11 DAYS sAFARI WITH uSAMBARA MOUNTAIN AND PANGANI BEACH
FROM $2335

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT ARUSHA

DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

DAYS 3: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

DAYS 4: NGORONGORO CRATER-LAKE CHALA

DAYS 5 -6: LAKE CHALA

DAYS 7-8: USAMBARA MOUNTAIN

DAYS9 – 10: USHONGO BEACH

DAYS 11: USHONGO BEACH-DAR ES SALAAM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Destination: Tanzania

Price per person sharing from sharing $2335

Best time for this tour is from January, February, March, June, July, August, September, November and December.

Price per person sharing from sharing $2335

Best time for this tour is from January, February, March, June, July, August, September, November and December.

DETAILS

The great big game experience without going over the top of your budget and you won’t   completely abandon the idea of comfort and style either. This tour takes you to Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park,The Lake Chala  at  the foot of mt Kilimanja, Usambara mountains, Ushongo beach and next up to Dar es salaam International Airport( DIA) for your flight back home  .

Please note that bellow is a sample of the safari plan, we can tailor make according to your preference. Let’s start

Day 1: Daily Summary

Accommodation: Ilboru Safari Lodge
Meal plan: Full board

On your arrival the first day of your vacation, you’ll touch down at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), From here, your guide will meet you and drive you to your lodge Ilbor Safari lodge located at Arusha for your overnight stay. From Kilimanjaro International Airport to your hotel in Arusha is 1hr30.The same local Tanzanian private guide and the car will be available just for you, for your whole safari in Tanzania. Being borned and raised in Tanzania our local guides knows this country with its secret so you’ll be in good hands from the time you land to the moment you leave. Your safari begun at Arusha, the tourists harbor city of Tanzania.Located at 1200m above sea level at the foot of Mount Meru, the second highest mountain in Tanzania after Kilimanjaro Montain.The City also known as Geneva of Africa due to its greenish and cooler weather.This safari starts in Arusha and end at Arusha.The trip will take you to the best national parks of Tanzania northern circuit, Serenget national park,Tarangire national Park and Ngorongoro crater.

Ilboru Safari Lodge

Nestled at the foot of majestic Mt. Meru, Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming mountain climbers and safari travelers to northern Tanzania for decades. Ideally located between the northern safari circuit and Mt Kilimanjaro, this beautiful Swahili sanctuary is set on a five-acre plot, tucked away beneath ancient trees on the outskirts of Arusha town. ​

Ilboru Safari Lodge has been welcoming guests to Tanzania for seventeen years. Enjoy a hearty breakfast and a la carte lunch inside in the big African theme dining room, or eat outside beside the swimming pool, where there is a pleasant poolside bar. In the evening sit down to a four course meal where you can choose between European, African, or Asian dishes. There is stunning lounge and it’s also a great place for kids as there is a plenty of room for them to run around.
Another big bonus for this attractive lodge is a wide range of activities. You can choose from a day tour at lake Duluti where they offer Canoeing and the forest walk or a coffee plantation tour and Bangata water falls.

Day 2: Daily Summary

Tour: Tarangire National Park
Accommodation: Isoitok Camp
Meal plan: Full board

Tarangire National Park

After breakfast drive to Tarangire National Park. This relative secrecy is odd because during the dry season it’s part of the migratory movement and is second only to Ngoro Ngoro Crater in concentration of wildlife. This park is much more densely wooded than Serengeti with acacia, mixed woodland, and the ubiquitous baobab although you’ll find grassland on the plains where cheetahs hunts.

The good bird watching can be done along the wetlands of Silalei swamp and around the Tarangire River. Yellow –collared lovebirds, hammerkops, helmeted guinea-fowl, long-toed lapwings, brown parrots, white-bellied go away-away birds, and a variety of the king fishers. You may hear a cry that sound like quite similar to the American bald eagle but is in fact it’s look-alike cousin, the African fish eagle. Returning to the Isoitok camp in the evening for the overnight. ​

Isoitok Camp Manyara

located in the Esilalei area with a beautiful view of lake Manyara. Isoitok is a Maasai word which means the stone! Spacious thatch roof tents each with its veranda, are built with wooden platforms with a great views overlooking lake Manyara, the Maasai plain and the Great Eastern African Rift valley.

Gaily decorated with animal-motif furnishing, all tents have an en-suit bathroom with flush toilets, camp is a perfect pose after a busier a long day. Surrounded by a rich savannah bush with an altitude of 1,075 meters above sea level. It is nested at natural wildlife corridor from the Ngorongoro highlands through to the Manyara conservancy and into Tarangire National Park.
At night, enjoy the brilliance of the night sky after superlative meal. There is an open fire pit where you can spend a quality time with authentic Maasai guides or reminisce after the day of activities. Take advantage of cultural experiences offered at the camp,such as Maasai boma visit, traditional goat sacrifice, learn maasai tradition medicine and sundown walk.

