Wildlife Encounters Safari -6 Days

The Wildlife Encounters safari will expose you to some of the most exotic animals on planet earth

Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$1623 - $2677
Includes internal flights:
No
Length of safari:
6 days
Best months:
January - February, June - December
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Adventure safaris Big five Romantic safaris Romantic Birding safaris Birding
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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The Wildlife Encounters Safari is designed for people whose main interest is wildlife. This safari includes visits to the most popular tourist destinations in Tanzania: The Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. The natural features of climate, vegetation, flora and fauna have barely changed over the past million years. Safari highlights include: One night in Tarangire NP, the park with highest density of elephant in Africa, Two and half days of Serengeti game viewing, and a walking safari along the rim of the magnificent natural masterpiece: The Ngorongoro Crater. It will culminate in a half-mile descent into the Ngorongoro Crater that is 100 square miles and has over 25,000 wildlife species within it that you can see at a relatively close but safe distance.

tinerary Overview
Day 1: Arrival – Arusha City

Day 2: Arusha City – Tarangire NP

Day 3: Tarangire NP – Serengeti NP

Day 4: Serengeti NP

Day 5: Serengeti NP - Ngorongoro

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – fly out

 

Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival – Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha City)
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary. 
Deluxe: African Tulip Hotel (Bed & Breakfast)
Superior: Lake Duluti Serena (Bed & Breakfast)

 

Day 2: Arusha City - Tarangire National Park 
After breakfast, your driver-guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will enjoy the 2 hr (74 mile/120km) leisurely drive southwestwards to Tarangire NP. In this region in Tanzania, Hemmingway often went on big game hunting safaris. After the formation of its national parks in 1970, Tanzania turned the seasonal marshes and the endless savannah that you see today into, once again, profitable hunting grounds. Today however, cameras have thankfully replaced elephant guns. 
The Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North - Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place. The afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching. 
Deluxe: Maramboi Tented Camp (3 Meals)
Superior: Tarangire Safari Lodge (3 Meals)


Day 3: Tarangire NP - Serengeti NP 
After breakfast, you proceed to the endless Serengeti plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands where fertile soils grow crops such as wheat, corn and coffee. The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringitu, means "endless plains". Once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see, you will understand why it is called the ‘endless plains.’ The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest and most well preserved on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation, fauna and flora have barely changed over the past million years. The patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves. 
Deluxe: Kati Kati Tented Camp (3 Meals)
Superior: Serengeti Serena Lodge (3 Meals)

 

Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Before breakfast, you depart for an early morning game drive and return later to the lodge for hot breakfast. After enjoying the leisurely morning, you depart with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Only the Kopjes, bizarre rock formations created by the weathering of granite outcrops, interrupt the Serengeti Plain landscape. This is often where leopards and the other big cats can be found and you will have the opportunity to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. 
One of the greatest natural phenomenon on earth that takes place in the Serengeti is the “Great Migration,” for which the Serengeti is perhaps most famous. The Great Migrations includes more than 2.5 million wildebeest driven by ancient rhythms and natural instincts following water sources in a clockwise rotation traveling 1,800 miles per year. The Serengeti is also the best destination for viewing big cats and other wildlife species. 
After a full day game drive in the Serengeti, we arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and a hot dinner. 
Deluxe: Kati Kati Tented Camp (3 Meals)
Superior: Serengeti Serena Lodge (3 Meals)

 

Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Crater Rim Walk – Karatu/Ngorongoro 
After breakfast, depart with a picnic lunch for your final game drive in Serengeti NP. After lunch, you will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold. 
Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed 30 million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of Africa's most remarkable geological sites. A caldera is a volcano in which water has leached through the soil and rocks below the volcanic cone causing it to drop to the bottom of the former mountain.
You will enjoy getting out of the safari jeep to view this remarkable site while walking safari along the crater rim. Afterwards, you will proceed to Karatu for dinner. 
Deluxe: Ngorongoro Farm House (3 Meals)
Superior: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (3 Meals)

 

Day 6 - Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro International Airport 
After breakfast, you descend by jeep into the Ngorongoro Crater for a half-day of game viewing. The Ngorongoro Crater is a unique ecosystem inhabited by more than 25,000 animals. In the grass steppes and acacia forest, you will find almost every type of animal from the East African savanna. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed close up. This unique ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks.
After lunch, we proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to your next destination or back home. (Breakfast and lunch)

 

WHAT THE PRICE INCLUDES:
• 5-nights accommodation in hotels and other lodgings, as specified in the itinerary
• Meals as specified for each day of the itinerary 
• Transportation by private FWD vehicle, equipped with roof hatches, VHF radio, and GSM contact with our base in Arusha
• The services of a professional safari guide 
• Crater Rim Walk
• Park and Crater entry fees
• Airport transfers upon arrival and departure
• One (1) bottle of pure drinking water per day throughout the safari
• Medical Evacuation Insurance (covering Emergency Ground Flying Doctors).

 

WHAT THE PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• International airfare and other travel costs such as visas and vaccination fees, and additional travel insurance.
• Optional Serengeti balloon safari (USD $539 per person)
• Holiday Supplement
• Any increase in government taxes prior to the start of your trip
• All items of a personal nature (e.g. beverages, laundry, etc.)
• Gratitude for the safari guides (at your discretion)

NOTE: The cost to make any requested itinerary modifications or terminate the safari while in progress will be payable by the passengers concerned.

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

  • *African Tulip Hotel
  • *Lake Duluti Serena
  • * Maramboi Tented Camp
  • * Tarangire Safari Lodge
  • * Kati Kati Tented Camp
  • * Serengeti Serena Lodge
  • * Ngorongoro Farm House
  • * Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

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Animals you will see

Aardvark
Aardvark
African buffalo
African buffalo
African caracal
African caracal
Baboon
Baboon
Bat-eared fox
Bat-eared fox
Rhinoceros
Rhinoceros
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Bird watching
Bird watching
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Hot air balloons
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