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This classic safari is for those who want an unsurpassed Tanzania wildlife experience. Travellers enjoy a HEMINGWAY style full service tented safari, which makes use of private campsites, combined with a few nights of the safari in Lodges while the camp moves. Large canvas tents with wooden beds with mattresses are set up in before your arrival in camp. On arrival in camp you are greeted by your waiter with juice and depending on the weather hot or icy cool towels to wipe away dust. Cool beers await you at the dining tent or campfire. Excellent pre dinner bites are served before dinner and hot showers are ready about five minutes after you inform the tent steward. Delicious meals are served in the dinning tent. Clients can enjoy the sense of security and comfort of insect proof large walk in canvas safari tents, wooden beds (King size available on request) with mattresses, crisp cotton sheets and warm wool blankets. Destination Africa Safaris uses customises 4 x 4 vehicles for maxim comfort and safety.

Explore Northern Tanzania with enthusiastic trained articulate guides who are determined to show Tanzania 's animal and scenic wonders the best possible light. Many of Destination Africa Safaris guides have worked on long film projects with noted European wildlife filmmakers. Your guide knows how to set you in the best position to take superior photographs. They love to get off the beaten path and enjoy long days observing animals and birds. No mileages limits are imposed on the guides so they have the freedom to follow the game or visit a distant tribe. This Hemingway style safari is for those who want to have the privacy that these private campsites afford with a few nights in lodges in the colder higher elevations encountered on this trip.

Day (1) Arrival Arusha Acc. Mt. Village Lodge

Day (2) ARUSHA – TARANGIRE – LUXURY CAMP

Day (3) TARANGIRE – LUXURY CAMP

Day (4) TARANGIRE - LAKE MANYARA - GIBB'S FARM LODGE

Day (5) NGORONGORO CRATER - Acc. Serena Lodge

Day (6) NGORONGORO CRATER - Acc. Serena Lodge

Day (7) NGORONGORO – SERENGETI – LUXURY CAMP

Day (8) SERENGETI – LUXURY CAMP

Day (9) SERENGETI – LUXURY CAMP

Day (10) SERENGETI – LUXURY CAMP

Day (11) SCHEDULE FLY SERENGETI – ARUSHA –LUNCH, DAY ROOM, EVENING TRANSFER TO KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIR PORT FOR YOUR KLM FLIGHT BACK HOME.

INCLUDING

* Accommodation as stipulated in the itinerary.

* Transportation in 4x4 Land Cruiser with pop-up roof for easy game viewing & photography.

* Services of an English-speaking driver guides

* Exclusive services of camp crew whilst in camp.

* All meals on safari including mineral water, soft drinks.

* Beer, wine for dinner at camp.

* Acc, including wooden beds with mattresses, some furnishings, private showers and toilets (Requests can be made for King-size beds while In the Camp)

* Mess tent

* National Park entry fees.

* Camping fees.

* One night accommodation at Gibbs Farm

* Two nights accommodation at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

* Flying Doctors Insurance cover

EXCLUDES:

Any transfer not mentioned above

Any international plane fare

Any drinks while in the lodge

Any Laundry wile in the lodge

Any gratuities

Portage Fees

Any telephone calls while in the lodge

Any tips to driver or staff

All extra activities offered by the lodges

Any service not mentioned above

 
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INCLUDE TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK , LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK , NGORONGORO CRATER & SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, depart to our private tented camp situated along

The boundary of Tarangire National Park , Tarangire is the third biggest

National park in Tanzania , An unusually large population of elephants

Inhabits this sanctuary. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature

Of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. During the dry

Season from July to November, animals concentrate along Tarangire River ,

Which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. The area supports a great diversity of wildlife, including giraffe, buffalo, lesser kudu, eland, Oryx and zebra. Lion, leopard and cheetah are also present. Up to 6,000 elephants inhabit Tarangire in the dry season.

Tribe visits & walking in the areas neighbouring the park, is offered to

Those who want a cultural touch.... Maasai live in the area. The Datoga

Another tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who migrated into this area

Looking for good grazing land many decades ago, are interesting people to

Visit.... They have so far resisted neighbouring tribes' cultural Infiltrations.

The women, still wearing locally fat treated goatskin gowns,

Carve their faces and bodies to look more pretty are usually seen.

Learning about their history is as fascinating as the views are

Breathtaking from the several hilltop peaks in the area.

Two nights full board accommodation at our Private Camp

TARANGIRE - LAKE MANYARA- GIBBS FARM

After breakfast we'll drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara . The lake situated along the impressive escarpment of the Rift Valley, takes its name from the Maasai word for "euphorbia tirucalli", a bush that is used to make a thorny hedge to protect their cattle. If we are lucky we may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an "Acacia tortilis" tree. Elephants, hippos, giraffe, buffalo and other animals are present in Manyara. The bird life is also very impressive with flamingos, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species, Picnic lunch in the Park and overnight at Gibbs Farm, Lodge in Karatu, are situated on the outer slopes of Ngorongoro Crater and are renowned for their friendly service and excellent cuisine.

