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10 Days The Complete Mid-Range Safari

10 Days and 9 Nights Tanzania Lodge Cultural Safari to the Northern Circuit

TOUR OVERVIEW

The Best Complete Mid-Range Safari.On this ten-day Lodge Safari, you will experience it all! From fantastic wildlife to impressive landscapes and meeting the local people. You will visit the highlights of northern Tanzania such as the Tarangire National Park, Lake Natron, Lake Eyasi, Lake Manyara national park, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

TOUR MAP

TOUR ITINERARY

You will be picked up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport by Toto Africa Adventures, team and transferred to your hotel in Arusha or Moshi town; you will meet your guide who will brief you on your upcoming safari. All the basic information about your safari will be given to you by safari guide.

Meal:  Dinner Only

Your safari will begin by 8:00AM in the morning with a pick up from your hotel in Moshi. By 9:30am you will arrive at Arusha national park gate for registration and other paper documentation. After finishing the registration process on the gate, accompanied by a guide, you will start your 1,5-hour walk to Tululusia waterfall through the habitat of wild animals, such as buffalos, giraffes, zebras, antelopes and monkeys. After having rest near the waterfall, you will come back to the car and continue game-drive around the territory of national park. After having lunch in a special area, you will continue game-drive and later in the evening will be transferred to your hotel in Arusha.

Pick up from your hotel then transfer to Manyara with lunchbox on the way. Cultural tourism and evening walk around Manyara banana village.

After breakfast enjoy game drive in the park till late in the afternoon. Lunch will be served at the Picnic site inside the park. After the game drive you will leave the park in the late afternoon and drive to the lodge for your overnight stay.

After breakfast you will leave Karatu town and head to Lake natron. From here you will travel on a spectacular and very bumpy gravel road along the Rift Valley Escarpment with Ol Doinyo Lengai “the holy mountain” of the Masai in the distance. Today’s destination is the typical Masai village of Ngare Sero in the hot and dusty Rift Valley. From a distance you might be getting to see the pick glow of the flamingoes while breeding and feeding and with the going down of the sun you will join a Masai guide on a walk to a nearby waterfall. After enjoying the beauty of the nature here you would return to the lodge for the dinner and the overnight stay.

After an early start, you will travel along adventurous dirt tracks with breath-taking views as your vehicle climbs out of the Rift Valley to reach the grassy plains of the Serengeti by midday. In Massai Serengeti means “endless plains” and truly you would find the grassland savannah stretching here to the horizon with the dotted grazing animals. Serengeti is a must sought park for anyone planning for Tanzania. Because, it is the park, where the greatest wonder of the world “The Annual migration of wild beasts “is conducted in which millions of the animal’s march in quest of fresh pasture and water without caring for their life and even the life of their calves. After your game viewing you will overnight at your lodge in the northern of the park.

The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you will visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are to be found. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration depends upon the yearly rains, the location of the herds might vary from year to year but guide will know where to see them best. After game drive you will be taken to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

After breakfast you will join another game drive in the Serengeti National Park and you might spot animals you haven’t seen during the last two days. The Serengeti is also home to the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard and today you might be able to tick off all the members of this group. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in direction of the Ngorongoro Crater and as soon as you have reached the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you. This approximate 20 km wide crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over 25,000 animals. You will drive to the lodge from where you can witness the sun set over the crater.

Rise and shine! After breakfast at day break you drive down into the crater. Inside the world’s biggest caldera, you will see a diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, lions and leopards, to elephants and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You might also see buffaloes, spotted hyenas and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch you will leave the crater in the afternoon to travel to Lake Eyasi for dinner and overnight. In this evening you will be introduced to your guide and be briefed for the next day activities.

Lake Eyasi is a very scenic soda lake found on the southern border of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This less visited lake lies at the base of the Eyasi escarpment on the western rift valley wall. This afternoon you will be introduced to the extraordinary people who belong to an indigenous tribe known as the ‘Hadzabe’ (hunter-gatherer bushmen). The tribe inhabits the shores of Lake Eyasi as do the Nilotic-speaking Datoga tribe. You will visit these tribes, which will include a visit to their homesteads, learn about their way of life, animal tracking, medicinal plants, and much more. Some wildlife and a wide range of bird species can be viewed during walks around the lake, which can be arranged. After cultural activities we will drive back to Karatu for overnight and dinner.

