Day1: Lake Manyara National Park.
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara famous for its tree climbing lions and abundant of birds life in its tropical rain forest, enjoys game drive and game viewing with picnic lunch until in the afternoon drive to the lodge/campsite for dinner and overnight.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast drive to Serengeti National Park enjoy game drive en route, visit the Maasai village on the way enjoy the village. Evening game drive in Serengeti with dinner and overnight in the campsite/lodge at the middle of Serengeti with stunning view of Serengeti.

Day 3: Full day at Serengeti National Park
Exploring the central of Serengeti, which is the residence of all big cats; lions, leopards, cheetah and many more, follow the wildebeest great migration. Dinner and overnight at the lodge or campsite.

Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Early morning game drives before breakfast enjoy sunrise at Serengeti National Park. After brunch, leave Lodge and go for the final game drive on the way out the park to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight at capsite/lodge.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Kilimanjaro airport.
After breakfast the morning descend the 600m high crater walls to the floor of the crater for game drive and game viewing, enjoy your picnic lunch by the hippo pool at Ngoitoktok, until in the afternoon. Ascend the crater and drive back to the airport. End of the tour.

Day 1. Arusha National Park

After breakfast we drive to Arusha National park for some game viewing and some relaxed game walking. This beautiful park is located only 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Arusha. It covers an area of 137 sq km’s (58 sq mi) and is known as “Serengeti ndogo” meaning “little Serengeti”. The peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru surround the park and can be seen on a clear day. The black and white colobus monkey is the park’s mascot and can been seen swan-diving from branch to branch. The park also contains blue monkeys, olive baboons, elephants, hippo, leopard, hyena, zebra and antelope. The park is famous for it’s 400 species of migrant and resident birds.

Overnight stay at Kibo Palace.

Day 2.  Tarangire National Park

After breakfast we drive to Tarangire National Park for some very rewarding game drives. Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Before the rains, droves of gazelle, wildebeest, zebra, and giraffes migrate to Tarangire National Park’s scrub plains where the last grazing land still remains. Overnight stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Day 3. Tarangire National Park

We start our day with an early morning game drive around Tarangire National Park. Breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south make a stop at Tarangire a memorable experience. We can relax by the pool in the afternoon and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and lovely views of the Tarangire river where animals come to drink. You have the option to end the afternoon with a sunset game drive, the warm glow of the evening light will delight all photographers. . Overnight stay at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Day 4. Tarangire/ Lake Eyasi (Hadzabe Tribe)

After a last morning game drive in Tarangire we set out for Lake Eyasi. Tourists hardly know this still nearly unexplored and wild landscape. Lake Eyasi is a mildly alkaline lake stretching for about 50 km to the southwest. To the northeast, as far as your eyes can see, the horizon is dominated by the impressive Crater Highlands, and to the north the plains of the Serengeti. Lake Eyasi is inhabited by small groups of bushmen, the Hadzabe Tribe, who live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits much as humankind lived in the Stone Age. In the afternoon a guide will take us to visit a small Hadzabe tribe and get an in depth look at how they continue to survive and how they adapt to their harsh environment.

Overnight Stay At Kisimangeda Tented Camp.

Day 5. Lake Eyasi (Hadzabe and Dagota Tribes)

Another day of learning and understanding the fascinating world and culture of the Hadzabe as well as the Dagota Tribes. The Dagota are nomadic cattle herders who also live around the lake. You will discover how they organize their groups, gather their food, look for water and take care of their cattle. This is a day that promises to be unique and very rewarding.

Overnight Stay At Kisimangeda Tented Camp.

Day 6. Serengeti

We leave Lake Eyasi for a drive to the Serengeti where breathtaking landscapes, endless plains and abundant wildlife await you. The Serengeti is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world.  The part of the Serengeti where we take our guests is the ideal location for marveling at the annual migration of large herds of animals at this time of the year. Often spotted in the Serengeti are elephants, hippos, lions, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, leopards and more.

Overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 7. Center Serengeti

We continue to explore the vast plains of the Center area of the Serengeti and we look for prides of lions and large herds of wildebeests pounding the plains, while hungry predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs try to prey upon the youngest and weakest members of the herds.

Overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 8. Ngorongoro Crater/ Olduvai/ Maasai Village

Today we leave the Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro Crater passing some very scenic landscapes. En route to the Ngorongoro crater we stop by Olduvai Gorge, a world-renowned archeological site that has been called the “Cradle of Mankind”. Today’s highlight is a visit to a Maasai village for a look at a fascinating culture. You will be given a tour of a small settlement of bomas (name of Masaai houses) arranged in circular pattern, you will learn how these once great warriors and cattle herders have adapted to some aspects of the modern world and how they fit in today’s Tanzania. You will be treated to a traditional dance and will get a chance to purchase some hand made bead jewelry.

Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 9. Ngorongoro Crater

Today is a full day of exploring the Crater floor for a very rewarding day of wildlife viewing. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world covering approximately 260 sq km’s with walls rising 600 meters from the crater floor. Before the Ngorongoro Volcano exploded and collapsed 2 million years ago, it was one of the world’s tallest mountains. Now, it is home to more than 30,000 large mammals – mainly gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog – and has the highest predator density in the world.

Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Day 10. Lake Manyara

After breakfast we drive to Lake Manyara National Park and enjoy a game drive in this picturesque park that is the perfect place to end your safari. Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos which you can see at a closer range than any other places. We take our lunch at Lake Manyara Kirurumu Lodge and drive to Mto Wa Mbu for a cultural walk.

Overnight stay at Kirurumu Tented Lodge.

Day 11. Lake Manyara/ Drive back to Arusha

A last morning of wild life excursion at lake Manyara National Park and a drive back to Arusha after lunch time. Overnight stay at Mount Kibo Palace or fly to your next destination this afternoon.

7 Days Lake Manyara Serengeti and Ngorongoro

Day 1. Lake Manyara

Depart from Arusha and drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a unique and picturesque park with a stunning lake, inspiring views and very varied wildlife and birdlife viewing. Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos which you can see at a closer range than any other places.

Overnight stay at Kirurumu Tented Lodge.

Day 2. Serengeti National Park

Today we leave Lake Manyara and drive to Serengeti National Park Serengeti, famed for its annual animal migration when some 6 million hooves pound the open plains. You will enjoy a beautiful drive that will take you through stunning scenery. Overnight stay Mbalageti Lodge.

Day 3. Serengeti National Park

Full day game drive through the Serengeti, where breathtaking landscapes, endless plains and abundant wildlife await you. The Serengeti is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At this time of the year we explore the Western corridor of the Serengeti nearby the Grumeti River where crocodiles lie awaiting the great migration as wildebeest and other herbivores try to make their way across. Other animals to see in this area include hippos and high concentrations of cheetah. Overnight stay at Mbalageti Lodge.

Day 4. Serengeti National Park

Another full day of wildlife viewing through the Western corridor of the Serengeti. We will try to spot animals we have yet to see and we continue to drive through stunning wide-open spaces that make the Serengeti so unforgettable. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing, it truly is ultimate safari country. Often spotted in the Serengeti are elephants, hippos, lions, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, leopards and more.

Overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 5. Serengeti/ Olduvai Gorge/ Ngorongoro Crater

Today we leave the Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro Crater passing some very scenic landscapes. En route to the Ngorongoro crater we stop by Olduvai Gorge, a world-renowned archeological site that has been called the “Cradle of Mankind”. Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge.

