This safari will take you through the unique terrain, forests and soda lakes of Lake Manyara National Park, one of the few places in the world where you can spot rhino, flamingo, elephants and tree-climbing lions. From there we head into the vast grasslands of the Serengeti National Park, where you’ll have the chance to witness the sheer scale of the famed Great Migration for yourself, where herds of wildebeest roam.
Expect to see plenty of zebra and gazelle following in their wake. Exploring Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you’ll find the world’s largest inactive volcano, now home to leopards, lions and buffalo. Anthropology enthusiasts will know this region as one of the earliest known hominin settlements, with recovered fossils dating back two to three million years.
- Meet and greet services with assistance
- Complimentary authentic safari hats
- Transfers specified
- Exclusive use of Transport in a 4×4 Land Cruiser
- Meals as stated in the itinerary
- All park entry fees
- Complimentary bottled water in the vehicle
- Unlimited game viewing drives per day whilst on safari
- Services of English – Speaking safari driver guide
- All government taxes and levies where applicable
- Airfares and airport taxes
- Optional excursions not mentioned in the inclusions
- Drinks and all items of a personal nature
Day 1: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Pick up from your Hotel in Arusha, meet our professional driver tour guide, who will drive you with picnic lunch to Lake Manyara National Park (About 135Klm), home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking, with the open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands, and distance volcanic peaks. Animals such as Elephants, Hippos, Impalas, Giraffe, Warthog, Wildebeest, Blue monkeys and Buffaloes can be seen. This Park is also home to the famous tree climbing lions and Leopards. Lake Manyara National Park provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird’s life with over 400 species having been recorded within the parks boundaries. Highlights include pink-hued flamingoes, herons, storks and pelicans. Dinner and overnight at Manyara Wildlife camp or similar.
Day 2: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Early at 6.00am have a cup of coffee and drive to Maasai Boma where you will experience the rhythm of this nomadic tribe’s daily life. Subject to the season, witness the livestock movement in the early morning before meeting the Elders, Moran warriors and women and children with full explanations into the status and ranking within the families as well as their traditions and beliefs. Then drive back to the camp for full breakfast. After breakfast have a game drive en-route with picnic lunch to Serengeti National Park, through Ngorongoro Conservation area. Dinner and overnight at Shuhudia Adventure Camp or similar.
Day 3: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Early in the morning have a cup of Coffee, and then proceed for sunrise game drive in Serengeti, return back to the Lodge for breakfast. After breakfast proceed for full day game viewing with picnic lunch in Serengeti Plains, home to a huge variety of animals and birds, Search among the trees and kopjes for the elusive Leopards and cheetah as well as Wildebeest Migration. After sunset game, drive back to Shuhudia Adventure Camp for Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast have a Game viewing en-route with picnic lunches and visit to the small but very interesting Dr. Leakey Museum at Olduvai Gorge. Ascend from the plains to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight at the Lodge (Crater rim).
Day 5: NGORONGORO CRATER
After early breakfast drive to Ngorongoro, Descend 610 meters into Ngorongoro Crater floor for 6 hours game viewing with picnic lunch. Spot the endangered black Rhinos, Lions, Elephants, Zebras, Buffaloes and wildebeest and other wild animals. Also in Ngorongoro Crater Soda Lake you will see many species of birds including Flamingos. All these animals in turn support large predators such as Lions and Leopards, and scavengers such as Hyenas and Jackals. Dinner and overnight at Endoro Lodge or similar.
Day 6: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, drive with picnic lunch to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive. Tarangire National Park covers 2,600 square kilometers and at dry times, the concentration of animal’s rivals that of the much better known Serengeti – the game numbers are staggering: E.g. 30,000 Zebras, 25,000 Wildebeests, 5,000 Buffaloes, 3,000 Elephants, 2,500 Maasai Giraffes and over 1,000 Fringe-eared Oryx’s (gemsbok), Predators include Lions, Cheetah and Leopards. Also flocks of birds: E.g. Green Wood Hoopoes, Fisher Lovebirds, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers. Late evening drive back to Arusha