After breakfast we depart to Tarangire national park. This will be our last day of safari. This park is extremely famous and special for its diverse landscape and nine different vegetation zones. As you begin your game drive, you will be welcomed by the ancient and gigantic Baobab trees, which make even animals like the giraffe look tiny. The game drive goes on till about late afternoon and includes a small stop for a picnic lunch. The 3,000 Square kilometers park gets its name from the Tarangire River that flows through it. The river attracts a lot of diverse animals and you should be able to spot a lot of elephants, giraffe, lions, antelopes and zebra. After the afternoon game viewing and a picnic lunch, you will leave Tarangire national park and drive back to Moshi, where you will arrive in the early evening.

Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.

Hotels check out is 11:00am. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, you have the option to extend your hotel stay till 6:00 PM for an extra fee

End of Our 10 Days Complete Tanzania Mid-Range Safari

SAFARI ACCOMMODATION

Safari lodges are larger, permanent structures built of brick and mortar. Lodges are smaller than hotels but have the same full amenities and similar facilities such as restaurants and swimming pools. The safari lodges range from three-star levels to ultimate five-star luxury.

Safari Tented camps are made up of large, walk in, canvas tents set up on permanent frames. These camps are generally smaller than lodges and have the amenities similar to that of a lodge or hotel such as separate en-suite bathrooms, restaurants and swimming pools. The tented camps aim to provide all the comforts of a lodge while giving guests a smaller, intimate, tented yet luxurious safari experience. Same it ranges from three-star levels to ultimate five-star luxury.

NB: We have a list of the most recommended Lodges & Hotels for All of Our Tanzania Lodge / Mid-Range Safari. When you Inquire any of our safari we will send you a full itinerary with accommodations based on the availability of the lodges, your budget and your interests to make sure we match your preferences.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT TANZANIA

The Best Time to Go Tanzania for Safari are during the Dry season from late June to October. The best chance of seeing the wildebeest migration in the Serengeti is during June and July and the time to see the wildebeest calving is late January to February. The southern and western circuit parks are best visited during the dry-season (June to October), unlike the more popular northern circuit parks that can be visited year-round. Tarangire is the only exception, since its wildlife viewing is considerably better in the dry-season as well.

TOUR FAQ'S

The following are the questions that we tend to get asked the most by our clients before deciding to book for a Tanzania Safari. If you have further questions after reading this, please do not hesitate contact us, our Tanzania Safari Specialists are ready to work with you to create the best Safari of your lifetime.

The tours are scheduled to depart on Daily basis. However, circumstances like clients’ arrival time, activities to be done and clients preference could affect the program. Our company is flexible for such arrangements and adjustments. Normally the program starts around 8:00 AM.

The tour depends with the itinerary. We end all our safaris at the airport or at the Hotels either in Arusha or Moshi town where our clients may have wished for their drop-off. However, our travel specialists will need to know your specific drop-off point prior to the safari to get aligned with the program

Vehicles used are generally open roof 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Land Rovers, as they are most suitable to the terrain. For larger groups we use 4WD buses as it is more convenient for clients to be all together in one vehicle only, and it is also more economic and better for the environment. Drivers have been trained in customer relations, tourism-related topics, environmental issues and vehicle maintenance. They are very familiar with the routes we take.

Yes of course, We arrange airport transfers for our clients. Normally, the drafted itineraries have included the transfers before and after safari. We however advise you to give prior information to our travel specialists before boarding your flight to Tanzania.

Yes of course, We arrange for accommodation when  you book safari with us . Normally, the drafted itineraries have included the accommodations before safari and excluded after safari because not all clients will wish to stay after the safari so after safari our guide will escort you direct to the airport for your flight back home or you will arrange accommodations at your own cost

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Do not hesitate to give us a call. We are an expert team and we are happy to talk to you.

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READ OUR REVIEWS

We have been receiving reviews from our served clients and Toto Africa Adventures is rated 5/5 by customers. This honor is given to us by customers because we always remain committed to all our customers to do whatever is needed by them to make their safari fully satisfied.

