Safari Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park is the closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital. The park’s entrance leads to a shadowy montane forest inhabited by inquisitive blue monkeys as well as colourful turacos and trogons. It is also the only place on the northern safari circuit where the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkeys can easily be seen. If you are lucky, the veil of clouds on the eastern horizon may clear at dusk or dawn, revealing the splendid snow-capped roof of Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro, only 50km away! Nonetheless, it is the magnificent views of Mount Meru that dominate the park’s horizon. Go for a walking safari with a park ranger in the morning. After lunch, you can go for a canoeing safari in Momella Lake.

Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park

Tarangire retains an air of undiscovered Africa, as it is less visited than other northern Tanzanian parks. It is a haven for birds. 550 bird species, the world’s largest selection found in one habitat, find their home in Tarangire. The stocking-thighed ostrich, the world’s largest bird, might greet you in its party dress of plumes! After dinner, you can go for a night game drive to spot nocturnal animals such as aardvarks, dik diks, genets, civet, serval cats, bush babies and various night birds.

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

After an early breakfast, head towards the neighbouring Lake Manyara National Park. The Great Rift Valley runs through Lake Manyara National Park, its 600-metre high escarpment forming the magnificent fortification of the park’s west. To the east is the alkaline Lake Manyara; its shallow and still waters lure flocks of flamingos to visit, bedecking the lake with ribbons of pink. They are likely to be seen from November to June when algae are abundant. Hundreds of bird species, blue monkeys, impala, elephants and giraffes reside in the park and can be seen throughout the year. You can go for a guided nature walk at Lake Manyara. Or, enjoy game drive in this unique park situated on the Great Rift Valley. In the afternoon, drive to Karatu for dinner and overnight.

Day 4: Karatu to Serengeti National Park

The lush plains of the Serengeti have made it an ideal home to wildlife for millions of years. This ancient ecosystem continues to thrive, and wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and giraffes are often seen grazing in herds. This is one of the best places in the world to spot lions dozing in a shade, leaping after a marked prey or gnawing off a share of their hunt.

Day 5: Full Day at Western Serengeti

Enjoy a full day of game drives in Western Serengeti, where the migration animals use as a corridor from Central and Southern Serengeti to Northern Serengeti every year between May and July on their move to Kenya.

Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater Rim

Leave very early in the morning and drive to central Serengeti for game viewing before heading Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight. The world-famous Ngorongoro Crater is at the eastern edge of the Serengeti in northern Tanzania. Nearly three million years old, the ancient caldera of the once-volcanic Ngorongoro shelters one of the most beautiful wildlife havens on earth, ringed with towering walls and sheltering forests, grasslands, fresh springs and a large soda lake.

Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Descend into the Ngorongoro caldera very early in the morning to view the wildlife on the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called “Africa’s Eden” and the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”.

 

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Rates Include

  • All applicable Game Park entrance fees
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Accommodation
  • Round trip transport from Nairobi to the designated National Park
  • Bottle of water
  • Transfers to and from the airport
  • All activities as mentioned in the tour description
  • Professional safari Driver/Guide Allowances

Rates Exclude

  • International Flights
  • Tips & Porterage
  • Visa Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Items
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