Tanzania Classic

Tanzania Classic

A stunning seven days of wildlife wonders starts in Arusha and takes in the ‘classic’ destinations of Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Lion and cheetah, elephants and buffalo, as well as fascinating birdlife, all in incredible environments, provide the highlights. Sharing your safari vehicle – and your wonderful experiences – with other six travellers, your accommodation on this amazing ‘Comfort’ category trip will be in comfortable safari lodges and tented camps.

Styles – Comfort

Travelers will be staying in small lodges and tented camps, bathroom facilities are ensuite, this option is perfect balance of quality and price. Comfort accommodations are handpicked to ensure the best quality.

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7 Days / 6 Nights (1 night in Arusha, 5 nights on Safari)

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Small Group Tours

Kilimanjaro International Airport, Tanzania

13:00 hours on day 1

Kilimanjaro International Airport , Tanzania

17:30 hours (Read Departure Instructions)

Physical Rating:

Leisurely Category: 2/5. Our safaris with this grading are suitable for those people with even 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, though visitors will spend some significant time in vehicles on the sometimes rough roads of Tanzania – the so-called ‘African Massage.’

Trip Overview

A whole week of classic wildlife-viewing starts in Arusha, Tanzania’s ‘safari capital.’ This ‘Tanzania Classic’ lets the visitor enjoy extra time at Serengeti, the world’s most famous protected area. But our first stop is at Tarangire, a scenically diverse national park. The Tarangire River attracts all sorts of animals and birdlife to the park: enjoy sightings of elephant, lion, buffalo, cheetah and many more.

Small but rich in wildlife, Lake Manyara is our next destination, in the Great Rift Valley. Here, as well as the renowned populations of flamingos and pelicans, you have the chance to find out about the fascinating everyday lives of villagers. The ‘endless plains’ of the Serengeti are the venue for next two days’ game drives, giving you time to see and learn in depth about the habits of the animal species from our expert and passionate driver-guides – a truly enriching experience!

Lion, hyena and jackal are among the many crater-dwellers at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, our next destination. The unique circular crater, with a crater rim 7,500 feet above sea level, is also home to hippo, rhino and buffalo – and many more.

Trip Highlight

  • Tarangire’s diverse geological landscapes, plentiful birdlife and wildlife.
  • Understanding the typical daily lives of the human inhabitants at Lake Manyara, by touring in Mto wa Mbu village. Witness the unusual tree-climbing lions!
  • The ‘endless plains’ of Serengeti, a stunning landscape and surely the world’s most celebrated national park with an incomparable range of predators and their intended prey: see leopard and cheetah, antelope and zebra.
  • Ngorongoro’s awe – inspiring crater, a collapsed volcano some 12 miles across, with its incredible year-round display of wildlife. A truly inspiring setting which plays host to lion and elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo as well as many other species and endless birdlife.

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1 – KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO ARUSHA

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

DAY 2 – ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Today we set out early, collecting you from your Arusha hotel and heading south to stunning Tarangire National Park. We arrive at your lodge by noon, in time for a pleasant lunch. Your afternoon game-drive will reveal all the wonders of Tarangire, a National Park often referred to as the ‘Elephant Playground’. Herds of up to 300 of these mighty mammals are sometimes seen in the park.

Serengeti may be better known, but Tarangire in the dry season easily rivals it for animal densities. As well as the herds of elephant Tarangire is home to buffalo, lion, wildebeest, zebra and gazelle while gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx are ‘local specialties’. Lake Burungi’s marshy shores are the lure for these mammals and the waters attract many beautiful bird species, too. Look out for giant kingfishers, hoopoes and the delightfully-named white-bellied go-away bird. Tarangire is noted for its splendid baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia woodland. At the end of an inspiring afternoon amongst the wildlife, we retire to the comfort of the lodge for an evening meal and some rest.

Accommodation: Sangaiwe Tented Lodge (up to May 2019) / Tarangire Tortilis Camp (from June 2019 onwards)
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 2 hours, 120 km from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

DAY 3 – TARANGIRE TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

After our breakfast at the lodge, we leave Tarangire early and enjoy a short, pleasant morning drive to Lake Manyara. 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, 115 km from Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

DAY 4 – LAKE MANYARA TO 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 5 – 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 comfort of 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, expereince 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 6 – SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR

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
Full Board – Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner
Journey time and Distance: 3.5 hours, 145 km from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Tour

DAY 7 – NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR TO 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

Departure Instructions:

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.

Find below cost of post night Accommodation at African Tulip Hotel on Bed & Breakfast in Arusha
Single Room: $143 per person / per night
Double Room: $107 per person / per night
Triple Room: $90 per person / per night
* Post night Accommodation does not include in Trip Cost

Package Includes:

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 Hotel on Half Board (Dinner, Breakfast)
2nd night – Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)
3rd night – Serengeti Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)
4th night – Serengeti Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)
5th night – Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp on Full Board (Dinner, Breakfast, picnic lunch box)
6th night – Tarangire Tortilis Camp on 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
Game drive in Tarangire National Park
Walking Safari: Experience Nature by Foot
Walk for 2 Hours with Armed Ranger inside Lake Manyara National Park
Park Entrance Fee:
Park fee for Lake Manyara National Park
Park fee for Serengeti National Park
Park fee for Ngorongoro Crater
Park fee for Tarangire National Park

Taxes:
18 % VAT (Value Added Tax)

Package Excludes:

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.

Find below cost of post night Accommodation at African Tulip Hotel on Bed & Breakfast in Arusha
Single Room: $143 per person / per night
Double Room: $107 per person / per night
Triple Room: $90 per person / per night

International & Domestic flights:
The trip costs Excludes flights from your home town to Tanzania and from Tanzania back to your hometown
and within Tanzania region.
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
Tips for Driver Guide:
Tipping are highly recommended on safari and it all depends on how satisfied you are. As a company we recommend USD 25 for your guide per day / per vehicle, but it also depends on your budget.
Tips for the Lodge/Camp Staff:
Tipping are highly recommended and for the camp staff we recommend that you leave the tips on the tip box which is then shared amongst all the staff at the hotel. Recommended as per your budget.

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

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