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2022-08-16
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The most amazing 5-days safari in Tanzania We booked a 5-day safari tour with Toto and it has been the experience of a lifetime, one of the best travels we ever did. Japheth (the Director) helped us building a customized trip with game drives in the major parks and staying at very nice lodges. He was always very helpful, responsive and willing to answer any question. Our tour guide, Livingstone, has been absolutely fantastic. He was able to spot animals from afar and he made sure we saw all animals from as near as possibile for us to take great pictures. He was also very knowledgeable and shared lots of interesting stories about animals, the parks and Tanzania itself. Totally recommended especially if you want to make a custom-made tour and to live an unforgettable experience!
JourneyJensen
JourneyJensen
2022-01-22
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A very kind man I had arranged a transfer and a trip to the hot springs on the way. Unfortunately I started to feel really unwell and instead of the swimming I had to go into hospital. Japheth stayed at the hospital and helped translate for me, then we drove around searching for more health help and he was so kind and supportive while I really wasn’t well. He even missed eating lunch to get me to the appointment on time. A very kind man indeed. 😊 Highly recommended.
BigTripVlog
BigTripVlog
2021-01-16
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Хорошо организованная работа Брали у этих ребят экскурсию на горячие водопады Чемка. Вовремя организованный трансфер, интересные беседы в дороге о жизни местного народа, о флоре и фауне Танзании. На источниках никто никого не торопил, вдоволь накупались, попрыгали с тарзанки. На обед представители туристического агенства организовали барбекю. А на обратном пути к Моши, они остановились показать как растет сахарный тростник. Оказалось, что в Танзании это единственная плантация с тростником и фабрика по производству сахара на всю Африку. Ребят смело рекомендуем!
Tatiana T
Tatiana T
2020-11-24
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The Best Safari Operator In this year 2020 taught me a very special thing that we live for a Moment and we do not suppose to take any second for granted, Me and my sisters Decided to do a Safari Especially this Year and we are Lucky we Contacted this Company, it is not the Biggest but it is the Best, Because of their Services, Treatment especially from the Manager, He was Very Happy to see us and he and his team did everything for us to make our Holiday Memorable As A Traveler i like to work with people who will make me travel with a smile and Toto Africa Adventures make that for Us, The Driver Mr Ben was So Fantastic, He spot Animals so easily with Much Knowledgeable Information, He Cares alot for the Animals and the Environments, The Safari Jeep was super clean, for sure we had Budget Limits but choosing Toto was our Lucky Card. The Food and Accommodation was Amazing our chef his name was Alli, We had good times with every member of this Group, after the last day of our Safari the next day we had a free time in Moshi so the manger gave us another Activity in the Hot spring with Lunch Box, Local Bear for sure we had alot of Fun I recommend this Company for anyone wants to go Safari for Affordable Rates but Excellent Services. Thank you Toto Africa Adventures
zunipic
zunipic
2020-11-09
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Amazing safari We really have a great safari with this group It’s always about the animals first but we were thrilled with our Serengeti lodging There are lots of companies to chose from We are glad we went with Toto . Already thinking of how to get back !!!’
catherin michael
catherin michael
2020-11-02
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It is True that Toto Africa is A Signature of Excellence This was more than me and my friend expected, Actually Toto Africa Adventures made our childhood dream become reality, we had no any experience on African Safaris, so we had to search on different website, and lucky we found this Local Company and the reply was so fast, Mr. Japheth the Company Director was Available and answer all Questions we asked, He was friendly and polite to advise us in many ways. On the Day we arrived in JRO (Kilimanjaro International Airport) Toto and the whole team took care of us, actually the driver was very kind and fun, which for us was very nice and felt like we are home , the next day our Guide was there for short briefing with printed itinerary which makes us more comfortable. We booked a Camping and Lodge Safari for our first day was camping inside the Tarangire National Park, the food from the chef was very fantastic and the camping facility was amazing, what I love from This Company is the ability to give us exactly what we were thinking. Let me give their Credit for the Quality service they provide since the day we arrive to the day we depart, we recommend this Company for anyone wants to try Safaris for affordable rates. Again thank you very much for the love and care.
James jr
James jr
2020-07-22
