DAY 1: NAIROBI - ARUSHA
Today you will have tour departure meeting on your arrival and then transfer to your hotel in Arusha.
Overnight at Meru Inn Hotel - http://meruhouseinn.com/
DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
The Park is an endless pageant of wildlife with the richest Elephant population in Africa with surprisingly large herds.
After breakfast we will continue to Tarangire National Park.
It has an extensive collection of exotic birds, antelopes, lions, leopards, giraffes, buffaloes and the supposedly tree climbing pythons around the swamps.
The most important feature is the Tarangire River. This is a well established view point, where game can be viewed ambling to and from the River throughout the day. Thousands of animals migrate from Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River, looking for water. Baobab trees, the World's biggest trees and can be seen thriving all along the river-banks and all over the park too. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals, the Greater Kudu, the Fringe-eared Oryx and Ashy Starlings.
After the thrills and excitement it will be time to relax in the open savannas waiting for dinner at lodges / campsites as per type of accommodation options requested. Tarangire campsite
DAY 3: Drive to Lake Manyara full day game drive
Expect to see unspoiled paradise with ground water forest, laced with underground springs and teeming with wildlife such as elephants, hippos, giraffes, buffaloes, the largest baboon troops in Africa and some of the antelopes. .
Depart from Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park photographers' heaven for game viewing.
We will drive for about one hours, passing through the agricultural and fresh product market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park. The town is a souvenir hunters' paradise.
We will enter Lake Manyara National Park.
This park is famous for the tree climbing lions, luckily seen resting on acacia trees. From your vehicle, you will have a marvellous view of the Rift Valley escarpment, sparkling in the sun. Lake Manyara is a salt lake with thousands of flamingos. You can also see pelicans, storks, kingfishers and many other birds. It is also a famous jungle, where early Tanzanian movies were filmed.
Dinner & overnight at lake manyara campsite
DAY 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
The warm and inviting colours of the very core of African wildlife are a symbol of the Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast, we will start our drive past the unique and gorgeous Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti National Park.
The most intriguing, yet amazing natural legend of the timeless African landscape rolls before your eyes when the wildebeest embark on the most important journey of their lives: the amazing migration, which is often referred to as the "Eighth wonder of the world."
We will then head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area. This area provides a variety of habitats for wild animals, the most important of them being the Seronera river, which is the main attraction for herds of game and families of predators, because it is a rich source of water to quench their thirst. For this reason, the great majority of animal species in the Serengeti National Park can be found here and thus it would be a sin not to stop and watch the animals in their natural habitat.
We will drive south of the Seronera river, along the Sogore river circuit to look for Thompson's gazelles, topis, ostriches and possibly also predators, such as lions or cheetahs.
We recommend a visit to the Visitors Center, located near the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and the public campsites. It is a great spot to see some wildlife or buy information leaflets or maps of the area. You can buy snack or drinks at the center too and take a walk around a kopje in the vicinity or cool in the picnic area, where we will eat our picnic lunches and the giant acacia trees will protect you from the hot sunrays.
Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Savannah Camp - http://serengetisavannahcamps.com/
DAY 5: SERENGETI - OLDUPAI - MAASAI BOMA - NGORONGORO CRATER
The Gorge lies on the site of an ancient lake, covered by thick layers of volcanic ash, which carefully preserved the world's earliest records of mankind and which was unearthed by the dedicated Leakey familly.
After experiencing Serengeti you will experience pulsating heartbeat of Africa all around you.
After breakfast, game viewing as we en route to Ngorongoro with picnic lunches; where we will keep on sharing with you the vastness and beauty of this great ecosystem . With a stop over at the famed Olduvai Gorge also known as "the cradle of mankind''.
The museum displays some of these fascinating discoveries and remarkable findings.
Also a visit to the famous Maasai bomas, to see the Maasai cultural setting and way of life. Here you may participate in the Maasai traditional dance or just observe the Morans dancing head high. It is also a place to buy few souvenirs to take back home. We will have picnic lunch in the open plains and proceed to Ngorongoro conservation area while game viewing.
Dinner and overnight stay at panorama tented camp - http://www.safarihq.com/accommodation/panorama-campsite/
DAY 6: NGORONGORO CRATER - ARUSHA
We will descend into the Ngorongoro crater floor. From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, descending down the crater, you will enjoy amazing panoramic view and if you are lucky, you will see the Big five.
After breakfast, we will proceed to Ngorongoro crater for a half-day game drive, which is the 8th natural wonder of the world and the unique, world famous caldera with the most abundant wildlife.
The caldera is exhibiting more than 120 species of mammals. We will also visit saline lakes such as lake Magadi, which is a magnet for flamingos and other water birds. We will see pools full of hippos, the endangered East Africa's last black rhinos including birds such as secretary bird, white stork arriving from Europe during the wet season, kori bustards, crowned cranes and ostriches. It is for sure a landscape of sheer beauty. Another big draw card to this picturesque park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch in the park.
Thereafter, we will drive back to Arusha and you will be taken to your hotel, which ends our tour package service.
HAVE A WONDERFUL TOUR - SEE YOU ON THE ROAD….......
TOTAL COST PER PERSON SHARING IS USD $ 1,580
- Accommodation as detailed in the itinerary
- AMREF (Travel insurance) Flying doctors services in East Africa. (In case of emergency)
- All meals noted in the itinerary. Each day generally includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner buffets consisting of both western and local dishes.
- Transportation in standard game viewing safari vehicle complete with pop-up roof for easy viewing and photography.
- Every passenger is guaranteed a window seat.
- Your driver/guide speaks English and has in-depth knowledge of the flora, fauna, landscape, and Kenyan culture safaris.
- A minivan outfitted with two-way, long range high frequency radio communications equipment.
- Each 4x4 Toyota Hiace minivan carries safari accessories including window sills, a first-aid kit, an ice-chest, and a fire extinguisher.
- Bottled mineral water during game drives.
- Park entrance fees and game drives as noted in the itinerary.
- All government taxes, levies, and fees
- Pick up and drop off transfers
- International airfares and departures taxes.
- Personal communications charges for telephone calls, faxes, email, etc.
- Tips and gratuities for your driver/guide.
- Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. (Bottled mineral water is provided in the minivan while on game drives.)
- Laundry services.
- Between meal snacks, parks, attractions, and events not included in your itinerary
- Rain jackets, hand cloves
- Balloon safari in Maasai Mara (USD$475)per ride
- Personal needs
- Maasai village visit.(15_20usd$)
- Night game drive ($150 per person)