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Itinerary
Northern Safari
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Itinerary for a Northern Safari
Day 1
Safari from Arusha to Tarangire National Park - Arrive at the park in time for then spend the afternoon on a game safari

A Safari in Tarangire is Tanzania ’s most underrated National Park. The park makes for a spectacular safari in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species return to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. On safari here see huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, eland and oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to good grazing areas in the Serengeti. This park is famed for its safaris to see the huge Elephant herds and its proliferation of giant baobab trees.

Lodges Tarangire Sopa Safari Lodge/ Tarangire Safari Lodge/ Tarangire River Camp
Day 2 Morning Safari drive in Tarangire National Park - Afternoon move to Ngorongoro Crater for afternoon safari.
After breakfast a tour of Tarangire National Park and move on to the Ngorongoro crater for an afternoon game drive on the crater floor.
Lodges Ngorongoro Safari Farm House, Serana or Ngorongoro Sopa Safari Lodge
Day 3 Full Day Safari in Ngorongoro Crater
An early morning descend into the crater for a full day safari - Ngorongoro crater is the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The crater is 610 meters deep and 260 square kilometers and is a microcosm of scenery and game. Magnificent scenery and stunning views are the features of this great wonder of the natural world and a firm favorite for any safari itinerary.
Lodges Ngorongoro Safari Farm House, Serena or Ngorongoro Sopa Safari Lodge
Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater to Lobo - the remote Northern Serengeti
At 08h30 safari to Lobo in the remote Northern Serengeti, Game viewing en-route. The Lobo area is one of the natural pathways for the yearly migration of the wildebeest and therefore a favorite for any safari. This area has one of the highest concentrations of lion in Africa.
Lodges Lobo Wildlife Lodge
Day 5 Northern Serengeti & Safari to to Seronera in the Central Serengeti
Safari through the Northern Serengeti and in the afternoon drive to Seronera in the central Serengeti – game drive en-route. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife safari destination in the world with columns of wildebeest, head to tail, trudging along their traditional migration routes.
Lodge Serena Lodge, Sopa Lodge or Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Day 6 Safari from the Seronera Valley to Lake Manyara
Pre-breakfast safari of Seronera Valley in the Central Serengeti. After breakfast at the Lodge drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Drive to the Lake Manyara area to the lodge in time for dinner.
Lodges Serena, Kirurumu Safari Lodge or Wild Africa Manyara Lodge
Day 7 Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha Town
Early breakfast then safari to Lake Manyara National Park and spend the day game viewing and spot the tree climbing lions that inhabit this area. This beautiful park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and comprises of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. There are a large variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and fauna all within a small area. Lake Manyara is a diverse and memorable place for any safari.
Lodge Mt. Meru Hotel or Safari Lodge Hotel
Day 8 Arusha Town to Marangu on the slopes of Kilimanjaro
Marangu is a rural village set high on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro; coffee and banana trees flourish in this area. It is also the starting point to climb Kilimanjaro.
Lodges Babylon Lodge, Banana Jungle Lodge or Marangu Hotel
Day 9 Whole day in Marangu and Kilimanjaro National Park
Enjoy your day relaxing, on the cool slopes of Kilimanjaro, amongst the banana and coffee plantations. Alternatively take a walk in Kilimanjaro National Park walking to Mandara Hut and descend into Maundi Crater. The local Cultural Tourism program can arrange guided tours leading to panoramic viewpoints ideal for photographing of waterfalls and Mt. Kilimanjaro; pass through historical sites of clan wars and ancient legends including large caves used for hiding during the Chagga - Maasai wars.
Lodge Babylon Lodge, Banana Jungle Lodge or Marangu Hotel
End of Safari
Day 10
We recommend to compliment your safari to fly to the exotic Spiced Islands of Zanzibar to relax on white sands and experience some the worlds finest diving
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A Southern Tanzania
Day 1 Travel from Dar to the Selous Game Reserve by Air

The camp situated in the north eastern part of the Selous on a high bank overlooking the mighty Rufiji River and the plains beyond. The camp accommodates guests in 20 very comfortable tents. Each tent has twin bed with mosquito nets, completely equipped private bathroom and comfortable verandah facing a magnificent view.

In the afternoon take a boat safari along the Rufiji River along this impressive river which boasts highest concentration of hippopotamus in Tanzania.
Day 2 The Selous Game Reserve

This day starts early in the morning with a walking safari escorted by an armed ranger, after 4 hours you break for lunch in the bush; after lunch take a game drive until sunset and then return to your camp.

Day 3 The Selous Game Reserve
Full-day game drive in the Game Reserve. This reserve is the largest in Africa and is over 4 times the size of Serengeti. It reputedly has the world's largest number of big game – and over 350 species of bird life have been catalogued
Day 4 The Selous Game Reserve
Spend the morning relaxing in camp after having a champagne breakfast. Lunch and dinner at the camp with an evening boat safari on the Rufiji River
Lodge Rufiji River Camp
Day 5 Udzungwa National Park
This trip involves crossing the Northern Selous and you will be able to enjoy game viewing en-route. The Udzungwa contain plant species found nowhere else in the world, ranging from a tiny newly discovered African violet to 30m high trees. The plateau contains resident populations of elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, wild dog, sable antelope, eland and water buck. This is a park without roads; here you must walk to experience the spectacular mountain scenery with rainforest, wooded grasslands, rock faces, rivers and waterfalls. The falls on the Sanje River drop some 170m through the forest to the valley below. The mountain plateau allows views of over 100km, much of it across a mosaic of mountain forest and grassland.
Day 6 Udzungwa National Park

Today will be spent walking in through pristine rain forest. Once you reach Sanje waterfalls enjoy spectacular views of the wide Kilombero Valley.  

Lodge Mikumi Fox’s Safari Camp or Vuma Hill Tented Camp
Day 7 Mikumi National Park
The main feature in here is the open grasslands of the Mikumi flood plain which is bordered on two sides by mountain ranges. On the southern end is the yellow baboon, impalas, reedbucks and antelope. Some distance to the north are the hippo, as well as water birds. The area around these pools is open plain where you can see the Lichtenstein's hartebeest, Elephant, Giraffe and the rare wild dog. The entire day is spent on game drives or if you prefer to relax spend the day or afternoon at the camp.
Lodge Fox’s Safari Camp or Vuma Hill Tented Camp
Day 8 Return to Dar es Salaam for onward flight to the Zanzibar Islands
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