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9 Nights 10 Days Tarangire-Lake Manyara-Serengeti-Ngorongoro

Itinerary

DURATION OF SAFARI: 9 NIGHTS 10 DAYS

TYPE OF SAFARI: ROAD PACKAGE
PERIOD: PEAK SEASON
DATES: Jun – Oct 2019

Highlights

  • View herds elephants and ancient baobab trees in Tarangire National Park
  • Drive through the Serengeti, known for its wealth of lions and leopards
  • Visit Oldupai Gorge & view early signs of mankind

Day 1: Arrival JRO – Arusha

You will be met by the company representative who after introduction will transfer you to your hotel of stay in Arusha town. Overnight

Accommodation on BB: Mount Meru Hotel

Day 2: Arush – Tarangire

Depart in the morning after breakfast to Tarangire National Park. Located between the meadows of Masai Steppe to the south east and the lakes of the Great Rift Valley to the north and west. Among the rolling area where the park lies, it occupies an area of 2,600 square kilometers. The perennial Tarangire River takes over the northern part of Tarangire.

Tarangire has huge concentrations of animals in the peak months and a fraction of the visitor numbers of any of the other Northern parks. From July through to October safaris here are superb, and the atmosphere and habitats are completely different from other parks.

Note: Transit time from Kilimanjaro Airport to Tarangire: 3:30 hrs.

Accommodation on FB: Maramboi Tented Lodge

Day 3: Tarangire – Lake Manyara

Depart in the morning after breakfast to Lake Manyara National Park. Manyara Region takes its name from Lake Manyara, which is one of the major lakes formed in ancient times by the Great Rift Valley. It is the only Region in Tanzania to be bisected into two by the Great Rift Valley. It is a major wildlife water source and is, therefore, an essential part of the wildlife ecosystems of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park. In addition, Lake Manyara is the country’s largest breeding ground for tens of thousands of flamingos.

Note: Transit time from Tarangire to Manyara: 1 hrs 30 mins. Depart with picnic lunch

Accommodation on FB: Rift Valley Photographic

Day 4: Lake Manyara – Serengeti

After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Lunch at the camp and later in the afternoon you will go for a brief game drive in the vast Serengeti. The Serengeti National Park is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth-the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. The park covers 5,700 sq miles (14,763 sq km), it’s larger than Connecticut, with at most a couple hundred vehicles driving around.

Note: Transit time from Manyara to Serengeti: 6 hrs and a distance of 205kms. Depart with picnic lunch to Serengeti

Accommodation on FB: Serengeti Kati Kati

Day 5 & 6: Serengeti

In the morning after breakfast you will meet your tour guide to start your day. On this day, you will be going for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes. Serengeti is famous for its endless plains and the savannah vegetation that is easily witnessed. Other than game drives in the vehicle, one can opt to go for a balloon safari (optional and at own cost). This is one of the richest park when it comes to wildlife and birdlife in Africa. The park also supports many species of wildlife including Lion, African Leopard, African Elephant, cheetah, African Buffalo, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures. Later in the afternoon you head back to your lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight

Accommodation on FB: Serengeti Kati Kati

Day 7: Full Day Serengeti

Explore the vast, endlessly rolling, Acacia-studded grassland savannahs, riverine forests, swamps, hills and valleys of Serengeti which are home to countless species of numerous wild animals – not to mention birds, you might be lucky to witness the 1.5 million wildebeest which annually migrate northwards – together with tens of thousands of zebras – into Kenya’s Maasai Mara Game Reserve for a month or two every year. The two parks share the same eco-system and it’s due to this world greatest phenomenal the animals move between the parks.

Accommodation on FB: Serengeti Kati Kati

Day 8: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Conservation area. The Ngorongoro Crater, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and the first sight of it is breath-taking. The floor of the crater is only 100 sq miles but is home to around 30,000 animals with a high concentration of predators. The crater supports up to 25,000 large mammals. Grazers dominate: zebra, wildebeest – accounting for almost half the animals – gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and wart hog. Giraffe, for example, stay away because there is insufficient food at tree level; topi because they compete directly with wildebeest. An odd feature of the crater elephants is that they are almost exclusively bulls.  You shall not be going down the crater on this day. Enjoy the views and relax awaiting you next day adventure.

Note: Transit time from Serengeti to Ngorongoro: 4 hrs approximately 150kms. Depart with picnic lunch to Ngorongoro

Accommodation on FB: Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 9: Ngorongoro Crater

After your breakfast, you get your camera and your safari gear ready as you descend into the crater for game viewing. You will be having your picnic lunch boxes since this day will be spent fully in the crater till the allowed time in the afternoon. By contrast, the crater floor is a unique habitat where the rich volcanic soil and year-round water supply have resulted in a rich and healthy ecosystem supporting Africa’s big game making it a must on a Northern Tanzania Safari. The Lerai Forest and Lake Magadi, along with the famous hippo pool, are surrounded by vast plains that cover a crater floor which is up to 20km wide in places.  Even though some of the animals do leave the confines of the Crater, Ngorongoro is the perfect habitat. Dinner and overnight

Accommodation on FB: Ngorongoro Farm House

Day 10: Ngorongoro – Kilimanjaro Airport – Home

After breakfast depart to head to Kilimanjaro airport to catch your flight back home. This will be the end of your trip and you can tip your guide as you say goodbye. You will have enjoyed a very wonderful safari with lots of wildlife and also a bit of culture.

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