Simba Safari, Wellworth Lodges

Simba Safari, Wellworth Lodges

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Simba Safari, Wellworth Lodges

8 Days Starting and ending in Arusha

Visiting: Arusha

Tour operator:

ARP Travel Group

Tour code:

849994

Physical rating:

VERY_EASY

Age range:

Min age:7

Tour operated in:
English , French , German , Spanish
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$6248
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NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

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Tour Overview

Experience eight days of breathless adventure on safari in northern Tanzania with this odyssey that explores three national parks and a conservation area. ‘Safari’ comes from the Swahili word for ‘journey’ and over the course of this unforgettable itinerary, you will undertake a journey like no other: you will discover some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world, come face to face with wildlife and encounter intriguing cultures.  

Highlights

  • Famous for its abundance in elephants, tree-climbing lions, leopards and pythons

  • Tarangire National Park: lush and green wetlands provide an ideal habitat for hundreds of species of birds

  • The park hosts a large number of baobab trees and termite mounds

  • Lake Manyara National Park: a lush habitat where tree-climbing lions, huge hippos, zebras and wildebeest herds can be seen

  • The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds

  • Large herds of buffalo, cheetah, giraffe and impala roam the lake shores and the forested valley slopes

  • Serengeti National Park: Home to millions of wild animals and the famous location of the yearly wildebeest migration

  • The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive

  • Its unique ecosystem has inspired writers such as Ernest Hemingway, filmmakers like Hugo von Lawick and Alan Root

  • Ngorongoro Crater: the planet’s largest intact volcanic caldera is a world within a world in which humans and wildlife perfectly cohabit

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Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha (55Km – 1.5 Hrs)

Location: Arusha

After landing at Kilimanjaro International Airport, a tour representative will meet and greet you before guiding you to your transfer to Arusha. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, be that heading out to explore Arusha at your own rhythm, or perhaps taking advantage of the hotel facilities.

Overnight in Arusha.

Day 2 : Arusha – Tarangire National Park (150Km – 3 Hrs)

Following breakfast, depart to Tarangire National Park. Once you pass the park gate, game view en route to the lodge arriving for lunch. Following lunch and a chance to enjoy the lodge’s facilities, you set out on an afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for sunset with dinner and overnight at the lodge. 

Overnight in Tarangire.

Day 3 : Tarangire National Park – Lake Manyara National Park (120 Km – 3 Hrs)

Early morning game drive and return to the lodge for breakfast. Then depart to Lake Manyara National Park arriving at the lodge for lunch. Following lunch and a chance to enjoy the lodge’s facilities, you set out on an afternoon game drive. Return to the lodge for sunset with dinner and overnight at the lodge. 

Overnight in Lake Manyara.

Day 4 : Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park (245Km – 5 Hrs)

Depart to Serengeti National Park arriving at the camp for lunch. Following lunch and a chance to enjoy the camp’s facilities, you set out on an afternoon game drive. Return to the camp for sunset with dinner and overnight at the camp.

Overnight in Serengeti.

Day 5 : Serengeti National Park

In the morning, wake up to breakfast at the lodge and depart for the game drive. The Serengeti National Park is famed for being home to millions of animals and the annual Great Migration of wildebeests, zebras and gazelles but the dramatic landscapes in which the wildlife prowls are themselves worthy of admiration during the morning and afternoon game drives, with a stop around midday to have lunch at the lodge. Riverine forests and woodlands, rocky outcrops called kopjes and volcanic grassland are just some of the backdrops in which the animals can be spotted during the game drives. With some luck, here you will see the Big Five: the lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros. Birds and reptiles are also plentiful in the national park. In the evening, enjoy dinner at the lodge. 

Overnight in Serengeti.

Day 6 : Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater (190Km – 4 Hrs)

Depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with game viewing en route. You stop at Olduvai Gorge for a chance to see the site where the Leakey family made several important archaeological discoveries. A small museum with some of the artifacts found can be viewed. You also visit a cultural Maasai village. Arrive at the lodge for late lunch and time at leisure. You have a special Boma dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight in Ngorongoro.

Day 7 : Ngorongoro Crater

Early departure and descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. You game drive in this paradise. With a space of only 102 square miles and a resident wildlife population of more than 30,000 mammals, there is a great chance that you might see all of the big five. A picnic lunch box is provided at a scenic picnic site within the crater. In the afternoon, you return to the rim of the crater and return to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Overnight in Ngorongoro.

Day 8 : Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha – Depart Kilimanjaro International Airport (240Km – 5 Hrs)

Location: Arusha

Depart to Arusha after breakfast arriving at Arusha Coffee Lodge for lunch. Transfer to Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward connections.

