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Vacation Activities ID: 2345
8 Day Serengeti & Chimpanzee Safari
Offered by partner: ID 1
Country : Tanzania
Destination's: serengeti (North), arusha (Arusha)
Duration: 8 day(s)
Minimum Price: $7345 USD ( Per Person)
Maximum Price: $7345 USD ( Per Person)
Type : Private,Customized
Season : All Year Round
Categories : Wildlife Safari
Vacation Activities Highlight
Visits Tanzania’s world famous Serengeti National Park, famous for the ‘Great Migration’, and western Tanzania’s Mahale Mountains National Park, famous for being the natural habitat of some of Africa’s last remaining wild Chimpanzees. The Mahale Mountains National Park, bordering the eastern shores of Lake Tanganyika, is also commonly known as one of Africa’s most isolated and beautiful National Parks. This exceptional fly in safari starts and ends in Arusha, Tanzania, and is fully inclusive of luxury accommodation, all meals, all guided 4x4 safaris in the Serengeti, dhow sailing on Lake Tanganyika, daily Chimpanzee tracking in the Mahale Mountains National Park, boat safaris, forest walks, swimming & snorkelling, and fishing excursions.
Vacation Activities Detail Information
Day 1: Arusha to Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

You’re 8 Day Serengeti & Chimpanzee Safari starts at the Arusha Airport, Tanzania, on a scheduled light aircraft flight to the Seronera landing strip in the famous Serengeti National Park. Upon arrival at the Seronera landing strip, Serengeti National Park, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your accommodation. You will spend 4 nights at a luxury lodge situated in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park. The lodge is set high on a natural plateau offering endless views of the vast Serengeti plains.

Upon arrival at the lodge you will be welcomed by the friendly staff and have time to settle in before lunch is served on the elevated dining deck. Later in the afternoon you will depart on a 4x4 game drive in search of the wildlife that inhabits the Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park is the largest national park in Tanzania and one of Africa’s most popular. The park is known for predators like lion and leopard, and also large concentrations of wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and variety of bird species to name a few. Return to the lodge after sunset for dinner and an evening of leisure.

Included: Lunch, high tea, dinner, sundowners, transfers, light aircraft flight, activities (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Soroi Serengeti Lodge (or similar accommodation)

Day 2: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

An early morning wake up call, enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you depart on a full-day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Teeming with game and the largest population of lion in Africa, the Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The park is especially known for one of the greatest wonders of the world, the ‘Serengeti Annual Migration’, where millions of wildebeest and zebra congregate. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the open grass plains with a great view. Return to the lodge in the late afternoon after evening sundowners at a scenic location. Enjoy dinner and an evening of leisure at the lodge.

Included: All meals, activities (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Soroi Serengeti Lodge (or similar accommodation)

Day 3: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

An early morning wake up call to make the most of the morning for game viewing. You depart on 4x4 game drive for approximately 3 hours. As one of the world’s most famous wildlife sanctuaries, the Serengeti National Park is home to over 60 different mammal species and over 400 different bird species. The park is especially known for great sightings of lion, wildebeest, zebra, leopard, elephant, buffalo and giraffe to name a few. After an exciting morning game drive return to the lodge for lunch and have time at leisure to relax or enjoy a massage. In the late afternoon enjoy high tea before you depart on a guided game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Return to lodge after evening sun downers, and enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers at the lodge.

Included: All meals, activities (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Soroi Serengeti Lodge (or similar accommodation)

Day 4: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you depart on a full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park in search for the thousands of wildebeest and zebra that congregate the vast open plains. Picnic lunch to be enjoyed in the Park. After an exciting day return to the lodge and have time at leisure, laze beside the pool or enjoy your private balcony with breathtaking views of the Serengeti. Dinner and an evening of leisure with your fellow travellers.

Included: All meals, activities (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Soroi Serengeti Lodge (or similar accommodation)

Day 5: Serengeti National Park to Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Seronera landing strip. Board a scenic light aircraft flight to a landing strip located in the isolated Mahale Mountains National Park, western Tanzania. Enjoy a dhow transfer (approximately 1 hour and half) to a luxury secluded camp situated on the shores of Lake Tanganyika. Upon arrival at the camp you will be welcomed by the friendly staff and have time to settle in before lunch is served. The lodge is positioned along the beach under the tropical shade of the Mahale forest with breathtaking views over the crystal clear waters of Lake Tanganyika.

Later in the afternoon you will depart on your first guided chimpanzee trekking experience (if time allows), or short forest walk. During a walk in the forest it is not unusual to come across signs of other wildlife, such as troops of Red Colobus, Red-tailed and Blue monkeys. Warthog and bush buck wander along the fringes of the forest and are often spotted on the sandy beaches. The bird life in Mahale, although prolific, is more often heard than seen. A moment of stillness in the forest will reveal the calls of numerous bird species above the general hum. Birds include the Malachite Kingfisher, Pied Kingfisher, Purple-crested Turaco and Narina Trogon. Fish eagles and Palm-nut Vultures are often spotted along the shoreline; special sightings include the elusive Pel’s Fishing-owl. Enjoy evening sun downers on the beach and an evening of leisure with your fellow travellers.

Included: All meals, soft drinks and bottled water, activities (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Kungwe Beach Lodge (or similar accommodation)

Day 6 & 7: Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania

Wake up in the beautiful lush and tranquil surroundings of the Mahale Mountains National Park and Lake Tanganyika. Enjoy breakfast at the lodge before you depart on a guided Chimpanzee trekking safari (approximately 50 minutes to 3 hours – timing varies). Return to the lodge in time for lunch. The rest of the afternoon to be spent at own leisure. Choose to relax on your own private patio overlooking Lake Tanganyika, go for a swim in the lake, laze on the beach, do some snorkelling or join your guide on a fishing excursion or boat safari. Enjoy evening sundowners on the beach followed by a hearty dinner or a barbeque on the beach.

Included: All meals, soft drinks and bottled water, activities (as per itinerary)

Overnight: Kungwe Beach Lodge (or similar accommodation)

Day 8: Mahale Mountains National Park, Tanzania

Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before you depart on an hour and a half dhow trip to the Mahale Airstrip. Board a final scenic light aircraft flight to Arusha Airport, where an exceptional safari comes to end.

Included: Breakfast, Dhow transfer, scenic light aircraft flight (as per itinerary)

Overnight: The Fly in Safari Company can book pre & post accommodation.
Notes for price Information
Price Includes:

• All scenic light aircraft flights between camps Arusha / Serengeti National Park / Mahale Mountains National Park / Arusha
• 7 Night luxury en suite tented and safari lodge accommodation
• Meals & beverages as per itinerary
• All game drives in Serengeti National Park
• Daily Park Entrance and Camp Concession Fees
• Services of qualified guide for the duration of the tour
• Lake Tanganyika Dhow sailing
• Laundry Services for the duration of the tour
• Daily Chimpanzee Trekking Safaris in the Mahale Mountains National Park
• 1 x Boat Safari on Lake Tanganyika
• Lake Tanganyika swimming and snorkeling
• All road transfers as per itinerary (excluding transfers for optional activities)

Price Excludes:

• Commercial flights
• Insurance
• Visa costs
• Premium brand spirits
• Optional activities
• Gratuities
• Items of a personal nature
• Spa Services
• Medical Evacuation
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