Tanzania is blessed with some of the best safari destinations on the planet. The government has also done a wonderful job in protecting so much of the land to preserve this great asset. In fact 28% of Tanzania's terrestrial land is under protected status.
By far the most sought after destinations for safaris are in the north of the country. With the magnificent Mt. Kilimanjaro also being located in the north, this area receives the most number of tourists. The town of Moshi and Arusha city are where most safari tours start from. We prefer Moshi due to its small town atmosphere, its cleanliness and the wonderful backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro. If you prefer Arusha though, we can easily begin the itinerary from there. Both towns are located 45 minutes from Kilimanjaro International Airport.
The Northern Safari Circuit consists of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Arusha National Park and Mkomazi National Park. Although they are located close to one another, each park has its own unique qualities that make visiting several of them worthwhile. Eco-Africa Climbing Offers luxury lodge safaris, permanent tented safaris as well as camping safaris. We can fit most every budget. You can choose to fly into parks by small plane or by safari vehicle. Our vehicles are all well maintained 4x4 wheel drive with safari viewing roofs. On our camping safaris, we supply quality tents and we prepare meals for you. We can accommodate special diet needs (if notified before the trip).
Day 1: Arrival in Tanzania
This is your arrival day in Kilimanjaro International Airport where we will pick you and transfer you to a lodge in Moshi. On this day our safari manager will meet you at the lodge to give you a short safari briefing and leave you to relax. Diner is included at the lodge for your first night. Overnight is at Panama Garden Lodge.
In case you arrive via another airport fx Dar es salaam, or Nairobi Kenya, We shall arrange your Transfer to Moshi . From Dare s salaam we can only recommend flights. From Nairobi you can be transferred to Moshi by a scheduled Shuttle bus, Private vehicle transfer via Namanga border or flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
After your first night in Tanzania, this morning we leave for the Lake Manyara National Park, some One and a half drive from Moshi. We will arrive at around 10 Am and after registration formalities at the park we enter the park for game drives until time for lunch. Lunch will be served at one of the Picnic sites in this park then continue with Game drives all afternoon. In the late afternoon we will drive to Rift Valley Lodge or Kirurumu Tented Camp for dinner and over night. Family rooms are available. Hot lunch can be served at the lodge if you wish and if
necessary for children.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Conservation Area/ Karatu Area.
Early in the morning if the children fancy or if some of you wishes, you will go for a game drive in the Lake Manyara National park then drive back to the lodge / tented camp for breakfast. There after a hearty breakfast at the lodge/tented camp, you will be driving to Karatu or (Inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area depending on which lodge you will be staying in – extra conservation fees apply). On arrival and after lunch it is time to relax at the lodge or go for a nature walk guided by a ranger or a warrior in the forests at Ngorongoro highlands. At Ngorongoro Farm House there is a swimming pool in which you can take a dip if you wish or go for an afternoon guided walk around the coffee plantation, or at the Endoro Lodge where you can go also enjoy the lush gardens and swimming. Dinner and overnight is at lodge.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
The best of an African family Safari cannot be complete without a visit to the Ngorongoro Crater. The world largest unbroken caldera that is also the largest natural zoo; Ngorongoro Crater is unparalleled in terms of animal concentration in the whole world. This day will spent exploring this eighth world wonder with picnic lunch served at the hippo pool side. If you are lucky you can spot all the big 5 , in one day. Later in the afternoon you will drive up the Crater
rim for overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 5: Olduvai Gorge - Serengeti.
After breakfast at the lodge on this day we drive on to Olduvai Gorge but first we make a brief stop at a Masai Village if you so wish. The Olduvai Gorge is the point where the hominids Australopithecus Boisei was discovered by Louis and Mary Leakey, a discovery that later led to the theory evolution and that Africa is the Cradle of mankind. We will continue on our way to Serengeti National Park via Naabi Hill Gate. We will continue with game drives all afternoon
and later check in to the lodge/tented camp for dinner and overnight. You can Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or at Grumeti Migration Tented Camp if you want that “Out of Africa”
feeling and if you can share tents with Children.
Day 6: Full day Serengeti National Park
Here on this day you can go for a very early morning game drive if you wish then back to the lodge/tented camp for breakfast. After breakfast you will spend the rest of the day in the Serengeti plains doing game drives if you wish. You may choose to do a morning game drive and relax during the afternoon. Serengeti Sopa Lodge has a swimming pool where children can take an afternoon dip to cool off from the African Sun. Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge or Grumeti Migration Tented Camp just outside the Ikoma Gate.
Day 7: Fly to Zanzibar
After breakfast you will check out of the lodge/camp and drive to the Seronera Airstrip with game drives en route. At Seronera you will take your flight to Zanzibar Island. On arrival you will be met at the Airport by driver who will transfer you to Ocean Paradise Resort. Dinner is included at the resort.
Day 8 – 11: Zanzibar Beach
You will spend these days at the beach resort relaxing. Here you may take on any activities offered at the beach resort where there is a diving Center at site.
Day 12: Spice Plantation Tour
You will check out of the beach resort this morning and rive to Stonetown with a visit to the Spice plantation on the way. You will be offered a guided and well informative tour of the ancient plantations. Lunch will be served at the Plantation then drive in the afternoon to Stone town. Overnight will be at Tembo House Hotel.
Day 13: Stone town Tour
After breakfast you will relax until about 10 am when we go for a guided tour of the Stone town. This tour will offer us the rare chance to explore this ancient town and get to to see the old cathedrals and other historically important buildings in the island. These buildings include The people’s palace, House of wonders and the Old fort. Overnight at Tembo House Hotel.
Day 14: Transfer to Zanzibar Airport for departure
After breakfast at the beach resort you will be transferred to the Zanzibar Airport for your flight back home. Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to The Airport to take your flight back home. In case you are flying out of another airport fx Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, we can arrange your connection flight. End of the Family Safari in Tanzania Africa.
The Price includes
- All airport pick up and transfers in private car
- 14 days private safari for 02 – 06 persons
- Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4 x 4 Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
- Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
- All wildlife reserve entry fees
- All game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
- 03 x 0,5 l mineral water per person / day during game drives
- Domestic flight Serengeti to Zanzibar including taxes
- 01 x HB at Panama GardenLodge (or similar), Moshi
- 05 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary
- 05 x HB at Ocean Paradise Resort / Superior rooms, or similar at Zanzibar
- 02 x HB at Tembo Hotel in Stonetown or similar boutique hotel
- Private tours on Zanzibar as indicated on the itinerary
- Value Added Tax by Tanzania Revenue Authority
The Price does not include
- International Flights
- Any domestic connection flights on arrival or departure
- All items of a personal nature
- Gratuities for safari guide and lodge staff ( please tip separately)
- Travel insurance if needed
- Visa fee ( 50 US$ /100 US$ for American or Irish Passport holders – to be paid upon arrival)
- Drinks and beverages in lodges
- Hot Air Balloon Safari at Serengeti (549 USD per person), including concession fees.