5 DAYS TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO WILDLIFE BUDGET SAFARI
Overview of the 5 DAYS TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO WILDLIFE BUDGET SAFARI
Our Wild horizon vacation 5 days budget safari leads to tarangire, Ngorongoro Safari allows us to explore three of the premier parks on The Northern Safari Circuit. We start our adventure at The Tarangire National Park, so named for the life giving river that wends its way through the parks environs attracting a multitude of wildlife to drink of its sating waters. Roving on from Tarangire we take the opportunity to spend two night on the Serengeti Plains, home to Planet Earths’ last great terrestrial migration, that of the wildebeest, zebra, and antelope. From here we make for the Ngorongoro Highlands, one of the seven wonders of Africa and a UNESCO world heritage site, the crater offers the premier game viewing experience in Tanzania if not the continent entire.
Tour Summary | Safari Highlights: of the 5 DAYS TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO WILDLIFE BUDGET SAFARI
- Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire national Park
- Day 2 Tarangire to Serengeti national Park
- Day 3 Game drives in Serengeti
- Day 4 Serengeti-Ngorongoro Crater
- Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater tour-Arusha
Tour Features: 5 DAYS TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO WILDLIFE BUDGET SAFARI
- Private tour: This tour/safari will be run exclusively for you and won’t be shared with others.
- Can be customized You can request minor changes to the accommodation and destinations of this tour.
- Can start any day; If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
Description Safari/Tour Itinerary of the 5 DAYS TARANGIRE AND NGORONGORO WILDLIFE BUDGET SAFARI
Day 1: Arusha-Tarangire national Park
Our personal safari guide and driver will meet you at the airport or hotel to undertake the drive, on good tarmac road, the some hundred and twenty kilometres to Tarangire National Park where we undertake our first day of game drives. Tarangire well known for its elephant populations, three families numbering in the region of one thousand each, is so named for the life giving Tarangire River which wends its way through the park and gives sustenance from its cooling waters to a broad variety of game that come here to imbibe. We may hope to see zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name a few. It is possible we will glimpse our friend leo panthera, simba, the mighty lion, stalking his prey or, the leopard watching in relaxation in the trees above. An ornithological paradise, some five hundred birds have been here identified. Returning to our lodge for a hot lunch we again at 1400 hrs head out to continue our game viewing experience in the park, i search of the creatures at their daily business With the day coming to a close and the sun setting over The Rift Valley our driver will convey us to our campsite for a delectable dinner and an overnight in our comfort adventure camp in Tarangire Public Campsite
Day 2: Tarangire to Serengeti national Park
After breakfast we continue our journey, heading up towards the fertile highlands where wheat, coffee, and corn, are grown by the Iraqw people. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, we will be afforded a view of the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park, Serenget, and ‘Endless Plain’ in Maa, the tongue of the Maasai, which we will reach by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania covering an astounding 15,000 kms squared with diverse landscapes and habitats such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah and mountain. It is upon this landscape the great migration of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope takes place and we will Endeavour to take the opportunity to witness the thousands upon thousands of animals on their search for food and water. With our en-route game drive behind us, we lunch at the lodge and, at 1500 hrs, head out for our afternoon game drive. With day drawing to a close we campsite in anticipation of excellent dining and capacious quarters to harbour our rest.
Dinner and overnight at our comfort adventure camp in Serengeti central
Seronera Public Campsite
Day 3: Game drives in Serengeti
After our hearty breakfast at the lodge we head out to enjoy our wildlife adventure on the ‘Endless Plain’. There is to be found upon the plain an abundance of wildlife with over three million large mammals here resident easily justifying the landscapes recognition as a UNESCO world heritage site. Other than the great migrating hordes we seek, we may also see cheetah, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant, wildebeest, hartebeest, topi, eland, crocs , Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelle, amongst many many more. With over five hundred bird species identified the park is a veritable ornithological paradise, ostrich abound, secretary bird, marabou stork, and the largest flighted bird on Earth, the kori bustard. Dinner and overnight at our comfort adventure camp in Serengeti central: Seronera Public campsite
Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After our hearty breakfast we head out for an en route game drive upon the Serengeti. We may, with lady luck on our side, get to spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, leopard – as well as some of the other multitude of species here inhabiting, some three million large mammals, eland, hartebeest, bushbuck, impala, gazelle, hippo, giraffe, and market. Our en route game drive brings us to the uplands of the Ngorongoro Crater. This UNESCO world heritage site, formed millions of years ago in the massive explosion of a volcano that rivalled Kilimanjaro in height, is 610 m deep and covers roughly around 304 square kilometres. Due to its dense animal population of approximately 25,000, the Crater offers the best game viewing of all the parks in Tanzania. We will arrive at the Crater rim and enjoy our lunch at our lodge, With our post lunch rest revitalising us we set off on a walking safari of about three kilometres along the crater rim to take in the awesome spectacle of this fabled landscape. Returning to the lodge we rest in anticipation of our dining experience and relaxation under the endless African night sky before heading camping site for Dinner and overnight at our comfort adventure camp. Ngorongoro Simba public campsite
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater tour – Arusha
An early start today, rising at 0600 hrs for our breakfast before we descend the bumpy winding track, noting our passage through several climactic zones, into the Crater and, very quickly, we will be able to see wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, elephant, and some of the more than 500 bird species in the area. With a little bit of luck we might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass. After our picnic lunch at the hippo pools and a full afternoon inside the caldera we head up to the highlands again to undertake our drive back to Arusha Town, our adventure at its end, our memories and memory cards replete with images of the East African Wilds. Accommodation in Arusha town https://www.silverpalm.com/
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The Trip Cost Includes
- All airport transfers as per the itinerary
- All Park entrance fee at Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
- All meals on safari based on full board arrangements, Arusha/
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Private Transport based on a 4WD safari vehicle with pop up roof for comfortable game viewing
- Vehicle Type (Toyota Land Cruiser, window Seat GUARANTEED)
- park fees for vehicle and driver
- Complementary bottle of Mineral water daily +
- Government taxes
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drink, telephone, laundry, Internet etc.
