The Road to Tanzania (August Long Weekend)

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WHAT'S IN STORE FOR YOU

It is difficult to forget an encounter with Serengeti National Park. Be it the view from the park's entrance, from where the grasslands appear to stretch to the ends of the earth. Or maybe pack of lions stalking across open plains, their manes flowing in the breeze. Or it could be the migration of wild beasts and zebra in their millions. Whatever it is, welcome to one of the greatest wildlife-watching destinations on earth. 

We have picked the long weekend in August, to help you make the most of this destination. Apart from Serengeti we shall also visit the untouched Tarangire National Park and the stunning Ngorongoro Crater. Camping in the wild is the best way to experience the savannah and we shall ensure you have a great time with all the facilities in place to make this trip a memorable one.

Dates: 11th to 19th August, 2017

Day 1 - 11th Aug, 2017

Arrival at JRO airport. Transfer to Mountain Inn. Pre-Safari briefing.

Day 2 - 12th Aug, 2017

After breakfast, in our 4x4 Land cruisers (open roofed vehicle), we proceed to Tarangire National Park and do a half day game drive. Dinner and overnight stay at Kigongoni campsite.

Day 3 - 13th Aug, 2017

After breakfast, we do a full day game drive at Tarangire National Park famous for its herds of elephant and baobab trees and later drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight at Fanaka campsite.

Day 4 - 14th Aug, 2017

Drive to Serengeti National Park, and from the gate you will experience an en-route game drive to the North part of Serengeti.

From July, August to September, the Mara River in northern Serengeti affords the most dramatic river crossings. Fierce and deep, cliff-sided and rain-swollen, the river takes an enormous toll of the exhausted and terrified wild cattle that surge through its torrential flow, some drowning helplessly, , falling victim to crocodiles, staggering, exhausted to dry land and often, in confusion, returning to the same scene of their ordeal allowing the cycle to repeat itself.

Overnight will be in the Northern Part of Serengeti for the preparation of the next day at Lobo campsite.

Day 5 - 15th Aug, 2017

We spend the day focusing on the river and explore the predicted animal migration in the Northern part of Serengeti and Mara River. If lucky, we will see thousands of wildebeest and zebras crossing the river with the goal of reaching safely and alive to the other side, avoiding the river crocodiles. Drive back to the accommodation. Overnight at Lobo Campsite

Day 6 - 16th Aug, 2017

En-route game drive to Central Part of Serengeti .Spend your dinner and overnight at Seronera Campsite.

The Seronera has all the best features of the Serengeti with open plains, occasional kopjes and lines of hills to add interest. The resident game here is phenomenal, with high densities of relaxed leopards, cheetah and lions who live off the resident herbivores, as well as the migrating game depending on the rainfall.

Day 7 - 17th Aug, 2017

We spend our day exploring the Seronera area and later drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for dinner and overnight stay at Simba campsite.

Day 8 - 18th Aug, 2017

Descend down to the crater what commonly known as “the 8th wonder of the world”. Drive to Moshi for dinner and overnight at Mountain Inn.

Day 9 - 19th Aug, 2017

After breakfast transfer to JRO airport. Departure home with some fond wildlife memories :)

 

Please note:  For those who are reasonably fit and want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, we can offer an extension. Limited seats so book your trip now!

To book this trip email us at junglelore@junglelore.net or call Kaustubh on +91-9987126233 or Gaurav on +91-9833246740

 For those who are reasonably fit and want to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, we can offer an extension. Limited seats so book your trip now!

To book this trip email us at junglelore@junglelore.net or call Kaustubh on +91-9987126233 or Gaurav on +91-9833246740

Tour includes:

- Accommodation as per itinerary (sharing)
- National Park conservation fees as applicable to the itinerary
- Game drives as indicated
- 4x4 land cruisers with English speaking drivers-guides
- Meals as indicated [B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner
- Campsite fees

- Personal chef
- Light dome tent
- Camping chairs, table, utensils
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping mattresses
- Portable shower & toilet

Please note: The tour cost will include a private portable shower & toilet. If you wish to cut down the cost of the tour we can remove the portable toilet and shower and the guest has an option of using the common facilities.  

 Tour excludes:

- Tips/gratuities
- Other camping equipment: e.g. head torches, foldable bed, head torch etc.
- Additional activities: hot air balloon, night game drive etc.
- Additional vehicle / transfers i.e. for extra luggage etc.

- International and domestic flights
- Beverages
- Any items of a personal nature such as laundry, insurance, visas etc

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Located slightly off the main safari route, Tarangire National Park is a lovely, quiet park in Northern Tanzania. It is most famous for its elephant migration, birding and authentic safari atmosphere.  The majority of travellers to the region either miss out Tarangire altogether or venture into the park for a matter of hours - leaving swathes of Tarangire virtually untouched! 

Tarangire is the surprise package on the Northern circuit. Often overshadowed by the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire has huge concentrations of animals in the peak months and a fraction of the visitor numbers of any of the other Northern parks, a perfect reason for us to include it in our plan.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

According to the Maasai, Serengeti is the place where land moves on forever. It comprises of two World Heritage Sites and two Biosphere reserves in the 30,000 sq km region, making it one of the oldest ecosystems on the earth.

Words fail to describe the magnitude of this place where climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed over a million years. In the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, comprising 1.5 million hectares of savannah, the annual migration of two million wildebeests plus hundreds of thousands of gazelles and zebras - followed by their predators in their annual migration in search of pasture and water – is one of the most impressive nature spectacles in the world.

We have hand-picked locations in Serengeti to focus on during our visit and will be camping with requisite permits in different areas of the park.

NGORONGORO CRATER

About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breath taking natural wonder. The jewel in Ngorongoro's crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un-flooded and unbroken caldera in the world.
Due to the enclosed nature, it had its own ecosystem besides the stunning scenery. You are guaranteed to see great game in any safari.

 

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Trip Dates: 11th to 19th Aug, 2017

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