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Tanzania Express (luxury)

Starting from $ 2165 per person

4 days
Accommodation: Luxury
Activity level: Moderate
Group size: Private

Safari Overview

Embark on an unforgettable 4-day safari in Tanzania with Kiboko Explorer, where you will journey to the iconic parks of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife of these renowned destinations. From the vast savannahs to the lush forests, experience the thrill of spotting majestic elephants, tree-climbing lions, and an array of bird species. Stay in comfortable lodges and tented camps, where you can relax and rejuvenate after each exciting day. Let us guide you on an adventure of a lifetime as you explore the incredible natural wonders of Tanzania.

Itinerary

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport. Your guide will be waiting for you at arrivals, after passport control and collecting your luggage.

Follows the transfer to Arusha, about 1-hour drive, where you will be dropped off at the hotel you have booked (we can take care of this too if you like).

Accommodation: Four Points Arusha
Meals: Dinner

Depart immediately after breakfast for Tarangire National Park, which is located about 100 km from Arusha city along the route to Manyara, Ngorongoro.

The park covers an area of 2,600 square kilometers, about 100 km from north to south and about 25 from east to west but fits within a much larger ecosystem that includes Lake Manyara, Lake Natron and West Kilimanjaro, the Maasai steppes, some controlled hunting areas and the Tarangire Conservation Area that attempts to coexist human settlements and wildlife.

Huge, centuries-old baobab trees provide a backdrop to the wild natural landscape, yet play a very important role both in the park's ecosystem and for local tribal communities who use seed shells as containers for water, make medicines from the leaves and pulp of the fruit, and make rope, paper and cloth from the bark.

Elephants in turn find refreshment, in the dry season, in the whips of these large trees in when they use the trunks of the trees as water reservoirs.

While it is true that Tarangire is always associated with elephants we would like to mention that bird lovers will find more than 500 species here.

Night inside Tarangire National Park.

Accommodation: Kuro Treetops luxury camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch box, dinner

Early morning game drive in Tarangire Park, Exit the park within 24 hours of entry. drive to Lake Manyara (about 2 hours drive) where you do a game drive

Manyara National Park is a 2,600-square-kilometer national park that offers a different environment from other Northern Parks.

It is one of the parks with the highest biodiversity in Tanzania, declared a UNESCO site in 1981 and covering an area of only 330 sq km of which 200 is occupied by the lake but with as many as 5 different eco-systems including: forest, savanna.

The concentrations of animals in this park is not as high as in other northern parks but some unique species are found here that give reason enough to include a visit.

The main attraction of the park are the famous tree-climbing lions-why these lions habitually climb trees is still a matter of debate-but also for herds of elephants and a huge number of baboons.

During the game drive it will not be difficult to come across wildebeest, buffalo, hippos, flamingos, zebras, warthogs, waterbuck, giraffes, dik-dik and impala.

For several months of the year, Lake Manyara is home to thousands of flamingos attracted by the microscopic algae on which they feed.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain lodge
Meals: Breakfast, lunch box, dinner

Depart immediately after breakfast for an incredible experience, today you will take Game drive inside the world's largest crater!

In fact, you will head to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, whose crater was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.This is the best known and most frequented area of the entire Ngorongoro Conservation Area, but also the most scenic part with a concentration of animals unparalleled in the entire African continent. If that were not enough, let us also mention that it is the only place in Tanzania where you can easily spot the Big 5.

It is actually a large, non-flooded caldera that was formed by the collapse about 3 million years ago of a volcano originally estimated to be 4500 to 5800 meters high. The crater is 2200 meters above sea level and has a diameter that measures 19km in width and 16km in length and is 610 meters deep, while the base area measures 265km; the walls are intact and covered with dense forest and reach an altitude of 3200 meters above sea level.

This is the caldera with intact walls and the largest non-flooded bottom in the world and is a splendor from a geological point of view.

Within it, as a result of the microclimate that has been created and the isolation from the rest of the area, there is a unique ecosystem; animals live here as if it were a small Eden on earth, partly because the soil is very rich in mineral salts that make the grasses that grow there very nutritious.

