AJT028 - Tanzania Rafiki Classic Camping Safari

HIGHLIGTS

Highlights…………

 

·          Enjoy the natural wonder that is the Ngorongoro Crater

·          Explore the massive Serengeti, unequalled in beauty and wildlife

·          Discover the biological distinct Tarangire National Park

·          Spot the tree climbing lions amongst the diverse scenery of Lake Manyara

·          Witness daily life in the busy colorful market town of Arusha

 

More to explore………

 

Activities: Game drives,

Accommodation: 11 nights in tourist class hotels and lodges.

Transport: Fully equipped custom built safari minivan or 4x4 Land Cruiser

Escort: Driver guide or on special request safari guide

Suggest: Beach or Rwanda Gorilla extension or Mount Kilimanjaro extension

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE


Day Location Accommodation Board Activity
1 Arusha Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge & Estate BB Arr transf, at leisure
2 Lake Natron Lake Natron Camp LDBB Trf, P
3 Lake Natron Lake Natron Camp LDBB A, P
4 Serengeti National Park Serengeti Camp LDBB A, P
5 Serengeti National Park Serengeti Camp LDBB A, P
6 Serengeti National Park Serengeti Camp LDBB A, P
7 Ngorongoro Conservation Area Ngorongoro Farmhouse LDBB Trf, P -Crater Tour
8 Lake Manyara National Park Lake Manyara Camp LDBB P
9 Lake Manyara National Park Lake Manyara Camp LDBB A, P
10 Tarangire National Park Tarangire Safari Lodge LDBB A, P
11 Tarangire National Park Tarangire Safari Lodge LDBB P
12 Depart   L-  

L-Lunch, D-Dinner, BB-Bed and breakfast, LDBB-Lunch, dinner, bed and breakfast, Trsf-Transfer, E-Early morning game drive, A-Morning game drive, P-Afternoon game drive, HDS-Half Day sightseeing, FDS-Full Day Sightseeing

 

Day 01 - Arusha

Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport met and assisted by Africa Journeys representative. Transfer to Moivaro Lodge at the foot of Mt Meru.  Today relax and recover from your flight.  You may also wander through the nearby coffee plantation and visit a local village closely associated with the lodge. Overnight at Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge & Estate (BB)

 

Day 02 - Lake Natron

After breakfast, we set off towards Lake Manyara and then onto the spectacular Lake Natron Basin, an important wetland of international importance and a RAMSAR site.  A significant part of the lake surface is covered by an evaporite salt crust. , which dissolves only during the rainy season.  It is the only regular breeding area for 2-4 million lesser flamingos in East Africa.  Lunch is taken en-route to our permanent camp near the lake.  Dinner and overnight at your Tented Camp (L-DBB)

 

Day 03 – Lake Natron

Today we explore the lake shores early morning and late evening and witness an amazing sunrise and sunset. 

Meals and overnight at your Tented Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 04 - Serengeti National Park

After an early breakfast, we drive past Ol Donyo Lengai, an active volcano, across the Salei plains and finally to the western Serengeti.  The drive reveals spectacular scenery and wildlife.  Meals and overnight at your Tented Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 05 - Serengeti National Park

After morning game drive, we return to the camp for breakfast, then continue for a full –day game drive taking our lunch by a river or under shady acacia trees.  Our game drives are in remote areas.  Meals and overnight at your Tented Camp (L-DBB)

 

Day 06 - Serengeti National Park

Today take 3 wonderful game drives exploring different areas of the vast North-Western Serengeti plains which attract over a million wildebeest and zebra between June and September.  Meals and overnight at your Tented Camp (LDBB)

 

 

Day 07 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After a relaxed breakfast, we conduct a game drive all the way to Olduvai Gorge Museum.  Later we ascend the spectacular Ngorongoro Highlands and spend a night near the Ngorongoro Crater.  Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Farmhouse or similar (LDBB)

 

Day 08 - Lake Manyara National Park

An early breakfast, followed by a descent into the game rich crater for an eventful game drive. We return to the lodge for lunch and then drive to our permanent camp close to Lake Manyara.  Relax in the afternoon.  Dinner and overnight at your Tented Camp (L-DBB)

 

Day 09 - Lake Manyara National Park

 Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives.  An optional canoe safari. , village visit or circling tour is available in between game drives. Meals and overnight at your Tented Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 10 -Tarangire National Park

Drive to Tarangire Safari Lodge overlooking Tarangire River and explore the stunning woodlands and plains of Tarangire National Park for elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo and spectacular birdlife.  Meals and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 11- Tarangire National Park

Full day in Tarangire with morning and afternoon game drives.  Meals and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 12- Depart

After a relaxed breakfast, we drive back to Arusha and later to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home.  Alternatively you may extend to Zanzibar for a beach holiday.

End of our services.

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

The Package Includes:

Arrival  and departure airport transfers

1 Night accommodation at Moivaro Lodge

2 Nights accommodation at your Tented Camp in Lake Natron

3 Nights accommodation at your Tented Camp in Serengeti

1 Night accommodation at Ngorongoro Farmhouse or similar

2 Nights accommodation at your tented camp at Lake Manyara

2 Nights accommodation at Tarangire Safari Lodge

Transport in 4 x 4 vehicle

All park entrance fees

All game drives

Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide

The Package Excludes:

All International Flights + Taxes

Visas

Travel & Personal accident insurance

Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls…etc.

Excursions not detailed in above program

Included flights:

No flights included

Added Value:

Complimentary Africa Journeys pen
Complimentary Africa Journeys Safari Hat

Complimentary 30 days Flying Doctors’ membership within East Africa

Complimentary Africa Journeys 500ml mineral water

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