Day 1: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Today you will enjoy the excellent view over Lake Manyara, see elephants up close in the woodlands and visit the renowned Manyara hippo pool where many, many hippos take to the water from early morning until late in the evening. Besides all this the park offers a great view of the 400 meters deep Great Rift Valley.
This tear in the earth came into existence 22 to 25 million years ago, when movement in a weak area of the earth’s crust led to the formation of a rift Valley thousands of kilometers long through the whole of East Africa. The valley is so enormous it can be seen from outer space and it has many unique landscapes that attract a vast number of different animals. Besides being home to Lake Manyara itself you can also find dense rainforest here with hundreds of groups of monkeys and a huge number of birds. Dinner and Overnight at NEPTUNE LODGE.
Day 2: Lake Eyasi
Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift, south of the Ngorongoro highlands. The scenery of Lake Eyasi attracts hippos who like to cool off in its brackish waters. Bird lovers will be in paradise here, as the lake attracts vast numbers of birds of all sizes and colors. Some main birds to be found here include; Africa spoonbill, flamingos, gray headed gulls, great white pelicans and pied avocet.
The Hadzabe bushmen live in this region, as do the Datoga and Mbulu tribes. A visit with the bushmen is worthwhile and they will graciously show you where and how they live and hunt. They subsist entirely off the bush and by bow hunting.
The Hazabe Bushmen are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherers in Africa and live solely on the land. Just as in the Stone Age, like our ancestors did for thousands of years.
Experience the culture, habitat and way of life of the Hadzabe Bushmen first hand on this cultural activity. You go with the Bushman on a hunting trip early in the morning. Learn how they make fire and prepare their food. In the afternoon you will visit a market where Hadzabe trade their honey, fruits and other things for knives, arrows and spears that the Datoga silvermsith’s make. This cultural activity is absolutely a memorable experience and worth the extra time (3-4 hours).
Dinner and Overnight at ZIWANI LODGE.
Day 3: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The Serengeti NP is widely known as the place to go on safari, mostly because of the great migration. Many of the most impressive nature films are shot during this movement of large animals, and together with your guide you will witness for yourself the enormous, stampeding herds on their search for food. An experience never to forget!
The word Serengeti stems from the Maasai language and literally means endless plains. Many predators roam these vast grasslands; over four thousand lions, 225 cheetahs, a thousand leopards, 3500 hyenas and hundreds of wild dogs! And of course, plenty of other beautiful animals, which your guide will be delighted to search for together with you. Are you ready for this?
Dinner and Overnight at FOUR SEASON.
DAY 4: The Great Migration – Serengeti North – possibility to see the famous Mara river crossing:
From end-July to early October, in the North of Serengeti, you are likely to see the crossing by two million animals from the Mara River. The herds of wildebeest and zebra are distributed on the grassy plains of Northern Serengeti during this period because it is the place where they find the best grass in this dry season. Between July and October, they cross the river several times in search of a better herb. The show is really impressive! Towards the end of October, the animals begin their migration to the South of Serengeti, where they arrive at the end of December to raise their young
Dinner and Overnight at OLESERAI NORTH SERENGETI CAMP.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will be having your Full day North Serengeti National Park game drive including following the wildebeest migration driving to the Mara river where we expect to see the crossing of wildebeest and zebras in hundreds of thousands, the only place to see the sacrifices as lets die few and the rest to Cross. This will be done till evening then drive back the Lodge for Dinner and Overnight. Dinner and Overnight at OLESERAI NORTH SERENGETI CAMP
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, depart to central Serengeti National Park, the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Then head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. The tour will take till evening and then back to the lodge where you will have your Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti FOUR SEASON.
Day 7: NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Today you will visit one of the seven African wonders – the Ngorongoro Crater, created when a huge volcano erupted two million years ago. The fertile lava has created a unique ecosystem; the crater has the highest concentration of animals anywhere in Africa! While descending from the rim onto the crater floor you will be surrounded by the most beautiful animals. When below, the views are astounding – you won’t know where to look!
The Ngorongoro Crater is home to many lion families, buffalos, zebras, wildebeests and many more species. And nowhere else offers a chance as good as this to spot the rare black rhino. So if you want to see the big five – this is the place to be!
. Dinner and Overnight at NEPTUNE LODGE.
Day 8: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After a delicious breakfast you will drive to Tarangire National Park. This park is well known for its big groups of elephants and the huge amount of giant baobab trees that can live for hundreds of years. In the dry season it’s possible to see groups of up to 250 elephants here! They can weigh up to six thousand kilos and have a special technique to draw water from the baobab trees. Your private guide can tell you everything about this.
But Tarangire has many more wild animals, which you can spot most easily at the Tarangire River or Lake Barunge – the main water sources of the park – when they come to relieve their thirst. . Dinner and Overnight at TARANGIRE KURO TREETOP LODGE
Day 9: Back to Arusha – Airport
After breakfast or Lunch. You drive to Arusha in the Hotel or at the Airport and this will be as the request of the clients where to be dropped on the Last Day.
- All Accommodation as per itinerary
- All meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
- All transfers
- All activities indicated in the itinerary
- All park fees
- All Transport on Safari in 4 x 4 open-roof Land Cruisers
- An English-speaking professional safari guide
- Mineral water
- Government Taxes
- All excursions not included in the itinerary
- Any extra changes requested by you
- Drinks at the camps or lodges
- International flights
- Local flights
- Travel Insurance
- Laundry Service
- Tips and Visa