Dates: Depart home in time to arrive Tanzania on April 24, 2013, Depart Tanzania on April 30, 2013, Arrive home May 1, 2013
Locations: lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Central Serengeti,
Attendees: Maximum 10
Fitness Level: Minimal physical activity involved in this safari. Some minor walks if you choose to take them.
Price: $3380 USD- ask us about our payment plan option
Routing Safari Routing Lodges 04/23/2013 Leave Home 04/24/2013 Arrive Arusha, Transfer to Lodge River Tree Lodge 04/25/2013 Lake Manyara Plantation Lodge 04/26/2013 Ngorongoro Crater Plantation Lodge 04/27/2013 Manyara to Serengeti Oldupai Gorge Mbalageti Serengeti 04/28/2013 Serengeti National Park Mbalageti Serengeti 04/29/2013 Serengeti National Park Mbalageti Serengeti 04/30/2013 Fly from Serengeti to Arusha River Tree Lodge 04/01/2013 Arrive Home
Come join us on a African Safari in April of 2013. We will be going for a 7 days safari, spending time at Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and the Central Serengeti.
This is not a full fledged photo tour. While photography is the focus and the learning opportunities will be endless, our focus is rather to have fun, kick back, take some photos and spend some time in Africa soakign up the culture and sights.
Our trip includes all food, water, soft drinks, transfers and domestic airfare. While in the Serengeti both wine and beer are included in your stay.
Please see below for an overview of the areas we are visiting and red links to our lodging while in Tanzania.
We will be transfered to the River Tree Lodge for your first night in Arusha. It is here where we will gather and share our first night together before we head out on our first safari drive. Lake Manyara National Park
Plantation Lodge for one night April Wildlife Highlights: Elephant, Baboons, Giraffe, Impala, Birding
Game viewing is generally fair to good in Lake Manyara at any time of year. However, Lake Manyara does not offer the abundance of wildlife experiences found in the other parks of Northern Tanzania. Here it should be quality over quantity. Similar to Ngorongoro Crater, seasonal wildlife patterns are not significant enough to warrant tailoring your itinerary.
Lake Manyara is a beautiful little park and is famous for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals considering its small size. A short visit to this serene park will greatly diversify your safari experience as the lush green jungle habitat is of stark contrast to the other parks you will visit during your safari. Ngorongoro Crater
Plantation Lodge for one night
April Wildlife Highlights: Black Rhino, Elephant, Buffalo, Lion, Cheetah
The Ngorongoro Crater, described as one of the wonders of the world, is an amazing natural sanctuary not to be missed. Game viewing here is among the very best Africa has to offer and is excellent at any time of year. The crater is very small at only about 10 miles across. With just one game drive in the Crater, it is possible to circumnavigate the crater several times and see all the main highlights. Animals are generally more active in the morning, which makes the early morning game drive option an excellent choice.
The crater is not a self-contained ecosystem and some animals do migrate in and out of the surrounding NCA but not in any significant numbers to warrant tailoring our itinerary. The main factors for planning are weather and visitor numbers. In April, the crater will be lush green and visitor numbers will be at their lowest. Central Serengeti
Mbalageti Safari Lodge in the Serengeti for three nights
April Wildlife Highlights: Leopard, Lion, Giraffe, Impala, Buffalo, Hippo
The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing year round due to the abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing is better during the dry season (June - October) but during the wet season and including April there is still plenty of resident animal action. Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lion and leopard.
There are 12 documented resident lion prides just within a one-hour game drive radius from Seronera. All these prides do shift east and south in their territories during the wet season but they are still reachable though not in the same numbers found during the dry season. The Seronera Valley in the Central Serengeti is also one of the best areas in Africa to spot the elusive leopard. You will likely encounter this majestic cat in the branches of the sausage trees that dot the banks of the Seronera River.
To book your spot or to get your questions answered, please call our tour company, Journey to Africa, today and book your Safari to Tanzania.
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