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Tanzanian Northern Safari with Optional Extension to Zanzibar

Serengeti | Ngorongoro | Lake Manyara | Tiringire

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Discover the home of some of the world’s very best game viewing! On this curated tour of Tanzania, we experience the safari heart of Africa. Our explorations include the legendary game parks of Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara, all teeming with wildlife in their natural habitats. With the chance to see hundreds of different species up close, including the coveted Big Five mammals of lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo, this land remains an envy of game parks across the globe. Tanzanian Northern Safari is the perfect vacation for families, couples or individuals, and our small group size of maximum 7 people ensures everyone gets a window seat! Combine this safari with some relaxing beach time and fascinating cultural experiences by extending our journey to the historical island of Zanzibar. For an optional extension to the magic island of Zanzibar please see https://bestway.com/tours/zanzibar-spice-island/.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites covered in this tour
1. Serengeti National Park 2. Stone Town of Zanzibar
3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area    
Tour Information
Duration : 07 days
Minimum : 02 persons
Maximum : 07 persons
Price (From) : US$ 2780
Includes international air
Day 01: Arrive Kilimanjaro/Arusha (Drive)
Day 02: Arusha/Lake Manyara (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 03: Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 04: Serengeti National Park
(B, L, D)
Day 05: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (Drive)
(B, L, D)
Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro (Drive)
(B)
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Day 01: Arrive Kilimanjaro/Arusha (Drive)

Jambo! We are cordially welcomed as we arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Our representative meets us outside the customs hall at the pickup point, and are transferred to our hotel in Arusha. Balance of the day is free. Arusha is the exact midpoint between Cairo and Cape Town and is the gateway to the safari game parks of Northern Tanzania.

Overnight: Arusha Serena Hotel, Arusha (1 night)

Day 02: Arusha/Lake Manyara (Drive)

baboon in african natural park

Our Tanzanian safari starts as we drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara with a picnic lunch en route. We enter the majestic Lake Manyara Game Park and embark on the first of six Tanzanian safaris. This small park is sandwiched between the Rift Valley escarpment and Lake Manyara. It is a scenic location with a variety of game, including giraffe, elephant, baboon and the rarely seen tree-climbing lion.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Kirurumu Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 03: Lake Manyara/Serengeti National Park (Drive)

We visit the famous Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important paleo-anthropological sites in the world. Olduvai Gorge is located in the eastern Serengeti Plains. The gorge is a very steep-sided ravine where some of the earliest evidence of humans was discovered by Mary and Louis Leakey. Since then, thousands of fossils, hominid remains and Olduwan tools dating from up to two million years ago have been found. Optional visit to the gorge and museum (contact Bestway Tours & Safaris to prebook). Enjoy an optional visit to a Masai Village (contact Bestway Tours & Safaris to prebook) and then we proceed to Serengeti National Park* to enjoy our second game safari. The Serengeti is rated as amongst the best wildlife game park in the world-home to the Big 5.

Overnight: Serengeti Serena Lodge/Mbuzi Mawe Camp, Serengeti (2 nights) (B, L, D)

Day 04: Serengeti National Park

African Elephant drinking at a water hole

The incredible Serengeti National Park is a must-see for any African safari vacations. It is world renowned for its annual migration of over 1.5 million white bearded (or brindled) wildebeest and 250,000 zebra. This park is widely regarded as the best wildlife reserve in Africa due to its density of predators and prey. Early morning, experience an optional balloon safari (see below for details). Then an exciting experience ahead as we take a full day game drive through the park, stopping for either a picnic lunch or hot lunch. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Serengeti National Park/Ngorongoro Crater (Drive)

After breakfast, we have yet another game drive before proceeding to the next highlight of our Tanzanian safari – the incredible Ngorongoro Crater*. We will use the Malanja Depression route passing through various Masai villages towards our lodge which is located on the prime area of the crater rim. The Masai tribe has always fascinated people of their lifestyles and how they manage their day to day living next to the scores of animals most of which are carnivorous.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Lions Paw Camp, Ngorongoro (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater/Lake Manyara (Drive)

Following breakfast, we travel to Ngorongoro Crater for a 6-hour game safari. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The jewel in Ngorongoro's crown is a deep, volcanic crater, which is the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20 kilometers across, 600 meters deep and 300 square kilometers in area, this crater is a breathtaking natural wonder. The rich pasture and permanent water of the crater floor supports a large resident population of wildlife, including up to 25,000 predominantly grazing animals such as wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, buffalo, eland, kongoni and warthogs. After the safari, we have an optional visit to a Masai village to meet folks belonging to this famous warrior tribe before proceeding to Lake Manyara for our overnight stay.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Kirurumu Tented Lodge, Lake Manyara (1 night) (B, L, D)

