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Brief description of the holiday
Naturalistic-ethnographic itinerary guided in the places of the great migration , the land of documentaries par excellence, the land of great predators and proudly conservative peoples.
The journey crosses unique landscapes, from the Ngorongoro caldera where the last black rhinos still roam free, to the Ndutu area, on the border between Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the place where large herds of herbivores gather to give birth in January-February, resulting in spectacular concentrations.
The Serengeti, on the other hand, is perhaps the most celebrated national park in the world , and deserves further study (if only for its enormous extension and variety of environments), both in the central area where it is easier to observe carnivores, and around the Kopjes , both in the southern offshoots. Simply the richest place in the world for numbers and species of animals observable, in the most favorable period of the year.
WHAT YOU CAN'T MISS OUT?
- Serengeti National Park - the great predators, the fauna of the savannah The "great plain". Contiguous to the smaller Maasai mara NP, in Kenya, and surrounded by areas of varying degrees of protection, the Serengeti is home to literally millions of large mammals (wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, Grant's and Thompson's gazelles, giraffes, elephants, eland , damalisks, alcelafi, etc.) free to migrate according to natural routes. There are excellent opportunities to observe the numerous African lions, as well as cheetahs and the more elusive leopards. The Black Rhino is present, but the Moru Kopje sector is not accessible to non-research staff. The environment is mostly open, characterized by low grasses and granite outcrops, the Kopje, which are home to a particular fauna. Some sectors also have a fair amount of trees, sometimes with acacias, sometimes with Euphorbia
- Tarangire National Park - the kingdom of elephants, the baobab savannah and its inhabitants. Particularly impressive, Tarangire is home to the highest density of elephants in the world seasonally. The environment is hilly, and the vegetation is characterized by baobabs and Sun palms. Among the faunal presences, in addition to the typical species of the Serengeti, almost all present, we include the minor Kudu (even the largest is present, but in small numbers) and famous pythons. The bird life is impressive, with plenty of predators, including the martial eagle and Verreaux's eagle owl.
- Ngorongoro Conservation Area - the last paradise; the black rhino, the society of lions . The crater is very well known, compared to Eden or Noah's ark. In reality, the area is much more than that. The craters are numerous, some can also be visited on foot, with Masai guides. It is the best place to observe the Black Rhinoceros, but at the same time it is the ideal stage for wildlife observations on some species, such as lions, hyenas, large solitary elephant males and many others.
- Arusha National Park - walking in the savannah; the guereza colobus, acrobats of the forest. The park closest to Arusha, often overlooked by “classic” safaris despite the possibility of observing a great diversity of habitats in a relatively limited area (552 sq km). The slopes of Mt Meru (4566m) are covered by rainforest, while the rest of the park includes a good synthesis of the ecosystems of Tanzania in September, from the wooded savannah, to the grasslands, to the alkaline lakes. Ideal destination for birdwatchers (trogons, turacos and all the forest species, in addition to the frequenters of the humid environments including several wintering Palaearctics), it is the only park in this sector where you can observe the guereza, the tiaraed vervets and various antelopes of Forest. The concentration of giraffes is the highest in the world, and the park, thanks to the absence of lions (there are however leopards, hyenas, and almost all herbivores) allows unrepeatable walking safaris.
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meeting with the correspondent directly at the airport and transfer to the lodge.
Walking safari and game drive in Arusha National Park. In the afternoon, transfer to Tarangire National Park. Game drive at sunset in search of wildlife. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Full day dedicated to the exploration of Tarangire National Park. The fauna of the baobab and sun palm ecosystems. The other mega-herbivores. The great antelopes. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Transfer to Ndutu, a spectacular place in winter to witness the great migration. Game drive at sunset. Overnight stay and dinner in a fixed tented camp
Full day dedicated to the exploration of the Ndutu area, a place where thousands of herbivores gather along the migration route during this period. Overnight in a fixed tented camp.
Transfer to the famous Serengeti National Park. Afternoon game drive. The fauna of the great plains. The cheetah. The leopard. The other carnivores. Giraffes, zebras and wildebeests. Gazelles and antelopes. Overnight in a fixed tented camp.
Full day dedicated to game drive in the spectacular Serengeti. Overnight in a fixed tented camp.
Morning game drive inside the park in search of predators. In the afternoon, transfer to the Ngorongoro crater. Overnight on the edge of the crater at 2300 meters in the lodge.
Morning: Ngorongoro Conservation Area to visit the legendary crater. The black rhino. The social life of lions. The clans of spotted hyenas. Packed lunch in the crater, then transfer to Arusha. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Transfer to the airport for the return flight to Italy.
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
- Double room accommodation - Full board treatment
- All ground transfers with local driver / guide
- Accompaniment of the Italian biologist for the entire duration of the trip
- All ground transfers
- Entrance fees to parks and reserves
- Entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Medical insurance - baggage
- Air flight and airport taxes
- International visas
- Single supplement 550 euros
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Tips and personal extras and in general what is not included in "Inclusive Services"
Our trip starts here
Wednesday 5 January from 12:00 until Wednesday 5 January at 14:00
Our trip ends here
Friday 14 January from 10:00 until Friday 14 January at 12:00
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Other important information
TRAVEL DIFFICULTY LEVEL : Activities without particular difficulties, which do not require specific experience but only a minimum of commitment and good physical shape.
DOCUMENTS : Passport, which must be valid for the entire period of stay in the country.
VACCINATIONS: Antimalarial prophylaxis recommended. Vaccination against yellow fever is mandatory only for travelers over one year of age from a country where yellow fever is at risk of transmission (Kenya, Ethiopia, etc.), even in the case of airport transit only, if this is higher than 12 hours and in any case if you leave the stopover airport
GREEN PASS and COVID19 : Due to the current health emergency and the consequent provisions issued by the local authorities, the itinerary may undergo some changes before and / or during the trip. . We advise the kind travelers to bring their own mask. To stay in the structures, to enter some places and to carry out some activities as scheduled, it will be necessary to provide the Green Pass .
CANCELLATION INSURANCE TOPIC : Following the balance, it will be possible to contact the WWF Travel organizer directly and take out cancellation insurance (not mandatory). NB: The coverage of the cancellation policy refers exclusively to the amount of the participation fee.
Payment and cancellations
For all cetacean watching and research cruises with SKIPPER on board of a SAILBOAT or GOLET the Standard Sailsquare Policies apply..
- If you are more than 45 days away from departure, you can pay a deposit of about 30% and pay the balance within 30 days before departure. For this type of payment there is a handling fee of 25€..
- Until your experience is confirmed, you can cancel your
reservation at any time and receive a full refund of all fees
. Covid19 Policy Update
Are you forced to cancel a confirmed experience when there are more than 30 days to go? Are you unable to travel or reach your departure location due to regulations issued by the relevant authorities? Contact Customer Support and you will receive a full refund of the fees paid.
For all WWF-guided nature observation trips, special cancellation policies apply, which may vary depending on the specific destination.To find out more about the destination you are interested in, contact Sailsquare Customer Care, who will provide you with details for your chosen departure.
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Activities as stated in the programme
- Full board
- Insurance coverages as stated in the programme
- Accommodation as stated in the programme
- WWF guide
- Local transport as stated in the programme
- Trips as described
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Flights and transfers from/to the destination
- Personal extras
- Visa fares
- Supplemento singola 550 euro
- Assicurazione annullamento viaggio
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately > 300€ per person.