Day 01 Arusha Lake Manyara National Park
Pick up from hotel at 0800hrs, a safari briefing session with our Tour officer then drive to up to Lake Manyara National Park on the base of the great rift valley. This small park contains five distinct vegetation zones.
Lake Manyara National Park takes pride in diversified habitat is mirrored by its varied fauna, with some of the more common and visible large mammal species being the buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion and wildebeests. Prominently renowned for its tree-climbing lions, which spend most of the day spread out along the branches of acacia trees, Lake Manyara is also home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Along with the astonishing tree climbing lions there are the usual browsers and grazers as well as the curios-looking banded mongoose.
Meals and overnight at Manyara Twiga Safari Campsite
Day 2:Lake Manyara – Serengeti National park
Early morning game drives then return to the camp for breakfast .Depart the camp and proceed Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the archeological site of the Leakey family. Meals and overnight at Seronera campsite
Day 3: Serengeti National park
A full day with morning and afternoon game drives to explore the plains, Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Seronera campsite
Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. With more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle, and a quarter of a million zebra, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. The wildebeest and zebra moreover form the star cast of a unique spectacular – the annual Serengeti migration.
A unique combination of diverse habitats enables it to support more than 30 species of large harbivores and over 400 species of birds
Day 4: Ngorongoro conservation area
Breakfast at leisure then view game as you drive to Ngorongoro conservation area for overnight stay at Ngorongoro Simba campsite
The park is one of the most densely crowded wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals. There are no giraffe, topi or impala in the park – they probably find it to difficult to negotiate the crater rim cliffs and there is also insufficient grazing for large herds of antelope, inside the park. However the park teems with wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, aggressive pack hunting hyenas and resident lion prides. Supported by a year round supply of water and fodder, the park supports a vast variety of animals, which include impressive herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, giant elephants and a small population of black rhino. Another big draw to this picturesque park is it dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard. Over 500 species of bird have been recorded within the NCA. These include ostrich, white pelican, and greater and lesser flamingo on Lake Magadi within the crater, Lake Ndutu, and in the Empakaai Crater Lake, where a vast bird population can be observed.
Day 5 Ngorongoro crater – Tarangire National park
After breakfast drive to Tarangire. Afternoon game drive, meals and overnight at Campsite.
Zebra, wildebeest, cape buffalo, thomsons gazelle, fringe eared oryx and hartebeest (also called kongoni) can be seen in large numbers during the dry season and many of these migrate out of the park towards Lake Manyara and further north when the short rains occur, usually in November. At this time they move on to new areas of grassland. These herd animals then return to the park after the long rains in April and May. Species that remain in the park include giraffe, waterbuck, impala, warthog, lesser kudu, dik dik (a small type of antelope) elephants can often be seen in small or large herds, particularly in the dry season, and groups or pods of hippo can be seen in the river and swamplands in the centre of the park. Baboon and vervet monkeys are the most commonly seen species of primates seen in the park. The main predators in the park are, lion, spotted hyena, cheetah, and leopard. Other smaller predators include bat-eared foxes, jackal. Other animals seen include bush and rock hyrax (also called dassies) mongeese, ground squirrel, porcupine (mainly nocturnal) and civet cat.
Day 6 Tarangire – Arusha
Early breakfast then drive to Arusha to arrive by 1300hrs where the safari ends
Optional Zanzibar beach safari Extension can be arranged on request
Cost Per person Joining US$ 990
Tour price includes :-
-Transportation in tourist 4 x 4 wheel drive safari vehicles
– Full board Camping accommodation on Safari,
– Tour Starts and ends in Arusha
– All Park entrance fees, Services of English speaking skilled and experienced driver/guide, extensive Game Drives in the National Parks,
– Camping gears, English Driver’s Guide
Tour price excludes :-
– Alcoholic drinks
– Flying Doctor’s
– Airport departure Tax, tips or Gratitude, Laundry, Personal Toiletries, international flights, personal & baggage insurance, Optional activities, Drinking water and items