Day 1: Moshi/Arusha to Tarangire National Park
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel in Moshi/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 at Ngorongoro Farm House.
Best time to visit: During the dry season from July to October.
Day 2: Tarangire to Lake Manyara
In the morning, drive 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. Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Farm House.
Best time to visit: Suitable all year-round. Best months July to September.
Day 3: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
Today you’ll 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. Enjoy an afternoon game drive and overnight stay at Embalakai Authentic Camp
Days 4 to 5: The Serengeti (full day)
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. Two overnight stays at Embalakai Authentic Camp
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 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
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 while on your way to the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa’s seven natural wonders! Before dinner is served, enjoy awesome views of the crater below. Overnight stay on the rim of the crater at Rhino Lodge.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
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 lunch by the hippo pool. After lunch, we’ll then drive you to Moshi/Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport.
Tour price:Please contact us for a quote
*Please note that the above accommodation is subject to availability and not guaranteed until your deposit is received. In the event that the accommodation is not available, we will find alternative lodges of a similar or better standard at no extra cost to you.
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; birds and animal field guide book; a pair of binoculars; government taxes.
Price does not include:
Personal items (e.g. cameras, visa, travel insurance); alcoholic drinks; tips for your guide and cook. Industry recommendations are $15 a day to the cook and $20 a day to your guide divided by everyone in the vehicle. Pre/post-accommodation (booking is available upon request).
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.