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10 Day Tanzania Senior Citizens Safaris

10 Day Tanzania Senior Citizens Safaris

10 DAY TOUR OVERVIEWOur 10-day Tanzania safaris, tours, travel and trekking packages, which specifically include 3 nights in Serengeti National Park, have been designed to offer you more time in the Serengeti to witness the wildebeest migration. You will experience the excitement of game viewing in some of the most spectacular national wildlife game parks in Tanzania.This unforgettable Tanzanian safari journey will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. The tour will further take you to the Serengeti National Park, into the heart of wild Africa, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where every day brings a new landscape and a new adventure. You will visit the Tarangire National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of many elephant, zebra, eland, and wildebeest and plenty of predators.Day 0: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha

Distance: 43km

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport our teams will great and pick you and transfer to Arusha city to your allocated accommodation as requested for dinner and overnight. You will get chance for briefing and introduction about your safari.

  • Hours:43 Minutes
  • Meals: Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel-Luxury Accommodation :Green Mountain Hotel-Semi Luxury Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 1:Arusha to Lake Manyara

Distance: 130 km

Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours

After breakfast to your hotel the tour will depart to Lake Manyara. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions (rare), as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:6
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serena Safari Lodge-Luxury Accommodation :Flamingo Safari Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Fanaca Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti Plains

Distance: 205 km

Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours

After breakfast you head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. You head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:6
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation :Mbugani Tented Camp-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 3: Serengeti Plains

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

 After breakfast You will have full day game drive with lunch at the lodge. You will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! Dinner and overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:10
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation :Mbugani Tented Camp-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 4: Serengeti Plains

After breakfast you enjoy a full day game drive with lunch at the lodge, along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s center not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed center, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The center also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the center in the shade of the giant acacia trees. Dinner and overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:10
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation :Mbugani Tented Camp-Semi Luxury Accommodation :Serengeti Seronera Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 5:Serengeti Plains to Ngorongoro Crater

 Distance: 145 km

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours

After breakfast at the lodge the tour will depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:6
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge-Luxury Accommodation: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation : Ngorongoro Simba Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu

After breakfast you descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. Evening head back to Karatu for Dinner and Overnight. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:8
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge-Luxury Accommodation: Flamingo Safari Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation: Fanaca Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  •  Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 7: Karatu to Manyara Maasai Boma to Arusha.

Distance: 27km
Non – game viewing time: 25 Minutes

After breakfast to your Hotel the tour will depart to Manyara Maasai Boma. This is one of our most popular Culture tours in the Maasai tribe, which is based around a traditional Maasai Boma (dwelling). This tour is led by Maasai local guide and you will be told about tribal customs and the methods in which they build their dwellings. The village you visit still preserve the traditional Maasai way of life and you will be enthralled by the truly wonderful and inspiring tales that these people will tell you about their history and way of life. You will also get a chance to learn how the Maasai women make their beautifully colored and intricate jewelery. The money raised from the sale of their traditional jeweler goes directly back into the local community. In addition, when you join our Maasai Boma trip you will be able to watch a traditional welcome dance – something truly special that is sure to become a lifelong memory. Being up close and personal with nature while walking with a Maasai guide along the deeply spiritual trails their predecessors have trodden for hundreds and hundreds of years is an experience that will surely become the highlight of your visit to this magnificent country. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

Activities at Manyara Maasai Boma

Learning how the Maasai Women Milking in the morning

Enjoy having Maasai Dancing and Traditional Songs

Enjoy how Maasai slaughter animals and drinking fresh blood

Learn How to make Maasai Jewelry

Distribution of Work according to age (Ngayon-Moran-Laibon-Leigwanan)

Enjoying knowing how they sleep

  • Hours:8
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldean Lodge-Luxury Accommodation: Flamingo Safari Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation: Fanaca Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  •  Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 8:Karatu to Tarangire National Park

Non game-viewing travel time: 3½ hours
Distance: 155 km

After breakfast you depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:8
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldean Lodge-Luxury Accommodation: Flamingo Safari Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation: Fanaca Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  •  Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day 9: Karatu to Lake Eyasi.

Distance: 110km
Non – game viewing time: 2 -3hrs

Walking Tour

After breakfast you will heard to Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. This afternoon you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer Bushmen). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe. You will visit these tribes, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake, which can be arranged. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

Activities during Lake Eyasi

Hadzabe & Datoga Tribes Culture Learning

Hunting with Hadzabe (optional) and prepared their foods

How they produce fire by local methods.

Walking around the Lake shore (Birds Tour)

  • Hours:10
  • Meals: Breakfast. Lunch and Dinner.
  • Accommodation: Ngorongoro Oldean Lodge-Luxury Accommodation : Flamingo Safari Lodge-Semi Luxury Accommodation: Fanaca Campsite- Budge Camping Accommodation
  • Guide: Professional English guide or other requested by the client.
  • Kids allowed:3+
  • Difficulties: Low

Day10:Karatu to Arusha

Today after breakfast you will have time to explore Karatu Market see what they always sell,visiting the local people who will preparing the local food for you.You will have chance to ask them some questions if you have.Late evening head back to Arusha to your Hotel or airport drop off. Dinner and Overnight at Allocated accommodation as requested.

  • Hours:6
  • Accommodation Arusha City: Mount Meru Hotel-Luxury Accommodation :Green Mountain Hotel-Semi Luxury Accommodation

Price including VAT

Items included:

  • Accommodation Before & After Safari.
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Mineral water
  • Overnight Accommodation as requested.
  • Airport Transfer
  • All national park fees

Items not included:

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Visa fees
  • Tips to Driver/Guide $20/group/Day
  • Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc.
  • Travel insurance

NOTE:

Equipment Provided: Off- road wheelchair if needed

Meeting Point: Kilimanjaro Airport 45Km 43 Minutes drives to Arusha City.

Price: Price is for per person sharing for the accommodation.

Tour is for Senior Citizens.

We may have to change the accommodation in similar accommodation in case of non-availability.

Children Rates: Discounted rates will apply for children under 14 years.

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