Take flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will be greeted by our representative and transferred to the Arusha Serena Hotel and Spa for dinner and overnight.
Full day game drive in Arusha National Park. It is located at the base of Mount Meru. It is a popular destination for day trip visitors who are about to embark from the town of Arusha on longer northern circuit safaris. The park has inquisitive blue monkeys, colourful turacos and trogons; the acrobatic black-and-white colobus monkey; Ngurdoto Crater, whose marshy floor dotted with herds of buffalo and warthog; the Momela Lakes – sometimes tinged pink with thousands of flamingos. The lakes also support a rich selection of resident and migrant waterfowl, and also shaggy waterbucks that display their large lyre-shaped horns on the watery fringes. Giraffes glide across the grassy hills, between grazing zebra herds, whilst pairs of wide-eyed dik-dik dart into scrubby bush like overgrown hares on spindly legs; elephants are uncommon, and lions are absent altogether; leopards and spotted hyenas may be seen slinking around in the early morning and late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at Arusha Serena Hotel and Spa
Leave the lodge at 6.00 am in the morning and drive to Tarangire National Park. You will arrive at the gate for check in procedures and then start your day’s game drive inside the park.
About Tarangire National Park:
Tarangire National Park is a national park in Tanzania’s Manyara Region. The name of the park originates from the Tarangire River that crosses the park. The Tarangire River is the primary source of fresh water for wild animals in the Tarangire Ecosystem during the annual dry season. The Tarangire Ecosystem is defined by the long-distance migration of wildebeest and zebras. During the dry season thousands of animals concentrate in Tarangire National Park from the surrounding wet-season dispersal and calving areas.
It covers an area of approximately 2,850 square kilometers (1,100 square miles.) The landscape is composed of granitic ridges, river valley, and swamps. Vegetation is a mix of Acacia woodland, Combretum woodland, seasonally flooded grassland, and baobab trees.
The park is famous for its high density of elephants and baobab trees. Visitors to the park in the June to November dry season can expect to see large herds of thousands of zebra, wildebeest and cape buffalo. Other common resident animals include waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon. Predators in Tarangire include lion, leopard, cheetah, caracal, honey badger, and African wild dog.
Home to more than 550 bird species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts. The park is also famous for the termite mounds that dot the landscape. Those that have been abandoned are often home to dwarf mongoose. In 2015, a giraffe that is white due to leucism was spotted in the park.
At late afternoon, you will leave the park and drive to Tarangire Simba Tented Camp for dinner and overnight
After breakfast, you drive to Mto Wa Mbu Village for a full day activities and and then a game drive.
MANYARA VILLAGE WALK – MTO WA MBU
Visit Mto Wa Mbu village for a great cultural experience with an experienced, English speaking guide who grew up in the village. Visit the farming village of Mto Wa Mbu. On this ride you visit local farms, schools, church, milling machine and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant village, food markets, rice paddies, Banana Beer Bar and local activities. In the late afternoon drive to. At 1000am you drive to Lake Manyara National Park. This is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Evening drive to Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight
Leave in the morning and drive to the Ngorongoro crater for a day game drive. Descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. You will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. and head towards the Serengeti National Park, leaving the highlands behind, you descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. En-route you will visit a Maasai Boma where you will get the chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! You head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. You will have game drive in the area and evening drive to Tanzania Bush Camps central Serengeti for dinner and overnight.
You wake up early for your game drive in the Serengeti National park. You can return to the lodge for lunch and then head out again. Serengeti is never tiring with its big number of big cats found in the area. Late in the evening drive to Tanzania Bush Camps central Serengeti for dinner and overnight
Spend a full day exploring the vast Serengeti plains. You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive. At sunrise, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You have the option to return to your accommodation for a hot lunch or to opt for a packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch, you will continue on a game drive. Around the time of dusk be on the lookout for lion.
Cheetah can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippos can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. You will return to Tanzania Bush Camps Central Serengeti in time to enjoy a sundowner before your evening meal.
Full day game drive in the Serengeti National Park. You will rise early to enjoy an early morning game drive. At sunrise, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of sunrise and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Sunrise on the Serengeti is not to be missed and extraordinary photographic opportunities will abound at this magical time of day. You will return to your accommodation for a hot lunch. After lunch, you will have a short siesta and then go out at 1500 for afternoon and evening game drive. Evening drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight
After an early breakfast you check out from the lodge and drive to Arusha. You will have a visit to the Cultural Heritage and maybe Arusha town, Maasai Market before heading to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. On arrival, you will be picked up for transfer to Stone Town for a tour (Pay Direct). In the evening you will be transferred to Tembo Hotel Zanzibar on bed and breakfast basis
Day at leisure at Uroa Bay Beach Resort on Sea View Room on dinner and breakfast basis. CHOOSE ACTIVITIES OF YOUR CHOICE TO PAY DIRECT
Transfer to the airport so that you may board a plane from Airport and afterwards return home.