Day 1: Nairobi - Arusha
After a short tour briefing, we will depart Nairobi in the early morning at 8.30 am. Our journey will take us across the border into Tanzania, arriving in the picturesque town of Arusha in time for lunch. Arusha sits at the foot of rugged Mount Meru, and is the gateway to most of Tanzania's safari areas. Our afternoon will be spent at leisure.
Overnight at Meru Inn Hotel - http://meruhouseinn.com/
Day 2: Lake Manyara
After breakfast, we continue to Lake Manyara National Park, famed for its tree-climbing lions, vast flocks of flamingoes, and abundance of elephants, hippos and water birds. Our afternoon will be spent game viewing as we take a scenic drive around the park.
Overnight at FANAKA LODGE - http://fanakasafaricamps.co.tz/
Day 3, 4: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast on Day 3, we will be transferring to the infamous Serengeti National Park. This park is to Tanzania, what the Masai Mara Game Reserve is to Kenya. Covering 14,763 sq km, the Serengeti NP is dominated by vast, open plains with an abundance of wildlife. A picnic lunch will be provided en route, and the afternoon will be spent viewing game and absorbing the breathtaking scenery of the almost treeless plains of the Serengeti. After an early breakfast on Day 4, we will proceed on an early morning game drive, returning for a hearty lunch. After a brief rest, there will be an afternoon game drive to further explore this world-famous park.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Savannah Camp - http://serengetisavannahcamps.com/
Day 5, 6: Ngorongoro Crater
On Day 6, we will transfer to the Ngorongoro crater, via Olduvai Gorge. Ngorongoro is an impressive 20 km wide volcanic crater with 600 m walls. The views from the crater rim are breathtaking, and there is an ever-present abundance of wildlife, due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. Olduvai Gorge is famed for the discovery of 3.5 million year-old fossil fragments of an early human civilization. We will enjoy lunch overlooking the crater, and the afternoon will be spent at leisure. On Day 6, we will embark on a half-day crater tour, Overnight at Panorama Tented Camp - http://www.safarihq.com/accommodation/panorama-campsite/
Day 7: Depart Dar (B) 6-7 hrs drive 450kms
After breakfast we will transfer back to Nairobi for your flight home. The tour ends in Nairobi in the afternoon.Please note: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described above, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations.
HAVE A WONDERFUL TOUR - SEE YOU ON THE ROAD….......
TOTAL COST PER PERSON IS USD $ 1,698