8 Day Serengeti Big Cats Tracking Safari

////8 Day Serengeti Big Cats Tracking Safari
8 Day Serengeti Big Cats Tracking Safari 2019-12-07T14:55:59+00:00

Project Description

Serengeti Big Cats safari the truly remote and wild places of northern Tanzania on this comprehensively private Tanzania safari.
The itinerary combines luxury tented lodges with permanent wilderness luxury lodges.
Our safari vehicles with the thatched roof for shade against sunny African wilderness; are the extended body with roomy seats for comfortable sitting and stretching out legs. Every guest is accessible to the window seat. Cars are also fitted with fridges, power charge sockets and VHF radio calls for easy and fast communication with the base office.
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DAY 01: ARRIVE IN TANZANIA.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International airport and transfer to Arusha.
The rest of the day is free to relax and recover from your flight, laze by the pool or explore the town.
Dinner and overnight at Masailand Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner and breakfast.
DAY 02: GAME DRIVE TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK.
Morning breakfast at the lodge in Arusha, safari briefing and afterwards we depart for Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park, arrive in good time for lunch. Afternoon game driving through the park followed by dinner at the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Karatu Tented Camp: Bed, dinner, breakfast and lunch.
DAY 03: GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.
We head towards the Serengeti National Park. En route, there is an opportunity to visit Olduvai Gorge. It is within this steep-sided ravine that Louis and Mary Leakey made some of the world’s most important archaeological discoveries in the 1950s. Here is a small museum, we are able to see evidence of our ancestors that have been dated back 2.5 million years. After lunch, we drive into the Serengeti itself and the rest of the afternoon is spent game viewing in the vast plains that are broken only by stands of acacia trees and the occasional kopje. In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Bush Tented Camp: Bed, dinner, breakfast and lunch.
DAY 04: GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.
We have another full day in this wonderful park, rising early to make the most of our time. Our guides will choose the best spotting locations for the time of year; we can spend time at the Hippo pool watching these majestic animals laze about in the cool water happily living alongside the crocodiles, watch a big pride of lions, be in the middle of the migration, sometimes surrounded by wildebeest, sometimes by zebras, which travel with the wildebeest. We journey from the wide-open plains to the kopjes: these volcanic rocky outcrops provide protection and shelter for a wide variety of animals and from the top, we can look out across the vast grasslands of the Serengeti. This diverse and interesting landscape will provide us with the ultimate in game viewing, we will hopefully see all of the plain games; elephants, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, lions and if you are lucky the elusive leopard and cheetah, as well as huge amounts of interesting birdlife, from the elegant secretary birds to the flightless ostrich. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Bush Tented Camp: Bed, dinner, breakfast and lunch.
DAY 05: GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.
Depending on the time of the year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffe, zebras, Monkey, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes as well as a multitude of birds.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Bush Tented Camp: Bed, dinner, breakfast and lunch.
DAY 06: GAME DRIVE IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK.
After breakfast, we will take the packed lunch with us and proceed with the game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The migration can be seen on a long chain approximately 40 Km heading to the southwestern direction. Around 1230 and 1300 break for your lunch. After having our lunch we will proceed with our game viewing following the move of the migrants on the southwest of the park. Approximately 1.3 million wildebeest, 250,000 gazelle, and 200,000 Zebras have been recorded sharing the short grass.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Bush Tented Camp: Bed, dinner, breakfast and lunch.
DAY 07: A FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN NGORONGORO CRATER.
Today we will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for your crater tour. Here you will explore the forest areas inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where we may see flamingos. We will also visit the open savannah where the lions hunt. Picnic lunch will be served in the crater. In the late afternoon, we make a short journey to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight at Masailand Safari Lodge: Bed, dinner and breakfast.
DAY 8: RETURN TO THE AIRPORT.
Afternoon lunchtime drives back to Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) ready for the evening flight.
SAFARI INCLUDES:
1. Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
2. Private safari guide
3. Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
4. Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
5. Park fees
6. Crater fees
7. Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
8. On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests
9. Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
SAFARI EXCLUDES:
1. Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and Canada passport holders USD.100
2. Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
3. Meals not listed above
4. Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
5. Tips and any items of personal nature.