Day 1 - (Karibu Tanzania) Welcome to Tanzania.
Welcome to Tanzania. Opon arrival at the airport you will be met by one of our staff members who after meet and greet service will bring you to the hotel where you can enjoy a good dinner and overnight. Mt Meru Hotel (Dinner)
Day 2 - Start the Safari: Exploring with Elephants in Tarangire.
After breakfast the adventure begins. You drive to Tarangire National Park with en-route views. You arrive in your lodge in time for lunch.
The afternoon is spent with an interesting game drive.Tarangire is famous for its big herds of elephants. During dry season a lot of animals come to Tarangire River to quench thirst and a good time for viewing. Tarangire is also rated as one of the best bird watching site apart from the presence of the big five. Enjoy overnight rest at Tarangire Sopa lodge (Full Board)
Day 3 - Half Day game in Tarangire - Drive to Ngorongoro.
Wake up for an exciting early game drive in the morning followed by breakfast in your lodge. In the early afternoon depart and drive to Ngorongoro highlands with several stops for viewing. You will arrive in your lodge in the Ngorongoro conservation area perched by the craters rim. Rest and sip a drink as you enjoy the spectacular views of this rare ecosystem from your Lodge. Sometimes the animals may come very close to your verandah. Sleep and wake up to the soothing melodies of birds singing around the lodge Ngorongoro Sopa lodge (Full Board)
Day 4 - A day in the ‘African garden of Eden’ - Ngorongoro
Descend into the crater (600 m) for an in-depth exploration of this distinctive eco-system. Enjoy abundant wildlife viewing set against the impressive backdrop of the Ngorongoro Crater, the heart of the conservation area. These drives provide one of the best opportunities in Africa to view the rare black rhino, which tend to spend their time on the crater floor. Ngorongoro Crater is one of the world’s greatest natural spectacles; its magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral visitors. For lunch, enjoy a picnic next to one of the hippo pools on the crater floor. Afterwards continue with the game drive throughout the various ecosystems of the crater, including woodland filled with zebra and baboon, Plains that support scavenging hyena and a lake that is tinted pink with greater and lesser flamingos. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals.
In the afternoon ascend and drive back to your lodge for overnight rest Ngorongoro Sopa lodge (Full Board).
Day 5 - Drive to Serengeti via Oluvai Gorges.
Break the lodge in the morning and drive towards Serengeti. Game and nature view on the way. You visit the Olduvai Gorge which is an important archaelogical site. Lunch will be served in the bush today.
Enjoy a short game drive in Serengeti as you drive to your lodge for dinner and overnight rest ready the next day's adventure. Serengeti Sopa Lodge (Full Board)
Day 6 - Tracing the Big five in Serengeti.
If you rise early you can take a morning game drive through the park to see the nocturnal predators returning from their nightly hunt and very active animals waking up in the early morning light. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds, you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, birds and other species. we enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing drives on the vast Serengeti plains. In the early morning and evening light, the Serengeti landscape is stunningly beautiful. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. The park is one that can never disappoint. One is spoilt by the variety of bird and wildlife species in this game reserve. Serengeti Sopa Lodge (Full Board)
Day 7 - Follow the Migration paths in Serengeti ecosystem.
Today you will leave after breakfast and with lunch packet you will drive as you follow the migrations paths depending with the location. We will spend the day following the great migration of about 1.5 millions Wildebeests and 500,000 Zebras migrating through the Serengeti Ecosystem. Dangers is everywhere and packs of lion, cheetan and other carnovores are everywhere waiting for the right moment to strike. Crocodiles in Serengeti river does no mercy as the herds cross the river. Thousands are swept by the arrogant waters and the scenes are amazing. Later in the early evening you will drive to your mobile luxury camp for overnight rest. Kenzan luxury mobile camps (Full Board)
Day 8 - Ballooning in Serengeti.
This incredible once in a lifetime experience offers you a fantastic view of Serengeti's scenic beauty, and the chance to drift unobtrusively over the wildlife and landscape below. The exceptional peace of this unique and almost supernatural view of the world will forever remain as a truly cherished memory.
Depending with the migration location we starts early morning when you depart your lodge or camp. It is still dark and you may be fortunate to see nocturnal wildlife on the way to the launch site.
You will arrive at the launch site by 6AM and watch as the balloons is being prepared for take-off. You will meet your pilot, who will give you a safety briefing as well as explain what you can expect during your flight.
You board the balloon and start rising from the ground. Rising to meet the sun, your balloon floats in whatever direction the winds of the day are heading over this wonderful area. You’ll gently lift off to a height of approximately 10-20m and leisurely float along with the wind.
At this height you’ll have a glorious view of the sunrise as well as keep on the lookout for animals on the ground below. The panoramic views that you are privileged to enjoy from this height will leave you speechless as you witness the majesty of the Tanzanian landscape.
Some of the flight may be low, offering a different perspective and at other times your balloon may climb to 1000 metres or more. Your pilot knows the area well and is also a committed conservationist and will point out animals, birds and features of interest.
Upon landing, you can observe the complete deflation of the balloon envelope. Our vehicles will then transport you a short distance to breakfast.
The rest of the day is free and you can choose to enjoy another game drive or relax in your camp reminishing the last few days. Kenzan luxury mobile camp (Full Board)
Day 9 - Tree Climbing Lions & Pink Flamingoes of Lake Manyara.
After breakfast you depart for Lake Manyara National Park with en-route views. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment.
A beautiful park - Lake Manyara contains a diverse range of habitats and topographical features ranging from the rift wall, ground water forest, acacia woodlands and open grasslands to the shores of Lake Manyara and the lake itself. Have afternoon game viewing in the park searching for the diverse flora and fauna of the park. There are some 350 different bird species in the park. The park provides sanctuary to a variety of animals such as the gazelle, impala, buffalo, wildebeest, hyena, baboon, giraffe, hippo and the famous tree-climbing lions that are unique to the Lake. The park is generally recognized for its incredible beauty. Overnight Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (Full Board)
Day 10 - Ngorongoro to Arusha
You leave the Lake Manyara for Arusha. Here you can explore the city, go shopping for souvenirs or just relax depending with days flight. If you want we can organize an optional program like the visit of a Massai Village or the Snake Park. We can also organise a visit to a local school or orphanage to interact with the children before transfering you to the airport for your flight.
we will be glad to book an extra night in Arusha. No accomodation (Breakfast, Lunch)
Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.