Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Tarangire Safari
Kilimanjaro Summit Climb - Lemosho Route
Day 11 of the itinerary - Day 15 of the itinerary
Day 11: Lake Manyara
After breakfast you will visit Lake Manyara Park, it offers a blend of woodland, open bush, and lake. The Mahogany and Sausage Trees are alive with blue monkeys and vervets. Elephants feed off fallen fruit while bushbuck, waterbuck, baboons, aardvark, civet, the shy pangolin and leopard, all make their home in the forest. Lake Manyara is a magnet for birdlife and a kaleidoscope of different species can be found around its shores, including huge flocks of flamingos. The large variety of mammals, reptiles, birds and the different types of vegetation, all within a small area make Lake Manyara a diverse and particularly memorable place to visit. Overnight at a luxury tented camp. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Ngorongoro Crater
This morning you will take a drive to Ngorongoro Crater with a picnic lunch in the Crater, followed by an afternoon of top class game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is the Eighth Wonder of the World. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is remarkable for the Ngorongoro Crater itself. Twelve miles wide, it is the world’s largest intact caldera. Before its collapse two million years ago, the volcano is believed to have been higher than Mount Kilimanjaro. Its grassland covered plains and forested rim is the habitat of herds of elephant. The grassy crater floor is home to buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, and hartebeest as well as the endangered black rhino. Hippos wallow in the marshes and ponds. Lion, hyena, and jackal are common. Birdlife is prolific. Overnight at a luxury tented camp. (B, L, D)
Day 13: Safari in Tarangire
Today you will head west out of Arusha on a drive (approx 1.5hr) to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire boasts a vast number of baobabs that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire National Park. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. Tarangire National Park covers approximately 2,600sq kms and, in the dry season, is second only to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area in concentrations of wildlife. The park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. Huge herds of elephants gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to new grazing areas. In the afternoon you will be transferred to Arusha for your last night in Tanzania. Overnight and dinner at a hotel in Arusha. (B, L, D)
Day 14: Depart Tanzania to UK
After a leisurely breakfast you will take a flight from Kilimanjaro to Nairobi (or the shuttle bus transfer if no flight availability) to connect with your international flight to London (B)
Day 15: Arrive Home
Arrive in the UK.
- Park fees
- Services of qualified English-speaking driver/guide
- 4WD vehicle
- All meals on safari
- All accommodation on a twin share basis in Migunga Permanent Camp (www.moivaro.com/pages/migunga_forest_camp/lodge.htm) and Ilboru Safari Lodge (www.ilborusafarilodge.com)*
- Travel Insurance extension (if purchased through Charity Challenge)
- Personal expenses (ie: gifts, extra soft drinks or alcohol, laundry etc)
- Tips for local team (We recommend you allow $15 per person for tipping your safari driver/ guide)
Please note that this extension is subject to minimum numbers and flight availability and should be booked no later than 10 weeks prior to departure. In some cases, a surcharge may need to be applied in which case we will inform you prior to confirming your booking. Full payment must be received no later than 8 weeks prior to departure or your place on the extension may be cancelled. All bookings will be confirmed no later than 6 weeks prior to departure.
The advertised costs for this extension are per person on twin sharing basis. If you are a solo passenger, We will accommodate you in a room with someone of the same sex.
*= Please note that we reserve the right to change accommodation. Where this is necessary, alternative accommodation will be of an equal or better standard.
for a taste of what to expect on the safari, please click here to see a recent video made by the Kilimanjaro Operations Manager, Josh, when he went out last year. The video shows the Ngorongoro Crater.