This 7 Day Tanzanian full board Safari visits the top reserves in Northern Tanzania. It includes highlights such as the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. The safari departs 3 times a week on a Sunday, Wednesday and a Friday.

Sunday/Wednesday/Friday  Arusha - Lake Manyara

You depart in your safari vehicle from Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makayuni you turn North West and continue the 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 Lake Manyara.

Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena on full board basis.

Monday/Thursday/Saturday     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 journey continues North West across the stunning 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 plains of the Serengeti, where you’ll hopefully start spotting game well before you get into the park.

Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Tuesday/Friday/Sunday Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Wednesday/Saturday/Monday Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater

fter breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro viewing 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. 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 named Professor Kattwinkel, who instigated an expedition just before the First World War. Later, the exploration was continued by Dr Louis Leakey and his wife, who in 1959 found humanoid remains of Zinjanthropus, later renamed Australapithicus Boisei, an early form of 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 Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Thursday/Sunday/Tuesday  Ngorongoro Crater

A 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 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 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 experience.  You return to the lodge for lunch and then visit a Maasai village.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Friday/Monday/Wednesday 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 journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. 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 Sopa Lodge on a full board basis.

Saturday/Tuesday/Thursday    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 villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha you will be dropped in the Town Centre.

  • Meet and greet services
  • Seat in vehicle safari
  • Depart by 4x4 vehicle with photo roof (maximum 7 clients per vehicle)
  • Services of an English speaking driver-guide
  • Guaranteed window seat
  • Game drives and crater tour
  • All accommodation and meals as specified
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • One bottle of mineral water per person per day during game drives
  • International flights
  • Visas
  • Airport tax (pay direct)
  • Driver guide or local escort gratuities
  • Drinks and dining rooms tips, porterage, personal travel and baggage insurance
  • Telephone bill, laundry and any items of a personal nature
Currency – US$ 16 Dec 09 to 28 Feb 10 01 Mar 10 to 31 Mar 10 01 Apr 10 to 27 May 10 28 May 10 to 31 Oct 10 01 Nov 10 to 15 Dec 10
Per person sharing 2511 2325 1883 2511 2325
Single supplement 407 335 NIL 407 335
Festive and New Year Supplement [24 Dec 2009 to 01 Jan 2010 inclusive] - $55.00 per person per night Easter Supplement [02 Apr 2010 to 05 Apr 2010 inclusive] - $47.00 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

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