Your 7 days safari around Tanzania begins at Arusha and continue as you proceed to some of the more 'classic' destinations such as Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. On this safari, you will experience game drives and walking safaris with an armed guide
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) – Arusha
Pick up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Arusha by our professional driver and safari guide, we will meet at your hotel for briefing about your safari after you check in, Dinner and overnight at your hotel of choice.
Day 2: Arusha-Tarangire National Park
In the morning you will be collected from your hotel and after an approximate 2 hour drive you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. Giant baobab trees, bush savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places to view elephants up close, not only because there are thousands of animals but also because they are not disturbed by the presence of vehicles. The park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen now and then but cheetahs are rarely spotted. From the open roof of the safari vehicle you will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the animals. Dinner and overnight at budget camp/lodge.
Day 3: Tarangire Area– Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara, the seasonal breeding grounds for large colonies of flamingos and many more waterfowls. The park is also home to giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, impalas and groups of noisy monkeys and baboons. After an extensive game drive you will travel to the budget camp/lodge where you will spend your night. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 4: Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. You will spend the night at the budget Tented Camp inside of the park.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. The areas that you visit will depend upon where the migrating herds are. Predators usually follow closely behind the trekking animals and include lions, leopards (in the acacia trees) and cheetahs. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. You will spend another night at last night’s camp.
Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner
Day 6: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater Rim
After breakfast enjoy a game drive en-route towards Ngorongoro Crater. This is one of the largest intact Volcanic Crater in the world. Enjoy the viewing to a permanent population of more than 30,000 animals. This in one of only places in Africa where you stand a very good chance of seeing the Big five all within close proximity: lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant
Dinner and Overnight Ngorongoro Serena lodge.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater – Ngorongoro Highlands
Descend back in time as you make your way down into the Ngorongoro crater flow, Ngorongoro Crater is one of the Wonders of the Natural World. An extinct volcano that collapsed around 25 million years ago, thus forming a vast ‘super bowl’ where the largest permanent – resident concentration of Africa game is on display. Enjoy the home of the magnificent wildlife population within the crater as you descend into this paradise of ecosystems including woodland, lake, river, swamp, forest and plains. Largest grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, Zebra and antelopes cover the grasslands. The herds attract predators includes the black manned Lion, leopard, cheetah and hyenas. Elephant found here are usually lone males. The Fever trees Forest is home to monkey, bushbuck, waterbuck, as well as few Black Rhino which have taken refuge here. Wildly beautiful as it is not surprising that Ngorongoro Crater is referred to as the Garden of Eden. After lunch ascend to the rim and transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your International Flight.
Masai Mara National Park
Amboseli National Park
Lake Nakuru National Park
Tsavo E & W National Park
Ol' Pejeta Concervancy
Mt Kenya National Park