TANZANIA’S WILDLIFE PARKS

8 Days

  • 5 star executive suite
  • 1-20
  • English and local language
  • Available
  • Guided
  • Yes
  • Bus,Taxi
 

Tanzania is renowned for its spectacular wildlife parks and reserves, which are home to a diverse range of animals and ecosystems. Some of the most famous wildlife parks in Tanzania include:

  1. Serengeti National Park: This iconic park is famous for the annual Great Migration, during which millions of wildebeest and other herbivores move across the plains in search of water and food. It’s a prime location for spotting predators like lions, cheetahs, and leopards.
  2. Ngorongoro Conservation Area: The Ngorongoro Crater within this area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features a unique ecosystem with a high concentration of wildlife, including the “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros).

Overview

These parks collectively provide a comprehensive wildlife experience, showcasing Africa’s incredible biodiversity and offering opportunities for game drives, walking safaris, and even boat safaris in some areas. Each park has its unique features, making Tanzania a prime destination for wildlife enthusiasts, photographers, and nature lovers. Remember that conservation efforts and park regulations play a vital role in preserving these precious ecosystems and the animals that inhabit them.

Itinerary

Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
Transfer to your hotel in Arusha.
Briefing with your tour operator and rest.

Drive to Tarangire National Park.
Afternoon game drive to spot elephants, lions, and other wildlife.
Overnight stay at a lodge/camp in or near the park.

Morning game drive in Tarangire.
Afternoon transfer to Lake Manyara National Park.
Game drive around the lake to see flamingos, tree-climbing lions, and more.
Overnight stay near Lake Manyara.

Drive to Serengeti National Park via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge/camp in the Serengeti.

Two full days of game drives in the Serengeti.
Witness the Great Migration (seasonal) and explore the diverse wildlife.

Morning game drive in the Serengeti.
Transfer to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Overnight stay on the crater rim.

Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day of game viewing.
Spot the "Big Five" and other wildlife within the crater.

Drive back to Arusha.
Optional cultural activities or shopping.
Farewell dinner and overnight stay.

Day 9 :
Departure

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have time for additional activities or relaxation.
Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for departure.

Cost

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Accommodation: Lodging in well-appointed camps, lodges, or tented camps within or near the wildlife parks. Accommodations can range from basic to luxury, depending on your preferences and budget.
  • Transportation: Transfers between airports, hotels, and parks, as well as transportation within the parks for game drives. This often includes comfortable 4x4 safari vehicles with pop-up roofs for optimal wildlife viewing.
  • Meals: Full-board or all-inclusive meal plans covering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Meals are typically provided at the accommodations or as packed lunches during game drives.
  • Guided Game Drives: Professional guides with in-depth knowledge of the parks' ecosystems and wildlife conduct game drives, helping you spot and learn about the animals, birds, and plants you encounter.
  • Park Fees: Entrance fees and permits for the specific wildlife parks you'll be visiting, as well as any conservation or community fees.
  • Activities: Depending on the itinerary, activities might include game drives, guided nature walks, and boat safaris (where applicable).
  • Airport Transfers: Pick-up and drop-off services from/to the nearest airport, usually Kilimanjaro International Airport or Arusha Airport.
  • Park Regulations: Compliance with park regulations, including responsible wildlife viewing and adherence to ethical and environmental guidelines.
  • Cultural Experiences: Some itineraries may include visits to local communities or cultural activities to provide insights into the region's people and traditions.
  • Safety and Support: Adequate safety measures, emergency support, and access to medical assistance, if needed.
  • Optional Add-ons: Some operators might offer optional extras, such as hot air balloon safaris, cultural tours, or visits to conservation projects.
  • Local Taxes: Applicable taxes, such as Value Added Tax (VAT) or tourism development levies.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Flights: Airfare to and from Tanzania is usually not included in the package price. You'll need to book your own international flights to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport or another relevant airport.
  • Visa Fees: The cost of obtaining a Tanzanian visa, if required, is usually not included. Visa requirements and fees can vary depending on your nationality.
  • Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance to cover trip cancellations, medical emergencies, baggage loss, and other unforeseen circumstances is typically not included but is highly recommended.
  • Personal Expenses: Expenses such as souvenirs, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls, and any other personal purchases or services are generally not covered.
  • Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and staff are not usually included. Tipping is customary in the Tanzanian tourism industry and is a way to show appreciation for good service.
  • Optional Activities: Any optional activities or excursions not specified in the itinerary, such as hot air balloon safaris, guided walks, or cultural experiences, may be excluded.
  • Medical Expenses: Costs associated with vaccinations, medications, or medical treatment are typically not covered.
  • Additional Accommodation: Accommodation and meals before or after the scheduled itinerary dates are generally not included.
  • Personal Travel Gear: Items such as clothing, hats, sunscreen, insect repellent, and other personal travel gear are not part of the package.
  • Airport Departure Taxes: Any departure taxes or fees applicable at the airport upon leaving Tanzania are typically not included.
  • Any Changes or Extensions: If you decide to modify the itinerary, extend your stay, or make changes to the original package, there may be additional costs.

Frequently asked Questions

What is the best time to visit Tanzania's wildlife parks?

The dry season from June to October is considered the best time to visit, as wildlife is more concentrated around water sources and the weather is generally pleasant. The Great Migration in the Serengeti usually occurs from December to July.

 

What animals can I expect to see in Tanzania's parks?

Tanzania’s parks are home to a diverse range of wildlife, including lions, elephants, leopards, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, buffalo, and various antelope species. The “Big Five” (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) can be found in several parks.

 

How can I book a safari in Tanzania's parks?

You can book a safari through reputable tour operators, both online and through travel agencies. Ensure the operator is licensed and has good reviews. It’s best to plan and book in advance, especially during peak seasons.

 

What should I pack for a safari?

Pack light, comfortable clothing in neutral colors, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, a good camera, binoculars, a water bottle, and any necessary medications. Check with your operator for specific recommendations.

 

Are there health concerns or vaccination requirements for visiting Tanzania?

It’s advisable to consult a travel clinic or your doctor for recommended vaccinations before traveling. Yellow fever vaccination is required if you’re arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever transmission. Malaria prophylaxis is also recommended.

 

Is it safe to go on a safari in Tanzania?

Tanzania is generally safe for tourists, and the wildlife parks have experienced guides who prioritize safety. However, it’s important to follow your guide’s instructions, adhere to park rules, and take precautions to minimize risks.

 

Can I go on a self-drive safari in Tanzania's parks?

Self-drive safaris are not recommended for several reasons, including the complex road conditions, lack of infrastructure, and the expertise required to navigate and spot wildlife safely.

 

What is the Great Migration, and where can I see it?

The Great Migration is a massive movement of wildebeest, zebras, and other herbivores in search of water and food. It occurs mainly in the Serengeti and Maasai Mara (Kenya) ecosystems. The exact timing can vary, so it’s best to plan your visit during the migration season.

 

Are children allowed on safaris?

Many parks welcome children, but it’s essential to consider factors such as the child’s age, the park’s regulations, and the type of safari experience you’re seeking. Some lodges and camps have age restrictions.

 

How can I contribute to conservation efforts during my visit?

Support responsible tourism practices by choosing eco-friendly accommodations, following ethical wildlife viewing guidelines, and learning about conservation initiatives in the parks. You can also consider donating to reputable conservation organizations.

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TANZANIA’S WILDLIFE PARKS
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  • 5 star executive suite
  • 1-20
  • English and local language
  • Available
  • Guided
  • Yes
  • Bus,Taxi