Day 2: Moshi - Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we depart for Tarangire National Park. Arrive
in time for lunch at Tarangire wildlife lodge. After lunch, relax
for a short while and later go for an afternoon game drive. Tarangire
is a park of giant baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia parkland.
It is famous for its dense concentrations of wildlife, which are
most spectacular in the dry season between June and September.
It is during this period that thousands of animals- wildebeest,
zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, and Oryx migrate from the dry
Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River in search of water. The predators
- lion, leopard and others- follow closely. Birds are also abundant
here and over 350 species have been recorded. In the evening you
will have dinner and overnight at the Kigongoni campsite.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we depart for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
where you will have lunch at a lodge. The lodge sits on the rim
of the Ngorongoro Crater from where you get awesome views of the
After a short rest break, proceed for an afternoon tour of the
crater. The drive commences with the 600 m descent to the crater
floor. Covering 260 sq km, the crater is an attraction in its
own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world. The
crater supports a year round resident population of a variety
of wildlife and birdlife. You will have no trouble spotting lion,
elephant, rhino, buffalo and many species of plain animals- wildebeest,
zebra reedbuck, Thompson gazelle and many more. In the late afternoon
you will ascend the crater for dinner and overnight at the Simba
Day 4: Ngorongoro and the Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we drive to the Serengeti National Park passing
via Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai George is the prehistoric site where
Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Homo habilis ("Handy
man") regarded as mankind's first step on the path of human
evolution. You will arrive in the Serengeti National Park by lunch
time and have your hot lunch at a lodge and a short rest.
Later in the day afternoon enjoy another game drive in the park.
The Serengeti is probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in
the world. Within its 14,763 sqkms area it hosts 3 million large
mammals. More than 35 species of plain animals- zebra, wildebeest,
eland, giraffe, and others are found here - including the big
five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino.
The park is famous for the annual migration of wildebeest. This
commences around June when over one million wildebeest, zebra
and gazelle head for the Maasai Mara in Kenya and Ngorongoro Highlands
in search for fresh grass and water. Other exciting wild animals
include wild dog, jackal and hyena. In the evening you will have
dinner and overnight at the Seronera Campsite.
Days 5 & 6: Serengeti National Park - full days
Early in the morning depart for an early morning game drive. Return
for breakfast, collect picnic lunch and proceed for a full day
of game viewing in Serengeti. Later in the afternoon you will
be back to the lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight at the
Day 7: Serengeti National Park and Lake Manyara National
Early in the morning we depart for an early morning game drive
in the Serengeti. After breakfast we drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands.
You will have lunch at Gibbs Farm, formerly a working coffee farm
and now an organic farm. We then proceed for an afternoon visit
of the waterfalls en-route to Lake Manyara and arrive in time
for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Twiga Campsite.
Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park - Depart
After breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara
National Park. The park covers 330 sq. km, 70% of which is occupied
by the lake. The varied ecosystem consists of ground water forests,
acacia woodland and open grassland along the lakeshore and sustains
a wealth of wildlife, including the lion, elephant, leopard and
buffalo. The park is famous for the elusive tree - climbing lions
that inhabit the woodland between the lake and the Rift Valley.
It is also an ornithologists' paradise and is host to over 350
species of birds.
In the afternoon you will be back to the lodge for hot lunch
and short rest. You will have an afternoon game drive and later
in the afternoon drive back to Arusha ready for your transfer
to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.