Day 1: Tarangire National Park
Depart Arusha to Tarangire at 08:00 am – with lunch boxes. Drive to Tarangire National Park, it’s about 110 Km and takes about 2 hours from Arusha. You will have your lunch in the park (your driver guide will pick a picnic site in the park where you can your lunch and thereafter continue with the game drive. Parks normally the parks open at 6:00 am to 6:00 pm – you will be at your next lodge in time for dinner.
Tarangire National Park
is a huge park best known for its large herds of elephants — but it’s also great for lion and leopard — wonderful for bird life — great variety of landscape and wildlife. The gorgeous Silale Swamp, towards the south of the park, is magnificent — and almost always rich in wildlife taking advantage of this reliable water source. The park provides water not only from the swamp, but also from the Tarangire River — and during the dry season it’s the primary source of water for animals from the entire area, making for fantastic viewing. I particularly love it, though, in the green season — its beauty then is unmatched.
In the late afternoon you will drive Tarangire Safari Lodge where you will have the opportunity to enjoy and early dinner and later go for night game drive.
Night in Tarangire is another world altogether. Witness the landscape waxed in a silver moonlight as giant elephants make their way into and out of the shadows and be sure to keep an eye out for eyes shining back at you from the spotlight. For logistical reasons we must book alternative accommodation at the Tarangire Safari Lodge located inside the Tarangire National Park and additional accommodation costs apply.
Overnight & Dinner – Tarangire Safari lodge. Tarangire
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
Today you after breakfast you will drive to the famous Serengeti. The drive takes about 3 to hours (game on route) Driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the Elders, Warriors, women and children and learn about the culture, beliefs and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe.
The Serengeti is actually enormous approximately the size of Switzerland — so most people on safari, depending on the month, will visit the central (Seronera) area plus one other area either the north in the dry season for the Mara crossings or the west during the green season for the migration herds spread out from the central area to around the Grumeti River, or Ndutu in the “bridge” season between the “short rains” of November/December .The central Serengeti boast those spectacular “endless plains,” dotted with acacia trees and the occasional rocky kopjes — What is special about Central Serengeti is the wide open spaces, driving through the miles and miles of animals as far as the eye can see, riverine forest and leopard. There is nice chance of seeing leopard along the river valleys also the wildebeest spread over a large area (It can be visited at any time of the year) .You will have your lunch in the park (your driver guide will pick a picnic site in the park where you can your lunch and thereafter continue with the game drive.
In the late afternoon you will drive to the Camp where you will stay for the night.
Overnight and Dinner – Kubukubu Tented Camp, Central Serengeti
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Before sunrise around 6 am we leave the lodge for early morning game drive. Sunrise and sunset are good times to see wildlife, as this is when they are most active. You will enjoy beautiful sunrise at endless plains of the Serengeti and a game drive. We go back to the lodge around 8 or 9 am and to have breakfast.You have choices to go to a full day game drive with lunch boxes after breakfast or stay the lodge and relax after lunch then go for an evening game drive around 3 pm –
Overnight and Dinner – Kubukubu Tented Camp, Central Serengeti
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will drive to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater. It’s a 2 hour drive from Serengeti
This Crater is the world’s largest intact collapsed caldera (volcano) which is a self-contained ecosystem with its own unique population of wildlife in a confined area of amazing variety. The crater boasts lots of lions, hyena, fantastic birdlife, serval, Cape buffalo, zebra and gorgeous landscapes – Also there is an added advantage of seeing Rhino’s, if you are lucky. The view from the veranda of the lodges are breath taking especially in the morning with the early morning mist, because of the high altitude (It can be visited at any time of the year)
You will have your lunch in the Crater and then continue with the game drive .In the late afternoon you will drive to the Manyara Serena Safari Lodge where you will spend the night. The lodge is located high on an escarpment and offers breathtaking views over Lake Manyara National Park.
Overnight & Dinner– Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, Manyara
You can upgrade to Ngorongoro Serena Safari lodge (at an extra cost), The lodge is located on the crater Rim and offers a great view over the crater and one of those once in a lifetime sunset view
Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park
Today you will have an early breakfast and then drive to Lake Manyara for Treetop Lake Walk experience. Walk among the treetops in Lake Manyara and experience untouched nature and wildlife from a unique perspective on Tanzania’s first treetop walkway, and at 370 metres, it is also one of Africa’s longest. It is an experience you’ll never forget. Duration: approx. 1 hour then continue with the game drive in Lake Manyara
This is another lovely park that you will visit today, lying roughly between Tarangire and the Ngorongoro Crater. It boasts a beautiful little groundwater forest — the only real forest in Tanzania — where you can spot the adorable Blue Monkeys (also sometimes found on the Crater rim) — lots of giraffe, elephants, lion, leopard — and a very pretty lake dusted pink in the distance with flamingos — impossible to get to up close, however. In the forest, just beyond the entry gate, there’s a Treetop Walkway which is quite fun — a series of suspension bridges through the forest canopy. They found a leopard sleeping happily on one of the bridges on morning not long after it was installed, and the baboons, Velvet and Blue Monkeys love it!
The entrance to Lake Manyara is in the village of Mto wa Mbu, where you can arrange for a full village visit — and/or a visit to a local school (the kids are wonderful!). Many lodges in this are nearby coffee plantations, and most will also provide tours. At harvest time you’ll see women walking along the roads with massive bags of coffee beans balanced alarmingly on their heads
After the game drive Cycle through Mto wa Mbu Village where you will experience local life and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant town before riding to a Mama’s house where you will feast on a traditional Tanzanian meal. Please note: this is a half day tour which runs in conjunction with a half day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.
In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha for your final evening. You will be driven to your lodge just before darkness where the remainder of the day is at leisure – rest in your room, relax in the manicured gardens, enjoy a refreshing swim in the pool.
Overnight & Dinner–Gran Melia, Arusha
Day 6: Departure Day (B)
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight
This safari we will be exploring the Tarangire NP, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro crater and Serengeti NP
- Transfer from your arrival and departure.
- Car type of Land Cruiser with open roof and other facilities for Tourism.
- Three meals per day, during the game driver two litres of Mineral water.
- Driver Guide and assistant guide’s salary and their entrance fees during the safari.
- No limit during Game Drive.
- All park entrance fees during the Safari.
- Local Guide salary
- All cultural program Flying
- Doctor Insurance
- International Flight from your Country & Airport
- International Insurance.
- Shopping, Alcohol, Souvenirs and etc.
- Tips for Driver Guide & Assistants Guide (we suggest $40 per day per car)
- Sky Balloon Tarangire or Serengeti National Park 540 dollar per Person
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