Day 1. Arrival
The group arrives at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO). Participants are met by a representative of Alaitol Safaris and transferred to a hotel in Arusha.
Note: The hotel cost only includes breakfast. Check-in starts at 2:00 PM.
Day 2. Manyara National Park
Your way to Manyara National Park begins early in the morning (approximately at 7:30). Your safari driver will meet you at reception. Expected time of arriving to Manyara National Park is 11 AM.
The entire territory of the park is riddled with groundwater, which created a favorable environment for plants, and as a consequence, for a variety of birds (including pink flamingos) and representatives of the African forest fauna.
In the afternoon you will visit Maji Moto “hot springs water “and driver will give you lunch-boxes. After lunch and a short rest, you will go to the lodge/camp, which is located right on the edge of a volcanic crater Ngorongoro.
Day 3. Ngorongoro Conservation Area
This day it is highly recommended to leave your lodge/camp as early as possible to meet a large number of wild animals that are active only in mornings, so breakfast will be packed for you in special lunch-boxes. At 6:30 AM you will live the lodge/camp and approximately in an hour your game drive will begin.
Ngorongoro can be named as one of the most interesting and famous parks in Tanzania due to the highest animal concentrations on a square kilometer – wildebeests, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, elephants and other animals will virtually surround you. Most surely, you will see lions, cheetahs, leopards and other felines. Moreover, whereas rhino has become the rarest animal in Africa, the chances to see it in Ngorongoro are quite high.
Then, our guide will drive to the lake, where the lunch-boxes will be provided. After a short rest, you will continue safari and in few hours, you will get to Serengeti National Park.
Day 4. Serengeti National Park
In the morning, you go game driving in the Central Part of Serengeti (it is called Seronera), enjoying the wildlife. Our safari guide will do his best to find all animals you are mostly interested in. After midday, you will make a pause for lunch in Serengeti Visitor Centre. A lot of information about the history of the park is available in the center. Additionally, exactly at this place you may find hyraxes, which, paradoxically, have the closest kinship to elephants and which densely inhabit the center.
It is difficult to describe in detail all the wildlife of Serengeti valley, because there are thousands of different species of wild animals: elephants, buffaloes, ostriches, giraffes, jackals, hyenas, lions, antelopes, leopards and cheetahs - just enjoy watching them!
Day 5. Serengeti National Park
Your safari will begin after a breakfast. This day of your Serengeti adventures is marked by the game drive in its Western territories (on the way to Lake Victoria), where the scenery as well as diversity of fauna is quite different from the previous day. Not only the African Big Five awaits you, but also other fauna – zebras, antelopes, caracals, leopards, cheetah and hippos are abundantly present there.
It is your last safari day, after a lunch you will leave Serengeti and you will be transferred back to the hotel in Arusha town.
On the way to the hotel, you can visit souvenir and jewelry stores (where tanzanite stones can be bought).
Day 6. Departure
Rest in the hotel and transfer to the airport.
Note: Hotel check-out is at 11:00 AM. In case you need a late check-out because of an evening flight, you have the option to extend your hotel stay till 6:00 PM for an extra fee.
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.