Tanzania Pure Safari Adventure Holiday Vacation - 12 Days

Ngorongoro Crater Rhino and Baby Tanzania

 

 The Ngorongoro Crater is quite isolated from the rest of the area around it. Not only can you see almost all wild animals of East Africa here, but you can also visit the nearby Olduvai Gorge, the "Cradle of Humankind", where the oldest human remains found in the world.

Lake Eyasi is a large salt lake that lies in the Rift Valley, a system of rifts in the earth's crust, which runs from Syria to Mozambique. Along the rifts are large and very deep lakes, but also located here, is Africa's highest mountain Mt. Kilimanjaro. This area is traditionally inhabited by the Hadzabe, who still live a very traditional hunter and gatherer way of life.

In the language of the local Maasai tribe Serengeti means "where the country has no end." It is home to millions of wild animals, including the famous "Big Five": elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards and buffalo. Also found here is about 520 different bird species.

Whether you're a seasoned safari traveler or a first comer to Africa, the Great Wildebeest Migration Trek is a breathtaking spectacle that continues up to this day where: In search of fresh grass annually millions of wildebeest, zebras and other grazing animals in the Serengeti migrate of course, closely followed by hungry lions, leopards and hyenas.

In the southern part of Loliondo direction Gol and Piaya are large open spaces surrounded by imposing mountains. Loliondo safari offers other activities not available at the Serengeti National Park, such as walking safaris and night game drives, but it also gives even the most demanding traveler the feel he is the first to enter this field.


Overview

12 Days / 11 Nights Tanzania Pure Safari Adventure Holiday Vacation Trip Highlights

Arusha Town - Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area - Lake Eyasi - Serengeti National Park - Nduara Loliondo


Day 1: Arrival in Arusha Town, Tanzania

Day 2 – 4: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

Day 4 – 6: Lake Eyasi

Day 6 – 9: Serengeti National Park, Safari Camp

Day 9 – 11: Nduara Loliondo

Day 11 – 12: Arusha Town Depart


One More Reason To Book This Safari Experience

  • Customize this safari by adding more destinations or even more days at each location for a truly memorable safari experience.
  • While on safari stay at authentic luxurious boutique hotels located within working and operational coffee plantation farms in Arusha town and Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.
  • Visit the Ngorongoro Crater the world’s largest intact caldera.
  • See the prolific wild life found on the Ngorongoro Crater floor including the endangered black rhino on game drives down the crater.
  • Watch the tribal Maasai herd’s men graze their cattle and sheep in the rich grass on the Ngorongoro Crater alongside the wild animals.
  • Visit a site declared as the 'Cradle of Humankind' where the oldest human remains found in the world were excavated at Olduvai Gorge.
  • Visit and see the largest salt lake on the Rift Valley eco-system Lake Eyasi.
  • Discover see and interact with an ancient tribe descendants of the bushmen who still live a hunter and gatherer way of life the Hadzabe of Lake Eyasi.
  • Visit and explore the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park seeing the prolific abundant game including the big five on game drives.
  • Visit one of the best places to see the Great Wildebeest Migration Trek at the Serengeti National Park.
  • Visit and explore the Loliondo area part of the Serengeti eco-system and take park in activities not allowed in the Serengeti National Park including guided walking safaris and night game drives.

Day By Day

The Detailed Luxury Safari Adventure Holiday Vacation Itinerary


Day 1: Arrival in Arusha Town, Tanzania

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our local representative and transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge. The Arusha Coffee Lodge is located in an operation coffee plantation. The authentic Arusha Coffee Lodge is the ideal choice if starting your trip in Arusha Tanzania.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge


Day 2 – 4: Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area

After an early breakfast you travel with a guide to Lake Manyara, where many flamingos and pelicans are found, but also hippos. After a picnic on the shores of the lake continue with your journey to Karatu which lies on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Spend two nights at the Plantation Lodge. Plantation Lodge is in the middle of a coffee plantation still in operation. The lodge is an excellent base to explore the area.

The next day get a chance to see the Ngorongoro Crater up close. The Ngorongoro Crater, 18 kilometers in diameter, it is home to many of East Africa’s wildlife; lions, elephants, hyenas, wildebeests and gazelles. You even have the chance to see the very rare black rhino. Bird lovers should pay attention especially to the many flamingos and other bird species that are plentiful here. You picnicking on edge of the waterfront where there are many hippos lazing about in the water.

At the Ngorongoro Crater you will definitely see the tribal Masai shepherds with their flocks. The Masai let their cattle since time in memorial to graze on the fertile grasslands of the crater during the day. At the end of the day you will return to the lodge for drinks, dinner and exciting stories by the campfire.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Plantation Lodge


Day 4 – 6: Lake Eyasi

After breakfast you will accompanied by a guide to the luxury camp Kisima Ngeda , which is situated in the shadow of Doum palms and where you from your private veranda has a great view of the surroundings.

This small luxury camp Kisima Ngeda situated on the shore of Lake Eyasi, a large salt lake that lies in Rift Valley, also known as the Great Rift Valley. This impressive geological phenomenon consists of a 6,500 km long crack across Africa. Along this rift arose deep lakes and high mountains and volcanoes exist. The crack is in some places ten miles wide.

