Day 1 Arrival Day and Welcome to Tanzania
Whatever your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your Topdeck Safaris driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Arusha, Tanzania’s self-styled ‘safari capital.’ On your journey to the hotel, you will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your pre-safari briefing today; if not, it will take place early tomorrow morning.
ACCOMMODATION: SUMMIT SAFARI LODGE OR TULIA HOTEL
Day 2 Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Our two-hour journey takes us westwards from Arusha. Along the route, your eyes will be opened to all the colours and character of Tanzania: perhaps some Maasai herdsmen driving their flocks of goats to new pastures. You’ll get to know your driver-guide, amazed at his depth of knowledge as he effortlessly answers all your questions.
Day’s Highlight Your game drive in wonderful Lake Manyara, with the Rift Valley escarpment and the lake itself as the wonderful, natural backdrops.
ACCOMMODATION: TLOMA LODGE OR TWIGA LODGE
Day 3 Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
With Serengeti as our destination, and with your head full of magical memories of Manyara, we set off to the north and west, a 4.5-hour journey of around 200km, following the famous Rift Valley. On the journey, you will be enchanted by the colors of everyday Tanzanian life, the different faces of the tribesmen, their herds, the bustle of the transport, the vibrant roadside stalls and markets. Soon, however, the human habitation gives way to the Serengeti plains.
ACCOMMODATION: TORTILIS CAMP OR KILIMA VALLEY
Day 4 Safari in Serengeti National Park
Today is a full day of discovery, a chance to enjoy the varied landscapes of the Central Serengeti. The Seronera River weaves its way through this area, providing waters for all species of wildlife. You will also see the distinctive rocky outcrops, the famous kopjes which characterize the Serengeti landscape. Lunch will be an unforgettable experience, enjoyed in the middle of the bush. Everything here varies with the seasons, but in May, November and December migrating herds join the already rich population of resident animals which live here year-round. (In the rainy season, the landscape turns black with hundreds of thousands of wildebeest – a simply incredible sight.)
ACCOMMODATION: TORTILIS OR RHINO LODGE
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro Crater with packed lunch boxes. Descend to 600m depth for a game drive in this ‘8th World Wonder’. As an UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year.
Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away. Approximately 30,000 animals live on the crater floor! After this great experience.
ACCOMMODATION: TLOMA LODGE OR TWIGA LODGE
Day 4 Tarangire National Park – Kilimanjaro International Airport
After our morning game drive in Tarangire National Park and then lunch, we will have a 4-hour journey, covering the 175km back to Kilimanjaro International Airport.
The diverse landscapes of Tarangire, spread across nearly 3,000 km2, and the density and variety of wildlife they contain. And it is the wildlife – not us – which will decide what your highlight will be!
N D wrote a review Feb 2020 Manila, Philippines 28 contributions 84 helpful votes
This trip, exceeded our expectations
“Our safari tour was truly amazing! We saw so many animals and wonderful culture activities in Tanzania. All the tour guides and overall experience was also very positive. This company will give you good attention from the first day you contact them to the end of your trip. They’re really good in building a good customers’ relationship, and definitely the best in satisfaction! I could not ask for more from this company, everything was perfect. My plan is to go back on safari with more family members and get more safari experience, plus Zanzibar tour through Topdeck safari in near future. I highly recommend this company to anyone wish to be treated as a family at the same time getting unforgettable experience“
Topdeck Safaris Transport:
4X4 Custom built – Toyota Landcruiser
Pop-up Roof, Opening Sliding windows, Seat Belts, Heavy duty wheels, and Extra Fuel tanks. Refrigerator for cooling drinks, one pair of binoculars per couple, Eco friendly Trash Bag.
Wi-Fi on board during safari, Charging Outlets type Plug G for charging Cameras and smart phones.
Topdeck Safaris Trip Crew:
Professional English-Speaking Driver guide, Professional Photographer (request on booking or on arrival) . A Friendly, Experienced and Passionate Driver Guide expert at a wide variety of skills: Flora and Fauna, Tanzania’s cultural and natural history.
Park fees & Crater fees, Accommodation, soft drinks and meals on FB while on Safari, Pickup and drop-off Kilimanjaro international airport
Tipping is of course discretionary, but is an expected part of the way in which business is done in Tanzania.
Experience 60 – 90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, followed by bush breakfast and champagne.
All type of hard drinks, Medical insurance, International flight, Laundry, visa AND Expenses of a personal nature.
To reserve this tour, a payment of 50% of the total price must be made at the time of reservation. The balance of 50% can be made on arrival in Tanzania, prior to the departure of your tour.
Your deposit can either be made by means of a Bank Transfer, with the addition of a 45 US Dollar fee, or by Credit Card which incurs an additional bank charge of 3.5%.
The final payment can be made either by Credit Card, again with the addition of a 3.5% bank charge, or in cash in US Dollars (US Dollar Bills should not be older than year 2009).
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of a holiday must be made in writing and is effective from the date we receive the written notification. Cancellation charges are expressed at a percentage of quoted price as follows –
|From time of confirmation up to 15 days prior to arrival||0%|
|From 14 days to 01 day||20%|
|From the start of the Tour||100%|
If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges from your insurance company. Notwithstanding the above, if we have issued your domestic airline tickets and you choose at any time to cancel them then the cancelling for Domestic Tickets will be 100% .
*The above Payment and Cancellation policy is specifically for 6 Days Tanzania Classic and it does not apply to other tours.