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6 Days Tanzania Wildlife Encounters

A fascinating six-day adventure beginning in Arusha, Tanzania’s ‘safari capital,’ with Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro providing the highlights... Accommodation is in comfortable safari lodges and our English-speaking driver-guides will share with you their in-depth knowledge of the animals and their surroundings.

Tour Duration

6 days, 5 nights


1 night in Arusha


1 night in Manyara


2 nights in Serengeti


1 night in Ngorongoro


Area to Visit

Parks & Conservation


Lake Manyara National Park


Serengeti National Park


Ngorongoro Conservation Area


Tour Style

Accommodation on this tour is in our Comfort category,


With one night’s hotel accommodation in Arusha and other nights spent out in our relaxing, atmospheric camp


Our Comfort level accommodations are carefully selected by Easy Travel to provide the the perfect balance between
price and quality, and all offer private, en-suite facilities.

Physical Rating

Leisurely. Our safaris with the Leisurely rating are perfectly suitable for people with an average level of fitness


Assuming that you already have that level, no physical preparation is necessary in advance of one of these trips, and no strenuous exercise is expected on them


All visitors will spend some significant time in our comfortable vehicles on the rather rough roads of Tanzania

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Day to Day Program
DAY 1
Arrival Day and Welcome to Tanzania
DAY 2
Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
DAY 3
Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park
DAY 4
Serengeti National Park
DAY 5
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro
DAY 6
Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport
Departure Instructions
Trip Includes
Trip Excludes
Disclaimer - Important!
Payment Policy




DAY 1
Arrival Day and Welcome to Tanzania

Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced driver guides, ready to greet and escort you to Arusha and your chosen hotel. He will introduce you to this wonderful city and country.!

After your long flight, you will be pleased to discover that Arusha – the undisputed ‘safari capital’ of East Africa- is perched at 1400 meters above sea level, keeping the temperatures and humidity relatively low. All around this important city are some of Tanzania’s greatest delights. Mount Meru towers above Arusha, while even distant Kilimanjaro can be seen on a clear day. Arusha provides the ideal starting-point for safari-lovers, within reach of Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.

The city even has its own natural attraction, Arusha National Park, close by. Named after the Wa-arusha residents of the town, this busy agricultural, administrative and tourist centre is the perfect place to relax after a long journey… and before you set off on safari, the holiday of a lifetime. Welcome to Arusha and welcome to Tanzania!

Accommodation
African Tulip Hotel

Meal Plan
Dinner at your Hotel

Journey time and Distance:
1 hour, 55 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha

DAY 2
Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Today, your safari really begins as we start early from your Arusha hotel for our pleasant drive westwards to Lake Manyara National Park. First of all, we enjoy this morning with an introduction to northern Tanzanian culture, taking a visit to fascinating Mto wa Mbu village. Incredibly, this ‘village’ is actually home to over eighteen thousand inhabitants, drawn from 120 different tribes. Today is a superb opportunity to find out about their everyday lives, visiting their farms, huts, artisan shops and the local market, with your expert driver-guide taking good care of you and sharing his detailed knowledge of tribal culture.

We enjoy lunch in the village, before exploring the stunning landscape of the park, looking for wildlife on the plains, in the acacia woodlands and by the shores of the shallow alkaline lake. Lake Manyara is rightly famous for its tree-climbing lions, but they’re far from the only highlight: by the end of an exhilarating afternoon, you could easily have spotted elephant, hippo, wildebeest, buffalo and giraffe, plus many other species. Pink-hued flamingos, one of 400 bird species recorded here, provide a splash of colour. At the end of the afternoon, it’s back to your camp for some relaxation and a delicious dinner.

Accommodation
Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp

Meal Plan
Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner.

Journey time and Distance:
2 hours, 130 km from Arusha to Lake Manyara National park

DAY 3
Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, we collect our lunch boxes and leave Lake Manyara National Park. Our journey takes us west and north, our exciting destination being a name familiar to everyone – the Serengeti! Along the way, the sheer scale of the territory and the raw beauty of the landscapes reveal themselves and your driver-guide will help you to spot animals and birds. This is just a preview of things to come, for the Serengeti is home to what is possibly the world’s greatest gathering of wildlife.
After enjoying a picnic lunch, you’ll be eager to pursue some more great wildlife-spotting opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the grasslands, savannahs, woods and mountain scenery, which creature will show itself next? These ‘endless plains’ are home to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo and crocodile… the adventure has truly begun. At the end of the afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated, it’s back to your chosen accommodation for dinner and to talk about the many fantastic experiences you’ve had today.

Accommodation
Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Meal Plan
Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner.

Journey time and Distance:
4.5 hours, 205 km from Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

DAY 4
Serengeti National Park

Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. After breakfast, we start today with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park, marvelling at the stunning scenery, ever changing light and always entertaining wildlife, all explained to you by your expert driver-guide.

After our picnic lunch, we set off again, searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’ and Nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule, so we may find lion or leopard, elephant and zebra, cheetah and antelope at any time on our drives. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the camp for dinner and some much needed rest.

