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

  • The average cost per person sharing per day, based on the above itinerary travelling in 1 Safari vehicle ranges from $707 – $1,500 depending on the accommodation selection.
  • Please ask for the single traveler’s rate if one travels alone.

Tanzania Safari Inclusions:

  • All accommodations as shown in the itinerary.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All airport transfers, hotel transfers and normal meet and greet services.
  • All national park and reserves entrance fees.
  • Private use of a specially outfitted 4WD Stretched Land Cruisers.
  • Private services of your professional and knowledgeable Tanzanian driver-guide.
  • Bottled water provided in the vehicles on game drives.
  • Temporary membership in flying Doctors society for the duration of your visit.
  • Comprehensive support from our operational office in Tanzania for the duration of your safari.

Tanzania Safari Exclusions:

  • International Airfare to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
  • Gratuities to your driver-guide suggested if and when you are satisfied with the provided services.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Laundry, soft drinks, beer, wine and spirits not specified above/at all properties specified above.
  • Medical bills.
  • Tips for the waiter/waitress at the camps; lodges & hotels.
  • Items of a personal nature.
  • Any changes made to the program once the trip starts /once in Tanzania.

NOTE: The above itinerary is designed with a great budget and 30 years’ worth of working experience. The locations recorded are based on the yearly wildlife movement, scenery and an adequate game drive distance. One travels to Tanzania to enjoy the wildlife, thus the properties are not the main focus, but rather the adventure provided within the safari, which often holds dear to all incomers. The accommodations selected, however, can be changed based on the preferred standards.

We, at Unique Safaris, provide a quality of work that is both different and exhilarating for the steady workers and the strapping adventurers.

Itinerary Information

Price: From $706. From $601 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.

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