AJT049 - Explore Undiscovered Tanzania

HIGHLIGTS

Highlights…………..

 

·          Witness colorful life in market town of Arusha

·          Enjoy incredible game viewing in the Serengeti

·          Descend into the awesome Ngorongoro Crater to try and spot the ‘Big Five’

·          Discover the biological distinct Tarangire National Park

 

More to explore…………….

 

Activities: Game drives, boat ride.

Accommodation: 20 nights in tourist class hotels and lodges.

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

Escort: Kenya Professional Safari Guide rated 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 Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary LDBB Arr transf
2 West Kilimanjaro Ndarakwai Camp L-DBB P
3 West Kilimanjaro Ndarakwai Camp LDBB A, P
4 Tarangire National Park Oliver's Camp LDBB P
5 Tarangire National Park Oliver's Camp LDBB A, P
6 Ngorongoro Highlands Gibbs Farm Lodge LDBB A
7 Ngorongoro Highlands Gibbs Farm Lodge L-LDBB Half day crater tour
8 Serengeti National Park Lemala Luxury Camp LDBB Olduvai, P
9 Serengeti National Park Lemala Luxury Camp LDBB A, P
10 Serengeti National Park Lemala Luxury Camp LDBB A, P
11 Serengeti National Park Lemala Luxury Camp LDBB A, P
12 Ruaha National Park Ruaha River Lodge LDBB Flight, P
13 Ruaha National Park Ruaha River Lodge LDBB A, P
14 Ruaha National Park Ruaha River Lodge LDBB A, P
15 Ruaha National Park Katavi Wildlife Camp LDBB Flight , P
16 Ruaha National Park Katavi Wildlife Camp LDBB A, P
17 Ruaha National Park Katavi Wildlife Camp L-DBB A , P
18 Mahale Mountains Nkungwe Camp LDBB Flight
19 Mahale Mountains Nkungwe Camp LDBB A, P
20 Mahale Mountains Nkungwe Camp LDBB A, P
21 Departure     Flight, dept trnsf

 

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, H/D-Half Day Disposal, F/D-Full Day Disposal.

 

 

Day 01 - Arusha

On arrival at Kilimanjaro, you will be met and assisted by Africa Journeys Escapes representative. Transfer to your 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 Mount Meru Game Lodge& Sanctuary (BB)

 

Day 02 - Ndarakwai Ranch

After breakfast, we drive to Kilimanaro Conservancy where we spend 2 nights at Ndarakwai Camp enjoying game activities, Masai interaction, close-up elephant viewing and breathtaking views of Mt Meru and Mt Kilimanjaro.  Owners Peter Jones and Margot Kiser-Jones fell in love with Ndarakwai's desolate beauty as they were looking for a smaller parcel of land outside Arusha. Once settled, they set up a conservancy to eliminate poaching, restore wildlife habitats to their former glory and create sustainable tourism programs benefiting wildlife and the local Masai. Peter Jones is a British archaeologist who worked at Olduvai Gorge between 1976 and 1984 and later gave up teaching archaeology at Harvard to live in Tanzania.  Meals and overnight at Ndarakwai Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 03 - Ndarakwai Ranch

Full day in Ndarakwai with morning and afternoon game drives.  Meals and overnight at Ndarakwai Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 04 - Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, drive to the remote wilderness of eastern Tarangire, the setting of Oliver's camp. This down to earth camp with comfortable en-suite tents, mess and library tent and camp fires evokes fine memories of old Africa. From here you may enjoy excellent game drives or walks exploring the ancient wildlife migratory paths.  Meals and overnight at Oliver’s Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 05 - Tarangire National Park

Full day in Tarangire with morning and afternoon game drives.  Meals and overnight at Oliver’s Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 06 -Ngorongoro Highlands

After a morning game drive, we head for Ngorongoro Highlands, enjoying a game drive in Lake Manyara National park en-route.

