PROPOSED TANZANIA ITINERARY 10012016

DAY ONE: 8/31/17 LODGING: MOUNTAIN INN, MOSHI
The day you must arrive in Kilimanjaro. You will obtain your own
transportation from the airport to the lodge in Moshi.Taxi is about
$40.
MEALS NOT PROVIDED (suggest an extra night at your
expense to be able to rest up from the long travel by arriving on
8/30/17.)

DAY TWO: 9/1/17 LODGING. Mountain Inn. Moshi Waterfalls &
Coffee Tour to Materuni Village on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Meet with Safari Tour Director for Briefing of the Safari in the
Northern part of Tanzania. Includes all park fees, guides salary,
transport and tips.
Includes: Breakfast, Box Lunch and Water.
NOT INCLUDED: DINNER

DAY THREE: 9/2/17 MIGRATION AND KILI SAFARI EXPEDITION
ON THE NORTHERN CIRCUIT STARTS. After breakfast between
6:30 to 7:00, we will depart to Tarangire National Park where we
will have a full day game drive. The Park has a diverse landscape
with nine vegetation zones. Ancient Baobab trees dot the
landscape dwarfing animals that feed beneath them. The Tanangire
River meanders through the park which attracts an abundance of
wildlife for elephants, leopards, Buffaloes,zebras, giraffes,
antelopes to a variety of colorful birds. The park is famous for
having the largest elephant population in Tanzania and we will
observe many elephant families interacting. We will stop for a picnic
lunch in an observatory inside the park where you will be able to
view animals drinking water from the river. Many times lions will
attack a thirsty zebra or wildebeest. We will continue game viewing
and final return to the lodge for dinner.
All meals provided.
LODGING: BOUGAINVILLEA SAFARI LODGE

DAY FOUR : 9/3/17. Lake Manyara National Park. Depart after
breakfast and drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara
National Park for a full day game drive. Although only 205 square
miles in size, this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and
incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees which
are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The park is also
home to a large numbers of Buffaloes, giraffes, elephants, impalas
and a Hippo Lake where large number of hippos usually gather.
Well known for its birds (over 400 different species). Lake Manyara
is one of the few places where you’ll be able to see the Ground
Hornbill and the Crested Eagle. The park has become famous
for the climbing lions and the flamingos in the lake shore.
Landscapes are stunning and very different from the Serengeti. The
game drives are done along the shore of the lake, providing an
incredible view of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground with the
lake with flamingoes and flat plains in the horizon. Great photo
opportunities. Lodge for Dinner and overnight stay.
All meals provided,
LODGING: BOUGAINVILLEA SAFARI LODGE

DAY FIVE: 9/4/17 Serengeti National Park: Today we are off to
the famous Serengeti National Park, homeof the Great
Migration.Your drive today is spectacular as you drive up the crater
highlands, stopping at the rim for a bird’s eye view of spectacular
Ngorongoro Crater. Continuing on, as you crest the hillside,
spread out before you, as far as you can see, is the vast Serengeti
which means “endless plains” in Kiswahili. The park is inhabited
by more than 2 million large animals including more than a million
wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains zebras and
Thomson’s gazelles. Large predators include Lions, cheetahs,
and hyenas are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey
which migrate throughout the park. Many smaller animals like
rock hyrax,bat eared foxes, mongoose, honey badger, jackals,
monkeys, baboons and African hares also inhabit the area along
with nearly 500 species of birds.
On the way into the Serengeti we will stop at the famous Oldupal
Gorge, where Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey made their discovery of
the first an that walked the earth. After attending a short lecture
describing the archeological dig sand geology of the gorge, we
will have time visit a small museum. After enjoying lunch, we will
depart on an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti. Overnight at
lodge.
All meals provided.
LODGING; OSUPUKO TENTED CAMP SERENGETI

DAY SIX: 9/5/17. After breakfast a full day in Serengeti National
Park with morning and afternoon game drives. There is an option
of an early morning Balloon Safari with an extra cost of $600 per
person.Overnight at lodge.
All meals provided
LODGING; OSUPUKO TENTED CAMP SERENGETI