Day 07: Lake Manyara/Arusha/Kilimanjaro (Drive)

Snow on top of Mount Kilimanjaro

After breakfast, travel by road to Arusha via the Great Rift Valley and the African villages of Mto wa Mbu and Makuyuni. For optional visits to the Masai villages please see under “Not Included” below. We should be at the Arusha/Kilimanjaro Airport by about 1300hrs. For an optional extension to the magic island of Zanzibar – please see https://bestway.com/tours/zanzibar-spice-island/. (B)

B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Departure Dates & Prices

We accept payments in US$, CA$ as well as in other convertible currencies like EUR, AUD and GBP. Tour prices have been costed in US$. CA$ price shown below is an indicative amount reached at by using the conversion rate at the time of web posting and will be applicable if there is no change in the conversion rate. Should the currency conversion rate change, the US$ pricing will prevail. Bestway Tours & Safaris offers a conversion rate protection. Once full payment has been received and no modification has been made to the tour itinerary, we will honour that rate. For complete payment procedures, please click here

2022 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Jan 05 & 19; Feb 02 & 16; Mar 02 & 16; Apr 06 & 20; May 04 & 18; Jun 01 & 15; Jul 06 & 20; Aug 03 & 17; Sep 07 & 21; Oct 05 & 19; Nov 02 & 16; Dec 07 & 22        
Low Season
Apr 06 & 20; May 04 & 18
US$ 2780 US$ 250 - -
Shoulder Season
Jun 01 & 15
US$ 3495 US$ 350 - -
Mid-Shoulder Season
Mar 02 & 16; Nov 02 & 16; Dec 07
US$ 2995 US$ 350 - -
High Season
Jan 05 & 19; Feb 02 & 16; Jul 06 & 20; Aug 03 & 17; Sep 07 & 21; Oct 05 & 19
US$ 3695 US$ 495 - -
Christmas
Dec 22
US$ 3990 US$ 695 - -
SPECIAL on all departures: 3 adults sharing one room will be accorded a discount of $100 per person
2022 Per Person on
Twin Sharing
Single Room
Supplement
Estimated Airfare (FROM)+
Seasonal Departures East Coast West Coast
Jan 05 & 19; Feb 02 & 16; Mar 02 & 16; Apr 06 & 20; May 04 & 18; Jun 01 & 15; Jul 06 & 20; Aug 03 & 17; Sep 07 & 21; Oct 05 & 19; Nov 02 & 16; Dec 07 & 22        
Low Season
Apr 06 & 20; May 04 & 18
CA$ 3614 CA$ 325 - -
Shoulder Season
Jun 01 & 15
CA$ 4544 CA$ 455 - -
Mid-Shoulder Season
Mar 02 & 16; Nov 02 & 16; Dec 07
CA$ 3894 CA$ 455 - -
High Season
Jan 05 & 19; Feb 02 & 16; Jul 06 & 20; Aug 03 & 17; Sep 07 & 21; Oct 05 & 19
CA$ 4804 CA$ 644 - -
Christmas
Dec 22
CA$ 5187 CA$ 904 - -
SPECIAL on all departures: 3 adults sharing one room will be accorded a discount of CA$ 130 per person


Notes

Arusha has two airports: Kilimanjaro (JRO) is used for International Flights and Arusha (ARK) used for Domestic Flights.


Inclusions


Tour Price Includes
  • Accommodation as mentioned or similar, including hotel taxes
  • 16 Meals as mentioned (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All game drives, park fees and transfers by 4 x 4 jeeps loose top/pop up roof jeeps
  • Services of accompanying local English speaking guides cum drivers
  • Window seating for each passenger
  • Includes fees for 6 Game Safaris (currently at US$ 595)
  • PCR Covid Test – to be paid by cash locally (approx. US$ 50)
Not Included
  • Any airfares
  • Insurance/visas
  • Tips/gratuities
  • Day 03 Optional Olduvai Gorge Museum Visit at US$ 75 per person
  • Day 03 Optional Masai Village Cultural Tour at US$ 60 per person
  • Day 04 Optional Balloon Safari at Serengeti at US$ 580 per person
  • Day 06 Optional Masai Bomas visit at Ngorongoro at US$ 60 per person

Participants

This tour operates on a minimum of 02 and a maximum of 07 participants

Customised Itinerary

If you would like to have a tour on dates other than the above ones or with a customised itinerary, please contact us and we will be happy to work out an exclusive program for you.

Contact Info
You may e-mail us at bestway@bestway.com or call 1-604-264-7378. Residents of U.S.A./Canada may call us toll free at 1-800-663-0844.

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