10 Days Luxury Lodge Safari & 3 Days Donkey Supported Hike

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

Day 0:

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Pick up by Adventure Makers Tanzania, Tonight we overnight in a mid range hotel/lodge Ilboru Safari Lodge D

Day 1:

Drive to Tarangire National Park famous for its Baobab trees and large herds of Elephants. game drive until dusk. Overnight Tarangire Safari Lodge OR Sopa Lodge BLD

Day 2:

Lake Manyara National Park lies between the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley and the Soda Lake from which the park gets it name. Famous for its tree climbing lions. We spend a full day here. Overnight tonight is just outside the park in Mto Wa Mbu (Mosquito Creek). Kirurumu tented camp OR Ol-Mesera Tented Lodge BLD

Day 3:

Serengeti National Park is our destination today,

We shall pass through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on our way to the entrance at Nabbi Gate and make our way across the short grass plains to our lodge in the heart of the Serengeti not far from the Seronera river, and arrive in time to set up our tents and enjoy our evening meal to the sounds of the African night. Overnight Serengeti Sopa Lodge BLD

Day 4:

Serengeti National Park – A full days game driving, in this the most famous of all animal sanctuary’s • However we too shall take a tip from the wildlife and take a break from the midday heat and return to our camp to take lunch and to relax. • After lunch game driving until dusk, when we return to lodge in the midst of the African wildlife. Serengeti Sopa Lodge • Option of a Serengeti Balloon Safaris BLD

Day 5:

Serengeti National Park at dawn we take full advantage of our last morning in Serengeti • heading for Nabbi Gate once again we take the opportunity to look at some of the spectacular rock formations called “Kopjes” (Inselbergen). • En-route we stop at Oldupai Gorge to visit the ‘Cradle Of Mankind’, • after which we continue to our lodge on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater (2,300m). It can sometime be a little chilly! Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge BLD

Day 6:

Ngorongoro crater is a world heritage, site we spend the maximum of six hours allowed game driving in this the worlds largest caldera (collapsed volcano). • We camp tonight just outside the Conservation Area in Karatu village ( Kudu Lodge ). BLD

Day 7:

Early morning drive to Ngorongoro – start of Embakai – Lake Natron hike. • This is a hike of 3 days accompanied by a Massai (English speaking guide) and our cook supported only by donkeys to carry camp. Passing through breathtaking scenery and smaller craters.

Drive to the start of the hike area the village of “Bulati” between Empakai crater & Lolmalasin mountains, here you will meet your guide. (BUSH CAMP) BLD

Day 8:

Hike down into the Empakai crater • and then start your way down the Great Rift valley escarpment to camp just past the Massai village of Nayobi, • spectacluar views of Lake Natron and Ol Doinyo Lengai spread out before you from this very special camp. BLD (BUSH CAMP)

Day 9:

Hike down into the valley at the base of the Swala escarpment where you will be met by our vehicle and • taken to the camp Halisi tented camp at the Engareso river at Lake Natron • Visit to the hidden waterfalls camp. • – rest and

• midnight climb the active volcano Ol Doinyo Lengai start at middnight BLD

Days 10:

And descend around lunch.

Drive to Arusha and overnight Ilboru safari lodge • On our way back to Arusha we will have sample time to stop an buy some of the Makonde carving for which Tanzania is so famous. Also for those who wish a chance to stop at Mesarani Snake Park, to see the snakes that are normally difficult to see in the wild due to their natural shyness. BLD

NB: STEEP CLIMB, ONE SHOULD BE REASONABLY FIT AND NOT WORRIED ABOUT HEIGHTS.

Day 11:

Departure Day: Airport transfer B

OPTION OF BUSH WALK TARANGIRE CIRCA 2 HOURS $99 PP

OPTION OF BUSH WALK TARANGIRE CIRCA 2 HOURS $60 PP

OPTION OF SERENGETI BALLOON SAFARI $600 PP

Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for those returning home. For those taking one of our Zanzibar or Mount Kilimanjaro / Mount Meru extensions, collection/transfer as described in tour description.

Experiences:
Attractions
Art and History
Farmers Market
Landmarks
Nightlife
Outdoor Activities
Shopping
Workshops
Other
Languages spoken: English, Italian,French,Spanish,Germany
Recommended gear: Warm clothes,Boots,Touch
Included in price: Airport transfers Kilimanjaro – arrival & departure / all park fees / ranger fees / 4×4 Transport / English speaking driver-guide/ full board =breakfast+lunch+dinner & hotel accommodation days as shown above subject to availability. Flying doctors service
Not Included in price: All things of a personal nature ie: alcohol / tips-gratuities/laundry, Souvenirs / airport tax’es/Sleeping bags
Cancellations : 1 Cancellation by you: 5.1.1 If you decide to cancel your holiday you must notify us as soon as possible. Any notification by telephone must also be confirmed in writing or by e-mail within 24 hours and is effective from the day we are notified, provided that written confirmation is received by us within 24 hours of the original notification. 5.1.2 Cancellation charges are based on the tour price and applied at the following rates: Cancellation received more than 30 days prior to tour start date, loss of 50% of deposit. Cancellation received less than 30 days prior to tour start date, loss of 50% of total cost. Cancellation received less than 15 days prior to tour start date, loss of 100% of total cost. 5.1.3 No refund will be given for gorilla permits, independent of the cancellation date. 5.1.4 Refunds will not be given for unused services, the late arrival or absence of clients. 5.1.5 We accept no liability for any loss or damage arising from cancellations. 5.2 Cancellation by Adventure Makers Tanzania: 5.2.1 We reserve the right to cancel your holiday and charge cancellation fees (as defined above) should you fail to pay the balance when due. 5.2.2 Adventure Makers Tanzania reserves the right to cancel your tour up to 60 days before start date. After this we will not cancel your tour unless it is for a reason outside our control. In such circumstances we will offer you the choice of an alternative holiday if available, or full refund. If We have to cancel your holiday we will offer you: a) Arrangements of a similar nature, standard and price, if available. b) Arrangements of a lower standard, whereby the difference in price will be refunded. c) More expensive arrangements, whereby the difference in price will be paid by you. d) A full refund. 5.2.3 Adventure Makers Tanzania accepts no liability for any loss or damage arising from cancellations.
Availability : all year round