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Explore Tanzania Safari: Tour Information
Tour Title : Explore Tanzania Safari 12 days
Start : Arusha
End : Arusha
Tour Duration: 12 Days – 11 nights
Explore Tanzania Safari : Game Parks
Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara National Park
Activities: Wildlife Viewing.
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Day 1: Arrival
Explore Tanzania Safari arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport meet and greet by Gosheni Adventures representative at transferred to Arusha Hotel.
Day 2:Arusha- Lake Manyara National Park
Explore Tanzania Safari the driver/guide will pick you up at 9 a.m., and then you’ll drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive.
This beautiful park with its lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees, takes its name from the Masai word for “euphorbia tirucalli”, a bush which is used to make a thorny hedge to protect their cattle.
Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species.Dinner and Overnight at Lodge/camp.
Day 3:Lake Manyara-Lake Natron
Explore Tanzania Safari morning drive to Lake Natron, passing the active volcano Oldonyo Lengai. arrive in time for lunch at the camp, Lake Natron, in Africa’s Great Rift Valley, practically sends a warning with its color. This bright red lake is the world’s most caustic body of water, but not to everything.
An endemic species of fish, the alkaline tilapia, lives along the edges of the hotspring inlets, and the lake actually derives its color from salt-loving microorganisms that thrive in its alkaline waters. Spirulina, a blue-green algae with red pigments, passes its pigments along to the Lesser Flamingoes that feed on the algae and raise their young here.. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge/camp
Day 4:Lake Natron-Serengeti
Explore Tanzania Safari start on your way to Serengeti National Park, crossing Loliondo Game Reserve.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. Arrive in time for lunch,afternoon game drive then back at camp for Dinner and Overnight at Lodge/ Camp.
Day 5: Serengeti-Lake Victoria
Explore Tanzania Safari game-drive on the way to Lake Victoria. In the afternoon drive into the nearby hills to take a look at rural Africa, passing through the small villages of the Sukuma people, who grow cotton, groundnuts, sorghum and cassava.
Lake Victoria, also called Victoria Nyanza , largest lake in Africa and chief reservoir of the Nile, lying mainly in Tanzania and Uganda but bordering on Kenya. Among the freshwater lakes of the world it is exceeded in size only by Lake Superior in North America, its area being 26,828 square miles (69,484 square km). An irregular quadrilateral in shape, its shores, save on the west, are deeply indented. Its greatest length from north to south is 210 miles (337 km), its greatest breadth 150 miles (240 km). Its coastline exceeds 2,000 miles (3,220 km). Its waters fill a shallow depression in the centre of the great plateau that stretches between the Western and Eastern Rift Valleys. The lake’s surface is 3,720 feet (1,134 metres) above sea level, and its greatest ascertained depth is 270 feet (82 metres). Many archipelagos are contained within the lake, as are numerous reefs, often just below the surface of the clear waters. Lake Victoria has more than 200 species of fish, of which the Tilapia is the most economically important. The lake’s basin area covers 92,240 square miles (238,900 square km).
The lake’s shores vary in aspect. The lake’s southwestern coast is backed by precipices 300 feet (90 metres) high, which give way on the western coast to papyrus and ambatch swamps marking the delta of the Kagera River. The lake’s deeply indented northern coast is flat and bare. A narrow channel leads into the Kavirondo Gulf, which has an average width of 16 miles (25 km) and extends for 40 miles (64 km) eastward to Kisumu, Kenya. The Ugandan cities of Kampala and Entebbe lie along or near the northern coast. They also keep livestock. Life carries on simply as it has done for centuries, but with a few poignant reminders of the 20th Century.Dinner and Overnight Malaika Resort
Day 6:Lake Victoria-Serengeti
Explore Tanzania Safari In the morning, Walking tour, then return to the Serengeti, for another full day game drive close to the migration. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge/Camp
Day 7: Serengeti National Park
Explore Tanzania Safari game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see a million of wildebeest and zebras followed by predator animals.
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. lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds, to name a few. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. Overnight at Lodge/Camp.
Day 8:Serengeti-Ngorongoro Crater
Explore Tanzania Safari depart for Ngorongoro. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa.Proceed to your camp for Lunch. Afternoon at Leisure or visit Maasai village. Dinner and Overnight at Lodge/Similar.
Day 9:Ngorongoro Crater
Explore Tanzania Safari after breakfast Explore Tanzania Safari depart to the Ngorongoro crater floor for a full day game drive. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, to name a few. Return to the camp for Dinner and Overnight Lodge/Camp
Day 10:Ngorongoro crater-Tarangire
Explore Tanzania Safari after breakfast we depart to Tarangire arriving for lunch, and afternoon game drive. Tanzania’s third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, and cheetah and up to six thousand elephants. Spend the night at Lodge/Camp.
Explore Tanzania Safari early morning game drive. Breakfast, then drive to Arusha for lunch at the lodge inside Arusha National Park. Afternoon game drive at the park. Dinner and overnight at Arusha Hotel.
Day 12 Departure
Explore Tanzania Safari after breakfast drive back to Arusha with last minutes shopping on the way.Picnic Lunch en route arrive and drop off at Arusha Airport for your flight Zanzibar/ Home
End of our Explore Tanzania Safari