You begin your Tanzania adventure with a night in the town of Arusha, before driving to Tarangire National Park where you enjoy your first game drive. The park has a particularly high concentration of wildlife during the dry season from June to October, mainly congregating along the Tarangire River.
You then travel to the Ngorongoro Crater, visiting Lake Manyara en-route, famous for its flamingos and tree-climbing lions. Situated at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park consists of forest, woodland, grassland and swamps. A full day excursion is made into the Crater. An estimated 30 000 animals – including the famed “Big 5″ – inhabit an area of 260 square kilometers inside the 600m deep caldera, which forms its own unique eco-system. Your final 3 nights are spent exploring the Serengeti National Park, arguably the most famous in the world thanks largely to the millions of wildebeest which migrate across it every year. In Safari terms, if you have not experienced the magic of the Serengeti’s vast, sweeping plains, then you have not truly experienced Africa.
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Itinerary at a glance
- Day 1 :
- Day 2 :
- Tarangire National Park
- Day 3 :
- Lake Manyara
- Day 4 :
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Day 5, 6 & 7 :
- Serengeti National Park
- Day 8 :
- Depart for Arusha where your trip ends
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Nasikia Central Camp is situated in the heart of Africa’s iconic Serengeti plains. At any given time, Nasikia has between 10 – 15 semi-permanent tents, depending on seasonal reservation requirements. The staff is expert at retaining the uniqueness and intimacy of the camp, while taking into consideration where the animals will be and keeping its commitment to responsible tourism. Game viewing is excellent, year round.
Nasikia’s tents are good quality and quite spacious. A patio area at the front has chairs and a table for relaxing. Mosquito netting zips over the doors and windows, and each bed has custom-made mosquito netting for full protection. The bedroom area is well furnished and includes a desk and chair, wardrobe with robes and slippers and luggage racks.
The decor is in neutral tones, sensitive to the local environment. Guests can choose between double, twin, single, triple, and family (quad) tents. The separate bathroom area is well appointed with eco-friendly products, a wash stand and a ceramic flushing toilet. The tent unzips to a “twilight shower” that has a five-gallon shower bucket for an “al fresco” shower.
Between the resident tents and the dining tent, the camp arranges a magical path of lanterns to light your way. The kerosene lanterns are joined by solar guide lights and scented beeswax candles to create a little bit of romance, something of an enchantment at the end of the day. There is a library to browse in, and each day ends, of course, with sundowners around the fire.
The camp chefs create fine bush cuisine using fresh produce from all over Tanzania. Freshly baked bread, homemade soup, salads, a good selection of entrees, and delicious desserts complete the feast.