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8 Days Safari with Hot Air Balloon Excursion

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Experience wildlife and cultural interaction on this well rounded safari

​You will enjoy a wonderful combined of everything Tanzania has to offer on this 8-day safari, designed to show you both the country’s fascinating cultural heritage and its astounding wildlife populations.

Day 1: Arrive in Arusha.

Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) there will be a private transfer waiting at the Airport to pickup you to Arusha, where the rest of the day is at leisure.

We stay at African Tulip hotel, which is beautifully located on the slope of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your safari.
We will gather in the evening at the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check.

Dinner and overnight at African Tulip Hotel: All meals included.

​​Day 1: Game drive in Tarangire National Park

We will drive to Tarangire National Park to view its outstanding game and wildlife.

In the dry seasons

Tarangire will come alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River we will spend the night in our beautiful lodge nestled inside the park with gorgeous views and an exotic atmosphere.

Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge: All meals included.

Day 2: Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park 

We will drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day of game drives this is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience! The lakeshore at Manyara swarms with birdlife, and while you’re looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree climbing lions! There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the

Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. Later that afternoon we will make a short journey from the park to our Luxury lodge.

Dinner and overnight at Kirurumo Lodge: All meals included.

Day 3: Game drive in Serengeti National Park

We  will head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950’s. Here in a small museum we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years.

After lunch we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December,

January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident wildlife such as giraffes, buffalo, and elephants, as well as many large predators such as lions, cheetahs, and leopards. We’ll then return to our camp.

Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp: All meals included.

Day 4: Serengeti Hot Air Balloon Safari

The Serengeti Balloon Safari is probably the most beautiful balloon flight in the world and the ultimate Safari Experience, allowing you to enjoy the most beautiful migration of wildebeests through the endless plain of Serengeti.

At 5:00 am, Serengeti Balloon Safaris will collect you from your central Serengeti lodge or camp, and transfer you by Land rover to our launch site near Masai Kopjes. Here you will meet your pilot, receive a briefing and watch the inflation of your balloon.

At dawn we take off, rising with the sun and float in whichever direction the winds of the morning take us. Your pilot can precisely control the altitude of your balloon: sometimes flying at treetop height or lower, offering a unique perspective and great photographic opportunities of the wildlife below.

After breakfast, you are taken to the rendezvous point to meet with your driver guide and continue with your full day game drives.

Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp: All meals included.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Highland Safari

We will start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area – meaning the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro we have a glimpse of the Masai way of life.

After stopping at the entrance gate, where we will learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest and buffaloes.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Ndutu Luxury Lodge: All meals included.

​​Day 6: Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round! The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons.

Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). Later that afternoon we’ll travel just outside of Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Arusha. ​

Dinner and overnight at African Tulip Hotel: All meals included.

Day 7: Departure day.

Private transfer to JRO, fly back home.

Package Includes:

Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
Private safari drive guide
Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
All meals while on safari
All Park fees
Crater fees
One day hot air Balloon Safari
Masai Experience Tour in Ngorongoro Highland
Airport Arrival and Departure Transfers
On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water and wildlife guidebooks
Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals

Package Exclude:

Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100

Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)

Meals not listed above

Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)

Tips and any items of personal nature.

 

 

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