NGORONGORO CRATER

After breakfast we will proceed to Ngorongoro with our picnic lunches, for game drives in the Crater. Here animals are found throughout the year due to the permanent availability of grass and water. Ngorongoro is one of the most spectacular game haunts in Africa and has been designated a World Heritage site. Nearly 100 sq. miles, it contains an impressive variety of wildlife including black-mane lions; the highly endangered black rhino, herds of gnu, zebra, elephants, hippo and hyena... the most important predator within the crater. The bird life is also prolific, with flocks of flamingos on the soda lake, plus other species of water and plains birds.

2 nights FB accommodation at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge... Perched on the edge of the crater, this beautiful lodge affords panoramic views of the crater floor. The interior decor recalls the theme of the prehistoric past with decorative wall paintings. The food served in the dinning room is considered the best at the Crater and is prepared by highly trained chefs.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park . A stop at Olduvai Gorge , the famous archaeological site where the Leaky discovered remains of Australopithecus, Homo habilis and Homo erectus, bringing crucial understanding to the study of the evolution of the human species. Serengeti is likely the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. These seemingly unending plains contain, during the months of the migration huge numbers of wildebeest and zebra with estimates of up to 1.5 million. In January- February-March they concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains, where the calving season takes place, attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena. Another interesting feature in Serengeti are the "Kopjes", massive islands of granite standing in a sea of grass, which provide shelter to a great variety of plants and animals, from the elusive leopard to the tiny dik dik. We will spend four nights on full board basis at our private camp, set in wilderness areas, depending on the season and migrations movement of the animals. Campsites include Moru kopjes, Lobo Area, Seronera or the Western Corridor.

SERENGETI - ARUSHA

After breakfast on a game drive across the Serengeti plains we'll drive to the Seronera Airstrip to take our Scheduled flight to Arusha. Arrival at Arusha... this is the end of services....

For outbound clients, they will get a dayroom where they will be able to take a shower, then an evening transfer to Kilimanjaro Int. Airport for Fly-Out.

Destination Africa Safari Services end this afternoon/early evening. We can arrange transportation to Nairobi or extensions to the Selous/Zanzibar/Kili-climb...

THE DESTINATION AFRICA LUXURY CAMPING SAFARI

THE TENTS

* Selous type tent for two persons, with private veranda. Size: 10 x 13.3 x 9ft.

* Private shower and flash toilet.

* 2 Washbasins.

* 2 African olive wood beds + 6" Foam mattresses. King size bed on request

* Fresh linen + 2 blankets + African style bed cover.

* 2 Sets of towels.

* 1 Wooden bedside table.

* 1 Hanger stand.

* 1 Writing table.

* 2 Safari chairs.

* 2 Wool African style carpets.

* 1 Kerosene lamp.

* 1 Electric lamp + 1 torch.

* "Kangas" to cover tables.

* Mirrors, waste and laundry baskets.

THE MESS TENT

* Spacious Mess Tent with screen windows.

* African olive wood tables covered with African materials.

* Bar stocked with soft drinks, beers, wine, spirits and liquors. Ice

(From water that has been boiled)

* Lighting in the camp with pressure and hurricane lamps.

THE STAFF (these depend on the number of clients)

* Camp Manager .

* Cook + helper.

* Stewards and camp attendants.

THE VEHICLES

* 4WD. Land Cruiser or Land Rover with roof hatches for game viewing.

* Communication radios.

* Mammals, Birds and Plants guide books.

* Cool box for water and cold drinks.

* Thermos with tea and coffee.

* Sand bags for photography.

* Auxiliary vehicles for transport of camp.

THE GUIDES

* Highly qualified,

* Experienced

* Articulate

* Enjoy talking about the wildlife, peoples and beauty of the country

* Love long game drives off the beaten track and to provide the most private safari possible

DESTINATION AFRICA LUXURY CAMPING SAFARIS

MEALS

Delicious 3 course meals cooked in open air are served in a spacious dinning tent. Selection of salads carefully washed with boiled water (and served on vinegar dressing); soup, meat, fish and vegetables, pasta or rice, fresh fruits and cakes for dessert are part of our menus. A selection of local beers is available as well as mineral water and soft drinks. It's suggested that clients bring their favourite hard alcoholic beverage or purchase in Arusha before beginning the safari.

SAMPLE MENU

Breakfast: Coffee & tea served at your tent with a morning call

Fruit juices.

Fresh fruits and cereals

Cheese.

Bread, butter and marmalade, jam and honey

Eggs, sausages & bacon

Lunch: Assorted selection of salads from the buffet.

Cold cuts: Smoked sailfish, beef, salami and ham.

Selection of cheese

Fruit salad

Coffee tea.

Dinner: Avocado vinaigrette

Cream of leek soup

Beef tournedo, pommes gratin and seasonal vegetables.

Green salad.

Lemon mousse.

Coffee tea.

For special dietary requests, please advise us.

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