12 DAYS SAFARI IN MIKUMI AND SERENGETI

MIKUMI, UDZUNGWA AND SERENGETI are the ultimate safari experiences in Africa, this is the mother of all parks.
Safaris can range widely in cost – depending on how many days, how many people, the level of luxury you’re looking for and many other factors.
Our safari vehicles with hatched roof for shade against sunny African wilderness; are extended body with roomy seats for comfortable sitting and stretching out legs. Every guest is accessible to window seat. Cars are also fitted with fridges, power charge sockets and VHF radio calls for easy and fast communication with base office. A vehicle in only as good as the driver and drivers are excellent. Each one is custom designed with an extra large photographic roof hatch, extra dust proofing, comfortable seats with seat belts and canvas covers, first aid kits, binoculars, a selection of field guides and a cooler stocked with bottles of mineral water supplied by Tanzania On Foot Company at no additional cost.
Every safari vehicle carries a maximum of six passengers so that every passenger is guaranteed a window seat and access to the photographic roof hatch at all times during the safari.
Every safari vehicle is serviced after each safari.
Driver guides are all trained naturalists who have more than five years experience with us, they know their way around the parks and are skilled at spotting and identifying wildlife. They are also trained to prepare delicious picnic lunches in the bush, so that you can maximize your game viewing opportunities.
Game viewing from the vehicle is one of the core activities of a wildlife safari. Drives are conducted in the morning and evening, but depending on time of year and weather conditions may extend throughout the day. It is often best to head out for a game drive very early after a quick cup of coffee and a muffin, returning later for a leisurely breakfast. Alternatively a camp breakfast could be followed by a long morning game scouting drive with a picnic carried along and eaten whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Evening game drives are generally very rewarding, and it is during these times that we expect the best light for photography and enjoying the ever magnificent African bush scenery.
The cost is $3800 per person. Price per person varies depending on group sizes.
The above prices should be used as a guide only. Real pricing will be based on group size and itinerary desires.
Pricing is normally based on the number of people and the options desired for the trip.
For smaller groups pricing can be similar and sometimes less expensive than regular expedition prices listed on the website.
For larger groups, the price may be similar to our posted prices but the private option is an excellent way to ensure you are receiving a level of attention that is determined by your particular needs.
After we receive your booking we will send you the trip note with your booking confirmation, as it is the final definitive statement of inclusions and trip details, and it forms an essential part of our booking contract with you.
Both to assist your understanding and to avoid any misunderstandings.
Mobile Tents at Andbeyond Serengeti Under Canvas, Luxury AccommodationDAY 1: ARRIVE IN DAR ES SALAAM:
Arrive anytime at Dar es Salaam Airport there will be a pick up private transfer from the airport to Slipway hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure. We stay at Slipway hotel, which is beautifully located on the Indian Ocean views, and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will gather in the hotel for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Dinner and overnight at Slipway hotel: Half board.
DAY 2: GAME DRIVE IN MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK:
Morning after breakfast, pick up from your hotel in Dar es Salaam and depart to Mikumi National park with packed lunch or arrive there in time for lunch.
Afternoon game drives in the park and return to the lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Camp: Full board.
DAY 3: ANOTHER FULL DAY GAME DRIVE IN MIKUMI NATIONAL PARK:
Breakfast in your accommodation followed by both morning and afternoon game drives in the park a home to Elephant, Lion, Wild dog, Zebras, Hyena, Buffalo, Wildebeest, Eland, Hartebeest, Crocodile, Lizard and other residents. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park.
Dinner and overnight at Mikumi Wildlife Camp: Full board.
DAY 4: GAME DRIVE IN UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK:
Early morning drives in Mikumi park followed by breakfast in your accommodation, after breakfast relax at leisure until lunch hours before you travel to Udzungwa Mountains National park arriving in the mid afternoon. Evening rest and relax at leisure waiting for dinner and overnight at Lodge.
Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Falls Lodge: Full board.
DAY 5: WONDERFUL WALKING SAFARI IN UDZUNGWA PARK:
Morning after breakfast, a walking in this beautiful Park enjoying and experience the stunning natural beauty of the park. Lunch in the bush then proceed exploring the area, wonderful waterfall, endemic red colobus monkey and the beautiful scenery with a lot of butterflies, evening experience the Sun Set before return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Udzungwa Falls Lodge: Full board.
DAY 6: UDZUNGWA MOUNTAINS TO DAR ES SALAAM:
After breakfast check out from the lodge and travel back to Dar es Salaam for the afternoon flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
DAY 7: ARRIVE IN ARUSHA:
Meet at the Airport by a Tanzania on foot guide and travel together to Arusha.
Dinner and overnight at Planet lodge: Half board.
DAY 8: SAFARI IN TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK:
Morning breakfast at your lodge then safari briefing and after wards we depart for Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park, arrive in good time for lunch. Afternoon game drive through the park.
Dinner and overnight at Nsiya Lodge: Full board.
DAY 9: SAFARI IN LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK:
We depart from Nsiya Tented Lodge and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions.
Dinner and overnight at Nsiya Lodge: Full board.
DAY 10: SAFARI IN SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK:
we proceed to Olduvai Gorge, known as the ‘Cradle of Mankind’. It was here, in the Great Rift Valley, that the remains of early hominids dating back 2 million years were uncovered. Afterwards, we visit the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world –Serengeti National Park. The word ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’, which describes the park’s 5,600 square mile boundary. Yet for its sprawling area, the Serengeti does not disappoint when it comes to rich game-viewing. Annually, from May to December, millions of animals embark on a migration which brings them from central Serengeti to Kenya’s Masai Mara and back again in an incredible spectacle. Even during the ‘down-time’, vast herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo. As the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas and jackals stalk their meals, we enjoy a picnic lunch in this open arena.
Dinner and overnight at Ikoma Bush Tented Camp: Full board.
DAY 11: SAFARI IN NGORONGORO CRATER:
We depart from the Serengeti for an encore game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater. At the top of the crater, the views of the caldera and the scattered animals below are breathtaking. We venture onto the crater floor for an up close at the residents of this World Heritage Site, and enjoy a picnic lunch here. The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round. The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons.
We have our final dinner and overnight in Arusha.
DAY 12: ARUSHA TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Private departure transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) after your safari program will be arranged.
SAFARI INCLUDES:
1. Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned en suite tented camps and lodges
2. Private safari guide
3. Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
4. Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
5. Park fees
6. Crater fees
7. Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
8. On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebooks
9. Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
SAFARI EXCLUDES:
1. Tanzania Visa: $50 per person on arrival, USA and CANADA passport holders USD.100
2. Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
3. Meals not listed above
4. Optional Tours (balloon rides USD. 500 per person etc)
5. Tips and any items of personal nature.

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