Arusha

8 days, 7 nights

Inspiring Tanzania: 8 Day Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro Safari for Wheelchair Users

For 4 – 12 people, from 1,740 € per person, tailor-made programs for less than 4 people or larger groups

Day 1: Arrival at JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport)

Our driver/guide will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel at Arusha for overnight at Rivertrees.

Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara 

Your safari starts from Arusha, as you will be collected from your hotel or Kilimanjaro International Airport. After the pick-up we will drive to Lake Manyara where we will have lunch at the camp, followed by an afternoon game-drive at Lake Manyara National Park. In the evening you will return for dinner and overnight at the tented Lake Manyara Kirurumu Lodge.

Day 3: Lake Manyara – Serengeti

After breakfast you will departure from Lake Manyara and be driven to Serengeti National park. We will have packed lunch and game-drive en route to the camp, followed by an afternoon game-drive. In the evening you will return for dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. The lodge is located adjacent to the famous Western Corridor and the Grumeti River and has been designed to completely blend in with the landscape. It is set high on a ridge, which gives you fantastic panoramic views across the Serengeti.

Day 4 & 5: Serengeti

Spend two full days in the Serengeti with game-drives. This will give you a good chance to cover a large area and see a lot of wildlife.  The Serengeti is   named after Serengit, a Masai word for endless plains, and it is one of the world’s best known wildlife sanctuaries that symbolises the classic African safari. With more than 2 million wildebeest and a large number of Thomson gazelle and zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The space is endless even at the height of the wildebeest migration when over one million animals are moving, but the Serengeti nevertheless never seems crowded.  The park lies between the shores of Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the South and the Great Rift Valley to the East.  Meals and overnight are at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

After breakfast we will with packed lunch continue our safari by driving to Olduvai Gorge. The site, a steep side ravine in the Great Rift Valley that stretches through East Africa, is also known as the “Cradle of Mankind”. The Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world and has been instrumental in further understanding of early human evolution. We will briefly visit the museum and the visitors center before proceeding towards the Ngorongoro Crater rim. Dinner and overnight are at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, a lodge built high on the crater rim. From there you will have amazing views over and into the crate, a truly breathtaking natural wonder!

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast we will descend into Ngorongoro crater for a game-drive with a packed lunch. The crater is the world’s largest unbroken volcanic caldera, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers (100 square miles). Estimates of the height of the original volcano range from 4,500 to 5,800 meters (14,800 to 19,000 feet) high. The elevation of the crater floor is 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) above sea level. The Crater was voted by Seven Natural Wonders as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa in Arusha, Tanzania in February 2013. The steep sides of the crater provide a natural enclosure for a very wide variety of wildlife and therefore great for game-viewing. Dinner and overnight are at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 8: Ngorongoro – Arusha

After a late breakfast we will drive back to Arusha or drop you off at the Kilimanjaro International Airport if you do not opt for an extension program to Zanzibar.

Itinerary

Min. Passengers: 4
Max. Passengers: 12
Max. Wheelchair Users: 4
Starting from: 1,740.00 €


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • airport transfer on arrival
  • safari in a land cruiser with a driver / guide
  • accommodation in Arusha on a bed & breakfast basis
  • accommodation during the safari on a full-board basis
  • game drives
  • park entrance and conservation fees
  • drinking water in the vehicle during the safari

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • plane tickets
  • entrance visa to Tanzania
  • drinks
  • tips

All published prices are subject to change without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances!