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8 Days Tarangire Lake Eyasi, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Safari

Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Animated-Flag-TanzaniaPick up from your hotel at 0800 hrs A safari briefing session with our tour officer then drive to Tarangire National Park, for afternoon gamed rives. Tarangire is a small park which offers some excellent sights. Elephants can be seen in herds of up to 600 at a time, along with masses of wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo and oryx, who, migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to the gleaming Tarangire River in search of water during the dry season.
November to February is the time of plenty with succulent green shoots appearing just in time for the newborn wildebeest and zebra. By March everything is lush and wild flowers and butterflies are out in force. Birds are at their busiest and more than 550 species have been recorded.
For excellent year round game viewing the Seronera valley in the centre of the park has abundant grazing and considerable numbers of animals including giraffes, warthogs, reedbucks and many other species that sustain resident leopards and large prides of lions Tarangire comes alive as wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a permanent source of water. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Day 02 Tarangire Lake Manyara National Park
tarangireDrive to Lake Manyara National Park soon after breakfast for a full day game drives for a full day of game drives. 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 Serena Lodge\Similar

Day 03 Lake Manyara-Lake Eyasi
Dive to Lake Eyasi is just about an hour drive south-west of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Lake Eyasi is a mildly alkaline lake about 55km long; to the north-east you can see the Ngorongoro Highlands and to the north are the plains of the Serengeti; around 150 years ago when the warlike Masai tribes invaded Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the Datoga and other indigenous Bushmen lived there were driven south. Many of these groups founded the Lake Eyasi area their home.
There is several good quality, private campsites are located in the forest clearings by the lake. Each provides a grassy pitch, shower and toilet facilities constructed mainly from local materials.
Lake Eyasi’s principal source of water is the Sibiti River, which enters the southwestern end. The river may continue to flow all year round in wetter years and all the other inflows disappear in the dry season.
Seasonal variations in the lake are large even though the northwestern shore is constrained by the Serengeti Plateau. During the dry season the lake can almost entirely disappear. The lake is also a seasonal stop for migrating flamingos.Over 100 years ago when the stronger Masai tribes moved into the Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the Datoga and other indigenous bushmen lived there were pushed south. Many made Lake Eyasi and its surrounding bush and forests their home.Dinner and overnight at Tindiga Tented Camp

Day 04: Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National Park
We head towards the Serengeti National Park with packed lunches and proceed for game drives as we proceed to Ikoma Bush Camp for dinner and overnight stay . In December, January and February we will normally meet the migration with large herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle. There are always plenty of resident animals, such as giraffe, buffalo, and elephant, and many large predators such as lion, cheetah, and leopard. We return to our special tented camp for the night.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Angata Tented camp/Similer

Day 05 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 Serena Lodge\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 06 Serengeti Ngoro Ngoro Crater Via olduvai Gorge
After breakfast We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We visit Olduvai Gorge entroute, a 4-wheel drive vehicle will take you 2000ft down to the crater,
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles, its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. It borders the Serengeti National Park to the north and west. A few hours drive to the east takes you to the town of Arusha which nestles at the foot of Mount Meru, within view of Mount Kilimanjaro enjoy picnic lunch at the crater, ascend back to Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 07 Ngoro Ngoro Crater
After breakfast a 4-wheel drive vehicle will take you 2000ft down to the crater,
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles, its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. It borders the Serengeti National Park to the north and west. A few hours drive to the east takes you to the town of Arusha which nestles at the foot of Mount Meru, within view of Mount Kilimanjaro enjoy picnic lunch at the crater, ascend back to Lodge for dinner and overnight.

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 park

Day 08 : Ngorongoro – Arusha – Departure
Breakfast at leisure then travel to Arusha where the safari ends

Optional Zanzibar beach safari Extension

Tour Price includes:-
-Transport on custom made 8 seater tour van ideal for game viewing and photography
-Full board accommodation whilst on safari
-Accommodation in double/twin in the hotels mentioned above
-1 Night hotel accommodations in Nairobi on BB
-All park entrance fees to include government taxes
-Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
-All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
Complimentary return airport transfers
-Bottled water whilst on safari
-Start and end in Nairobi.
-Personalized service
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Tour excludes:
-Tips
-Laundry
-Beverages/Drinks
-International flights
-Visas
-Items of a personal nature
-Any other extras not detailed in
-Hotel accommodations in Nairobi after the safari