Simply the Best - 7 days lodge safari

Simply the Best - 7 days - private lodge safari

 

Small group, lodge safari with all nights accomodated in permanent tented camps or lodges

Group Size Minimum: 2

 

Places of Interest

 

Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater

 

 

Departure Dates 2017

 

2 October 2017

13 November 2017

(+ upon request)

 

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania

 

You will be collected from the airport and transferred to your lodge on the outskirts of Arusha. Depending on your arrival time, you will have an opportunity to explore the lodge grounds, go for a dip in the swimming pool or partake in any of the offered additional activities available.

 

Accommodation: Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar

 

Meals:

Dinner: At Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar

 

 

Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Manyara

 

Our tour sets off after breakfast, with the first stop being the town of Arusha for some last minute purchases, before we head off on an exciting safari experience… We will travel towards Tarangire National Park, where we stop for lunch and afterwards, our first game drive of the safari. Tarangire National Park is well known for its huge elephant population and baobab trees. It forms the centre of the annual migratory cycle that includes up to 3000 elephant, 25,000 wildebeest and 30,000 zebra.

 

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

 

Meals:

Breakfast: At Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar

Lunch: Picnic Lunch from Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge or similar

Dinner: At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

 

 

Day 3: Manyara National Park, Tanzania

 

We head towards Lake Manyara National Park for an early morning game drive. The spectacular national park is located at the north-western corner of Lake Manyara, a shallow soda lake, which lies at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. Manyara NP is not only known for its large flocks of flamingos, but also for the elusive tree climbing lions.

 

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

 

Meals:

Breakfast: At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Lunch: Picnic Lunch from Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Dinner: At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

 

 

Day 4: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

 

After breakfast we drive up the Rift Valley escarpment towards the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. A spectacular drive up the crater wall leads us to the magnificent wildlife sanctuary, where we spend several hours exploring the floor of the crater. After lunch we depart from the crater and head for the Serengeti National Park, game driving along the way.

 

Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

 

Meals:

Breakfast: At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Lunch: Picnic Lunch from Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Dinner: At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

 

 

Day 5: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

 

An early start sees us heading out after breakfast for a game drive in the magnificent Serengeti National Park. With a picnic lunch provided, we will go ahead with game drives throughout the afternoon in the endless plains spotting many animals and truly realizing just why this National Park is so famous. In the late afternoon we drive back to the lodge for an overnight.

 

Accommodation: Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

 

Meals:

Breakfast: At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

Lunch: Picnic Lunch from Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Dinner: At Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar

 

 

Day 6: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater – Lake Manyara

 

Today we retrace our steps with a morning game drive through the Serengeti followed by Picnic Lunch, before we continue our game drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. En-route we visit Olduvai Gorge museum.

 

Accommodation: Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

 

Meals:

Breakfast: At Kati Kati Tented Camp

Lunch: Picnic Lunch from Kati Kati Tented Camp

Dinner: At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

 

 

Day 7: Lake Manyara – Arusha

 

After breakfast we explore the colourful town of Mto-wa-Mbu for some last minute pictures and curio shopping. Afterwards we head to Arusha where the tour will end. We hope to welcome you again on one of our African adventures!

 

Meals:

Breakfast: At Rift Valley Photographic Lodge or similar

Lunch: Lunch Pack from Rift Valley Photographic or similar

 

End of Tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-departure Information

 

 

Departure:

 

The Simply the Best Safari departs from the Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge in Arusha. When arriving in Arusha on day one, you will be picked up from the airport and transferred to your lodge. Should you arrive prior to day one, pre-tour accommodation can be arranged and you will be picked up from your hotel on the morning of day.

 

In the evening of the first day of your safari, there will be a pre-departure meeting presented by your guide at your accommodation. It is imperative that all clients attend this meeting so as not to miss out on any critical information.

 

Whilst it is our every intention to adhere to the above mentioned itinerary, there may on occasion be a necessity to make alterations in order to make the tour more enjoyable or practical. Therefore please treat the itinerary as a guide only.

 

Transport:

 

Magufwa Safaris & Tours uses fully equipped Toyota LandCruiser 4x4 safari vehicles. The vehicles have pop-up roofs to facilitate the best game viewing and there is power on board to charge your phone and/or camera while on the road.

 

Travelling Times and Distances:

 

All travelling times are affected by road conditions, border crossings, detours and weather conditions, therefore on certain days travelling times may be longer than anticipated especially where there is a lot of distance to be covered. Please keep in mind that the time it takes to travel 100 km in your home country is not equivalent to the time it takes to travel 100 km on African roads, therefore we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery Africa has to offer. Where possible additional stops will be made to ensure your travelling comfort at all times.

 

Accommodation:

 

For this accommodated safari, we make use of mid-range lodge accommodation. Your accommodation is situated either in National Parks, on the banks of a river, or in other places of interest. The accommodation will be a mix of lodges, chalets and permanent tented chalets with en-suite facilities. Some properties are equipped with swimming pools and/or bar areas.

 

Spending money:

 

Clients are advised to bring enough money to cover the purchase of curios, tips for the guide and additional entertainment. US Dollars and Tanzanian Shilling are the most practical and convenient currencies.

 

Meals:

 

Breakfast and dinner will be prepared by the lodge where you are staying. They will also prepare lunch or a lunch pack depending on the itinerary for the day. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements in advance.

 

First Aid:

 

Our guides are trained in basic first aid and the vehicle is equipped with a medical aid kit. Preventative Malaria medication should be taken before the trip and throughout its duration and it is advisable to consult a doctor prior to departure. Yellow Fever vaccinations are compulsory – please contact your Travel Clinic before departure.

 

Luggage:

 

Maximum baggage allowance: 12 kg. Magufwa Safaris & Tours stipulates this luggage allowance, as an overloaded vehicle is a danger to both the clients and the guide. This does not include photographic equipment and a small daypack. Please bring soft-sided luggage (e.g. a backpack or soft barrel bag), not a suitcase. Don't bring too much clothing, as there are washing opportunities along the way. Please adhere to the allowance specified as space for luggage is limited.

 

Insurance:

 

It is compulsory for all travellers to have insurance covering their personal requirements, medical expenses and personal possessions. This is to be arranged before leaving your home country. Magufwa Safaris & Tours has comprehensive public liability insurance.

 

Packing:

 

Shorts

Track suit

Walking shoes

Light trousers/jeans

Swimming costume

Sandals

T-shirts

Sun hat

Windbreaker

Warm clothes (May – August)

Long-sleeved shirts

Torch

Mosquito protection

UV protection

Camera

Spare batteries

 

Visas:

 

The onus is on the client to organize all visas required to visit Tanzania, prior to departure.

 

 

 

 

Phone: +255 (0) 766 269 661 / +255 (0)688 325 061

Email: info@magufwa-safari.com

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