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The Intimate Friends Get Away (2)

Get your buddies to join you in experiencing Tanzania on an adventurous safari in best wildlife and scenery places that will indulge you with big five sightings in the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire, Serengeti, Manyara National parks and a stunning landscapes in Natron and The Great East African Rift Valley.
The Intimate Friends Get Away (2)

Savor the best of Tanzania and explore the most remote and untouched wildlife areas in Tanzania, ending with the enormous magnificent Zanzibar and Mafia Beaches OR with a stirring outdoor experiences on the foots of the mighty Kilimanjaro and Meru Mountains. Your journey will start with a beautiful game drive of The Arusha National park home to Flamingo-crowded Momella lakes and The Meru Mountain with an evening supplement of a canoeing trip on Lake Duluti that will give you an unforgettable sunset experience. The next stop is Tarangire National Park, where the colossal African Elephants roam in their great numbers.

The journey continues to Ngorongoro down to its astonishing caldera (considered the Eden of Africa) filled with a thousand animals including all the Big fives. Proceed to the prehistorical site of Olduvai and visit Africa's well preserved tribe, the Masai and experience their lifestyle. To the eminent Serengeti National Park, explore its endless plains jam-packed with fringing wildebeests and Zebras in their exodus journey searching for pastures.

The adventure continues down into the Great East African Rift Valley in "Gregory Rift" to Lake Natron a home to a thousand pink Flamingos and beautiful Landscapes formed by Volcanic activities in the area - In Natron is where the ONLY active Volcanic Mountain in Tanzania -The Ol Doinyo Lengai stands. Your journey ends in Manyara National Park where you will enjoy a unique night game drive and a biking tour experience.

What to Expect

9 Days, 8 Nights

Day 1 - Arrival - Kilimanjaro

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport meet our driver who will be waiting at the arrivals lounge holding a poster written your names. The driver will meet you help you get your luggage to the car, and later drive you to Arusha for overnight stay under Half Board basis at Impala Hotel OR Any other similar.

Day  2 - Arusha National Park/ Canoeing trip

After breakfast commence safari and drive to Arusha National Park for a brief morning game drive up to the Momella Lakes to see the Flamingos. After the game drive, proceed to Lake Duluti for a Sunset canoeing trip. In the evening after sunset, drive to Impala Hotel OR Any other similar for dinner and overnight.

Day  3 - Tarangire full day tour

After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive trough its beautiful and breath taking scenery. During the ride you will come across many animals including very big Elephants, some of them being bigger than your safari vehicle. Stop for picnic Lunch at noon and proceed with game drives till late afternoon before driving out to Ngorongoro highlands for dinner and overnight at Flamingo Campsite.

Tarangire National Park is famous for its dense wildlife population, which is most spectacular between June and September, the dry period. During this time thousand of animals; wildebeests, buffalo, and Oryx migrate from the dry Maasai steeple to the Tarangire River looking for water. Lions, Leopards and other predators follow the herds for easy snacks offering a great wildlife show. Tarangire is also a home to over 500 varieties of bird species. Late in the afternoon check in at Tarangire Sopa Lodge OR Any other similar, have a late lunch then prepare for an evening sunset walk with an armed ranger returning after down for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Day  4 - Ngorongoro Crater Tour

In the morning after breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater . One of the World’s largest Calderas, 20 km wide, Ngorongoro Crater is indeed one of the best Wildlife viewing areas where Black Rhinos can be seen in Tanzania. The crater at 2286 m above sea level is the largest unbroken Calderas in the world. Surrounded by very steep walls, rising 610 m from the crate floor, it covers 260 km2 and it is home to over 30.000 animals, almost half of them being zebras and wildebeests. Ngorongoro is listed as a UNESCO Heritage site. In the evening ascend from the crater and drive to Ngorongoro Simba Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day  5 - Serengeti National Park

In the morning after breakfast, depart to Serengeti National Park. On the way visit a Masai homestead to study and experience their life style, traditions and norms. After the Masai tour you will also visit Olduvai Gorge in Ngorongoro - where David and Mary Leakey discovered what is believed to be the skull of the first human being. As you enter Serengeti National Park, you will stop for picnic Lunch and visit Naabi Hill viewpoint to take pictures. Proceed with game drives up to the evening before driving to Serengeti Nguchiro Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day  6 - Full day Serengeti

Enjoy a full day game drive of Serengeti National Park with an option for lunch boxes or hot lunch at the Camp. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Lobo Campsite.

Serengeti National Park is Tanzania's oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. “Serengeti is a Masai word meaning –Endless plains”.

Day  7 -  Serengeti/ Natron

After breakfast drive to Natron and spend the day visiting the Wasso and Sonjo people, while on route to Lake Natron. Meet an ancient, traditional African way of life. This is a remote area; the drive is long but is through beautiful dramatic harsh terrain. The journey is worth the effort of experiencing a true rural Africa. The sheer scale of the place is out of this world. Lake Natron is also famed for its flamingo population. Although wildlife may be seen in this area; this location is not about game viewing; rather it is about experiencing the breathtaking space and immense scenery views. Overnight at Natron Oldoinyo Lengai Campsite

Day  8 -  Full day Natron/ Manyara night game drive

Wake up early in the morning to witness Africa waking up, as the golden rays of the sun touches down on the Natron Lake and it immense waters; the view is definitely worth a thousand photos. Also, spend some time appreciating the unmeasurable beauty of the landscapes around, take pictures while enjoying the beautiful tunes from the morning birds.

