Day 1: Arusha arrival
Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transfer to accommodation in Arusha. Overnight stay in Arusha before departing for your safari the next day.
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Arusha and drive to Tarangire National Park, which is known for its huge baobab trees and large herds of elephants. Its sparse vegetation makes it a beautiful and special location, where up to 300 elephants can be found, looking for underground streams in the dry riverbeds. Migratory wildebeest, zebra and buffalo can also be seen crowding the shrinking lagoons. Here you will enjoy an afternoon game drive with a picnic lunch. Overnight stay near Tarangire National Park.
Best time to visit: During the dry season from July to October.
Day 3: Tarangire to Lake Manyara to NgorongoroCrater
Today you will enjoy a day trip to Lake Manyara National Park, which is located within the Great Rift Valley. Lake Manyara boasts a spectacular setting, famous for its tree-climbing lions and soda-ash lake. The park also provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life. The shores of the lake, encrusted with pink flamingo, attract more than 400 species of birds, many of them waterfowl or migrants. After your game drive, we’ll then travel the short journey to Ngorongoro Crater. Overnight stay on the rim of the crater.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
Today you’ll rise early in the morning to descend the 600m high walls to the floor of the crater and get up close with one of Africa’s seven natural wonders! Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is considered one of the most beautiful and unique places in Africa. Here you will find a haven of African wildlife and you might also be lucky enough to witness the endangered Rhino! Enjoy a game drive and brunch by the hippo pool. Overnight stay on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 5: Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park
Today you drive to one of the most famous game parks in Africa, the Serengeti! Known to host one of the most amazing wildlife spectacles on earth – the great migration of wildebeest and zebra – the Serengeti’s vast plains are also home to a haven of other wildlife, including lions, cheetahs, leopards and many other predators. Overnight stay in the Serengeti.
Days to 6 to 8: The Serengeti (three full days)
Now you have two full days to experience the vastness of the Serengeti plains and explore the centre of the park for the best chance of witnessing the annual wildebeest migration. After lunch, you’ll then go for an afternoon game drive to discover more of the amazing wildlife the Serengeti has to offer. Optional balloon ride can be included. Three overnight stays at the Serengeti.
Best time to visit:Suitable all year-round. December to July to follow the wildebeest migration (either Ndutu or Mara River crossing). June to October to see predators.
Day 9: Fly from Serengeti to Arusha
This morning, you’ll catch a glimpse of lions and other predators on their morning hunt during your first game drive. After brunch, you’ll then leave the park and go for the final game drive before heading to the Seronera Airstrip to take a flight to Arusha. Overnight stay in Arusha.
Day 10: Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport
Today you will get the chance to explore more of Arusha or relax at your hotel before your flight back home. Transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport.
Tour Price: Contact us for a quote
Tour price includes:
All park fees and emergency evacuation insurance; drinking water; unlimited mileage in a 4×4 vehicle with pop-up roof for game viewing; English-speaking guide; full board accommodation in luxury lodges or tented camps; birds and animal field guide book; a pair of binoculars; government taxes; pre/post accommodation in Arusha; airport transfers; internal flight from Serengeti to Arusha; optional balloon ride can be included.
Price does not include:
Flights (can be booked upon request);personal items (e.g. cameras, visa, travel insurance); alcoholic drinks; tips for your guide. Industry recommendations are $20 USD a day to your guide divided by everyone in the vehicle.
Suggestions on things to bring:Extra binoculars, camera, sunglasses, hat and sunscreen, mosquito repellent, warm clothes for your early morning in Ngorongoro Crater, cool comfortable clothes for during the days.