This is also the habitat of the Hadzabe, a people believed to have descended from the Bushmen and only a few hundred families’ exist. The Hadzabe live a life of hunting small and large game (buffalo) and gathering edible tuber crops. You will meet the Hadzabe a tribe who still live very traditional hunter and gatherer lifestyle.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Kisima Ngeda


Day 6 – 9: Serengeti Safari Camp

You travel to the Serengeti National Park, stopping en route at Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important paleo - anthropological sites in the world. In this valley are found vestiges of the oldest people in the world who have. Lived here for about 1.9 million years ago

You will spend the next few days in the Serengeti Safari Camp. The Serengeti Safari Camp is strategically moved seasonally. Because of this you will stay as close to the great migration of wildebeest. The Serengeti National Park area, covers more than 14,000 km2 and it’s where you will find much wildlife is best known for the annual “Great Wildebeest Migration Trek " : all grazing animals come here from far and wide to go in search of fresh grass . Of course, they are closely followed by predators like lions, leopards and hyenas scavenging.

Accompanied by a private guide you leave at first light for the game drives and return back again until the end of the day. Your stay in a spacious suite tent, which is comfortably furnished and also in the culinary field, you will not go hungry here. This area is so much to do that we recommend you to stay here a minimum of three nights but of course you can add as many nights as you wish to truly experience this wonderful magical place.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: The Serengeti Safari Camp


Day 9 – 11: Nduara Loliondo

You are traveling Nduara Loliondo Camp that offers a wonderful combination of culture, style, comfort and wilderness.

Nduara Loliondo is situated in the Loliondo area, part of the Serengeti ecosystem, which borders the Serengeti. From this camp you can take part in walking safaris and night drives which in the Serengeti are not allowed. The camp consists of six large tents, with all the luxury and comfort.

From December to June, the camp is located in the open plains of Piyaya. This area is bounded by the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Gol Mountains and Sanjan Gorge. From June to December, the camp is located in Ololosokwan in northern Loliondo.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight: Nduara Loliondo Camp


Day 11 – 12: Arusha Town Depart

After breakfast you have to say goodbye to a fantastic stay in Tanzania. You fly back from Ndutu or Lobo to Kilimanjaro where you fly back home.

To process all the impressions of this journey, you can also choose to extend the trip and a few days relaxing on the white beaches of Zanzibar Island, Pemba Island, Mafia Island, Lamu Island, Watamu beach, Diani Beach, Mombasa Beach, or Vamizi Island in Mozambique

Prices and Inclusions

Prices

Please treat the prices shown as a price estimate. Your final price might go up or down following seasonal prices in the different lodges, camps and resorts. All prices indicated are per person, based on 2 persons sharing a room, and on estimated high season rates.


Included in the "Luxury Travel” tour price rate

  • Airport Taxes.
  • Meet & Greet service on arrival at Kilimanjaro.
  • Arusha, Arusha Coffee Lodge one night includes bed and breakfast.
  • Karuta, 2 nights Plantation Lodge includes accommodation, all meals, drinks and safari activities.
  • Lake Eyasi, Kisima Ngeda, 2 nights includes accommodation, all meals, drinks and safari activities.
  • Serengeti Safari Camp 3 nights includes accommodation, all meals, drinks and safari activities.
  • Nduara Loliondo 2 nights includes accommodation, all meals, drinks and safari activities.
  • Domestic flight from Ndutu or Lobo to Kilimanjaro.
  • Park entrance fees.
  • Flying Doctors Service.
  • All land transfers.

Not included in the tour price rate

  • Visit the Hadzabe.
  • Tanzania visa.
  • Optional extra activities.
  • Items of a personal nature - such as shop purchases, phone calls, and spa &
  • beauty treatments.
  • Travel and cancellation insurance.

 

How To Book

  1. Contact a destination specialist

Whether you wish to book this holiday vacation or wish plan your holiday trip around this itinerary idea or you have other ideas, please do get in touch by filling the booking form below or online contacts page. If using our booking form or online contacts page, an And Africa Travel safari destination specialist will contact you by email to discuss your requirements.

  1. Discuss your requirements

Our destination safari specialists have the first hand knowledge about Africa, required to put your holiday plans into action. They can answer your questions, offer suggestions and advice to suit your tastes, needs, likes and budget.

  1. Refine your tailor-made custom itinerary

Your safari specialist will carefully design your holiday trip, creating a detailed itinerary which you will receive on email. Your safari specialist will answer any further questions you have and refine it until you are completely happy.

  1. Confirmation

Once you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit of 40% of the total cost of your trip.

  1. Staying in touch

Even after booking, you’ll undoubtedly think of more questions. Feel free to call your safari specialist at any time. The same safari specialist will handle your trip from start to finish.

  1. The Online Booking Form

Please complete the enquiry form below in as much detail as possible and one of our safari specialists will respond to your enquiry within 24 hours (48 hours on a weekend) with free, no-obligation advice, or a quote if appropriate.

 

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