After the morning sunrise cruise, go back to the campsite for breakfast then drive out for a another exploration around Natron with lunch boxes. Visit the Lake and trek to famous Ngaresero Waterfalls. You will pass through dramatic harsh terrain but the effort is worth experiencing the true natural Africa. The sheer scale of the place is out of this world and the encounters are simply staggering, this place won’t stop to amaze you. Return in the late in the afternoon and drive to Mto wa mbu Lilac Campsite.

At 7:00 pm the driver will come to pick you up from the lodge and drive you to Manyara National Park gate where you will be met by the night game drive operators. Here you will be introduced to your guides and be given a brief introduction talk about the 'do's and don'ts' while on a night game drive. The game drive should start around 8:00 pm from where you will head in to the thick ground-water forest of Lake Manyara. Porcupines, genets and civet cats are frequent visitors to the forest. From the forest you will head down towards the lake following the Simba River to the hippo pools. Hippos are nocturnal animals (active by night) and it is highly likely to see many of these beasts grazing on the side of the road. It is a rare sight to see a hippo out of the water.

Lake Manyara is well known for a large number of Leopards and although it is not a common occurrence these elusive cats are spotted on a regular basis. Lion sightings are more common and where lions are mostly sleeping in day time at night they are almost always active! These cats can be seen in Acacia woodlands and savanna areas where the drive will go through later in the evening. Your drive will return back through the ground water forest and have you back at the park gate around 10:30 pm. At the gate you will be met by our driver guide who will drive you back to Manyara Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day  9 - Manyara morning biking tour/ Afternoon game drives/ Transfer to Arusha for overnight

After breakfast at 8:00 am go for a biking safari up to 10:30 am. The mountain Biking safari is an easy cycle ride down the Great Rift Valley wall into the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. Experience local cultures from the bike, ride through some of the Manyara ground water forest and between small herds of wildlife on the lake shore. Finishing Point is at the Lake shore – but it can end anywhere between Mto wa Mbu and the Lake shore.

After the biking tour, the driver will come to pick you up and take you for an afternoon game drive of the park, including a visit to the lake to see flamingos. During the game drives you may spot the tree climbing lions that inhabit this Park. This beautiful park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and comprises of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. There are large variety of mammals, reptiles and birds species scattered around the Park and within different types of vegetation all scrambled in a small area which makes Lake Manyara a diverse and particularly, a memorable place to visit. In the evening drive to Manyara Lilac Campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day  9 - Manyara/ Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport (Or Zanzibar Extension)

After a late breakfast transfer to Arusha and stop for Lunch at Cultural heritage before proceeding to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home. OR For those who wish to have an Extension to Zanzibar (3 nights or more at a Beach Resort) you will transfer to Arusha Airport for a flight to Zanzibar.

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Items Included in Safari Price

Included

  • Transfers to and from the airport (Kilimanjaro International Airport)
  • Transport in a private safari jeep with a driver cum guide
  • Park fees as per itinerary
  • Accommodation during safari - Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
  • Crater service fee
  • Olduvai fees
  • Night game drive fees
  • Biking tour fees
  • Drinking water (2 liters per person per day)
  • Farewell Lunch in Arusha on last day
  • Coffee, tea and soft drinks during game drives
  • Emergency evacuations to the airport

Included

  • Tips to driver cum guide
  • Any item of personal nature (Souvenirs and personal extras)
  • International Flights
  • Travel insurances

Activities

  • Professional guided game drives in a popup roof 4WD Land cruisers around the famous Northern Tanzania National Parks.
  • A visit to a Masai village (Boma) to study and experience their culture.
  • A visit to Olduvai Gorge, a prehistorical site where the skull of the earliest human being was discovered.
  • A night game drive in Manyara National Park.
  • A mountain biking experience at Lake Manyara National Park.
  • An evening sunset canoeing trip at Lake Duluti.
  • A visit to a Lake and a trekking to a waterfall in Natron

Terms & Conditions

Sharing Policy

A substantial reduction is provided when an adult is sharing a room with another adult(s) as listed below;

  • When sharing with 1 adult in a double room = 36% reduction from the total per person price.
  • When sharing with 2 adult2 in a triple room = 40% reduction from the total per person price.

Children Policy

There is a huge reduction for children when sharing rooms with adults or when staying in their own room.

  • Child from 4.9 years and below = 56% reduction from the total per person price.
  • Child from 5 years to 11.9 years = 56% reduction from the total per person price.
  • Child from 11 to 15.9 years = 56% reduction from the total per person price.
  • Child from 5 to 15.9 sharing a triple room with other children = 56% reduction from the total per person price.

Confirmation Policy

  • To secure booking and to confirm the safari, you have to send a deposit through our bank account. A Deposit of 30% is required at the time of confirmation and the balance at least 35 days before the tour begins.The deposit may be forfeited in case of cancellations and amendments. Please refer to the conditions below
  • All wire transfers are payable to Parks Adventure Ltd (Bank details shall be provided upon confirmation of a booking). Clients must settle personal bills in foreign exchange: US Dollars OR, Euro, and/or Sterling Pounds basing on the current exchange rate against US Dollars.

Cancellation & Amendment fees

  • 35 days: prior to tour departure 30%
  • 34 - 15 days:  prior to tour departure 50%
  • 14 - No show:            100%

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