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  1. Hello everyone, A first time poster here. We are planning a Tanzania northern circuit safari in mid-May 2017. This will be our first trip to Tanzania and we could use your collective expertise and advice in planning this trip. We have contacted a few trip operators and are considering the following itinerary. Day 1: JRO to Arusha (African Tulip) Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire (Maramboi Tented Lodge) Day 3: Tarangire to Serengeti National Park (Kubukubu tented camp) Day 4: Serengeti National Park (Kubukubu tented camp) Day 5: Serengeti National Park ( Kubukubu tented camp) Day 6: Serengeti National Park to Western Corridor (Mbalageti Safari Lodge tented chalet) Day 7: Western Corridor (Mbalageti Safari Lodge tented chalet) Day 8: Western Corridor to Ngorogoro Conservation Area (Ngorogoro Sopa Lodge) Day 9: drive back to Arusha for 11:30 AM international flight For budget reasons, we are considering reducing one day (if we do, where would you cut?). A few questions: Is this a balanced itinerary? Any changes you would make? For mid to late May, is it worth going to the Western Corridor and up to Grumeti? Would you consider Ntudu during this time instead? What do you think of the lodges/camps that are listed above and would you recommend any changes (that are comparable in price)? Another itinerary has us doing Lake Manyara, but we read that during this time, Lake Manyara and Tarangire may not be at their best. Would you omit both and add this time to Serengeti? Looking forward to your thoughts and thanks in advance!
  2. Vacation trips planning for wildlife safaris Tanzania need destination travel tips National Parks, game reserves and conservation areas like Ngorongoro are wildlife tours destination Trip planning for wildlife safaris need travel tips about distances from each park, distance of destination to International Airport and accommodations available. Northern circuit Tanzania wildlife tours destinations are connected by Kilimanjaro International Airport, JRO and Arusha is nearest city for stop by night before safari trip begins. Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO is located middle way between Arusha and Moshi, Moshi town is a tourist base camp for preparing and booking Kilimanjaro climbing trips. Elephants, buffalloes, giraffes, antelopes, impala, zebra, birds, black and white colobus monkey are seen in Lemosho route Kilimanjaro.
  3. Have been reading about safari and its about time i start planning my own, have been thinking about going to Kenya and visit following places safari is for 2 adults and one child on or around 23rd sept Day 1 Arrive in Nairobi and drive to Lake Nakuru Lodge (FB). Day 2 Sun 2nd Sep Full day in Lake Nakuru Lodge (FB). Day 3 Mon 3rd Sep Drive to Naivasha for boat trip and proceed to Mara; Nyumbu Camp (FB). Day 4 Tue 4th Sep Mara; Nyumbu Camp (FB). Day 5 Wed 5th Sep Mara; Nyumbu Camp (FB). Day 6 Thu 6th Sep Mara; Nyumbu Camp (FB). Day 7 Fri 7th Sep Mara; Mara Serena Lodge (FB). Day 8 Sat 8th Sep Mara; Mara Serena Lodge (FB). Day 9 Sun 9th Sep Drive back to Nairobi, refresh and depart. Let me know what you guys think of it. would love some opinion on the accommodation and would love to get some idea on what i should be paying. Thanks Mickey
  4. Mosquito and wife are planning to return to Africa sometime in 2015 and have pretty much a blank slate and time frame-so asking for input and ideas. This would be our third trip. And we know we have a fourth trip with Grandchildren down the road that likely will be Mara/Serengeti. This trip would be my wife and I only ...and would be a heavy photography emphasis with private vehicle in the camps we stay.... First trip was a tour and in Feb and included South Africa (Sabi Sands, Timbavati) Zimbabwe, & Mozambique ...and then August 21012 Kenya( Lewa,Mara North- Alex Walker's Serian Ngare, Masai Mara- Nkorombo) and Tanzania (North Serengeti-Serengeti Mobile and Oliver's Camp). Twaffle was expert in helping us last time and I have no doubt we can lean on her a wee bit...but we are very open for suggestions.....But the trip last time sets a very, very high bar....Botswana also has our interest. One of the reasons we start early, is we travel a great deal and usually book our blockbuster trip well in advance and then fill the other times of the year around it...This would be our blockbuster for 2015 Thoughts? Thanks in advance Mosquito
  5. Aloha, I'm new here this is my first post. I am a photographer, I have done mostly landscape work. I am planning a trip to Kenya, most likely in October. I am looking to maybe use Sunworld for the Vehicle, price for a private vehicle seems pretty fair; 295 dollars a day with a driver guide. They recomended a number of lodges inside the park and gave me some prices. I'll most likely go for a lower end lodge as my goal is working, not sitting around drinking wine. It seems like they can arrang and book everthing for me. Frankly adding ll the costs up, I am pretty suprised, I thought it would be much more expensive. Basics, vehicle, lodge, park fees, airfare from Hawaii, and petty cash all come in at around $8000. I am shooting with a Pentax 645D system, It might be a little slow but the image quality is pretty solid. Any advise or ideas anyone might have, would be welcome. warmest regards, Lee Rylee Honolulu, Hawaii
  6. Hi again everyone! As we (my family and I) are finalizing our itinerary and dates for the February Safari in the Northern Circuit of Tanzania, we have pretty much zoned in on Detasa (Destination African Safaris) as our preferred safari company. We have done some research and looked up reviews. I know there are many good, reputable safari companies, and I just want to make sure that Detasa is one. Has anyone had any experiecne with them? Anything that we should know about? Anything we should be weary of? I know that sounds a little negatively oriented, but honestly all the reviews I read about them were positive so I just want to make sure before we book. I will definitely post my trip report on this website when we return; I'm super excited for the trip!! Thanks in advance for the replies! ~Tomeslice
  7. What a wonderful forum this is! I have spent about two years, off and on, (seriously!) researching the idea of a safari. Somehow I had missed Safaritalk until about two weeks ago and now feel like a kid on Christmas morning with the best gift ever! You guys are awesome and so far, I haven’t seen the nasties that I’ve found on other sites. This makes me feel a smidge less intimidated about posting! So here goes. I am a female in my late 50s and will probably be traveling with a friend but maybe not. Either way, I will be doing all the planning, which is great as the planning is half the fun. I want to go to Tanzania in February or early March of 2013. I think I would prefer a private vehicle and guide. This will be a first safari for both of us. For this first planning post, I am looking for opinions on my list of possible outfitters/TAs and ideas on itineraries. (1) Here is the list of operators/TAs that I have compiled after much research (in no particular order): Roy Safaris Good Earth Duma Explorer AndBeyond African Adventure Co. The Wild Source I would like opinions on these plus others that might be worth looking into. I researched at least 25 others and eliminated them for one reason or another. That certainly doesn’t mean there was a GOOD reason so feel free to opine. (2) Suggested itineraries for 8 – 10 days of safari, not including travel time. I would rather visit fewer places and do them well instead of quick stops at numerous areas. The migration, wildlife, babies would be priorities. Should my focus on this first safari be the Serengeti and the crater? Add Lake Manyara and/or Tarangire? Selous? I look forward to hearing from you and welcome opinions on anything and everything!

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