Day 1 – Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation.
Day 2 – Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation.
Day 3 – Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – Ngorongoro Crater Conservation.
Day 4 – Serengeti Serena Lodge – Serengeti Nat. Park.
Day 5 – Serengeti Serena Lodge – Serengeti Nat. Park.
Day 6 – Serengeti Serena Lodge – Serengeti Nat. Park.
Day 7 – Return to Arusha and depart.
Visas are readily obtained at the Airport upon arrival as well as from the Tanzania Embassies and High Commissions abroad prior to departure.
Entry Visa= US$100 for three months (extendable for a similar period)
Tanzania money is called Tanzania Shillings, abbreviated as Tshs. 1 US$ is equivalent to about Tshs. 1,300/=. Most banks in Kenya and Tanzania open between 09:00hrs and 15:00hrs. There are however bureau de change in every urban center and the open as earlier as 08:00hrs and close at 17:00hrs. Hotels and lodges change currencies as well.
Most lodges and hotels included shops accept the use of Visa/Master cards.
On the whole safari, it is recommended that you use only mineral water for drinking. Tap water may be used for shower and brushing of teeth, but we do not recommend that you drink it. The hotels and lodges have enough mineral water and you may also purchase this en-route when you make short breaks between the destinations.
January is quite hot in East Africa. Summer runs from December to March and rain, if any will be little. The nights could however be cool. You will require warm clothing during the evenings i.e. jackets, long sleeved blouses and shirts, trousers etc. For the day, you may need casual clothing as t-shirts and shorts.
Generally, photography is allowed in Tanzania. (The animals get a monthly wage for posing for the photos, so you are encouraged to take as many shots as you wish). Do not take photos of strangers, police officers, military personnel, presidential motorcade, masai herdsmen and women or any other traditionally dresses persons. You may seek permission first before taking shots of strangers and masai people. Your driver will be at your service for any assistance that you may need.
All regions in Kenya and Tanzania are supplied with 240 volts. Almost all sockets you will find on safari are those that take in the rectangular prongs plug. You may however need to carry an adaptor just in case the two bottom holes are too wide apart for the charger prongs to go in. Most lodges and hotels will provide you with an adaptor if you do not have one. It will be very rare to find sockets with rounded prongs.
As a sign of appreciation, you may offer some tips to those who offer services at the hotels on the entire safari. However, tipping remains entirely on you. Should you feel like tipping for services rendered, we recommend that porters and waiters be given at least US$ 1.- For the driver-guide, we recommend a tip of between US$ 5.- to US$ 7.- per person per day.
Travel Connections Ltd wishes you an unforgettable African safari.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha on board flight…… at ……hrs, go through the passport control then down to the luggage collection hall. Collect your luggage from the conveyor belt and walk out to the arrival concourse. Someone shall be waiting for you holding a folder written ‘YOUR NAME’.
Meet and greet then drive to Ngorongoro Crater. You will visit Olduvai Gorge en-route.
As if in a land before time, Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is built into the rim of a dormant volcano, the plant and ivy-covered native stone blending masterfully with its surroundings. Close by lies the Olduvai Gorge, the ‘birthplace of man’. Today the volcano and surrounding landscape are part of a vast conservation area inhabited by the masai tribe, as well as an extra-ordinary variety of big game and birdlife. Most guest rooms have private terraces with views of the crater floor where countless animals make their home. At Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, visitors co-exist in perfect harmony with the natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it.
Arrive at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge late in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – fullboard.
These days are solely reserved for a full day game viewing of the crater with picnic lunch.
Ngorongoro crater is without doubt one of the most outstanding natural features in the world and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. Stunningly beautiful, the 18 km wide and 600 meter deep caldera is teeming with wildlife and one of the best places to see black rhino. On a full day crater tour to this garden of Eden, with a picnic in a shady grove, most large mammals can be seen.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – fullboard.
After breakfast take picnic lunch and depart for Serengeti National Park.
Serengeti Serena Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of a landscape teeming with game. The lodge design is simple but stunning. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel ‘huts’ house the luxury guest rooms. From the overall impression to the smallest detail, the lodge is rich in local atmosphere created by indigenous handicrafts and art.
Arrive at Serengeti Serena Lodge late in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge – fullboard.
These days are solely reserved for game viewing in the park.
Serengeti is the most famous of Tanzania’s national parks and is one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. On the seemingly endless and almost treeless plains, there are an estimated three million large animals in constant search of food and water. Most take part in a seasonal migration that is unparallel in nature. Driven by the rains, over one million wildebeest and a few hundred thousand zebra and gazelles move to fresh grazing lands, in columns of several kilometers length and crossing crocodile infested rivers without regard to losses.
Lunch, dinner and overnight in Serengeti Serena Lodge – fullboard.
Take schedule flight to Arusha for lunch, then transfer in the afternoon to Kilimanjaro Int. Airport for your international departure flight.