What's Included

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with English-speaking local driver-guide throughout the tour (the assigned local driver-guide may change during the itinerary)
  • French, German, Italian or Spanish driver-guide subject to availability (airport transfers will be operated with English-speaking drivers)

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 7 night’s accommodation

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Arusha:

Superior Hotel Category = Gran Melia Arusha Hotel or similar 5*

Day 2 Tarangire:   

Superior Hotel Category = Tarangire Kuro Treetops Lodge or similar 4*

Day 3 Lake Manyara: 

Superior Hotel Category = Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge or similar 5*

Day 4-5 Serengeti:  

Superior Hotel Category = Ole Serai Luxury Camps - Moru Kopjes or similar4*

Day 6-7 Ngorongoro:   

Superior Hotel Category = Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge or similar 4*

MEALS:

  • 7 Breakfasts 
  • 7 Lunches 
  • 6 Dinners 

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival and departure transfer from/to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • 4x4 vehicle with guaranteed window seat during game drives and all transportation throughout the tour (maximum 6 persons per vehicle)

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: game drives at Tarangire National Park (Day 2 and 3), game drive at Lake Manyara National Park (Day 3), game drives at Serengeti National Park (Day 4 and 5), Olduvai Gorge and Maasai village visit (Day 6), game drive at Ngorongoro Crater (Day 7)

OTHER:

  • Meet and greet
  • All park fees and government taxes
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (1l) per person per day on game drives
  • Filtered water will be provided (please bring your own reusable bottle)

What's Not Included

  • International or domestic flights 
  • Visas
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • Any visit not mentioned in the program
  • Porterage and gratuities  
  • Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program
  • Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any)
  • Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc.

Requirements

Passengers should bring only soft-sided bags on safari. Passport/ identity card required for internal flights, for which baggage is limited to 15kg per person, including hand luggage. Excess baggage will be charged at check-in. Passengers arriving Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate. Travellers’ cheques are generally not accepted in East Africa. US banknotes cannot be older than 2012 and must have the most current security markings (large portrait of the president). Sun protection, sunglasses, a hat and mosquito repellent can be very useful during your stay. 

Please Note

  • Day 8, return to Arusha at 12:00 noon. Travellers departing from Arusha Airport on a domestic flight should book a flight departing later than 12:40 hrs. Travellers departing from Kilimanjaro International Airport on a domestic or international flight should book a flight departing later than 16:00 hrs. 
  • No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed  
  • We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons
  • Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed
  • This tour is a combination of regular tours and shared arrangements, clients may be required to change vehicles
  • Park fees may change without prior notice. This is beyond our control and any increase levied will have to be covered by the client
  • Due to limited luggage space in vehicles, suitcases are unsuitable for scheduled road safaris. We recommend luggage packed in inexpensive barrel/sausage bags or soft-sided bags not exceeding 15kg and 65x46 cm. Excess luggage can be handed over to the representative at the time of briefing. It will be handed over to you on your return from the safari. Additional costs may apply to pick up drop off luggage at specific points 

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Arusha:

  • Superior Hotel Category = Gran Melia Arusha Hotel or similar 5*

Day 2 Tarangire:   

  • Superior Hotel Category = Tarangire Kuro Treetops Lodge or similar 4*

Day 3 Lake Manyara: 

  • Superior Hotel Category = Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge or similar 5*

Day 4-5 Serengeti:  

  • Superior Hotel Category = Ole Serai Luxury Camps - Moru Kopjes or similar4*

Day 6-7 Ngorongoro:   

  • Superior Hotel Category = Ngorongoro Oldeani Mountain Lodge or similar 4*

Check out our Q&As

  • What does the price include?

    What is included is stated specifically on the product Description. Gratuities are at your discretion. Prices do not include (unless stated otherwise) - gratuities to the guide, driver or tour manager.

  • Is there any option for solo traveller?

    Yes of course. Please note that the default selection shows the price per person per double room. For solo travellers, you will have to select a single room when available.

  • Do you offer any travel insurance?

    We do not offer Travel Insurance but would strongly recommend that you purchase a comprehensive Travel Insurance Policy prior to departure. 

  • When are there specific hotel names confirmed?

    Confirmed hotel names are informed latest 10 days prior to client´s arrival

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Booking confirmation with Itinerary and confirmation vouchers

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You can change it by logging into your profile and click on Bookings. Please check your cancellation policy.

  • Are flights included in the tour?

    No, they are not included

  • Are Visa fees included in the price?

    No, visa fees are not included

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    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of arp travel group charges.

    At 24 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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