Day 3: Daily Summary

Day 3: Daily Summary
Tour: Ngorongoro crater
Accommodation: Farm of dream
Meal plan: Full board.

Ngorongoro Crater

Early in the morning after the breakfast at your camp head off to Ngorongoro crater,game en route.Today depend on how much time you’ll spend by stoping here and there for taking photos you’ll arrive at Ngorongoro crater before 12pm.Remember the roads in the parks are bumpy and dust! The Ngorongoro crater floor dominated by huge flamingo-filled alkaline lake,hold the highest concentration of predators in the world-lions,hyenas,jackals and leopards.

Cheetah can be sometimes seen but fall prey to lions and hyenas,which the nervous and fragile cheetah is no match for.The big heards of the plain game such as Thomson’s,grants’s gazelles,zebras,wildebeests, are easy meal for the thoroughly spoiled predator that need to spend very little energy to score a megameal.Lunch will be served at scenery picnic site at the crater floor.late afternoon drive out of the crater floor and headoff to your logde,Farm of the dream for your overight stay.

Farm of Dream

This beautiful property facing Western South Slopes of Ngorongoro Crater is located at 1,400m above sea level, only one hour and thirty minutes from the Ngorongoro crater. You’ll sleep in a large, airy bedroom with an en- suite bathrooms and veranda. The food is delicious and uses a lots of organic from vegetables and herbs from the farm’s own gardens.

Take your dawn time by spending some time by pool side or just wander around the gardens and spot birds.

Day 4: Daily Summary

Day 4: Daily Summary
Tour: Lake Manyara National Park
Accommodation: Lake Chala Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park

After early morning breakfast today, head off to lake Manyara national park, the park known for its tree climbing lions. No one real knows why they climb and roost in trees, it’s been suggested that this unusual behavior probably started during a fly epidemic when the cats climbed high to escape the swarms of biting flies on the ground, so present ongoing behavior is now part of their collective memory Lake Manyara National Park is small, stretching only some 330 square km(127square miles)along the base of the escarpment with two thirds of its surface taken up by shallow alkaline Lake Manyara It’s range of ecosystems at different elevations makes for dramatic differences scenery

At one moment you’re travelling through a fair -tale forest( called ground water forest).In the deep forest the old tuskers still roam, blue monkeys swing among huge fig trees, tamarind trees, giant baobabs, and mahoganies using their long tail as an extra limb. In the evening as motes of dusty sun-light dance in the setting sun, there’s an excellent chance of spotting a troop of more than 300 olive baboons sitting in the road, grooming each other, chatting, and dozing, while dozens of naughty babies play around them and old granddaddies look on with knowing eyes. In the afternoon drive to Lake Chala lodge for your overnight stay and dinner.

Lake Chala Lodge

The best lodge provide peaceful refuge from the bush without sacrificing outdoor magnificent, and few can match the exquisite relief you’ll find at Lake. The lodge is parched on the edge of the mystical caldera lake Chala. Lake Chala is fed entirely by underground springs from Mt Kilimanjaro, the turquoise blue and green waters are surrounded by diverse plants, trees and wildlife. With the stunning view offers guarantees that your stay at the Lake Chala Safari Lodge is an unforgettable experience. the perfect place to unwind and absorb the serenity and tranquility of this romantic piece of the African bush.

Enjoy the luxury tented camp with its elegant en-suite tents, stunning views, fine dining at the Caldera Restaurant over-looking the crater lake, Kilimanjaro and the Chala savanna.Inside your cabin you’ll find a generous king size bed, some with additional twin, spacious bathrooms, with large rain shower. A young maasai stand with slingshot at the ready, so that you can enjoy gourmet lake side meal without disturbed by baboons who wander around.

In the morning take advantage of varieties of activities offered by the lodge, starts with bush walking to the highest point of the edge of lake Chala and next up engage in a Kayaking which will take you at the Kenyan’s boarder.

Day 5-6: Daily Summary

Day 5-6: Daily Summary
Tour: Kayaking and nature walk at Lake chala
Accommodation: Lake Chala safari lodge
Meal plan: Full board

Kayaking and Nature Walk at Lake Chala

The best lodge provide peaceful refuge from the bush without sacrificing outdoor magnificent, and few can match the exquisite relief you’ll find at Lake. The lodge is parched on the edge of the mystical caldera lake Chala. Lake Chala is fed entirely by underground springs from Mt Kilimanjaro, the turquoise blue and green waters are surrounded by diverse plants, trees and wildlife. With the stunning view offers guarantees that your stay at the Lake Chala Safari Lodge is an unforgettable experience. the perfect place to unwind and absorb the serenity and tranquility of this romantic piece of the African bush.

A young maasai stand with slingshot at the ready, so that you can enjoy gourmet lake side meal without disturbed by baboons who wander around.

