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10 Days Tanzania Safari & Cultural Activity in Kilimanjaro Region

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This 10 Days Tanzania Safari & Cultural Activity in Kilimanjaro Region allows you to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari circuit. After the safari, you will visit the Kilimanjaro region and experience a coffee tour in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. If the weather permits, you may see the summit of the iconic mountain Kilimanjaro. You will also experience a huge variety of wildlife and breathtaking, diverse landscapes including prides of lions, elephants among the acacias and the lost world of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Tarangire National Park is located in the Northern part of Tanzania and lies within the Northern Circuit which consists of several other National Parks. The park covers an approximate area of 2,850sqkm and was garzetted as a National park in 1970. Tarangire National Park boosts of about 58 mammal species including large herds of elephants, giraffes, tree climbing pythons, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, gazelles, cheetahs, honey badgers, fringe eared oryx kudus, hartebeests, African wild dogs, zebras, tree climbing lions, cape buffaloes, wildebeests, waterbucks, dik-dik, impala among others. The park also has a strong concentration of bird species amounting to 550 species, among these include the greater and lesser Kudus as well as oryx, northern pied babbler, vulturine guineafowl, Rufous-tailed weaver, yellow-collard sun bird, white-bellied go away bird, hornbills, bee-eaters, ashy starling, mouse birds, tiny-pygmy falcon, white pelicans, superb sterlings, white-headed babbler, hammerkops among other bird species.

Serengeti National Park is located in the Northern region of Tanzania and it was established in 1952. The park covers an area of 14763sqkm making it home to over 70 mammal species like  dik-dik, Oryx, greater Kudu, Hyenas, Hippos, bushbuck, Jackals, giraffes, Janet cats, Baboons, Giraffes, elands, spring hare, porcupine, warthog, Hyraxes, vervet monkeys, Colobus monkeys, patas monkeys, and mongooses and also Africa’s Big 5 mammals which are lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and Rhinos. Serengeti National park also boosts of over 500 bird species including Grey-Breasted spur fowl, Fischer’s lovebird, Rufous-tailed weaver, Usambiro barbet, Grey-crested helmet-shrike, Kori Bustard, Red-capped robin-chat, Secretary bird, Verreaux’s eagle, Yellow-throated sand grouse among others. Serengeti National Park is well known for its annual Wildebeest Migration of over 1,500,000 and 250,000 Zebras which occur between the months of July and August.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is located in the Northern part of Tanzania on the Eastern Great Rift Valley Arm which is managed by Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. The Conservation area was officially established in 1959 and was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 and it is part of the Serengeti Ecosystem. Ngorongoro’s main attraction is the Ngorongoro Crater which is the World’s largest intact and unfilled Volcanic Caldera with over 25,000 mammals including wildebeests, hippos, warthogs, hyenas, zebras, elands, gazelles, and the Big 5 mammal species which are lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos as well as buffaloes and over 100 bird species co-existing with the Semi-nomadic Maasai people.

Lake Manyara National Park is located in Arusha and it is part of the Northern Circuits of National parks in Tanzania. The park was established in 1960 and it covers an area of 330sqkm. Lake Manyara National Park is famously known for its tree climbing lions and it is home to various mammal species like the famous tree climbing lions, klipspringer, elephants, warthogs, impalas, Buffaloes, hippos, gazelles, lions, leopards among others. The park is also home to over 400 bird species including native and migrating bird species like the pink flamingos that give color to Lake Manyara, ostriches, storks, hornbills, crowned eagles, pelicans, herons, grey crowned cranes, crested guinea fowl, secretary birds and the silvery cheeked hornbills among others.

 

Day 1: Arrival and Pick up – Transfer to your Hotel in Arusha

The 10 Days Tanzania Safari & Cultural Activity in Kilimanjaro Region will start with a pick up by our Professional Driver guide from Paradise Adventure Vacations who will meet and greet you, he will brief you about your Safari and thereafter transfer you as you enjoy the captivating beauty of the Landscape in Tanzania to your Hotel in Arusha for a relaxed overnight as you await the next day’s activities.

Location: Arusha

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Mount Meru Hotel or Similar 

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 2: Transfer to Tarangire National Park – Evening Game Drive

Day 2 of your Safari will start with a delicious breakfast and thereafter you will start your drive to Tarangire National Park where you will arrive with an enroute game drive to your lodge. You will check in for a mouth-watering lunch and have relaxation. Later, you will head out for an evening game drive until sunset which will give you sights of different mammals including elephants, giraffes, cape buffaloes, wildebeests, waterbucks, dik-dik, impala, fringe eared oryx kudus, hartebeests, lions, leopards, spotted hyenas, gazelles among others. You will then return back to your accommodation for your dinner as well as an overnight.

Location: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Eileen’s Trees Inn or Similar 

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park – Evening Game Drive

After your lovely morning breakfast on day 3 of your 10 Days Tanzania Safari & Cultural Activity in Kilimanjaro Region, you will embark on about 4 hours drive to Serengeti National reserve. You will continue towards the fertile Ngorongoro highlands where wheat and corn are grown by the Iraqw people. Along the way, you will also pass through the mist-shrouded rain forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to see baboons or even leopards and elephants in the dense undergrowth. Upon arrival, you will check into your accommodation for a finger-licking lunch and have relaxation. Later in the late afternoon, you will descend into the central Seronera area which has a great concentration for wildlife and enjoy your game drive as you search for mammal species.

