- Ngorongoro Crater-unbeatable scenery for wildlife spotting
- Tree climbing lions of Tarangire
- Perfect antidote after summiting Kilimanjaro
Safari Extension after Rongai Route
A fantastic introduction to Africa's wildlife and the perfect antidote after your climb
A perfect introduction to Africa’s wildlife. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is as breathtaking for its landscapes as it is attractive for its animals. The walls of the crater provide a home for an abundance of animals acting like a giant enclosure. As a resuly only a few of the vast numbers of animals actually migrate out of the crater. Tarangire National Park has the biggest numbers of elephants in the northern part of Tanzania and is dotted with the eerie and irresistible Baobab trees, which are a favourite with the elephants.and make for a beautiful landscape. Finally Lake Manyara National Park is small but supports a high density of mammals including its famous population of tree climbing lions.
The mandatory park fees contribute to conservation of the parks and surrounding areas.
- 3 days Land Only
- Travel by 4WD safari vehicle
- 2 nights permanent tented camps
- Price- from GBP 1099 (based on two people travelling together and sharing)
- Single supplement £75
- Countries visited: Tanzania
- All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners included
- All accommodation
- Transfers from Marangu to Arusha at start of the trip and to Kilimanjaro airport after the safari
What's Not Included
- Travel insurance
- Visas and vaccinations
- Single supplement
You will be picked up from your lodge in Marangu at 7:30 am and transferred to Arusha to meet the safari vehicle.We will then drive to Tarangire National Park. This park is particularly famous for large herds of elephants and as we drive through it you should be able to view hundreds of them. Tarangire is a mix of large mature trees, grassland and the Tarangire River. You should also see herds of giraffe, zebra and buffalo, and there are regularly good sightings of both lions and leopards.
Migunga Tented Camp or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Today we drive from our permanent tented camp to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a remarkable place. It is a conservation area, rather than a national park, which means the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. Whilst in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. 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 crater walls form a stunning backdrop and seeing herds and solitary animals roaming within it make for some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. 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. After a full day in the crater we drive back to our permanent tented camp.
Migunga Tented Camp or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
We drive to nearby Manyara National Park for a game drive in one of Tanzania's smaller but fantastic parks, where the safari experience will be both diverse and rewarding. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There is a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs of the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. We will then drive to Kilimanjaro international airport. The drive back is approximately 3 hours and to allow sufficient time you should have a flight booked no earlier than 4pm on this day.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Travellers from the UK, US and EU normally need a visa to enter Tanzania. Please note, visa requirements often change and it is your responsibility to obtain any required visas for this trip. Therefore, we recommend that you check with the nearest embassy or consulate of your chosen destination(s), including any countries you may be transiting or transferring through.
Some local governments provide guidance on what visas their citizens need. To help, we’ve gathered a selection of useful links below.
- Australia: www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/africa/tanzania
- Canada: www.travel.gc.ca/destinations/tanzania
- United Kingdom: www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/tanzania/entry-requirements
- USA: www.travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/Tanzania.html
Please note, it is possible to get the visa online (from US$50), but this can take between 10 days and three weeks. For more information and to apply for the visa, please visit www.eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa. If you are flying into Kilimanjaro Airport, we recommend arranging the visa in advance as the visa-on-arrival process has become more complicated and can now take longer.
There are no required vaccinations. However, you may want to consider vaccinations for hepatitis A, tetanus, typhoid, cholera, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease, rabies, tuberculosis and yellow fever. Protection against malaria is essential. Please seek advice from your doctor or travel clinic on the best course of action for all the above. Additionally, dengue fever, a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes, is a known risk. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available, so we recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
You may also be required to show a yellow fever vaccination certificate (or an exemption certificate) if you're coming from (or transiting for more than 12 hours through) a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. If you're visiting Zanzibar from mainland Tanzania, border officials have been known to demand proof of yellow fever vaccination or an exemption certificate.
Eating and Drinking
All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners are included.
In the itinerary we state which meals are included on each day. There will be a selection of both Swahili and European dishes of an evening. Packed lunches are provided by the lodge. Vegetarians can be catered for but, as is often the case when travelling in countries like Tanzania, choices will be limited. Please notify the Exodus office of any dietary requirements, prior to departure.
Tanzania lies just south of the equator and therefore is hot most of the year, there are two wet seasons, the long rains in April and may and the short rains in November. This tour runs only in the dry season so you should not expect much rain. The days will be warm usually between 15 and 25 C.
Is this trip for you?
A chance for some excellent wildlife viewing and beautiful scenery. There are two long drives and some shorter ones most of which will be in parks and conservation areas, allowing for constant animal spotting. We travel in 4WD landcruisers or landrovers. Each vehichle has a roof hatch, which greatly enhances game viewing..
Migunga Tented Camp
Migunga Tented Camp is set in 35 acres of acacia forest and consists of permanent tents on raised platforms. All have en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda looking out onto the lush forest. All the tents are discretely placed around a central glade, offering shade and privacy, but still only a short walk to the restaurant and bar.
Wake up each morning to the sound of the forest whilst of an afternoon enjoy watching vervet monkeys play. Of an evening the whole camp resonates with jungle sounds.
Covid-19 refund commitment
You will get a refund if you have to cancel your trip due to COVID-19.
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