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The Unforgettable Lifetime Experience with Tanganyika.

The Wizard of Travel, Create your Own Nat Geo by Travelling with Professional Photographer Charles Mpanda

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $5478 - $5851
Includes internal flights: No
Length of safari: 8 days
Best months: February March
Countries visited: Tanzania Tanzania
Parks visited: Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti, Tarangire
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Cultural
  • Birding
  • Self-drive
The unforgettable “Great African Migration”, where 1,500,000 wildebeests migrate from Southern Serengeti in Tanzania to the Northern Serengeti in Kenya, actually begins in the Southern Serengeti in February every year when these magnificent animals give birth to tens and thousands of calves before beginning their migration. It is during this birthing period that the large predators like lions cheetahs and even hyenas will be most active. Charles Mpanda has put together an itinerary specially for romantics and for nature lovers and for photographers who have a bit of an adventurer in their DNA! for come and shoot this an amazing moment where the survivor of Best taking place. The itinerary we have organized is long enough for the a refreshing adventure and short enough so as not to feel too guilty being away from work and/or your family ;-) If you would like to add other African destinations to our itinerary, for example, Zanzibar in Tanzania or Kenya, please let us know!

Day 1 (11 February 2019):  Valentine’s Day Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO)


“Karibu” and welcome to Tanzania!

On your arrival, you will be met by our professional guides who will take you directly to the Mpingo Tented Lodge in the Tarangire National Park to check-in, to rest and for dinner before the exciting safari drives the following morning.  The drive to Tarangire will take 3 hours and there will be possibilities of seeing animals along the way.

Accommodation:        Mpingo Tented Lodge, Tarangire
Check in at:                 Mpingo Tented Lodge Tarangire
Board Basis:                Full Board – Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 2 (12 February 2020):  Tarangire National Park

After breakfast we take a full day’s safari drive through the Park.  The drive will include a picnic lunch - in an area where there are no lions of course!  We will be back at the Mping by 6:00pm for happy hour cocktails, dinner and for another comfortable night’s rest.


Accommodation:        Mpingo Tented Lodge Board Basis:              

Day 3 (13 February 2020):  Safari Drive to
Tarangire National Park – Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Southern Serengeti (Ndutu Area)


We check out of Mpingo Tented Lodge after an early breakfast, and we drive to Ngorongoro Crater, where we descend into at the crater floor and spend the time game viewing.  Ngorongoro is a huge volcanic Caldera and National Park where there is all the possibility of seeing the “Big Five: Elephants, Lions, Buffalo, Leopards and Rhinoceros.  

We drive out of the crater after 2:00pm and have a picnic lunch.  

After lunch we drive to the Lake Masek Tented Lodge, via the Olduvai Gorge where, in the 1960’s,  some of the earliest human fossils were found by the famed anthropologists Mary and Louis Leakey ( hominids dating back 1,100,000 to 1,750,000 years), as well as by other members of their team including Peter Nzube (who found a female hominid skull dating back 1,800,000 years).


After exploring the Gorge we will drive to the Ndutu in the Southern Serengeti area and spend the next four nights at Lake Masek Tented Camp.


Accommodation:        Lake Masek Tented Camp Southern Serengeti
Check in at:                 Lake Masek Tented Camp

Board Basis:                Full Board – Bed, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for the entire stay

Day 4 (14 February 2020):  Full Day in Southern Serengeti (Ndutu Area)

We will spend the entire day at the renowned Southern Serengeti National Park.


There will be an early morning game drive (the animals are very active in the early mornings) and drive back to the Camp for breakfast. 

After breakfast, there will be the option for another game drive till lunch and after lunch for yet another game drive.  We will of course always be back in the Camp for sundowners and dinner.


The game drive itineraries are flexible and can be adjusted to suit your preference.  Some people enjoy two or even three drives a day - or even just one drive.


This area is the perfect area for photographers because of wildlife action!

Accommodation:        Lake Masek Tented Camp

Day 5 (15 February 2019):  More of the great wildlife of Southern Serengeti!

Full day safari game drive options (one, two or three drives depending on your preference of course).  You can leave before breakfast or after breakfast and be back in the Camp for breakfast and/or lunch and then have an early evening drive with sundowners, or come back for sundowners and dinner.


This area is the perfect area for photographing or just watching lions and cheetah, hopefully as they hunt for prey.   


Accommodation:        Lake Masek Tented Camp

Day 6 (17 February 2020): Another fabulous full day of game viewing at Southern Serengeti!

Once again, your schedule will be a flexible as want it to be although all nature lovers and photographers are encouraged to get on a safari drive as often as possible.  This is raw nature at its best!  But please don’t forget to be back in time for a sunset sundowner ;-)

Accommodation:        Lake Masek Tented Camp


Day 7 (18 February 2020):  Southern Serengeti – Central Serengeti.

After breakfast we will game drive all the way to Central Serengeti where we will stay overnight at the Kubu Kubu Tented lodge.

Accommodation:        Kubu Kubu Tented Todge
Check in at:                 Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
Board Basis:                All inclusive – Bed, Breakfast, Dinner and Breakfast


Day 8 (19 February 2020): Drive from Central Serengeti for flight to Arusha

After an early breakfast, you will be taken on a game drive enroute to the Seronera Airstrip for your flight to Arusha Airport.

Upon arrival in Arusha you will be picked up by our driver for transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) to fly home.  Should you wish to spend an extra night in Arusha to unwind, please let us know and we will make the reservations for you.  We know that you will come home with wonderful memories of vast, wild Africa and with memory cards full of great photos!


The departure time from Central Serengeti on the last day will depend on what are your flight departure time

The safari vehicles are all Toyota Land Cruisers or Land Rovers with 360 degree view.  Every Client will have one window seat and will be provided with refrigerated mineral water and juices.


Cost Summary:

Quotation includes -

Professional local organizer

Government Taxes and Hotel/Lodges levy

National Park Concession fee Ngorongoro Crater Services fee

  1. All items specified in the service description above
  2. All Park fees and Ngorongoro Conservation Area fees
  3. Professional English speaking Guide in each safari vehicle
  4. At the Lodges and Camps, the inclusive services are breakfast, lunch (or picnic lunch if you prefer to game drive throughout the day) and dinner.  House wine, beer, coffee, tea and sodas are also included.  
  5. 4x4 Land Cruiser / Land Rover with Top Up roof on Safari
  6. One liter of mineral water per person, coffee and sodas on Safari


Quotation excludes -


  1. All costs associated with obtaining any necessary passports, visas and permits
  2. All costs associated with obtaining any necessary immunization, inoculation and medication (Yellow fever and anti-malaria prophylaxis may be recommended so please consult your personal physician).
  3. Any and all meals outside of the Camps and Lodges, items of a personal nature and services not specified above.


Pricing -

The above quotation pricing is valid for a maximum of 192 hours however all pricing is subject to change without notice and availability at time of confirmation of reservation which will only be effected upon receipt of deposit.


Price:               The price is USD 5851.00 per person for twin safari vehicle sharing
                        The price is USD 5478.00 per person for triple safari vehicle sharing*


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

  • Mpingo Ridged Tarangire
  • Lake Masek - Ndutu Southern Serengeti
  • Kubukukubu Tented Lodge Central Serengeti

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