MSAL-10: 9DAYS 8NIGHTS WILDLIFE LODGE SAFARI & CULTURAL TOUR

MSAL-10: 9DAYS 8NIGHTS WILDLIFE LODGE SAFARI & CULTURAL TOUR
Visiting area: Arusha, Tarangire, Masai village, Serengeti, Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro crater
Day 1: Arusha – Masai village
Met in the morning for safari briefing then drive to Masai village with parked lunch, arrive and set up the camp, watch & learn the Masai culture and life style such as slaughtering goat & barbecuing its meat, making fire locally, pierce the cow’s vein with an arrow and collect fresh blood, dancing, singing etc. Dinner and overnight stay camping at the Masai home.
Accommodation-camping on full board basis.
Time: 3 hrs drive

Day 2: Masai Village – Tarangire Park
Get up early morning to watch & learn the masai women milking cows. After breakfast drive to Tarangire with packed lunch. Tarangire is among the best northern national park with abundance of elephants, baobab trees, bird species and other wild species include lion, leopard, cheetah, jackal, hyrax, python etc. Arrive and spend the morning and afternoon viewing game and exploring the park. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp/lodge in Tarangire.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid:Sangaiwe Tented Camp
Mid-high:Maramboi Tented Camp
High:Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Time:2 hrs drive.

Day 3: Tarangire / Karatu
Spend the half day for game drive safari in the park after lunch drive to Karatu via Mto wa Mbu town. Optional walking safari at Mto wa Mbu at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp or lodge in Karatu.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid: Bougainvillea safari Lodge
Mid-high: Ngorongoro Farm House
High: The Retreat Ngorongoro
Time: 2.5 hrs drive.

Day 4: Tarangire Park – Serengeti Park
After breakfast collect the packed lunch and depart for Serengeti [via Ngorongoro] with Optional visit to a Maasai village and/or Olduvai Gorge at an extra cost. Enjoy beautiful landscapes, vegetation, animals & birds on the way. The Serengeti – endless plain is the home to what is possibly the world’s greatest gathering of wildlife. Arrive and spend the afternoon viewing game and exploring the park. Overnight stay central Serengeti at the camp/lodge.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid:Tanzania Bush Camps
Mid-high: Mbugani Camps
High:Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Time:5-6 hrs drive

Day 5:Serengeti National Park
Go with packed lunch for full day tour viewing game and exploring Serengeti plains; the known world sanctuary with wildebeest migration, endless plains and abundance of predators. Serengeti is the most famous park and second largest National Park in Tanzania. Optional spend the morning viewing game and break for hot lunch at the camp/lodge then another tour in afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the same camp/lodge in Serengeti.
NOTE: For months of December-March; we recommend to do game drives in the Ndutu area while the months of Mid-July & late October, we recommend doing safari at northern Serengeti; and purpose for these changes is to get closer to the Migration.
Accommodation on full board basis:
Mid:Tanzania Bush Camps
Mid-high: Mbugani Camps
High:Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Note: For those who have booked the Balloon Safari for today, you will be picked up from the camp/lodge at 05.00 hours for a 06.00 hours departure. If you wish to book balloon safari, please let us know in advance, The price is $545 per person. After your 60 – 90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, experience bush breakfast and champagne, thereafter your driver guide will pick you up for your full-day game drive.

Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning tour before breakfast looking for predators hunting, return for late breakfast. At mid-noon drive to Ngorongoro with packed lunch game viewing on the way, overnight stay at the lodge in Karatu.
Accommodation on full board basis
Mid: Bougainvillea safari Lodge
Mid-high: Ngorongoro Farm House
High: The Retreat Ngorongoro
3 hrs drive

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Full Day
After early breakfast depart for Ngorongoro crater with packed lunch. The crater height is 610m deep, 20km across also is among the largest volcanic caldera in the world and the UNESCO World Heritage since 1978. It supports wide varieties of wildlife including elephant, lion,
leopard, hyena, jackal, hippo, waterbuck, baboons… even the rare black rhino and a large variety of birds including flamingos. Arrive and descend to the crater for game viewing and exploring the crater floor. Late afternoon ascend the crater, overnight stay at lodge in Karatu.
Accommodation: Mid, Mid-high, High
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch & Dinner (FB) Distance & Time: 145 Km from Serengeti to Ngorongoro, 3 hrs drive.
Mid: Bougainvillea safari Lodge
Mid-high: Ngorongoro Farm House
High: The Retreat Ngorongoro

Day 8: Karatu – Lake Manyara Park
Easy morning after breakfast drive to Lake Manyara Park for half day tour, enjoying game drive safari on the floor of Great Rift Valley. The park endowed by natural attractions includes groundwater forest, acacia vegetation, elephants, baboons, tree climbing lion, giraffes, buffaloes, Olive baboon, blue monkey, hippos, flamingos etc. Optional walking safari or Mountain bike safari at Mto wa Mbu village at an extra cost. Dinner and overnight stay at the camp/lodge in Karatu.
Accommodation: Mid, Mid-high, High
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (FB) Distance & Time: 25 Km from Karatu to Manyara park, 30 mnts drive.
Mid: Rift Valley photographic Lodge
Mid-high: Lake Manyara Wild Camp
High: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 9: Manyara – Arusha: 2 hrs drive
Easy morning, after breakfast drive to Arusha arrive for lunch, After lunch safari de-briefing later transfer to the airport to catch your home flight.
NOTE: The accommodation in Arusha on arrival and/or after safari & day room before departure can be arranged at an extra cost, and we can extend your safari to Zanzibar beach; please let us know when you are booking this safari.

End of the Tour & Services

The price includes:
-All park entrance fee, crater service fee, concession fee, WMA fee and government taxes.
-Meals & accommodation whilst on safari (subject to availability during the booking)
-4WD Safari vehicle whilst on safari with fridge, Inverter & WIFI
-English speaking Driver Tour Guide
-Park fees for Driver guide & safari car
-Bottled drinking water whilst on safari – day time
-Tea & Coffee in the car whilst on safari – day time
-Transfer as per itinerary
-AMREF Flying doctors service

Prices do not include: Items of a personal needs, Travel insurance, Meals & accommodation in Arusha unless otherwise noted, Soda/alcohol unless otherwise noted, Visa fee, Festival supplement, International & Domestic airfare unless otherwise noted , Olduvai Gorge, Laundry, Gratuities (tip) and any other extras not stated above as included.

Please note: Mlimani Safaris Africa reserves the right to increase tour prices to cover increased costs, tariffs and taxes (such as; park fee, camping fee, crater service fee, VAT etc) received after prices are published, and to reflect fluctuations in foreign exchange markets. Also the price can be increased due to the festive season supplement apply in Christmas/new year based on type of accommodation requested.

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