9 Days Tanzania Safari – Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
Day 1: Arrival – Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport or Tanzania – Kenya Border, you will warmly be met by our representative and transfer you to your place of stay in Arusha for dinner and an overnight.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire, Game viewing in Tarangire
Drive to Tarangire National Park for lunch, in the afternoon game viewing in the Park. Tarangire is the third largest national park in Tanzania and best known for its largest herds of elephants in Africa and one of the most remaining ancient trees in the world with full of amazing stories, the gigantic Baobab Trees! Here you will be able to observe a diversity of wildlife magnetized by the Tarangire River that allows animals to play and lounge around.Dinner and overnight stay in Tarangire.
Day 3: Game viewing in Tarangire National Park
Embark on a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park. The Park is the wilderness experience in its own right! Tarangire is much more wooded than Serengeti with Acacia Trees and mixed woodland dotting the African Savannah of the Park. Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while the migratory Wildebeests, Zebras, Buffalos, Impalas, Gazelles, Hartebeests and Elands crowds the shrinking lagoons. It is also the one place in Tanzania where dry – country antelopes such as the stately Fringe – eared Oryx and peculiar spiral – horned Lesser Kudus can readily be observed. Dinner and an overnight stay in Tarangire.
Day 4: Tarangire – Ngorongoro
Today you will have a leisurely drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, en route a visit to Iraqwi Cultural Village and a Coffee Farm. After lunch at Gibb’s Farm, continue to Ngorongoro for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 5: Game Viewing in Ngorongoro Crater
Rise up early in the morning and descend down into the famous Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is such a unique safari destination, a veritable “Garden of Eden”. With a large concentration of animals and short grasslands, game viewing in the crater or more appropriately a caldera, is excellent as animals are everywhere! The caldera is reputed to contain the highest density of carnivores in the world.
Day 6: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
With picnic lunch, en route game drives to Serengeti National Park via Oldupai Gorge. Oldupai Gorge is one of the most important prehistoric and archaeological sites on Earth where Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey made discoveries on human origins, “The Cradle of Mankind”. After viewing the gorge and listening to an incredible interpretive presentation and a visit to a Maasai Village, you will carry on with your journey and arrive in Serengeti for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 7: Game viewing in Serengeti National Park
The following day you will have game drives at your leisure and track wildlife in the Mighty Serengeti. Serengeti is Tanzania’s most renowned national park and a home to the greatest concentrations of large mammals on the planet. The name Serengeti is derived from a Maasai word ‘Siringet’ to mean ‘endless plains’, and these rolling distances of short grass plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing; your ultimate safari country– this is the highlight of your safari, you are in the total wilderness of Africa with game viewing around you to give you, your very own ‘Out of Africa’ experience!Your accommodation in Serengeti National Park.
Day 8: Serengeti – Lake Manyara, Game Viewing in Lake Manyara
In the morning leave Serengeti National Park and drive to Lake Manyara for lunch. In the afternoon, game viewing in Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara NP is a lovely scenic park that offers another unique experience of a Tanzania Safari! The park is also famous for its elephants; huge number of baboons and due to its varied landscape, the park has an impressive range of other game including wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, flamingo, zebra, warthog, waterbuck, dik-dik and impala. Bird – Watching here is very good, especially raptors, a paradise of its own!Dinner and overnight stay in at Lake Manyara.
Day 9: Lake Manyara – Arusha
Today you will be driving back to Arusha for lunch and a day room. Later in the afternoon, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for an International Flight.