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4-Day Tanzania Safari affordable mid range lodge safari

4-Day Tanzania Safari affordable mid range lodge safari

day 1 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park. Pick up from your lodge / hotel in Arusha, you will drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. This small gem of a national park hosts herds of Elephants, buffalo, Masai giraffes, zebras and a variety of antelopes that inhabit the park not forgetting a variety of monkey species and a large population of hippos that roam around the lake and occupy the lake itself. On a luck day you may see also spot the legendary tree climbing lions of Lake Manyara National Park which are well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” trees. The bird life is also abundant with flamingos, pelicans, horn bills and plenty of forest species. In the late afternoon your driver will take you to a lodge at Karatu for dinner and overnight. Overnight at Eileen’s Tree Inn at Karatu. Packed lunch and dinner included. Day 2 Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park. After breakfast you proceed via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area traversing the Malanja depression towards Serengeti one of the most famous wildlife conservation areas in the world. First you will make a brief stop at the Naabi Hill Gate where you can go for a short walk at the Naabi Hill Kopjes (huge granite boulders) where you can stretch your legs as your guide sorts out the paperwork. After lunch at the picnic site at the gate you continue on game drives all afternoon at the vast Serengeti National Park, named after the ancient Masai word ‘Siringet’, which basically translates to ‘endless plains’. Truly the plains are endless indeed. Overnight at Osinon Serengeti Camp at Seronera, in Central Serengeti. All meals included. Day 3 Serengeti –Ngorongoro Conservation area. Early morning game drive at Serengeti and visit to the hippo pools and Seronera Visitor’s Center if you wish. After a hearty breakfast in the bush camp you will then proceed with your game drives in the Serengeti back tracking towards Naabi Hill Gate again until early afternoon time to cross over back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you reach your lodge for dinner and overnight stay. Overnight will be back at the nice mid range lodge in Karatu; the Eileen’s Tree Inn. All meals included. Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater – Drive back Arusha town After an early morning breakfast you register again at the Loduare Main Gate and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch served) inside the Ngorongoro Crater at a designated picnic site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the Ngorongoro Crater with its approx 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see many animals at very close range including lions, zebras, hippos, elephants, jackals, rhinos, many other antelopes, as well as flamingos, and many birds and other species. After enough game drives and depending in your schedule your driver will take you back to Arusha where you will be dropped back at your hotel.

5 Days Group Serengeti, Ngorongoro & lake Manyara Safari

5 Days Group Serengeti, Ngorongoro & lake Manyara Safari

Day 1: Arrival in Arusha (pre-safari) Upon your arrival in Tanzania, our driver guide shall pick you up from the airport (which can be from Kilimanjaro airport or Arusha airport) and take you to your first overnight accommodation - Venice Hotel. Depending on your time of arrival in Arusha, you may have a city tour with the guide who will show you the Arusha city plus the Masai market. Overnight: Venice Hotel Day 2: Adventure Tarangire National Park After an early breakfast, you'll transfer to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy a game drive at Tarangire National Park with picnic lunches. This is one of the exciting game drives that take you to experience some of the largest herds of elephants, and buffaloes, tree climbing, and more. Overnight: Karatu Safari Camp Lodge Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area full-day tour Exit Tarangire in a transfer game drive as you head to Ngorongoro Crater which is considered one of the Wonders of the Natural World. Today, you have the hole day exploring Ngorongoro as you see some of the fascinating animals like giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, zebras, multiple wildebeest, hyenas, etc. After the encounter, you return to your hotel for overnight. Overnight: Karatu Safari Camp Lodge Day 4: Ngorongoro to Serengeti After breakfast, you'll set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of the Serengeti as you have your Ngorongoro departure game drive. Enjoy an unforgettable Serengeti game drive and late evening game drive as you meet some of the profound wildlife of Serengeti including the wildebeest. This afternoon is reserved for game drives through the iconic Serengeti National Park. This vast wildlife reserve is famous for the same annual migration as Masai Mara, in which over a million herbivores migrate south from the northern to southern Serengeti plains during the short rainy season (October and November), returning north after the long rainy season (April to June). The Serengeti National Park provides excellent wildlife viewing all year, so we should see plenty of plains game and predators roaming the plains. Overnight: Africa Safari - Ikoma (Tented camp) Day 5: Serengeti Safari & Transfer to Arusha/Kilimanjaro On this day, we suggest a very early wake-up to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. It's really one of the most beautiful experiences to have. After the game drive, we will return to the camp for a rewarding brunch. Afterward, we'll proceed to the airstrip for your flight back to Arusha, or whatever your next amazing destination might be (i.e. Zanzibar). Alternatively, instead of this early morning game drive, you may choose to stay at the camp for a bit of relaxation.

