Day 1- ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Your driver guide will pick you at your hotel in Arusha at 8am and depart for Lake Manyara National Park for the game drives. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including the Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, Elephants, Buffalo, Giraffe, Impala, Hippo as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. In the late afternoon after full of game drives your driver guide will drive you to your lodge for Dinner and overnight.
ACCOMMODATION: KUDU CAMPSITE
MEAL PLAN: BREAKFAST & LUNCH
DAY 2 – DRIVE TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Early after breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa the Serengeti National Park with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park until late afternoon when you will drive back to your tented camp for dinner and overnight.
ACCOMMODATION: SERONERA CAMPSITE
MEAL PLAN: BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER
DAY 3 – MORE ACTIONS IN THE SERENGETI PLAINS – NGORONGORO – KARATU
Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world’s most famous national park. After breakfast, we start today with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park, tracing the Big 5. We will proceed with game drives in these endless plains, until late afternoon as we find our way back to the comfort of your tented camp. Serengeti’s wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the ‘stars of the show’ and Nature’s dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don’t work to any schedule, so we may find lion or leopard, elephant and zebra, cheetah and antelope at any time on our drives. After picnic Lunch leave the endless plains of Serengeti and you proceed for Ngorongoro Conservation Area and in late afternoon your driver guide will drive you to your campsite on the crater rim for dinner and overnight.
ACCOMODATION: SIMBA CAMPSITE
MEAL PLAN: BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER
DAY 4 – DISCOVER THE NGORONGORO CRATER
After breakfast we depart and descend the Ngorongoro Crater. Today we have plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle, Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world and your game drives in the crater will show you why. You will have 7 hours of game drive in the crater.
First, there’s the volcanic caldera (the world’s largest), full of grassland, forest and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Here you’ll find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari because there is very high possibility to spot all the Big 5 within one day: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons, even the rare black rhino finds shelter here. In the late afternoon after full of game drives we ascend the crater and your driver guide will drive you back to your hotel in Arusha for rest ready for your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport the following early morning at around 3am.
MEALS PLAN: BREAKFAST, LUNCH
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation or Camping Equipment on Safari
- A professional driver/guide and Safari Chef.
- All transportation on Safari (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals while on Safari (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Mineral water 1.5 Liter p/p each day (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- International flights (from/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees