Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), our representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel accommodation for an overnight stay. Your professional safari guide will brief you during dinner on various aspects of your itinerary and activities.
Lodging/ hotel accommodation
Meals: Can be arranged Depending on arrival time
Day 1: Arusha City – Mto Wa Mbu Biking Excursion – Manyara National Park
You will depart early to Lake Manyara National Park for biking excursion in Mto Wa Mbu village, followed by hot local lunch. After lunch, we will proceed to Manyara NP for game drive. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that these flamingos feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, tree-climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park. Activities like Forest Hike – 2.5 to 3hrs, Nature Walk – 1hr to 1.5hrs,Village Walk – 2.5 to 3hrs are advised to do If you are not interested in biking, Where later in the evening, we drive to the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner at Karatu Kudu Lodge (3 Meals) where all meals will be provided.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we proceed to the endless Serengeti plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands where fertile soils grow crops such as wheat, corn and coffee. The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word ‘siringeti’ which means “endless plains”. You will see why it’s called so once you see its ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as the eyes can see. The patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves.
Later in the evening, we drive to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Lodging: Kati Kati Tented Camp (All Meals provided)
Day 3: Serengeti Central – Serengeti North
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch to northern Serengeti Kogatende area following the great migration at Mara River. The game drive will be along the Mara River and other interesting places in the north where the big groups of wildebeests will be at that particular time. After the full day of game drive, we will drive to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Lodging: Serengeti Wilderness Camp (All Meals provided)
Day 4: Northern Serengeti
Full day of game drive along Mara River following the great migration; arrive at the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Lodging: Serengeti Wilderness Camp (All Meals provided)
Day 5: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater Rim Walk
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for a final game drive in Serengeti national park. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below, inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonders.
“Often called the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometers wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest”. Here you will get out of the safari jeep to enjoy the view while having a walking safari along the crater rim for an hour. Afterwards, you will proceed to the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Lodging: Ngorongoro Rhino lodge (All Meals provided)
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater– Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater was formed over 3 million years ago. It is inhabited by a unique ecosystem of more than 25,000 animals. In the grass steppes and Acacia forest, you will find almost every type of animal from the East African savanna. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs can be viewed close up in Ngorongoro area. The Ngorongoro Crater ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks. After lunch, ascend and proceed to Tarangire for evening leisure and hot dinner at Maramboi Tented Camp (All Meals provided)
Day 7 – Tarangire – Kilimanjaro International Airport
Early breakfast, then depart to Tarangire national park for game viewing with picnic lunches. Tarangire national park is the sixth largest national park in Tanzania located about 120 kilometers away from Arusha town; one outstanding feature of this park is the huge number of enormous big baobab trees –these giants known as upside down trees are a strange and a wonderful sight on their own. The word Tarangire was derived from two tribal words “Tara” which means river and “Wire” which means warthog which all these words together mean the river of warthogs so the park itself owes its name to Tarangire river which flows across the area and attracts high number of migrant animals in the dry season when many migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent water of Tarangire river. The Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year round which attracts more animal and different bird species during dry seasons of the year. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species, including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place.
Later you will get transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to the next destination or back home.
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