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16 Days Great Tanzania safari Tour (Lodging)

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Duration

16 days, 15 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

  • This 16 days Great Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda is Excursion plan, this is an untamed life safari . These parks are situated on the entryway toward the Northern circuit National Parks of Tanzania, 120km Tarangire, 130km to Lake Manyara, 190km to Ngorongoro and 320km to Serengeti from Arusha town. Every one of these parks are the home to little and enormous creatures including winged animals and reptiles, likewise inside the parks.
    • DEPARTURE: This tour departs from Arusha
    • COUNTRY(‘S): Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda
    • DESTINATIONS: Arusha – Tarangire National Park – Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Ndutu – Nairobi – Kampala – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest
    • TOUR CODE: 16A-TAN-KEN- UGN
    • RETURN: Back to Arusha in the Afternoon
    • PASSENGERS: Minimum 1 Traveler and a Maximum of 14 Travelers per group
    • STYLE: Lodging
    • MEALS: FB: Full Board – Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Facts


  • Accommodation Destination Duration
    Kia Lodge Arusha 2 Nights
    Mount Meru Hotel Arusha 1 Night
    Tarangire Safari Lodge Tarangire National Park 2 Nights
    Kitela Lodge Karatu 2 Nights
    Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge Ngorongoro Crater 2 Nights
    Lake Masek Tented Lodge Ndutu 2 Nights
    Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel Nairobi 1 Night
    Speke Hotel Kampala 1 Night
    Buhoma Lodge Bwindi Impenetrable Forest 1 Night
    Speke Hotel Kampala 1 Night

     

     

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Itinerary

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Day 1: Moshi to Arusha (243.9 km)
Day 1: Moshi to Arusha (243.9 km)

Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge, Arusha / Similar

This Morning guest will be picked up Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport, go for passport control desk for passport check, make sure your passport is stamped before you leave the desk. Is this going to be your first safari in Tanzania? Make sure you share with us what was your expectations about the country after safari. Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from the safari circuit as it features a temperate climate and lush surrounds. The following day the guest will drive to the National Park early in the next morning. Upon arrival guest will go on a City/Township Tour

Note: we advise you to obtain Online VISA one month before your safari. You can still get the VISA upon arrival, but the que will be long. Visit Tanzania Immigration Website for more information about online VISA.

Meals: Breakfast

Included Activities: City Tour

Day 2: Arusha
Day 2: Arusha

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha / Similar

This Morning guest will have breakfast and relax around the lodge or at the beach. Guest will have the opportunity to book other optional activities for themselves.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Kia Lodge

Welcome to KIA Lodge, “your door to Tanzania”, at less than 5 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.

Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal haven for arriving and departing Tanzania, climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and tropical restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture. Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.

At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa!

Day 3: Moshi Arusha to Arusha (20km)
Day 3: Moshi Arusha to Arusha (20km)

Accommodation: Mount Meru Hotel, Arusha / Similar

This Morning guest will have breakfast then go on a game drive and will be back around lunch and after lunch have leisure time to relax.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Activities: Game Drive

Overnight: Mount Meru Hotel

Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, the Mount Meru Hotel is set on 15 acres of serene and lush landscape and surrounded by some of Africa’s most breath-taking vistas. The guest rooms include mini-refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities, DSTV with Freeview channels, and free Wi-Fi. With three on-site restaurants, as well as a bar and cigar lounge, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining and drinking. Guests can unwind in the swimming pool, or enjoy rejuvenating massages and treatments at the Tulia Spa and Salon. The hotel also offers a golf course and a variety of convenience shops.

