12 Days Moivaro Lodges and Tented Camps

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12 Days Moivaro Lodges and Tented Camps

Moivaro’s range of lodges and tented camps highlight Tanzania’s diversity from the soaring majesty of Kilimanjaro to the exotic tropical paradise of Zanzibar and the vast plains of the Serengeti. The semi-permanent safari tents offer plenty of comforts, while lodges feature modern amenities are beautifully decorated in local styles. You will find a charming atmosphere together with every comfort: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. Moivaro Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery.

THE ITINERARY:

 DAY 01:ARUSHA

Upon arrival at the airport you will be received by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel for dinner and overnight.

Hotel Name: Arusha Coffee lodge (FB) or Similar

DAY 02:LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

After early breakfast depart to Lake Manyara. After crossing the Kenya / Tanzania border and about 1-hour driver you will stop in Arusha for lunch at Moivaro Lodge. Proceed to enter the park late afternoon the park is home to plenty of game and birdlife. Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingos.

This beautiful park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and comprises of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. Gazelles, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, the famous tree climbing lion, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippopotamus, and a great number of smaller mammals,350 species of bird, storks and flamingoes. The park contains five distinct vegetation zones and is of scenic beauty Dinner and overnight at lodge.

Hotel Name: Migunga Tented Camp (FB) or Similar

DAY 03:LAKE NATRON

Early breakfast and depart to Lake Natron situated at the base of Africa’s only active volcano OldonyoL’Engai (Mountain of God), driving past the expansive Masai plains into the floor of the rift valley at Lake Manyara. Proceed to the shadow of Mt. OldoinyoLengai.

Arrive and check in, time for lunch.

After lunch walk along the Ngaresero River to the waterfalls to cool down the hot temperatures. Late afternoon visit the shores of the lake, the lake is the only regular breeding area in East Africa for the 2.5 million endangered Lesser Flamingoes. As salinity increases, so do the number of cyanobacteria, and the lake can support more nests.

These flamingoes, the largest flock in East Africa, gather along saline lakes in the region, where they feed on Spirulina (blue-green algae with red pigments). Lake Natron is a safe breeding location for Lesser Flamingoes, because its caustic environment is a barrier against predators trying to reach their nests. Greater Flamingo also breed on the mud flats. Even more amazing than the ability of the flamingoes to live in these conditions is the fact that an endemic species of fish, the alkaline tilapia (Oreochromisalcalicus), thrives in the waters at the edges of the hot spring inlets.

Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Hotel Name: Lake Natron Tented Camp (HB) or Similar

DAY 04:LAKE NATRON

After early breakfast drive to Lake Eyasi via Manyara and Karatu arriving there in the early afternoon. After lunch, thorough explanation of the Eyasi and launch a walking trip around the Lake, the breeding site of flamingo birds. Your guide will explain to you well on how the flamingos can produce their own food. Dinner and overnight in Eyasi at the Tindiga Tented Camp

Hotel Name: Lake EyasiTindiga Tented Camp (FB) or Similar

DAY 05:LAKE EYASI

After breakfast walk through the scattered bush to the Bushmen’s bush-home accompanied by your guide and a local guide who can speak the Bushmen’s language. These Bushmen are of Hadzabe tribe and are living in groups divided in approx. 10 families, they like visitors. You will experience their bush life as they have unique style of hunting as they eat game meat, rodents, insects, roots and leaves. They sleep in caves, shades fearing not of any wild animals, you will have picnic lunch before you walk back to your Camp for dinner and overnight.

Hotel Name: Track the Bushmen Tindiga Tented Camp (FB) or Similar

DAY 06:SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Dawn game drives in Lake Manyara before breakfast. Later depart to Serengeti via Ngorongoro with picnic lunch with a brief stop at Olduvai Gorge the Historical Site, Picnic lunch and later proceed with extensive game drives and sight-seeing arriving in central Serengeti for late afternoon. Dinner and overnight.

Hotel Name: Ikoma Tented Camp (FB) or Similar

DAY 07:SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Full day in Serengeti with early morning and late afternoon game drives in the vast Serengeti plain. The term Serengeti means endless plains in Maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra that occurs between the Kenyan Mara and the Serengeti. Varied bird species can be seen here including eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl. Dinner and overnight

Hotel Name: Ikoma Tented Camp (FB) or Similar

DAY 08:NGORONGORO CRATER NATIONAL PARK

Depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area after breakfast game drives en route to arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch descend to the crater floor for game drives at this animal paradise a world wonder. Various animals co-exist inside this broken caldera which also has distinct vegetation zones. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for the dense population of animals which inhabit it. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and myriad other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted on just one single game drive.
Return late afternoon to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Hotel Name: Crater Forest Tented Camp (FB) or Similar

DAY 09 – 11:ARUSHA -ZANZIBAR

Check out and depart to Arusha arriving in time for lunch (KIA Lodge) at Kilimanjaro International Airport. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Zanzibar. Upon arrival you will be received by West Travel & Tours Ltd representative who will transfer you to the resort.

Situated on one of Zanzibar’s most beautiful and secluded beaches, Fumba Beach Lodge is a luxurious and peaceful hideaway, offering a perfect blend of casual elegance and friendly, first class service. Historical, architectural and cultural sites of beautiful Old Stone Town. The narrow winding streets are lined with stores selling local crafts, antiques, jewelry, clothes and spices. The Orphanage Shop near the Old Fort sells crafts and paintings made by local artists and the orphans themselves.

Day excursions includes visits to the Town Market, Old Slave Market, National Museum, High Court, Slave Chambers, Old German Consulate, Former English Gentlemen’s club, House of Wonders, Old Fort, Sultan’s Palace, Livingstone House and anywhere else your interest lies. You will see Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques. Stone Town has excellent gifts shops with plenty of souvenirs and handicrafts for you to delight your friends and family.

Hotel Name: Fumba Beach Lodge (FB) or Similar

DAY 12:ZANZIBAR- ARUSHA / NAIROBI DEPARTURE

Check out by mid-morning and transfer to the airport for a flight to Nairobi, Nairobi city tours, shopping and any other personal activity. Farewell dinner at Carnivore Restaurant later transfer to the airport for departure.

INCLUDED IN THE ABOVE PACKAGE:

  • Transport.
  • Domestic Flight tickets
  • Park entry fee, permits & excursions
  • Accommodation and all meals (FB) while on safari as per the itinerary
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide
  • Game drives as per the Itinerary
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Government taxes.

NOT INCLUDED IN ABOVE PACKAGE:

  • Extras at the lodges -tips, drinks, telephone, laundry or any other personal expenses
  • Excursions
  • International air fare
  • Visa
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