Safari During The Months of December to March
Tanzania Under Canvas – Serengeti Select Safari
- Travel Period: December – March
- Group to Join Safari
- 12 days 11 nights safari (Drive in – Fly out Safari
- Index: L=Lunch, D=Dinner, BB=Bed/Breakfast, HB-FB=Half-Full board
- Safari Takes you to Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park – Arusha
Day 1: Arusha – Meserani Snake Park – Tarangire National Park – Lilac Campsite and Tented Camp
Safari briefing in our office or your hotel in Arusha at 0730 hrs. Your driver guide will then collect you from your hotel you will then proceed to Sable Square Mall where you will do your last minute shopping for your necessary items, your safari starts to Meserani Snake Park and Maasai Museum (if you wish to).
Here you will get to see some of the snakes that are to be found in East Africa but not to be seen on your safari .You will then get an Introduction lecture on Maasai Tradition at the Maasai Museum on how Maasai life style is with their culture .From Meserani Snake Park and Maasai Museum you will them Proceed to Tarangire National Park A park that is famous for its large herds of Elephants. Tarangire National Park has a nick name of the Garden of Elephants
You will explore the park till late afternoon, then come out of the park and proceed to Savanna Bush Camp for dinner and overnight
Day 2: Savanna Bush Camp – Lake Manyara National Park – Savanna Bush Camp
After early breakfast with picnic lunch boxes on this day of safari you will depart from Savanna Bush Camp with picnic Lunch boxes
You will then proceed to Lake Manyara National Park , you will spend the whole day exploring the National Park for its predators and prey till late afternoon. The Park is famous for its Tree Climbing Lions.
Later in the late afternoon come out of the park and proceed to Savanna Bush Camp for dinner and overnight. In the evening you will have a performance by local traditional dancers
You will also have an option to do Night game drives in Lake Manyara after dinner in Lake Manyara National Park on this day
Day 3: Savanna Bush Camp –Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After breakfast on this day you will have a small excursion.
You will visit a small fruit Kiosk where you will test some exotic fruits that are grown in this fertile village the is situated at the base of Africa’s Great Rift Valley
You will taste fruits of the season: Red Banana Papaya, Sour Sap, Custards Apple and other fruits of the season then drive to Ngorongoro Crater with picnic lunch boxes. After lunch you will experience the great variety and density of animals in the second largest Caldera on earth. The most beautiful game drives you may experience in the late afternoon: Most of the people have left the crater floor, the light gets soft and the activity of the wild animal’s increases. You will take more pictures of this fantastic African landscape, flora and fauna than you have ever expected.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ngorongoro Serena Lodge / Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
Day 4: Empakai Crater
Very few people have experienced this extraordinary excursion, which is on the itinerary of today. Passing the slopes of the Olmoti Crater you will be fascinated by the scenery of Embulbul Depression, Loolmalassin- and Empakai Crater. On a really difficult track we will “ride” you to the rim of Empakai Crater (2700m). The Caldera is edged by 600m high, steep, jungle walls and its floor is covered with a green glimmering lake – the seasonal home of millions of flamingos. With some luck, you may see them. This excursion offers the possibility, that you will meet Maasai in their untouched environment, not invaded by tourists. An armed ranger will accompany you which open the chance to descend to the crater floor (tough path!). Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Important: Unforeseeable events like heavy rain leave the track to Empakai impassable. In these cases you will enjoy a day of rest or (if you like) make an excursion to Olmoti Crater.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge / Ngorongoro Serena Lodge / Ngorongoro Wildlife
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Days 5 – 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Nasera Rock
Passing Ngorongoro crater rim you descend through a really impressive landscape down to Oldupai Gorge. There you will find the most complete and eldest proofs of human development.
Stop for the information about the cradle of mankind! Continuing to the North to lonesome areas very rarely visited by tourists. We will build up our camp at Gol Mountains. With 2 Maasai guides you will start an hour walk through Olkareen Gorge.
Excursion to the Fig tree (if you like): Drive on dusty, nearly never used trails to the north – an excursion into a lost wilderness. You will find a fig tree in untouched Maasai land, north of Oldupai and close to the Gol Mountains. Even if you are not so interested in trees, this tree might tell you about the last 1000 years. We found this tree about 30 years ago and used to talk for hours with him. We are proud to show our lonely friend and you will not forget this “cathedral of a tree”!
Important: The track to the Fig tree is extremely dusty and impassable if it is raining. Maybe you will also meet the Great Migration there.
By rainfalls this excursion could become a real adventure. Overnight at a Special Campsite near Nasera Rock .FB
Days 7: Nasera Rock – Serengeti National Park
On this day of safari you will depart very early in the morning from Nasera Rock to Serengeti National Park. Entering Serengeti National Park from Naabi Hill Gate after all the park formalities. With the formalities done you will enter Serengeti National Park.
Via Game drives you will then proceed to Camp, where once again you will meet the crew who would have set up the camp. Arriving at camp for dinner and overnight .
Days 8 – 11: Serengeti National Park
You will have plenty of time to explore the Serengeti, one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world with an incredible Wildlife. Your safari is adapted to your travel period: in this season normally pprox.. 2.5 million animals are on their “Great Migration” into southern Serengeti! According to the rainfalls in these months the herds move southwards. You will have the chance to participate in this worldwide unique spectacle! As our safaris have no limit of mileage and time, you will get to know the Serengeti in total – you will therefore also visit Ngong Hill and Moru Kopjes – known as “Islands in the Sea of Grass”. Take your time to have a look, rest and enjoy!
(Special) Campsite Serengeti. FB
SPECIAL REQUEST BY CLIENTS
On your request we can also offer you a balloon safari in Serengeti (facultative): in the early morning you will start to this unforgettable adventure. After a breath-taking flight of about one hour in dawn and a champagne breakfast you will return at about 09.30hrs to Visitor Centre and meet up with your driver guide
this excursion will not disturb you daily activities in the Serengeti National Park
Day 12: Serengeti National Park – Arusha
After a last morning game drive you will be transferred to Seronera Airstrip for your amazing flight over Serengeti, the Crater Highlands of Ngorongoro and the Rift Valley back to Arusha.
Pick up at Arusha Airport and transfer according your following programme. HB
- All transfers according to programme
- Entrance fees to all National Parks
- Extra-fees for Ngorongoro Crater
- Scout fees
- Overnight all Hotels/Campsites according to program
- Special campsite in Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- FB during safari (picnic-lunch)
- 2 litres mineral water per person per day on safari; tea; coffee
- Select-Tent-Safari: cook, waiter, camp attendant
- Select-Tent-Safari: tents, mess tent, camping equipment, camp beds, bed linen, kitchen
- Equipment, dishes
- Select-Tent-Safari: shower and WC tent for Special Campsites
- Select-Tent-Safari: supply car for equipment and luggage from 2 persononwards!
- Driver/guide and car (Land rover / Land cruiser) for Safaris without km-limit!!!
- Driver/guide and car (Land rover / Land cruiser) for Safaris without time-limit!!!
- Flying Drs Service
Not Included Services:
- International flights
- Visa fees
- Drinks (if not mentioned above)
- Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)
- Excursions and trips not included in this program (e.g. Balloon Safari Serengeti)