Day 1: Arusha National park
The day begins with pre Breakfast birding around the Lodge grounds, sighting fire finches, variable sunbirds, Bulbuls and the other commoner species then back to the lodge for breakfast. After breakfast, you will drive to Arusha National park for birding and game viewing. While in the park, you will make a visit to the various crater lakes in the park, catching up with the Maccoa ducks, Egyptian Geese, Hottentots teals, Comb ducks and many unusual waders. The forest surrounding Ngurudoto crater may reward us with Trogons, orange bellied Parrots, Silvery cheeked hornbills and the hurtlurb`s Turacoâ€¦ you should be encountering your first Mammals here which should include Elephants, Bush Bucks, Hippos and Buffaloes. Return to your Lodge for Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Arusha – Manyara
After a morning breakfast, with your lunch box drive to the plains North of Arusha town, where you will have the opportunity to walk in the plains while birding for a number of dry country species, and then drive to Lake Manyara, at Migunga forest Tented Camp in the late afternoon. We will then spend the rest of the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Manyara.
Day 3: Manyara
After Breakfast, drive into Lake Manyara National Park with picnic Lunch. Lake Manyara National Park has a rich eco- system composed of an underground water forest, Open savannah and of course the lake itself, all being an excellent habitat for both Big game and birds. We will spend the entire day exploring the park. While in the park we may chance out on the large herds of Elephants, Buffaloes and other plain game. Birds are profuse; including the blue napped mouse birds and many European migrants will be soaring up in the sky. Return to our overnight stop for Dinner and Overnight in Manyara.
Day 4: Manyara
After Breakfast you will have a further opportunity exploring the jungles of Lake Manyara National Park. You will use this opportunity to catch up with the much â€œdodgyâ€ stuff that we will have missed out the previous day. The entire day is spent in LakeManyaraNational Park. Return for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Manyara - Ngorongoro
After a leisurely Breakfast, we will have an option of drive down the lake shore for any possibility of waders that we might have missed all through the couple of days in the park, after which we will head to Ngorongoro for your overnight. Listed by Unesco as a world heritage site, the incomparable Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest “caldera”. A caldera is the broad, crater-like basin of a volcano formed by the collapse of the central cone. Dominated by cliffs standing some 600 meters high and presenting a sheer drop down to a wide open space of some 264 square km, the crater is one of the most amazing sights seen anywhere.
The Crater is home to 25,000 larger mammals, almost half of them zebra and wildebeest. There are also gazelles, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and wart hog. Such vast numbers attract predators a plenty, mainly lion and hyena but also cheetah and leopard. More than 100 species of birds not found in the Serengeti have been spotted here. Countless flamingos form a pink blanket over the soda lakes. Gazing on the sight below you will be amazed at the wildlife when you actually make your way to the crater floor today – it is like nowhere else in the world!
Late evening ascend the crater for your dinner and Overnight in Ngorongoro.
Day 6: Ngorongoro – Tarangire
After Breakfast, we will checkout at the lodge and drive to Tarangire park. This park is an excellent site for both Birds and Mammals, the highlights of the day is searching for the Tanzanian endemics here that will include the Rufous Tailed weaver and Ashy Sterling as well as Tarangire specialties which include the Yellow colored Love Bird.
The Mammal list here include huge herds of Elephants and Buffalos as well as a number of plain game and where luck counts we should encounter Leopard, Cheetah and a Lion pride. TarangireNational Park boasts magnificent herds of wildlife. The park gets its name from the river that threads its way through the length of the reserve. It is famous for its dense wildlife population. After the excitement in the park, we will drive to our selected accommodation for Dinner and overnight in Tarangire.
Day 7: Tarangire
We will spend another day exploring the different natural habitats of Tarangire expecting to have a completely individual day; as usual each day in the bush is different so we will always expect something in action. We may opt to break the day into halves, having the warm or hot hours back to our tented or just spend the entire day in the park. After an evening exploration of the Park, we will return for dinner and overnight in Tarangire.
Day 8: Tarangire - Arusha – Home
After breakfast, we will drive again in the park, combing-out a number of game and bird sites in the park and after Lunch we will drive back to Arusha.
End of Tour
Option # 1 Camping Accommodation
US $ 1,920 per person sharing (minimum 2 persons)
Option # 2: Budget lodge Accommodation
US $ 2,300 per person sharing (minimum 2 persons)
• Picnic Lunch
• Accommodation and meals as per itinerary above
• National Parks entry fees and Crater fees
• Transportation in a 4WD with safari driver/guide
• Game Activities as per the itinerary
• Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day
• Tips and Gratuities
• Travel insurance
• Tanzanian entry visas
• International and Local flights
• Airport/Airstrip transfers (We can arrange on request)
• Flying doctors service
• Accommodations on Arrival Day and night after Safaris(We can arrange on request)
• All items of a personal nature
• Champagne, cognacs, fine wines & premium brand spirits
• Olduvai fees