The “Circle of Life” 7 Day Safari
Duration:* 7 Days, 6 Nights
It is ideal for Adventurers would like to see all the best parts of the Northern Safari Circuit of Tanzania. Highlights include Lake Manyara National Park, Ndutu, the World Famous Serengeti National Park and the UNESCO Heritage site of the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world.
DAY 1: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport ➡ Arusha
Karibu and Welcome to Tanzania. We hope you are as excited to begin your Adventure as we are to having you. Your ANDA representative will be waiting for you with a sign at the airport with the flight details you have provided. You will be given a short trip briefing so you know what to expect on our way to your accommodation of choice.
KIA ➡ Arusha
Travel distance: 45 km
Travel time: 1 hour
Overnight: Mvuli Hotel
DAY 2: Arusha ➡ Tarangire National Park
Tarangire is famously known for its largest concentration of Elephants, Baobab trees and the magnificent scenery. The 6th largest park in Tanzania, Tarangire is an excellent introduction to your safari with over 550 bird species and herds of elephants teaming over its dry river bed for underground streams. Your game drive will last until around 5:00 pm then we continue to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
Travel distance: 150 km
Travel time: 2.75 hours
Overnight: Destination 3 degrees
DAY 3: Mto Wa Mbu bike ➡ Ndutu
Included: Biking in Mto Wa Mbu/Lake Manyara
This area gives you a beautiful opportunity to experience a variety of different activities. With another local ANDA guide from the area, you have the option of either Canoeing, Biking or Hiking in the Lake Manyara/Mto Wa Mbu region. Here you will get the chance to see local villages, learn about rice, corn and banana plantations, the livelihood of the people, visit a market and even have traditional food and local brew. You will learn about a multitude of things and see a different side to Tanzania.
Travel Distance: 145 km
Travel Time: 3+ hours
Overnight: Destination 3 degrees
DAY 4-6: Serengeti National Park
Serengeti was voted the #1 Safari destination in the world for a reason! Its majestic and awe inspiring beauty is definitely something one should experience in their lifetime. You will be blessed with panoramic views, amazing wildlife and spectacular photos! Serengeti is also the last natural grazing ecosystem in the world and home to The Great Wildebeest Migration, said to be the “greatest wildlife show on Earth”. The Serengeti is said to have over 3 million large mammals and nearly 500 species of birds. It should give you plenty of opportunities to see the “Big 5” in one day (Lion, Rhino, Elephant, Leopard and African Buffalo)!
Travel Distance: 200 km
Travel Time: 6+ hours
Included: Oldupai Gorge
The area is famous due to its close proximity to Oldupai Gorge, where fossilized footprints have been found dating back over 3 million years. It’s an amazing area to visit from December to March, when there are huge numbers of wildebeest and zebras that give birth to their young during calving season.
Overnight: Serengeti Wildland Camp
DAY 7: Serengeti National ParkNgorongoro Conservation Area
The UNESCO Heritage site of Ngorongoro Crater is actually the largest unbroken caldera in the world and boasts the most diverse group of animals anywhere. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sqkms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breathtaking natural wonder and also known as the “cradle of humankind”.
Travel distance: 160 km
Travel time: 4+ hours
Make sure that your camera is ready as you descend to the crater floor. Enjoy the splendor of the magnificent views as it’s a great time for wildlife viewing and sunrise photos. Here you have the opportunity to see lions, leopards, cheetahs, Rhinos and a host of other game species. After a wonderful picnic lunch, we ascend the crater and then towards our next destination, Karatu.
DAY 8: Karatu ➡ Arusha ➡ JRO
After breakfast you would pass by Masai boma to experience a variety of different activities and learn their culture
END OF SAFARI
On this day, your ANDA African Adventure will come to an end. We will take you to your final destination for your on-going flight and journey.
We hope you’ve enjoyed your ANDA Adventure Package. We welcome any questions, concerns, comments and feedback on how we can better serve you ☺ Positive reviews on Trip Advisor and likes on Facebook are always appreciated! We hope you enjoy your complimentary gift, which comes from our flagship NGO – TAFCOM – supporting sustainable community development initiatives in Tanzania.
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- Airport Drop off and Pick up.
- Private Land Cruiser 4x 4WD (open roof), unlimited kilometres, fuel
- Personal Professional ANDA Wildlife Guide
- Hot Air Balloon Ride
- Biking in Mto wa Mbu
- All meals - Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
- All tours will be given in English (feel free to teach your guide your native language ☺)
- All National Park Entrance, Vehicle, Transit, Conservation, Forest fees
- All Government taxes and levies including 18% VAT.
- 1.5 Litres of mineral water per person per day
- Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary
- Community Development Fund
- Conservation Fund
- TAFCOM Thank You present
PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Gratuities to lodge staff, cook, driver and guides. If we do a great job, it is customary to tip your guide and cook. Please let us know if your ANDA adventure was less than excellent.
- International airfare, Airport departure taxes, and visa fees
- Travel insurance. We always recommend our guests to have travel insurance when on an adventure.
We’ve chosen some of our favorite Mid-range accommodations that are a combination of lodges as well as gorgeous tented camps. Regardless of price point, all options are comfortable, safe and based on our stay or visits to them, great reviews, quality of service and location. All are full board with Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided (unless otherwise stipulated). We create personalized and tailor make itineraries and can provide quotes with different budgets in mind from something more Cheap and Cheerful all the way to more Luxurious options.