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8 DAYS TANZANIA SAFARI - LAKE MANYARA, SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK AND NGORONGORO CRATER, stay at Serena Lodges

Safari departure days from Kilimanjaro Airport – Friday and Sunday

DAY 1: Arusha (Lake Duluti)
Arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport where you are met and transferred to your hotel, a short walk from Arusha Town Center. Overnight stay at Serena Mountain Village on bed and breakfast basis.

DAY 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara
Morning walk around Lake Duluti followed by lunch. Afternoon - in-vehicle safari and you depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with clusters of picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makayuni you turn in direction North West and continue your African journey up through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant misty Lake Manyara.
Overnight accommodation at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge on full board basis.

DAY 3: Lake Manyara - Serengeti
After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the safari journey continues North West across the amazing hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast wild plains of the Serengeti, where you’ll hopefully start spotting game well before you even get into the park.
Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 4: Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon safari game drives in the renowned Serengeti Park.
Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 5: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro viewing the big game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping off at Olduvai Gorge en route. The Gorge acquired its name from the Sansevieria bush that grows profusely in the area, named Olduvai by the Maasai tribe. The Gorge is about 50km long and in some places around 90m deep and is found between the Crater and the Serengeti. It was first discovered by a German entomologist Professor Kattwinkel, who instigated an African expedition just before the First World War. Later, the Tanzania exploration was continued by Dr Leakey and his wife, who in 1959 found humanoid remains of Zinjanthropus, later renamed Australapithicus Boisei, an early form of African man. You will have time to walk through the simple small museum at the gorge, where you can view copy displays of some of the finds as well as pictures of what life was like for the gorge’s earliest inhabitants. After a picnic lunch you continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 6: Ngorongoro Crater
A safari highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its enormous size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife safari experience. You return to the lodge for lunch and then visit a Maasai village.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 7: Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park
Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head south east en route to Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu village and Tarangire beyond. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before scenic journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park for safari. From here to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a game drive en route. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive.
Overnight at Tarangire Serena Lodge on a full board basis.

DAY 8: Tarangire National Park - Arusha
Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African tribal settlements as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha you will be provided lunch followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport to connect international departure flight. END OF SAFARI

Included in the cost:

  • Meet and greet services
  • Seat in vehicle safari game drives
    Depart by 4x4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 7 clients per vehicle)
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Crater tour
  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • A bottle of mineral water per person per day during game drives

Not included in the cost:

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Airport tax (pay direct)
  • Driver guide or local tips
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porters, personal travel and baggage insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
Cost: £1777 per person,

Terms of booking and cancellation**

 

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**Cancellations and refunds terms for this safari tour:
1. Before 65 days of safari departure, a fee of £50.00 per person is charged as a handling fee to cover the cost of processing the booking and subsequent cancellation.
2. Between 64 days and 38 days of safari departure: A rate of 20% of the value of booking is applicable. This applies for all services cancelled or reduced in number, from noon on the first day of their commencement.
3. Between 37 days and 20 days of safari departure: A rate of 50% of the value of booking is applicable. This applies for all services cancelled or reduced in number, from noon on the first day of their commencement.
4. In the case of cancellation within 19 days from noon on the day the safari services commence or in the case of a no-show: 100% of the value of the booking is applicable.

Festive and New Year Supplement [24 Dec 2009 to 01 Jan 2010 inclusive] - £40.00 per person per night
Easter Supplement [02 Apr 2010 to 05 Apr 2010 inclusive] - £35.00 per person per night
Child Rates: * One child aged under 2 years free sharing with 2 adults* One child aged 2-11 years sharing with 2 adults pays 50% of safari cost * Two children (under 12 years) sharing their own room pay 75% of adult rate
IMPORTANT! If you are booking a safari tour less than 63 days in advance please wait for the confirmation email of your booking before making any further travel arrangements like purchasing international airline tickets. In case you are booking a last minute safari and we cannot confirm your booking on such a short notice you will receive a 100% refund of your safari booking deposit. July to October is a high season for safaris in Eastern Africa and we strongly advice you to book at least 3 months in advance if you would like to go on safari during this period. Last minute booking in that period can be refused due to fact that the lodges and tented camps in the wildlife parks are already fully booked.

 

 




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