Safari Itineraries

Northern Circuit Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive into Tanzania and connect with the regional scheduled flight to Lake Manyara. Met upon arrival and taken to Kirurumu Tented Lodge , a permanent tented lodge set along the edge of the Rift Valley escarpment where it looks down the cliffs to the blue waters of the lake Manyara national park for an afternoon relaxing and recovering from your flights. Evening meal and overnight stay Kirurumu Tented Lodge

Day 2
Ethno botanical walk with Maasai guide and game drive in Lake Manyara National Park with picnic lunch. Evening meal and overnight stay Kirurumu Tented Lodge

Day 3
After breakfast drive to the Ngorongoro Crater rim for a picnic lunch and then continue to the Crater highlands for your evening meal and overnight stay adventure camping in the highlands. Day 4: Spend a full day in the highlands walking with a picnic lunch; evening meal and overnight adventure camping at Makarot base camp in the highlands

Day 5
Drive to the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for a bit of luxury and hot shower. After lunch descend into the Crater for an afternoon game drive. Evening meal and overnight stay Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

Day 6
Morning game drive in the crater with picnic lunch then continue through the conservation area and Olduvai Gorge to the Serengeti National Park. Enjoy an evening meal and overnight stay at the Serengeti Serena.

Day 7
Full day game driving in the Southern Serengeti with a picnic lunch, or relaxing at the lodge and enjoying the pool and views. The choice is yours! Evening meal at the Serengeti Serena

Day 8
Drive to the North/Eastern boundary of the Serengeti with cool drinks and picnic lunch enroute. Arrive at the semi permanent tented camp of Loliondo for your evening meal and overnight stay. Put in place every season, the camp is removed for the rains each year to allow the site to regenerate. The tented accommodation is luxuriously comfortable and spacious with ensuite bathrooms and is, naturally, fully and tastefully furnished.

Day 9
Spend today doing any of the activities on offer at Loliondo Camp, walking, game driving, village visiting and simply relaxing while the Serengeti plains spread out before you. All meals and overnight at Loliondo Camp

Day 10
The permanent camp crew takes great pride in providing a first class service with excellent and varied menus, usually served in the dramatically situated dining tent. The camp is also benefiting the local community (Oloipiri Village) through direct donations, which are made in proportion to client revenue. These payments, which are publicly accountable, have so far brought benefits to the community and area Government and supported the local school. All meals and overnight at Loliondo Camp

Day 11
After breakfast transfer to Lobo Airstrip for regional air scheduled service to Arusha departing 10.30hrs

Southern Circuit Itinerary

Day 1: Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Pick up from the hotel, you will then drive down south to Selous Game Reserve. At 55 000 square km, Selous is the largest protected game reserve in the world. It is named after legendary British hunter-explorer Frederick Courtney Selous, who was killed here during WW1.

Selous boasts Tanzania's largest population of Elephant as well as large numbers of herds of Buffalo, Hippo, Crocodile, Wild Dog, a variety of 440 species of birds, over 2000 variety of plants, hot volcanic springs, lagoons, the great Rufiji River and the diverse landscape makes Selous Game Reserve a World Heritage Site.

Other species commonly seen are Lion, Bushbuck, Impala, Giraffe, Eland, Baboon, Zebra and greater Kudu. Overnight at Msafiri Mobile Camp. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 2: Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Start the day with a walking safari accompanied by an armed game ranger. Thereafter, proceed for a full day drive with packed picnic lunch provided. Overnight at Msafiri Mobile Camp. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 3: Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania
Morning boat safaris along Rufiji River which will be followed by the full day game drive in the reserve with full board accommodation at Msafiri Mobile Camp.

Day 4: Mikumi National Park, Tanzania
Mikumi National Park is Tanzania's third largest National Park and covers an area of 3230 square km. One of the principal features of Mikumi is the Mkata River floodplain, an area of lush vegetation, which particularly attracts Elephants and Buffaloes.

The park is flanked between the Uluguru and Udzungwa Mountains. Open grasslands dominate in the floodplain, eventually merging with the Miombo Woodlands covering the lower hills. Mikumi National Park is home to Buffalos, Giraffes, Elephants, Lions, Zebras, Leopards and is also famous for its Wild Dogs and 6m long Pythons. Overnight at Foxes Safari Camp. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 5: Ruaha, Tanzania
Ruaha is approximately 5hrs drive from Mikumi. This is one of the most scenic routes in southern circuit, villages, hills, mountain, local agricultural projects on the great Ruaha River are some of the attractions on this route. Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 6 & 7: Ruaha National Park, Tanzania
Ruaha National Park is Tanzania's second biggest park and host to a number of animals which are rare or absent in the north. The rare animals include the African Wild Dog, Roan and Sable antelope and the greater Kudu.

The Great Ruaha River provides life to the park, flows through the eastern side of the park and is home to Hippos, Crocodiles and a variety of water birds. You will stay at the Ruaha River Camp. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 8: Mikumi National Park, Tanzania
Breakfast at the camp then depart to Mikumi National Park for overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Camp. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Day 9: Udzungwa Mountain National Parks, Tanzania
Early morning breakfast at the camp then drive to Udzungwa Mountain National Parks for full day walking activities. Overnight at Vuma Hill Tented Camp. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.

Udzungwa Mountains National Park covers an area of 1900 square km and is the newest National Park in Tanzania opened to the public in 1992. The Red Colubus and the Sanje crested Manabrey, Elephants, Buffalos, Leopards, and Sable antelopes are some of the residents in this park.

A good range of birdlife is present which includes Rufous winged Sunbird, Iringa Akalat, Lagden’s bush Shrike and Udzungwa Partridge. Activities include a hike to the Sanje waterfalls or a climb to the top of the Luhombereo, Udzungwa highest peak.

Day 10: Zanzibar
Early morning departure for Dar es Salaam to connect with your flight for Zanzibar or to connect with your flight back home.

Western Circuit Itinerary

Days 1 to 4. Mahale National Park
Travel overland to Mahale National Park and Greystoke Camp, which has to be one of the most beautiful and dramatic locations of any camp in East Africa, sitting on a white sand beach at the base of the Mahale Mountains overlooking the turquoise waters of Lake Tanganyika. Mahale National Park is a mountainous region lush with semi-tropical forest, providing a unique habitat for nine species of primate alone, including 1,000 Chimpanzees, as well as many other mammals. Spend your days here Chimp-tracking, walking and snorkelling.

Days 5 to 7. Kitavi
Fly on to Kitavi for a 3-night stay at Chada Camp which accommodates twelve guests in large walk-in tents. Kitavi probably has a greater concentration of wildlife than any other park in Tanzania with Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Lion, Spotted Hyena and Leopard, as well as Sable, and Roan Antelope all possible sightings. Wildlife-viewing is by 4- wheel drive and on foot.

Days 8. Back to Moshi

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