Lake Manyara National Park
The park covers 330 sq. km, 70% of which is occupied by the lake. The varied ecosystem consists of ground water forests, acacia woodland and open grassland along the lake shore and sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the Big Five -lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo.
The park is famous for the elusive tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland between the lake and the Rift Valley. It is also an ornithologist paradise and is host to over 400 species of birds.
Serengeti National Park
The Serengeti is probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Within its 15,000 sq km area it hosts 3 million large mammals. More than 35 species of plain animals- zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, and others are found here. And so for the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
The park is the staging zones for one the most spectacular events in the natural world- the annual migration of wildebeest. This commences around June when over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle head for the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of pasture. They are followed closely by the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. The Serengeti also has over 500 species of birds.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Covering 260 sq. km, the crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world. The crater supports a year round resident population of a variety of wildlife. You will have no trouble spotting lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and many species of plain animals - wildebeest, zebra, reed buck, Thompson gazelle and many more.
Tarangire National Park
Tarangire is a park of giant baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia parkland. It is famous for its dense wildlife population, which is most spectacular in the dry season between June and September.
It is during this period that thousands of animals- wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, and onyx migrate from the dry Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River in search of water. The predators - lion, leopard and others- as is the custom in the savanna follow closely by. Birds are also abundant here and over 550 species have been recorded.
Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
At 1330 hrs after lunch, Arusha, you will depart Arusha for the Lake Manyara National Park where you will arrive at the Mto Wa Mbu campsite. After checking in you will proceed for a game drive which will last until sunset.
After the game drive you will return to the hotel or lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will depart the Lake Manyara National Park at 0800 hrs for the Serengeti National Park. You will arrive in time for a picnic lunch at your campsite before going for an evening game drive in the park.
You will them return to the hotel or lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, collect lunch boxes and proceed for a full day of game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. You will have a picnic lunch in the course of the day.
Dinner and overnight at hotel or lodge in Serengeti.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, proceed to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. En-route, you will enjoy a picnic lunch at the Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is the prehistoric site where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Homo habilis (’Handy man’) regarded as a breakthrough in understanding mankind’s origins.
In the afternoon, you will proceed to drive towards your hotel or lodge where you will have your meals and overnight.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Karatu
After breakfast, you will gather lunch boxes in readiness for a half day tour of the crater. The drive commences with the 600 m descent to the crater floor, a magnificent natural amphitheater. You will have packed picnic lunch on the crater floor and later drive to Karatu.
Day 6: Karatu – Tarangire National Park
After having breakfast, you will drive towards the Tarangire National Park where you will have a picnic lunch, before embarking on an evening game drive in the park.
After the game drive you will return your hotel or lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Tarangire National Park - Arusha
After breakfast, you will proceed on your final journey to Arusha.
- Arrival and departure lunch at Impala Hotel, Arusha
- Park entrance fee at Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara
- Crater tour as per the Itinerary
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Service of an English speaking driver guide
- Transport based on a 4WD Vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
- Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Any applicable taxes
- Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
- International flight
- Visa entry into Tanzania
- Departure tax
- Tips to porters and drivers