Note: For those who have booked the Balloon Safari for today, you will be picked up from the camp at 05.00 hours for a 06.00 hours departure. If you wish to book balloon safari, please let us know in advance, The price is $545 per person. After your 60 – 90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, experience bush breakfast and champagne, thereafter your driver guide will pick you up for your full-day game drive.

Accommodation
Serengeti Tortilis Camp

Meal Plan
Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner.

DAY 5
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro

The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start, heading off on our morning game-drive. Later, the adventure will continue when we travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon.

It’s almost impossible to spend too much time in Serengeti and with more than 1.6 million herbivores – plus thousands of predators – there’s always something new and interesting to see. The changing seasons and natural light simply add to the diversity. This morning your driver-guide will help you spot some more of the many species at Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats.

After a pleasant picnic lunch, it’s time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania’s wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, settle in at the camp while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you. Tomorrow, the wonders of the crater await us.

Accommodation
Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp

Meal Plan
Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner.

Journey time and Distance:
3.5 hours, 145 km from Serengeti to Ngorongoro

DAY 6
Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport

Today may be ‘departure day’, but there will be plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle, before your thoughts turn to home. Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world and your early morning game drive shows you why.

First, there’s the volcanic caldera (the world’s largest), full of grassland, forest and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Here you’ll find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons… even the rare black rhino finds shelter here.

Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious co-habitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania and your driver guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you.

After your early morning game drive, we have our picnic lunch in the crater before we return to the airport for your flight home. You will drive for 5 hours from Ngorongoro Crater floor to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Read Departure Instructions below

Meal plan
Breakfast and Picnic lunch box
Journey time and Distance:
5 hours, 245 km from Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Airport
Please note that the 6 Days Tanzania Wildlife Encounters: Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 17.30 hours. Your departure can only take place today if you have pre-booked a domestic flight which leaves from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 19.40 hours or after, or an international flight which leaves at 21.00 hours or after. Otherwise, you will need to book an extra night’s accommodation (not included in the tour price) and take a flight the following day.


Note: after your exhilarating time on safari, you may want to extend your Tanzanian holiday with time on Zanzibar’s wonderful beaches. Please contact us for details.

Easy Travel Trip Safety:
AMREF Flying Doctor Insurance. A Flying doctor Insurance to Air transfer you before dark from nearest airstrip to hospital during Emergency

Easy Travel – Transport:
4X4 Custom built – Toyota Landcruiser
  • Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks. Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag. Wi-Fi on board during safari, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones

Easy Travel – Trip Crew:
Professional English-Speaking Driver guide. A Friendly, Experienced and Passionate Driver Guide expert at a wide variety of skills: Flora and Fauna, Tanzania’s cultural and natural history

Easy Travel Treat:
A Special Safari Hamper
  • Soft drinks, Coffee/tea and Water during game drives
  • A bottle of Wine

Arrival and Departure Transfer:
TO/FROM Kilimanjaro International or Arusha Airport
  • One arrival Transfer
  • One departure Transfer

Accommodation:
1 night in Arusha, 5 nights on Safari

1st night - African Tulip
Half Board ( Dinner, Breakfast )

2nd night - Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp
Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)

3rd night - Serengeti Tortilis Camp
Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)

4rd night - Serengeti Tortilis Camp
Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)

5th night - Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp
Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)

Photographic Safari:
Experience Wildlife with Easy Travel 4X4 Safari Vehicle
  • Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park
  • Game drive in Serengeti National Park
  • Game drive in Ngorongoro Crater

Park Entrance Fee:
  • Park fee for Lake Manyara National Park
  • Park fee for Serengeti National Park
  • Park fee for Ngorongoro Crater

Taxes:
18 % VAT (Value Added Tax)

Tipping:
Tipping is of course discretionary, but is an expected part of the way in which business is done in Tanzania. It counts as an expression of gratitude to those who – hopefully – have made your experience an unforgettable one and enables you to directly reward those people. Our passengers come from all around the world, with different cultural attitudes to tipping, but a tip is of great significance here in Tanzania and will be hugely appreciated by the recipient. We know that the act of giving of a tip can be a bit awkward and we would suggest that the best way to remove this ‘awkwardness’ is for each couple to put their tip anonymously into an envelope and for the envelopes to be presented by the couple to the staff member. As a guideline, you should consider tipping at the following levels:

Driver guide: $25 US per day, per couple.
For hotels/lodges/tented camps, please do not tip individual staff members, but instead use the ‘Tip Box’, which you should find at the reception of your accommodation. For guidance, you should consider tipping between $5-7 US per day, per guest, at each accommodation.

Balloon Safari:
Experience 60 – 90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, followed by bush breakfast and champagne.

Any Changes done by you:
The trip excludes changes done by you during safari or before safari which deviates from the original program

Post Night Accommodation in Arusha:
This Tour ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 17:30hrs, you can only depart on this day if you have booked a Domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 19:40hrs and onwards or an International Flight which departs at 21:00hrs and onwards. Otherwise, you will need to book a post night Accommodation if you are departing with any earlier flight. Please contact us for details.

