TANZANIA SAFARI APRIL-MAY 2014-Trekking Kilimanjaro – Safari Tanzania
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Decent Safaris offer personalized service to those wishing to
experience the real Africa. Neither staying in hotels nor using minibuses,
Decent Safaris schedules his safaris for specific times of the year so that you can go
off the beaten track to enjoy rarely visited areas.
Each safari is unique – after all, the Serengeti, with its 5500 square miles,
is larger than Connecticut and animal concentrations vary considerably with the
season. Most safaris are a mixture of mobile camps, permanent camps, and small
lodges, allowing you to fully experience all that Africa has to offer. In the
mobile camps, you enjoy the intimacy of the campfire after eating a delicious
meal served inside a dining tent, surrounded by the sounds of Africa. It is
this exclusiveness, well away from the other tourists, which makes Decent Safaris a
true African safari.
Decent Safaris worked in Tanzania since 1995 as a wildlife safari company. Tanzania is one of the premier safari destinations in the world. Decent Safaris has led over 100 safaris to the famous game parks of Northern Tanzania, including the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake
Manyara, and Tarangire. Decent Safaris also leads safaris to the great southern parks of
Rah and the enormous Arusha Game Reserve. Safaris to Botswana, Zimbabwe and
Zambia are also available. Decent Safaris can also arrange safaris in Kenya and
extensions to the coast, to climb Kilimanjaro, or to view mountain gorillas.
Many of Decent Safaris are organized for private groups, i.e. friends,
families, or work colleagues who want a safari customized for specific time
scales and interests. Safaris can be arranged at any level of luxury, with
itineraries designed only after extensive consultation with its participants.
Also available are regularly scheduled safaris at excellent times of year for
game viewing. Each safari is limited to at most 12 people. All safaris use
four wheel drive vehicles to allow access to remote areas. Vehicles are
equipped with CB radios. Each participant is guaranteed to have a window seat.
All camping/lodge safaris are escorted by experienced professional English
speaking guides, and all have trained camp crews with separate crew vehicles,
who prepare the camp in advance of your arrival. The safari crew prepares
excellent Western-style food, does your laundry, heats your hot water, and
makes your experience personal, comfortable, and enjoyable.
All sleeping tents are of the large walk-in variety. Proper beds are provided,
made up with sheets, blankets and pillows. There is a table inside the tent
and private shower and toilet facilities are located directly behind. Hot
water is available for showers at your request. Each tent also has a verandah
with chairs and tables.
Decent Safaris Beckett Safaris are committed to tourism as a sustainable use of
Africas resources. Mobile camps, where everything is taken away after your
departure, have minimal impact on the environment. All drivers recognize and
respect the pressure tourism can have on wildlife. While all safaris offer
magnificent opportunities for photography, we are sure you will understand that
the welfare of the wildlife always takes precedence. Having more time in each
place allows far greater opportunities to observe, photograph, learn and enjoy,
than is possible on most safaris.
On receipt of your deposit, you will be sent a confirmation, and around six
months before departure you will be provided full information on visas,
inoculations, recommended clothes lists, and other useful travel material.
For most people an African safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,
although more and more people are going for a second and even a third time.
Since Africa is so far away, Decent Safaris believes in making the best possible use of
your time there. You will not be spending days at each end of your safari at
large city hotels (unless of course thats what you want!); instead, all of
your time will be spent experiencing what Africa really has to offer.
It is the attention to detail, with personal and accurate planning, that allows
each of Decent Safaris Becketts safaris to be unique and memorable. Decent Safaris hopes that
you give him the opportunity to show you the magnificence of Africa.
East Africa usually has short rains in November and long rains in April and
May. Decent Safaris therefore avoids conducting safaris during these 3 months. Between
December and March some rain is possible, normally in the form of quick storms,
but this keeps the landscape green, and provides graze for the hundreds of
thousands of herbivores gathered on the short grass plains of the southern
Serengeti. Game viewing at this time is generally excellent in the Serengeti.
While it is also the hottest time of year, with maximum temperatures reaching
the high 20s Centigrade, humidity is extremely low, and the altitude of around
5,000 ft. makes for a very pleasant climate.
During the dry season, from June through October, lack of water and food causes
movement of animals to areas of permanent water. June to early August can be
cold, particularly at night in mountainous areas such as the Ngorongoro
highlands. Game viewing at Tarangire is tremendous towards the end of the dry
season, and along the permanent rivers of the Serengeti, where many predators
roams. Game viewing in the Ngorongoro Crater is exceptional all year round.
