Private Safari Adventure

2 Days

Overview

Indulge in a remarkable 2-day, 1-night private safari with Pello Safaris. Discover the wonders of Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, and experience the rich Maasai culture in an authentic village. Witness captivating wildlife, soak in breathtaking landscapes, and engage with the local community. Unforgettable moments await you on this extraordinary Tanzanian adventure.

Itinerary

Our driver will pick you up from your hotel in Zanzibar and transfer you to Zanzibar airport to catch a flight to Arusha airport.

At 9:00am, pick up from Arusha airport and depart for Tarangire National Park for game drive. You will first stop at the last-minute supermarket in Arusha town for any last-minute shopping before heading to Tarangire. The drive is along the Great Northern Highway through the Masai Steppe and numerous villages to Tarangire National Park.

Tarangire is famous for its towering baobab trees and large population of elephants. You can expect to spot heads of wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, giraffe, hippo, baboons, plenty of antelope, and the giant African elephant. For birdwatchers, this is paradise. Over 400 species of birds have been recorded here, including the rare species of ash staling, greater kudu and fringe-eared oryx, among the rare species found in Tarangire.

Predators like lion, cheetahs, hyenas, jackals and the ever-elusive leopard also inhabit this park. Tarangire Park forms the central annual migratory cycle within Tarangire's Lake Manyara ecosystem, which includes up to 3,000 elephants, 25,000 wildebeest and around 30,000 zebras. Late evening drive to MOTTO COTTAGE LODGE at the foot of East Africa's Rift Valley. Dinner and overnight there.

All meals included - Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Overnight at Motto Cottage near Lake Manyara.

Distance: 1.5km

Out-of-game viewing time: 10 min.

After breakfast, you will take a short drive to Lake Manyara National Park and start the game drive after all park formalities. Lake Manyara sits in a spectacular location and is made up of overlapping habitats including groundwater forests, acacia forests, swamps, baobab-strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs and the vast area occupied by the lake.

Thanks to all this, the park is home to a large number of animal species and incredible winged fauna. Lake Manyara has the highest concentration of baboons found anywhere in the world and the most prominent features are large flocks of flamingos and the tree climbing lion of Lake Manyara. Other animals to see are the herds of buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests, giraffes, warthogs and numerous antelopes.

After the Lake Manyara National safari, you will drive to the village of the Masai tribe to experience their culture and traditional way of life. You can see them singing Masai songs, jumping higher, they will show you that they are at home inside. You will have a chance to know everything about their life indeed.

Late in the evening, return to Arusha airport to catch a flight back to Zanzibar.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • - Flight tickets from zanzibar to Arusha and back to zanzibar after
  • safari.
  • - Visit of the Maasai village
  • - All park fees
  • - All Activities
  • - All accommodations
  • - A professional driver/guide
  • - Safari Jeep 4 by 4
  • - All Taxes/VAT
  • - Round trip airport transfer
  • - All meals (as specified in the day-to-day section)
  • - Drinking water every day

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • - Tip for the reader
  • - Travel insurance
  • - International flight
  • - Visa
  • - Alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages
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.

Private Safari Adventure

Contact Info

Phone: +255 764 103 944

Email: info@pellosafaris.com

Location: Kaloleni, Arusha