Lion with Cubs : Tanzania Northern Safari – 7 day Lodge Safari

(14 Reviews)
Duration: 7 days
Tour Seller: Open Africa Safaris

Overview

On this 7 day Northern Circuit Lodge Safari you get to explore the four splendid North Tanzania Nature Reserve. We provide this Safari style special for our clients to witness all the big five animals of Africa. Along with the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater you will also visit the Tarangire and the Lake Manyara National Park. All in all it leads to a varied and certainly unforgettable holiday.

  1. Tarangire National Park – Game drive
  2. Makuyuni – Visit of Masai village
  3. Mto wa Mbu – Traditional, African lunch
  4. Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive
  5. African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
  6. Serengeti National Park – Game drive
  7. Karatu – Coffee Walk
  8. Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive

Tour Summary

 

Among the national parks that you will have the chance to visit are:

  1. Serengeti National Park
  2. Lake Manyara National Park
  3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  4. Tarangire National Park

 

  • You’ll go to Tanzania
  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha (Tanzania)
  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)
  • Activities: game drives, Eco & Cultural Tours & walking safaris
  • Getting around: pop-up roof minivan
  • transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
  • Accommodation on the day you arrive is included. Additional accommodation at the end can be arranged for extra cost.
  • Departure Date every Friday.

 

Itinerary (7 days)

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 1

    Arusha – Tarangire National Park

    In the morning you will be collected from your hotel and after an approximate 2 hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close, not only because there are thousands of animals but also because they are not disturbed by the presence of vehicles. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests 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.

    Accommodation: In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the Kudu Lodge Karatu…http://kuducamp.com/ where you will overnight. Lunch; Dinner.

  • Day 2

    Tarangire Area – Mto Wa Mbu cultural programme – Lake Manyara National Park

    After breakfast you will travel from Karatu to Mto-wa; Mbu village where you will visit a traditional Masai village. You will then continue your safari  where you will enjoy traditional African food, prepared by local woman. After this wonderful experience the journey takes you to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons.

    Accommodation: After an extensive game drive you will travel to the Lake Manyara Twiga Lodge http://www.twigalodgecampsite.com/, where you will spend the night. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  • Day 3

    Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water.

    Accommodation: Depending on the season, you will either spend the night at the Kati Kati Luxury Tented camp inside the park http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/serengetimediumcamp/ Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  • Day 4

    Serengeti National Park

    The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best.

    Accommodation: You will spend another night at last night’s camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  • Day 5

    Serengeti National Park – Karatu – Coffee Walk

    On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to the Ngorongoro Farm House in Karatu, where you will join a walk in the coffee plantation to learn more about the cultivation and processing of coffee.

    Accommodation: You will spend the night at the Ngorongoro Farm House: http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/ngorongorofarmhouse/ Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  • Day 6

    Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

    Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area.

    Accommodation: After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to the Ngorongoro farm House:http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/ngorongorofarmhouse/ to spend another night. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

  • Day 7

    Karatu – Arusha   

    After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off at a hotel of your choice or at the airport.

    Accommodation: Not Included. Breakfast; Lunch

Best Price (USD)

$2099.00

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14 Verified Reviews

5 / 5
Josh B
Reviewed: 14/01/2015
From: USA

"Amazing tour with the best tour guide. Africa at its best!"

Open Africa Safaris handled every aspect of of my Safari with ease and fun.Anthony (Tonny) was the best tour guide I have ever met. Anthony is personable and funny while sharing knowledge about the parks, mountains, and every animal that you see along the way.I toured Arusha, Lake Manyara NP, and Ngorongoro crater. The hotels the tour company reserved in Ngorongoro crater are amazing and have the most incredible views that I have every see. Anthony was very informative and we had an amazing time during every part of the journey. Anthony has become a lifelong friend and I can't wait to return to Africa and tour again. - Less
Open Africa Safaris handled every aspect of of my Safari with ease and fun.Anthony (Tonny) was the best tour guide I have ever met. Anthony is personable and funny while sharing knowledge about the parks, mountains, and every animal that you see along the way.I toured Arusha, Lake Manyara NP, and Ngorongoro crater. The hotels the tour company reserved in Ngorongoro crater are amazing and + More
Nicole J. Korosso
Reviewed: 19/01/2015
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"We had the Experience of a Lifetime!!"

My family and I Went on a safari tour with Open Africa Safaris January 2015 and we enjoyed it 100%! The communication and service was excellent! We were able to see the animals at a close distance and the tour guide, Tonny Montana was patient and made sure that we were able to get good pictures and videos. We were also provided lunches, which were fulfilling. We plan on going on another safari tour to Serengeti in December 2015 with Open Africa Safaris and I request Tonny Montana as our guide.I will definitely recommend Open Africa Safaris to my friends and anyone looking for an excellent safari tour! This was one of the best experiences of my life!! Thanks alot!! - Less
My family and I Went on a safari tour with Open Africa Safaris January 2015 and we enjoyed it 100%! The communication and service was excellent! We were able to see the animals at a close distance and the tour guide, Tonny Montana was patient and made sure that we were able to get good pictures and videos. We were also provided lunches, which were fulfilling. We plan on going on another safari + More

Inclusions & Exclusions

Included
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight stays in safari lodges and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned activities.
Excluded
  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

About the Seller

Open Africa Safaris

Suite# 1 Swahili Street P.o.Box 15097, Arusha, Tanzania

Office In: Arusha
Founded In: 2008
Employees: 5-50

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