8 Days Tour: Arusha National park, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Tarangire & Ngorongoro crater
This will be a very fantastic tour to you, we will drive you to the most popular and best destination for the tours and game drive in the world, you will be able to see and take photos while your on the way to these national parks; Arusha National park, lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Tarangire.
We will drive you to northern Serengeti for wildebeest migration
Day 1: Arusha National Park
The day begins with pre breakfast with picnic lunch around the Lodge grounds, sighting fire finches, variable sun-birds,Bulbuls and Olive Thrush. Breakfast and head for Arusha national Park with our packed Lunches, visit the various crater lakes catching up with the Macoa ducks, Egyptian Geese, Hotentot teal, Comb duck and many unusual waders, varieties of animal including blue monkey and black and white colobus. If you are lucky, you might also spot a shy red duiker. More common is the even smaller Kirk's dik-dik. Giraffes are very common in the area around the Momella lakes. late in the evening drive you to Mto wa Mbu.
Dinner and overnight at the PANORAMA CAMPSITE
Day 2: Tarangire National Park, 130 kilometers drive - two hours
After breakfast at the camp you leave early to the Tarangire National park. This is the third largest park in Tanzania and it is characterized by the amazingly large herds of elephants that can be encountered in this park. The Baobab trees are one of the other highlights of Tarangire. The Tarangire River that flows all year round is the life blood of the park. Many animals; predators and the preys alike gather around the river where you can do excellent game viewing after game evening late afternoon you will back to your lodge for preparing to have walking tour with ranger for 2hours .
Overnight is at: Tarangire river camp
Day 3: Tarangire - Serengeti National Park
The breakfast will be at 0600am. Pick up from the Camp at 0700am and drive to the Great Serengeti National Park with your Picnic Lunch Packed and game drives en route via Ngorongoro Crater rim. The Serengeti National Park is a home to lion, leopard, Elephant, Cheetah, Buffalo, Zebra, Wildebeest, Eland, Wild dog, Gazelles, Crocodiles and more. Serengeti is one of the most comprehensive and appealing nature. Every day, hundreds of nature-lovers and tourists from all over the world visit the Serengeti.
Overnight at SERONERA CAMPSITE
Day 4: Central Serengeti to North game
After breakfast, continue with both morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti National Park is famous for its wonder 'Great Migration' where over one million wildebeest and two hundred thousand plus zebras each year travel to follow the rains. In October and November they travel from the mountains of the north, southwards to the plains seeking lush pastures. After the great rainy season in April, May, and June the herds then make their return ward journey. Even without this mass migration, the Serengeti is still an exciting and spectacular place that still cannot fail to enthrall.
Dinner and overnight at SERONERA CAMPSITE
Day 5: Northern Serengeti game drive
After breakfast we will drive you full game drive following the animal Migration at the Northern Serengeti where the migration will be. There you can see wildebeest, zebra, a topi hartebeest, eland, antelope, hyena and varieties of birds singing on the trees. You will also enjoy viewing the beauty of landscape & nature. Usually At the month of August and November, the migration reaches its northern range: the the herds cross crocodile-infested Mara River twice, as they complete their migration. Also we will be able to enjoy sunset at Serengeti between 18:20pm -18:40pm after game drive.
Later in the evening drive back to SERONERA CAMPSITE
Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we will continue with game viewing in Serengeti for three hours after that we will proceed with game on route arrive at nabi gate for lunch and after that proceed to ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and overnight at Simba campsite
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Lake Manyara
This day we will start early morning at 07:00 for the game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. After the great exploration in Ngorongoro Crater we will drive to Panorama campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Lake Manyara to Arusha
After breakfast the journey continues to the village of Mto wa Mbu near Lake Manyara. Over the years the village has attracted people from various ethnic groups and the wide variety of backgrounds and ethnicities has created a multicultural atmosphere in Mto wa Mbu. After a short briefing your guide will take you on a walk through the village and its surroundings. From banana plantations to rice fields, from the local medicine man to the local brewery, from the paint and woodcraft workshop to the local school. The village walk gives you an insight into the daily village life. Lunch is prepared by a communal women's group and served at a local compound. It consists of a wide variety of African dishes, giving you the opportunity to taste the traditional food. After this wonderful experience you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park. The protected area encloses a large part of the alkaline lake of the same name. This amazing lake is the seasonal home of a giant flamingo colony and many more waterfowls. On the lakeshore, you can also observe elephants, hippopotami, buffalos, guenons, banded mongooses and numerous types of gazelles and antelopes. Furthermore the park is well known for its "tree climbing lions". Visitors can regularly observe lions taking a nap in the tree canopies or escaping from the heat on the ground. After watching the animals and exploring the national park, you leave the park in the afternoon and travel to the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge. Soon, the higher lands are reached and a wonderful view of the Maasai Plains and the Lake Manyara opens up before you. Photo stops will be taken and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views.
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinks (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
- A day room at the end of the tour
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer(airport pick up and drop off)
- Government imposed increase of parking fees and/or taxes
- Airport pick up and drop off
- 2 nights accommodation before and after safaris
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)