Upcoming Private Safaris
October 2016, January 2017, March 2017, April 2017
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Your private safari awaits you!
You will have the best opportunity to view the widest variety of animals 
and birds in the greatest numbers. There are two rainy seasons in Tanzania, 
these are however the best times to view the "Great Migration". The first in 
January and February (short rains) and in March, April, and May (long rains). 
We call them the "green seasons". Not only are crowds at a minimum, but the 
wild flowers are in full bloom in the form of endless carpets which attract 
millions of butterflies. There is little to no dust and the migration of 
some 1.7 million wildebeest and 300,000 zebra and gazelle means 
many births and the predators that follow.

Colobus Monkey

Classic 8 Day Tanzanian Safari:

Karibu!
(Welcome in Swahili)

We meet in Arusha at Kilimanjaro Airport where we are collected by our driver. We are transferred to Moivaro Lodge/Ngare Sero Lodge near Mt. Kilimanjaro for a late dinner and overnight. Both lodges are located below 4,000ft. and afford the only opportunity to view Colobus monkeys. These are the large 35-40 lb. black and white primates with the long white capes and pom-pom tails that occur only around Mt. Kilimanjaro. A troop frequents the lodge each morning along with Sykes monkeys and Silvery-cheeked Hornbills, the largest of Africa's Hornbills. Look for White-eared Barbets, Crowned Night Herons, Giant Kingfishers, Hadada Ibis and Wood Owls.

 

Forest Tusker

After breakfast we depart through Arusha in Land Rovers towards the "Great Rift Wall". Before climbing the escarpment, we enter into Manyara National Park. The park is known for its tree-climbing lions. We will also see many elephant and giraffe. Watch for large Leopard tortoises! It is a half day to whet your appetite. We have a picnic lunch in the park. We then climb the escarpment to Gibb's Farm, where we have dinner and overnight in very quaint cottages at 6,000ft.

 

Lions

Gold-Breasted Starling

 

Breakfast at the farm then off for a full day of game driving in the Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro is the largest volcanic crater caldera on the planet (100sq. miles, 260sq.klms.). A world heritage site with it's own weather system; The rim is some 8,000ft. elevation and the floor  6,000ft. The drive up will produce many interesting species of birds, such as Schallow's Touraco, Narina Trogon, Red-winged Starling, White-starred Robin, Double-collard Sunbird, Oriole Finch, Coqui and Shelly's Francolin to name a few. If we are lucky, maybe even a Crowned Eagle. Bushbuck and Duikers, (small forest antelope) are often encountered. Though we are only 3 degrees from the equator, it is very cool with little humidity. Lunch in the crater at Hippo pools. We then depart the crater and head on down to the Serengeti Plain with a stop at Oldupai Gorge (the cradle of man) and the Leakey Museum. We then continue on to Ndutu Safari Lodge located in the heart of the Serengeti. It is, in fact, the only private lodge bordering the park. A very special place, this will be our base for the next four nights. The fruits and vegetables you enjoy at the lodge are grown on Gibb's Farm and transported to Ndutu, some three hours away.

Grants Zebra and foal


We explore and game drive the lakes in and around the Serengeti. The area's soda lakes are often crowded with two species of Flamingos. Other birds commonly seen include: Pygmy Falcon, Spotted Thick-knee, Blacksmith Plover, Stilts, Coursers, White-
chested Fish Eagle, Hottentot and Red-billed Teal. We sometimes take picnic lunches with us but always return for a delicious dinner and campfire cocktails each evening to the sounds of lions roaring in the near distance. It is a sound you will never forget.

 

Leopard

 

 

 

The Ndutu area of the Serengeti is legendary for the annual "Great Migration". The amazing visual contrast of the area's Acacia woodlands against the short and long grass plains make for an exceptional backdrop of the near two million animals that endure the round trip trek from Kenya to Tanzania and back again. The surrounding catchments of Lake Nudutu provide the only source of water these animals can depend on for many square kilometers. It's a very busy watering stop with many different species condensed into a large and diverse mammalian mass. Some of the many species you will see include: Elephant, Zebra, Wildebeest, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard, Hyena, Hartebeest, Eland, Giraffe, Reed Buck, Steinbok, Dik-dik, Hippo, Bat-eared Fox, and two species
of Jackal. Large birds include Crowned Cranes, White, Yellow-billed, Saddle-billed, Open-billed, Marabou, Black and Abdim's Storks. Also huge Kori Bustards, (largest flying bird in Africa).
I have seen as many as ten species of Eagle
in a single day!

 

Masai dancing

This is a day we can continue game driving the Serengeti (5,000 sq. miles) or choose to safari north to the Moru Kopjes. These are areas of large rock outcroppings surrounded by grass plains of stunning beauty and excellent game viewing opportunities. Kopjes contain species that survive only here. Birds include Bare-faced go-away bird (touraco), Spot-flanked Barbet, Meyer's Parrot, Ruppell's long-tailed Starling, and the beautiful Cliff Chat. Interesting animals of these areas include Klipspringer (rock antelope), Gennet (civet), Mongoose and the Rattel (large weasel). This
area is also the site of the legendary "Gong Rock". Because the Masai never used drums, these
rocks were important for tribal communication
for many generations.

My high school teacher

Early morning game drive (looking for that elusive leopard), return to the lodge for lunch after which we depart for Gibb's Farm. On the way, we will stop at a Masai Village to watch, film, or take part in dances and your opportunity to barter for authentic native crafts. Dinner and overnight at Gibb's Farm.

 

 

 

Lioness

Delicious buffet breakfast, then a morning walk to the waterfall and Elephant Caves or just relax at the lodge. After lunch, we drive to Manyara airstrip to catch your flight to Kilimanjaro to meet your KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) connection to the USA or Europe.

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Get ready and gear up for the adventure of your life! 
Bring plenty of film! 

Habari Safari 

 

Book Your Private Safari Today!
Cost: $4,500 per person
Based on double occupancy
Single supplement: $450
Tel./ Fax: 530-637-4040

  • Full board and accommodations as per itinerary
  • Services of a professional guide for the duration of the trip
  • Exclusive use of 110 expedition outfitted Land Rover
    with refrigerator
  • Regional flight from Manyara to Kilimanjaro airport

15% Deposit required or $400 per person to reserve.
Balance due 45 days
from departure.

Excludes:
International airfares
-  Visas and travel insurance
Drinks and laundry (except in Safari camps)
Guide and staff tips
Personal Health Insurance*

*See Flying Doctor's Service.

Cancellation Policy
More than 45 days before departure = 10% of booking fee forfeited
Less than 45 days  = 50% of booking fee forfeited
Less than 30 days  = 75% of booking fee forfeited
Less than 15 days  = 100% of booking fee forfeited

 

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