Summary of Itinerary

Day 0: Arrival Day (Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport)
Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
Day 2: Manyara to Serengeti National Park
Day 3 – 4 : Full day Serengeti National Park
Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 7: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park
Day 8: Tarangire – Kilimanjaro Airport

Highlights

LAKE MANYARA

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SERENGETI.

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NGORONGORO

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General Info

A classic Northern Tanzania Safari with the Great Migration in Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

 

START/RETURN LOCATION Kilimanjaro International Airport
START DETAILS Pick up from Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to hotel
END DETAILS Drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport
WEAR Light clothing, light boots, sun hut, sun glasses
INCLUDED
Private safari converted vehicle with driver-guide on safari Full board accommodation
All park and entry fees
NOT INCLUDED
International flight tickets
All personal items of personal nature eg alcohol

Additional information

Duration7 Days

Day 0: Arrival Day (Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport)
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your driver guide and transfered  to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Moivaro Lodge FB.

You will find a charming atmosphere together with every comfort: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. Moivaro Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery and yet is only 7 km from the town of Arusha.

Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
Depart Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara, arriving there by lunch time, enjoy a picnic lunch in a scenic spot. Afternoon game drive at Lake Manyara National Park. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others. At 1600hrs drive to Manyara Serena Lodge, check inn the waiting for early dinner before you go for night game drive in the park for 2-3hours. Overnight at Manyara Serena Lodge. Based on full-board.

Day 2: Manyara to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park for game drive. The Serengeti is the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world and boasts many species of plain animals from hare to the elephant. The name Serengeti comes from the Masai word “Siringet” referring to an endless plain. Overnight at Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp, on full-board.

Day 3 – 4 : Full day Serengeti National Park
Two full days exploring Serengeti with game drives, with the possibility of exploring as far as possible Look out for the “Big Five” as well as the myriad smaller creatures that make each safari unique. Dinner and overnight again at Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp, on full board. One of these mornings you might want to consider a breakfast hot air balloon safari.

Day 5: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. After breakfast you proceed to Naabi Hill Gate with game viewing enroute before you enter the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. With some stops at the Grzimek Memorial and a viewpoint into the crater you reach your lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you go for a Nature Walk at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by a Masai Guide or a ranger you follow animal paths through dense bush. Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. All meals included.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater considered as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls the Ngorongoro Crater has the highest wild animal density worldwide. Among the species are lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. You might expect to see the ‘Big Five’ in one day. In the afternoon leave the crater via the spectacular ascent road and drive Ngorongoro Farmhouse for dinner and overnight, on full board.

Day 7: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast you proceed to Tarangire, Tanzania’s third largest National Park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephant. Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge, on full board.

Day 8: Tarangire – Kilimanjaro International Airport
Depending on your schedule you return to Tarangire National Park in the morning for a final game drive before transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport (with picnic lunch en route) for departure or extension.

Safari Vehicle at migration crossing
Eland and Zebra
Vulture Looking at dust over the Wilderbeeste migration
Lions & hyenas with a kill and herd in the distance
Vulture tree with migration background
Wildebeaste migration morning dust...
Wildebeeste Sunrise
Wildebeeste in the morning light
Serengeti Migration at Sunrise
Massing Wildebeeste - the great migration.
Zebra & Wildebeeste Migration Serengeti
Wildebeeste Migration Seronera
Approach to the migration
Serengeti Migration
Migration
Lionesses on a kill
Lionesses and Kill
Lions below Ngorongoro Crater wall
Lions in Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Lions
Flamingos on Lake Manyara
Flamingos on Lake Manyara
Flamingos on Lake Manyara
Pelicans & flamingos
Manyara Wildebeest
Wildebeest, Pelicans and Flamingos
Birds on Lake Manyara
View from the hot springs
Child looking at Flamingos Lake manyara
Giraffe before flamingos
Lake Manyara National Park
Elephants bathing
Elephants in the stream
Rift Valley View
The Rift Valley
Lake Manyara
Hiking above Isoitok