4 Days Mid-Range Safari

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This Mid-range safari will take you on a game drive through Tarangire national park, Serengeti national park to Ngorongoro crater.

The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to February. The northern circuit parks can be visited all year-round. Tarangire is the only exception since its wildlife viewing is considerably better in the Dry season as well.

Wildlife viewing in Serengeti National Park is good throughout the year, but certain areas are better at specific times. The Dry season (from late June to October) offers the best wildlife viewing in general – with the wildebeest migration as its absolute highlight. The timing of the migration varies every year (the best chance of seeing it is during June and July) while the wildebeest calving is from late January to February.

Departure & Return Location

  • (JRO) Kilimanjaro International Airport

Departure Time

  • 3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Professional and experienced English speaking safari guide
  • Park entrance fee
  • New 4×4 Toyota land cruiser with a pop up roof
  • Entrance Fees
  • Food as per itinerary
  • Water for drinking
  • Government Taxes
  • Transfer to airport

Price Excludes

  • Tip
  • Visa to Tanzania
  • Any Private Expenses

What to Expect

Great game drives for a diversity of wildlife in the national parks, historical sites and Ngorongoro conservation area.

  • The Olduvai Gorge where the anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa.
  • The great migration of the wildebeests and Zebras. This is where you will witness the wildebeest’s migration crossing River Mara as seen on TV in the Discovery Channel. The Migration normally passes through this area from Late May to early July, the herds do cross the Grumeti River.
  • The stunning Mara River filled with Hippos and Crocodiles, cuts through this land and hosts of the greatest spectacles nature to offer.
  • Ngorongoro Crater on world Heritage site holding a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of crater with its 2000ft, high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species.
  • The East African rift valley along the Gregory rift, that offers a spectacular viewing of the escarpment.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania and transfer to the hotel

Arrive in Tanzania via Kilimanjaro International airport (JRO) Kilele Climb staff will pick you up and transfer to Arusha town where you will spend the first night at Ambureni coffee lodge in Arusha. (www.ambureni.com)

Accommodation

Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch& Dinner at Ambureni coffee lodge

The African Tulip is an elegant and charming Luxury Boutique Hotel located along Serengeti Road right in the heart of Arusha. A warm and friendly welcome awaits guests who want to experience the best of Tanzanian hospitality.

The hotel has been designed with safari travelers, business persons, families, honeymooners, elite and leisure travelers in mind. It has amenities of convenience whilst offering a high standard of luxury.

Day 2: Tarangire national park game drive

After breakfast the driver guide will drive from the hotel to Tarangire National Park, 4 hours drive from Arusha to Tarangire is the third largest National park and sanctuary for and usually has large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are interested of the park; dwarf the animals that feed beneath them.

Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, and up to six thousand Elephant.

Half day game drives in the park

Accommodation

Maramboi Tented Camp

Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Maramboi Tented Camp.

Maramboi Tented Camp offers permanent camp facilities and endless vistas of rolling golden grasslands and palm lined desert between Tarangire and Manyara Lake.

A visit to the area is essential for anyone interested in evolution and the origins of Mankind and an explanation of the Rift Valley and Africa’s big picture.

Day 3: Tarangire – Serengeti Game Drive

After breakfast begin a safari towards Serengeti National Park. A picnic Lunch will be provided.

On your way to Serengeti will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where the anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originate in Africa.

After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and proceed with a game drive and overnight at

Accommodation: Serengeti Katikati Tented Camps

Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at  Serengeti Katikati Tented Camps.

Serengeti Central Camp as the name suggests, is situated in the central part of Serengeti Seronera. This is a very scenic area with open plains, and lined up with hills.

The resident game here is phenomenal, with high densities of relaxed leopards, cheetah and lion.
The migration passes through here in April/May, but Seronera is within reach of both the Southern Plains and the Western Corridor – so from about November to June, it can be used as a base to see the migration.

Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning game drive to see nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Continue with game-drive in Crater.

Accommodation: Rhino lodge

The lodge is situated at an altitude of 2,200 metres, a few  metres back from the rim of the Crater.

What it loses in terms of outlook over the Crater, it more than makes up for with its views of untouched high montane forest with Mount Oldeani (3,200 metres) dominating the background, and Mount Makarot in the distance (3130 metres).

Stretching across 8,300 square km of dense forest, vast grasslands, and a multitude of stunning craters and lakes, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is home to the famous Ngorongoro Crater.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you will descent into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with picnic lunch) within Ngorongoro Crater on world Heritage site holding a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. As only very few of those migrate in and out of crater with its 2000 ft, high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. The crater is also home of the rare black rhino almost extinct in Tanzania. With a bit of luck, you will see the “Big Five” during the game drive overnight at Ambureni coffee lodge.

Accommodation: Bed & Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner at Ambureni coffee lodge

Set 100 m from Karibu Africa Safaris Booking and Workshop, Ambureni Coffee Lodge offers accommodation with a balcony, as well as a garden. Complimentary WiFi is provided.

A patio with mountain views is offered in every unit.

Day 6: Departure Day

After breakfast transfer back to the airport for you flight.

4 DAYS MID-RANGE SAFARI
Group Size Price per person
2 people $1,965
3 people $1,900
4 people $1,770
5 people $1,600
6 people $1,500