Tarangire National Park, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Accommodations in Tented Luxury Camps and Lodges
Day 1 – Departure
Day 2 – Start safari Tarangire National Park
Depart Arusha after an early breakfast and travel to an exciting journey into Tarangire for your very first introduction of wildlife viewing. Lunch will be served at Tarangire Safari lodge as you glance through the most amazing scenic plains and the river valley. Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a paradise for predators and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.
Tarangire offers incredible scenery, including the dramatic baobab trees that are so famous in this Park, Herds of up to 300 elephants can be seen all at once by the dry river bed for underground streams, they are easily encountered during wet or dry seasons while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking Tarangire river. The park hosts year-round 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world, a heaven for ardent bird lovers.
Overnight at Tarangire Sopa lodge
Half day exploring Tarangire National Park
Overnight at Lake Manyara Kilimamoja Lodge
Day 4 Serengeti National Park
After a delicious breakfast head to Serengeti National Park arriving late afternoon in time to explore what the Maasai call “endless plains” Serengeti is famous for its migration which is led by millions of wildebeest followed by many predators. Drive to lodge before evening, and enjoy an African Maasai show or any African traditional dance of Tanzania if available.
Enjoy sitting near a camp fire having a drink and glazing into the dramatic blanket of dazzling stars in the sky above.
Overnight stay at Central Kenzan Luxury Kenzan Tented Camp
Day 5 Serengeti
We spend a full day here where you take your time to explore the most spectacular show on earth filled with millions of animals roaming free. Here you will witness the most fascinating world of predators and vast variety of wildlife and the landscapes that go on forever fading into many distant horizons.
Today you are given a chance to a remarkable journey of Hot Air Balloon! You will be gliding over the magnificent plains, across rivers, passing through villages and witness the awakening of wildlife at early dawn. For sure you will be deeply touched by the most breathless scenery of all Africa. Those journeys are followed by champagne breakfast right in the bush; this is available at supplementary cost and booked in advance.
Day 6 Serengeti/ Ngorongoro
We set off early for your last game drive in Serengeti with your picnic lunches traveling to Ngorongoro Conservation area. Late afternoon, if interested in the Massai culture we arrange for a visit to their village known as Irkeepus. They are friendly and welcome you with their traditional dances. They are curious about you and try very hard to sell you their crafts which are very impressive. This is a fun and enjoyable experience. (Optional)
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 7 Ngorongoro Arusha
This morning and after an early breakfast we descend into the Crater 2,000 feet for game drives a half day’s tour. It is at this time early at dawn that wildlife becomes very active and with some luck we might just see how they hunt their prey.
It’s estimated that 35,000 species of wildlife live within the crater. It has the highest density of mammal’s predators in all Africa and it’s the only reserve area that combines human life and wildlife together. The Park is host to a vast variety of predators including the Africa’s famous Big Five such as the lion, leopard, the buffalo, the rhino and the elephant. And the list is endless…
Lunch will be served by the hippo pool close to Mandusi Swamp traveling then for a short while stop at Lake Magadi, where thousands of flamingos, hippos, several exotic water birds can often be found in this area.
Day 8 Explore Arusha / Departure and visit the Cultural Heritage Center/ the biggest Museum in all Africa
End of Safari
Arrival and departure transfers while in Tanzania
Accommodations in safari luxury lodges and Tented Camps FB
Guides speaking fluent English
Safari land cruiser jeep with roof hatch for wildlife viewing
All government fees
All National Parks entrance fees
All concession fess
Lodges Levi fees
Water on safari only & Not at lodge
Hot Air Balloon
Flights, visas, personal items, phone calls, laundry, Alcohol, Gratuities for guides, travel insurance, (highly recommended)