This 10 Days and 9 Nights Tanzania luxury lodge and tented camp Safari will let you explore Arusha National park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti ecosystem.
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Day 1: Arrival at the Kilimanjaro international airport
Arrival at the airport, meet the professional guide who will then transfer you to your lodge for your dinner and overnight. Overnight at the African Tulip Hotel. Bed and breakfast included
Day 2: Depart to Arusha National Park
Early in the morning, depart to Arusha National Park for a morning game viewing; the park is also half an hour away and is a multi-faceted jewel that is often overlooked by the goers, it offers the opportunity to explore the diversity of habitants within the park. The entrance gate also leads into the montane forest that is inhabited by the blue monkeys and the turacos plus the trogons. This is the only place in the northern circuit were the black and white colobus monkey can be seen. In the afternoon, we head back to the lodge to get some leisure and relax. Overnight at The African Tulip Hotel. Dinner and breakfast included
Day 3: Arusha town to Tarangire National Park
Breakfast in the morning, and then you are off to Tarangire National Park which is 1 and half drive from Arusha. The main attraction in this park is the elephants and the beautiful land scape during the dry season, many animals migrate to Tarangire National Park from Manyara National park. There are many herds of up to 300 elephants come to the dry river bed of the underground streams, the migratory animals include; wildebeest, zebras, impalas, buffalos, gazelle, hartebeest, eland, and the shrinking lagoons. The park is also the greatest concentration of wildlife along the Serengeti ecosystem for the predators. The other animals that can be found in the park include; antelope, fringe- eared oryx and the peculiar long necked gerenuk. Overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge or Full board
Day 4: full day to Explore Tarangire National Park
Have a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park, you will see many animals that you missed on the previous game drives. There are many ardent bird lovers that might keep an eye open for the many flocks of colorful yellow collared love birds, ashy starling, drabber Rufus tailed weaver etc. All the species are endemic to the dry savannah of the north central Tanzania. The termite mounds are also frequented by the many colonies of the dwarf mongoose, and the red and yellow barbet which draws attention to many by their loud, striking sounds. You will get back to the lodge and then relax in the afternoon. Tarangire Safari Lodge. Full board
Day 5: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park
Have breakfast and then head to Lake Manyara National Park, we shall have lunch on arrival at the park that provides a good introduction to Tanzania and its bird life. There are more than 400 species of birds that can be recorded here. There are also highlights that include thousands of the pink hued flamingos on their usual migration as well as the large water birds like the Pelicans, storks and the Cormorants. This national park is also known for the tree climbing lions. Later in the afternoon, return to the lodge for both dinner and overnight. Twiga lodge Lake Manyara. Full board
Day 6: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
Early in the morning, we shall leave with our lunch box towards Serengeti passing via Ngorongoro crater rim. We have got a full day ahead of us and we shall see lots of wildlife species. We shall stop at the Ngorongoro gate to use the bath rooms and also visit the Museum as your guide does the paper work to verify the prepaid entrance fees. You will view the crater prior proceeding to Serengeti national Park.
Dinner and overnight at Acacia Tented camp. Full board
Day 7: Explore Serengeti National Park
Today morning, you have an option of moving out whole day with your packed lunch or doing a morning game drive and later an evening gam drive, you will enjoy two and half hour game viewing on each session. Have lunch in between the game drives. The choice of the game drives will also be determined by the location of the great migration and the many cats, this migration is determined by the distribution of food and water. Get chance to view some lions, hippos, leopards and many bird species.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Acacia Tented camp. Full board
Day 8:North Serengeti.
Have a full day exploration of Serengeti North for migration and wildlife view.Lunch in the picnic site and overnight in Acacia Tented camp.
Day 9: drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After enjoying breakfast, you will drive to Ngorongoro crater rim via the scenic Maasai Kopjes and also through the Villimasaba that translates seven hills and is a path less travelled with so much to discover and learn. You will get chance to see lions as they rest in the pride rocks which will be a bonus with the cheetah brothers as they hunt around the park. We shall arrive at Naabi Check in the gate of Ngorongoro conservation Area in time for having Lunch. You will have a game drive in the crater since there is so much to see in this park. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. Full board
Day 10: Explore Ngorongoro Crater Floor – Arusha
Rise and shine! It is up at daybreak to take on the steep path leading down into the 600 m deep crater. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah with the occasional acacia tree here and there. The wildlife in the crater is just breath-taking and with a little luck you might see the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. You should also see warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an entire morning of game viewing and a picnic lunch in the crater, you will travel to Arusha for Dinner and overnight or Transfer to Airport.
- Transportation in 4×4 pop up roof safari vehicle
- Airport transfer/ pick up and drop off if applicable
- Professional, English speaking guide and safari cook
- Meals :Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- Mineral water
- Overnight stays in tents
- Tents, mattresses & camping equipment, Sleeping bags
- All national park fees
Items not included
- Accommodation(in the last day) can be arranged upon request.
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending monies for souvenirs etc
- Travel insurance