Sima Safari is happy to host you for 9 days of safari in Northern Tanzania on a fascinating circular route.
The Crossing photographic safari gives opportunity to capture the amazing shots of the most spectacular event of the great migration which is the crossing of rivers in search for better pastures.
For nature lovers and photographers following the great migration and crossing of the Mara River. You will get a unique chance of observing the Africa’s largest predators and mammals as well as huge variety of continental birds.
Pick up from Kilimanjaro international airport to Arusha town. The overnight will be at VENUS PREMIER HOTEL
During the entire trip in the national parks, we will move on safari vehicles installed and equipped for maximum comfort.
Every vehicle has a refrigerator and outlets for charging electric, battery and mobile devices.
The vehicle is designed for 8 passengers and we will be 4 in the car for comfortable and improved conditions for lovers of nature and photographers.
While on the way to your hotel you will have chance to see the colorful local markets in Arusha town
A day that is all a significant part of the MAASAI LAND The main habitat of the Masai tribe extends from the western and northern slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro on both sides of the Tanzania and Kenya border.
Early in the morning we will start our day by traveling north on the main road towards Kenya, in the area of LONGIDO down town from the main road , typical Masai villages. On our way, we will meet authentic and fascinating characters along the way and in the villages. They will be photographed closely while respecting the privacy and special quiet character of the tribe.
This area is one of the most remote and less frequented in the Masai areas on the Kenya-Tanzania border, and this way you can feel the lifestyles of the Masai more closely than anywhere else.
We will continue on our way to Natron Lake, an alkaline salt lake where the water reaches a temperature of about 60 degrees, resulting in evaporation and the percentage of salts is very high.
Before reaching the area of God Mountain and Lake Natron, extinguished volcanoes crossed the former lava flowing down the plains. Mountainous landscapes that change according to the seasons from green to yellow during the dry seasons.
Along the way, a very special antelope appears to have taken a giraffe,
Gerenuk – Giraffe Gazelle – long necked antelope found only in very limited areas in Tanzania. A type of long-necked antelope that gives it an edge over its competitors in search of higher vegetation. Meeters, giraffes, and genuschers will form part of the landscape along the zenith within one of the reserves.
We will continue west and visit on an authentic Masai market day held on Mondays a week. A perfect volcano that until a few years ago was an active volcano.
We have lunch (LUNCH BOX) in the area of mountain bonfires between the masses ‘villages near the water well of one of the masses’ villages where they come with their flocks every day.
At the end of the day you will reach the Lake Neutron and Lodge accommodation area with enhanced tents with all the amenities needed after a long day.
The lodge is not far from the lake we will visit the next morning.
LAKE NATRON RIVER CAMP
Quality tented lodge based on solar energy only. Pleasant rooms with hot water and en suite bathrooms.
Will be dedicated to Lake Netron and the Flamingos – Just a little walk in the stream that flows to Lake Natron and magical waterfalls for easy swimmin. Flamingos,( LESSER FLAMINGO), which is the smallest species of flamingo, chose some of the lake’s protected areas as a nesting area that fishes 3/4 of this species of flamingos from September to April (peaking in October). Central to any mineral composition in its waters that allow the cultivation of special seaweed which is the important food of this species, and saline lake water is a protection against potential predators who refrain from entering such water.
Some areas are tinted in orange and pink and human because of the living algae in PH 10 very basic
In some areas of the lake the shades are of orange and pink that result from minerals and bacteria found in lake PH 10 and 60 degrees heat in some areas + some bacteria give the lake its shades.
We will visit the flamingo nesting area – junior on Lake Natron. Let’s hope the rains have not flooded the nests and we can see the unique look.
We’ll do an hour-long tour of shallow water along the canyon to the falls
The lake is fed by a strong stream where we will hike to its waterfalls and rainfall drainage basin.
After a lunch in the lodge and a quick get-together, we set off on a hilly terrain with varying scenery from lush mountain deserts with great vegetation and a rich variety of birds. We will pass through the Sonjo tribe area and visit the main village of the tribe. We will do a unique tour that few have. We will learn about the SONJO culture that is different from the mass culture. Their clothing is yellow and their traditional specialty is a hunter (the hunters are not allowed according to their tradition).
