Northern Tanzania Tarangire, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, Manyara Lodge Tour
Day 01: Arrive into Arusha
Guests are warmly welcome at the Nairobi airport Jomo Kenyatta International airport (depending on arrival time) and transferred to our Hotel Stereo. 3 star spacious rooms self contained hotel, Arusha is considered to be the exact centre-point between Cape Town and Cairo, the southern northern extremes of the African Continent. Also from here we can enjoy the stunning view of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro.
Overnight at Stereo Hotel Arusha (HB)
Day 02: Arusha / Tarangire National Park (drive)
After an early breakfast we leave (08.00 am) for our first Safari experience, strait to Tarangire National Park. Once we reach the Park we go on game viewing drives till lunch.
Tarangire has Herds of elephants who scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem - a smorgasbord for predators and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed. After our styled Lunch, we continue with the wildlife observation, since the swamps, tinged green year round, are the focus for 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world
Over night at Tarangire Wildlife lodge or similar (FB)
Day 03: Tarangire / Ngorongoro Highlands (drive)
After a leisurely breakfast and en route game drive at Tarangire National Park, well have lunch and an unforgettable visit to Mto wa Mbu - Maasai Village. Here well meet with the real Maasai people, will observe their tribal life and maybe enjoy a short dancing / singing performance. The entrance fee to this Village it is actually a donation to the Chief of the Village and it is not included in our tour price. After this memorable Cultural experience, we proceed to the Great Rift Valley, to Ngorongoro.
Over night at Ngoro ngoro Wildlife lodge/ Sopa Lodge (FB)
Day 04: Ngorongoro / Serengeti National Park (drive)
After breakfast we leave the Ngorongoro Highlands via Malanja and proceed to Olduvai Gorge, where you will visit the local Museum and have the chance to see a Maasai Boma (or a family village), within Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After we enjoy our picnic lunch, en-route to Serengeti National Park well continue with our game drive
Over night at Soronela Wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day 05: Serengeti National Park
Today we begin exploring the famous Serengeti National Park. 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 herbivores and nearly 500 species of birds. Its landscape, originally formed by volcanic activity, has been sculptured by the concerted action of wind, rain and sun. It now varies from open grass plains in the south, savannah with scattered acacia trees in the centre, hilly, wooded grassland in the north, to extensive woodland and black clay plains to the west. Small rivers, lakes and swamps are scattered throughout. In the southeast rise the great volcanic massifs and craters of the Ngorongoro Highlands. Each area has its own particular atmosphere and wildlife
Over night At Soronela wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day 06: Serengeti National Park/lake manyara
Another full day spent to explore Serengeti National Park. In the open grass plains during the rainy months, from November to May, hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and Burchell's zebra congregate. The area is the starting point for one of the great wonders of the world: the Serengeti annual migration. Towards the end of May when the grass becomes dry and exhausted, the wildebeest start to mass in huge armies. Eventually, after several dummy runs, the animals begin their trek in a column several miles long to the permanent waters in the north of the Park. After moving westwards, the migration divides by some uncanny instinct, one group turning northeast and the other due north. Once started, little stops the stampede: hundreds often drown at a time in the broad mara river in the north.
Over night At Soronela wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day 07: Serengeti / Lake Manyara National Park (drive)
From Serengeti National Park we drive this morning to another National Park, to Lake Manyara. As we drive, we cannot avoid the en-route game drive and the picnic lunch. When we arrive here we check-in to our hotel
Over night at Lake Manyara Hotel/ Lake Manyara Tented camp (FB)
Day 08: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast we'll enjoy a full day Safari at Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara is one of the most scenic parks that we will encounter on our journey in Tanzania, and it is situated on the base of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Whilst driving up the rift wall, Lake Manyara appears behind us. The view is breathtaking, as we take in this massive lake with its silver shimmer and surrounding vegetation. Like most Rift Valley lakes, the water is alkaline. This attracts vast flocks of flamingos, which form pink foam against a silver background of water. There are numerous water birds in the area, including pelicans that waddle around next to short grasses on the shore of the lake. The park is a bird lovers haven with a variety of local species inhabiting the forest and bush. The best time to observe these birds is in the late afternoon and early morning. Animals also found in the area include zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck and warthog. Manyara is also known for its tree-climbing lions. These majestic animals find shelter in the branches of trees from the heat and biting flies. There is a particular belt, which they frequent along the woodland, south of the Msasa River. These lions also have a peculiar specialization of killing buffalo. An adult buffalo weighs in the proximity of one and a half tons, being far larger than the average weight of an adult male lion. After our phenomenal experience, well return to our Lodge.
Day 09: Lake Manyara / Arusha (drive)
After breakfast, we drive back to Arusha. Our guide / driver will take us to the airport in time to catch our flight back home. (FB)
The above programme costs US $ 2600 per person sharing
For more information and special offers, Please Inquire.
The Tour Included;
- Accommodation as stipulated in the programme,
- All local Transfers as per our itineraries
- Meals as per the itinerary,
- All park entry fee to game reserves and parks.
- Services of an English speaking driver guide.
- All Local traveler assistance during your tour
- Specialized and personalized services
- Use of custom built 4x4 Land cruiser or Van (Jeep)with a pop-up roof open for great views during game drive viewing
- All game drives as per the programme above.
- All airport taxes, International airfares and Visas.
- Insurance (trip cancellation medical insurances are recommended).
- Drinks/ Beverages with meals,
- Tips and Gratuities to driver and hotels staff
- Personal Expenses
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