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- Visit the Game Sanctuary that has for many years provided a safe haven to African plains game
- Set in beautiful and tranquil surroundings, the Mount Meru Game Lodge is nestled between the Usa river and the wildlife sanctuary
- The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval and much more
Itinerary in Brief
- Day 1: Mount Meru Game Lodge, Arusha
- Day 2: Honeyguide Tarangire Camp, Tarangire National Park
- Day 3: Kati Kati Tented Camp, Central Serengeti
- Day 4: Kati Kati Tented Camp, Central Serengeti
- Day 5: Acacia Farm Lodge, Karatu
- Day 6: Acacia Farm Lodge, Karatu
- Day 7: End of Itinerary
Day 1: Mount Meru Game Lodge, Arusha
After clearing with customs and Immigration formalities at the airport, you will be met by your driver guide for the short transfer to your Lodge, nestled between the peaks of Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. Spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure or visit the Game Sanctuary that has for many years provided a safe haven to African plains game.
Resting at the foot of Mount Meru, the sprawling city of Arusha is known as the safari capital of northern Tanzania. It serves as an excellent base from which to explore the remarkably scenic surrounding area which includes majestic Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from the safari circuit as it features a temperate climate and lush surrounds. Visitors can look forward to exploring the wildlife-abundant Serengeti National Park; the magnificent Arusha National Park; and taking on the challenge of climbing Mount Meru, Africa’s fifth highest mountain.
Day 2: Honeyguide Tarangire Camp, Tarangire National Park
This morning wake to the views of Mt Meru before heading down to breakfast. After collecting your packed lunch, you will join your Albatros Travel driver guide as you head to Tarangire National Park. On clearing the paperwork at the entrance, you will head into the park for a full day game drive.
As the afternoon begins to end, you will make your way back to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Tarangire National Park, situated within Tanzania’s spectacular Manyara Region, is an awe-inspiring national park comprising of granite ridges, river valleys, mixed vegetative landscapes, and free-roaming wildlife. During the annual dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife. Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow. With lion being among the most commonly spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south.
Day 3: Kati Kati Tented Camp, Central Serengeti
After breakfast and check out, depart to the Serengeti with a packed lunch. On arrival into the park, game drive towards your camp.
As the afternoon begins to end, you will make your way towards your camp. On arrival you will be assisted with check in and shown your tent.
Situated in the heart of Tanzania, the Central Serengeti encompasses the world-famous Seronera Valley which is known for its prime wildlife-viewing opportunities. This picture-perfect landscape is characterised by endless stretches of savannah-covered open plains, interspersed by rocky outcrops of granite, scattered with acacia woodlands and covered in a network of rivers and streams. The Central Serengeti forms part of the great wildebeest and zebra migration and provides an ideal habitat for a variety of wildlife such as giraffe, impala, waterbuck, hippo, elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, serval and much more. Popular activities include: game viewing, cultural tours, horse riding safaris, and hot air ballooning over the spectacularly scenic terrain.
Day 4: Kati Kati Tented Camp, Central Serengeti
Enjoy a full day, with morning and evening games drives in Serengeti National Park. Enjoy quiet evenings by the camp fire and the exclusivity of absolute comfort combined with the authenticity of a night spent in the African bush, an extraordinary experience for all nature lovers.
Optional: Serengeti Balloon Safaris
This morning you will be transferred early in the morning to the balloon launch site. Take off at 6:30am and float over the famous Serengeti National Park with its enchanting scenery and vistas. This may be the most beautiful area in the world for a balloon flight. There are no power lines, fences and few roads. Our capacity is limited making this experience a special and exclusive one. Each and every balloon flight is different and therefore an adventure. For many this is one of the high point of a safari and an experience that you will remember always.