Decent Safaris Tanzanian Adventure APRIL 2014
April 18 Evening arrival in Tanzania. Overnight
at luxurious Oldonyorok Lodge, Arusha
April 19 Morning game drive in Arusha National Park,
in search of colobus monkeys, red duiker,
bushbuck and a host of larger animals.
Optional walk in the forests of Mount
Meru or a nearby waterfall with an armed
park ranger. Great views of Kilimanjaro are
possible from the lodge and during the game
drives. Overnight at Oldonyorok Lodge.
April 20 We drive via Arusha to Tarangire National
Park, where we enjoy an afternoon game drive.
Overnight at Tarangire Permanent Camp.
April 21 We have two full days to enjoy the diversity
of this terrific park. During the dry season
and large herds of game will be gathered along the
Tarangire River, making for a marvelous dry
April 22 season spectacle. Large herds of elephants
are likely to be found. The Tarangire
ecosystem still has a population of over
5,000. Spend time on morning and afternoon
game drives or sit under the verandah outside
your tent and watch a parade of animals come
down the river to drink. Tarangire is also
renowned for its magnificent baobab trees and
breathtaking scenery. Overnight at Tarangire
Permanent Tented Camp.
April 23 After a final game drive in Tarangire we will
continue up the Rift Valley to Gibbs Farm on
the edge of the Ngorongoro Highland Forest for
lunch. There is an optional walk in the
forest before we continue to our private
tented camp set up on the rim of the
Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight at Ngorongoro
Private Tented Camp.
April 24 We have two full days to enjoy the game
viewing on the Ngorongoro Crater floor. A
and World Heritage Site, the crater is home to
the largest concentration of lions and
April 25 hyenas in Africa. Along with wildebeest,
zebra, buffalo, and elephant, gazelle and the
endangered black rhino, the back-drop of the
crater walls make for a photographers
paradise, and some of the finest game viewing
to be found anywhere on the continent. Early
morning and late afternoon drives will ensure
the best viewing with the least number of
visitors. Overnight at Ngorongoro Private
April 26 We drive slowly around the crater rim and over
Ngorongoro Highlands, before descending onto
the Serengeti Plains. We will visit Olduvai
Gorge, where the Leakeys discovered the
remains of the early hominids, for a short
talk and to see the small museum. Taking a
picnic en route, we make our way steadily
through the Serengeti National Park to our
permanent camp towards the north of the park.
Overnight at Mbuzi Mawe Permanent Tented Camp.
April 27 Mbuzi Mawe is a small and luxurious permanent
camp catering to around 16 people. We will be
able to take game drives as well as walks with
a park ranger. Many resident animals are
found in this area and the large herds of
wildebeest and zebra may be very close,
depending on rainfall and the movements of the
herds. Overnight at Mbuzi Mawe Permanent
April r 28 Our crew will set up our private camp near the
center of the Serengeti. We will have two
and days to explore the area around the Seronera
and Mbalageti Rivers where herds of gazelle
April 29 and other plains game are concentrated. The
predators are also drawn here and with a
little luck, not only lion, but also cheetah
and leopard will be found. Overnight at
Serengeti Private Tented Camp.
April 30 We have a final morning game drive in the
Serengeti and following lunch in camp, take
the scheduled light aircraft flight from
Seronera to Arusha. On arrival we will be
taken to our lodge, located on a coffee farm
15 minutes from Arusha. Overnight at Mountain
May 1 We have a day to visit the town of Arusha for
shopping, taking a walk and bird-watch around
the crater lake of Duluti, or simply relaxing.
Day rooms are provided at Mountain Village and
an early dinner, before evening departure to
Included: All accommodations in camps, lodges and hotels
in twin bedded accommodation. All meals and
transportation within Africa; services of
English speaking driver guides, with four
wheel drive vehicles on safari and a window
seat per person; camp crew, equipment and
vehicle, and Decent Safaris Beckett as safari
guide/naturalist; membership in Flying
Doctors Society. The cost includes
substantial park entry and camp fees of over
$600 per person, paid directly to Tanzania
Not included: Personal insurance, airport tax, visas,
gratuities to staff, drinks and items of a
International flights: London/Kilimanjaro
Likely costs for 1999: $1025 per person in
economy round-trip, via Amsterdam on Royal KLM
If you do not wish to travel via London you can arrange your
own international flights. I would recommend you fly KLM
airlines into Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania from Amsterdam;
we are only able to arrange international flights via London.
If you are arranging your own ticketing, please be aware the
cost of your ticket may well exceed the price given above.
It is possible to extend your time in Africa, possibly to
climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, visit the coast or other destinations
in Kenya and Tanzania.
For more information or to book, visit our website http://decent-safaris.com/
TANZANIA SAFARI APRIL-MAY 2014-Trekking Kilimanjaro – Safari Tanzania