Heavy rains contribute to the formation of small ponds, marshes, streams and help replenish the waters of Lake Magadi present in the crater. Rain and fog, which form as a result of the temperature difference between the crater floor, rim, and surrounding plateaus, are responsible for the unique microclimate on the slopes and within the caldera itself.

dense forest grows on the inner and outer slopes of the crater and exists thanks to the moisture-laden fog that has created the ideal climate; fog that also forms thanks to the evapotranspiration of the forest trees.

Savannah, on the other hand, occupies the innermost part of the crater, here small swamps, groves of yellow acacia, grasslands of low and high grasses, and semi-desert clearings alternate; there is also Lake Magadi, which, with its shallow and salty waters, is home to various animals, including colonies of greater and lesser pink flamingos that live on the edges of the salt lakes.

Inside the crater is an impressive concentration of fauna, one of the highest on the entire African continent; in fact, an estimated 25. 000 large animals, including numerous herbivores such as large herds of wildebeest and zebra, buffalo, Thomson's gazelles, Grant's gazelles, topi antelopes, baboons, hippos, and black rhinos; this is the only place in Tanzania where it is possible to spot them, thanks to the small size and bare landscape of the crater base. In truth, black rhinos also live within the Serengeti National Park but it is very difficult to spot them because, in addition to the vastness of the park, they are in a protected area where they cannot roam freely.

There is, of course, no shortage of predators such as: lions, spotted hyenas, cheetahs, caparison jackals, golden jackals, caracals, otocions and African catbirds.

The lion population is very large and registers the highest density in Africa, it is not difficult to spot them thanks to the open spaces of the crater floor one is facilitated by the fact that these felines are accustomed to the presence of off-road vehicles to the point that they use them to hide during hunting and ambush prey or to shelter from the scorching sun of the middle hours of the day.

Elephants and leopards are also present, but they prefer to stay in the forest growing on the slopes or in the Lerai Forest, numerous bird species, about 400.

Missing from the roll call are giraffes and impalas, the cause probably being the absence or scarcity of bushes, a favorite habitat and food for these animals.

Inside the crater it is possible to stay a maximum of 6 hours.

After the game drive we will drive to Arusha where you will spend last night (lodge not included) or straight to the Airport for your evening flight.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch box

Inclusions

  •  4x4 Toyota cruiser car with sunroof unlimited mileage for exclusive use and gasoline
  • Transfer in and out from Kilimanjaro or Arusha airport as mentioned in the program
  • Professional driver/driver and related expenses (accommodation, food) English-speaking (french on request and subject to availabilities)
  • Accommodations for as mentioned in double rooms
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner as mentioned
  • Entrance fees to national parks per person and per day you will visit
  • Concession fees per person per night for sleeping in national park areas and under its administration if you opt for lodges and tented camps
  • Fee for car descent to Ngorongoro crater
  • Daily car fees in Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Lake Manyara
  • Bottled water for all safari days
  • VAT and taxes

As a reminder, the daily fee for the parks are valid for 24 hours after which you will have to pay extra fees (for any delays at the request of the client as the timings are designed to fit within the 24 hours) which will be the responsibility of the traveler.

Exclusions

  • Flight to Tanzania
  • Tanzania entry visa (apply online before departure at official website https://eservices.immigration.go.tz/visa/ and you must fill out this form https://afyamsafiri.moh.go.tz/
  • Compulsory Health insurance
  • Night in Arusha
  • Dinner first night in Arusha
  • Extra expenses - Alcohol and soft drinks in lodges, souvenirs
  • Entrance fees to parks are not mentioned nor extra fees if staying longer than 24 hours
  • Tips
  • Activities not mentioned
  • Transaction costs bank transfer payment (to be paid by the client)
  • Anything not mentioned in "costs includes"

Rates

Rates are per person and exclude international flight from/to your home country. This tour is offered in US dollars (USD).

  • 2 people: $ 2,165
  • 4 people: $ 1,845
  • 6 people: $ 1510

All prices are indicative and might change. Please contact us for more details and prices.

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Tour Operator based in Arusha, Tanzania, registration company number 132864. We provide custom made safaris in Northern Tanzania. Our guides speak English, French and Italian.
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