Day 4: Arusha to Tarangire National Park (139.7 km)
Day 4: Arusha to Tarangire National Park (139.7 km)

Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tarangire National Park / Similar

Guest will be picked from their accommodation in Arusha at 09h00 and drive to the National park. Tarangire is famous for its diverse landscape with nine different vegetation zone. The park is particularly known for the abundance of Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in the continent) which fill the landscape and dwarf the animals next to them. The river of the park is full of wildlife ranging from a large variety of birds to lions, leopards, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, antelopes and, of course, elephants. In fact, the park has the largest concentration of elephants in the whole country and provides unique chances to observe the interaction between elephant families. The lunch area is fascinating, boasting an observatory with amazing views to the river and wildlife (with good chances of seeing a hunt while having your picnic). Guest will go on an afternoon game drive before continuing to the accommodation.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive

Day 5: Tarangire National Park
Day 5: Tarangire National Park

Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge, Tarangire National Park / Similar

Guest will have breakfast go on game drives today. Animals that are likely to be seen are with lion being among the most spotted animal, it is a rare day that a visitor does not spot this majestic animal prowling or grazing. Tarangire is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are seen regularly. This expansive area is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, its breath-taking views of the Masaai Steppe and the wondrous mountains to the south.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive

Overnight: Tarangire Safari Lodge

Tarangire Safari Lodge is located within the national park boundary of Tarangire National Park, approximately 10 km away from the main entrance. Perched at the edge of a natural bluff, the lodge is renowned for it’s panoramic views of the Savannah and Tarangire River below, providing breathtaking scenery and game viewing. The lodge’s safari tents, with thatched roofs and large, mesh screened windows, provide the ideal opportunity to connect with the sights and sounds of nature. Each tent has a comfortable veranda, ideal for bird and game viewing, or reading a favorite book after a dusty safari. With a choice of twin, double, or triple accommodation, all tents are equipped with en suite bathrooms with solar heated showers, ample cupboard space and a cultural touch of local textiles. The five circular bungalows, built in a similar style to the Maasai boma, offer a more spacious option for family and triple accommodation. The airy rooms are situated near a large watering hole, creating the opportunity to watch wildlife from the shaded veranda. The bungalows are set away from the main lodge, providing privacy, and all are equipped with large en suite bathrooms with solar heated showers, and comfortable bedding made from local textiles.

Day 6: Tarangire National Park to Karatu
Day 6: Tarangire National Park to Karatu

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge, Karatu / Similar

Guest will have early breakfast and drive to Ngoro Ngoro Conservation Area. The eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometres wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.

Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner

Included Activity: Game Drive

Day 7: Karatu
Day 7: Karatu

Accommodation: Kitela Lodge, Karatu / Similar

Guest will have early breakfast and go on morning game drive.

Meals: Breakfast, and Dinner

Included Activity: Game Drive

Overnight: Kitela Lodge View iBrochure

Kitela Lodge is a small, exclusive lodge situated on top of a valley overlooking a coffee plantation, the Eastern wall of the Ngorongoro crater and a beautiful waterfall. It consists of 20 spacious suites in cottages built in the style of an old colonial farm offering guests a relaxing, quiet atmosphere surrounded by beautiful gardens. Includes pool and massage threatment cabins.

Kitela Spa offers guests simplicity, respect for local traditions and sustainable ecology in a perfect African setting. Stimulate your senses and enjoy the ultimate in indulgence in our spa. Kitela Spa offers a selection of treatments for the sheer bliss of relaxing the body, mind and soul.

Day 8: Karatu to Ngorongoro Region
Day 8: Karatu to Ngorongoro Region

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater / Similar

This day guest will have breakfast and enjoy morning game drive in Serengeti National Park and then depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area with game drive where the guest can take pictures and will have lunch box on the road. Ngorongoro is a special area of which it’s a conservation area and not a National Park. The whole area is managed for both animals and local Masaai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. upon arrival guest will have dinner and overnight at your lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Activities: Full day Game Drive

Day 9: Ngorongoro Region
Day 9: Ngorongoro Region

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater / Similar

This day guest will have breakfast and enjoy morning game drive. Lake Eyasi is a soda lake located at the southwest corner of Ngorongoro Crater in the conservation area highlands. The lake is around 1050 km2 (400 square miles) and is 1040 m (3400 feet) above sea level.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Activities: Game Drive

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge View iBrochure

Perched on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, the magnificent Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is the only property on the eastern rim of this World Heritage Site.

Accommodating 186 guests in its 97 spacious en-suite bedrooms, the Lodge has its own private road to the crater floor. The Lodge is perfectly situated to explore the abundant game in what is often referred to as the “Eighth Wonder of the World”. Its location offers awe-inspiring views over the crater and some of the most breathtaking sunsets to be seen in Tanzania.

