Simba Safari, Tanganyika Wilderness Camps

Simba Safari, Tanganyika Wilderness Camps

  • 7 Days (Tour) 8 Days (Private Tour)
  • From : Arusha
  • To : Arusha
  • Tour or Private
  • Tour : English, French, German, Spanish
  • Private Tour : English
  • Minimum age : 7 Years Old

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Experience eight days of breathless adventure 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 have memorable encounters with intriguing cultures.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. This area promises you a truly unique wildlife experience.

Tarangire National Park: lush and green wetlands provide an ideal habitat for hundreds of species of birds. Famous for its abundance in elephants, tree-climbing lions, leopards and pythons. The park hosts a large number of baobab trees and termite mounds. 

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with bilingual English-, French-, or German-speaking local driver-guide throughout the tour (The assigned local driver-guide may change during the itinerary. Airport transfers will be operated with English-speaking drivers)

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 7 night’s accommodation

MEALS:

  • 7 Breakfasts 
  • 7 Lunches 
  • 6 Dinners 

TRANSPORT:

  • Arrival and departure private transfer in an air-conditioning car from/ to Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • 4×4 vehicle with a pop-up roof and guaranteed window seat during game drives and all transportation throughout the tour (maximum 7 persons per vehicle) on a private basis

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: 1 game drive at Lake Manyara National Park, 1 game drive at Serengeti National Park (Day 3); 2 game drives at Serengeti National Park (Day 4); 1 game drive at Ngorongoro Crater (Day 5); 2 game drives at Ngorongoro Crater (Day 6); 1 game drive at Tarangire National Park (Day 7)

OTHER:

  • Meet & Greet 
  • All park and government fees 
  • 1 bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person per day on game drives

Exclusions

  • Visas
  • Domestic flights 
  • International flights 
  • 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.

Please note

  • Day 8, the drop-off is at Kilimanjaro International Airport at around 02:00 pm. Flights to be booked 04:00 pm onwards   
  • 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 65×46 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

What do I need to bring?

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 2004 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.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Arusha:      

  • Standard Hotel Category = Ilboru Safari Lodge or similar (Lodge standard)

Day 2 Lake Manyara:  

  • Standard Hotel Category = Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp or similar 3.5* 

Day 3-4 Serengeti:   

  • Standard Hotel Category = Serengeti Kati Kati Camp or similar 3.5*

Day 5-6 Karatu:  

  • Standard Hotel Category = Ngorongoro Farm House/ Tloma Lodge or similar 3.5*

Day 7 Tarangire:  

  • Standard Hotel Category = Lake Burunge Tented Camp or similar 3.5*

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.
 

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL ARUSHA

Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, a representative will meet and transfer you to the Ilboru Safari Lodge or similar. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure, perhaps heading out to explore Arusha at your own pace or taking advantage of the services available at the lodge. Picture yourself in an African environment without giving up on modern comforts; then, imagine you are nested within a mature and colourful surrounding. You are visualising Ilboru. 

Overnight in Arusha.

Day 2 :  ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK (120kms – 2 hrs)

After breakfast at the hotel, spend the morning at leisure discovering the exclusive views or specific flavours of this lively town. Take some time for a safari briefing followed by lunch. In the afternoon, depart Arusha passing through the Maasai Steppe, which is filled with picturesque African villages, as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn northwest and continue the journey through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge. Somewhere in the middle of the rolling grasslands of Tanzania, against the dramatic angles of the Rift Valley Escarpment and overlooking Lake Manyara stands Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp. The 600-metre-high golden Rift Valley Escarpment creates a crater on the edge of which the camp is located. Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp offers comfortable safari accommodations while remaining true to the natural element of the safari experience. The camp comprises ten canvas tented lodgings and sixteen self-contained cottages, all with private balconies overlooking the real Africa, majestic, unfiltered and unadorned. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Lake Manyara area.

Day 3 :  LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (245kms – 5 hrs)

Go on an exciting morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park after breakfast. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afterwards, leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues northwest across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands, which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate. Enter the park with game viewing en route to the lodge. Arrive for dinner and check-in at Kati Kati Camp, a semi-permanent tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically positioned to allow exploration of the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a true safari camp experience. Meals are served in a cosy mess tent in the centre of the camp. The campfire is ready every evening for appetisers and snacks before dinner. The camp offers 15 tents with en suite facilities. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Serengeti.

