Tanzania Classic Safaris

9 Days

Overview

Experience the Tanzania Classic safari with Pello Safaris, a sensory journey through the stunning landscapes and abundant wildlife of Northern Circuit. From thrilling walking safaris in Lake Manyara to the endless plains of Serengeti, the incomparable Ngorongoro Crater, and the diverse wonders of Tarangire, each day will mesmerize your senses. Witness wildlife, marvel at landscapes, and create magical memories that will last a lifetime.

THE PRICE FOR THIS TOUR IS, Rates / Group Price Important to Know

  • $5,051 per person when 1 person travels alone
  • $3,949 per person when 2 persons travel together
  • $3,582 per person when 3 persons travel together
  • $3,395 per person when 4 persons travel together
  • $3,286 per person when 5 persons travel together
  • $3125 per person when 6 persons travel together

Itinerary

Whatever your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Arusha, Tanzania’s self-styled ‘safari capital.’ On your journey to the hotel, you will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your pre-safari briefing today; if not, it will take place early tomorrow morning.

Accommodation: Tulip hotel in Arusha (BB)

After a safari briefing in the morning and an approximate 2-hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras, and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle, you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon, you will leave the park and drive to the Lodge, where you will overnight. Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Ellince tree lodge

After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday, you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps, and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. You will spend the night at the Tented Camps inside the park. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Safari lodge (FB)

The entire days are dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees), and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June, they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another 2 nights at the tented Camps. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Safari lodge (FB)

We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive-in Ngorongoro, we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and leopard (if you are lucky). In the late afternoon, we travel back to our special tented camp.
Dinner and overnight at tented camp:

Accommodation: Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge (FB)

Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak, you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs, and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and we make a short journey to Lake Manyara at Marera Valley lodge dinner and overnight

Accommodation: Marera Valley lodge (FB)

We depart from your lodge in Lake Manyara and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two-thirds of the park. In the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater, forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands, and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions.

After lunchtime, we will drive direct to Kilimanjaro International Airport for the evening flight or to Arusha for overnight

Accommodation: Tulia lodge in Arusha (BB)

After breakfast, we will drive direct to Kilimanjaro International Airport

The Trip Cost Includes

  • - 9-day game safari to Tanzania’s northern circuit as per sample itinerary
  • - Hotel/lodge/Tented accommodation for the duration of the seven-day safari
  • 2 Nights’ accommodation Before and after safaris
  • - Animal tours according to your itinerary preferences
  • - Private 4-wheel drive vehicle with a roof hatch
  • - Professional safari and tour guide/driver
  • - All Lake Manyara/Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater/ Tarangire national park fees
  • - All meals on the safari
  • - All game viewing activities as specified
  • - Price quoted per person sharing
  • - Tanzania VAT on tourism activities and park fees
  • - Ngorongoro Conservation area vehicle permit increase
  • - Ngorongoro crater fees

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • - Laundry
  • - Items of personal nature
  • - International and local airfares
  • - Entry visas
  • - Travel insurance
  • - Tips and gratuities
  • Please note all prices are subject to change if Tanzania National Park entry fees or Tanzania Government Tax and/or VAT rates change
How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to Annapurna Base Camp?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Tanzania Classic Safaris

Contact Info

Phone: +255 764 103 944

Email: info@pellosafaris.com

Location: Kaloleni, Arusha