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18-Day Luxury African Safari

This 18-day Luxury African Safari tour is an exclusive private safari for you to enjoy your trip to the fullest! You can decide for yourself when to leave in the morning and when to return in the evening. You can also observe a specific animal or herd for as long as you like during the safari. You don’t have to be considerate of anyone. Your personal guide will advise you during the safari so that your trip will be an unforgettable experience.

Your personal and experienced Northern Lagoon Travels guide not only knows a lot about the Tanzanian culture but can also tell you a lot about the beautiful national parks and sights of the country. So don’t be afraid to ask your guide questions he will be happy to answer them all.

18-Day Luxury African Safari

Includes

    • All activities unless labeled as optional
    • Park fees for the non-residents
    • All accommodations unless listed as an upgrade
    • A professional driver/guide and transportation on a Luxury Private 4×4 safari vehicle
    • All Taxes/VAT
    • Meals & Drinks

Excludes

    • International flights & Domestic Flight to Zanzibar
    • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
    • Tips, Tipping guideline US20.00 pp per day
    • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees.)
    • The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees

What to Expect

    • Africa’s Big Five
    • Incredible wildlife sightings all year round
    • Discover the local Maasai culture
    • Excellent birdwatching opportunities, over 500 species of birds can be spotted
    • Night safaris and walking safaris available.
    • Spectacular scenery famous for its ancient baobab trees
    • Tree-climbing lions
    • The Great Serengeti Migration
    • Amazing Beaches of Zanzibar

Day 1: Moshi Town

On this 18-day Luxury African Safari tour, today is at leisure to give you time to acclimatize. You can relax at the swimming pool or explore the environment surrounding the lodge. Your guide will visit you at the lodge for a safari briefing. If you like to do an activity today, just let us know.

You can choose to relax at the pool or go on one of the many activities, such as:

  • Mountainbike tour through villages and beautiful nature
  • Visit the Materuni Waterfalls at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Walking tour through coffee plantations
  • Visit local market
  • Horse riding
  • Nature walk or canoeing at Lake Duluti

Day 2: Moshi Town to Arusha National Park

  • After breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your hotel and drive you to Arusha National Park, where your safari starts. This charming park has a rich diversity of landscapes and wildlife.
  • From lakes, waterfalls, and swamps to volcanos, mountains, and tropical rainforests. They attract many beautiful birds including silvery-cheeked hornbills and thousands of pink-hued flamingos.
  • This park is also the only place in northern Tanzania where you can easily spot the black-and-white colobus monkey.
  • One of the popular safari activities in this national park is a canoe or walking safari with an armed ranger. A great chance to enjoy wildlife up close, from a different perspective than sitting in a safari vehicle.
  • More Arusha National Park Tours.

Day 3: Arusha National Park to Tarangire National Park

  • Today you depart after breakfast to Tarangire National Park for a full-day game drive. Since this is one of the less-known parks in Tanzania, it still has an authentic safari atmosphere.
  • The hilly landscape scattered with grand Baobab trees against the blue sky is breathtaking. Witness the world’s largest concentration of elephants.
  • Herds of up to 300 elephants can be seen around the Tarangire River, drinking or enjoying a mud bath. Apart from elephants, Tarangire is a paradise for bird lovers.
  • In the area around these swamps, you can also see lions, leopards, cheetahs, and even tree-climbing pythons.

Day 4 - 8: Tarangire National Park to Serengeti National Park

Today you continue your safari in the Serengeti National Park. Its stunning landscape can be seen in some of the most impressive nature documentaries. 

The endless plains and abundance of wildlife are unsurpassed. The annual wildebeest migration with more than a million wildebeest is probably the highlight of the Serengeti. It is a true spectacle and impressive to watch millions of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles thunder across the endless plains of the Serengeti.

Together with your private guide, you will be looking for the herds across the plains. Apart from the migratory animals, you will also get to see lots of other animals, like lions, cheetahs, leopards, and many more. Expect to be impressed by the natural beauty of Africa’s most famous park.

If you like to watch wildlife from another perspective, we recommend you go on a balloon safari. It is an amazing experience to drift silently above the plains with herds of wildlife.

Day 9: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On this route, there will be a high chance of seeing a lot of wildlife.

After arriving at the crater rim you will descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor. The views are amazing! This collapsed volcano creates a unique ecosystem with a wide variety of vegetation. Enjoy the beautiful colors of the landscapes and the diversity of animals.

The crater is home to the highest concentration of wildlife in Africa and is full of elephants, lions, buffaloes, hippos, and even the rare black rhino.

This is one of the best places to spot all of the Big Five. The views from the crater rim over the crater floor are incredible.

Because of its natural beauty, the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders.

 

There is a range of activities to do in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, like visiting a Maasai village.

Day 10 -17: Zanzibar Island

Unwind and enjoy laid-back beach life on tropical Zanzibar Island.

Miles and miles of white sandy beaches dotted with palm trees, surrounded by the clear azure water of the Indian Ocean. These days are at leisure with no activities planned.

You can explore the amazing coral reefs and swim among tropical reef fish.

The beautiful beaches offer plenty of opportunities for surfers, snorkelers, divers, and sunbathers.

Day 18: Departure

  • Today will be the end of our 18-day Luxury African Safari tours, we will have to relax or explore, depending on your flight schedule. Your driver transfers you to Zanzibar Airport for your departure flight and on day 18 you will arrive back home.
  • Do you like to extend Zanzibar Island with another beach destination? Tanzania offers more paradises to unwind. Check out the pristine islands of Pemba and Mafia.

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