BEST 3-DAY TANZANIA SAFARI TOUR FROM ARUSHA

BEST 3-DAY TANZANIA SAFARI TOUR FROM ARUSHA

Embark on an extraordinary 3-day safari with Ismani Tours and Safaris, immersing yourself in the wonders of Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Lake Manyara, with camping Accomodation. Day 1: Tarangire National Park Discover the captivating beauty of Tarangire, home to vast elephant herds and diverse wildlife. Expert guides lead thrilling game drives, offering insights into the park's ecology. Relax in luxury accommodations amidst Tarangire's natural splendor. Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater Descend into the ancient caldera of Ngorongoro, a UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife. Encounter the Big Five and more amidst breathtaking landscapes. Enjoy a sundowner against the stunning backdrop of the crater rim. Day 3: Lake Manyara Explore the tranquil shores of Lake Manyara, where flamingos wade and tree-climbing lions roam. Cruise along the lake and venture into diverse ecosystems, encountering elephants, buffalo, and diverse birdlife. Reflect on unforgettable memories as your safari concludes. Experience the magic of Tanzania's wilderness with Ismani Tours and Safaris – where adventure meets luxury, and every moment is a testament to Africa's natural beauty.

5 Days Budget camping Safari

5 Days Budget camping Safari

Day 1 Tarangire National Park You will get picked from your hotel/accommodation at 7:30 am and get introduced to your guide afterwards you will begin your journey heading to Tarangire National Park(1hr 45 min drive). The park is popular for its assorted scenery. The park is well known for the overflow of ancient baobab trees and having the biggest herds of elephant in the entire nation. You will do a game drive through the park area in search of cheetahs, lions, giraffes, zebra. Later on we will go to Tarangire picnic site for lunch and enjoy the wonderful view overlooking the Tarangire River and animals around it. While having your lunch you will have close encounter from small monkeys and birds. After lunch you will continue with the game drive and later on exit the park and drive to Fig tree Lodge for dinner and overnight. Day 2 Serengeti National park We’ll head out for the Serengeti after breakfast. You will travel a lengthy, bumpy road for roughly 4-5 hours while enjoying an amazing wildlife on the way up the crater highlands into the enormous Serengeti plains. We’ll make a stop for a picnic lunch before entering the park for an afternoon drive. We’ll head to Seronera campsite for dinner and overnight. Day 3 Serengeti National Park You start your day early by getting up before day break to set out on a sunrise game drive. Witness the morning sun, light up the savannah while hunters like leopards and lions take on their morning hunt. In the afternoon you will have your lunch before exiting the park and proceed to Ngorongoro Crater where you will have dinner and spend the night at Simba Camp site. Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater After breakfast you will descend to the Ngorongoro crater, considered to be one of the eight wonders of the world. Home to over 120 animal species including the legendary Big five, Ngorongoro crater is one the best safari destination in the world. It is one the parks you can see the endangered black Rhino, as well as a spot to witness enormous quantities of hippopotamus. From the solace of your open-top vehicle you will have an opportunity to spot countless other animals like lions, leopards, jackals, hyenas, wildebeest, zebras, Elephants and cape buffalos. After exploring the crater you will head to the hippo pool and have your lunch, then afterwards continue with the game drive and later ascend the crater to begin your drive to Fig Tree Lodge where you will have your dinner and overnight Day 5 Lake Manyara National Park The park is just close to Mto wa mbu town, so after breakfast you will have a short drive to the parks gate. Lake Manyara is famous for its tree-climbing lions, besides being relatively small the park has diverse animals. It is also a birdwatchers paradise, with a huge variety of bird species from flamingos, several birds of prey to the colourful-breasted roller. You’ll then begin your journey back to your accommodation in Arusha or head to the Airport if you have a flight to catch.

