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8 Day Tanzania Classic 4 Star

Featured Parks: Tarangire > Ngorongoro Crater > Serengeti > Lake Manyara
Also available: 8 Day Tanzania Classic
3 Stars and 5 Stars Plus

The Tanzania Classic derives its name from the fact that it hits all the top destinations in Tanzania’s famed Northern Circuit. This cluster is comprised of the best African game backs in close proximity. The Tanzania Classic packs more fun in one week than possibly anything else one could do in the same time period. We’re talking: Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti and finally Lake Manyara, home of the tree climbing Lions.

  • This safari is 100% customizable.
  • It is a private safari, just you and your party.
  • This safari departs from Arusha daily with two or more people (no singles).
  • International flights not included.

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Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to your hotel.

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Accommodation: Lake Duluti Serena Hotel
Activity: Airport arrival, meeting and greeting your safari guide.

Your host will be on hand when you arrive at the airport and will take you to the your hotel. Nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, Lake Duluti Serena hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site, the prroperty offers a range of tastefully presented cottage-styled rooms set amid extensive landscaped grounds. If you choose, take a minute to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed Tanzanian Coffee or tea whilst you relax and unwind after your flight. If you’re ready for sleep, you’ll immediately relax in your well appointed room, with its fine linens. In the morning you’ll be refreshed and ready to go. Who says a safari has to be rustic?
 

Day 2: Pick up in Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park.

Highlights – Arusha to Tarangire National Park; enjoy afternoon game viewing.


Accommodation: Tarangire River Camp
Meal Plan: Full Board – Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Afternoon game drive.

In the morning you will meet your private guide for the drive to Tarangire after lunch. Think of your guide as your own regional expert, knowledgeable in the local flora and fauna, and especially, the local roads. The Tarangire National Park is a dry-season refuge for a variety of game. Migratory animals like elephants, wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and buffalo gather at the Tarangire River in impressive numbers and as always, the predators follow. Also, the variety of species makes the park a bird-watchers paradise.

Day 3: Travel from Tarangire to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Highlights – Arrive at the Ngorongoro Conservation Area & enjoy first glimpses of crater from your lodge.


Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you proceed for a game drive through the Tarangire National Park. With an area of 525 sq. miles, Tarangire provides endless opportunities to observe its abundance of wildlife including buffalos, elephants, lions and a vast number of antelopes. After lunch, you will transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy Area. The Ngorongoro Crater was formed millions of years ago by the collapse of a long extinct volcano. The resulting 100 square mile depression, surrounded by a 2000 foot volcanic rim, contains water and forage necessary to support most of the familiar African wildlife. Don’t be surprised to see Maasai herders and their livestock, especially on the crater rim; the Conservation Area protects both wildlife and Maasai.

Day 4: Enjoy full day crater tour and game viewing at Ngorongoro Crater .

Highlights – Descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for full day crater tour.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Travel inside the Ngorongoro Crater and enjoy game viewing with picnic lunch.

Today we spend the day on the crater floor viewing game; as many as 30,000 animals populate the crater. Lions, cheetahs, and jackals prey upon large herds of zebra, wildebeest, and antelope. The lake on the floor of the crater supports wading hippos and a myriad of birdlife. Elephants are rare within the crater, though lone, non-breeding bulls roam the region, their great tusks reaching out before them. Arrange to visit a local Maasai village and see how this proud, resourceful people live in harmony with the animals.

Day 5: Leisurely drive from Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park.

Highlights – First day at Serengeti National Park.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Transfer to Serengeti with game drive en route. Optional stop at Olduvai Gorge.

After breakfast head for the seemingly endless plains of the Serengeti that open up across the horizon. These grasslands draw all manner of African game to graze - zebras, migrating wildebeests, antelope – and these animals in turn attract all manner of predators – lions, cheetahs, hyenas – that follow the great herds as they roam in search of water. We are pulled here as well, to witnesses the entire spectacle; the interconnection of land and wildlife, of predator and prey, to experience the circle of life, staged on the wide horizon.

