13 Nights/14 Days July - August 2017 GUIDED BY PAUL TICKNER WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER
Bringing you the highlights of Tanzania
Justine and Paul have combined their knowledge and experience of these iconic destinations to bring you the very best of Tanzania. Whether you are an avid birder, wish to capture the charisma of an elephant or you are seeking that perfect landscape shot, this safari will be tailored to your every need. In addition Justine and Paul have ensured a wonderfully relaxing conclusion to your trip on the magical Mafia Island. We hope that you immerse yourself in the adventure of Tanzania and enjoy the amazing experiences this unique country has to offer.
Day 1: Arusha, Tanzania
On arrival at Kilimanjaro, you will be met by Paul and transferred to the lovely plantation of Arusha Coffee Lodge. One of Arusha’s oldest plantations, the lodge boasts a wide range of comforts and a pleasant introduction for your first night in Tanzania.
ARUSHA COFFEE LODGE / 1 NT (DB) OR SIMILAR
Day 2 & 3: Ngorongoro Crater & Highlands
The restored farmhouse is built in Cape-Dutch style, ‘The Manor’ is located within a 1500-acre coffee estate adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The 20 Suites, including a three bedroom family cottage, all have private entrances and a wooden sun terrace.
Most famous for the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most well known wildlife areas in the world. The Crater itself is the world’s largest inactive and intact volcanic caldera, formed when it exploded and collapsed in on itself some two to three million years ago. Enjoy a wildlife experience down on the crater floor.
THE MANOR AT NGORONGORO / 2 NT(BLD) OR SIMILAR
Day 4 - 7: Lamai, Northern Serengeti National Park
Lamai Serengeti sits tucked amongst the rocks of the iconic Kogakuria Kopje in the northern Serengeti. There are panoramic views of the surrounding landscape and it’s just a few miles from where the wildebeest cross the Mara River. For roughly a quarter of the year, between late July and October, this is where you’ll find the migration, right on your doorstep.
LAMAI SERENGETI / 4 NT (BLD) OR SIMILAR
Day 8 - 10: Mwagusi, Ruaha National Park
This morning we say our goodbyes to Lamai Serengeti, some of you may continue with Paul onto Ruaha or make your way to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight home. On arrival in Ruaha you will be greeted by the friendly smile of Mwagusi’s camp guide, enjoy a leisurely game drive en-route to camp. Mwagusi was established in 1987 from one family’s love for all things wildlife. The largest national park in southern Tanzania, this untrammeled and wild ecosystem offers a unique game viewing experience. You will be spoilt by dramatic landscapes, remote wilderness and abundant wildlife; Ruaha has so much to offer.
MWAGUSI SAFARI CAMP/ 3 NT OR SIMILAR (BLD)
Day 11- 13: Chole Mjini, Mafia Island
This morning we prepare to leave Ruaha and make our way to the airstrip for our onward flight to Mafia Island. The flight to Mafia is via Dar es Salaam so we have a brief stop and change of plane before arriving on the beautiful Mafia Island. Juani Island, full of history and a bygone era, is located a short boat ride from Mafia. Situated in the historic ruins of Kua, a settlement built by Shirazi Traders in the 13th Century, is Chole Mjini the island’s only eco lodge.
CHOLE MJINI / 3 NT OR SIMILAR (BD)
Day 14: Departure Tanzania
Today we say goodbye to our lovely castaway of Chole, and say a big thank you to Paul. We reflect on the time we have spent in Tanzania, and our memories as we start our onward bound journey home.
End of Arrangements
Pricing and special quotation notes:
Northern Circuit Package – FROM AUD 16270 pp (excluding international flights)
Southern Circuit Package – FROM AUD 9460 pp (excluding international flights
Combo Northern and Southern Package 13 NT FROM AUD 24,990 (excluding international flights)
The suggested itinerary is based on land arrangements only, international flights are currently not included. **Pricing is based on a group of 6 passengers travelling – discount has been applied to combo package. Minimum numbers apply.
Seasonality changes may apply as itinerary has currently been priced in PEAK season from June to October.
***Itinerary can be started from either Dar es Salaam or Arusha. There are no set departure dates and safaris can be tailor made to suit.
****All itineraries are all inclusive of photographic guide, transfers, internal light aircraft flights accommodation, meals, applicable drinks, park fees and selected activities. Please contact us for more information on general inclusions/exclusions and our photography suggestions.
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