Afternoon at leisure.  Meals and overnight at Gibbs Farm Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 07 -Ngorongoro Highlands

After early breakfast, drive into the Ngorongoro Crater, exploring the game-rich crater floor for the ‘Big 5’.  Return to your lodge for lunch.  Afternoon at leisure.  Meals and overnight at Gibbs Farm Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 08 – Serengeti National Park

Today we take the morning flight to Serengeti. On arrival, we conduct a game drive to our luxury camp in remote Serengeti set up in a location close to the zebra and wildebeest migration. Between June and November, the camps are close to the Mara River in Northern Serengeti and are ideally located for the river crossings. Between November and July, the camps are in Gol Mountains, Ndutu and Central Serengeti. We spend 4 days game viewing through pristine wilderness areas which were the subject of two distinguished books, Bernard Grzimeck's 'Serengeti Shall Not Die' and Hugo Van Lawick's 'Savage Paradise'. Meals and overnight at Lemala Luxury Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 09 – Serengeti National Park

Full day in Serengeti with shared morning and afternoon game drives.   Meals and overnight at Lemala Luxury Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 10 – Serengeti National Park

Full day in Serengeti with shared morning and afternoon game drives.   Meals and overnight at Lemala Luxury Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 11 – Serengeti National Park

Full day in Serengeti with shared morning and afternoon game drives.   Meals and overnight at Lemala Luxury Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 12 – Ruaha National Park

We fly from the Serengeti to the incredible Ruaha National Park in Southern Tanzania, offering exceptional scenery, habitats and wildlife viewing. Ruaha is one of Tanzania great parks yet receives very few visitors because of its remoteness. As a result the 4x 4 game drives are very rewarding.   Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 13 – Ruaha National Park

Whole day in Ruaha with morning and afternoon shared game drives.  Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (LDBB)

 
Day 14 – Ruaha National Park

Whole day in Ruaha with morning and afternoon shared game drives.  Meals and overnight at Ruaha River Lodge (LDBB)

 

Day 15 – Katavi National Park

 From Ruaha, we fly to Katavi National Park which receives less than 300 visitors yet contains super-abundant wildlife. In this mesmerizing, desolate wilderness, buffalo herds and hippo pods can stretch as far as the eye can see, especially in the dry season. The game experience here is unlike anywhere in Africa and you will feel utterly privileged to travel through this magnificent game country.  Afternoon shared game drive.  Meals and overnight at Katavi Wildlife Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 16 – Katavi National Park

Whole day in Katavi with morning and afternoon shared game drives.  Meals and overnight at Katavi Wildlife Camp (LDBB)

 
Day 17 – Katavi National Park

Whole day in Katavi with morning and afternoon shared game drives.  Meals and overnight at Katavi Wildlife Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 18 - Mahale National Reserve

After breakfast, fly to Mahale National Reserve.  There is no better way to end your safari than at the exclusive Greystoke Mahale Camp, a wonderful haven on the golden shores of Lake Tanganyika. Completely isolated from the rest of the world, the camp allows guests to follow chimpanzees which live in the Mahale Mountains, just behind the camp. As you return from this utterly absorbing adventure and dive into the warm waters of Lake Tanganyika at sunset, it will dawn on you what a special place this is, a place of pure Nirvana. 

Meals and overnight at Nkungwe Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 19 - Mahale National Reserve

Morning and afternoon activities.  Meals and overnight at Nkungwe Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 20 - Mahale National Reserve

Morning and afternoon activities.  Meals and overnight at Nkungwe Camp (LDBB)

 

Day 21 – Departure

Today, take a charter flight to Ruaha where you will join the schedule flight to Dar es Salaam and connect with your onward flight home.

 

 

End of our services

INCLUDES & EXCLUDES

The Package Includes:

Arrival and departure airport transfers

1 Night accommodation at House of Waine

3 Nights accommodation at Siana Intrepids Camp

2 Nights accommodation at Great Rift Valley Lodge

Lunch at Lion Hill Lodge on day 7

2 Nights accommodation at Mt Kenya Safari Club

All game drives and activities as per itinerary

All park entrance fees

Excursion to Giraffe Center and Daphne Sheldrick Orphanage

Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide

Transport in  1 x 7 Seater Minibus

Half a litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in an Africa Journeys vehicle

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:

Scheduled one way flight Nairobi –Masai Mara

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

Optional services:

Hot air  balloon ride in Masai Mara  (prices quoted on request)

USD 25.00 per person for cultural visit to a Masai village in the Mara

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