In the morning take advantage of varieties of activities offered by the lodge, starts with bush walking to the highest point of the edge of lake Chala and next up engage in a Kayaking which will take you at the Kenyan’s boarder.

Lake Chala Safari Lodge

Enjoy the luxury tented camp with its elegant en-suite tents, stunning views, fine dining at the Caldera Restaurant over-looking the crater lake, Kilimanjaro and the Chala savanna.Inside your cabin you’ll find a generous king size bed, some with additional twin, spacious bathrooms, with large rain shower. A young maasai stand with slingshot at the ready, so that you can enjoy gourmet lake side meal without disturbed by baboons who wander around.

In the morning take advantage of varieties of activities offered by the lodge, starts with bush walking to the highest point of the edge of lake Chala and next up engage in a Kayaking which will take you at the Kenyan’s boarder.

Day 7-8: Daily Summary

Day 7-8: Daily Summary
Tour: Usambara Mountain
Accommodation: The Lawns Lodge

Usambara Mountain

Today after breakfast you’ll head off to Usambara mountains. You’ll drive through some small towns, the sisal plantations and villages. Usambara chains of mountains are home to an exceptional species of plants and birds, representing one of the highest biodiversity on the African continent.

The ancient Eastern arc mountains stretch in a broken crescent from the Taita Hills in southern Kenya down to the Tanzania southern Highlands. Among the birds species including usambara eagle owl,kenricks’s starling and the usambara warbler.Usambara chains of mountains are known for their wealth of medicinal plants.

The Lawns Lodge

On your arrival at Usambara you’ll go for the afternoon walk to spectacular irente, view point where you can see the village of Mazinde, Mkomazi and the Maasai steppe about 1000 meters below. the dinner and overnight at The lawns lodge. On the next day you’ll do 5-6 hours walking at Magamba rain forest, walking through the farms land, villages and the lush green forest of the Magamba rain forest.

The Magamba rain forest is the home of black and white colobus monkey, chameleons and varieties of plants species then later in the afternoon visit the magnificence Kisasa water falls. Return to your lodge before the dark for your dinner and rest.

Day 9-10: Daily Summary

Day 9-10: Daily Summary
Tour: Ushongo Beach
Accommodation: The Tides

Ushongo Beach

On this day after the breakfast at your hotel, you’ll head off to Ushongo beaches Pangani. The journey to the coastline beaches of Ushongo will take 4hours from Usambara mountain, you’ll drive through the town of Korogwe, Muheza and the old town of Pangani where you’ll take the ferry to get to other side of the ocean where the Ushongo beaches are located.

The 35(22miles) from the Pangani ferry, the beaches are the ultimate beach escape where time stands still, where sand, sea, and horizon melt into each other, where there’s exclusivity, total relaxation, and impeccable. This 25km(16miles) stretch of sandy shores are truly pristine. Arrive for lunch and after lunch you’ll relax and enjoy the gorgeous beach scenery.

The Tides

Have you ever dreamed about an authentic beach experience, void of crowds and beach boys whilst not skimping on the little luxuries? Located on ‘one of the world’s best beaches’ Ushongo visited by far fewer tourists compared to Zanzibar beaches. You may ask yourself Where exactly am I going? gorgeous, away from the madding crowds, excellent food, friendly and attentive staff. The beach is swimmable only at high tide.

The tides offer varieties of accommodation you can choose from understated elegance, simplistic luxury and privacy whilst staying at Mawimbi Villa or choose from a variety of accommodation options at this best kept secret barefoot chic, the food and service it would be hard to find anywhere in the world as beautiful as the authentic. If you’re into snorkeling or diving take advantage to a trip to the underwater wonderland of Maziwe Private Marine Reserve. This luxurious resort will make sure you get the best out of your beach break.

Day 11: Daily Summary

Day 11: Daily Summary
Tour: Ushongo - Dar es salaam International Airport

DSM INT AIRPORT

Dar es Salaam International Airport

Today is your last day in Tanzania, early morning after breakfast you’ll drive to Dar es salaam International Airport to connect with your flight back home. The transit time is seven hours .
Price per person sharing from sharing $2335
Best time for this tour is from January, February, March, June, July, August, September, November and December.

DETAILS
The great big game experience without going over the top of your budget and you won’t completely abandon the idea of comfort and style either. This tour takes you to Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara national park, Tarangire national park,The Lake Chala at the foot of mt Kilimanja, Usambara mountains, Ushongo beach and next up to Dar es salaam International Airport( DIA) for your flight back home .

What Our Guests Say About this Trip

"My family was able to do the cross country tour with longway! Abu the owner was our guide and his positivity and knowledge was a true highlight of the trip. We really enjoyed the cross country travel as it got us away from the heavily trafficked areas to more rural and authentic locations. The usambara mountains were a highlight as well as lake Chala and visiting a quiet part of the coastline. Thank you Abu and Ann for making our trip to Tanzania a great experience! "

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