African Safaris and Travel - Our safaris reflect every travelers style, time frame and budget!
A combination of a permanent tented camp at Lake Manyara; a
private camp in the Serengeti; and a traditional lodge at
the Ngorongoro Crater. The beauty of mobile camping is that
we can provide high levels of comfort and get you to areas
of game activity at the same time. Camping at a special camp
site provides you with a certain amount of luxury, and
privacy, as the sites will be booked exclusively for your
group, so whether you travel as a couple, or as a small
group, you have large areas to yourselves.
Most camps will
be away from the regular Tourist routes, with an ambience of
peace and tranquility and usually without other Tourist
vehicles nearby. Camping is a way of providing you with your
private lodge in the middle of the African bush, with
everything set up for you by the crew who goes on in
advance. Cultural stops to visit with local tribes and
Olduvai Gorge, the birth place of man, make this a complete
safari in every way.
Day 01 Lake Manyara National Park - Kirurumu Tented Camp
Depart Arusha after lunch and drive across the Masai
Steppe to Lake Manyara and your permanent camp on the rim of
the Great Rift Valley. From whichever direction you approach
Lake Manyara, you get a spectacular view. Approaching from
the east the Great Rift Valley wall forms an impressive
backdrop to the Lake. From the west, with a pause at the top
of the escarpment, the park lies below, a green strip beside
a glistening lake.
Lake Manyara National Park covers an area of 330 square
kilometers of which about two thirds is the lake itself, and
the rest is forest, acacia woodland and some grasslands by
the lake shore. The wildlife can be migratory between Lake
Manyara and Tarangire National Park across the lake, but you
should see elephant, hippo, Cape buffalo, giraffe, several
species of primate and antelope, and prolific birdlife.
Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu, a comfortable camp with
twenty tents located on top of the escarpment overlooking
Day 02 Lake Manyara National Park - Kirurumu Tented Camp
In the morning there is a trek with a Masai naturalist
guide along the rim of the escarpment where you would
anticipate stunning views down to the park below, and across
the Masai Steppe.
The naturalist will explain to you the geological
phenomenon of the Great Rift Valley, as well as indicating
rare plants, butterflies, birds etc. After lunch at
Kirurumu, you continue with an afternoon game drive in the
03 Lake Manyara National Park- Serengeti National Park.
Leave Lake Manyara after breakfast, and drive up through
the Ngorongoro Conservation area on to your de luxe mobile
camp in the Serengeti, viewing game much of the way. The
Serengeti National Park. is one of the most popular and
spectacular game areas in East Africa, covering an area of
14,765 square kilometers, teaming with game. A particular
feature of the Serengeti is the annual migration of the
wildebeest and zebra herds. Each year, after the traditional
" short " rains in November the migration starts when the
herds amass in their thousands on the plains below the
Ngorongoro highlands. During February they move north and
west following the rains and the new grasslands, and they
start to move into the Masai Mara in July. In October they
move back to Tanzania. This annual phenomenon involves more
than 1.5 million animals, including the lion and other
predators who follow the herds for easy pickings.
The whole process affects the lives of thousands of other
species that rely on the passage of the migration for their
survival, even the insects, not to mention the trees and
plants, which rely on the droppings for their fertilization.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at your mobile camp.
Day 04 Serengeti National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives. Lunch, dinner and
overnight at your mobile camp.
Day 05 Serengeti National Park
Another day viewing game on drives from your mobile
tented camp. Lunch, dinner and overnight at your mobile
Day 06 Serengeti National Park- Ngorongoro Crater
Leave after breakfast and drive back across the Serengeti
Plains viewing game all the time and arrive at Ol Duvai
Gorge. The Gorge is about 50 kilometers long and in some
places 90 meters deep. Commonly heralded as the " Cradle of
Mankind" it was made famous by the discovery in 1959 of the
remains of early man. Your stop includes a visit to the
small museum overlooking the Gorge. After a picnic lunch you
continue on to your lodge on the Ngorongoro Crater rim for
dinner and overnight.
" It is impossible to give a fair description of the size
and beauty of the Crater, for there is nothing with which
one can compare it. It is one of the Wonders of the World."
This is how the Crater is described by Bernard Grzimek in
his classic "Serengeti Shall Not Die". The area is given
over to Wildlife Conservation and comprises 8300 square
kilometers of which the Crater is 260 square kilometers, and
consists of grasslands, swamps, forests, rivers, and even an
arid area of shifting dunes.
The Crater supports a year round resident population of
varied wildlife, and as the game is concentrated into a
relatively small area you are likely to see lion, elephant,
hyena, jackal cheetah, the very rare Black rhino, primates
and many more. The area is also home to the proud and
colorful Masai tribe. Lunch, dinner and overnight at
Ngorongoro Farm House
Day 07 Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast you descend into the Crater in a
4 x 4 vehicle for a full day of game viewing with a picnic
lunch taken on the Crater floor. Late afternoon you leave
the Crater drive back to Ngorongoro Farm House.
Day 08 Ngorongoro - Arusha
Leave Ngorongoro after breakfast and drive back to Arusha
arriving late morning.
Rates from $3,800 per
person sharing. Please contact us for a quote based on your
envisaged period of travel.