This amazing safari will take you to the top safari destinations in Tanzania to witness the high concentration of wildlife including lions, cheetahs, and at certain times of the year, the world-renowned “Great Wildebeest Migration”. Included in the tour are Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater. Another highlight of this tour is the walking safari in Lake Eyasi to witness the lifestyle of the bush men in northern Tanzania.
Day 1 Arusha – Tarangire National Park
In the morning you will be collected from your hotel and after an approximate 2 hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close, not only because there are thousands of animals but also because they are not disturbed by the presence of vehicles. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and drive to the camp, where you will overnight. Lunch; Dinner.
Day 2 Tarangire Area – Mto Wa Mbu cultural programme – Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to Makuyuni where you will visit a traditional Masai village. You will then continue your safari to Mto wa Mbu where you will enjoy traditional African food, prepared by local woman. After this wonderful experience the journey takes you to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons. After an extensive game drive you will travel to the lodge, where you will spend the night. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.
Day 3 Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. Depending on the season, you will either spend the night at the Camp on the outskirts of the park. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.
Day 4 Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another night at last night’s camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 5 Serengeti National Park – Karatu – Coffee Walk
On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. As soon as you reach the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to Karatu, where you will join a walk in the coffee plantation to learn more about the cultivation and processing of coffee. You will spend the night at the lodge, Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.
Day 6 Karatu – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu
Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and return to the lodge to spend another night. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.
Day 7 Karatu – Arusha
After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off at a hotel of your choice or at the airport. Breakfast; Lunch.
• Lodge safari according to the itinerary
• Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
• Professional, English-speaking guide
• Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
• Meals according to the itinerary
• Mineral water
• All mentioned activities
• All national park fees
• Flying Doctors insurance (AMREF) during the safari
• Optional activities
• Alcoholic and soft drinks
• Visa fees
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