Day 1: Arusha to Lake manyara national parkAfter breakfast at your hotel we will meet and drive to Lake Manyara National Park, although small in size, this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. Lake Manyara covers two thirds of the park. At the backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the ground water forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. We enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise that has more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree- climbing lions.
Day2: Manyara to SerengetiAfter breakfast depart 07:30 for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of the Leakey family discovery of fossils 50 km long and in some places 90 metres deep. It drains the slopes of the nearby mountains plus of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Olduvai Gorge is a canyon carved by water through the southern part of the Serengeti Plain. The gorge is about the Serengeti Plain. Its chief claim to fame is the rich treasure-trove of human and animal fossils that it has yielded.
Day 3: Full day in Serengeti Parkthis day after breakfast at 07:00 we will take your packed lunch for a full day game drives in the wilderness tracking the Great migration trails. Thorough explanation about this great world event that Tanzania proud of will be provided. And in the evening as the sun goes down, drive back to the Camp.
Day 4: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Craterthis day we will start early morning at 07:00 for the game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.
Day 5: Full day, Ngorongoro Crater – ArushaToday we start very early at 07:00 am, with a packed picnic lunchbox, for the game drive inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, a population of approximately 25,000 large animals can be seen. This is reputedly the highest density of mammalian predators in Africa. The crater has the highest known population of mountain reedbuck, zebra, gazelle and wildebeest. It is also known for the big five rhino, lion, leopard, elephant, and buffalo. Your driver/guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating hidden animals. The birdlife is prolific here and up to a 100 species can be seen in one day. In the middle of the crater there is a large lake inhabited by hundreds of flamingos and from a distance appears as a pink border around the lake. With late afternoon approaching, while the east African sunset colors take your breath away, we will be leaving the Ngorongoro Crater and heading back to Arusha.
˖ Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
˖ Professional, English-speaking guide
˖ Meals according to the itinerary
˖ Mineral Water
˖ Overnight stays in safari lodges and tented camps as per the itinerary
˖ All national park fees
˖ Optional activities
˖ Visa fees
˖ Alcoholic and soft drinks
˖ Travel insurance
˖ Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.