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African safari

July 16-26, 2021

Discover the African wildlife the Ursula Hosting way. During the best time of the year for safaris, staying in some of the best accommodations, accompanied by likeminded travelers, exploring the local culture, and led by a locally-owned company that supports the community. 

 

This adventure is an elevated experience that will take you to magical places to see things and beauty you have always dreamed of.  Welcome to our African Safari. 

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Day 1 / July 16 (A)

Land in Moshi to be transferred to the Pink Flamingo Lodge for a restful nights sleep after your long journey

Day 2 / July 17 (A)

After breakfast, we depart for our first adventure where we hike to see and experience Maturuni Waterfall. A moderate hike of approximately 40 minutes to Materuni waterfall, along the way learn about local village life and enjoy the beauties of nature. After a delicious lunch and swim, we set out for another hike around the foot hills of Kilimanjaro looking for local bird including Silvery Cheeked Hornbill, Turacos, Sunbirds as well as breathtaking views of Moshi. Dinner will be back at the safe and comfortable lodge.

Day 3 / July 18  (A - B - C)

 

An early morning pick up from your lodge as we depart for Tarangire National Park from Moshi. We arrive in time for lunch within the park at Tarangire Safari Lodge where we relax and go for an afternoon game drive. Tarangires giant baobab trees, rolling savanna, acacia trees and dense concentrations of wildlife are spectacular. Thousands of animals- wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, and oryx migrate to the Tarangire River in search of water. In the late afternoon we travel outside the park to an area called Karatu where you will have dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge.

Day 4 – 5  / July 19 - 20 (C - D )

After breakfast and a short safari drive we head out of the park and on to our next adventure, Ngorongoron Crater Conservation Area where you will have lunch inside the crater. Covering 260 sq km, the crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the 8 Wonders of the Natural World. The crater supports a year round resident population of a variety of wildlife and you will have no trouble spotting lion, elephant, buffalo and many species of plain animals - wildebeest, zebra, reedbuck, thompson gazelle and maybe even a chance to spot the elusive black rhino. In the late afternoon we ascend the crater for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge. 

Day 10 - 11 / July 25 - 26 (C - F)

 

After a delicious and organic breakfast, we head back to Arusha and begin our long drive home, to Arusha Outpost where a room and shower has been secured for you to rest before your journey back home. Assante Sana!

NOTE: Departing flights should be scheduled for Monday, July 26th.  Have in mind the drive from Arusha to the airport is about an hour.

Wild Life Areas

MATARUNI WATERFALL - Standing 150 meters high and nestled in the lush green forests on the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro, you’ll be able to bathe in the pure and prestine waterfall pool or you can just take in the beautiful atmosphere.

 

TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK - The best National Park in Northern Tanzania to see Elephants, and the baobab tree. Elephants like to eat the bark of the baobab during the dry season to obtain moisture from the trunk’s reserves. You can see herds of up to even 300 elephants roaming this vast park.

NGORONGORO CRATER - The largest unfilled inactive volcanic caldera, in the world. The crater is arguably the best place in Tanzania to see the big five. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most mesmerizing natural features in the world.  Visitors will have the best chance to spot a black rhino, a critically endangered species.

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK - Over two million wildebeest, zebras and gazelles move through the Serengeti in search of green pasture, in a regular pattern.

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Day 5 - 10 / July 20- 25 (D - E)

After breakfast, we depart for the Serengeti National Park, which is probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Within its 14,763 sqkms (The size of Connecticut) area it hosts 3 million large mammals. More than 35 species of plain animals - zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, and others are found here - including the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. The park is famous for the annual migration of wildebeest. Other exciting wild animals include wild dog, jackal and hyena. In the evenings you’ll have dinner and overnight a different camps Hippo Trails Camp, Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge, and Serengeti Heritage Camp. You’ll explore this magical and wild place. and have the option to add on a once in a life time experience of exploring the Serengeti on Hot Air Balloon.