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Embalakai Serengeti Camp or Similar 

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Full Day Game drive

Your day 4 of the safari is set aside for a full day game drive in the Serengeti including a picnic lunch. The Serengeti is truly spectacular, it is famous for its vast, open grasslands which allow for excellent sightings of wildlife. The park is Tanzania’s oldest national park and it is also one of the oldest ecosystems on Earth. Its climate and vegetation have remained largely untouched for millions of years. Whilst the Serengeti boasts abundant wildlife, it is perhaps best known for the annual Wildebeest migration. Vast numbers of wildebeest, accompanied by large numbers of zebra and antelopes move in an annual pattern, constantly seeking fresh grazing. The precise location and timing of the migration are entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns each year. After your game drive, you will return to your accommodation for a hearty dinner and relaxation under the stars.

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Embalakai Serengeti Camp or Similar 

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Morning Maasai Community Encounter – Afternoon Game Drive

After delighting on your breakfast, you will proceed for a Cultural Encounter with the Maasai Community living near the park for a rich encounter which will give you the definition of a true African Culture. You will learn about their culture, norms, dress codes and return to your lodge for a finger-licking lunch. In the late afternoon, you will proceed for a game drive until sunset. This game drive through the endless rolling plains of Serengeti will give you sights of different wildlife species among which include Hippos, bushbuck, lions, Jackals, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, Janet cats, Baboons, Giraffes, elands, spring hare, porcupine, warthog, Hyraxes among others. For the bird lovers, Serengeti National Park also offers bird species like the Grey-Breasted spur fowl, Fischer’s lovebird, Rufous-tailed weaver, Usambiro barbet, Grey-crested helmet-shrike, Kori Bustard, Red-capped robin-chat, Secretary bird among others since the bird checklist within the park is over 500 species.

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Embalakai Serengeti Camp or Similar 

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 6: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater with Game drive

Your day 6 of the Safari will start with a lovely breakfast and thereafter you will transfer to Ngorongoro Crater which is about 4 hours from Serengeti National Park. When you first see Ngorongoro Crater, it looks like a forgotten world. Concealed by the steep volcanic walls is a pristine wilderness including sweeping savannah, pockets of acacia woodland, glistening lakes and swamps. The Ngorongoro Crater was created when a large Volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself two to three million years ago. The drive down into the Crater is an adventure itself and when you reach the Crater floor, you will quickly find yourself amongst large numbers of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles, and more than 500 bird species. The Crater provides you with the best chance of seeing the endangered black rhino which can sometimes be spotted in the open grasslands. After a full afternoon inside the Crater, you will head to your accommodation for dinner as well as an overnight.

Location: Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk – Transfer to Lake Manyara

Day 7 of the 10 Days Tanzania Safari & Cultural Activity in Kilimanjaro Region will start with a relaxed breakfast and you will thereafter go on a guided walk with an armed ranger guide along the top of the Crater wall. This part of the Crater is very beautiful and densely forested with Tropical trees, plants and creepers. This walk will take you along the picturesque rim offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape and various wildlife species. Later you will have a mouth-watering lunch and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park where you will have your dinner as well as an overnight.

Location: Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range lake Manyara wildlife lodge or similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park – Full day Exploration – Transfer to Arusha

After your lovely breakfast, you will check out of your lodge and go for a full day exploration of Lake Manyara National Park with your packed lunch. Manyara, a relatively small but diverse park 120km west of Arusha, is so named for the shallow salt lake that occupies a good 70% of the park’s lands. Flooding and drying seasonally, this soda lake is home to thousands of flamingos and over 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park, we shall see monkeys, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffaloes, elephants and with some luck, we shall also see 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 our full day in the park, we will drive to Arusha for your dinner as well as an overnight.

Location: Arusha

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Mount Meru Hotel or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 9: Cultural Experience in Kilimanjaro Region

In the early morning on day 9, you will leave your accommodation in Arusha and drive to Materuni village in the Kilimanjaro region for a wonderful coffee tour. You will learn how coffee is cultivated, dried, roasted and further processed. You will also be invited to help with the grinding of the coffee, which is traditionally accompanied by Chagga songs and dances – a fun way to immerse yourself in the local culture. If the weather is clear, you will also be able to see the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. After your day in Materuni, you will be transferred to your lodge for dinner and an overnight.

Location: Kilimanjaro region

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Airport Planet Lodge or Similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 10: Transfer back to Arusha for Departure

On the final day of your 10 Days Tanzania Safari & Cultural Activity in Kilimanjaro Region, you will have a deliciously prepared breakfast and thereafter you will be driven to Kilimanjaro Airport where you will catch your departure flight back home. Thank you so much for specifically choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations on the 10 Days Tanzania Safari & Cultural Activity in Kilimanjaro Region and we hope to see you again!!!

Location: Arusha

Accommodation Option: No

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey  


Our Safari Vehicles Seating Plan - 4x4 Safari Land Cruiser Extended

Safari Vehicles Seating Plan

All our Safari vehicles are Toyota Land-cruiser 4×4 with pop-up roofs. The vehicles are serviced and maintained to a very high standard before, during and after every safari. Paradise Adventure Vacations Ltd offering all-wheel drive safari vehicles suitable for off-road driving, which enable travelers to discover the magical areas of East Africa in a pleasant and reliable manner.

Our fleet consists of 4×4 Toyota Land cruisers with a hinged roof and skylights above the front seats. The hinged roof offers two main advantages: it provides shade without restricting the view, so that you can enjoy your safari even in the very sunny hours of the day. It also allows a 360-degree all-round view.

Our Vehicles Are Equipped With:

  • Adjustable comfortable seats
  • Electric refrigerator for drinks
  • High-performance shock absorbers
  • Tool & first aid kit
  • Adapters and battery chargers

Due to the difficult ground and road conditions inside and outside the national parks and wildlife reserves, a four-wheel drive vehicle is not only recommended, but also crucial for an eventful safari.

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