Explore Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro
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: Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport – Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, our VIP Visa Specialist will meet and welcome you to East Africa. He guides you through the entire Tanzania Visa application process and skipping long immigration queues. With Galloping Safaris, you will be escorted from arrival to departure, making your arrival to Tanzania completely worry-free. Upon exiting the airport, a Galloping Safaris representative will be holding a poster with your name who will transfer you to Arusha (45 minutes) for the Serenity retreat of Gran Melia Hotel this charming hotel has beautiful views of Mount Meru and is the ideal place to acclimatize to Africa or simply relax in the poolside gardens with a chilled drink. On cool winter evenings, get cozy next to a fireplace and sip one of the best coffees you will ever taste and enjoy dinner at the lodge’s restaurant.
Day 2: Tarangire to Witness the massive Elephant herds and Giant Baobab trees
Depart 07h30 from Arusha with 4x4x and drive to Tarangire National Park is a unique place and an absolutely fantastic in this time of the year. Viewing some of Tanzania’s largest populations of elephant and enjoying the diverse scenery, including the dramatic baobab trees that are so typical of the park. Enjoy a picnic lunch near the stretch of Tarangire River. More game drive until end of the day you drive to Tarangire Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Tarangire Full Day Game drive
Depart at 06:00 am for a sunrise game drive before breakfast, the early morning is the best time to spot the big cats hunting in search around the river banks for Lions & leopard. And also, the resident animal viewing will be superb today for giraffe, buffalo, impala, elephant and zebras. Take a break with a picnic lunch at Silale Swamp and spend the afternoon in the beautiful Kitibong regions. Return to the Camp for high tea and ready for your sundowner in hand watch as the sun swiftly sinks and your setting becomes illuminated by a magnificent log fire. Once you have settled into your surroundings let our chef introduce you to traditional Swahili fare and experience a memorable evening under the African night sky. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge.
Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, drive the short distance to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing to this unique park with an alkaline lake and breathtaking views. Here you will view a wide variety of wildlife and the acacia woodlands offer the best overall wildlife viewing in the park. Enjoy your picnic lunches under the Acacia trees. This habitat is favored by the park’s famous tree-climbing lions, leopards and giraffes and can claim the greatest elephant concentration in East Africa. Algae thrive in the high saline content of the lake. Huge and colorful flocks of birds gather in the water to feed, including many different varieties of birds that coexist together. In fact, well over 300 different species of birds have been recorded here. 15: 30 PM join some locals in the village of mto Wa Mbu on foot escorted with a local guide for an in-depth look at their daily lives and later drive to the Lush retreat of Lake Manyara Tortilis Camp or similar for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Maasai Village Visit – Serengeti National Park
Breakfast, with picnic lunch’s drive to Serengeti National Park. Stop at Land of the Maasai—the iconic pastoralists of the East African savanna, known for their scarlet robes, their beadwork, and their legendary ceremonies. Pay a visit to a Maasai Manyatta, or village, where we’ll be greeted with a foot-stomping, high-jumping welcome dance. Immerse yourself in their world, learning about their customs. Meet the village elders, visit homes, and take part in a memorable cultural exchange.
Proceed to 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, dinner and overnight at Shuhudia Adventure Camp.
Day 6: Central Serengeti to see Mammals & Big cats
Early Breakfast, Full day game drives in Serengeti National Park gets its name from the Maasai word Siringitu meaning endless Plain. Be amazed by the vast plains and the enormous amount of wildlife that can be seen here, and start counting the Big Five. Serengeti Seronera is well known as being home to a large number of big cats- lions, leopards and cheetahs. This does not deter the elephant, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, buffalo and impala who are also popular inhabitants of Seronera. Around midday you will stop for a break to enjoy a packed lunch and stretch your legs before jumping back in your jeep ready for another few hours of spotting the animals in the afternoon. At the end of the day you will return for dinner and overnight at Shuhudia Adventure Camp.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater Africa’s “Garden of Eden “to see Big 5 Animals + Game drives.
Early breakfast and today you will explore the famous Ngorongoro Crater during a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck, the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Later drive back for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Tortilis Camp or similar.
Day 8: Cycling Guided Bike Tour for 2 -3 Hours – Private Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport- Departure.
Breakfast and drive the short distance to Mto wa Mbu village ready for to meet your local guide you will cycle through the green surrounding of Mto wa Mbu during this 2-3-hour excursion. You drive through the village, banana plantations, rice fields and also stop at the shore of Lake Manyara National Park. This is where flamingoes and wildebeest often mingle on the shore. Drive back to Arusha for a fare well deserved Lunch at Butter & Scotch Sable Squire. Here you will have a variety of English – African taste meals with soft drinks & juices. Leisure time to walk through garden and time to stretch your legs and private transfer back to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for check in for departure flight.