From Zanzibar: 2-Day Private Safari Ngorongoro with Flights

From Zanzibar: 2-Day Private Safari Ngorongoro with Flights

Discover the Ngorongoro Crater, worlds largest intact volcanic caldera and also referred to as the 8th World Wonder! Get the chance to see the Big 5 during your game drive and stay overnight in a unique accommodation situated right next to Lake Manyara. Wake up early in the morning for your transfer from your hotel to the airport from Zanzibar. Fly to Arusha, here your driver guide will be awaiting you to bring you to the Ngorongoro Crater, while driving through the Ngorongoro Conversation Area. Enjoy a full day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater and get the chance to see the Big 5. The Ngorongoro Crater is also referred to as the 8th World Wonder, which you will experience for yourself! Stay overnight in our unique Africa Safari Lake Manyara accommodation, located right next to Lake Manyara. Often you will see wildlife, such as zebras and wildebeest, wandering around the campsite grazing the grasses. The following morning, after breakfast, your driver guide will be ready to bring you back to the airport in Arusha. From here you will fly back to Zanzibar. When you arrive in Zanzibar our driver will be waiting for you to bring you back to your hotel.

From Arusha: 2-Day Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater Safari

From Arusha: 2-Day Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater Safari

Our driver guide will be ready to pick you up from your place of stay or the airport in and around Arusha. From this moment your safari adventure will start! You will drive to Tarangire National Park, famous for its scenic baobab trees and high-density population of elephants. Here you will enjoy a full-day game drive. Stay overnight in our unique Africa Safari Lake Manyara accommodation, located right next to the lake. Be amazed by its beautiful environment and enjoy seeing wildlife such as zebras and wildebeest walking around the campsite. The following morning, after you have enjoyed your breakfast, you will enjoy a full-day game drive in the world-famous Ngorongoro crater, the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world, often referred to as the 8th world wonder. Get the chance to spot the Big 5 during your game drive! Afterwards, your driver guide will bring you back to Arusha.

5 days Tanzania small group sharing safari

5 days Tanzania small group sharing safari

Day 1: Tarangire National Park You'll depart from Arusha You will be picked up in the morning and after a short briefing, you will head off in the direction of Tarangire National Park. The park, with its savannah, baobab trees, and seasonal swamps, is home to huge elephant herds. Animals gather at the life-giving Tarangire River and you should see a selection of mammals ranging from giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest to zebra and warthog. The park is also home to buffalo, zebra and wildebeest, which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then, but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle, you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon, you will leave the park and head to the nearby Kizumba campsite where you will spend the night. Day 2: Serengeti Natinal Park After the breakfast plates have been cleared, you will continue toward the fertile highland where wheat, coffee and corn are grown by the Iraqw people. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater. Travel onward to the Serengeti National Park which you will reach by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania, with a diversity of landscapes and habitats. It includes grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah and mountains. Here, the biggest wildebeest and zebra Day 3: Serengeti Natinal Park After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa; the Serengeti National Park with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Day 4: Ngorongoro crater Early in the morning, you will head down the forested slopes into the crater on a steep and narrow path. The crater floor is covered in open grassland with the occasional acacia tree and two small wooded areas. Teeming with wildlife, you will be able to see many animals in a short period. You might even be able to tick the “Big Five” – lion, Day 5: Lake Manyara Today, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This small park is a paradise for both serious and amateur bird-lovers, as this small park is home to over 400 species of birds, including flamingos, pelicans, storks and cormorants. Many mammals, such as bushbuck, waterbuck, wildebeest, zebra, baboon, monkey, lion and leopard can be seen roaming the forest and the acacia-dotted plains of the park

Arusha: Lake Manyara National Park Day Trip with Lunch

Arusha: Lake Manyara National Park Day Trip with Lunch

Enjoy a spectacular one-day trip to Lake Manyara, an alkaline lake and home to the endangered tilapia (Oreochromis amphimelas). The Lake Manyara National Park area is a narrow strip running between the Gregory Rift wall to the west and Lake Manyara, to the east. The national park only includes the northwest quadrant of the lake, about 200 km2, 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 it's 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.