Day 6. Ngorongoro Crater

Today you enjoy a full day of game viewing at the Ngorongoro Crater floor. Called the eighth wonder of the world, the crater won’t fail to take your breath away as you stand on the rim looking down a 10-mile wide crater floor with abundant wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world covering approximately 260 sq km’s with walls rising 600 meters from the crater floor. Before the Ngorongoro Volcano exploded and collapsed 2 million years ago, it was one of the world’s tallest mountains. Now, it is home to more than 30,000 large mammals – mainly gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog – and has the highest predator density in the world. Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 7. Drive back to Arusha

After breakfast we leave for Arusha via Mto Wa Mbu Maasai Market for some shopping. Overnight stay at Kibo Palace in Arusha or fly to Zanzibar if excursion extension has been selected.

FLY BACK OPTION

Please note that this Safari can also be booked with an option to fly back to Arusha on your last day. You might want to consider this option if you need to fly out of Arusha. If you select a “fly back” option for this Safari, you will stay at different lodges that are of comparable standards but you will follow the same circuit as described above, with the difference being that your safari ends in the Serengeti from where your flight will depart.

Day 1. Lake Manyara

Depart from Arusha and drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a unique and picturesque park with a stunning lake, inspiring views and very varied wildlife and birdlife viewing. Lake Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos which you can see at a closer range than any other places.

Overnight stay at Kirurumu Tented Lodge.

Day 2. Serengeti National Park

Today we leave Lake Manyara and drive to Serengeti National Park Serengeti, famed for its annual animal migration when some 6 million hooves pound the open plains. You will enjoy a beautiful drive that will take you through stunning scenery. Overnight stay Mbalageti Lodge.

Day 3. Serengeti National Park

Full day game drive through the Serengeti, where breathtaking landscapes, endless plains and abundant wildlife await you. The Serengeti is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. At this time of the year we explore the Western corridor of the Serengeti nearby the Grumeti River where crocodiles lie awaiting the great migration as wildebeest and other herbivores try to make their way across. Other animals to see in this area include hippos and high concentrations of cheetah. Overnight stay at Mbalageti Lodge.

Day 4. Serengeti National Park

Another full day of wildlife viewing through the Western corridor of the Serengeti. We will try to spot animals we have yet to see and we continue to drive through stunning wide-open spaces that make the Serengeti so unforgettable. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing, it truly is ultimate safari country. Often spotted in the Serengeti are elephants, hippos, lions, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, leopards and more.

Overnight stay at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Day 5. Serengeti/ Olduvai Gorge/ Ngorongoro Crater

Today we leave the Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro Crater passing some very scenic landscapes. En route to the Ngorongoro crater we stop by Olduvai Gorge, a world-renowned archeological site that has been called the “Cradle of Mankind”. Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge.

Day 6. Ngorongoro Crater

Today you enjoy a full day of game viewing at the Ngorongoro Crater floor. Called the eighth wonder of the world, the crater won’t fail to take your breath away as you stand on the rim looking down a 10-mile wide crater floor with abundant wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world covering approximately 260 sq km’s with walls rising 600 meters from the crater floor. Before the Ngorongoro Volcano exploded and collapsed 2 million years ago, it was one of the world’s tallest mountains. Now, it is home to more than 30,000 large mammals – mainly gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog – and has the highest predator density in the world. Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 7. Drive back to Arusha

After breakfast we leave for Arusha via Mto Wa Mbu Maasai Market for some shopping. Overnight stay at Kibo Palace in Arusha or fly to Zanzibar if excursion extension has been selected.

FLY BACK OPTION

Please note that this Safari can also be booked with an option to fly back to Arusha on your last day. You might want to consider this option if you need to fly out of Arusha. If you select a “fly back” option for this Safari, you will stay at different lodges that are of comparable standards but you will follow the same circuit as described above, with the difference being that your safari ends in the Serengeti from where your flight will depart.

Day 1. Arusha National Park

After breakfast we drive to Arusha National park for some game viewing and some relaxed game walking. This beautiful park is located only 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Arusha. It covers an area of 137 sq km’s (58 sq mi) and is known as “Serengeti ndogo” meaning “little Serengeti”. The peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru surround the park and can be seen on a clear day. The black and white colobus monkey is the park’s mascot and can been seen swan-diving from branch to branch. The park also contains blue monkeys, olive baboons, elephants, hippo, leopard, hyena, zebra and antelope. The park is famous for it’s 400 species of migrant and resident birds

Day 2. Tarangire National Park

After breakfast we drive to Tarangire National Park for some very rewarding game drives. Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Before the rains, droves of gazelle, wildebeest, zebra, and giraffes migrate to Tarangire National Park’s scrub plains where the last grazing land still remains.