Day 5: Acacia Farm Lodge, Karatu
After breakfast and check out - depart with a packed lunch and drive towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On the way you will one of the world's most important prehistoric sites, Olduvai Gorge, for a tour and lecture. Learn how the gorge was vital in establishing the African origin of humankind and in turn, why it is referred to as the 'Cradle of Mankind'. Proceed on to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on clearing the paperwork you will drive through the Crater Rim from where you will have the opportunity – weather permitting – to see the Crater, in all its glory. Drive onto your Lodge, located in lush grounds within the Karatu Area. On arrival you will be assisted with check in and shown your room.
Travellers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will inevitably pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks. The town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional Iraqw homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephants caves. Whether you are looking for cultural tours, hiking and biking opportunities, a chance to enjoy an authentic rural Tanzania experience, or simply a break between safari game drives, this underrated town has plenty to offer.
Olduvai Gorge Museum
The museum’s exhibits tell the story of the paleoanthropological artefacts that have been discovered here and the research they have generated. There is a room dedicated to the Leakey family and all they have achieved here and another to the famous Laetoli fossilized footprints which included a cast of part of the trail. Museum staff also conduct orientation presentations.
Day 6: Acacia Farm Lodge, Karatu
Get up early to make the most out of your day in the Ngorongoro Crater with lunch boxes. Return to your lodge before dusk, and in time to freshen up before dinner.
Located in Northern Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater is best known for its natural beauty and abundance of diverse wildlife, which makes it one of Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Surrounded by Tanzania’s highlands, this UNESCO-listed crater is said to be the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Visitors can look forward to spotting the world-renowned Big Five and a host of other wildlife species including large herds of zebra and wildebeest. It is famed as one of Tanzania’s best tourist attractions offering visitors an array of wonderful activities including excellent bird watching, trekking, wildlife viewing, mountain biking and visiting a local Maasai village. Don’t miss the opportunity to jump on an excursion to the magnificent Olduvai Gorge.
Day 7: End of Itinerary
After breakfast and check out and drive to Lake Manyara National Park with lunch boxes for morning game drives.
At a time, convenient to you, you will depart from the park and make your way to Arusha then transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home. End of Albatros Travel Tanzania services.
Lake Manyara National Park
Situated in Tanzania’s central-northern region with the Lake Manyara on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west, the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats supporting an array of wildlife. This small park is home to surprising biodiversity and features a magnificent landscape of acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself. The park supports 400 species of bird, and the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world. Other species include giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impala, waterbuck, warthog, the Cape clawless otter, and Egyptian mongoose. Don’t miss the opportunity to see thousands of flamingos on the lake, the renowned tree-climbing lions, and large families of elephants strolling through the forest.
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**Prices are per person based on twin / shared accommodation.
**Single supplements may apply
|Mount Meru Game Lodge
|Honeyguide Tarangire Camp
|Kati Kati Seronera Tented Camp
|Acacia Farm Lodge
- Full board accommodation while on safari
- Bed and breakfast accommodation in Arusha
- Airport transfer from JRO to Mt Meru Lodge on day 1
- Airport transfer to Arusha Airport on day 7 (JRO airport transfer is a $120 per vehicle supplement)
- A safari briefing at the start
- All game drives viewing in a custom built 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser safari vehicle driven by a professional English-speaking driver guide.
- Excursions and scheduled activities as per the itinerary
- Park Entrance fees throughout
- Flying doctor’s medical evacuation cover
- I litre of water per person per day while in an Albatros safari vehicle
- Current Government taxes and levies
- Full board accommodation, House wine, local beer and spirit, soft drinks - Honeyguide camp
What’s not included?
- International Airfares
- International and domestic departure tax
- JRO airport transfer on day 7 ($120 per vehicle supplement)
- Laundry services
- Meals and excursions not described in the itinerary above
- All alcoholic & Non-alcoholic drinks
- Entry Visas to the country
- Travel and health insurance
- Balloon flight in the Serengeti (additional charge USD545 per person)
- Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above
- Gratuities (tips) to your guide, hotel staff and porters
- Any other items of a personal nature, such as drinks, laundry, telephone and postage.
Minimum group size: 2 travellers
Maximum group size: 7 travellers