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. Karibu / Welcome to Tanzania!
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. Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
After your breakfast around 7: 30am you will meet our safari team at the hotel for a short introduction before we depart at 7:45am heading to Lake Manyara NP for starting our explorations. From Arusha to Lake Manyara takes about 2hrs drive. From the entrance gate the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue
monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy. The park is also renowned for its elusive tree climbing lions and diverse bird life. There is great chance see buffalo, Zebras, Elephants, Giraffe, different species of antelopes and much more. For the birders this is a paradise. In the afternoon have a short break and enjoy your well packed lunches at one of the best view picnic site in this Biosphere reserve national park and the keep on searching for the wildlife. After your tour around the beautiful lake and the amazing wildlife experience (depending on your final itinerary) you will be transferred to your hotel / Lodge/ Camp at Karatu village for hot dinner and overnight.
Day2. Lake Manyara National Park– Serengeti National Park
After breakfast around 7:00AM we leave the lodge and drive direct to Serengeti National park via Ngorongoro conservation area with plenty to see on the way. En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes, giraffes buffalos hiding in the bush and much more. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive in the afternoon starting from Southern plains.
Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. In late evening we will drive to your hotel /lodge/ camp for dinner and overnight
Day3. Full day game drive in Serengeti National Park
Early start today for an early morning game drive to see nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. You can take breakfast and lunch boxes with you (if you are interested) have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation center about Serengeti at Seronera. Proceed exploring this world famous nation park which has a lot of things to offer!!
In the afternoon you will have a brake to enjoy your well packed lunches at one of the best viewing point in Serengeti and later on proceed searching for the ungulate migration, big cats and other wildlife species before you drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day4. Game drive in Serengeti – Ngorongoro
Today we leave the camp around 8am go for morning game drive in this world famous Serengeti , enjoy our packed lunches and later on drive to Ngorongoro conservation areas for dinner and overnight at your preferred hotel/ lodge /camp.
Day5. Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After breakfast start descending about 600m to the crater floor searching for the BIG 5 and other many species in their natural home.
The crater is not only the largest unbroken caldera in the world but it is also one of the new 7 natural wonders of Africa, UNESCO heritage site and Human Biosphere reserve. After your morning game drive, you will take a break to enjoy your delicious packed lunch at the Hippo Pool Picnic site before you continue with your afternoon game drive. In the late afternoon will leave the crater and drive to Karatu village. Dinner and overnight at the hotel/lodge/camp of your choice.
Day6. Nature leisure walk in Ngorongoro highlands.
Nature walk day through forested slopes of Ngorongoro Conservation area.
Have your leisure breakfast then take a short drive to entry gate for a half day tour that will real get you closer to nature in this beautiful volcanic highlands of Ngorongoro under comfort of an armed ranger.
See different species of birds, antelopes, insects then visit elephant’s caves, waterfalls and much more that nature has to offer in this area.
Later on will drive back to the hotel for hot lunches. Afternoon will be leisure time/ Relax, enjoy a natural heated swimming pool and then see you tomorrow for a big day.
Day7. Visit Tarangire National Park
After well prepared breakfast will check out and drive to Tarangire National Park for two full days’ game viewing experience in this magnificent park, famous for its large collection of baobab trees, spectacular large mammal population, and varieties of bird species, not to mention one of the largest concentration of elephants in the country. After your tour of the park, will drive to your hotel/lodge/camp for dinner & overnight.
Day8. Tarangire Park – Arusha
This park has many things to offer, after our breakfast will proceed exploring the nature of the Tarangire and its ecosystem trying the best to get the best sunrise photos decorated by flora and fauna of Tarangire. Later on will drive back to our lodge for hot lunch then a siesta will leave the park and driver back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day9. Transfer to airport
Have leisure breakfast, pack and then drive to Arusha town for a short tour and buying some souvenirs before we drive to 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.