5 Days Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Climb

5 Days Lodge Safari, to Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire for US$2225/Person



Day 0: Arrival Day

Clients need to organise their own flights to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). From JRO we will arrange a private transfer to Panama Garden Resort in Moshi town. That night or early the next morning you will meet your local Uhuru Smiles guide and have a full briefing.

Day 1: Lake Manyara
You will be met by your guide and vehicle and driven to Lake Manyara, arriving with plenty of time for an afternoon game-drive. Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its large alkaline soda lake which is home to the pink flamingo, yellow-billed stork and heron. If you are lucky you may get chance to see the tree climbing lions, which are unique to this national park. Watch out for some fun antics from the local baboon population; Lake Manyara is believed to have the largest number of these primates in the World! Dinner & Overnight at Endoro Lodge
 
Day 2: Olduvai Gorge
After breakfast, you will take a picnic lunch with you as you continue to the Serengeti, a drive of around 4 ½ hours through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your journey will take you to the Olduvai Gorge, where the Leakeys discovered the hominoid remains of a 1.8 million year old skeleton of Australopithecus boisei, one of the distinct links of the human evolutionary chain. In a small canyon just north of the Ngorongoro Crater, the Leakeys and their team of international archaeologists unearthed the ruins of at least three distinct hominoid species, and also came upon a complete series of hominoid footprints estimated to be over 3.7 million years old. Evacuated fossils show that the area is one of the oldest sites of hominoid habitation in the world. You then continue into the Serengeti. Dinner & Overnight at Osupuko Serengeti Tented Camp
 
Day 3: Serengeti
After breakfast, you will set out with a picnic lunch for a full day game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. During June, the migrating herds will be collecting in the western corridor, preparing to cross the Grumeti River. Even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers some of the most exciting game viewing – great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, as well as thousands of eland, topi, hartebeest, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Dinner & overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
 
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast, you will drive to the fascinating wildlife arena of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is over 260km2 (100 miles2) and was formed when a massive volcano exploded and collapsed on itself 2 - 3 million years ago. It is now the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world and often referred to as “Africa’s Eden”. Home to more than 25,000 large mammals – it is not unusual to see all of the ‘Big Five’ (buffalo, elephant, rhino, lion and leopard) in a single day. Driving through the Ngorongoro Highlands, you will arrive at the crater rim and then descend down 610m (2000 feet) onto its floor to start your safari extravaganza. Dinner & Overnight at Endoro Lodge
 
Day 5: Tarangire
You will drive to Tarangire, a "must see" for avid birdwatchers, boasting over 550 different bird species, the most diverse in Africa, including the Kori Bustard, the heaviest flying bird in the World! The Tarangire River runs through the park attracting a huge number of elephants, buffalo, giraffe and antelope, particularly in the dry season between June and October. It is not uncommon to see large herds of elephants roaming through Tarangire's savannah grasses or taking shade under the odd looking "upside down trees" (baobab) that are dotted around the park. Following a morning game-drive, later on drive back to Panama Garden Resort in Moshi town, or to Kilimanjaro Airport for onward travel.

Included in the price:

--Airport Transfers
--2 nights hotel accommodation at Panama Garden Resort in Moshi town
--Full board accommodation during your safari
--Meals – lunch and dinner on the first day; then breakfast and lunch on the second day
--3 liters of bottled drinking water per person/day
--4WD Land Cruiser with photographic roof hatch
--Services of a professional safari guide and cook
--All park entry fees
 

Excluded from the price:

--Sleeping bag
--International airfare & flights
--All items of a personal nature
--Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
--Airport departure tax
--Travel insurance
--Visa and Passport fees
--Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in campsites and lodges


Clothing for Your Safari

Remember, it’s not a fashion show out there, so be a bit more practical when choosing your safari wardrobe. Try to stay away from bright colours – khaki and other neutral colours tend to work well. It is probably best if you dress in layers since it can get cold, but also very hot.

--Sweater or fleece pullover to keep warm
--Sturdy boots or sandals
--Sun hat
--Sun glasses
--T-shirts or polo shirts (2-5 depending on how often you want to change)
--Long sleeve shirts (light weight)
--Shorts
-- Long trousers
-- Underwear
--Socks
--Sleepwear
--Travel towel
--Thermal underwear, gloves and warm hat (during May – Sept)
--Rain coat and rain trousers (During rainy season Mar – May and Oct – Dec)
 

To book this tour, contact us today, and we will reply within the soonest possible. Also available on WhatsApp: +255746827354

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