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9 DAYS – TARANGIRE, LAKE MANYARA, LAKE NATRON, SERENGETI, NGORONGORO CRATER, AND LAKE EYASI.

Durations

9 Days

Difficulty

Easy

Min Age

2+

TOUR DETAILS

In this tour, we will cover the 6 most popular destinations in Tanzania – Tarangire (1 night), Lake Manyara (1 night), Lake Natron (1 night), Central Serengeti (3 nights), Ngorongoro Crater (1 night), and Lake Eyasi (1 night). The tour starts and ends in Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!

ITINERARY

Day 1

Arusha to Tarangire

In the morning you will be picked up at 7:30 am from your hotel in Arusha or the airport and depart to Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch for a full-day game drive. Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s third-largest National park and is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe, and zebra. Post the game drive, you will head back to your hotel for a well-deserved dinner and rest.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at Bougainvillea Safari Hotel.

Day 2

Lake Manyara

Pick up will be at 7:00 am from your hotel and depart to Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch for a full-day game drive. As you enter the national park, lush forests of Acacia and Mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead. The game drive will go on till evening with a small break for a picnic lunch. During the game drive, you will watch out for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, baboons, and blue monkeys. Another spectacle of Lake Manyara National Park is the tree-climbing lions, however spotting them is a game of luck. In the right season, you can see the shoreline turning pink with millions of flamingos flocking there. Post the game drive, you will head back to your hotel for a well-deserved dinner and rest.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at Bougainvillea Safari Hotel.

Day 3

Lake Natron

Your day will begin after breakfast at about 8:00 am. We depart with packed lunch boxes towards Lake Natron. Located about a 3.5-hour drive away from Karatu, Lake Natron is a surreal destination and unique natural spectacle. Its waters are highly alkaline and are unusually shallow, averaging just one meter in depth. After checking into your lodge and a short break, put you’re walking shoes on as a guide takes you on a walk around the shores of Lake Natron on the lookout for birds, especially the lesser flamingos. Lake Natron is the most important and regular breeding site for lesser flamingos in East Africa hosting up to 2 million of them during the breeding season. The majority of egg-laying and hatching takes place from September to January.  You will be accompanied by a guide, enjoy some light hiking to the nearby Ngare Sero waterfalls, and relax in the cool spray of water cascading down the rocks of this scenic ravine. Make sure to bring your shoes. After the hike, you will head back to your lodge for a well-deserved dinner and rest.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at African Safari Lake Natron.
Day 4

Lake Natron to Central Serengeti

Your day starts early, around 6:00 am after breakfast, we will head out towards the Serengeti National Park it will take 5-6 hours. This road trip takes you through a variety of sites: towns and villages, savannah and forest, and you’ll be able to spot animals like antelope, wildebeest, and zebra. We enter Serengeti in the afternoon. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. A picnic lunch will be done during the day-long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with dinner and a good night’s rest in your Lodge.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at Rest House Lodge Serengeti.

Day 5

Central Serengeti

After breakfast at 6:00 pm, you will begin your game drive in Serengeti. The legendary Serengeti National Park is the most renowned safari destination for its incredible population of lions and leopards. The central portion of the Serengeti – known as the Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features 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. During the off-season of the migration, one must really look out for the many lion pride that thrive in this region. The interactions and survival of these lion prides provide an excellent game-viewing experience all year round. Along with a picnic lunch during the full-day game drive, the day will come to a close by around 5 pm. The long day comes to an end with a good dinner and a good night’s rest in your Lodge.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at Rest House Lodge Serengeti.

Day 6

Central Serengeti.

At 6:00 am you will begin your game drive. Dawn is a good time to watch wildlife so you will be up early to join an early morning game drive. You will return to the Lodge for breakfast before heading out for another game drive in the park. Here in the Seronera region, you will often see wildebeest and zebra in close proximity to lions and other predators such as leopards and cheetahs. After a picnic lunch, you will continue your game drive till evening. The long day comes to an end with a good dinner and a good night’s rest in your Lodge.

Dinner and overnight stay will be at Rest House Lodge Serengeti.

Day 7

Central Serengeti to Ngorongoro

After breakfast around 6:30 am, you will depart with a packed lunch from the camp and have a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park till lunchtime. There are several game drive circuits in Central Serengeti and depending on what you have already seen on your safari and your interests, your guide will take you to game drives at one or more of these circuits. You are very likely to see a good number of big cats, especially lions, along with a diverse array of other wildlife. In the afternoon depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will be staying inside the Ngorongoro conservation area. The day comes to an end with a good dinner and a good night’s rest in your Lodge.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at Ngorongoro Wild Camp.
Day 8

Ngorongoro Crater Tour.

On this day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descent at around 6:30 AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq km with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs, and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. We will drive to our accommodation in Karatu and relax for the day.
Dinner and overnight stay will be at Bougainvillea Safari Hotel.

 

Day 9

Lake Eyasi to Arusha
Around 05:30 am, after breakfast, you will depart from the hotel and visit the Hadzabe Bushmen. They are the last remaining hunter-gatherers of East Africa who are continuing their way of life with very little changes for 10s of thousands of years. You will participate in their early morning activities including bush trek, hunting, and making a campfire. Other activities that might be done during the day are interacting with the Hadza, participating in their honey gathering, baobab fruit foraging, and experiencing their daily life.

Later in the day, you will drive back to the village to meet the Datoga people, another indigenous tribe found in the area. Datogas are skilled farmers and livestock keepers. Some of them are also craftsmen living independently for decades forging knives, arrowheads, and jewelry for the greater Datoga tribe and for the Bushmen.

Later on, you will have lunch before driving further to Arusha to reach by around 5:00 pm.

 

END OF THE TOUR

GROUP PRICE

$3,100 per person when 2 People travel together

$3,080 per person when 3 People travel together

$3,050 per person when 4 People travel together

$3,020 per person when 5 People travel together

$3,000 per person when 6 People travel together

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Park fees
  • All activities
  • A professional driver/guide
  • All land transport (including airport transfer)
  • All Taxes/VAT
  • Meals
  • Accommodation (8 nights)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • International flights (From/to home).
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour.
  • Tips.
  • Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.).
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