- Thrilled Mid-Range Safari -
This is a suggested or sample Tanzanian safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences, to any seasonal changes or to migratory animal movements. As with all our African safaris, we have offered you a wide variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you the widest possible tour budget options.
Day 1: Visit to Lake Chala.
What to do in Lake Chala
Day Visiting: 15.000 TSH a day (10.000 for citizen and residents) including use of all facilities and an accompanied walk, but except Kayaks. Kayaking is 10,000 TSH for day guests for one hour. (Please note, that there is a governmental fee to the Wildlife Management Association at the barrier on the road before Chala land. This money is not available for Lake Chala, but is distributed elsewhere by the state administration.)
Climate: Chala has a temperate but varied climate. It can be very hot in the day time, especially in December to March, but evenings and mornings are cool and nights can be chilly. From May to September it can be quite cold, warm clothes are needed in the early morning and evening.
What to bring: We do advise good walking shoes, and maybe a stick to go down to the lake. It is a steep ascent. Bring binoculars for birding, sunscreen, hat, appropriate clothes for temperature changes, check 'Taveta weather reports'. If you want to have a cold refreshing shower after the hike, please bring a towel.
Walking: Chala is a wonderful area in which to walk. All walks have to be accompanied by a guide.
Birding: The Chala bird survey is ongoing. Birds are plentiful and raptors in particular are many and spectacular in the area. Chala is thought to be an important migration corridor on the eastern flank of Kilimanjaro, and unexpected birds can be found here during migration time. We appreciate reports of birds seen by visitors to increase our bird survey.
Fish: The Lake is home to the Lake Chala Tilapia, a species of fish in the cichlidae family. This fish is endemic to Chala, but is now a threatened species due to over fishing, a concern which needs to be addressed. That's why fishing is not allowed at Lake Chala.
Crocodiles: Crocodiles were introduced to Lake Chala in the 1930's. According to legend they were brought in by E.S. Grogan, a British explorer who became famous for walking from Cape Town to Cairo in 1898. The terrain is totally unsuitable for crocodiles to breed, there being no beaches or sandy areas to make their nests. In the early 1990s fishermen, angry that their nets were continually being destroyed, began began a program to eradicate them. Since 2002 there are no longer any crocodiles left in Lake Chala.
Day 2: Destination to Tarangire National Park
Activities include Game drive, bird watching as the park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa and baobab trees. You should be aware that this is wild nature, so the guide cannot make any guarantees on the presence of specific wild animals, but you can be sure he will do his best to find everything you're looking for! The team has its own radio channel that the drivers use to communicate to other guides and collaborate on searches for rare species. At lunch time you will be provided a meal, after which the safari will continue. In the evening you will be transferred to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Game Drive to Ngorongoro Carter and Maasai visit
Activities include game viewing at the crater as it is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. You will have the chance to see buffalo, elephants, lions, wildebeests, zebras, hippopotamus and feline species such as caracals and servals.
Later you will drive back to Arusha or airport if you have a flight on this last day of your adventure.
The departure dates for all our African safaris and tours packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information.
Please note all trip prices are based on our own Company costs, fees, and supplier prices in effect at the time of booking. We reserves the right to alter trip prices should inflation, cost of fuel, labor, materials, or exchange rates change. If the Tanzania National Parks Authority (TANAPA) raises park fees, or any hotel, lodge, camp or any other service provider raises their rates, We reserves the right to require additional payment from the client.