Visa:
The trip costs Excludes all visa costs including arrival visas and transit visas

Medical Insurance:
The trip cost Excludes Medical Insurance which is mandatory

Travel Insurance:
The trip cost Excludes Travel Insurance which is mandatory

Laundry Service:
If you require to launder your clothes while on your safari, then you will need to pay an amount that the accommodation charges as per their rate sheet.

Drinks at the lodges/camps:
All kinds of soft drinks and hard drinks at the lodges/camps are not included

Drones:
The government of Tanzania does not allow anyone to bring Drone in the Country.

Trip Duration
Please note that all our itineraries begin at Kilimanjaro International Airport, with an overnight hotel stay in Arusha included in the price. This means that where an itinerary is entitled, for example, ‘6 Days Tanzania Wildlife Encounters’ then the arrival day and Arusha overnight stay will count as Day 1. This is simply because our visitors come from all over the world and the flights can arrive at any time of day. If you are already in Arusha prior to the start of the safari and do not need the Arusha overnight stay that we provide, please inform your Easy Travel tour consultant and we will remove the cost of the Arusha hotel from the tour price.



Options To ‘Fly In/Fly Out’
This itinerary is based on transportation by vehicle. Our reliable, comfortable 4 x 4 vehicles will pick you up at the airport at the start of your safari and take you back to the airport at the end. Our Tanzanian roads are very rough in places and distances between the national parks are not insignificant. On this safari, there may be the option to reduce the time spent in your vehicle, by flying to your first safari destination at the start of your safari, or by flying back at the end of your safari, or both. These options of taking an internal flight or flights do attract an extra cost. If this is of interest to you, please ask your Easy Travel tour consultant at the time of booking your safari and they will be happy to advise you

Back Pain
All visitors will spend some significant time in our comfortable vehicles on the rather rough roads of Tanzania. Anyone who is liable to back pain may experience severe discomfort and should satisfy themselves as to the suitability of a safari (and take medical advice if appropriate) before booking.

Visitors With Limited Mobility
Please note that our itineraries are not suitable for those with limited mobility or who are physically disabled. Our vehicles are not capable of being adapted to accommodate those people, unfortunately.

Wildlife Spotting
Please note that we cannot guarantee the sighting of any particular animal or bird during our safaris. In our itinerary descriptions, we make reference to many of the animals you may see, but these references are for illustrative purposes only. For example, your driver-guide will do all he can to find you a black rhino if you are visiting Ngorongoro, but such animals are rare. While no sightings of any particular animal can be guaranteed, a quick read of our visitor reviews on Tripadvisor will show you what incredible wildlife experiences our visitors enjoy. And remember: the more days you book, the more wildlife encounters you will have.

Types of Safari: Non-Migration Safaris
All of our safaris are designed to give visitors the best possible wildlife-spotting opportunities. Please note that those wishing to observe The Great Migration should book one of our Migration Safaris. Booking on any of our other safari itineraries will give you some wonderful experiences, but will not provide you with any opportunities to see The Great Migration.

Serengeti National Park: Programme Changes
Our aim is always to keep you safe and to give you the best experiences. We will only make changes to your chosen itinerary for one of those two reasons. Bear in mind that as accommodation is pre-booked, your itinerary will not change substantially. However, where visitors are spending multiple days in Serengeti National Park, the driver-guide may change the itinerary from day-to-day, according to conditions, travelling time and what is happening in the park. So, where – for example - the itinerary description indicates that you will go to the Visitor Centre on Day 4, your driver-guide may decide to visit it on Day 5 instead. If he does make a programme change, he will have a good reason for it and he will inform you.

A word about our lunches
We know that a day’s safari can make you hungry and we ensure that we always provide you with a balanced and nutritious lunch that will leave you satisfied. Generally, we provide you with either a picnic lunchbox or a hamper lunch. You can read more about these here. On any particular day, we wish to remain flexible: after all, there may be times when the last thing you want to do is interrupt your wildlife-watching simply to watch your driver-guide set up a picnic table. On such occasions, it may be preferable to eat a lunchbox at the designated picnic sites, to ensure that you don’t miss any excitement! We will try to offer you something different each day, working with the hotels, camps and lodges to ensure that your midday meals are a pleasurable experience. Bon appetit!

To reserve this tour, a payment of 20% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 80% can be made on arrival in Tanzania, prior to the departure of your tour.

Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee, or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.

The final payment can be made either by Credit Card, again with the addition of a 3.5% bank charge, or in cash in US Dollars (US Dollar Bills should not be older than year 2009).
Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation of a holiday must be made in writing and is effective from the date we receive the written notification. Cancellation charges are expressed at a percentage of quoted price as follows –

Period Cancellation Charge
From time of confirmation up to 15 days prior to arrival 0% 0%
From 14 days to 01 day 20% 20%
From the start of the Tour 100% 100%
If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges from your insurance company. Notwithstanding the above, if we have issued your domestic airline tickets and you choose at any time to cancel them then the cancelling for Domestic Tickets will be 100% .


*The above Payment and Cancellation policy is specifically for 6 Days Tanzania Wildlife Encounters and it does not apply to other tours.

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