10 DAYS TANZANIA FAMILY SAFARIS 2014
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN ARUSHA 20h00
Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the Arumeru River Lodge for overnight - A small family run hotel with self-contained cozy garden bungalows and famous for their evening buffet. Dinner provided.
Day 2: LONGIDO CULTURE TOUR 07h30 Breakfast at the Lodge 09h00 Leave for Longido village Cultural tourism programmed in Longido, approx. 80 km north of Arusha. You will meet a Maasai family, living in small traditional bomas, and roam the Longido plains with a Maasai warrior and their cattle looking for pasture and water. 12h30 Enjoy packed lunch 14h00 You will return to Arusha for a well deserved swim in the lodges pool, thereafter dinner and overnight at Arumeru River Lodge BLD
Day 3: ARUSHA - TARANGIRE 07h30 Breakfast at the Lodge 09h00 Leave for Tarangire National Park with packed lunch and stock of water. 11h00 Start your 1st game drive in this National Park Tarangire National Park, known for its vast number of baobab trees and permanent waters of Tarangire River. The latter ensures its high biodiversity all year round, e.g. huge herds of elephants, wildebeest and zebras. Dinner and Overnight at the Maramboi Luxury Tented Lodge.
Day 4: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK Full day game drive in this vast national Park. Meals (BLD) and overnight at the Maramboi Luxury Tented Lodge. Day 5: TARANGIRE - LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK 07h00 Breakfast at the Lodge 08h00 Depart for Lake Manyara National park for half day game drive in the Park enjoy picnic lunch. 14h00 Drive to Karatu, visit the Sandemu Iraqw cultural center, where you will meet a resident Iraqw family, who will introduce you to their traditions, houses with ethnic furniture and three-stone kitchen, and their tools & weapons. You will also be introduced to their classic baskets, mats, clay pots and food. Dinner and Overnight stay in Bougainvillea Lodge at Karatu. BLD
Day 06 – MANYARA/SERENGETI: 08:00 - After breakfast drive to the Serengeti National Park for lunch passing through farmlands in Karatu areas and Ngorongoro Highlands 14:30 - Afternoon depart to explore the flora and fauna of these great plains of Serengeti 7:00pm-Dinner and overnight at the SOPA LODGE IN SERENGETI
Day 07 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK: 8:00am - after breakfast days of three game drives in the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is undoubtedly the best- known wildlife sanctuary and highest density of game in Africa 7:00pm-meals and overnights at your SOPA LODGE IN SERENGETI
Day 08 – SERENGETI/NGORONGORO: 08:00 - Another Game Drive into the Serengeti then depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area 13-45pm-with a brief stop at Olduvai gorge (The cradle of mankind) Picnic lunch in route. 7:00pm-Dinner and overnight at your SOPA LODGE IN NGORONGORO
Day 09 – NGORONGORO/KARATU: 07:00 - Breakfast then drive toward the Cater for a day tour 12:30pm-Picnic lunch in the Crater then at 16h00 drive back to Karatu 7:00pm-dinner and overnight at Farm House Lodge.
Day 10 – ARUSHA/DEPARTURE: 8:00 -After Breakfast drive to Karatu area. Drive to Gibbs Colonial Farm House 9:45am-Possibility to visit the waterfalls and coffee plantations 14:00pm-After lunch drive back to Arusha. Safari debriefing at Arumeru River Lodge 5:00 pm-then transfers to Kilimanjaro International Airport for the departure home. RATE: US$ 3,100 per person. Price includes: Meet and greet in Arusha (airport transfers are extra). Transport in 4 wheel drive Land Rover or Land Cruiser with roof hatches for game viewing. Services of English speaking driver / guide. All accommodations on a fully inclusive basis (breakfast, lunch and dinner) All guided wildlife viewing activities with rangers for walking. Park's fees, crater fees Olduvai fees, Flying Doctor coverage Price not including: International airfare, Airport taxes, entry visas, and all items of a personal nature (i.e. trip insurance, tips and gratuities, drinks, telephone calls)