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6days Tanzania safari tours and holidays.

6days Tanzania safari tours and holidays Tanzania is known for its vast wilderness areas especially from December to April enjoying the calving season. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game such as elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Offshore lie the tropical islands of Zanzibar, with Arabic influences, and Mafia, with a marine park home to whale sharks and coral reefs. Besides, from July to October you may witness the spectacle of the wildebeest river crossing, where more than a million animals attempt to cross the Mara River while evading the resident crocodiles.

Highlights

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park is another captivating wildlife conservation area in Tanzania, known for its unique landscapes, diverse wildlife, and impressive baobab trees. Situated in the northern part of the country, it’s a popular destination for safari enthusiasts and offers a different experience compared to other parks in the region. Here’s some key information about Tarangire National Park:

  • Landscape and Baobab Trees:
  • Tarangire is characterized by its diverse landscapes, which include open grasslands, acacia woodlands, swamps, and the iconic baobab trees. These massive trees create striking silhouettes against the horizon and provide shade for wildlife.
  • Wildlife:
  • While Tarangire may not have the same volume of large predators as some other parks, it is known for its high density of elephants. During the dry season (June to October), large herds of elephants gather around the Tarangire River, making it a great place to see these majestic creatures up close. Other animals commonly seen in the park include giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, impalas, buffaloes, and various antelope species.
  • Birdlife:
  • Tarangire National Park is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 550 bird species recorded. You can spot various birds of prey, vibrant bee-eaters, and other avian species in different habitats throughout the park.
  • Lesser-Known Wildlife:
  • While predators like lions and leopards are present, Tarangire is also home to less common species like fringe-eared oryx and greater kudu. These unique animals add to the park’s biodiversity.
  • Tarangire River:
  • The Tarangire River is a lifeline for the park’s wildlife, especially during the dry season when water sources are scarce. Animals congregate around the river to drink and cool off, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing.
  • Scenic Views:
  • The landscapes in Tarangire National Park are picturesque, with rolling hills, expansive grasslands, and the distinct baobab trees creating a backdrop for memorable safari experiences.

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is a compact yet ecologically diverse national park located in northern Tanzania. It’s a relatively small park but offers a wide range of landscapes, wildlife, and birdlife. Here’s an overview of what you can expect to experience in Lake Manyara National Park:

  • Lake Manyara:
  • The park is named after Lake Manyara, a shallow soda lake that stretches along its eastern border. The lake is known for its vibrant pink flamingos, which flock to its shores in large numbers. The lake’s alkaline waters support a variety of bird species and provide a scenic backdrop for wildlife viewing.
  • Wildlife:
  • Despite its size, Lake Manyara National Park is home to diverse wildlife. The park is known for its tree-climbing lions, which are a unique sight as they lounge in acacia trees. Other animals that can be spotted in the park include elephants, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, hippos, impalas, and various monkey species.
  • Birdlife:
  • Lake Manyara is a paradise for birdwatchers, with over 400 bird species recorded. Along with the flamingos, you can see pelicans, storks, herons, and a wide range of other waterbirds. The park’s varied habitats also attract numerous other bird species, including raptors, forest birds, and more.
  • Ecological Diversity:
  • The park’s landscapes range from open savannah to acacia woodlands and groundwater forests. The diversity of habitats supports a variety of animal species, making it possible to encounter different wildlife as you explore the park.
  • Hot Springs:
  • Lake Manyara National Park is also known for its hot springs, which are found in a section of the park known as Maji Moto. These springs are a result of the volcanic activity in the region.

The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania

One of the most famous and iconic wildlife conservation areas in the world. It is known for its vast savannah landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the annual Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores move in search of water and greener pastures. Here’s a glimpse of the incredible wildlife you can encounter in the Serengeti:

  • Big Five:
  • The Serengeti is home to all members of the “Big Five” — lions, elephants, buffaloes, leopards, and rhinoceros. These animals are some of the most sought-after sightings on safari, and the Serengeti provides excellent opportunities to see them in their natural habitat.
  • Great Migration:
  • The Great Migration is one of the most spectacular wildlife events on Earth. Each year, over a million wildebeest, accompanied by hundreds of thousands of zebras and other ungulates, make a circular journey between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of food and water. The migration is a dramatic display of nature’s cycles and survival instincts.

