Day 1: Arusha Town drive to Tarangire National Park for morning and afternoon game drive.
After breakfast you’ll embark on a full day’s game drive in Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch, ranging far and wide. Among many aspects of animal behavior, your Guide will point out the fascinating way elephants have of communicating with subtle interactions.Tarangire is famous for its giant baobab trees, large herds of elephants, plains game and predators. Tarangire also boasts a large variety of spectacular bird life including endemic species. Overnight at the Twiga Campsite, Mto wa mbu village.
Day 2. Morning game drive to Lake Manyara National Park in the afternoon drive to Serengeti National Park.
Drive to Lake Manyara National Park, passing through the cool shade of the groundwater forest before reaching the lakeshore. The Park is best known for its tree climbing lions, but you are more likely to encounter elephants, buffalo, primates and astounding bird life. After a picnic lunch you continue game-viewing on our way out of the Park to Serengeti National Park. Return as the sun sets behind the distance on Serengeti grassland to Pimbi Public campsite in Serengeti on its edge for a relaxing dinner and overnight.
Day 3 Morning game drive in Serengeti Nationa Park, drive to Ngorongoro in the afternoon for diner and overnight.
Enjoy a half day's game driving around the vast and sensational Serengeti, which covers 14,763 sq km of endlessly rolling savannah plains and is Tanzania's most famous park wherein tens of thousands of hoofed animals roam in a constant and unremitting search for the fresh grasslands upon which their survival depends. The million-plus wildebeest are the predominant herbivore and also the main prey of a huge cast of large carnivores, principally lion and hyena. Whilst the annual migration is the Serengeti's most famous attraction, the Park is also renowned for its lion, many of which have been fitted with radio-transmitter collars so that their movements may be tracked, and additionally for its wealth of cheetah, zebra, giraffe, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, eland, impala, klipspringer, hippo and warthog.
Twice a year, propelled by the rains, 1.3 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle gather in the Serengeti to undertake an 800 km trek to new grazing lands. The precise timing of the migration varies but generally the herbivores congregate and move out at the end of May, sometimes over a period of weeks, sometimes over a period of as little as three or four days. They then head west on the first leg of a roughly triangular 800-km circuit that takes approximately 3-4 months and ends in the Masai Mara National Reserve of Kenya. When the grazing here is exhausted the tide of herbivores turns and reverses its progress returning to the short grass plains of Tanzania.
Day 4 Ngrongoro crater half day game drive in the afrenoon drive to Arusha town
Early morning transfers to Ngorongoro Crate for morning game drive. Ngorongoro is collapsed volcano – an incredible natural amphitheater, 25 km across and teeming with all of the African big game. Early morning descent into the crater for spectacular scenery and game viewing in what has been described as the eighth wonder of the world. After lunch transfer to Arusha town for Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
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