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14 days green season with Lake Natron (Mid-Level)

Unique Safaris’ philosophy and standards- NEW SET ITINERARIES

We have established our reputation by providing outstanding guiding and highly personalized customer service. Unique Safaris has been a licensed Tanzanian Tour Operator since 1990. We are considered an elite tour operator that provides private custom-designed itineraries but we are now expanding our services to also offer set itineraries that have been designed with a great budget and locations that offer optimal wildlife viewing for 6-14 days of safari. Our itinerary options are listed either as adventure pricing; mid-budget pricing and higher-end pricing.

Our set itineraries can be booked exactly as written or with any changes to accommodations if you care to upgrade your lodging. Our commitment is to provide our same outstanding guiding and customer service but now at various budget levels. The locations for each itinerary have been selected based on the yearly wildlife movement in the various parks and an adequate game drive distance to maximize wildlife with a degree of privacy. We believe the primary reason for guests to visit Tanzania is to enjoy the wildlife so accommodations have been selected for their locations and the adventure you can experience with wildlife. Our set itineraries are also based on a belief that all wildlife is exquisite to witness, understand and photograph. Only wildebeest and zebra migrate with weather; all other wildlife keeps their territories or remain in certain habitats so there is great adventure anywhere you go!

The itineraries offered are still private safaris and they are not group departures dependent upon a certain number of participants in order to happen. And as always, we continue to create custom-designed itineraries at your request.

All pricing includes:

  • All accommodations as shown in the set itinerary (upgrades can be arranged at additional cost)
  • All meals from dinner upon arrival to dinner upon departure
  • All local travel including transfers, any bush flights and normal meet and greet services by Unique Safaris with all arrivals, departure and transfers
  • All national park permits and reserve entry fees
  • Private use of a specially outfitted 4WD Stretch Land Cruiser
  • Private services of your professional and highly experienced safari guide
  • Bottled water in the vehicle on all game drives
  • Temporary membership in AMREF Flying Doctors Society in case of a medical emergency needing evacuation to Nairobi
  • Comprehensive support from our main office in Tanzania for the duration of your safari

All pricing EXCLUDES:

  • International airfare, Tanzania visa and travel insurance. A visa to Tanzania is required and must now be obtained prior to your arrival. For the mandatory e-visa apply using www.immigration.go.tz and click onto e-visa and fill out the required application
  • Tips/gratuities to your safari guide if and when you are satisfied with the entire safari
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, beverages at accommodations unless otherwise specified
  • Medical bills
  • Any changes made to your itinerary once in Tanzania or any costs associated with flight delays or cancellations
  • Any new tariffs imposed by the Tanzanian government prior to your arrival

Itinerary Information

Price: From $706 daily average per person. From $601daily average per person in April and May only.
Range: 15th November to May

Day 1

Location
Arrive Arusha
Accommodation
The Country Inn & Resort (MCI) - HB
Activities/Travel

Arrive in the evening on KLM at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).  Meet and greet by Unique Safaris and transfer to Arusha (40Min) for dinner and overnight at The Country Inn & Resort (MCI).

Day 2

Location
Manyara NP
Accommodation
Plantation Lodge – FB
Activities/Travel

Drive to Lake Manyara NP, arrive in time for game drives with lunch boxes. Thereafter, stop along the way in the village of Mto wa Mbu to experience a local market and learn from your driver guides about the unique cultural and tribal make-up of this village. Mto wa Mbu is famous for a large variety of bananas and a locally grown rice, which is often favored in Arusha town. Picnic lunch along the way and visit the school + tea plantation in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the Plantation lodge.

