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4 Day Lodge Safari

On this 4-day lodge safari you will see elephant herds in Tarangire National Park, enjoy the diversified landscapes of Lake Manyara National Park and lastly visit the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Tarangire Baobab tree

Highlights

Day 1-4 | Tanzania

  • Tarangire National Park – Game drive
  • African Rift Valley – Viewpoint
  • Ngorongoro Crater – Game drive
  • Lake Manyara National Park – Game drive

Facts

Scheduled safari: Tanzania Secrets
Tourcode: ET04TASLOD
From: Arusha
To: Arusha
Min. number to guarantee tour: 2
Max number of participants:
7 per vehicle (window seat guaranteed)
Departure day: every Friday
Price: from 1,210 USD
Single Supplement: from 0 USD
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Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park

In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel and after a short briefing, you will travel in a south-westerly direction to the Tarangire National Park, best-known for its elephant herds. The park has a diversity of landscapes and animals range from swarms of yellow breasted lovebirds to buffaloes, giraffes and warthogs. Predators include lions, leopards and hyenas, while wild dogs are very rare. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and travel to the Lake Burunge Tented Camp, where you will spend the night.
Lunch; Dinner

Day 2 Tarangire Area – Lake Manyara National Park – Karatu

After breakfast you leave the Tarangire Area and via the town of Mto wa Mbu, you make your way to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park stretches along the 600 m high Rift Valley Escarpment and is dominated by the shallow and alkaline Lake Manyara which attracts thousands of birds, including huge flocks of flamingos. Other animals in the park include buffaloes, elephants, hippos and Masai giraffes as well as troops of boisterous baboons and monkeys in the forests. The park once became famous for tree climbing lions and if you are lucky to spot them you will be amused by the site of these animals lounging on branches in the acacia trees. After extensive game viewing, you will leave the park in the afternoon to continue your journey to Karatu, where you will spend the night at the Endoro Lodge.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 3 Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu

After an early breakfast you will make your way into the crater on a steep and narrow road. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah dotted with the occasional acacia tree. The wildlife here is absolutely breath-taking and if you are lucky you might spot the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The crater is also home to warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, hyenas and many more. After a morning full of game viewing and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater in the afternoon and head back to Karatu, where you will spend another night at the Endoro Lodge.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Day 4 Karatu – Arusha

After a leisurely breakfast you will leave the Endoro Lodge and make your way back to Arusha, where you will arrive around noon. You will be dropped off at a hotel of your choice or at the airport.
Breakfast; Lunch

Items included:

  • Lodge safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari

Items excluded:

  • Flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance
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  • The size of the group varies between 2 and 7 people per vehicle with travellers coming from near and far.
  • Officially there is no age limit but due to the many hours that are spent in the vehicle, we don’t recommend this trip for children under the age of 6 years. However, if parents can confidently say that their children are comfortable in travelling long distances, they are of course welcome. However, parents are responsible for their children at all times.
  • You will stay in hotels, safari lodges or permanent tented camps (with en-suite bathrooms). Safari lodges are solid buildings, whereas tented camps are permanently set-up, walk-in safari style tents that offer the same service as hotels and lodges.
  • We only use specially converted 4×4 safari vehicles (i.e. Toyota Landcruiser) that are able to take on the harsh Tanzanian road conditions. Each guest will enjoy a window seat and during game drives the roof will open, ensuring unspoilt views.
  • Meals are included as stated in the itinerary and mineral water is also supplied during the safari. All other drinks such as soft drinks and alcoholic beverages are excluded and need to be settled by yourself.
  • You will dine at the respective accommodations. For breakfast, a buffet is usually set up, whereas a three course menu is typically served for dinner. Lunch is mostly enjoyed en-route in form of pre-packed lunch (lunch-box) consisting of sandwiches, boiled eggs and fruits or grilled chicken thighs.
  • Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or food allergies and we will do our outmost to cater for them (only possible with advanced notification).
  • Upon booking you will receive a detailed packing list that will assist you in deciding what to bring.
  • Yes there are and due to the fact that space in the vehicle is limited, luggage is restricted to 15 kg in a soft bag or rucksack. In addition thereto, guests are allowed one small piece of hand luggage. Please refrain from bringing bulky suitcases as this can cause problems when storing the luggage. Furthermore, please do not forget to read up on your airlines respective luggage policy.
  • Yes you should bring along some cash for extras like drinks, snacks, souvenirs and tips.
  • Please make sure that your USD bills that have been printed after 2004 as any earlier dated bills will not be accepted.
  • Tipping after a safari is customary and we recommend 15-20 USD per day per group for the guide.
  • Although most nationalities can obtain a visa upon arrival in Tanzania, it is the sole responsibility of every traveller to be in possession of all required documents. We therefore strongly suggest that you contact your respective embassy for the latest visa regulations.
  • Officially no vaccinations are required but seeing that Tanzania is located in a yellow fever region, we suggest getting a yellow fever vaccination for your own piece of mind.
  • Despite the fact that Tanzania does not require you to be vaccinated against Tetanus, Diphtheria, Polio or Hepatitis A&B, we would strongly advise to have those shots up to date.
  • Malaria is also a concern and we therefore recommend that some precautionary measures are taken. For more detailed information on prophylaxes and the effects and possible side effects, please contact your doctor or travel clinic.
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