From Zanzibar: 3-Day Northern Circuit Safari with Flights

From Zanzibar: 3-Day Northern Circuit Safari with Flights

Explore the Northern Circuit of Tanzania during your holiday in Zanzibar! Visit Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater! Stay overnight in a unique accommodation. Wake up early in the morning for your transfer to the airport of Zanzibar. From here you will fly to Arusha, once you have arrived our driver guide will be awaiting you to take you to Tarangire National Park, famous for its scenic baobab trees and having the largest population of elephants in northern Tanzania. Enjoy a full day game drive. Stay overnight in Africa Safari Lake Manyara, an accommodation located right next to Lake Manyara. Be amazed by its beautiful environment and the wildlife who are often seen grazing the grass on the campsite! The following day, after enjoying your breakfast, you will enjoy a full day game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater where you will get the chance to see the Big 5. The Ngorongoro Crater is also referred to as the 8th World Wonder, which you will experience for yourself! Stay one more night in our Africa Safari Lake Manyara accommodation. On the last day, after breakfast, you will experience a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. This park is famous for its tree climbing lions! After the morning game drive our drive guide will bring you back to Arusha, from where you will catch your flight back to Zanzibar. Once you arrive our driver will be awaiting you to bring you back to your hotel.

8-Day Group budget Safari Through Kenya and Tanzania

8-Day Group budget Safari Through Kenya and Tanzania

Day 1 We deliver the best services and that’s why we offer free airport pick up and a one night complimentary at Decasa hotel before experiencing the private lodging Safari in the wild. Embark on an adventure of a lifetime in Kenya and Tanzania. Begin your journey with an early morning pickup in Nairobi and drive towards the Maasai Mara National Reserve. On the way, take in incredible views of the Great Rift Valley. Stop for a look out over the floor of the vast valley that spans over 5,000 kilometers through Africa and the Middle East. Check-in upon arrival, lunch. In the evening, depart for a brief game drive in the Mara Reserve, widely regarded as the jewel of Kenya's wildlife viewing areas. Return to the camp for a sumptuous buffet dinner and settle down for the night in a tented camp. Miti Mingi Eco Camp https://mitimingiecocamp.com/ , Rhino Tourist Camp https://rhinotouristcamp.com/ or similar Day 2 This day will be spent exploring Masai Mara in search of the Big Five (elephant, leopard, lion, rhinoceros, buffalo) alongside other wildlife highlights. Enjoy a picnic lunch and scale the Mara River where resident Hippos and crocodiles are sited at its banks. Capture the moment and the eminent African sunset. Return to the camp for your overnight stay. Day 3 Enjoy an appetizing breakfast, check out & depart with a game drive enroute out the Mara. Head to the border town of Namanga to cross into Tanzania.Lunch on the way. Accommodation at Namanga River Hotel. Day 4 Drive to Arusha to join the group heading to Manyara National Park for a 2-3 hr game drive. Lake Manyara an alkaline lake, home to an endangered tilapia, flamingos that feed along the edge of the lake, pelican, more than 390 species of birds and over 180 species of butterflies. Returning to Camp for dinner and overnight stay. We will help set up the camp for you and will be travelling with a driver and a chef to make delicious hot meals for you We will also provide for the camping equipment and help set it up for you. The campsites are safe and protected. Jambo Campsite. Day 5 Leave Serengeti National Park (Serengeti) located in Tanzania, best known for its abundance of animals and the great wildebeest migration and a World Heritage Site teeming with wildlife: over 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopard, 550 cheetahs and some 500 bird specie. Wildlife refuge on it's Plain in north-central Tanzania. It is partly adjacent to the Kenya border. End the game drive en-route to the campsite at Seronera campsite Day 6 Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park, big sky country, feels like untamed wilderness and the density of wildlife offers a spectacular safari experience no matter what time of the year. You will have picnic lunch. After a day of exploration return to the campsite. Day 7 The last full day visit Ngorongoro Crater, largest intact caldera in the world for a half-day tour. Have a picnic lunch with you at the end of the day you will be driven to Arusha, accomodation at the Venus Premier Hotel. Day 8 After breakfast, you will a board the shuttle for Nairobi, arriving back at around 2:30pm. Drop off at your Hotel or the international airport.

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Everything worked perfectly and was beautiful without exception. From the transfer to and from the airport in Zanzibar, flight, pick-up in Arusha and of course the super guide Adam, who explained everything to us for 3 days and was very patient with us. I recommend this activity without reservation.