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$1575 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6-Day Tanzania Camping Safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Cater and Tarangire National Park from Arusha

Day 1: You'll be picked up from your hotel in Arusha at 09:00 and depart for Tarangire National Park for a picnic lunch and game drive. Overnight at Zion Campsite or similar. (L, D)Day 2: After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, with an en-route game drive. Have a picnic lunch and a short afternoon game drive in Serengeti Park. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 3: After breakfast full you'll have a full day in Serengeti National Park, with early morning, mid-day and afternoon game drives. Overnight at Seronera Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 4: Take an early morning game drive in Serengeti National Park, have brunch and depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim. There will be an en-route game drive. Overnight at Simba Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 5: Have an early breakfast, then descend onto the crater floor for game drive. Have lunch at hippo pool picnic site, then ascend to the rim and depart for Lake Manyara. Overnight at Jambo Campsite or similar. (B, L, D)Day 6: After breakfast, there will be a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Have a picnic lunch, then depart mid-afternoon for Arusha and a drop-off at your hotel. (B, L)

$297 Day Trips & Excursions

Arusha National Park Guided Day Tour from Arusha

Your group with a minimum of 2 people can delight on an early morning pick-up from your accommodation to be at the gates of Arusha National Park by approximately 10:00am. The drive to the park is short; coffee plantations and small towns with busy daily life keep you entertained for the 50 minutes it takes until you turn onto a gravel road and start ascending towards the park gate. Here, an armed ranger will join before setting out across open plains for your leisurely morning walking safari in the shadows of Mt Meru. Heading up the ascent route of Mt Meru gives an interesting perspective on viewing wildlife with great panoramics of the park below. Once back down at the gate, drive the short distance to Momella Lakes for a picnic lunch (additional cost of $10 USD). Here, you can take enjoy a canoeing safari (optional) on the lake or continue with afternoon game drives through the park at a relaxed pace. Late afternoon leave the park to head back to your accommodation.

$200 Day Trips & Excursions

Lake Manyara Guided Day Tour from Arusha

Pickup from your hotel in Arusha at 7am and enjoy a spectacular one-day trip that includes wildlife-viewing and an opportunity to learn about the everyday lives of Tanzanian villagers. On the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is small, but its diverse eco-systems pack in a huge variety of animal and bird life. It is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but also for its boisterous baboons! A riot of color is provided by the bird life here, and your day trip also includes a village tour of Mto wa Mbu. Set amidst phenomenal landscape, you search out the wildlife on the plains and in the acacia woodlands, not forgetting the shores of the shallow alkaline lake itself. Although this is a small park, with much of it underwater, it is a varied environment with characteristic fig and mahogany trees prevalent here. You might spot Lake Manyara's renowned tree-climbing lions, but you could easily find elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. A splash of color will be added by the pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here. Also present are spoonbills, stilts, egrets, pelicans, cormorants and yellow-billed storks.