Day 4 :  SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (5-6 hrs on game drives)

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. Riverine forests and woodlands, rocky outcrops called kopjes and a volcano 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. An optional early morning hot air balloon safari is also available. Pick-up is before sunrise and the flight begins at dawn. After about an hour of gliding over the Serengeti, land to enjoy a champagne bush breakfast and then take a return transfer back to camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Overnight in Serengeti.

Day 5 :  SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER (190kms – 4 hrs)

After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping en route for your picnic lunch. Then, continue your journey towards Ngorongoro, where you pass along the rim of the crater and descend to the park gate and your lodge. The small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, only 5 kilometres from the Ngorongoro Lolduare Gate, was built to offer our clients an original experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days. Ngorongoro Farm House offers 52 room cottages, 49 standard rooms and 3 suite rooms, all with ample space inside, built in the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Ngorongoro.

Day 6 :  NGORONGORO CRATER (5-6 hrs on game drives)

Depart after breakfast to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest natural wildlife arena. Descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists, going 600 metres into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. This area promises you a truly unique wildlife experience. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Ngorongoro.

Day 7 :  NGORONGORO CRATER – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK (195kms – 4.5 hrs)

Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, heading southeast, past Lake Manyara and Mto Wa Mbu village. Drive through the highlands and the Karatu district, admiring the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations. Arrive at Lake Burunge Tented Camp for lunch, and then travel a short distance to the Tarangire Park Gate to spend the afternoon game viewing. Immerse yourself in the views of the Tarangire River, the large population of wildlife around the Silale swamps and the majestic baobab trees. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. Situated on the shores of Lake Burunge and located in the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire, Lake Burunge Tented Camp is an only 20-minute drive away from Tarangire National Park. The camp consists of 20 Luxury Tents and 10 Lodge Rooms nestled in a shady bushland grove, with spectacular views onto Lake Burunge. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Overnight in Tarangire area.

Day 8 :  TARANGIRE – DEPARTURE ARUSHA (155kms – 3 hrs)

Depart after breakfast and head northeast to Arusha. The journey will take you back through the Maasai Steppe to Arusha. Have lunch upon arrival and then hop onto the transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport, where you’ll catch the flight to your following destination. Breakfast and lunch included. 

 

Experience seven days of breathless adventure 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 have memorable encounters with intriguing cultures.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

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. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. This area promises you a truly unique wildlife experience.

Tarangire National Park: lush and green wetlands provide an ideal habitat for hundreds of species of birds. Famous for its abundance in elephants, tree-climbing lions, leopards and pythons. The park hosts a large number of baobab trees and termite mounds. 

What’s included?

TOUR GUIDE:

  • Operated with bilingual English-, Spanish-, French-, or German-speaking local driver-guide throughout the tour (The assigned local driver-guide may change during the itinerary. Airport transfers will be operated with English-speaking drivers)

ACCOMMODATION:

  • 6 night’s accommodation

MEALS:

  • 6 Breakfasts 
  • 5 Lunches 
  • 5 Dinners 

TRANSPORT:

  • 4×4 vehicle with a pop-up roof and guaranteed window seat during game drives and all transportation throughout the tour (maximum 7 persons per vehicle)

ENTRANCE FEES & ACTIVITIES:

  • All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: 1 game drive at Lake Manyara National Park, 1 game drive at Serengeti National Park (Day 2); 2 game drives at Serengeti National Park (Day 3); 2 game drives at Ngorongoro Crater (Day 5); 1 game drive at Tarangire National Park (Day 6)

OTHER:

  • 1 bottle of mineral water (500ml) per person per day on game drives

Exclusions

  • Arrival & Departure airport transfers
  • Visas
  • Domestic flights 
  • International flights 
  • Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise)
  • City tax not included, payable on the spot
  • 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.

Please note

  • Day 1, the safari departs Ilboru Safari Lodge by 12:30 pm. Therefore, travellers must arrive earlier or have stayed overnight at an Arusha Hotel to join the scheduled safari
  • Day 7, the drop-off is at Arusha city centre at around 02:00 pm. Flights to be booked 04:00 pm onwards   
  • 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 65×46 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

What do I need to bring?

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 2004 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.

Accommodation options

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

Day 1 Lake Manyara:  

  • Standard Hotel Category = Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp or similar 3.5* 

Day 2-3 Serengeti:   

  • Standard Hotel Category = Serengeti Kati Kati Camp or similar 3.5*

Day 4-5 Karatu:  

  • Standard Hotel Category = Ngorongoro Farm House/ Tloma Lodge or similar 3.5*

Day 6 Tarangire:  

  • Standard Hotel Category = Lake Burunge Tented Camp or similar 3.5*

Cancellation policy

    Once ordered, this tour cannot be cancelled or refund or amended at any circumstances.

