- You'll go to Tanzania
- This tour starts and ends in Arusha (Tanzania)
- You'll visit Arusha (City), Tarangire NP, Central Serengeti (Serengeti), Southern Serenget
- Activities: game drives
This tour is designed to not only provide you with an exceptional opportunity to encounter the Big 5, but also to position you in the perfect spot to experience the Great Migration, where nearly 1.5 million Wildebeest and nearly half a million Zebra make their endless migration in search of fresh pastures. The camps have been carefully selected to provide the best location to experience the migration while providing excellent value for your money.
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you'll be personally met and escorted by our staff to the heart of Tanzania’s safari center where you’ll spend the night at Mc Ellys hotel. Optional activities including, shopping or visiting the Tanzanite Experience museum are available for those who arrive early. Followed by safari briefing at 7:00 pm.
Leave from Arusha in the morning, drive to Tarangire for afternoon game viewing in the national park, famous for its giant baobab trees, large herds of elephants, plains game and predators. Tarangire also boasts a large variety of spectacular bird life including endemic species.
Dinner and overnight at Zion campsite
On this day, you’ll embark on a sun rise game drive ranging far and wide. Among many aspects of animal behavior, your guide will point out the fascinating way elephants have of communicating with subtle interactions.
Dinner and overnight will be spent at Zion Campsite.
In the morning you depart for the Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge (option) to visit the interesting museum at this world-famous archaeological site containing fossils of our early two million year-old human ancestors. Continue on a game-drive through the vast Serengeti National Park to Seronera Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
Full day game drives in the Serengeti, home to the greatest concentration of large mammals on earth. Non-migratory species include large prides of lions, solitary leopards, cheetah and graceful impala. The landscape is characterized by vast stretches of open plains, punctuated by kopjes, rock formations that have survived from the Pre-Cambrian period, and open woodlands.
Dinner and overnight at Seronera Public Campsite.
An early breakfast, collect your picnic lunch boxes for another game drive through the central Serengeti until mid-day. After lunch leave the Serengeti to the southern part border of Ngorongoro and the famous Serengeti plains to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, arrive there in late afternoon for sunset views.
Overnight at Simba Campsite.
An early morning breakfast, then descend into the crater floor (2000 feet) and drive through the lerai forest with its yellow-barked acacias, searching for giant-tusked elephant, rare black rhino and black-manned lion. Likely you may see the ''big five'' - Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino and Leopard. Late afternoon ascend the crater wall to Lake Manyara escarpment for overnight stay.
After breakfast, enter to the Lake Manyara National Park, passing through the cool shade of the groundwater forest before reaching the lakeshore. The Park is best known for its tree climbing lions, but you are more likely to an encounter elephants, buffalo, primates and astounding bird life. After a picnic lunch you continue game-viewing until the late afternoon drive to Arusha for overnight stay at Mc Ellys hotel.
- Government imposed increase of park fees and/or taxes
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Camping equipment
- Sleeping bag
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Accommodation on the last day
- Bath towels
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Some meals (as specified in the day-by-day)
Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
Solo travelers can join this group tour, but it requires a minimum of 2 people to run.
This tour accepts children who are 5 years and up. Children under 16 receive a discount.
Thank you for your interest in booking Tanzania adventures with Simba Adventures Ltd.
A. Our Tour Prices quoted includes:
Accommodations as indicated in each itinerary, based on either twin-bedded rooms or double bed rooms (or tents where applicable).
Meals as indicated in each itinerary, and domestic bottled water with group meals.
Arrival and departure transfers and all other land transport.
For Kilimanjaro and other mountains: Services of professional and licensed English speaking guides (or other specified International languages speaking guides), skilled cook, and enough number of porters for carrying your luggage, food, and water.
For safaris: Services of English speaking driver guide (or other specified International languages speaking guide), and a skilled cook for camping safari.
Entrance fees to National Parks, game reserves and museums, and ALL other applicable fees and taxes.
A Safari vehicle, equipped with luxurious game viewing and touring, with a guarantee window seat!
B. Not included in quoted tour prices:
Costs of passports or visas; excess baggage charges; travel insurance; airfares and airport departure taxes (unless explicitly stated); sightseeing, game drives or meals not listed in the itinerary; personal expenses such as beverages, (other than bottled water as noted in Tour Inclusions), laundry, communication charges, and gratuities.