We will continue moving towards the northern area of the Serengeti Reserve where we will spend the next three days.
Overnight in a village bordering the WASU Serengeti Reserve, Wednesday morning will be a full day of safari for the famous cross-border areas of the GNU and Zebra herds.
Lodge accommodation in a village somewhere near the best Serengeti Lodge in the lodge and even surprisingly good.
DOMEL GARDEN LODGE
The boys from the Sonjo tribe
The Serengeti national park, the most famous of all Africa and the richest of all wildlife, is a key part of our journey. Four days we will meet the herds of about one and a half million horseshoes each year completing a circular roaming route north and south between Tanzania and Kenya following the rains and growing grass in the Serengeti and Masai Mara plains.
In the crossing between Tanzania and Kenya, they must cross the Mara River where the hungry alligators await them. In the halfway area, we spend two nights near the river crossing points to share one of Africa’s most exciting experiences.
During our trip to the savannah plains we will meet the large predators that move in the wake of the large herds and prey on predators mainly in the south and the center of the Serengeti.
We will meet herds of elephants, buffalo groups in large herds and species of antelopes that are also part of the prey of the big cats.
There will also be dedicated sightings on all kinds of animals along the Mara River, both predators and prey.
The road to the river is full of Africa’s many wildlife and waiting area between the trees in hiding and the herd (not really smart) leaders to jump across the river and cross to the other side as crocodiles are waiting, over eagles hovering waiting and prey on both sides of the river.
A wonderful day and ended with a tent lodge close to the Mara River
KENZAN MARA TENT CAMP
Morning in the crosswalk. We will then continue to locate the large predators, leopards, lions, cheetahs, hyenas, aliens, and we will meet smaller predators such as Sarval and Gantt, in their attempts to hunt for food in the bushes of the Savannah Center in the Serengeti and the Saronara River that crosses it.
In this complex food chain, the eagles’ place is always absent, which always reaches the hunting and hunting areas and exploits every piece of meat left on the carcasses trapped by the predators.
Two Serengeti brothers are waiting for their hour to reign
Safari follows the big cats and predators of the Serengeti Center
THORN TREE TENTED CAMP
Ngorongoro Crater One of the most important attractions of our nature journey. The crater was created millions of years ago by a huge volcanic eruption left behind by a huge crater whose walls tower to 600 meters. Many herbivores and a great variety of beautiful birds.
The crater is the densest place in the world of African animals per square meter, and even the only place where all the “Big Five” can be seen: elephants, rhinos, buffalo, lions and tigers.
At the end of the safari day, we will ascend back from the crater rim and leave the Ngorongoro area to . We will stay for a night in a quality lodge near the area ar MARERA VALLEY LODGE
Safari in the Tarangire National Park, the kingdom of elephants as they walk among the giant boabob trees.
In and around Tarangire’s many rivers and marshes are home to a wide variety of animals.
About 6000 elephants in Tarangire Reserve
In the reserve are almost all of Northern Tanzania’s wildlife, lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas and many herds of herbivores and vegetation growing along the reserve.
On late evening drive back to Arusha town, taken to Venus Premier Hotel for dinner and overnight.
Travel from the hotel in Arusha for bathing in hot springs near MAJI MOTO Airport.
After a short shower at the hotel, we will be leaving at the nearby Kilimanjaro International Airport back to your home
The cost of the trip if 12 travelers is $ 3620 per participant,
Cost if 16 charges $ 3320 per person
Extra per person per single room $ 300 per trip.
The price includes:
• 7 days safari car + guide driver and field and return transfers.
• 8 nights in quality hotels and lodges along our safari route.
• Mineral water for all safaris.
• Full board on all days of our trip.
• All costs for entering the reservation and visiting tribes.
• Small Swahili English maps and dictionary
• Local SIM card with Internet package.
• Tutorial for the entire journey.