Overnight stay at Tarangire Tree Tops.

Day 3. Tarangire National Park

We start our day with an early morning game drive around Tarangire National Park. Breathtaking views of the Masaai Steppe and the mountains to the south make a stop at Tarangire a memorable experience. We can relax by the pool in the afternoon and enjoy the peaceful surroundings and lovely views of the Tarangire River where animals come to drink. You have the option to end the afternoon with a sunset game drive, the warm glow of the evening light will delight all photographers.

Overnight stay at Tarangire Tree Tops.

Day 4. Tarangire National Park/Western Serengeti

One last morning game viewing in Tarangire en route to center area of the Serengeti where breathtaking landscapes, endless horizons and abundant wildlife await you. The Serengeti is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is sure to capture your imagination. Overnight at Gurumeti Luxury Tented Camp where we settled down for a couple nights.

Overnight stay at Gurumeti Luxury Tented Camp.

Day 5. Western Serengeti

A Day of exploring wildlife around Western Serengeti which is the ideal location for marveling at the annual migration of large herds of animals at this time of the year. The Serengeti’s endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing, it truly is ultimate safari country. Often spotted in the Serengeti are elephants, hippos, lions, zebras, wildebeests, cheetahs, leopards and more.

Overnight stay at Gurumeti Luxury Tented Camp.

Day 6. Drive to Center Serengeti

Morning game viewing around the Western corridor then drive to Serengeti Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp where will we stay a couple nights.

Overnight stay at Serengeti Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp.

Day 7. Center Serengeti

Today we explore the Center region of the Serengeti, where we look for large herds of wildebeests pounding the plains, while hungry predators such as lions, leopards and cheetahs try to prey upon the youngest and weakest members of the herds.

Overnight stay at Serengeti Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp.

Day 8. Serengeti/ Olduvai Gorge/ Ngorongoro Crater

Today we leave the Serengeti and drive to Ngorongoro Crater passing some very scenic landscapes. En route to the Ngorongoro crater we stop by Olduvai Gorge, a world-renowned archeological site that has been called the “Cradle of Mankind”. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for overnight stay.

Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Day 9. Ngorongoro Crater

Today you enjoy a full day of game viewing at the Ngorongoro Crater floor. Called the eighth wonder of the world, the crater won’t fail to take your breath away as you stand on the rim looking down a 10-mile wide crater floor with abundant wildlife. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest unbroken volcanic caldera in the world covering approximately 260 sq km’s with walls rising 600 meters from the crater floor. Before the Ngorongoro Volcano exploded and collapsed 2 million years ago, it was one of the world’s tallest mountains. Now, it is home to more than 30,000 large mammals – mainly gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog – and has the highest predator density in the world. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge for overnight stay.

Overnight stay at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.

Day 10. Lake Manyara

We leave the Ngorongoro Crater for a scenic drive to Lake Manyara National Park, a unique and picturesque park with a stunning lake, inspiring views and very varied wildlife and birdlife viewing. Manyara is a shallow, alkaline lake that is part of the Rift Valley wall; the lake is at the base of this dramatic western escarpment giving it a beautiful and serene setting. In addition to this peaceful setting, Lake Manyara’s main attractions are its rich bird life, tree climbing lions and its hippos which you can see at a closer range than any other places.

Overnight stay at Lake Manyara Tree Lodge.

Day 11. Lake Manyara/ Arusha

A morning of wild life excursion at Lake Manyara National Park followed by a drive back to Arusha after lunch.

Overnight stay at Mount Arusha Mountain Village or transfer to the airport.