SAFARI ITINERARY - 8DAYS
Wildlife adventure in northern Tanzania is one of the most amazing nature experiences you can have the pleasure of experiencing in your lifetime…..
Our 8-day safari option is a great way to experience some of Tanzania’s amazing wildlife in northern Tanzania. This itinerary is ideal for those who wish to get the BEST of Serengeti Np, Ngorongoro conservation area and Lake Manyara. This tour offers the best experience for 8 days and the concentration of wildlife in these wildlife zones offers great opportunities to see lots of nature within their natural home.
Day0. Arrival at Kilimanjaro Intl. Airport
Today is set aside as an arrival day in order for us to make an early start the following morning. Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, near the town of Arusha, you will be met by our representative and transferred to our accommodations for the night. You will have the opportunity to meet your safari guide / our office representative over a welcome dinner to discuss our forthcoming adventures over the next days.
Day1. Lake Manyara National Park
Leave Arusha after your breakfast for Lake Manyara National Park to start your African safari experience. Here, you’ll take a short game drive through its lush groundwater forest where you might even see its famous tree-climbing lions. In the early evening, you’ll arrive at your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Days 2, 3 & 4. Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Leave camp after breakfast for the drive to the Serengeti National Park, passing through rich farmland until reaching the lush montane forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Crater Highlands. After ascending and descending the rift escarpment, stop first at Olduvai Gorge, one of the world’s most famous fossil and archaeological sites dating back to two million years where many finds of early humans were discovered. Tour the Olduvai museum before a picnic lunch. In the afternoon, continue game-viewing in the Serengeti. Undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world; the Serengeti is home to the highest density of animals in the world as well as being unrivalled for its natural beauty, diversity and scientific value. During your daily game-drives, you’ll witness the annual ancient drama of life, death and rebirth in this primeval wilderness. Three nights at your preferred lodge, location depends on the time of the year as we try the best to catch up with migration.
Day5. Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Today we leave the camp around 8am go for morning game drive in this world famous Serengeti, heading to southern plains searching for BIG cats in action on our way to Serengeti exit gate. Have a break under acacia trees for our well packed lunches. Later on drive to Ngorongoro conservation areas for dinner and overnight at your preferred hotel/ lodge /camp.
Day6. Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Descend the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano, once as high as present day Mount Meru for an afternoon of exciting game-viewing and a picnic lunch. Descend 600m to the floor of this 10 mile-wide ‘caldera’ that teems with a variety of wildlife including the highest density of lions per square kilometer in Africa, open Savannah grasslands, the Lerai groundwater forest and a soda lake tinged pink by thousands of flamingos. Later on Drive back up to the Crater rim in late afternoon and exit the conservation area onto your lodge in Karatu village.
Day7. Ngorongoro highlands nature walk.
After your leisure breakfast we go for a half day nature walk through forested slopes of Ngorongoro Conservation area.
We take a short drive to entry gate for this great tour that will real get you closer to nature in these beautiful volcanic highlands of Ngorongoro under comfort of an armed ranger.
See different species of birds, antelopes, insects then visit elephants caves, waterfalls and much more that nature has to offer in this undisturbed natural forest
Later on will drive back to lodge for hot lunches. Afternoon will be leisure time/ Relax, enjoy a natural heated swimming pool and then see you at dinner time.
Day8. Karatu – Arusha – JRO airport
After breakfast, return to Arusha stopping for lunch at a popular local restaurant and day accommodations at one of the Kilimanjaro Airport Hotels before a late transfer to the airport for your next destination.
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PRICE TO INCLUDE
- Pick up/transfers from/to Airport
- Park fees
- Accommodation while on safaris with three meals B, L, D,
- Crater service fee
- Ngorongoro transit fee
- Transport while on safaris using 4wd with pop up roof
- 2 mineral bottle of water per person per day
- Day room
- Flying doctor fee
- Domestic flight Serengeti to Arusha and all government applicable fee.
PRICE TO EXCLUDE
- All items of personal nature like laundry
- Alcoholic & nonalcoholic drinks etc
- Tips for guides and hotels stuff
- Visa and passport
- International flight and any diversion from the main program.