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Simba Safari To Tanzania

$7,355 per person (seasonal rates and discounts apply)

DAY 1 Thursday/Saturday - USA/Amsterdam

Depart this evening on your overnight flight to Amsterdam.

DAY 2 Friday/ Sunday - Amsterdam/Kilimanjaro (Arusha)

On arrival in Amsterdam this morning you will connect with your international flight to Kilimanjaro, Tanzania arriving this evening. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Arusha.

Accommodation: Serena Mountain Village (B)

DAY 3 Saturday/Monday - Arusha-Lake Manyara

Afternoon join seat in vehicle safari and you depart Arusha passing through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni you turn North West and continue the journey up through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.

Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena (full board)

DAY 4 Sunday/Tuesday - Lake Manyara-Serengeti

After breakfast there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park that returns to the lodge for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues North West across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you’ll hopefully start spotting game well before you get into the park.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge (full board)

DAY 5 Monday/Wednesday - Serengeti National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park.

Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge (full board)

DAY 6 Tuesday/Thursday - Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping off at Olduvai Gorge en route. The Gorge acquired its name from the Sansevieria bush that grows profusely in the area, named Olduvai by the Maasai. The Gorge is about 50km long and in some places around 90m deep and is found between the Crater and the Serengeti. It was first discovered by a German entomologist named Professor Kattwinkel, who instigated an expedition just before the First World War. Later, the exploration was continued by Dr Louis Leakey and his wife, who in 1959 found humanoid remains of Zinjanthropus, later renamed Australapithicus Boisei, an early form of man. You will have time to walk through the simple small museum at the gorge, where you can view copy displays of some of the finds as well as pictures of what life was like for the gorge’s earliest inhabitants. After a picnic lunch you continue to your lodge, set high on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (full board)

DAY 7 Wednesday/Friday - Ngorongoro Crater

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience. You return to the lodge in the late afternoon.

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (full board)

DAY 8 Thursday/Saturday - Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast and head south east en route to Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu village and Tarangire beyond. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you’ll view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a game drive en route. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive.

Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (full board)

DAY 9 Friday/Sunday - Tarangire National Park – Arusha

Depart after breakfast and head north east to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha you will be transferred for a late lunch. This evening you will be transferred to the airport for your international flight to Amsterdam.

DAY 10 Saturday/Monday - Amsterdam/USA

On arrival in Amsterdam, connect to your flight to the USA.

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