DAY SEVEN : 9/6/17. Serengeti to Ngorongoro: We will wake up
early to do an early morning safari before breakfast so we can spot
the animals when they are more active and also to have a fantastic
sunrise in front of you. Sunrise in the African Savannah is one of
the most beautiful experiences one can have. After the game drive,
we return to camp for brunch. In the afternoon, we transfer to
Ngorongoro Crater the 8th wonder of the world with its 2000 foot
high walls and a crater floor that spreads for 102 square miles. The
crater is a virtual Noah’s Ark inhabited by almost every species of
wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. in
fact the crater has the greatest concentration of wildlife on planet
Earth. it contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that, from
the top, looks like steam, full of flamingoes, a first and open plains.
The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large
tusks, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its
grasses. They will be the most incredible elephants you’ll ever see
in your life.
Special two hour visit to a TRADITIONAL MAASAI BOMA
VILLAGE
Tour a traditional Maasai Boma village and learn about the proud
and fascinating Maasai culture. A village chief will provide a tour of
the Boma and explain their beliefs and way of life. You may watch
or take part in a traditional dance. The tribe charges a fee per car
that included. It is paid directly to the village chief to purchase
supplemental grain. Pictures are welcome inside the Boma. There
are several Maasai Bomas that our guides have relationships with
that are located approximately twenty minutes from the main road
at Olduvai Gorge. The location provides for convenient access but
is still far enough off the beaten path to avoid the main tourist
circuit.
The Maasai are pastoralists and they live off their herds of cattle,
sheep, goats, and donkeys. Traditionally, the Maasai move
nomadically with their herds to find pasture and water; however, in
recent years some of them have made more permanent
settlements. It is becoming more and more common for Maasai to
supplement their diet of milk, blood, and meat with grain. The
Maasai live in peaceful coexistence with the surrounding wildlife.
The Maasai are legendary for their independence, physical
courage, and their ferocity as warriors. In some ways similar to the
Amish, a handful of tribes in Tanzania have resisted modernization
and for the most part remain traditional.
All meals provided
LODGING: RHINO LODGE NGORONGORO

DAY EIGHT: 9/7/17. Ngorongoro Crater: Very early in the morning
we descend down to the crater floor for a day of wildlife viewing in
one of the most incredible places on earth. After a stop for a picnic
lunch near the hippo lake with more wildlife viewing in the
afternoon. We drive up the steep road out of the crater and return
to Moshi.
DINNER NOT PROVIDED
LODGING: MOUNTAIN INN MOSHI

DAY NINE: 9/8/17. Breakfast from 6:30 to 7:00. We board the
Travel Van from Moshi to Morogoro (6 hours)
Box Lunch, 2 bottles of water included.
DINNER NOT PROVIDED
LODGING: FLOMI HOTEL MOROGORO

DAY TEN: 9/9/17. Breakfast from 6:30 to 7:00. We will board the
Travel Van traveling from Morogoro to Iringa (6 hour drive)
Box Lunch provided. 2 bottles of water included.
START HOMESTAY WITH IRINGA Friendship Force Club. They
will meet us at a central location in Iringa and take us to their
homes.

DAY ELEVEN 9/10/17 IRINGA Friendship Force Homestay
program being developed

DAY TWELVE 9/11/17 IRINGA Friendship Force Homestay

DAY THIRTEEN 9/12/17 IRINGA Friendship Force Homestay

DAY FOURTEEN 9/13/17 IRINGA Friendship Force Homestay

DAY FIFTEEN 9/14/17 RUAHA NATIONAL PARK. Migration and
Kili Expeditions will pick us up at a central point in Iringa.
We will have a game drive till dinner time where they will
deliver us to RUAHA RIVER LODGE.
All meals provided.
LODGING: RUAHA RIVER LODGE

DAY SIXTEEN 9/15/17 RUAHA RIVER LODGE will provide two
safari drives.
All meals provided.
LODGING: RUAHA RIVER LODGE

DAY SEVENTEEN 9/16/17 Early safari walk then breakfast.
Migration and Safari Expedition picks us up to head out to
Morogoro.
Drive from RUAHA River Lodge to Morogoro (6 hours)
Box Lunch and two bottles of water included.
DINNER NOT INCLUDED.
LODGING: FLOMI HOTEL MOROGORO

DAY EIGHTEEN 9/17/17 Breakfast from 6:30 to 7:00. We drive 6
hours from Morogoro to Moshi.
Box Lunch provided. Two bottles of water included.
DINNER NOT PROVIDED.
LODGING: MOUNTAIN INN MOSHI

DAY NINETEEN 9/18/17 Breakfast provided. LEISURE DAY AT
HOTEL. FLY BACK TO USA. Make own arrangements to get
from Moshi to Kilimanjaro International Airport.