The Ngorongoro Crater

A natural wonder and one of the most iconic and unique features of the African continent. It is located in northern Tanzania, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Due to its stunning beauty and incredible biodiversity. Here’s some key information about the Ngorongoro Crater:

  • Geological Formation:
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is actually a large volcanic caldera, formed millions of years ago. By the collapse of a massive volcano. The caldera floor covers an area of about 260 square kilometers (100 square miles), and its walls rise steeply to heights of up to 600 meters (2,000 feet).
  • Wildlife:
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural haven for wildlife. Often referred to as a “natural zoo.” The diverse ecosystems within the crater support a wide range of animals. Including lions, elephants, buffaloes, rhinos, leopards, cheetahs, hippos, and various antelope species. The concentration of animals in the relatively small area of the crater. Makes it a prime location for wildlife viewing and photography.
  • Big Five:
  • The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few places in Africa. Where you can find all members of the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) within a relatively small area.

 

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania

Our professional driver guide will pick you and you will straightaway be driven to the Arusha and then briefed on your upcoming safari. Finally enjoy a restful night before beginning your adventure the next day.

Main destination Tanzania

 Accommodation Option:

luxury lodge;  Arusha Coffee Lodge

Mid range; Arusha Crown Hotel

Budget hotel; Natron Palace Hotel

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch & dinner

Water & fruits throughout

 Day 2: Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After having break first in your hotel, you will then be picked up by your driver guide and shortly depart for Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is one of the largest parks in Tanzania and is mainly located in the Manyara region.

Furthermore, Tanzania safari tours characterized by the large herds of elephants and tree climbing lions that call it home. As well as the fascinating baobab trees that are renowned for their mythical powers by some of the local cultures. Lastly, the Tarangire River flows through the park year round and is the only source of water for the animals during the dry season.

Main destination Tarangire National Park

Accommodation Option:

Luxury lodge; Tarangire Treetops

Mid range; Tarangire Simba Lodge

Budget; Baobab Tented Camp

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch & dinner

Water ad fruits throughout

Day 3: Transfer to Serengeti National Park

Firstly, after break first you will depart for Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch in hand. You will also enjoy a game drive en route. The Serengeti is evidently famed for its incredible wildlife, stunning views and the annual migration for instance over 1.5 million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands of zebras.

Secondly, in this frenzied bout of territorial conquests and mating, witness an actual survival of the fittest as these animals plunge through crocodile-infested waters.

Main destination Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Option:

luxury lodge; Four Seasons Safari Lodge

midrange lodge; Asilia Dunia Camp

budget lodge; Usanja Camp

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 4: Full day game drive in the park

After your morning break first, you will set off on a full day game drive in the wilderness following the Great Migration trails. Meanwhile, our experienced driver tour guide will provide you with interesting facts about this highly renowned event thus making Tanzania the top safari destination in Africa.

Serengeti, a UNESCO world heritage site, is certainly home to around 200,000 zebras, and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle, which join in the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Then listen to the exotic sounds of over six million hooves pounding the open plains. Lastly have dinner and overnights at your lodge.

Main destination Serengeti National Park

Accommodation Option:

 luxury; Four Seasons Safari Lodge.

Mid range; Asilia Dunia Camp.

Budget; Usanja Camp

Day 5: Transfer from Serengeti to Ngoro Ngoro Crater

After break first, you will then head towards the Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area for a game drive. This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site located west of Arusha in the crater highlands of Tanzania. However, the area is named after the Ngoro Ngoro Crater, the world’s largest caldera.

The stunning landscape of Ngoro Ngoro, with its vast expanses of highland plains and concentration of wildlife, animals makes this place especially one of the most exotic natural wonders on earth.

Main destination Ngoro Ngoro Crater Conservation Area

Accommodation Option:

 luxury lodge; Neptune Ngoro Ngoro

Midrange Lodge; Ngoro Ngoro Crater

Budget; Simba A Camps

Meals plan;

Break first, lunch and dinner

Water and fruits throughout

Day 6: Lake Manyara National Park and transfer to Arusha

After break first, continuously proceed drive to Lake Manyara National Park in order to view Lake Ernest which Hemingway claimed as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The park not only offers a compact game viewing circuit but also is one of the most diverse reserves in the country.

Furthermore, 6days Tanzania safari tours the lake itself covers two-thirds of the park and the Great Rift Valley provides a stunning backdrop. Over 400 types of birds can be found in the Manyara, for example thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants, and storks. Lastly in the afternoon you will head back to Arusha, where you will be dropped off at your hotel or the airport. Thus, end of our 6days Tanzania safari tours.

Main destination Arusha (City)

Accommodation option: No accommodation(end of tour)

Meals plan;

Break first(lunch and dinner not included)

Water and fruits throughout

Tour Includes:

  • Park fees
  • All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  • All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Roundtrip airport transfer
  • All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  • Drinking water on all days

Tour Excludes:

  • International flights (from/to home)
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
  • Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp. per day)
  • Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  • Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • Alcohol drinks
  • Enjoy your Tanzania Safari Tours & Holidays

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