9-Day Incredible Safari + Cultural Experience West Kilimanjaro, Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

OVERVIEW

On this 9 day Safari and Cultural Experience, you will get a chance to explore both wildlife and cultural experience with the local community and we are proud of our country and everything it has to offer to all travelers around the world. African Big Cats Safaris is one of the tour operators that can assist you to live this incredible experience with full insured travel and get back home with great memories of a lifetime. You can at any point in time get to us and reply to you shortly.

Detailed Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrival at the airport

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by African Big Cats Safaris representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. Overnight will be at your accommodation awaiting for your safari on the following day.

Accommodation

Mount Meru Hotel

Meal Plan

Bed & Breakfast
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Day 2&3: Arusha to Sinya (Western Kilimanjaro)

Early morning after breakfast you will be picked up by your private safari guide and head to Sinya in the western Kilimanjaro. A private concession of about 600 square km, bordering Kenya at Amboseli National Park, offers spectacular landscapes with magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru, Ol Doinyo Longido, and Ol Doinyo Orok, unique nature and cultural experience. Maasai “bomas” are sparsely scattered in Sinya, with a total population of no more than 2.000 people living in a huge area. These Maasai are still living the traditional way and are not used to the commercial relationship with tourists which is common in more visited areas. They are spectacularly dressed and follow all the traditional ceremonies. This is a Community Conservation Project benefiting the Maasai of Sinya. Activities include game drives, walking safaris escorted by Maasai warriors, interaction with the local Maasai including participation in ceremonies if available.
You will spend 2 days in this incredible place.

Accommodation

Kambi ya Tembo

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 4: West Kilimanjaro to Tarangire National Park

You will be picked up by your private safari guide from western Kilimanjaro to Tarangire. The Park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, acacia woodlands, and lush groundwater forest. The Park is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffe, bushbuck, and hartebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet! After an extensive game drive in the park, you will head to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Lake Burunge Tented Lodge

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This is a relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha. The park’s namesake is a shallow, salt lake. It covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons, and is home to thousands of flamingos and over 500 other bird species. On your exploration of the park, you will see monkeys, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs.

After lunch and an extensive game drive, you will drive to your accommodation for dinner & overnight

Accommodation

Endoro Lodge

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 6: Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, you will continue towards the fertile highlands where wheat and corn are grown by the Iraqw people. Along the way, we’ll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to see baboons or even leopards and elephants in the dense undergrowth. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will be able to see the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park, which you will reach by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the largest in Tanzania with diverse landscapes and habitats, such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah, and mountains. After an extensive game drive, you will drive to your accommodation where you will enjoy dinner and an overnight stay.

Accommodation

Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 7: Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequaled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge, or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Serengeti is truly home to the legendary Great Wildebeest Migration. The Serengeti National Park is where safari-goers come to truly experience an African safari. Late afternoon you arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Serengeti Heritage Tented Camp

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 8: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, drive out of the Serengeti and on to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing drive. This is a good day to look for the big “5”, Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro! One of the best places in the country to see the endangered black rhinoceros, the park is home to the entirety of the big five and is a particularly good place to see lions and cape buffalo year-round. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. After game drive, we head straight to your accommodation for dinner and overnight.

Accommodation

Karatu Simba Lodge

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Day 10: ONWARDS TRAVEL TO ARUSHA

Early morning after breakfast, you will prepare for your transfer to Arusha which marks the end of your epic trip with African Big Cats Safaris.

Meal Plan

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

COST

2 pax 3 Pax 4-6 Pax
U$D 3,250 per person U$D 3,040 per person U$D 2,645 per person

What’s included?

  • All nights’ accommodation,
  • Private Safari Guide,
  • Private Land Cruiser 4 x 4
  • All Park Fees,
  • All Government Tax,
  • AMREF (Flying Doctors Insurance),
  • Unlimited Drinking Water,
  • Thermos with hot tea/coffee,
  • Medical Kit & some soft drinks in the Safari jeep

What’s not included?

  • Alcoholic Drinks at your accommodation except Kambi ya Tembo
  • Personal needs
  • Tips

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