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Toto Africa Adventures is the Best We did this tour in June after Tanzania announce to open tourism Again, At first me and My wife we were very afraid if it was true that Tanzania is Safe again, so we decided to risk because we agreed that not to change our schedule , so we contact many tour operators(Big Companies), what we knew that many operators will give us affordable budgets due to the pandemic and economy issues but i was wrong so we decided to give a try to find other local operators and Lucky us we Found Toto Africa Adventures, the manager Mr. Japheth was very charming actually he could not believe to get travelers in this moment , so he picked us from the Airport and we went direct to our Hotel, gave us a time to rest after a long Journey . In the Morning after breakfast our tour guide and Driver Mr Ben was there giving a short brief about our 6 Days Trip and we had a chance to visit Tarangire, Serengeti , Ngorongoro, we went to see the maasai also which was very fun seeing the maasai dance etc. Actually the trip was nothing but Unforgettable because the Lodge Selection, Food was Fantastic and the staff were very clean and amazing. i would Travel with Toto and we recommend this Company 100% .
Trent_adventures
Trent_adventures
2020-03-30
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Fantastic adventure with a knowledgeable operator Our experience with Toto Africa Adventures was brilliant. The pre-tour communications with Japheth were proactive and informative to enable us to maximise our time in the Ngorongoro Crater and see the best parts of it. On the trip, Ibrahim and Japheth picked us up on time and did a fantastic job of showing us around the Crater and finding the animals, along with providing a great lunch. We were very happy with the trip and would travel with Toto Africa again.
aleclerc13
aleclerc13
2020-01-22
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3 Day Luxury Safari Our experience with Toto African Adventures was absolutely amazing. We were heaidng to Tanzania on our Honeymoon and had our previous plans for a safari fall through. I sent an email to them on a whim (knowing that email responses in Africa can be slow to say the least-tip:it's always better to call establishments there to get a response as they are not always on top of emails) before boarding our flight in Amsterdam, stating our desired lengh and type of trip and our budget. By the time we had landed in kilimanjaro 9 hrs later, they had responded with a detailed email with a price quote (that was under budget) and outlining exactly what our package would entail. With less than 2 days notice Japheth, the company director had put together a 3 day private luxury safari for us. He even went a step further and discreetly let the staff at the lodge we were staying at know we were on our honeymoon and they went out of their way to set up private dinners for us under the stars. The price point was very good for all that we got. The accomodations were top notch and the Safari Jeep was modern and exceptionaly clean. Our driver and guide, Ben, who is a seasoned safari guide with over 20 years of experience was so knowledgable and is probably the reason we saw so many animals in so little time. While no safari company can guarantee how many or which animals you see, we were fortunate to have seen a vast variety including 4 or the Big 5, such as;Elephants,Zebras,Lions,Giraffes,Water Buffallos, Wildabeasts, Hippos, Ostriches,Gazelles, Antilopes, Wild Boards, Monkeys and Baboons and even Rhinos. Our package included Game drives at Tanrangire National Park, NGorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. It would be hard to pick my favorite as all 3 had their advanteges but the crater was truly something right out of the Lion King. Tanrangire is renowed for Elephants which explains why we saw so many although we saw tons at Lake Manyara as well. Toto African Adventures picked us up at our hotel in Moshi and dropped us off at Kilimanjaro Airport on our last day, saving us almost $100 US in shuttles or taxis and providing us peace of mind that we were in good honest hands. They offer stops at souvenir shops along the way so we were able to pick up a few awesome momentos from our time in Tanzania. I honestly can't say enough great things about Japheth and his team. He was always quick to respond and was great about using Whatsapp to communicate as many of us foreigners are limited to wifi to communicate. 5 Star service from him and his whole team. We got in late Saturday night and our Safari wasn't set until Monday morning so Japheth offered to set up a day trip on sunday for us. We happily accepted and were treated to a delightful afternoon on a coffee bean farm, learning how they produce delicious artisanal coffee.The farmers family prepared an amazing traditional feast and we followed it up with a spectacular hike up to Mataruni Waterfall. Epic fun and it truly it made our trip feel so much more authentic. We would highly recomment Toto African Adventures to anyone looking at coming to visit Kilimanjaro, Arusha or Moshi areas.
Annie Z
Annie Z
2020-01-18
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A Very Good Tour ! Our Safari tour was nothing short of amazing. We really enjoyed our time and want to thank our guide (Driver) Mr Ben for his professionalism (Explaining Everything for Us) and the service , lodges were amazing . We are 100% recommend this Compnay.

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