Day 6: Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives at Serengeti.

Highlights – Second day exploring the Serengeti National Park.


Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.
Optional: Hot air balloon ride with champagne breakfast (At cost)

Except for a late summer and fall visit to the Maasai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya, the migrating wildebeest spend most of the year traversing the Serengeti. Depending on the time of year, the hundreds of thousands wildebeests accompanied by zebras and gazelles, follow the rain in search of fresh forage. A second day at Serengeti National Park puts most visitors on the track of the herd. Begin your day with an early optional morning balloon safari to see this wild world from a whole new perspective, followed by a sumptuous champagne bush breakfast. Or take an early morning game-drive before a breakfast feast at the lodge.

Day 7: Scenic drive to Lake Manyara National Park.

Highlights – Afternoon game viewing at Lake Manyara National Park.


Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
Meal Plan: Full Board – Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Activity: Morning and afternoon game drives.

Today we travel to Lake Manyara, an amazing wildlife sanctuary famous for its tree climbing lions and dramatic views. It is located in a depressed valley where the red and brown cliffs of the western wall of Great Rift Valley seem to rise up out of the lake itself. Springs rising from the base of the escarpment provide a welcome water supply. While the lions may be shy (visitors who spot them are lucky indeed), Manyara includes a variety of habitats, home to a variety of big game and a rich assortment of birdlife.

Day 8: Drive from Lake Manyara to Arusha.

Highlights – Last day at Manyara.


Meal Plan: Breakfast
Activity: Transfer to Arusha.

All good things must come to an end. And this week will have ended all too soon. Reluctantly we peel away from Lake Manyara and begin the mental and emotion transition back to reality: Getting back to business, back to work, back home, reacquainting yourself with that other world that now seems so far away... but not just yet. After breakfast take the opportunity to say 'kwaheri' to Tanzania as you drive to the airport for the trip home.


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Rates from January 31 To February 28
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 3498 3197 2998 2897 2799
Single room supplement (US$) 447 447 447 447 447
Rates from March 01 To March 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 2798 2487 2289 2195 2098
Single room supplement (US$) 354 354 354 354 354
Rates from April 01 To May 25
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 2499 2196 1975 1888 1799
Single room supplement (US$) 99 99 99 99 99
Rates from May 26 To October 31
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 3598 3276 3097 2998 2888
Single room supplement (US$) 478 478 478 478 478
Rates from November 01 To December 20
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 2888 2498 2349 2239 2188
Single room supplement (US$) 381 381 381 381 381
Rates from December 21 To February 28
People in Group 2 3 4 5 6
Per person sharing 2 per room (US$) 3498 3197 2998 2897 2799
Single room supplement (US$) 452 452 452 452 452

4 Stars safaris package costs include:

  • Our 4 Stars safaris properties as detailed in itinerary.
  • All meet and greet services.
  • All arrival and departure transfers.
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner in Arusha.
  • Transportation in chauffeur driven  4x4 safari cruiser with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.
  • Guaranteed window seat in the vehicle.
  • Services of our highly experienced guide.
  • Two-way long range high frequency radio communication in each  4x4 safari cruiser.
  • On safari accessories in the vehicles: - First-aid kit, wildlife books, beanbags for easy photography, a pair of binoculars per vehicle, cool box and fire extinguisher.
  • Game viewing drives and parks entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
  • Complimentary safari hat.
  • Complimentary bottled water in vehicle during game drives.
  • All Government taxes and levies.
  • 24 hours stand-by contact number.
  • Flying Doctor Service providing air ambulance and evacuation services in case of a medical emergency.

4 Stars safaris package costs exclude:

  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide(s).
  • Any nonalcoholic and alcoholic drinks apart from tea and coffee provided with meals.
  • Any international flight and departure taxes.
  • Laundry services.
  • Holiday supplements: Christmas, New Year and Easter.
  • Visa fees/application
  • Travel insurance.
  • Any other item(s) or events not included in our itinerary.

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