Undoubtedly, Mount Kilimanjaro is the magnet which attracts the majority of our clients to East Africa, many trekkers take advantage of spending some time on a wildlife safari either before, or usually after, their Kilimanjaro climb.
Tanzania is considered to be the best safari destination on earth. Therefore it would be a shame to come all the way here and not take advantage of the wildlife viewing opportunities. The country has more protected areas than any other African country. More than 25% of its land is comprised of national parks, game reserves and conservation areas.
Mkama Tours to Tanzania offers private safaris with one to seven day itineraries. We would be glad to work with you in extending your stay in Tanzania. Our safaris include accommodations in lodges and permanent tented camps, strategically located in the heart of the action in Serengeti National Park and in Karatu, an ideal base for excursions into Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Eyasi and Lake Manyara.
Our clients tour Tanzania in four wheel drive Toyota Land Cruisers – the standard for safaris in Africa. We have a fleet of well maintained vehicles with custom pop up roofs for the best game viewing experience. Our Land Cruisers can seat from four to seven passengers, depending on the length of the vehicle. Bottled water and electrical outlets are available in the vehicles.
Staffed by professional safari guides who have intimate knowledge of the National Parks of Northern Tanzania, our experts know where to find the wildlife, either through experience or through a network of communication with other guides. They can spot animals from great distances and do their best to bring you close for an unforgettable encounter with Africa’s majestic animals.
We depart from Arusha when done preceding a climb. All safaris end in the mid afternoon on the last day in Arusha. A minimum of three days is recommended, and the five day itinerary is the most popular choice amongst our clients.
ITINERARY DESCRIPTION BY DAY
Day 1 : Arusha/ Lake Manyara
Leave after breakfast for Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive with picnic lunch. Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher’s paradise. Marvel at the variety of species, spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, hornbill and cormorant. In the tall trees, forest monkeys leap from branch to branch on the slope of the Great Rift escarpment, elephants stand in the shade of the baobab; and in the acacia woodland, lions lie draped along the branches of the umbrella trees Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge/Lake Manyara Hotel
Day 2 : Lake Manyara/ Serengeti
Take breakfast then leave Lake Manyara National Park and proceed to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch, arriving in the afternoon. Take a game drive to this park with immense herds of herbivore, wildebeests, gazelles and Zebras followed by predators on their annual migration to permanent water holes, offering a timeless spectacle unequalled in the world. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 3 : Full Day Serengeti
Experience Morning game drives after breakfast. Enjoy the endless plains of Serengeti with game viewing, A magnificent experience awaits as you travel to the most famous wildlife park in Africa the legendary Serengeti. Here you might have the chance to see the migration, where thousands of zebra and wildebeest make trip from the Masai Mara every year. Packed lunch is served and proceed for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 4 : Serengeti/ Ngorongoro conservation area via Oldivai gorge
Morning game viewing drives then return to the lodge for breakfast , proceed further game drives as you exit the park and drive to Ngorongoro conservation area via Olduvai gorge – Proceed for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 5 : Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Once again descend down to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the wonders of the natural world. An extinct volcano that collapsed around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast super bowl where the largest permanent concentration of African game is on display. The views from the top of the crater wall are absolutely breathtaking which are forested but four wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals. Large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra that depends on the open grasslands in the crater. Attracting predators, the black-maned lion, the leopard and hyena.
The elephant found are the lone males. The Fever Tree forests shelter monkeys, bushbuck and waterbuck and the few black rhino that have taken refuge here. A soda lake attracts water birds, including flamingoes and is a favourite place for predators to make their kill. Wildly beautiful as it is, it is not surprising that Ngorongoro Crater has been called a Garden of Eden. The game drives are done with packed lunch.. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 6 : Ngorongoro/ Tarangire
Take breakfast,then game drive enroute for Tarangire National Park. In the afternoon you’ll be taken on a game drive through the park. Many of the animals congregate around the only source of permanent water in the park, the Tarangire River. This is the best place in Tanzania to see really big herds of elephants of up to 300 at a time on safari. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge/Tarangire Safari Lodge
Day 7 : Tarangire | Arusha
Take breakfast, drive back to Arusha for lunch. Transfer back to the airport to connect with your flight back home
|PRICE INCLUDES||PRICE EXCLUDES|
|• Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees|
• Hotel before and after the climb,
• All Park gate fees, camping fees.
• Kilimanjaro National Park rescue fees
• Emergency oxygen (for use in emergencies only – not as summiting aid)
• Basic first aid kit (for use in emergencies only)
• Qualified mountain guide, assistant guides, porters, and cook
• Salaries for the mountain crew.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner,
• Camping equipment (tents, camp chairs, tables & sleeping mattress
• Water for washing up daily
• Porter to carry your duffel bag (max weight 15kg / 32 lbs)
• Chemical Portable toilet
• Flying Doctor Service
|• Flights and airport taxes|
• Items of a personal nature
• Compulsory tips for guides, porters, and cook
• Highly recommended travel and medical insurance.
• Personal hiking/trekking gear – we can rent some of the gear from our equipment store in Tanzania
• Snacks, personal medicine.