C. Reservations and Payments:
A minimum non-refundable deposit of 35% per person is required at the time you book. The remainder of the price of your trip is due 90 days prior to your departure date. Accepted methods of payments to our booking office are ONLY by wire transfer. However cash payments can be accepted directly in our office in Arusha for those who do last minutes booking.
Cancellations received by Simba Adventures Ltd:
90 days or more prior to departure are subject to 35% per person cancellation. penalty.
89-60 days prior to departure are subject to a penalty of 30% of the total retail tour.
59-30 days is 50% of the tour rate.
29 days or less are subject to forfeiture of 100% of the entire retail tour rate.
Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
E. Guest Representation and Consent:
The person making a booking with Simba Adventures Ltd warrants that he or she has authority to enter into a contract on behalf of all other persons included in such a booking.
The payment of the deposit or any other partial payment for a reservation on a tour constitutes a consent by all guests covered by that payment to all provisions of the Terms and Conditions contained herein whether the guest has signed the contract or not.
Persons not fit for long trips due to heart disease, chronic illness, physical handicap, advanced pregnancy or mental illness should not participate in these rigorous travel programs.
G. Alterations to tours:
Simba Adventures reserves the right to alter or modify the itinerary of any tour, if air schedule or surface transportation changes, security matters and/or events beyond its control make such alterations necessary.
H. Specific Accommodations:
Accommodations and arranged sightseeing are subject to change at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or circumstances beyond Simba Adventures control. Every effort will be made to operate tours as planned, but alterations may occur after the final itinerary has been issued.
I. Special Requests:
Specific requests such as connecting or adjacent rooms, smoking or non-smoking rooms and special dietary needs should be advised at time of booking. Please be advised that every effort will be made to secure your special request; however, they cannot be guaranteed.
Baggage and personal effects are at owners risk throughout the tour. Luggage weight restrictions on some Internal flights may apply; details will be provided on your itinerary.
K. Claims and Refunds:
Except for verifiable extenuating circumstances, refunds are not made for any missed tour services. There will not be any refund if you cancel the tour that is in progress. Please see our Limits on Responsibility. For verifiable claims to be considered, they must be received in writing within 45 days of the termination of the tour and be accompanied by supporting statement from the Tour Operating Company verifying the claim.
L. Simba Adventures Responsibility:
Simba Adventures, its employees, shareholders, officers, directors, successors, agents and assigns (collectively Simba Adventures), does not own or operate any entity which is to or does provide goods or services for your trip, including, for example, lodging facilities, transportation companies, local ground or safari operators, including, without limitation, various entities which may be affiliated with Simba Adventures and/or which may utilize the Simba Adventures name, guides, food and drink service providers, equipment suppliers, etc. As a result, Simba Adventures is not responsible for any negligent or willful act or failure to act of any person or entity it does not own or control, nor for any act or inaction of any other third party not under its control.
In addition and without limitation, Simba Adventures is not responsible for any injury, loss, death, inconvenience, delay or damage to personal property in connection with the provision of any goods or services whether resulting from but not limited to acts of God or force majeure, disease, illness, acts of war, civil unrest, insurrection or revolt, animals, strikes or other labor activities, criminal or terrorist activities of any kind, overbooking or downgrading of services, overbooking or downgrading of accommodations, food poisoning, mechanical or other failure of aircraft or other means of transportation or for failure of any transportation mechanism to arrive or depart on time.
M. Risks :
There are certain inherent risks in adventure travel of the type involved here. These include, but are not limited to, risks of white water rafting, kayaking and rafting (for example dangers of rapidly moving water, rocks and other submerged objects, hypothermia, etc), horseback riding, (for example, unpredictable behaviour by the horses, being spooked, etc) hiking, climbing mountains (for example, rock slides, falling stones, etc), walking safaris, downhill or cross country skiing, (for example, equipment failures, ice or other trail obstructions) and in all trips dangers of animals, inaccessibility to medical attention and difficulty in evacuation from remote locations in the case of a medical emergency. Traveller assumes all such risks with regard to these possibilities.
Thank you for understanding!