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9 Days Tanzania Safari & Day Hike on Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau

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9 Days Tanzania Safari & Day Hike on Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau

The 9 Days Tanzania Safari & Day Hike on Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau allows you to experience the highlights of the Northern Safari Circuit. On safari, you will experience a variety of wildlife and landscapes including prides of lions, elephants and the lost world of the Ngorongoro Crater. After the safari, you will visit West Kilimanjaro region where you will explore Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau on a spectacular 1 day hike.

Safari destinations
Tarangire National Park

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

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

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.

 

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

The 9 Days Tanzania Safari & Day Hike on Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau 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 Arusha Planet Lodge 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 Sangaiwe Tented Lodge 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 9 Days Tanzania Safari & Day Hike on Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau, 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 Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge 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 9 Days Tanzania Safari & Day Hike on Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau will start with a delicious morning breakfast and thereafter you will proceed for a full day game drive in the land of endless plains. You will drive through the classic savannah dotted with acacia and filled with plenty of wildlife including the Big 5 mammals which are lions, leopards, buffaloes, elephants and rhinos. Later you will return for your dinner and an overnight.

Location: Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge or similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 5: Transfer to Ngorongoro Crater – Afternoon Crater Rim Walk

Day 5 of your 9 Days Tanzania Safari & Day Hike on Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau will begin with a lovely morning breakfast and thereafter you will transfer with an enroute game drive to Ngorongoro Crater.  Upon arrival, you will check in for a mouth-watering lunch and then later you will go on a guided walk along the top of the Crater wall. This part of the Crater is very beautiful and densely forested with Tropical trees, plants and creepers. The Crater Rim walk will take you along the picturesque rim offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape and various wildlife species. Later you will return to your lodge for your dinner and 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 6: Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive – Drive to Arusha for Overnight

You will wake up early morning on your day 6 of the Safari and have breakfast. You will thereafter descend into the Crater floor which is about 260 sqkm with a depth of over 2000 feet. This 5 hours game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of wildlife action which has not to be missed therefore keep your Cameras ready. The African elephant, Black rhino, buffalos, Hippos, Cheetahs, Hyenas and Lions are found in plenty. You will later begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater and then transfer to Arusha for your delicious lunch and relaxation, you will have your overnight stay in Arusha.

Location: Arusha

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Arusha Planet Lodge or similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 7: Transfer to West Kilimanjaro – Maasai Community Encounter

With views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the endless plains of the African savannah, Kambi ya Tembo is a spectacular tented camp situated on the north face of Kilimanjaro with great views of Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The camp is located in Sinya, a 600 square kilometers wildlife area which offers magnificent views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Mt. Meru, and Mt. Longido. It is one of the only places in Africa where you may see large bull elephants more than 50 years old, with enormous tusks. You will visit the Maasai settlements, known as “bomas”, which are scattered around Sinya. The Maasai in Sinya continue to live traditionally, dressed in their colorful blankets and performing many traditional ceremonies. In the evening, you will drive back to Kambi ya Tembo for dinner and an overnight stay.

Location: West Kilimanjaro

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort or similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 8: Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau Hike (3,400m)

Upon waking up, you will have your breakfast and drive for about 1 ½ hours to the Western Gate Londorossi Gate where you will begin your hike at 2100m. You will pass through the montane forests of the Majestic Kilimanjaro which is home to various bird and mammal species including the Crested Turaco, black and white colobus monkeys, giraffes and elephants among others.  Then continue your hike to Shira Plateau a 500,000 years old Volcanic Caldera and a World Heritage Site situated at 3,400m above sea level. Have your delicious lunch at the Plateau as you enjoy the beautiful breathtaking scenery.

Location: Shira Plateau

Accommodation Option:

Mid-Range Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort or similar

Meals Plan: Breakfast and Lunch as well as Dinner

Drinking Water and Fruits Throughout the journey

 

Day 9: Transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight

On your final day after a relaxed night, you will have a lovely morning breakfast and thereafter transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will catch your departure flight back home.

Thank you so much for specifically choosing Paradise Adventure Vacations on the 9 Days Tanzania Safari & Day Hike on Kilimanjaro’s Shira Plateau 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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