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10-Day Tanzania Safari – Culture Tour and Bicycle Ride

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Duration

10 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

1 person

Languages

English

Tanzania is the best African safari country as rated by travelers who have experienced wildlife safari tours here. This 10-day Tanzania safari is a travel package designed to visit the national parks of Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire, Mto wa Mbu, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Serengeti. On this wildlife safari tour, travelers will see all of Africa’s Big 5 and experience the wildebeest migration. We provide safari lodges (luxury tented camps and budget camping safari options are available).

Day 1 Arusha to Arusha National Park
 Day 1 Arusha to Arusha National Park

We pick you up from your hotel in Arusha at around 7:30 am and drive on a tarmac road (38km) to Arusha National Park with a packed lunch. Over 400 bird species have been recorded in this small park which is quite an impressive count. A combination of the forest reserve, the Momella lakes, and the Ngurdoto Crater does the magic. A closer look at the birds can be arranged with a walking safari or canoeing. Momella Lake is one of the best places in Tanzania to see waterbirds, flamingos, pelicans, little grebes, a variety of herons, ducks, and waders. You will also see turaco, eagle, lesser and greater flamingo, goose, hamerkop, spur-winged goose, woodpecker, secretary bird, and grey parrot. Animals to spot include zebras, elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, waterbucks, colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons, and many others that reside here. Dinner and overnight will be at the Ambassador Hotel. Main Destination: Arusha National Park Accomodations :Ambassador Hotel Budget hotel located outside Arusha NP Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2 Tarangire National Park
Day 2 Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, we start the safari from Arusha to Tarangire National Park. The park is famous for its dense wildlife population which is most spectacular between June and September (the dry period). During this time, thousands of animals like wildebeest, buffalo, and oryx migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River looking for water. Lions, leopards, and other predators follow the herds. Tarangire is home to over 500 varieties of birds. We will have lunch and then take a late afternoon game-viewing drive before returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Main Destination: Tarangire National Park Accomodations :Lake Burunge Tented Camp Mid-range lodge located outside Tarangire NP Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3 Lake Manyara National Park
 Day 3 Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, we drive for 40km on a tarmac road to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive (with a lunch box). We start the game drive through an underground water forest, proceed to acacia woodland and open savannah land, pass by a hot water spring, and proceed to Lake Manyara.Lake Manyara is home to many flamingos and other waterbirds. The park is home to tree-climbing lions, hippos, elephants, zebras, buffalos, giraffes, baboons, blue and vervet monkeys, warthogs, and more. About 350 species of birds have been recorded here. You will have a picnic lunch, dinner, and overnight. Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park Accomodations : Migombani Campsite Just outside Lake Manyara NP Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 4 Manyara to Serengeti National Park
 Day 4 Manyara to Serengeti National Park

At 8.30 am, after an early breakfast, we leave for Serengeti National Park. We drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with the option of visiting Olduvai Gorge - also known as the "cradle of mankind" - dating back 2 million years. The game drive takes us to the vast Serengeti plains which are home to the big game animals, the predators, great migration, and the Nile crocodiles. At sunset at 6:30 pm, we drive to Intimate Places Tented Camp for dinner and overnight. Main Destination: Serengeti National Park Accomodations :Intimate Camp Zebra Luxury tented camp (with rustic facilities) located inside Serengeti NP Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 5 Full-day game drive in Serengeti
 Day 5 Full-day game drive in Serengeti

After breakfast, we start the day with a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Marvel at the stunning scenery, ever-changing light, and always entertaining wildlife, all explained to you by your expert guide. At 12:30 pm, you have the option of a hot lunch or a picnic. After lunch, we set off again for an afternoon game drive that takes us until sunset at 6:30 pm when we drive to Intimate Places Tented Camp for dinner and overnight.   Main Destination: Serengeti National Park Accomodations : Intimate Camp Zebra Luxury tented camp (with rustic facilities) located inside Serengeti NP Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6 Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
 Day 6 Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area

We wake up for an early-morning game drive in Serengeti National Park and then head back to the campsite for breakfast. You will then check out and drive with lunch and an en route game-viewing drive to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater Accomodations :Rhino Lodge Mid-range lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 7 Crater to Mto wa Mmbu
 Day 7 Crater to Mto wa Mmbu

After breakfast, we leave the camp at 6 am and drive to the crater for another day of game drives. The highlights include the rare black rhino, big game animals, and the stunning crater floor. We stop at the picnic site for lunch at 2:00 pm, and afterward, have a game drive on our way to ascend the crater. We head to our accommodation for dinner and overnight. Main Destination: Mto Wa Mbu (Town) Accomodations : African Sunrises Lodge Mid-range lodge located on the escarpment above Lake Manyara NP

Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 8 Walking safari and culture tour in Mto wa Mmbu
 Day 8 Walking safari and culture tour in Mto wa Mmbu

After an early breakfast, we will drive to the walking-safari area at Mto wa Mmbu village. We visit some of the Tanzanian tribes and learn how they live together without conflict. We will also visit the local-brew factory and a rice farm. Lastly, you will finish with a visit to a Maasai tribe before heading to your accommodation for dinner and overnight. Main Destination: Mto Wa Mbu (Town) Accomodations : African Sunrises Lodge Mid-range lodge located on the escarpment above Lake Manyara NP Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 9 Mto wa Mmbu bike tour then back to Arusha
 Day 9 Mto wa Mmbu bike tour then back to Arusha

After an early breakfast at the lodge, you will have time to enjoy a cycling tour in Mto wa Mbu. If you prefer to see the surrounding countryside with the flexibility of being on 2 wheels, then this bike tour is highly recommended. Lead by a guide, you will cycle through the green surroundings of Mto wa Mbu during this 2 to 3-hour excursion. You drive through the shore of Lake Manyara National Park and then return to the Ambassador Hotel for your overnight stay. Main Destination: Arusha (City) Accomodations :Ambassador Hotel Budget hotel located in or near Arusha Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 10 Arusha to Kilimanjaro Mountain
 Day 10 Arusha to Kilimanjaro Mountain

Depart from your hotel in Arusha with the safari vehicle and drive to Kilimanjaro National Park Gate at Marangu. After a briefing from your professional guide, you start trekking Mount Kilimanjaro (3,000m above sea level) up to Mandara Hut where you have lunch. Enjoy the forest around the Mandara area. Your guide will explain the mountain's geology (Mawenzi and Shira are extinct, while Kibo, the highest, is dormant and could erupt again).  You will then visit coffee and banana plantations, and the waterfalls. Later, drive back to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport. Main Destination: Moshi (Town) Accomodations : No accommodation (End of tour) Meals & Drink : All meals included Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

  • Park fees (For non-residents)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water (On all days)
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (Tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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