Northern Tanzanian Odyssey

Overview

Embark on an exhilarating adventure through the mesmerizing landscapes of North Tanzania, exploring its diverse wildlife and cultural treasures. The adventure kicks off with two days of immersive game drives in the enchanting National Parks, offering encounters with a variety of wildlife. A splendid journey to the picturesque Lake Manyara National Park, known for its stunning scenery and diverse ecosystems. Go on an expedition to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and legendary Serengeti National Park, where you can witness the breathtaking great migration or experience the thrill of a hot air balloon safari.

 

Suitability

Animal enthusiasts, History and culture lovers, group of Friends, Family, Students

 

Highlights

Cultural centers, Tropical Grasslands, Camp stay experience, Wildlife safaris, Scenic Drives, Various ethnic groups and cultures

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport
Begin your Tanzania adventure by arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport. A warm welcome awaits you as you’re transferred to your comfortable hotel in Arusha. Take this day to relax, acclimate, and prepare for the exciting journey ahead or explore the beautiful city of Arusha- it museums, cultural centers and shopping complexes

Day 2 : Arusha Walking Tour
Take your time to discover the beauty of Arusha city from Clock tower (the half way between Cairo Egypt to Johannesburg South Africa) and take walking to Maasai Market, proceed to Arusha Declaration monument and museum, central market to learn different African spices, vegetable and fruits, visit Arusha City bus terminal, then later drive to Cultural Heritage Centre for shopping and visit Snake park and Maasai boma at the same place (option to visit snake park) after enjoying different kinds of snake, birds, crocodiles, tortoise etc drive back to your hotel which is Green mountain Arusha.

Day 3: Tarangire National Park
After a hearty breakfast at the hotel, depart for Tarangire National Park. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this wildlife haven with a day of game drives. Tarangire is renowned for its diverse flora and fauna, including large elephant herds, making it a photographer’s paradise. Spend your night at a lodge or camp within the park, surrounded by the sounds of the African wilderness.

Day 4: Visit Ngorongoro Crater Enroute Lake Manyara national Park
On this day it is best to leave the Campsite as early in the morning as possible so you can see the variety of animals that are only active during the morning hours; breakfast will be packed in lunch boxes specifically for this purpose. At 6:30 AM you will set off for Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and after about an hour you will already be inside the crater.

Ngorongoro is one of the most famous and interesting of Tanzania’s national parks because here you can find the greatest number of different animal species per square kilometer. You will have the chance to see buffalo, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, hippopotamus and feline species such as caracals and servals. The luckiest travelers might even see a rhinoceros, an animal whose numbers are rapidly declining.

By lunch time you will arrive at the lake side, where you will be offered lunchboxes, after which the safari will continue. On the way it’s possible to visit Maasai Village.

Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha
Early morning breakfast at the Camp (or you can also carry a packed breakfast & lunch) and descend into the floor of the Great Rift Valley where you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park. The name ‘Manyara’ is a Maa word (Masai Language) for the euphorbia tirucalli tree species which the nomadic Masai people use to make hedges to protect their homesteads and livestock. The park is highlighted with lots of these trees and the tree climbing lions which are often spotted taking afternoon siesta on the branches. Many other animals are common sightings in this evergreen park and they include; the impalas, giraffes, buffaloes, impalas and the dik diks.

You will notice that just as you enter this park there an ever green lush forest fed by an underground water streams and it is a perfect habitat for the Blue monkeys, the baboons, bush bucks and the huge elephants sheltering in the sheds from the afternoon sun and devouring the green branches, twigs and herbs. The Hippo pools and at Lake Manyara itself you will get the chance to observe the Hippos and the aquatic birds including the colorful Flamingos, pelicans, Egyptian geese, cormorants, and many more.

You will do game drives until evening time then drive to Green Mountain hotel Arusha where you will be dropped.

Day 6: Departure Transfer
After an amazing trip, head to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for home country departure

EXTENDED TOUR

Day 7: Flight transfer to Zanzibar Island
Embark on a flight to Zanzibar Island, a tropical paradise with white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Arrive and settle into your accommodation, marking the beginning of your island retreat.

Day 8: Spend the whole day at Stone Town, exploring Zanzibar Island
Discover the historical and cultural treasures of Stone Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wander through narrow streets, visit spice markets, and delve into the fascinating history of Zanzibar.

Day 9: Ferry transfer to Pemba Island
Take a ferry to Pemba Island, an idyllic retreat known for its pristine beaches and relaxed atmosphere. Note that ferry services are available on certain days, so plan accordingly. Enjoy a day of tranquility on this lesser-explored island.

Day 10: Return to Zanzibar Island for the night
Return to Zanzibar Island, savoring the last night of your Tanzanian adventure. Laze around on the beach or explore more of the island’s attractions.

Day 11: Return to the home country
Fly back to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight, carrying with you cherished memories of the diverse landscapes, wildlife, and cultural gems of North Tanzania.

 

Cost for short trip :

Pax 4 7
Cost per person ₹ 125,000 ₹ 99,999

Cost for extended trip :

Pax 4 7
Cost per person ₹ Call to ask ₹ Call to ask

All above cost is per person for minimum number of people and above,
excluding GST & TCS as applicable for minimum group of specified people. 

 

Inclusion

  • Accommodations
    • Arusha : Basic guest house stay
    • Tarangire National park & Lake Manyara National park : Alpine Tent stay
  • Meals
    • All meals during stay at Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara
    • Breakfast only during Arusha stays
  • All transfers between places in shared taxi
  • 4 X 4 safari vehicle during safari days
  • National Park entrances and fees
  • English Speaking local Driver with good knowledge of the Destinations
  • Accommodations taxes where applicable

 

Exclusion

  • International flights, visa & Travel insurances
  • Compulsory tipping as per regional policy / practices
  • 5% GST and TCS as applicable at the time of confirmation
  • Any meals or accommodations not mentioned in inclusions
  • Personal expenses like laundary, Beverages etc
  • Bank Transaction charges and remittances at the time of payment
  • Any additional expenses due to climatic conditions, on ground transportation or operational issues, political unrest or situations beyond our control

As low as :

₹ 99,999/-

Per person Group cost (check cost tab for details)

Additional info :

Customised

6 days

Any age

June to October || November to March

Budget & Alpine tent stay

Room + Breakfast (all meals during safari)

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