15 days Best of Tanzania Safari

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15 Days 14 Nights Tanzania Safari
Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
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Arusha, Tanzania
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Along with our popular safari itineraries, Sunset Africa have implemented the so-called 'Seasonal Packages'. In Tanzania, we have 3 major seasons for a wildlife safari, the great river crossing wildebeest migration in northern Serengeti (July to September), Migration safari during calving season in southern Serengeti (December to March) and low season grand lodge safari which you will benefit from discounted lodges/ hotels rates hence stay in luxury lodges and pay less (April & May). Once you will go through these packages, you will get to know how best you can plan your next adventure safari in Tanzania in terms of the best season.

Day1-Arrival Dar Es Salaam International Airport

Arrival at Dar es Salaam International Airport, meet and greet with Sunset Africa guide and transferred to the hotel in Dar es Salaam where you can relax and recover from your journey.

Budget Accommodation: Mediterraneo Hotel

Midrange Accommodation: South Beach Hotel

Luxury Accommodation: Dar es Salaam Serena Hotel

Meals: Bed & Breakfast

 

Day2-Dar Es Salaam - Selous Game Reserve

In the morning you'll be picked up from your hotel in Dar and drive to Selous Game Reserve arriving in time for a hot lunch. Shall have a game drive and photographing while your guide will explain the animal's behaviour and the story of this beautiful animal sanctuary. Accommodation: Selous River Camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Budget Accommodation: Selous River Camp

Midrange Accommodation: Ngalawa Tented Camp

Luxury Accommodation: Serena Mivumo River Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

 

Day3-Selous Game Reserve Full Day Game Drives

Each morning after breakfast you'll have a full day of game viewing in Selous Game Reserve taking a packed lunch with you if you wish to maximize your game drive time. Your guide will know the best places to go and exploring the wilderness in the biggest game reserve in Africa and viewing diverse wildlife which includes lion, giraffe, wildebeest, zebra, elephant, wild dog and so much more. Accommodation: Sable Mountain Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Budget Accommodation: Selous River Camp

Midrange Accommodation: Ngalawa Tented Camp

Luxury Accommodation: Serena Mivumo River Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day4-Selous Game Reserve - Mikumi National Park

After breakfast, we'll leave Selous River Camp with a packed lunch to enjoy on your game drive on the way to Mikumi National Park. As part of the Selous ecosystem, it benefits from the highest game density of the entire conservation area. The landscape here is beautiful and the wildlife prolific. Accommodation: Angalia Tented Camp Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Budget Accommodation: Angalia Tented Camp

Midrange Accommodation:  Matembezi Camp

Luxury Accommodation: Vuma Hill Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day5-Mikumi National Park Full Day Game Drive

A full day of game drives around Mikumi National Park which has a wide variety of bird species, large numbers of giraffe, buffalo and elephant and, near the water holes, lion, leopard and hippo. You may also see zebra, lion, wild dog, python, hartebeest, wildebeest, elephant, impala, warthog, eland and other antelopes. Accommodation: Angalia Tented Camp - at own Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Budget Accommodation: Angalia Tented Camp

Midrange Accommodation:  Matembezi Camp

Luxury Accommodation: Vuma Hill Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day6-Mikumi National Park - Ruaha National Park

After breakfast, departs for Ruaha with the packed lunch. Ruaha is well known for its dramatic scenery which includes rolling hills, large open plains, the grove of skeletal baobabs and along its southern border, the great Ruaha River from which the park gets its name. Arrive at the camp in the evening for dinner and overnight.

Budget Accommodation: Mwagusi Safari Camp

Midrange Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge

Luxury Accommodation: Tandala Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 7-Ruaha National Park Full Day Game Drives

Wake up early for breakfast, departs for full day game drive in Ruaha national park. Lunch at the picnic site and later evening drive back to the camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.

Budget Accommodation: Mwagusi Safari Camp

Midrange Accommodation: Ruaha River Lodge

Luxury Accommodation: Tandala Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 8-Ruaha National Park - Kondoa Town

Departs early with your packed lunch towards Kondoa town via Iringa and Tanzania's capital city Dodoma. Arrive Kondoa late afternoon, short walks around the streets and evening at leisure. Accommodation: Kondoa Annex Climax Lodge Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

 

Day 9-Kondoa Rock Paintings - Tarangire National Park

Today we set out early; collecting you from your hotel and heading North West to stunning Tarangire National Park, arrive in time for lunch. Your afternoon game-drive will reveal all the wonders of Tarangire, a National Park often referred to as the 'Elephant Playground'. Herds of up to 300 of these mighty mammals are sometimes seen in the park.

Budget Accommodation: Tarangire Simba Lodge

Midrange Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge

Luxury Accommodation: Nimali Tarangire Lodge

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

 

Day 10-Tarangire National Park - Lake Eyasi

After breakfast, we will drive to the shores of Lake Eyasi. We arrive in time for lunch at the camp. Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. This afternoon you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the Hadzabe (hunter-gatherer Bushmen).

Accommodation: Tindiga Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

 

Day 11-Lake Eyasi - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Early morning we depart to the village for local hunting experience with Hadzabe and Datonga tribes. The Bushmen rely on these techniques to survive and you'll need to be very attentive and at times quiet, while they demonstrate their use of locally made poisons in incapacitating the poor creatures on which they depend for survival. We return to the camp for a late breakfast and we then travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Overnight at Burudika Manyara Lodge on Full Board.

 

Day12-Ngorongoro Crater Tour - Mto Wa Mbu Village

After breakfast at the lodge, we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day's tour. Supported by year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually be seen here. Later ascend from the crater and drive to Mto wa Mbu village. Overnight at Burudika Manyara Lodge on Full board.

 

Day 13-Mto Wa Mbu - Lake Natron

Another highlight is Lake Natron itself, after breakfast, we set for Lake Natron activity to one of a vast multi-coloured soda lake at the foot of the escarpment. With the possible exception of Lake Turkana in the extreme north of Kenya, Natron is perhaps the most dramatic of all the Rift Valley lakes. Overnight at Lake Natron Tented Camp on Full board basis.

 

Day14-Lake Natron - Arusha City

Today might be a departure day, all your thoughts turn home. Breakfast at the camp, depart for Arusha city with the packed lunch. Arrive in Arusha for the leisure and hot dinner. Overnight at Planet Lodge Arusha on Half board.

 

Day15-Departure, Arusha - Kilimanjaro Airport

Breakfast at the lodge shall have a road transfer to the airport for your flight to Zanzibar.

Safari Inclusive

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days
  • Camping Equipment
  • Porterage

Safari Exclusive

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • 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
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Rescue Fee
  • Climbing Gear
  • Sleeping Bag