This Is A 4 Days Safari In The Major Tanzanian National Parks. You Will Visit Lake Manyara Or Tarangire National Park, Travel Into The Serengeti And End The Safari Tour By Visiting Ngorongoro Crater. If The Time Is Right You Will Also Encounter The Wildebeest Migration. Visitors Are Kindly Requested To Advise Whether they Will Prefer Staying In Lodges Or Budget Camping.
ARUSHA - TARANGIRE NP OR LAKE MANYARA
Our staff will pick you at the hotel and give a short briefing to finalize details and answer any additional questions regarding your upcoming safari.
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
Depart from Arusha at 8 am and drive to Tarangire National Park.
We will begin the game viewing at the richest vista of an endless golden savannah.
You will see the Tarangire River with Baobab trees all along the river-banks. There is a well-established viewpoint, where the game can be viewed ambling to and from the river throughout the day.
Thousands of animals migrate from Maasai savanna to Tarangire River looking for water. You might be able to see three rare species of animals; the Greater Kudu, the Fringe-eared Oryx as well as a few Ashy Starlings.
Picnic lunches will be served on some of the picnic sites in the proximity of wildlife.
Dinner and overnight stay at lodge or campsite depending on your choice of accommodation.
LAKE MANYARA - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will start our drive past the unique and gorgeous Ngorongoro Conservation Area via the famous Oldupai Gorge also known as “The Cradle of Mankind” to the Serengeti National Park.
The gorge lies on the same spot where once lay an ancient lake, which was covered by thick layers of volcanic ash, which carefully preserved the world's earliest records of mankind. The exhibitions from different periods in its history are on display in the Oldupai Gorge Museum, located on the gorge’s rim.
Our visit will also include the famous Maasai bomas, where you will be able to meet the Maasai people and get to know their culture and lifestyle.
Dinner and overnight stay in the heart of the Serengeti National Park depending on your preferred type of accommodation.
SERENGETI - NGORONGORO
After breakfast, we will start with a morning game drive and then head towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
The high point of the Safari will be a game drive in the Serengeti. As far as the eye can see, thousands upon thousands of animals in herds, wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators. You will be able to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.
While game viewing, you will be served with picnic lunches
Dinner and overnight stay on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater depending on the type of accommodation you prefer.
NGORONGORO CRATER- ARUSHA
After breakfast, we will proceed to Ngorongoro Crater for a full-day game drive, the crater is one of the 8th natural wonders of the world.
From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, descending down into the crater, you will enjoy an amazing panoramic view and if you are lucky, you will see the big five. The caldera exhibits 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 also see pools full of hippos, the endangered East African black rhino as well as birds such as the secretary bird, the white stork arriving from Europe during the wet season and kori bustards, crowned cranes and ostriches. It is for sure a landscape of sheer beauty. Another big drawing card to this picturesque park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which can require the trained eye of your guide 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 your Arusha lodge.