Each suite has a private lounge with mini-bar, en-suite bathroom, central heating and a private solarium. The Lodge has telephone facilities, satellite TV, a conference room, and a swimming pool situated on the very edge of the rim.

Day 10: Ngorongoro Region to Ndutu
Day 10: Ngorongoro Region to Ndutu

Accommodation: Lake Masek Tented Lodge, Ndutu / Similar

Guest will have breakfast and depart towards the Serengeti National Park, through the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Leaving the highlands behind. Seronera is In the Central park area, which is 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 then will go on an afternoon game drive.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive

Day 11: Ndutu

Accommodation: Lake Masek Tented Lodge, Ndutu / Similar

Guest will have breakfast then go on game drives. Other commonly spotted species include: leopard, lion, cheetah, caracal, serval, African wildcat, and a variety of prolific birdlife.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Included Activities: Afternoon Game Drive

Overnight: Lake Masek Tented Lodge View iBrochure

Lake Masek Tented Lodge is situated in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, overlooking Lake Masek. The unique location is witness to the wildebeest migration which takes place from December to April each year. There is resident Big 5 game all year round in the area. The camp is Eco friendly, all the electric power is supplied by solar panels and water is collected during the rainy season. All the products used are biodegradable in order to ensure that the environment is kept pristine.

Guest accommodations feature 30 luxury tents with en suite facilities and either king sized beds, twins or triple beds. Each tent is built on a raised wooden platform with a veranda from which guests can observe the wildlife visiting Lake Masek.

The bedroom area is ample and tastefully furnished. The bathroom area with twin washbasins, a standalone bath and an outside shower is separated from the bedroom area by way of a screen. Guests can enjoy a relaxing bath or take a shower under the stars.

Day 12: Ndutu to Nairobi

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel, Nairobi / Similar

Guest will have breakfast and depart to Nairobi which is situated in along the Nairobi River in beautiful Kenya, the capital of Nairobi is East Africa’s most cosmopolitan city. It serves as an excellent starting point for African safari trips around Kenya. Nairobi is Africa’s 4th largest city and is a vibrant and exciting place, and although it has developed a reputation which keeps tourist visits brief, there are some fascinating attractions. Guest will take advantage of a private vehicle and guide to explore Nairobi National Park and other points of interest.

Meals: Dinner

Included Activity: Game Drive

Overnight: Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel

Best Western Plus Meridian Hotel is in Nairobi and offers accommodation for both business and leisure travellers. All rooms have a modern design and are equipped with amenities including central air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a telephone, a digital safe, flat screen TV, mini-bar, king or twin beds and complimentary tea/ coffee making facilities. Services and facilities include a restaurant, room service and laundry facilities.

Day 13: Nairobi to Kampala

Accommodation: Speke Hotel, Kampala / Similar

Guest will have breakfast and drive to Mabamba swamp to search for the most sought-after bird in Africa, the ancient looking Shoebill Stork along with many other birds in the Swamp. Guest You then access the swamp in local fishing boat / Canoe with a local guide.

Pack a nice lunch, take some bottled water take along a good pair of Binoculars, hat, sun protection, insect repellent, light rain jacket, long-sleeved shirt, and long trousers – all in your backpack. Mabamba Swamp is also habitat for countless of water – birds away from the Shoebill Stork such as Swamp flycatcher, African purple swamp hen, African water rail, Pallid Harrier, Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler and the Blue Swallow Common moorhen, lesser jacana, African jacana et

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Activity: Canoe with local guide

Overnight: Speke Hotel

Speke Hotel is named after the famous British explorer, John Hannington Speke, pictured to the right, who ‘discovered the source of River Nile. Speke Hotel is the first and oldest hotel in Uganda, built in the British Colonial times of the 1920s. It has, of course, gone through renovations, but has maintained its colonial ambience. The hotel has 50 ensuite rooms which all have the modern luxury facilities that one would expect.There are also several themed restaurants (including Italian and Indian) and one of the best cocktail bars in Uganda.

