On arrival in Tanzania you will meet your local guide and taken to Naura Springs Hotel in Arusha. After lunch you will proceed to Lake Manyara (3 hours) and your accommodation, luxury safari lodge (Lake Manyara Serena Lodge). The lodge is set on the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and the stunning soda lake. You will have your evening meal here watching the sunset in spectacular settings.
Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast you will be taken on a game drive around the lake. The park is sheltered by the massive escarpment and the area is home to large herds of buffalo and elephants. There are some unusually seen animals here including pangolins, aardvarks, civet as well as more common African mammals like zebra, giraffe and hippos but the stars of the show are the unusual tree-climbing lions. After returning to the lodge for lunch you will depart for one of the most famous wildlife destinations in the entire world. Serengeti National Park. You will have a game drive here en-route to your accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Serengeti Serena Lodge).
Serengeti National Park
Today you can either have a morning and afternoon drive and come back to the accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Serengeti Serena Lodge) or head out all day with a packed lunch. The full day is of course recommended as the park is so vast and there are so many hidden gems that the most time spent here the better really. The reason for this park being so special is that the ecosystem here supports the largest remaining concentrations of game in all of Africa and the huge open spaces leave the animals free for migrations. You will return to the lodge for your evening meal.
Early this morning you have another game drive before being transferred to Ngorogoro Crater. You will make a brief stop at Olduvai Gorge to visit the museum before reaching your accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Ngorogoro Sernea Lodge). The lodge is built into the rim of the dormant and collapsed volcano and provides spectacular views of the crater.
Today after breakfast you will descend down into the crater. The crater is home to nearly all (barring impala, giraffe and topi) East Africas plains mammals. There are also hundreds of species of birds and the general wildlife viewing is truly exceptiona. The endangered black rhino is a particular delight to find and watch and there is nowhere better to try and see a hunt as the crater is home to Africas densest concentration of predators. The one strange feature of the animals here is that the majority of the elephants seem to be bulls. You will return to your accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Ngorogoro Serena Lodge).
Tarangire National Park
This morning you will depart Ngorogoro Crater and head over to Tarangire National Park. You will have lunch en-route at your accommodation, level – luxury safari lodge (Tarangire Sopa Lodge). Once you arrive at the park you will see the huge baobab trees and the herds of impala, hartebeest, wildebeest as well as elephants, buffalo, greater kudu, fringe-eared oryx and many other grazing species. The birding is exceptional here as well as the mammal watching and the park is a perfect way to finish you tour of Tanzania.
Early this morning you will have another morning game drive before departing back to Arusha for lunch at Naura Springs Hotel. After lunch you will be transferred back to Kilimanjaro Airport in time to catch your return flight home.
Please note that the itinerary stated above is correct as our planned intentions for the tour. However adverse weather conditions and other local considerations can necessitate some modifications of the itinerary during the course of the tour; any changes will be made to make the best of the time and weather conditions available to us.
This tour is available on different date (subject to availability) please contact us for more details about running this tour on a date which suits you more.