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11-Day Tanzania Safari to See Migration and Chimpanze

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Duration

11 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

1 person

Languages

English

On this 11-day tour you will visit Gombe Stream’s main attraction, the troops of chimpanzee that live protected in the park’s boundaries. Guided walks are available taking you deep into the forest to observe and sit with these extraordinary primates; as well as view many other species of primates including vervet and colobus monkeys, baboon, and forest pigs. This incredible experience is a highlight of many visitors’ coming to Africa.

Day 1 Arusha - Tarangire National Park
 Day 1 Arusha - Tarangire National Park

After breakfast you will begin your safari traveling from Arusha to Tarangire National Park. The park is famous for its dense wildlife population, most spectacular during the dry period between June and September. During this time thousands of animals including wildebeest, buffalo, and oryx migrate from the dry Maasai to the Tarangire River, looking for water. Lion, leopard and other predators follow the herds. Your safari will also include over 500 varieties of birds. You will arrive in the park, have lunch and then embark on a late afternoon game drive. Later in the evening, you will return for dinner and your overnight stay at Tarangire Campsite. Main Destination: Tarangire National Park Accomodations :Budget camping

Inside Tarangire NP

Meals & Drink : All meals included

     Drinking water (Other drinks not included)  

Day 2 Tarangire National Park - Lake Manyara Natinal Park - Ngorongoro
 Day 2 Tarangire National Park - Lake Manyara Natinal Park - Ngorongoro

After breakfast, you will check-out and begin your drive, with a packed lunch, to Lake Manyara National Park. On this drive you will pass through an underground water forest, acacia woodlands, open savanna, and hot water springs, arriving at Lake Manyara National Park. This park is home to the majestic pink flamingo, tree-climbing lion, hippo, elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, baboon, blue and velvet monkey, warthog, and over 350 species of birds. You will enjoy your boxed lunch during the drive. At the end of the drive you will travel to Ngorongoro where you will check-in at the Simba Campsite for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Lake Manyara National Park Accomodations : Budget camping

On the crater rim of Lake Manyara NP

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

Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Ndutu
Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater - Lake Ndutu

After an early breakfast, you will descend to the crater floor for a once in a lifetime game drive. All the “Big Five” live in this wonderful caldera, as well as zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena, flamingo, geese, stork, vulture, and more. Your lunch will be served at the picnic site in the crater at Ngoitoktok swamp, a hippo pool. After lunch, you will ascend to the crater rim and drive to explore the Great Migration in the southern Serengeti in the Ndutu Area. You will take game en route to Mbugani Migration Camp for dinner and your overnight stay at Ndutu Intimate Tented Camp.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Crater

Accomodations : Ndutu Intimate Tented Camp

Luxury tented camp located inside Ngorongoro Crater

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

Day 4 Lake Ndutu
 Day 4 Lake Ndutu

After an early breakfast you will leave camp, with a boxed lunch box, for a game drive to explore the Great Migration in the southern Serengeti and northern Ngorongoro or Ndutu Area. In the afternoon you will stop in the bush to enjoy your boxed lunch. After lunch you will continue your game drive until sunset when you will drive back for dinner and overnight stay at Ndutu Intimate Tented Camp. Main Destination: Ndutu (Southern Serengeti) Accomodations :Ndutu Intimate Tented Camp

Luxury tented camp located inside Ndutu

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

Day 5 Lake Ndutu - Serengeti National Park
 Day 5 Lake Ndutu - Serengeti National Park

After an early morning breakfast, you will check-out and drive to the great Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch to enjoy during the game drive along the way. During the afternoon, you will enjoy another game drive in the park where you might see lion, leopard, elephant, cheetah, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest, eland, wild dog, gazelle, crocodile, and a variety of birds. Your game drive with take you eastward where you will check-in to the Seronera Campsite for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Accomodations : Budget camping

inside Serengeti NP

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

Day 6 Serengeti National Park
 Day 6 Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will start your day with a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park where you will see the stunning scenery, every changing light and always entertaining wildlife. All of the sites and sounds will be explained to you by your expert guide. You can decide with your guide to take a lunch box or to come back to the campsite to get a hot lunch. After lunch you will set off again for afternoon game drive until sunset when you come back to camp for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Accomodations :Budget camping

Inside Serengeti NP

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

Day 7 Serengeti National Park - Mwanza
Day 7 Serengeti National Park - Mwanza

After breakfast, you will check-out and embark on a game drive as you traveled to Mwanza where you will pass through the western corridor of the Serengeti, along the Grumeti River and stop at Lake Victoria to visit the local fisherman. After this visit you will continue your drive to Mwanza. You will arrive at the Tilapia Hotel for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Mwanza (City)

Accomodations :Budget camping

In or near Mwanza

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

Day 8 Mwanza - Kigoma
 Day 8 Mwanza - Kigoma

After breakfast you will catch a public bus from Mwanza and travel to Kigoma; arriving in the afternoon where you will overnight in Kigoma town in the budget hotel. Kigoma is a town and lake port in north western Tanzania, on the north eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika and close to the border with Burundi. This Democratic Republic of the Congo serves as the capital for the surrounding Kigoma Region.

Main Destination: Mwanza (City)

Accomodations : Budget camping

In or near Mwanza

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

Day 9 Kigoma - Gombe National Park
 Day 9 Kigoma - Gombe National Park

After breakfast, you will check-out and travel to Gombe National Park, located in the western Kigoma Region of Tanzania. Established in 1968, Gombe is one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania, with protected lands along the hills of the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika. Upon arriving in the afternoon, you will have lunch and then start a trek to find the majestic chimpanzee. Once located, you will spend time among these amazing primates. After your trek, you will travel to the Gombe Rest house for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Gombe National Park (Chimps)

Accomodations :Gombe Rest House

Budget banda located inside Gombe NP

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

Day 10 Gombe National Park - Kigoma
 Day 10 Gombe National Park - Kigoma

After an early morning breakfast, you will check-out and travel from the Gombe National Park to travel back to Kigoma Town. Your journey will take you through a region divided into two parts; the northwestern side characterized with highlands stretching from the north to the south side of the East African Rift Valley and highly populated. The southeastern side is characterized with bush and swamps. The tsetse fly and problems with infertile soil make for a low population in this region. In the evening you will check-in to your accommodations for dinner and your overnight stay.

Main Destination: Kigoma (Town)

Accomodations : Budget camping

In or near Kigoma

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

Day 11 Kigoma - Arusha
 Day 11 Kigoma - Arusha

After breakfast, you will check-out and make arrangements for a flight to Dar es Salaam or a bus ride to Arusha. If you take the bus, it will take you through Nakanazi, Tabora, Singida, Babati then Arusha Town. This is where your safari will end.

Main Destination: Arusha (City)

Accomodations : No accommodation (End of tour)

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

  • Park fees(For non-residents)
  • Chimp permits(One per person, non-resident)
  • All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
  • Camping equipment
  • 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)
  • Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Sleeping bag
  • International flights (From/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Bath towels
  • 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
  • Some meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)

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