WILDLIFE,cycling and walking SAFARI

8 Days | 7 Nights

This is a comprehensive safari of Tanzania exploring all the major parks of the northern circuit with some interesting sojourns for cycling in Lake Manyara and walking through natural trails in Lake Natron.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha

Your Safari driver will meet you in the Kilimanjaro International Airport to welcome you and transfer you to the lodge in Arusha. Rest time.

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire NP and on to Mto Wa Mbu village

After breakfast, we transfer you in your private 4×4 safari vehicle to Tarangire National park. The park is most famous for its elephant migration, birding and quiet authentic safari atmosphere in a unique surrounding of baobab trees.

We will enjoy a game drive exploring the park. Lunch will be taken in a picnic site overlooking the Tarangire River. In the afternoon we driver to our accommodation in Mto Wa Mbu village. Leisure time, dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options: Public Campsites and Lodge/Tented Camps

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Early wake up call. Today we start our activities approximately at 6h30 am. We meet our local guide at the village and go for a bicycle ride at Lake Manyara. The trail is leading to the shores of Lake Manyara, and then we follow the shoreline.

We cycle besides flocks of flamingoes and pelicans. Herbs of wildebeests, zebras and giraffes usually are grazing around the plains of the lake. The ride is approximately 3-31/2 hours.
We return to the lodge/camp for lunch and rest.
Then we board on our 4×4 safari vehicle and go for an afternoon game drive at the national park of Lake Manyara. The park has a lovely environment; a thin green band of forest, flanked on one side by the cliffs of the Rift Valley Wall, on the other by the shores of the ancient soda lake. Wildlife here is very diverse.

We’ll see many baboons and if we’re lucky – the famous tree-climbing lion. Lake Manyara is also one of the finest parks for birdlovers.
We return to our lodge/camp for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options: Public Campsites and Lodge/Tented Camps

Day 4: Mto Wa Mbu to Lake Natron

After breakfast we drive to Lake Natron, home of millions of lesser flamingos. Hot lunch will be served upon arrival. After some free time relaxing at the camp, we go for an afternoon walk to the Ngare Sero waterfalls (optional swimming). Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Accommodation options: Public Campsites and Lodge/Tented Camps.

Day 5: Lake Natron to Serengeti National Park

At sunrise we visit the soda lake with the beautiful lesser flamingos. A perfect time for photography with the dramatic landscape of the still active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai in the background.

Then we board on our 4×4 vehigle and proceed to the great Serengeti through Klein’s gate. In the Maasai language, “serenget” means “endless plain”. The park stretches for over 15,000 square kilometers. Depending on the season we will head to the best places for game viewing – there are so many destinations within Serengeti. In the late afternoon we’ll arrive in our accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Possibility for optional activity (quoted separately): Oldonyo Lengai Climb
We recommend to have an additional overnight in Lake Natron if you like to include this activity. At midnight, we drive to the base of the Oldonyo Lengai Mountain (Mt. of God) and start climbing to reach the crater summit in time for enjoying the sunrise. The slopes up to the top are quiet steep. The climbing takes roughly 10 hours up and down. The descend will be around 10:00am for brunch in the camp.
Accommodation options: Public Campsites and Lodge/Tented Camps

Day 6: Serengeti National Park

Full day game drive exploring Serengeti in search of the “big five”. The Serengeti eco-system is home to the “big five” (lion, African elephant, cape buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros). The other main species include zebra, wildebeest, various species of gazelles and antelopes, giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, hippopotamus, crocodiles and some primate species such as vervet monkeys and olive baboons.

It is also an endemic bird area, with a total of 505 species being documented so far. In the evening, we return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation options: Public Campsites and Lodge/Tented Camps

Day 7: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Sunrise game drive, searching for big Cats while hunting, they actively hunt during early morning. Then we proceed with en route game drive to Ngorongoro. Dinner and overnight at the camp/lodge inside the conservation area.
The crater and surrounding highlands are one of Africa’s most beautiful regions, with volcanic craters forming stunning backdrops to some of the richest grazing grounds in Africa.

With 600 metre high walls and a rich volcanic floor covering 260km2, the crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera, a crater formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago. It is estimated that the height of the original volcano ranged between 4,500 to 5,800 metres high.

Possibility for optional activity (quoted separately): Balloon Safari over the Serengeti plains
The Balloon Safari adventure starts early morning at about 5h00 am when you depart your lodge. It is still dark and you may be fortunate to see nocturnal animals on the way to the Launching site. When you arrive, you will meet your pilot and witness your balloon being inflated and prepared for launch. After a thorough safety briefing and demonstration of boarding and landing position you board your balloon and lift off! Rising as the sun rises your balloon floats in whatever direction the winds of the day are heading over this wonderful area.

Your pilot will use varying altitudes and layers of air to navigate the balloon over this amazing area spotting the wild animals and enjoying the view around. We aim to fly for about an hour, depending on conditions. After landing, you celebrate in the traditional way with a champagne toast before heading off to a special breakfast in the bush under an acacia tree.
Accommodation options: Public Campsites and Lodge/Tented Camps

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha or Airport

Today early in the morning, we depart the lodge and drive down to the crater floor for wildlife game. With its abundant water, excellent grazing and natural protection from the densely vegetated crater walls, the crater provides shelter to over 25000 animals, including the endangered Black Rhinoceros.

Lunch will be taken in a picnic site inside the crater. In the afternoon we drive back to Arusha or directly to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

Book this tour

  • Transfer from/to Arusha
  • Transport with our Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4 with pop up roof for game drive fitted with HF radio communication
  • Dedicated Services of Kashengere Safari English speaking guide (possibility for more languages upon request in advance)
  • Ngorongoro conservation and Crater fees
  • Ranger fees
  • Walking fees
  • Government Vat fees
  • Local Maasai guide fees
  • Village fees
  • Donkey fees
  • Camping fees
  • Camping gears (tents, thick foam mattresses, pillows, table, chairs, cooking equipment).
  • Cook and crew to prepare the meals and take care of the campsites
  • Meals as prescribed in the itinerary
  • 1.5 lts of water per person per day
  • International & Domestic flights
  • Visa fees
  • For the camping please bring your personal sleeping bags
  • Optional Activity Oldonyo Lengai climb: USD 100 per person (includes Mountain park fees, Guide fees and allowance)
  • Tips and gratuities to the crew/personnel
  • Items of a personal nature – spa treatments, laundry, mini-bars, internet etc.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any question. We are looking forward to hear from you.

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