13 Days Tanzania Safari
13 Days Tanzania Safari is an exceptional trip that will leave you mind blown. During this trip you will be able to tarangire , Serengeti , ngorongoro crater, lake eyasi, lake manyara and finish off your tour in zanzibar and with a refreshing feel from the amazing beaches on the tanzanian coast and also pay a visit to stone town.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) for your 13 Days Tanzania Safari. Be met by our driver guide who will be waiting for you at the arrival with a poster of your name. He will help you transfer the luggage to the safari van and start your drive to Arusha we go for warm breakfast before we head to the Maasai Village for brief tour. After the cultural Tour we drive to Tarangire national park arriving late in the evening due to the traffic on the road with much speed limits. Dinner and overnight at the lodge
Day 2: Full day Tarangire
Take a game drive in Tarangire National Park, the park which is probably the best ever place in all Africa to see patchy dermis. We will have full day explore of Tarangire national park with both morning and evening game drive. The park is most popular for its habitant for the large herds of Elephants population. The animals also concentrate much around the river and this is the area of the tree climbing pythons. Other game to view includes Zebras, Hartebeest, Elephants, Waterbucks, Gazelles, Oryx and others. Birders also enjoy wide range of bird species Dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Tarangire to Serengeti
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night
Day 4: Full day Serengeti
We have full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night at Seronera Wildlife Lodge Serengeti
Day 5: full day Serengeti
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. We head to another direction to look for what we missed on the previous game drives, this diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and it you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting bird life, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night at
Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
We start the day with breakfast but this time served early in the morning after we go for enroute game drive as we transfer back to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater.
Ngorongoro Crater is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Maasai way of life.
After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon we travel back to our special tented camp.
Day 7: Ngorongoro to Lake Eyasi
On the 7th day of your 13 Days Tanzania Safari, After breakfast we will drive to the shores of Lake Eyasi. We arrive in time for lunch at the Tindiga Tented lodge.
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). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe. You will visit these tribes, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake, which can be arranged.
Return for dinner and overnight
Day 8: Lake Eyasi to Lake Manyara
We depart from your lodge and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 9: Lake Manyara to Arusha to Zanzibar
After our morning breakfast we have enroute game drive and head back to Arusha for your flight to Zanzibar. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Day 10: Zanzbar
We enjoy relaxing at the beach.
Dinner and overnight at at your lodge.
Day 11: Visit Stone town
After breakfast, take a half day walk in Stone Town for shopping and after lunch at a restaurant in Stone Town Dinner and overnight at at your lodge.
Day 12: Zanzbar
Have relaxing full day at the beach dinner and overnight at
Day 13: Departure
After morning cup of tea, check out of the Hotel and drive to the airport for your flight back Home.