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Wildlife Wanderings - Mid Range Option

Highlights  An incredible balance of wildlife, landscapes and culture in a com-pact itinerary for best use of time, all year round  Spend time with the Maasai—traditional pastoralists of North-ern Tanzania  The Serengeti—home to the Great Wildebeest Migration  A comfortable mix of accommo-dations  Visit Oldupai Gorge— a view of the archaeological sites (and visit the museum) where early human tools and fossils have been found

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $2660 - $3680
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Camping
This is by far our most popular itinerary - a perfect balance of wildlife, landscapes and a little bit of cultural to share. This safari explores the best of the Tanzanian northern safari circuit from the Great Rift Valley parks, to the ancient caldera of Ngorongoro and the endless plains of the Serengeti.

DAY 1     ARUSHA
Meet at arrival point and transfer to your lodge for pre-safari briefing.
RIVERTREES COUNTRY INN (Dinner)
 

DAY 2     ARUSHA-LAKE MANYARA
We transfer into Lake Manyara for morning game drive and lunch, a classic safari pic-nic, and enjoy our final glimpse of the great wilds of the Northern Tanzania. Lake Man-yara offers an insight into the Great Rift Valley system and the adaptation of many herd animals and magnificent birdlife. We continue Esilalei Maasai Village to explore the area and our school project. In the late afternoon, we zig zag our way up the Rift Valley Escarpment and onto the crater highlands for overnight.
PLANTATION LODGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 3     LAKE MANYARA-NGORONGORO
Short drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is collapsed volca-no - an incredible natural amphitheatre, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Early morning descent into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. Tonight we are staying on the crater rim, it is quite common for zebra, buffalo and even elephant to be grazing right outside the lodge.
NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 4     NGORONGORO-SERENGETI
We depart after breakfast to the endless plains of the Serengeti. Upon entering the Serengeti, we are able to game drive all the way to our special camp area. The camp is mobile, following the migration patterns and therefore locations vary throughout the year from northern Serengeti to far southern plains at Ndutu.
NASIKIA MOBILE CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5     SERENGETI
We enjoy further exploration of the endless plains. The habitats are natural and we can game drive with a picnic lunch to explore further afield. There are resident cats and herd animals for us to observe.
NASIKIA MOBILE CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6     SERENGETI
We take part in an early morning game drive before returning for lunch and resting. In the afternoon, we set off to see the nocturnal animals beginning their night’s work. It is also a perfect location to partake in the breath-taking Serengeti Balloon Safari (optional).
NASIKIA MOBILE CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7     SERENGETI-TARANGIRE
We transfer out of the Serengeti, passing through Oldupai Gorge. We enjoy lunch and a view of the archaeological sites (and visit the museum) where early human tools and fos-sils have been found. We set off in the direction of Tarangire National Park and arrive to our camp for sunset. This camp provides us with a classic bush experience that ensures intimacy.
TARANGIRE NDOVU CAMP or MARAMBOI TENTED CAMP (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)


DAY 8     TARANGIRE-ARUSHA-BEYOND
Early morning game driving in Tarangire National Park; this park is famed for its massive elephant herds, true sense of wilderness and backdrop of baobabs. This is true Africa and the perfect way to end our adventures. You are then transferred to Arusha and your de-parture point or lodge (Breakfast, Lunch)

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Nasikia Tanzania Portfolio
  • Tanganyika Wilderness Camps
  • Plantation Lodge
  • Sopa Lodges
  • Rivertrees Country Inn
Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp
Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp by Maasai Wanderings
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The Road Ahead by Maasai Wanderings
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View from the descent road into Ngorongoro Crater by Maasai Wanderings
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The stealthy leopard by Maasai Wanderings
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