or Cultural Tours
Accommodation & Meals: Airport Planet Lodge (Shower Facility) ~ B, L



Accommodation Level
Prices per person ~ double occupancy Single Room Supplement Fee
2017 2018
Premier $ 3,600 $ 3,710 $ 450/person
Value Plus $ 3,185 $ 3,280 $ 330/person
Value $ 2,970 $ 3,060 $ 290/person
Adventure Camping $ 2,490 $ 2,565 $ 70/person
Note:
-Prices quoted above are based on maximum of 6 people in the vehicle, each with guarantee window seat
-For a group of three or more booking together, please contact us for special rate
-For April ~ May; November to early December prices, contact us for low season discount; which will be applicable to Value level and up

    Price includes:

  • Guarantee Price, Guarantee Departure
  • Arrival and departure Kilimanjaro airport transfers
  • Accommodation as indicated (2 people sharing a double room)
  • Activities as indicate
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) )
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • Services of professional English-speaking driver-guide
  • Game drives in Land Cruiser with pop up roof top and guarantee window seat
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Unlimited mileage on the safari
  • Maximum of 6 passengers in the safari vehicles

    Price excludes:

  • International airfare
  • Items of a personal nature such as passport, visa, and traveler’s insurance. e
  • Tips to driver-guide