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BIRDS & WILDLIFE / SIMBA LODGES

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Expect In Africa Safaris

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BIRDS & WILDLIFE / SIMBA LODGES

The pathways that wind around the grounds make the most of the river and forest’s natural charm and you will enjoy gourmet country cuisine that the restaurant,

DAY 1

Arrive at Kilimanjaro airport in Arusha

You will arrive at Kilimanjaro airport in Arusha in late evening and undertake a 40-minute drive to our lodge, where we will stay for the first two nights. Our lodge has a stunning location, surrounded by a garden and the forest, it offers an impressive diversity of birds. The pathways that wind around the grounds make the most of the river and forest’s natural charm and you will enjoy gourmet country cuisine that the restaurant specialises in. Read more

Mount Meru Hotel
DAY 2

Exploring the Arusha National Park

After breakfast the driver guide will drive from the hotel to Tarangire National Park, 2 hours’ drive from Arusha to Tarangire, Tarangire is the third largest National park and sanctuary for an usually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are interested of the park; dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. Read more

Tarangire Simba Lodge
DAY 3

Lake Manyara National Park

Today, we will travel to Lake Manyara escarpment.Manyara National Park nestles beneath the dramatic cliffs of the East African Rift Valley and is perhaps most famous for its large concentrations of Greater and Lesser Flamingos. African Fish Eagle and Palm Nut Vulture patrol the area here and extensive reed beds, parklands scattered with acacia trees and open grasslands are home to various sunbirds, weavers and bee-eaters. Later, our scenic journey will take us to the edge of the magical Ngorongoro Crater. We will slowly climb up the forested slopes of the Ngorongoro caldera to reach the rim of the crater, where a spectacular view stretches down to the crater floor dotted with animals. However, since we will spend the last two days of our tour here, we will press on to reach our lodge at a reasonable hour. As we leave the crater behind and enter the Ndutu region, which lies at the junction between the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Conservation area, the open short-grass plains, filled with grazing mammals, will stretch to horizon. The increase in the numbers of grazing Blue Wildebeest will be particularly noticeable as we travel further south to reach our lodge. Spotted Hyena, Lion, Cheetah, Leopard and Bat-eared Fox are all possible encounters en route. Birds would also be difficult to ignore and we are likely to see Martial Eagle, African Harrier Hawk, African Grey Hornbill, Common Scimitar bill, Lilac-breasted Roller, Little Bee-eater, Magpie Shrike, Chinspot Batis, to name just a few. Our lodge is the only permanent accommodation in the Ndutu area in the south-eastern Serengeti National Park. Surrounded by indigenous trees and shrubs, the lodge attracts a host of mammals and birds, including endemics such as Fischer’s Lovebirds and Grey-breasted Francolin. We will another opportunity here to observe wildlife from our own verandas. Read more

Karatu Simba Lodge
DAY 4

Central Serengeti National Park

Today, we will travel to the central Serengeti National Park birding, game viewing and bird watching along the way. The landscape will gradually change from open grassland to more heavily wooded areas, offering a much greater diversity of birds. We will stop at the Naabi Gate, located at a granite kopje, with a spectacular view over the Serengeti National Park. Our luxurious camp is located on a small hillside in the middle of Serengeti,see around Masai Giraffes, Thompson Gazelles and Buffalos. There is no better way to explore the Serengeti as from this intimate location. Read more

Serengeti Simba Lodge
DAY 5

Serengeti Plain Migration and Birds

We will explore the Central Serengeti today and are likely to see some migrating game, but their exact location can never be predicted. While Cheetah favours more open areas, the prides of Lions typically lurk around the woodland edges, where we also stand the best chances to see a Leopard. Spotted Hyenas are common as well as Golden and Black-backed Jackals, Servals, Honey Badgers and Bat-eared Foxes. Birds of prey and vultures abound, with Lappet-faced Vulture and the scarcer Rüppell’s Griffon being possible highlights. Black-bellied Bustard, Rufous-crowned Roller, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Usambiro Barbet, Superb and Hildebrandt’s Starlings, Ruaha Red-billed Hornbill, Grey-headed Silverbill, Karamoja Apalis, Grey-crested Helmetshrike and the stunning and iridescent Superb Starling are just a few we will be on the look out for. Read more

Serengeti Simba Lodge
DAY 6

To the famous Ngorongoro Crater

We depart Serengeti National Park this morning and drive to the famous Ngorongoro Crater, our final destination for two nights. Once again, this is a very scenic journey, which should provide numerous encounters with migrating wildebeests, zebras and gazelles. We will break the journey for lunch at the Oldupai Gorge, located in the Great Rift Valley between Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. This is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world, where hundreds of fossilized bones and stone tools dating back millions of years, were found and led to a conclusion that humans evolved in Africa. Those who are interested will have the opportunity to visit a museum. Southern Grosbeak can also be seen here. The final leg of the journey will take us up the dramatic forest-clad hills of the Crater Highlands. On reaching the top, we will find once again the most amazing sights of the Ngorongoro crater floor dotted with animals. The crater’s rim is good for birds, and while we travel around it, we might pick up Schalow’s Turaco, White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher, Jackson’s Widowbird, Cinnamon-chested Bee-eater and Hunter’s Cisticola. Our lodge is ideally situated on the edge of the crater with magnificent views down to the crater floor. The lodge’s grounds team with birds and likely species to see here include Brown Parisoma, Golden-winged Sunbird and Brown-backed Woodpecker, amongst others. Read more

Karatu Simba Lodge
DAY 7

Last bird watching and flying home

After breakfast we will travel to the Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha to catch our plane home.

Departure
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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Arusha
Day 2
Location Tarangire National Park
Day 3
Location Lake Manyara
Day 4
Location Serengeti
Day 6
Location Karatu

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Local guides
  • Information services
  • Entrance fee

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

8 Reviews

Meagan Bradham, United States

Expect in Africa Safari exceeded my expectations. Our driver was Raymond. Raymond was extremely knowledgeable, he had an answer for every question we had. He was able to use his knowledge of birds and animals to locate every animal we wanted to see. He was professional and kind. We will be returning with our children and using Raymond again. We also loved the accommodations. We felt safe and the tents were clean and spacious. If you are considering safari, this company is who you need to book with. Read more

April, United States

The trip with Expect in Africa Safari was a spectacular "endless plain" of big game and beautiful wildlife. Our driver and guide was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable, and made every effort to give us a trip of a lifetime!

aziz1234, France

We choose Expect In Africa Safari because it matched our needs. A small business who is ran perfectly. We had all the information we needed before to do the safari for 2 days. They helped to choose the best option for the national park. We choose Tarangire and Ngorogoro Crater. During the safari, the guide was great always taking time to explain us the wildlife and other facts about the park. He has a lot of experience. The accommodation they booked for us was beyond expectation. Overall the safari was amazing and we saw a lot of animals especially babies lions. I recommend them. Read more

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THE TEAM

Raymond Michael

Head of Safari Tour Guide

Richard Mbeyela

Marketing Manager

Lameck Masawe

Safari Tour Guide

Lawrence Thomas

Founder & Kilimanjaro Trek Guide

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