When you arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, your guide will greet you and drive you to Arusha, we will welcome you and then drive to Gran Melia Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Drive to Tarangire National Park at six O’clock in the morning from the lodge. After checking in at the entrance, you’ll begin your game drive for the day inside the park.
Tarangire National Park details
Tanzania’s Manyara Region contains Tarangire National Park. The Tarangire River, which runs through the park, gave it its name. During the yearly dry season, the Tarangire River serves as the main supply of fresh water for wildlife in the Tarangire Ecosystem. Wildebeest and zebras’ extensive long-distance migration is what gives the Tarangire Ecosystem its name. Thousands of animals from the nearby wet-season dispersal and calving zones congregate in Tarangire National Park during the dry season.
Around 2,850 square kilometres (1,100 square miles) of granitic mountains, river valleys, and wetlands make up the region’s landscape. Acacia forest, Combretum woodland, periodically flooded grassland, and baobab trees make up the vegetation.
Elephants are abundant in the park, which is also known for its baobab trees. During the dry months of June to November, visitors to the park can anticipate seeing vast herds of zebra, wildebeest, and cape buffalo. Waterbuck, giraffe, dik dik, impala, eland, Grant’s gazelle, vervet monkey, banded mongoose, and olive baboon are among other common residents. African wild dogs, lions, leopards, cheetahs, caracals, honey badgers, and other predators can be found in Tarangire.
The park is a sanctuary for bird enthusiasts, hosting more than 550 different species of birds. The termite mounds that dot the landscape in the park are also well-known. The dwarf mongoose frequently live in those that have been abandoned. 2015 saw the discovery of a leucism-related white giraffe in the park.
You will depart the park in the late afternoon and go to Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge for dinner and stay.
After breakfast, depart the hotel at 6 am and go to Lake Eyasi for a full-day cultural tour that includes visits to the Hadzabe and Datoga tribes. Once there, you’ll travel to a Hadzabe encampment where you may learn about their customs and way of life, practise your bow-and-arrow abilities, hunt with the men, stroll with the ladies as they gather food from the wild plants, and buy crafts made by the families. Following a picnic lunch, you’ll explore the world of the Datoga, one of Tanzania’s ethnic groups that still employ the ages-old craft of blacksmithing. Watch as the men use age-old methods to process metal and shape it into arrowheads, tools, and jewellery. Later, visit the men’s homes where the women will discuss their way of life. You’ll head back to Karatu in the late afternoon for dinner and an overnight stay at Ngorongoro Coffee Lodge.
Game drives in the morning and late afternoon in the Ndutu region explore the huge migration while seeking for lions and cheetahs on the prowl. Because there is an abundance of food now, there are numerous big cats in this area during this time, many of which have cubs. During the calving season, the region is renowned for its photographs. As a result, you will relish this chance and the day.
In the late afternoon, you depart Ndutu and travel to the Seronera region of the central Serengeti, one of the park’s richest wildlife habitats and home to the Seronera River, which supplies this region with an important water source and draws wildlife that is generally representative of the Serengeti’s species. A full day of game viewing is planned for you. Drive in the evening to Tanzania Bush Camps for dinner and accommodation
An early game drive in the morning will be followed by a full day of exploration of the enormous Serengeti plains. You might see animals grazing in the lovely dawn light, and predators might still be out hunting before going to sleep for the day. There are numerous incredible photo chances at sunrise on the Serengeti, which is a truly lovely time of day. You can either bring a lunch that you can eat at one of the many picnic areas in the Serengeti, or you can go back to your lodging for a hot lunch. You will continue your game drive after lunch. When twilight falls, keep an eye out for lions.
When the temperature is not too hot, cheetah can also be seen on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon. They use speed and daylight to capture their prey. Crocodiles can be spotted sunbathing on the riverbanks, while hippos can be found in the larger pools and rivers. After finishing your game drive, you’ll return to Tanzania Bush Camps Serengeti for dinner and the night.
After a relaxing breakfast, you head off to the western Serengeti’s Kirawira and Grumeti Rivers for a full day of wildlife viewing. Explore the nearby rivers and landscape. The biggest crocodiles on earth are said to live in this area. You travel back to the centre of the Serengeti that evening while on a wildlife drive. Upon arrival, enjoy hot showers, a campfire, snacks, beverages, dinner, and sleep at Tanzania Bush Camps Serengeti.
Check out of the resort after a leisurely breakfast. Your guide will pick you up at 6 am and transfer you to the Ngorongoro crater. You enter the crater for a full day of game viewing after checking in by descending 600 metres. The Ngorongoro crater provides year-round water and food for a wide range of species, including herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, and enormous African elephants. The abundance of predators in this scenic location, which includes lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard, which can occasionally require a trained eye to locate, is another major lure.
One of the prominent characteristics of the crater is Lake Magadi, a sizable but shallow alkaline lake in the southwest corner. Hippos, flamingos, and other water fowl are frequently spotted here. You depart the crater after lunch and travel to Escarpment Luxury Lodge where you spend the night and have dinner.
Transfer to the airport so that you may board a plane from Kilimanjaro International Airport and afterwards return home.