The 9- day’s itinerary takes you through Tanzania’s unrivaled wildlife destination Tarangire, Ngorongoro, and the fable Serengeti to deliver a dramatic wildebeest migration, big cats, and big game safari.
Your journey begins at the foot of Mt. Meru in Arusha, a gateway to Tanzania’s safari destinations. From emerald green coffee bushes journey to the wildlife-teeming wilderness of Tarangire National Park for a more private safari. Savor the romance of an Arabica coffee estate near the famous Ngorongoro Crater where diversity of fauna and flora await discovery. End your journey in the Serengeti for unforgettable game viewing within an ancient landscape.
- Explore Tarangire seasonal migration from June-October.
- Scan the wildlife-rich plains of Ngorongoro for the endangered black rhino
- Discover the Namiri plains and the Gol-kopjes for the great sighting of lions and cheetah
- Witness the great migration through the Serengeti in the months of December-June
- See 18-20 feet crocodiles in the waters of Grumeti River
- Enjoy sundowner with the company of your guide in Tarangire and Serengeti
- Meet and greet, and airport transfer
- Safari according to the itinerary
- Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
- UNLIMITED Game drives
- Well- trained, English-speaking guide
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Unlimited Mineral water while of safari
- Tea and coffee stops during safari
- AMREF flying doctors rescue fee
- All National Park Fees
- Sundowner in Serengeti national park
- Walking safari in Serengeti
- Balloon safari in Serengeti (Optional)
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance.
DAY 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport.
Welcome to Tanzania
Welcome to Tanzania, meet your guide for the drive to Kibo palace hotel. Tucked away in Arusha, Kibo Palace Hotel is straddled between the gateway to some of the most enchanting safari destinations and Mount Kilimanjaro, whose highest point it is named after. This little paradise comes with all the amenities and access you would expect in a modern city right in the wild. After settling into your room, take a walk around the town of Arusha and experience life in real Africa style or relax on the poolside.
Main Destination: Arusha
Accommodation: Kibo Palace Hotel
Day 2-3: Arusha –Tarangire national park.
Two days exploring Tarangire
You leave Kibo palace hotel after breakfast with a picnic lunch packed safely away. The Rift Valley landscape drifts past as your guide heads for Tarangire National Park, the least visited reserve on the itinerary but one capable of delivering fantastic game viewing. Home to Tanzania’s biggest elephant population, Tarangire supports large numbers of buffalo, giraffe, zebra, and many antelope species, most evident during the dry season when concentrations of animals at the life-giving Tarangire River are at their peak. Your accommodation – Baobab Tented Camp – lies at the heart of it all. From here you will explore the park’s rich habitat for two days, and during the months of June-October, the park burst into life as all the migratory wildebeest, zebra, kudu, Oryx, and eland are called by the life-giving Tarangire River.
Main Destination: Tarangire national park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Baobab Tented camp
Day 4-5: Tarangire national park –Ngorongoro highlands
Two days exploring Ngorongoro conservation area
Leaving Tarangire, you gain altitude as you are driven north and into the Ngorongoro Highlands. A packed lunch sustains you on the way, and before long you check into Marera valley lodge–lies in the heart of a rich farming area, and boasts a lovely country setting with beautiful landscaping.
After Settling you can enjoy yourself by swimming at the pool or relax at the poolside and enjoy the bird’s songs. The next day you sit back on a full day drive in the crater itself, you will drive into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and down into the Ngorongoro Crater. Grass steppes, acacia forests, Rivers, swamps and Magadi Lake is home to almost all the species of animals found in the East African savannah. In only a few hours, you have the chance of spotting four of the big five – lion, Elephant, Buffalo, and Rhino. After extensive game viewing and a picnic in the crater, you will leave the Ngorongoro Crater in the afternoon and travel back to Karatu to spend another night at Plantation Lodge.
Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater
Meal Plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Marera Valley lodge
DAY 6- 8: Ngorongoro highlands—Serengeti national park.
Three days exploring Serengeti central and western (corridor)
The final stop on your Tanzanian wilderness tour is none other than the iconic Serengeti. You’ll be ending your trip off with a bang in one of Africa’s premier safari destinations. And, if you’re here between May and July, you may get the chance to see one of nature’s greatest spectacles: the Wildebeest Migration.
Your accommodation Mbalagate camp-lies in the western corridor of the Serengeti National Park, on the Mwamveni hill with a breathtaking panoramic view of the Serengeti plains and the Mbalageti River.
Here, you’ll have three full days, one of the days you will make your way to the Grumeti River and search for the 18-20 feet crocodile, the area is home to black and white colobus monkeys, lion, cheetah, eland, topi, giraffe and hundreds of hippos. On our third day make your way to the central Serengeti for up-close to the big cats who lord the plains and here the rewards are always very high, traverse the rugged landscape in search of the immense wildlife roaming the area, including cheetahs, leopard, and elephant. You may even see a lion perched atop the nearby Maasai Kopjes’ granite boulders, scanning the plains for their next meal. And, of course, if you plan your trip just right, Mbalagate camp is on the migratory route, providing front-row seats to the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra as they go in search of better grazing and water.
OLDUPAI GORGE AND SHIFTING SAND.
On your way to Serengeti, you may opt to visit the world-famous archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge, also known as the Cradle of Mankind. The earliest remains of Homo sapiens were discovered here by Mary Leaky, and anyone with an interest in humankind’s ancestors will be fascinated by this extraordinary place. Explore the quaint little museum and marvel at the rugged landscape. This pale anthropological site in the western of Ngorongoro crater is a steep-sided ravine composed of two branches that have a combined length of about 50 km and are 90 meters deep. Deposits exposed in the sides of the gorge cover have yielded a treasure trove of fossil remains.
Main Destination: Serengeti National park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
Accommodation: Mbalagate Tented camp
Day 9: Serengeti—Arusha Town.
After an early breakfast, you leave the camp and enjoy your last drive on your way to the Soronera airstrip, you embark on the journey home. Flying over this ancient landscape, you reflect on the spectacles you have witnessed: the humbling courage of wildebeest crossing a crocodile-infested river, the dreamy serenity of hot-air ballooning, the thrill of witnessing a hunting lion pride, and the joyful antics of zebra foals at play. All the sights and sounds of the Serengeti remain in your heart, transporting you back to the wide-open sky and endless savannah. After arriving in Arusha you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro international airport and connect your flight back home.
Main Destination: Kilimanjaro International airport.
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
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