Ngorongoro Conservation Area:

The conservation area covers 8,280km sq (3,196 square miles) and stretches from Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley north to the Serengeti Plains. The conservation area also contains at least seven extinct volcanoes and is probably one of the most varied terrains in East Africa. The plains in the north are critical for the wildebeest migration. This area was established in 1959 to cater for tourists, protect the forest to the south and guard unique archaeological sites like Ol duvai Gorge and Laetoli especially after the Masai complained that they were being pushed out of their grazing land which was Serengeti by then.  The altitude varies from Lake Eyasi at 1,000m (3,280 feet) to the Peak of Lolmalasin Mountain at 3,640m (11,940 feet).

 

The vast Serengeti National Park:

One of the world’s last great wildlife refuges’, it has various types of vegetation: grassy plains, savannah with acacias, wooded hill and mountain that are the backdrop for an extraordinary concentration of animals which reaches its peak during the wildebeest migration. Almost 1.5 million wildebeest undertake a circuit of 1000kms, searching for new pastures and watering holes. The name comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains. The Seronera Valley in the Serengeti is famous for the abundance of lion and leopard. Best time: for the migration from December to May in the south of the park and from June to October to the west (western corridor) and to the north – near Maasai Mara/Serengeti border.

 

Lake Manyara!

Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment the park is noted for it’s incredible beauty. Famous for it’s tree – Climbing lions spread along the branches of Acacia trees. It has a lush forest, woodland, Grassland, Swamps and soda lake; the area covers 390 sq km and sanctuary to over 350 species of birds – Pelicans, storks, sacred Ibis, Flamingos and many more. It also has numerous buffaloes, Elephants, Hippo, Giraffe and a great variety of smaller animals.

 

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park was first established as a Game Reserve in 1957 and later a National Park in 1970. Its name originates from the river that crosses the middle of the Park 120km south west of Arusha town; the park has an area of 2600km sq. Rainfall averages 800mm (31.2 inches) per year and falls mostly between November and May. Attractions include elephants, gerenuk, zebra, buffalos and tree climbing pythons.  Silale swamp which has beautiful landscape sceneries and many baobab trees, supports life of animal and bird species is also located in the Park.

 

 Arrival Kilimanjaro/Arusha                       

After arrival off your international flight and after clearing with immigration and customs, you will be met by our representative for your onward Private transfer to your lodge for check in. Dinner will be on own arrangement from the hotel menus

 

Overnight: Arusha Safari Lodge

Meal Plan: BB

 

Arusha/Tarangire                             

Wake up call and enjoy breakfast, refresh and check out for Tarangire National Park which boast over 300 herds of Elephants, tree climbing pythons, lions, Kori Bustard the heaviest flying bird. Arrive in good time for lunch after check in with early afternoon at leisure. At 1600Hrs depart for your late afternoon game viewing drive. Optional private sundowner cocktail (At an extra cost)

 

Overnight: Maramboi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

 Tarangire National Park Full Day              

Full day spent in Tarangire National park with full day game drive and all meals and overnight at your camp. Optional Afternoon walk to the lake escorted by a Masai (At an extra cost)

 

Overnight: Maramboi Tented Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

 Tarangire/Lake Manyara/Karatu                 

Wake up call, refresh and Enjoy breakfast then check out and drive to Lake Manyara National Park which is a haven for birds and other game animals which include Elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, and more. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Enjoy lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge with early afternoon at leisure. Depart for afternoon game drive in the park famous for the tree climbing lions before checking out and drive to Karatu region for check in dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Karatu /Serengeti National Park

Wake up call and Drive further north to Serengeti National Park arriving in good time for check in. Optional visit to Olduvai Gorge a prehistoric site where Dr. Louis discovered the remains of Homo Habilis (At an extra cost) Arrive at your camp for check in. Enjoy lunch with early afternoon at leisure then depart for your evening game drive in Serengeti National Park before returning for dinner and overnight

 

Overnight: Thorn Tree Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

 Serengeti National Park Full Day   

Optional early morning balloon safari ride (at an extra cost) Full day spent in Serengeti National park with full day game drive and all meals and overnight at your camp.

 

Overnight: Thorn Tree Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater/Karatu         

Wake up call and embark on early morning game drive then return to your camp for a hearty breakfast. Check out with picnic lunches and Depart to Ngorongoro crater which is described as the 8th wonder of the world. Descend into the crater floor and enjoy game drives. All the Big five Rhino Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more; Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more. Depart to your lodge arriving in good time for check in.

 

Overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House

Meal Plan: Half Board

 

 Karatu/Mto Wa Mbu Village/Arusha

Wake up call for breakfast then depart to Mto wa Mbu for your cultural tour meet friendly locals and learn about local customs. Optional Visit the development projects that aim at improving agriculture and start income generating activities for the farmers as well as buying the locals souvenirs. Drive to Arusha arriving for lunch at African Tulip Hotel before you transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight to Zanzibar.

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