Day 3

Location
Lake Natron
Accommodation
Lake Natron Camp – FB
Activities/Travel

Breakfast and drive to Lake Natron, off the beaten path and away from the crowded places. The route takes you through the cultural home of the Maasai. On the way, you will pass Engaruka, an archaeological site of the Stone-age settlement, as well as the majestic Ondonyo Lengai mountain which is the only active volcanic mountain in the Great Rift Valley. Lake Natron will fascinate you with its colors, varying from pink, lime, green and red due to the concentration of minerals and possibly the flamingoes! It is an almost surreal and breathtaking landscape which will leave you in awe! Arrive in the late afternoon for brief check in, followed by bird watching, flamingo and sunset walk around the lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron camp.

Day 3

Location
Lake Natron
Accommodation
Lake Natron Camp – FB
Activities/Travel

Breakfast and drive to Lake Natron, off the beaten path and away from the crowded places. The route takes you through the cultural home of the Maasai. On the way, you will pass Engaruka, an archaeological site of the Stone-age settlement, as well as the majestic Ondonyo Lengai mountain which is the only active volcanic mountain in the Great Rift Valley. Lake Natron will fascinate you with its colors, varying from pink, lime, green and red due to the concentration of minerals and possibly the flamingoes! It is an almost surreal and breathtaking landscape which will leave you in awe! Arrive in the late afternoon for brief check in, followed by bird watching, flamingo and sunset walk around the lake. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron camp.

Day 4

Location
Lake Natron
Accommodation
Lake Natron Camp - FB
Activities/Travel

Full day dedicated to the excursions by the Lake. These can be observing flamingoes and other birds, walking by the lake with a guide, exploring the waterfalls, hike to the hominid footprint etc. There is plenty to do. In the evening enjoy the sundowner overlooking Lake Natron, the majestic Lengai and Gelai mountains and watch the sun goes down behind the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron Camp.

Day 5

Location
Northern Serengeti
Accommodation
Lobo Wildlife Lodge – FB
Activities/Travel

After breakfast, drive to Serengeti Park with picnic lunch. Much of the route will be a game drive before arriving at the lodge in the late afternoon. Arrive for dinner and overnight.

Day 6

Location
Central Serengeti
Accommodation
Serengeti Serena Lodge – FB
Activities/Travel

Full day exploring the central part of the Serengeti. You can decide with your driver to go for a full day game drives, Or come back for lunch and afternoon another half game drives. Meals and overnight.

Day 7

Location
Central Serengeti
Accommodation
Serengeti Serena Lodge - FB
Activities/Travel

Game drives exploring the central part of the Serengeti.

Day 8

Location
Southern Serengeti
Accommodation
Lake Masek Camp – FB
Activities/Travel

Move to the southern area of the park for more game drives. Visit Gol Kopjes (special permits included) and double 2 extra double permits to cross between NCAA and Serengeti.

Day 9

Location
Southern Serengeti
Accommodation
Lake Masek Camp - FB
Activities/Travel

Game drives

Day 10

Location
Southern Serengeti
Accommodation
Lake Masek Camp - F
Activities/Travel

Game drives

Day 11

Location
Southern Serengeti
Accommodation
Lake Masek Camp - FB
Activities/Travel

Game drives.

Day 12

Location
NCAA Crater
Accommodation
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – FB
Activities/Travel

Game drive out of the Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater (expect a long drive today, but leaving the lodge by 7:30 AM). Stop along the way to visit Oldupai Gorge, the site of Louis and Mary Leakey’s famous archeological discoveries as well as the Maasai village by Olduvai. Continue down the crater floor for afternoon crater tour with picnic lunches. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day 13

Location
NCA Crater
Accommodation
Ngorongoro Serena Lodge - FB
Activities/Travel

Full day in the Crater with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

Day 14

Location
Arusha-Depart
Accommodation
MCI – The Country Inn Day room + Early Dinner
Activities/Travel

Depart after leisurely breakfast and drive back to Arusha. Arrive in a plenty of time for shopping and hot lunch at Cultural heritage center. Drive to the MCI The Country Inn lodge and spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing at the lodge, shower and pack. Take in the last views of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. Farewell dinner (early dinner) and evening transfer to Kilimanjaro for the return flight to US.

Personal Information

Safari Information

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