Safari Extension after Rongai Route

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Trip code: 
XYW
Activity:
Safaris
Min age:
16
Min group size:
2

A fantastic introduction to Africa's wildlife and the perfect antidote after your climb

A perfect introduction to Africa’s wildlife. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is as breathtaking for its landscapes as it is attractive for its animals. The walls of the crater provide a home for an abundance of animals acting like a giant enclosure. As a resuly only a few of the vast numbers of animals actually migrate out of the crater. Tarangire National Park has the biggest numbers of elephants in the northern part of Tanzania and is dotted with the eerie and irresistible Baobab trees, which are a favourite with the elephants.and make for a beautiful landscape. Finally Lake Manyara National Park is small but supports a high density of mammals including its famous population of tree climbing lions.

The mandatory park fees contribute to conservation of the parks and surrounding areas.

Highlights

  • Ngorongoro Crater-unbeatable scenery for wildlife spotting
  • Tree climbing lions of Tarangire
  • Perfect antidote after summiting Kilimanjaro

Key information

  • 3 days Land Only
  • Travel by 4WD safari vehicle
  • 2 nights permanent tented camps 
  • Price- from GBP 1099 (based on two people travelling together and sharing) 
  • Single supplement £75

What's included

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners included
  • All accommodation
  • Transfers from Marangu to Arusha at start of the trip and to Kilimanjaro airport after the safari

 

 

 

 

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Single supplement
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Trip Notes

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Itinerary

Marangu
to
Kilimanjaro Airport
  • Day 1

    Transfer to Arusha to meet vehicle. Drive to Taranagire National Park; gameviewing.

    You will be picked up from your lodge in Marangu at 7:30 am and transferred to Arusha to meet the safari vehicle.We will then drive to Tarangire National Park. This park is particularly famous for large herds of elephants and as we drive through it you should be able to view hundreds of them. Tarangire is a mix of large mature trees, grassland and the Tarangire River. You should also see herds of giraffe, zebra and buffalo, and there are regularly good sightings of both lions and leopards.
    Migunga Tented Camp or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 2

    Drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area; descend into crater; full day on safari.

    Today we drive from our permanent tented camp to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a remarkable place. It is a conservation area, rather than a national park, which means the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. Whilst in Ngorongoro we have a chance to glimpse something of the Masai way of life. We will drive around the rim of the crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The crater walls form a stunning backdrop and seeing herds and solitary animals roaming within it make for some of the best wildlife viewing in Africa. The only animal you won't see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. After a full day in the crater we drive back to our permanent tented camp.
    Migunga Tented Camp or similar

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
  • Day 3

    Head to Manyara National Park for safari; transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport.

    We drive to nearby Manyara National Park for a game drive in one of Tanzania's smaller but fantastic parks, where the safari experience will be both diverse and rewarding. The lakeshore at Manyara teems with birdlife, and while you are looking for the birds, you might spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There is a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs of the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. We will then drive to Kilimanjaro international airport. The drive back is approximately 3 hours and to allow sufficient time you should have a flight booked no earlier than 4pm on this day.

    Meals included: Breakfast Lunch

Essential Info

Visas

Tanzania

Most nationalities require a tourist visa for Tanzania, including British nationals, most EC nationals, Australians, New Zealanders, Americans and Canadians. The visa is available at the border and the cost for British and most other European Nationals is USD50 cash, whilst for US citizens it is USD100 cash.

Vaccinations

Tanzania

Please note that although Tanzania does not officially require proof of Yellow Fever vaccination, at most airports and other points of entry you may be required to show a certificate of vaccination or an exemption certificate. This includes coming from Europe via, or transiting through an endemic country including the airports of Nairobi (Kenya) and Addis Ababa (Ethiopia). If visiting Zanzibar from mainland Tanzania border officials have been known to demand proof of Yellow Fever vaccination or an exemption certificate.

Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. Malaria prophylaxis is essential and we suggest that you seek advice from your GP or travel health clinic about which malaria tablets to take. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

Eating and Drinking

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners are included. 

In the itinerary we state which meals are included on each day. There will be a selection of both Swahili and European dishes of an evening. Packed lunches are provided by the lodge. Vegetarians can be catered for but, as is often the case when travelling in countries like Tanzania, choices will be limited. Please notify the Exodus office of any dietary requirements, prior to departure.

Weather

Tanzania lies just south of the equator and therefore is hot most of the year, there are two wet seasons, the long rains in April and may and the short rains in November. This tour runs only in the dry season so you should not expect much rain. The days will be warm usually between 15 and 25 C.