You can start this experience at the following places.

Ilboru Safari Lodge

Kanisa Road, Arusha Arusha Region, TZ

Day 1 :  ARRIVAL ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK (120km – 2 hrs)

Meet your tour driver-guide at Ilboru Safari Lodge at 12:30 pm (travellers must arrive earlier or have stayed overnight at an Arusha Hotel to join the scheduled safari. The safari will continue without clients that have not arrived by the departure time and additional costs incurred to arrange for the clients to meet up with the safari group will need to be borne directly by the client on the ground). Depart Arusha passing through the Maasai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni turn North West and continue the journey through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara. Somewhere in the middle of the rolling grasslands of Tanzania, against the dramatic angles of the Rift Valley Escarpment and overlooking Lake Manyara stands Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp. The 600-meter-high golden Rift Valley Escarpment creates a crater on the edge of which the camp is located. Lake Manyara Wildlife Camp offers comfortable safari accommodations while remaining true to the natural element of the safari experience. The camp comprises ten canvas tented lodgings and sixteen self-contained cottages, all with private balconies overlooking the real Africa, majestic, unfiltered and unadorned.

Overnight at Manyara Wildlife Safari.

Day 2 :  LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (245km – 5 hrs)

After a delicious breakfast, there is a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. Return to the lodge for lunch. Afterwards, leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues North West across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you begin spotting wildlife as you approach the entrance gate. Complete the formalities and enter the park with game viewing en route to the lodge. Arriving for dinner and check-in at Kati Kati Camp. A semi-permanent tented camp located in Central Serengeti strategically positioned to allow exploration of the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a true safari camp experience. There is a cosy mess tent isolated in the centre of the camp and here is where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetisers and snacks before dinner. The camp offers 15 tents with en suite facilities.

Overnight at Serengeti.

Day 3 :  SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK (5-6 hrs on game drives)

In the morning, wake up to breakfast at the lodge and depart for your next adventure. 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 a volcano 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 camp.

Overnight at Serengeti.

Day 4 :  SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER (190km – 4 hrs)

After breakfast depart for Ngorongoro viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping en route for your picnic lunch. Then, you continue your journey towards Ngorongoro, where you pass along the rim of the crater and descend to the park gate and your lodge. The small and exclusive lodge facing the Oldeani Volcano, only 5 kilometres from the Ngorongoro Lolduare Gate, was built to offer our clients an original experience reminiscent of the atmosphere of the old days. Ngorongoro Farm House offers 52 room cottages, 49 standard rooms and 3 suite rooms, all with ample space inside, built in the style of an old colonial farm and rustically decorated with local materials. In the evening, have dinner at the lodge. 

Overnight in Ngorongoro.

Day 5 :  NGORONGORO CRATER (5-6 hrs on game drives)

Have a delicious breakfast and depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the World’s largest natural wildlife arena. Descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists, going 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. This area promises you a truly unique wildlife experience. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure. In the evening, wrap the day up with dinner.

Overnight in Ngorongoro.

Day 6 :  NGORONGORO CRATER – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK (195km – 4,5 hrs)

Depart Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, heading south-east, past Lake Manyara and Mto Wa Mbu village. Drive through the highlands and the Karatu district, admiring the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations. Arrive at Lake Burunge Tented Camp for lunch, and then travel a short distance to the Tarangire Park Gate to spend the afternoon game viewing. Immerse in the views of the Tarangire River, the large population of wildlife around the Silale swamps and the majestic baobab trees. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight. Situated on the shores of Lake Burunge and located in the migratory corridor of Manyara and Tarangire, Lake Burunge Tented Camp is an only 20-minute drive away from Tarangire National Park. The camp consists of 20 Luxury Tents and 10 Lodge Rooms nestled in a shady bushland grove, with spectacular views onto Lake Burunge. All rooms at Lake Burunge offer large beds with mosquito net. In the evening, have dinner at the camp. 

Overnight at camp near Tarangire.

Day 7 :  TARANGIRE – DEPART ARUSHA (155km – 3 hrs)

Depart after breakfast and head northeast to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Maasai Steppe, filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. On arrival in Arusha, you will be dropped off at a City Centre Hotel at around 02:00 pm. Flights to be booked 04:00 pm onwards.