About This Adventure

Experience the beauty of African wildlife. travelling to four different game parks including the world famous Serengeti national park. Stay in comfortable lodges and listen to the sounds of the Serengeti, learn from our experienced local guides and truly discover nature at its finest. Make this a family trip, the kids will never forget!

 

Length: 8 days - 7 nights
Start: Ausha, Tanzania
End: Arusha Tanzania

 

What's Included

  • 07 days private safari from / to Arusha
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees (48 hours at Ngorongoro Conservation Area)
  • Game drives at Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Park
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • 06x FB at safari lodges / tented camps as per your itinerary
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person / day during game drives
  • Coffee/tea with picnic lunches

Brief Intinerary

Day 1                

Arrival - You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by our representative. We will take you to the Semira Farmhouse. This charming country home is situated in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro in a lush green surrounding. You will be welcomed with a wonderful home-cooked dinner overlooking the beautiful gardens. "Karibu" -Welcome to Tanzania!
Meals: Dinner

Day 2               

Tarangire National Park - Your tour starts with a drive to Tarangire, Tanzania's fifth largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are another incredible feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lions, leopards, cheetahs and, up to an astounding six thousand elephants! 
Meals: Packed lunch, Dinner

Day 3                

Lake Manyara National Park - After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is famous for its incredible beauty. Here, you have the opportunity to catch sight of game animals such as buffalo, elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos and many others.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Lake Manyara–Serengeti - From Lake Manyara, drive towards Serengeti, one of the most famous wildlife conservation areas in the world. First, you will arrive at the Naabi Hill Kopjes (huge granite boulders), where you can go for a short walk. After lunch, you will continue on game drives all afternoon in the park, named after the ancient Masai word "Siringet", meaning endless plains and you will see why! Drift off to the sounds of the animals in a luxury tented camp.  Safe and sound, but at one with your surroundings, this is truly a once in a lifetime experience!  Overnight at Olea African Lodge.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5              

Serengeti National Park - A full day of game drives around the Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. Overnight at Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6             

Serengeti –Ngorongoro - Early morning game drive in the Serengeti, followed by a visit to the hippo pools and the Seronera Visitors Center. After breakfast, continue with more animal sightings before returnining to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. If you like you can reach your beautiful country home style lodge in the afternoon and enjoy a restful afternoon. Overnight at Olea Africana Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7                 

Ngorongoro Conservation Area- After breakfast, head for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, home of the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. This fascinating, natural phenomena is the world’s largest, intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. Our safari includes a game drive into the crater where you will have the chance to see the rare black rhino in its natural habitat. Overnight at Olea Africana Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8                

Ngorongoro -Arusha - Departure Day.  Depending on your onward journey schedule, there are various activities we can arrange for you this morning:  walking in the forest of Ngorongoro following the Endoro Trail to the waterfall and elephant caves, visiting the lively farmers market of Karatu or souvenir shopping in Mto wa Mbu. When you are ready, your private safari guide will take you back to Arusha with arrival in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

TOUR PRICE:  $3495 USD per person ( based on group of 4)

Smaller group? No problem, we can accommodate, inquire below.

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The BUZZ

 

"In the fall of 2012 we embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime six week adventure in Tanzania consisting of a safari in the north, a three week volunteer opportunity in Mbeya and finishing with a visit to Zanzibar. The safari and Zanzibar were arranged through Original Tails and we were truly impressed by the organization. The best part of our trip was the amazing diversity of our experiences which exposed us to many varied geographical, social and cultural aspects found in Tanzania.  We must thank Original Trails for arranging a wonderful, customized trip. The accommodations and guides that were arranged for us were excellent. Everything went like clockwork and we felt safe and well taken care of every step of the way." 
-Zuzana Capar & Allan Moore, Toronto Canada

"Born in Kenya, I hadn't been back to Africa in over 20 years. I remember going as a child on safari and couldn't wait to share this with my daughter. I have to admit, I was a bit worried of the potential dangers involved travelling to Tanzania. We were picked up and dropped off at the airport, and everything in between was brilliant. Also coming from the UK, I found after doing some research, the prices Original Trails offer were of much better value given the exchange rate. Thanks for an absolutely wonderful experience!"  
-Aarti Cooke, London England

 

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