The Hotel is situated in the heart of Kampala, close to the banks, shopping and business centres, and offers all the charms of bygone days complimented by efficient, modern service and facilities.

The Speke Hotel holds a special place in the history of Uganda. Come and experience the courteous hospitality so natural to the people of Uganda.

Day 14: Kampala to Bwindi National Park

Accommodation: Buhoma Lodge, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest / Similar

Guest will be picked up in Kigali and drive to Bwindi National Park. The drive to Uganda will go through Rwanda’s northern town of Ruhengeri his drive will take you approx 4-5 hours. Guest will then cross over into Uganda via Cyanika or Katuna border post. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is in southwestern Uganda, the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is said to be Africa’s oldest rainforest. It is world-renowned for its excellent gorilla-sighting opportunities. The rugged landscape features dense jungle, cascading waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams, deep valleys and steep ridges. Upon arrival guest will go on hiking

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Activity: Hiking Trial

Overnight: Buhoma Lodge View iBrochure

Nestled at the gateway to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Buhoma Lodge is one of only two lodges set within the national park, and is the perfect lodge of choice when embarking on your bucket-list Gorilla trekking adventure.

Renowned for its warm welcome and attentive service, guests love the homely ambience of this Africa inspired lodge. Constructed using sustainable materials, the elevated central lounge, bar and dining area (serving delicious multi-course meals) offers a cosy spot for guests to unwind, and offers amazing uninterrupted views over the forest. The crackling fireplace adds a mystical atmosphere to cooler evenings.

Tranquil and cosy, the ten spacious eco friendly wooden chalets offer a private escape. Fall asleep to the sounds of the forest and awaken to chattering birds and monkeys as day breaks. Enjoy morning tea/coffee on your private verandah with sweeping views over the primal forest– what better way to start the day.

With Buhoma set just steps away from the trek start point, gorillas have been spotted popping in for an occasional visit, while our resident L’Hoest’s monkey troup visit the gardens in front of the lodge almost daily, much to the delight of our guests.

Day 15: Bwindi National Park to Kampala 447.4km

Accommodation: Speke Hotel, Kampala / Similar

Guest will have breakfast and drive to Mabamba swamp to search for the most sought-after bird in Africa, the ancient looking Shoebill Stork along with many other birds in the Swamp. Guest You then access the swamp in local fishing boat / Canoe with a local guide.

Pack a nice lunch, take some bottled water take along a good pair of Binoculars, hat, sun protection, insect repellent, light rain jacket, long-sleeved shirt, and long trousers – all in your backpack. Mabamba Swamp is also habitat for countless of water – birds away from the Shoebill Stork such as Swamp flycatcher, African purple swamp hen, African water rail, Pallid Harrier, Papyrus Gonolek, White-winged Warbler and the Blue Swallow Common moorhen, lesser jacana, African jacana et

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Included Activity: Canoe with local guide

Overnight: Speke Hotel

Speke Hotel is named after the famous British explorer, John Hannington Speke, pictured to the right, who ‘discovered the source of River Nile. Speke Hotel is the first and oldest hotel in Uganda, built in the British Colonial times of the 1920s. It has, of course, gone through renovations, but has maintained its colonial ambience. The hotel has 50 ensuite rooms which all have the modern luxury facilities that one would expect.There are also several themed restaurants (including Italian and Indian) and one of the best cocktail bars in Uganda.

The Hotel is situated in the heart of Kampala, close to the banks, shopping and business centres, and offers all the charms of bygone days complimented by efficient, modern service and facilities.

The Speke Hotel holds a special place in the history of Uganda. Come and experience the courteous hospitality so natural to the people of Uganda.

Day 16: Kampala

This is the last day of your tour. Guest will have breakfast and drive from Kisoro/Bwindi to Kigali.

Meals: Breakfast

End Of Tour

Included/Excluded

  • Qualified professional driver guide
  • Vehicle / fuel
  • Park entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Passenger liability 15%
  • VAT 2% tourism levy
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and Dinner for the Client
  • Expenses of personal nature
  • Entrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Drinks at lodges and on road
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Tips for tour guides
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Items not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcohol Drinks

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