- International flight.
- Tips to drivers (highly recommended).
- Visa, Travel Insurance.
Group Size Limit: Max 6 participants only per one car
Traveling in a small group is the best way to for photographic adventures and to experience the nature closely.
Keeping that in mind, we have only six people on each tour and each photographer gets a whole row of seat for comfortable ride and also to accommodate photography gear. This will ensure you would have plenty of space for shooting fast action as well as you would enjoy a comfortable ride. We’ll depart early in the morning to chase the best light, remain at a site of specific photographic interest to fully explore the potential, or move to a new destination when desired.
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The wild horizon safari Team will ensure your comfort, enjoyment, and adventure, on this epic safari experience.
|Minimum Rate Per Adult||US$ 1650 per person|
|Departing from||Arusha Tanzania|
|Departure Time||0730 Hrs|
|Minimum Persons Required||2|
|Best time||All the year round|
|Accommodation adventure||Budgeting camps|
- Valid passport
- Yellow fever vaccination records/ certificate.
- Tanzania visa, available at airport upon arrival, USD $100 payable in cash only for US citizens or USD $50 for residents of UK/European Union and most other countries.
- Copy of flight itinerary.
- Copy of travel and/or medical evacuation insurance.
- Personal medical/dental insurance cards.
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard are most widely accepted).
- Cash in U.S. Dollars (bills MUST have been issued in 2004 or later)
Most nationalities require a tourist visa for Tanzania, including British nationals, most EC nationals, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans and Canadians. The visa is available at the border and the cost for British and most other European Nationals is USD50 cash, whilst for US citizens it is USD100 cash.
Please note that although Tanzania does not officially require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination, at most airports and other points of entry you may be required to show a certificate of vaccination or an exemption certificate. This includes coming from Europe via, or transiting through an endemic country including the airports of Nairobi (Kenya) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). If visiting Zanzibar from mainland Tanzania border officials have been known to demand proof of Yellow Fever vaccination or an exemption certificate.
Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.
Tanzania lies just south of the equator and therefore is hot for most of the year, there are two wet seasons, the long rains in April and May and the short rains in November. This tour runs outside of these periods, so you should not expect much rain, however, best to be prepared.
The days will be warm usually between 15 and 25 C. However, it can be cooler at night and in the early mornings especially in Ngorongoro Crater where we reach a maximum altitude of 200m ASL. Even in Arusha, which is at 1400m ASL the nights can be chilly.
Is this trip for you?
This is an excellent trip for wildlife, scenery and a taste of life amongst the Masaai tribe. There are some long drives, and although the distances are not huge, some of the roads are quite poor and can be bumpy and/or muddy, after the rainy season. The lodges and semi-permanent camps are very comfortable and are situated in the best areas for wildlife viewing, with the additional benefit of proper beds, ensuite bathrooms and verandahs. On safari, we travel in Luxury 4WD Land Cruisers and each vehicle has a roof hatch, which greatly enhances game viewing and due to rotation of seats throughout the trip you will be guaranteed a window seat. There will be some long drives, however, this is the nature of being on safari in parks and conservation areas, and there will be ample opportunities for animal spotting and photography.
Following a review of all our trips we have categorised this trip as not suitable for full wheelchair users, but it may be suitable for other persons of reduced mobility. Please contact customer services to discuss the trip and your personal condition.
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