8 Days Family Safari
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The wildlife is obviously the main attraction, but don’t forget that Africa-Tanzania is full of diverse landscapes and cultures too. Safari/Travel with your family in Tanzania and you would explore the stunning wilderness, people, tribes and wildlife. It’s a real contrast offering a huge range of experiences and activities.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha
You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our staff will answer all your queries regarding your upcoming safari and provide you with a short briefing as well. Afterwards, you will be taken to your accommodation Kiboko Lodge in Arusha.
Stays include Bed and Breakfast. Meals and Drinks are not included.
Day 2: Arusha National Park & Activities
Breakfast. Following, drive to Arusha National Park for game drives and optional walking safari with armed ranger to Tululusia waterfalls under the looming montane forest. The park covers Mount Meru, a prominent volcano with an elevation of 4566 m, in the Arusha Region of northeastern Tanzania. The park is small but varied with spectacular landscapes in three distinct areas. In the west, the Meru Crater funnels the Jekukumia River; the peak of Mount Meru lies on its rim. during a game drive, you are likely to spot peaceful herds of buffaloes, shy bushbucks on the edge of the forest as well as warthogs and zebras. Heading towards the Ngurdoto Crater you will soon find yourself in a lush rainforest – a great place to spot the athletic black and white colobus monkey as well as the elegant mitis monkey. The Ngurdoto Crater is basically a smaller version of the Ngorongoro Crater and has a diameter of about 3 km. With a bit of luck, you might even spot buffaloes in the swamps on the crater floor. Meals and Overnight at Kiboko Lodge.
Stays include Meals. Drinks are not included and (Optional biking and other kids play/family activities at the lodge).
Day 3: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll meet and drive to Lake Manyara Park, although small in size, this park is one of the foremost diverse reserves within the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is that the wall of the great valley, before which lies rock bottom water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and thus the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch during this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara Park could even be a birding paradise that has quite 350 species of bird. The park is additionally famed for its unique and elusive tree- climbing lions. Dinner and Overnight at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge.
Stays include Meals and Overnight. Drinks are not included. (Optional horse riding).
Day 4: Lake Manyara – Lake Eyasi
Breakfast. Today we start very early at 07:00 am, with a packed picnic lunchbox, drive to lake Eyasi on arrival you proceed driving with a local guide and your driver guide into the surrounding hills ridges in search of a Hadzabe encampment; arriving at their last known site of camp you proceed after them on foot. Upon meeting them you are introduced to the to their society members. Visit their tiny huts, follow the women on a gathering foray and see how roots are dug, mice are caught and berries and Baobab fruit are gathered and prepared, or follow the men on a hunt, led in the wildlife rich woodland between towering Baobabs and acacias. The men are armed with long bows with poison tipped arrows, which you can see produced in the village and honey axes. If successful on the hunt, or finding a beehive, you will be offered to share their meal, a small antelope, a Francolin or Guinea fowl as luck dictates that day. Return to your Camp for lunch. In the afternoon Set out and visit a Datooga community and learn about their traditional pastoral way of life. The women still wear leather dresses, traditional jewelry and distinctive facial scarification, and the men armed with spears tend to their vast herds. Visit the traditional homesteads and experience their way of life and time permitting pass by the traditional Datooga black smith, that still resides in the area. In the late afternoon heading back to Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 5: Karatu – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti.
Passing through Olduvai Gorge, the situation of the Leakey family discovery of fossils 50 km long and in some places 90 meters deep. It drains the slopes of the nearby mountains plus of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Olduvai Gorge could also be a canyon carved by water through the southern a neighborhood of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about the Serengeti Plain. Its chief claim to fame is that the rich treasure-trove of human and animal fossils that it’s yielded.
Midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. You will spend the night at Serengeti Mawe Tented Camp inside the park.
Stays include Meals and Overnight. Drinks are not included.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. Meals and Overnight at Serengeti Mawe Tented Camp.
Stays include Meals and Overnight. Drinks are not included.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater Tour
On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early morning to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will descend to the crater floor for game viewing. Later afternoon drive to Ngorongoro Marera Mountain View Lodge.
Stays include Meals and Overnight. Drinks are not included
Day 8: Karatu – Arusha – Departure/Kilimanjaro
After a leisurely breakfast, you will depart for Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back with en-route cultural walk at Karatu and visit the local market following drive to Arusha for lunch and proceed on to Kilimanjaro. You will be dropped off at Kilimanjaro International airport for flight back home or to Arusha airport for Zanzibar extension.
This day include Breakfast and Lunch. Drinks are not included
End of Safari
- Service of an English-speaking professional driver/guide.
- Transport whilst on safari in a 4×4 safari Land cruiser with pop-up roof for game viewing.
- All transfers upon arrival and departure as in the itinerary.
- Full Board Accommodations whilst on safari.
- All park entrance fees are as per the itinerary.
- All game drives as detailed in the itinerary.
- Drivers’ salary and allowances plus park fees for driver and vehicle.
- Government taxes & levies.
- Complimentary bottled drinking water whilst on safari.
- International & internal flights.
- Airport arrival or Departure taxes.
- Tips and gratuities to driver/guide, hotel/camp and restaurant staff, and room service.
- Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
- Change in itinerary/accommodation rather than those specified.
- Activities, visits, and tours that are not mentioned in the package.
- Extra Expenses, insurances, Visa’s & validity of travel documents.
- Extra drinks and meals that are not mentioned in the package.
- Easter/Festival/High season/New Year’s supplements as per lodge/hotel policy.