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Timeless Tanzania (Camping)

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Destinations: Arusha, Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire National Park
Guide language: English
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Itinerary

Explore the magnificent wildlife of Tanzania's northern wildlife reserves...

Tanzanias Northern Circuit parks and reserves are home to some of East Africas highest concentrations of wildlife, including the Big 5, but also many other equally interesting species of game and a fascinating birdlife. This tour takes you on safari to not only to see the animals in their natural habitats, but to enjoy the magnificent landscapes and memorable sunrises and sunsets.


Day 1. Nairobi to Arusha

We are met at our hotel and transferred to the scheduled shuttle bus down to the border with Tanzania at Namanga to complete border formalities and onwards to the town of Arusha. On arrival we check into our hotel, relax or possibly explore the town.

Day 2. Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park Highlights. Lake Manyara National Park.

Travelling out of town across the maasai plains our journey takes us to the attractive Lake Manyara National Park were we enjoy our first game drive seeing what animals and birds that we can spot. If we are lucky we may encounter the tree climbing lions that Manyara is famed for. Our camp for the night is on the outskirts of the park 2 images Lake Manyara National Park

Day 3. Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park Highlights. Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.

This morning our journey takes up the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley and on towards the highlands and into the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation area. The route takes us around the rim of the crater before dropping down again towards the Serengeti National Park. En route we stop at the Olduvai Gorge with its significant remnants of early man.

Entering the park this afternoon we game drive to our designated camp for the night. 1 images Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Day 4. Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater Highlights. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania.

Departing in the cool of the early morning we head out from camp on an early morning game drive to explore the park. Our route will depend on the seasons but we are ensured some amazing animal experiences. This afternoon we head out of the park and onwards up to the rim of the Ngrongoro Crater and our scenic camp. 5 images Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Day 5. Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara Highlights. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania.

Waking up on the rim of the crater we are welcomed with stunning views before descending to the floor of the crater where we spend the morning exploring this beautiful reserve, home to a fantastic array of animals.

This afternoon we leave the crater and head towards our camp on the edge of Lake Manyara National Park. 7 images Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

Day 6. Lake Manyara to Tarangire and Arusha Highlights. Tarangire National Park.

We travel through Mto Wa Mbu and on to the gem that is Tarangire National Park with the iconic baobab trees. The park is less frequently visited but we are rewarded by some large herds of both elephant and buffalo.

Late this afternoon we make our way back to our comfortable hotel in Arusha for our last night on safari. 3 images Tarangire National Park

Day 7. Arusha to Nairobi

We have a leisurely start today with the chance to explore the markets and town itself before taking the afternoon shuttle service back to Nairobi were we arrive late in the evening.

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Suggested Pre-Tour Accommodation.
Hotel Boulevard, Nairobi

Conveniently located on Nairobi's Harry Thuku Road and set in manicured gardens, this hotel offers a peaceful oasis in the centre of town. Walking distance to shops and craft markets. Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with balcony and satellite TV. Facilities – restaurant, bar, swimming pool, internet, laundry. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Suggested Post-Tour Accommodation. Hotel Boulevard, Nairobi

Conveniently located on Nairobi's Harry Thuku Road and set in manicured gardens, this hotel offers a peaceful oasis in the centre of town. Walking distance to shops and craft markets. Rooms – single, twin, double en suite rooms with balcony and satellite TV. Facilities – restaurant, bar, swimming pool, internet, laundry. Transfers are available from the Airport by pre-arrangement

* Suggested pre and post tour accommodation can be booked together with your tour. Please enquire at the time of booking.

Additional Info

TOUR STYLE:
This Short Safari and Treks tour is operated by a locally based (African) ground handler who has maintained standards at a high level over a period of time. We believe that working with a local operator in this way assists the community to benefit in a sustainable way from tourism. At the same time it provides our clients with the extensive local knowledge and enthusiasm of the local staff and guides employed to ensure your safari is as enjoyable as it is memorable

ACCOMMODATION:
Tourist class hotel (2 nights), camping with twin share tents (4 nights)

TRANSPORT:
Scheduled shuttle bus (NBO-ARU-NBO); Safari vehicle

Includes & Excludes

Meals
6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners

Accommodation
Hotel, twin share en suite rooms (2 nights), camping, 2-person dome tent with basic shared facilities (4 nights)

Includes.
All tour highlights
Return shuttle between Nairobi and Arusha
Accommodation
Transport
Meals as indicated
Services of local driver/ guide Excludes.
Travel insurance
Flights
Airport taxes
Airport transfers
Visas
Optional activities
Items of a personal nature
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Acacia is Africa
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Interesting facts
Photography tour in Sahara

 Have you seen the movie Gladiator? If not, go and watch right now. Those who have seen in will be glad to know that Sahara is the location where the most prominent scenes of the movie were shot. You can start with capturing the velvet dunes and taking photos of the snake charmers and mighty camels proudly swaying as they carry bedouins on their back. Once in a province, you will get a chance to capture and even participate in the traditional tea ceremony as well as to see the locals playing gnawa music performed on goatskin drums. The beauty of the sunset in Sahara is just a cherry on the top of a cake you cannot miss out on.

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