From Arusha you will proceed to L. Manyara National park with some of the most common and visible large mammal species being the buffalo, elephant, giraffe, zebra, lion and wildebeests. Afterwards you will proceed best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value with more than two million wildebeest. Then visit Ngorongoro Crater one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles, its magical setting and abundant wildlife. Finally you will visit Tarangire with masses of wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo and oryx.
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 Camp\Similar
Day 02 Lake Manyara Serengeti National Park
After breakfast depart for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Ikoma Safari Camp \Similar
Day 03 Serengeti National Park
Full day in Serengeti plains, search for wild game you might have missed the previous game drives. Morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Ikoma Safari Camp\Similar
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 04 Serengeti Ngoro Ngoro Crater Via Olduvai Gorge
Morning game viewing drives then return to the lodge for breakfast , proceed further game drives as you exit the park and drive to Ngorongoro conservation area via Olduvai gorge – Proceed for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Simba Safari Camp.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Descend once again down to the Ngorongoro Crater, 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 concentration of African game is on display. The views from the top of the crater wall are absolutely breathtaking which are forested but four wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals. Large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra that depends on the open grasslands in the crater. Attracting predators, the black-maned lion, the leopard and hyena. The elephant found are the lone males. The Fever Tree forests shelter monkeys, bushbuck and waterbuck and the few black rhino that have taken refuge here. A soda lake attracts water birds, including flamingoes and is a favourite place for predators to make their kill. Wildly beautiful as it is, it is not surprising that Ngorongoro Crater has been called a Garden of Eden. The game drives are done with packed lunch.. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Simba Campsite
Day 6: Ngorongoro – Tarangire National park
Depart Ngorongoro after breakfast and proceed to Tarangire National Park for afternoon game drives . Many of the animals congregate around the only source of permanent water in the park, the Tarangire River. This is the best place in Tanzania to see really big herds of elephants of up to 300 at a time on safari. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Roika Lodge/Tarangire Safari Lodge
Day 7: Tarangire – Arusha
After breakfast, drive back to Arusha for lunch. Transfer back to the airport to connect with your flight back home
Optional Zanzibar beach safari Extension
Tour price includes:
-Ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable 4×4 safari Land cruiser/Rover
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
-Ngorongoro Crater tour
-Complementary 1 litre bottled drinking water while on safari
-Start and end in Arusha
Tour Cost excludes:
-Items of personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary