NCA 9 – Game Drive & Walking Safari – 9 Days Safari

Northern Circuit Adventure TanzaniaDay 1: Arrival: You will meet and greet with one of our office representatives at Kilimanjaro or Arusha Airport or from the shuttle bus shuttle terminal and he will drive to the Lodge/Hotel where your safari start and stays with bed & breakfast.

tarangireDay 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park:
We will pick you from the Lodge/Lodge at 9:00am and then we drive to Tarangire National Park for game viewing. The Park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge/Tented Camp/Hotel/Campsite.

Loxodonta Africana

Day 3: Lake Manyara National. Park:
After your breakfast, and then we drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This impressive National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s Western escarpment. The Park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of Elephants; Manyara is famous for a Tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Late afternoon we drive to Ngorongoro Crater Rim stays for dinner and overnight at the Tented Camp/Lodge/Campsite.

Crater Ngorongoro

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Tour :
Our day we starts very early in the morning equipped with a picnic lunch we descend 2000 ft. down to the Crater floor by our 4×4 wheel drive vehicle for game viewing. Let’s explore this Garden of Eden. Ngorongoro is a huge and deep volcanic Crater. There’s rich pasture, swamps, forest and permanent water on the Crater floor that’s why wildlife here is so diverse and numerous. There are up to 25.000 larger animals living here. It’d the best opportunity to see black Rhino and many other rare species like the black-manned lion. We will have a fantastic day and you will see wildlife at its best. Late afternoon we drive back to the Lodge/Tented Camp/Hotel/Campsite stays for dinner and overnight.

Empakai

Day 5: Olmoti and Empakai Crater:
After the breakfast we depart to Olmoti Crater for a half day walk. Often we meet Maasai on the way to the water falls at the Crater. In the afternoon we proceed to our base Camp at Empakai Crater (Special Campsite). Experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the Lake you will reach springs, where you frequently see lots of wildlife. In the Lake there are many flamingo’s. Overnight at the special Campsite at Empakai.

Day 6: Empakai Crater to Lake Natron:
Today we start walking from Empakai to Lake Natron. We descend the outer hills of the Great Rift Valley; we walk through the open plains of the Embulbul depression, passing through Naiyobi village. We have also the great opportunity to meet the local Maasai. Ol Doinyo Lengai and Mount Meru are seen along the way. Donkeys carry our luggage. Afterward, we proceed to the Acacia Campsite stays for dinner and overnight at the special Campsite.

Oldonyo Lengai

Day 7: Walking to Oldonyo Lengai:
Today we walk to Oldonyo Lengai, the single active volcano Mountain in Tanzania this means (the holy Mountain of the Maasai). The trail will lead us down into the Rift Valley escarpment, and most of the parts are quite steep. After 5-6 hours of walking we reach the foot of the inspiring Mountain. Here you can decide if you want to Camp at the Chini Ya Mlima Campsite, or you want to proceed to the Ngarasero Campsite, which is much more comfortable (showers!) and less hot. We can also pick you up by our car at the Mountain, and drive back to the Ngarasero Tented Campsite.

waterfalls

Day 8: Lake Natron to Arusha:
Today you’ll experience the culture and traditions of the local Maasai at Lake Natron. Your local guide will show you the Maasai Boma and explain the way on how Maasai live also you may decide to go to the waterfalls; after a short visit in the Maasai Boma and waterfalls we will drive back to Arusha via Engaruka Excampments and we will drop at your Lodge/Hotel at your own cost. End of tour.

Day 9: Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport:
On your request we can arrange the transfers to the Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport  and catch your flight back home or to the next destination.

Note: The last night Hotel/Lodge accommodation can be arranged with an additional cost!

Price Includes:
All Park entry fees – All Park Camping fees
Pick up from the Airport
Masai guide with Donkeys
Transport 4×4 Toyota Land Cruiser with pop up roof with driver cum guide
Overnight at the Hotels/Lodge/Tented Camps/Campsites according to the program
Chef/Meals as per the above itinerary
Complimentary bottled of drinking water 1.5 litter per person per day during on safari
1 night free Hotel accommodation on your arrival in Arusha with bed & breakfast
Tents/Sleeping mats/Sleeping bags/Chairs/Table/Pillow.

Price not includes:
International flights & Domestic flight
Climbing gears if you wants to climb the Mount Ol doinyo Lengai at Lake Natron
Fees for passport, visas, immunizations and insurance
Tips for staff such as driver cum guides/chef/porter
Expenses of personal nature (like souvenirs)

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