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Dahlia Africa 8-day luxury Tanzania wildlife safari holiday

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Day 1:  Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

You’ll be met by their ground handling team at Kilimanjaro International Airport then transferred your delightful accommodation. 

Overnight: Gran Melia Arusha.

Day 2Arusha to Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from hotel lobby and drive you to Tarangire National Park. The elephant sanctuary, giant baobab trees, bush savannah and seasonal marshes adds to the wonder of this nature reserve. This National Park is considered to be one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are occasionally seen but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will drive to your accommodation inside the park for dinner and overnight stay.

Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Day 3: Tarangire to Ngorongoro Crater

Rise and shine! After breakfast you’ll travel to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater floor for a full day game drive. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and drive to the crater rim for dinner and overnight stay.

 Overnight: Melia Arusha

Day 4: Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park

After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Overnight: Melia Serengeti. 

Days 5 & 6:  Serengeti National Park Two Full Days

These two days are dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. Your guide will take you to the best spots to observe the wildlife. Elephants, buffaloes, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, topi, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles and many more can be seen in this large national park. Especially in the Seronera Valley, you will be able to experience fantastic game viewing all year round. The Serengeti is home to the largest animal migration on the planet.

Optional: Serengeti Balloon

Prepare for a 4:00 am wakeup call so that you can fully enjoy your sunrise hot air balloon safari. You’ll have an incredible safari from the sky over the Serengeti National Park, with enchanting scenery and uninterrupted views. An extraordinary adventure awaits. Special arrangements are made for you to depart before the break of dawn. This will give you the rare chance to experience the awakening of the surrounding wildlife and a wonderful sunrise. With amazing opportunities for stunning photographic moments, this miraculous glide over the Serengeti ecosystem allows you to absorb the magnitude of the size of the park. Planned take-off is at dawn – 6am. The flight depends primarily on the weather and the wind, therefore it varies from day to day, but generally it is an hour’s flight. When you land, Dahlia’s ground team will escort you to your breakfast area where you will commemorate this special event with a hearty breakfast amidst the wild ambiance of nature.

Overnight: Melia Serengeti. 

Day 7:  Serengeti to Karatu

After breakfast, you will check out, board your safari vehicle and drive out of Serengeti National Park through Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the township of Karatu where you will have lunch followed by rest and overnight.

Overnight: Accacia Farm House Lodge. 

Day 8: Mto wa Mbu cultural Activities (3hours) then to the Arusha Airport for departure

After breakfast, you will drive outside the park to the local village of Mto Wa Mbu to experience local culture on a 3-hour tour.  You will visit a Maasai village to see the best Maasai traditions, local institutions (schools, church…) a local bar and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village. After the tour you will be driven to  Arusha then to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home.

INCLUDED

  • Safari according to the itinerary
  • 4×4 Safari Jeep – 7seater
  • Service of Professional English speaking guide
  • All-inclusive accommodations
  • Meals according to the itinerary in Full Board Basis
  • Mineral water on safari
  • All mentioned activities
  • All national park fees and Entry Fees
  • Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
  • Accommodation before Safari
  • Airport Transfers

NOT INCLUDED


  • International flights
  • Optional activities
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  •  Tips to Driver/Guide ($15 – 20/group/Day)
  • Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel Health insurance
  • Serengeti Balloon safari ($599/person)
  • Canoeing at Lake Momella ($150/person)
  • Night Game drive at Lake Manyara ($100/person)

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