On arrival transfer to Arusha Kibo Palace Hotel for dinner and overnight. If time allows you may book additional local activities (See suggested activities in our “Trip Highlights”).
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast commence safari and drive towards the north to Tarangire. Tarangire National Park is famous for its dense wildlife population, which is most spectacular between June and September, the dry period. During this time thousands of animals- wildebeest, buffalo, and Oryx migrate from the dry Maasai steeple to the Tarangire River looking for water. Lion, leopard and other predators follow the herds. Tarangire is home to over 500 varieties of birds. Have lunch and take a late afternoon game viewing drive returning for dinner and overnight at Tarangire Wildlife Lodge.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater
Descend into the crater and spend the full day. One of the World’s largest Calderas, 20 km wide, Ngorongoro Crater is also one of the best Wildlife viewing areas where Black Rhinos can be seen in Tanzania. The crater at 2.286 m above sea level is the largest unbroken Calderas in the world. Surrounded by very steep walls, rising 610 m from the crate floor, it covers 260 km2 and is home to over 30.000 animals, almost half of them being zebra and wildebeest. Ngorongoro is listed as a World Heritage site. Returning for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Campsite.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
At 06h30 start to take a game drive to Lobo in the remote Northern Serengeti. The Lobo area is one of the natural pathways for the yearly migration of the wildebeests. This area has one of the highest concentrations of lion in Africa. Overnight is spent at Lobo Campsite.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park.
The morning is spent game viewing in the northern Serengeti. During the afternoon move to the Seronera, the central Serengeti, with game viewing en-route, overnight at Seronera Campsite. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world with columns of wildebeest, head to tail, trudging along their traditional migration routes. This is an ideal place to take a Balloon Safari over the Serengeti. (Balloon safaris and breakfasts in the bush can be organised by prior arrangements.)
Day 5: Lake Eyasi
Leaving the Serengeti at 06h30 and drive to Lake Eyasi. The pastures and forests along the shoreline of the lake are home to a wide variety of wildlife including leopard, hippo, and a variety of monkey, various birds, greater and lesser flamingos, storks and pelicans. Overnight at Eyasi camp site. (An excursion to Olduvai Gorge is an optional extra on this day.)
Day 6: Cultural Visit
Visit the native people namely the Bushmen locally known as Hadzabe or Tindiga, The Hadzabe people live around Lake Eyasi area and are an original hunter-gatherer population of Africa. Then the Taturu sometimes known as Mang’ati who still live in their traditional way. Leaves at midday and drive to Lake Manyara. Overnight at Holiday Fig Resort Campsite.
Day 7: Lake Manyara National Park
After an early breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park and spend the day game viewing and spot the tree climbing lions that inhabit this area. This beautiful park is at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment and comprises of forest, woodland, grasslands, and swamps. The large variety of mammals, reptiles and birds in the Park and the different types of vegetation, all within a small area make Lake Manyara a diverse and particularly memorable place to visit. Return to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Kibo Palace Hotel.
This programme can also include “Lake Natron – Arusha National Park” – on request.
Tented accommodation whilst on safari as well as all camping gears
All national park fees, entrance fees, Camping fees, taxes, permits and vehicle entrance fees to all national parks as applicable to the above itinerary
Services of professional English speaking guides at all times
Safe drinking water
24/7 support and emergency line available throughout the itinerary
Medical Evacuation Services
All camping equipment required
If would like us to arrange your international travel please contact us.
Helicopter Evacuation – In event of serious medical injury we will coordinate with your insurance company to arrange helicopter evacuation.
Tips and gratuities. – Items of a personal nature such as souvenirs and telephone calls.
Alcoholic / soft drinks outside of mealtime provisions.