Is this trip for you?

A chance for some excellent wildlife viewing and beautiful scenery. There are two long drives and some shorter ones most of which will be in parks and conservation areas, allowing for constant animal spotting. We travel in 4WD landcruisers or landrovers. Each vehichle has a roof hatch, which greatly enhances game viewing..

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Accommodation

Migunga Tented Camp

Migunga Tented Camp is set in 35 acres of acacia forest and consists of permanent tents on raised platforms. All have en-suite bathrooms and a private veranda looking out onto the lush forest. All the tents are discretely placed around a central glade, offering shade and privacy, but still only a short walk to the restaurant and bar.
Wake up each morning to the sound of the forest whilst of an afternoon enjoy watching vervet monkeys play. Of an evening the whole camp resonates with jungle sounds.

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Trip Notes

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An overview of flight options

Exodus is committed to making joining our tours as easy as possible, wherever you live. We generally only block book seats from London, but this certainly does not mean that you need to fly from there. Depending on the route and airlines available, there will usually be various options available for those who want to fly from their local airport.

This page aims to provide a useful overview of the options available to our clients. However, the best flight arrangements should be tailored to your personal requirements, so please contact our Sales team for expert advice.

 

What kind of options do I have ?

1. We can book for you: Flights from anywhere in the world - not via London  

Depending on the route, this may be direct or via an overseas hub like Amsterdam, the Middle East or elsewhere. On short haul routes there may be direct flights with low cost airlines, charter flights or scheduled airlines. Exodus can book most, but not all, of these for you. The most appropriate airline may be different to that which we use for the group flight from London, but many people now travel on different airlines and meet up with their fellow passengers at the destination.

Pros Cons
  • May be the most direct route
  • Often the extra fare compared to the London flight is minimal.
  • As you will be in the hands a single airline for your entire journey, the airline will be responsible for your bags and your connections.
  • You may not be able to join the group transfers. However, we can usually arrange private transfers, or book your flights to try and coincide with the group transfers. See notes on transfer arrangements below.

 

2. We can book for you: Connecting flights from your local airport to London

Exodus can book connecting flights to London so you can join the group flight there. Connecting times will be followed according to airline advice, or as requested by clients. There are two types of fares we can use for this option: a 'through-fare' or a 'published fare'.
 
a) A 'through-fare' is where you will be in the main airline's care throughout. You change planes, but your bags are checked all the way through to your final destination. 

b) A 'published fare' ticket is completely seperate from your onward ticket from London. It is usually cheaper than a through-fare but will need to be paid for and issued as soon as it is booked. This can be a problem if your tour has not yet reached minimum numbers. On 'published fares' neither airline is aware that you have connecting flights, so Exodus is responsible for timing your connection, not the airlines involved. The tickets are also usually non changeable and non refundable.

Pros Cons
  • Depending on the fare type, Exodus or the airline is responsible for flight connections.
  • Through fare tickets can be expensive.
  • On a published fare, tickets must be issued immediately; tickets on published fares can be very difficult to change if onward flight times change; bags are not checked though to your final destination.
  • Published fares are non-refundable.

 

3. Booking some or all of the flights yourself

You can also book connecting air travel yourself, either to London, or all the way to the start point. There may be certain airlines or routes we don't have access to, so this is always an option. However, if you make your own travel arrangements you become liable for any delays, cancellations or missed connections, and Exodus is not required to offer refunds if you have trouble reaching the start of your trip.

Pros Cons
  • You might find cheaper fares, or routes not available to Exodus.
  • You are responsible for any delays or missed connections, and the cost of the tour is not protected should you miss your flight be cancelled.

 

 Notes on transfer arrangements

Sometimes it is possible to travel on a different airline to the group flight from London. Where this is the case, we need to think about ensuring you meet up with the group with minimum extra cost and hassle.

  • On certain trips, it is easy to arrive on a different flight and still meet the group at the hotel with time in hand. We can usually arrange private transfers (at extra cost) or offer advice on taking a taxi to the start hotel.
  • On other trips (especially in Europe), the transfer meets the group flight and then travels some distance to the first night's accommodation. Where this is the case, our Sales team will try to arrange flights that arrive before (and depart after) the group. However, we do have to make it clear in your final documentation that if your flights are delayed, the transfer cannot wait for you. While Exodus or our local operators will do what we can to help you reach the start point of the tour, any additional costs must be paid by the client. 

 

Next steps? 

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