$3125 Multi-day & Extended Tours

6Days Tanzania Northern Circuit Luxury Lodge Safari

Day 1The Safari start by picking you from your Arusha Hotel 8:00AM driving 124 km arriving at our first park – Tarangire National Park – We take you on your first Game Drive arriving back just before dusk to  overnight  Tarangire  Sopa Lodge    Day 2 Rising early we game drive, after which we continue our safari to Lake Manyara National Park. We shall Game Drive in this spectacular park at the base of the western wall of the Great Rift Valley before retiring to our lodge on the rim of the Rift Valley. Overnight Serena Lake Manyara  BLD  Day 3We drive to and enter the world famous Serengeti national park Serengeti National Park. Game Driving from the entrance gate to your hotel in this the probably most famous of all National Parks in the world!• Overnight in Serengeti  Sopa lodge/ Serena Lodge  BLD.  Day 4 A full day, dawn to dusk Game Driving in the Serengeti National Park. Today we explore the ever changing flora and fauna, in this park made famous in the Film “Serengeti shall not die” by Dr. Bernhard Grzimek. You too shall never forget the splendor of the rolling Savannah and open plains, home to the most spectacular migration on our planet! Overnight in Overnight in Serengeti  Sopa lodge/ Serena Lodge  BLD. OPTION OF BALLOON SAFARI   Day 5 Our last game drive in Serengeti National Park taking in some of the “Kopjes / Inselbergen” granite outcrops in which many predators love to sit and look out over the plains for their prey. Lunch is a packed lunch. En-Route to Ngorongoro Crater: . Overnight. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Serena Lodge BLD Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater – a World Heritage Site – where we spend the maximum of six hours allowed game driving! Down inside the Worlds Largest Perfect Caldera (collapsed volcano) with a permanent residence of circa 30,000 animals. Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtakingly exciting place to see Black Rhinos in East Africa. Late afternoon exit  & return to Arusha / Kilimanjaro International Airport drop  

$160 Day Trips & Excursions

Kikuletwa Hot Springs

The drive to Kikuletwa Hot Springs will take about 1 hour 30 min. Pick up will be around 9 am in Moshi or Arusha. On a clear day, beautiful views of Mt. Meru or Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen from the main road.After leaving the main road the drive will continue thru gorgeous African country side past small villages, bush land, dry riverbeds, as well as baobab and acacia trees. This area, which used to be a hunting ground for Europeans during the 1800s, is home to members of many different tribes, peacefully co-existing as neighbors. Although the game has long since migrated, it is still a haven to many animal species, including a large variety of birds.After 1 hour 30 min of driving, green sprawling fig trees fed by underground springs, will appear out of nowhere in this dry landscape, indicating Kikuletwa Hot Springs are within reach.The crystal clear water of the springs is perfectly refreshing and you may take a plunge via a rope from the trees, slowly wade into the water from the side, or just relax in the shade of the trees.  

$2590 Outdoor Activities

Mt Kilimanjaro Machame Route 9 Days

Day 1 - ArrivalArrive at Kilimanjaro Airport transfer to hotel in Moshi.  Day 2 - From Machame Hut to Machame Gate Trekking distance: 11 kilometers Trek time: 5 to 7 hours Environment: Montane forest Elevation: From 1800 meters to 3000 meters Day 3 -  From Machame Hut to Shira Hut Trekking distance: 9 kilometers Trek time: 4 to 6 hours Environment: Moorland Elevation: From 3000 meters to 3850 meters Day 4 - From Shira Hut to Barranco Valley Camp via Lava Tower Highest point: 4600 meters (at Lava Tower) Trekking distance: 12 kilometers Trek time: 6 to 7 hours Environment: Semi-desert Elevation: From 3850 meters to 3950 meters Day 5 - From Barranco Valley Camp to Karanga Valley Camp Highest point: 4200 meters (top of the Barranco Wall) Trekking distance: 7 kilometers) Trek time: About 4 hours Environment: Alpine desert Elevation: From 3950 meters to 3930 meters Day 6 - From Karanga Valley Camp to Barafu Hut Trekking distance: 6 kilometers Trek time: Around 3 hours Environment: Alpine desert Elevation: From 3930 meters to 4600 meters Day 7 - From Barafu Hut to summit Uhuru Peak, descent to Mweka Camp Highest point: 5895 meters (Uhuru Peak) Trekking distance: 20 kilometers (7 kilometers ascent / 13 kilometers descent) Trek time: 12 to 15 hours (6 to 8 hours ascent / 6 to 7 hours descent) Environment: Alpine desert/Volcanic scree/Ice-capped summit Elevation: From 4600 meters to 3100 meters Day 8 - Descent from Mweka Camp to Mweka Gate, return to hotel Trekking distance: 8 kilometers Trek time: 3 to 4 hours Environment: Montane forest Elevation: From 3100 meters to 1800 meters Day 9 - Departure