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Traveling Dates:  End Jan – February 2019

Prices

Number of Pax

2

4

6+

Tour Nett Cost per person sharing

$4,375

$4,175

$3,875

Inclusive:

v  Accommodations on full board basis

v  Private 4x4 custom built vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide

v  Unlimited mileage

v  All park fees

v  Ngorongoro fee & crater fee

v  Bird watching and game drives.

v  Meals as per the itinerary

v  Mineral water

v  New VAT (18%) by government of Tanzania

v  Concession fees

v  Tourism development levy

v  Wildlife Management Area (WMA) where applicable

Exclusive:

v  International flights

v  Airport taxes

v  Travel insurance

v  Visas for Tanzania

v  All not indicated on inclusion portion

v  Film fee & filming permit

v  Pre & Post Accommodation

v  Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communications.

 A new year brings new beginnings and this Tanzanian Calving Season Package perfectly sums up this saying. This 9-day adventure not only offers the chance to witness the arrival of the new members of the massive wildebeest herds that are part of the Great Migration but also to see the opportunist predators waiting to prey on it - a definite must for those who love seeing dramatic scenes unfold!

Visit Tarangire National Park and see the famous herds of elephants, move onto beautiful Lake Manyara before reaching the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater and the pinnacle of the trip in the Southern Serengeti - the wildebeest calving. This tour takes in the best of Tanzania's Northern Circuit as well as a magnificent display of new life.

 Highlights:

Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater 

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive at  Arusha                                                                                                       

Upon your arrival, you will be collected from the airport and transferred to your lodge in the town of Arusha. If you arrive early enough, you will have an opportunity to explore the lodge grounds, take a dip in the swimming pool or partake in any of the offered additional activities available.

 Accommodation:        Kibo Palace Hotel or similar

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire NP                                                                                                 

Our tour sets off after breakfast, with the first stop being the town of Arusha for some last minute purchases, before we head off on an exciting safari experience… We will travel towards the Tarangire National Park, where we stop for lunch and afterwards, our first game drive of the safari! Tarangire National Park is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of the annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra.

 Accommodation:               Sangaiwe Tented Lodge or similar

Day 3: Tarangire NP                                                                                                  

After breakfast today we full day game drive at Tarangire National Park. Besides the herds of elephants you can also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik dik, impala, warthog, and reedbuck. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. Return to Tarangire River Camp to enjoy a sundowner while taking in the many colours of the setting sun over Tarangire landscape.

 Accommodation:               Sangaiwe Tented Lodge or similar

Day 4: Tarangire NP - Lake Manyara NP                                                                 

After breakfast today we are heading towards Lake Manyara National Park for full day game drive. The spectacular national park is located at the north-western corner of Lake Manyara, a hallow soda lake, which lies at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. Incredibly, the other third of the park homes a variety of animals, which are supported by open savannah grassland with rocky outcrops, marshes and acacia woodland. Manyara NP is not only known for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree climbing lions. Other animal found here are buffalo, zebra, hippo, leopard, elephants and giraffes.

 Accommodation:               Country Lodge or similar

 Day 5: Lake Manyara NP – Ngorongoro Crater                                                           

Our journey starts shortly after breakfast with a scenic drive up the Rift Valley escarpment to Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival we go through the registration process and descend to the floor of the world’s largest unbroken caldera for the most wonderful day of game viewing. We will have lunch at the designated picnic site at the side of the hippo pool and continue with a game drive as we drive up to the Ndutu area for overnight.

 Accommodation:               Nasikia Mobile Camp or similar

Day 6:  Ndutu Area                                                                                                     

After breakfast, the tour departs to the Northern Party of Ngorongoro (Ndutu area) for game drive, famed for its annual animal’s great migration when some 6 million hooves pound the open plains. Breath-taking landscapes, vast plains, endless horizons and abundant wildlife await you.

 Accommodation:               Nasikia Mobile Camp or similar

Day 7:  Ndutu Area                                                                                                     

Today we have early morning game drives and the late afternoon game drive at Ndutu area exploring The Lake Ndutu and surrounding areas. The great wildebeest migration, come here during month of December through the end of May. They calve in the plains in February, they gallop through the woodland and they swim across The Lake Ndutu. From June to November, the Ndutu plains are dry and the great Wildebeest Migration moves towards Moru Kopjes in Serengeti National Park.

 Accommodation:               Nasikia Mobile Camp or similar

Day 8:  Ndutu Area                                                                                                     

Today we have early morning game drives and the late afternoon game drive at Ndutu area exploring The Lake Ndutu and surrounding areas. The great wildebeest migration, come here during month of December through the end of May. They calve in the plains in February, they gallop through the woodland and they swim across The Lake Ndutu. From June to November, the Ndutu plains are dry and the great Wildebeest Migration moves towards Moru Kopjes in Serengeti National Park.

 Accommodation:               Nasikia Mobile Camp or similar

 Day 9: Ngorongoro – Arusha                                                                                     

After breakfast we explore the colourful town of Mto-wa-Mbu for some last minute pictures and curio shopping. Afterwards we head to Arusha where the tour end at airport connecting you with your international flight back home continue with your holiday to Zanzibar. We hope to welcome you again on one of our African adventures!

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