Day 1: Safari to Lake Manyara National Park.
From our hotel in Arusha we drive to Lake Manyara National Park, one among the small parks in the country but bursting with a variety of wildlife. . In its background are a verdant water forest, open grasslands adjacent to the lakeshore, a soda lake plus the walls if the Rift valley far beyond. Enjoy a picnic lunch with views of a hot spring, thick woodlands plus steep mountain slopes. The park is a perfect birding destination with over 350 varieties of birds. In addition the park is renowned for its resident tree-climbing-lions. Dine and slumber at the rural Rhino Lodge, located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Crater edge.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater via Olduvai Gorge to Serengeti National Park.
Today we head to the Olduvai Gorge in the Great Rift Valley also referred to as the “Cradle of Mankind” where the remains of an ancient hominid dating two million years back in time was discovered. From there we shall proceed to the Serengeti National Park to enjoy some of the world’s finest wildlife views. ‘Serengeti’ is a native word meaning ‘endless plains’ and this best describes the 5600 sq mile terrain of the park. Being one among the oldest ecosystems in the world the Serengeti will definitely meet your wildlife expectations. Dine and slumber at Kati kati Tented lodge.
Day 3: A full day game view in the Serengeti National Park.
Today we enjoy a game drive in the park and most prominent about this park is the annual wildebeest migration that occurs between May and December involving millions and millions of wildebeest, gazelles plus zebras, together with big numbers of hyenas, leopard, jackals, lions and cheetahs which pursue the large herds to prey on them. Dine and slumber at Kati kati Tented lodge.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater.
We shall drive from the Serengeti and head to the world’s largest unbroken volcanic crater the Ngorongoro. Standing at over 2000ft depth and a diameter of 12 miles, the crater holds one of Africa’s largest wildlife populations with an estimate of 30000 animals. The crater is perfect place to view the Big-5 which include; lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes. The Ngorongoro Crater is also referred by many as the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. Dinner and slumber at rural Rhino Lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
Following breakfast we depart from the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and return to our hotel back in Arusha. With earlier arrangement, we can organize for you private transportation to Kilimanjaro International Airport at the end of the safari.