This is an action-packed safari adventure through some of Tanzania’s most iconic national parks and game reserves, concentrated in the north of the country.
You will follow herds of Elephants through the Tarangire’s vast open woodlands dotted with baobab trees, observe large Lion prides in rich-grass plains of the Ngorongoro Crater, then follow the migration and wildebeest herds stalked by predators across the Serengeti plains if you time it well. This is a trip that will deliver some of Tanzania’s awe-inspiring game sightings and thrilling animal encounters in style and with expert guiding throughout. Even when the migration is not there game-viewing is always great throughout the year.
- Experience the thrill of seeing elephants in Tarangire which can make your heartbeat stop.
- Explore the Ngorongoro crater habitats on a day of game viewing and see the “big five”
- Scan the plains of Namiri for the Cheetah
- Game drive in the company of some of the best guides in Tanzania
- Enjoy sunset in the Serengeti with a glass of Gin & tonic in the bush with your guide.
- 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: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport.
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 on Safari exploring “elephant paradise”
Explore the incredibly diverse landscape of Tarangire National Park. Famous for its magnificent Baobabs and high numbers of elephants and with the largest populations of animals migrating here between June and October, the dry season provides an awe-inspiring spectacle of wildlife. Spend your days exploring the park rich habitats from the life-giving Tarangire River, acacia woodlands, and open grassland to the evergreen swamps which host hundreds of elephants and migratory wildebeest and zebra during the dry season followed by predators. Our accommodation, the Tarangire Kuro Treetops Lodge, is nestled deep within the heart of the National Park. The Lodge is strategically located atop an elevated Kopje hill, overlooking the Tarangire River and the Silale valley leading to the Silale swamp in the west – which is famous for being visited by different wildlife throughout the year due to the availability of water. Tarangire is home to big cats, wild dogs, elands, buffaloes, lesser kudus, fringe-eared Oryx, and an excellent birding country.
Main Destination: Tarangire National Park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Tarangire Kuro Treetops lodge
Day 4: Tarangire national park—Ngorongoro Highlands.
Leave the lodge after a relaxed breakfast with a nice packed lunch to sustain you, and make your way to the gate, you will have some more time to see animals that you may not have seen yet. You continue to the multi-cultural town of Mto WA Mbu where you leave the African Rift Valley behind and make your way to the vegetation-rich crater highlands. Soon, the higher lands are reached and a wonderful view of the Maasai Plains and the Lake Manyara opens up before your, photo stops will be taken and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views. You continue to your lodge Marera valley lodge and spend the rest of the day relaxing by the swimming pool.
Main Destination: Ngorongoro Highlands
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation Marera valley Lodge
Day 5- 6: Ngorongoro Highlands—Serengeti national park.
Three days exploring the central and eastern Serengeti mammoth kopjes.
Leaving the lodge behind you go through the Ngorongoro conservation and your first stop will be 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 mankind’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. Spend your days mostly exploring the central and eastern section of the Serengeti on safari tracking the great array of games and wildlife that this vast area offers. If you’re here at the right time for the great migration during the months of May-July, this is the region where the herds are at their most concentrated, even without the migration the area offers excellent game viewing throughout the year with the central thought to be the best place for big cats in Africa. It’s also an area of untamed natural beauty, of giant mammoth kopjes, rivers, swamps, and open plains.
Main Destination: Serengeti national park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Serengeti Tortillis camp
Day 7-8: Serengeti national park—Ngorongoro conservation.
One night Ngorongoro conservation area.
Leaving Serengeti national park behind after half-day of game viewing, you gain altitude as you are driven west and into the Ngorongoro Highlands. A packed lunch sustains you on the way, and before long you check into “Bougainvillea safari lodge “our accommodation for the night. The next day you sit back on a full day drive in the crater itself, on the lookout for Ngorongoro’s famous Big 5 as well as other animals ranging from hippos to hyenas. After an extensive day of game viewing with picnicking down at the crater floor, you leave and drive back to Arusha and proceed to Kilimanjaro Airport and connect your flight for onwards connections. Note on the last day no Dinner.
Main Destination: Ngorongoro crater
Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Bougainvillea safari lodge
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