This kind of safari tour will give you a chance to explore the whole Northern Tanzania circuit which is designed for those who are look for a non-stop wildlife adventure. The safari takes us to the home of elephants, cats and baobab tree Tarangire National Park, the paradise of birds and tree climbing lions the Lake Manyara National Park, the home of the endangered species of Black Rhino Ngorongoro Crater and to the endless plains and the most magical place the Serengeti National Park.
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro (JRO), you will meet your driver guide for your transfer to the hotel, which will take less than one hour. Stay at leasure/conducting town tour/day trip, the choice is yours then resting up for the next day’s adventures.
After settling in, you’ll set out for our first stop: Tarangire National Park. Along the way, you’ll take in the scenic views of the grassland plains speckled with the ancient baobab trees, traditional Maasai houses, and cattle being herded by the nomadic people. You’ll enjoy a wonderful view of the Great African Rift Valley then proceed to the Park with your safari guide for a full day game drive. You’ll see first hand all that Tarangire National Park is known for – the famous ancient baobab trees, tree climbing pythons, and the largest concentration of African elephants, lions, leopards, cheetah. After a picnic lunch, you’ll resume your afternoon game drive where you’ll encounter other animals such as, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, other antelopes species in rich numbers and birds.
After fueling up on breakfast, you’ll depart for your full day safari at Lake Manyara National Park with picnic lunches in hand. The park is situated inside of the Great Rift Valley with a distinctive evergreen forest that provides suitable habitat for olive baboons, monkeys, big families of elephants, tree climbing lions, leopards and African cape buffalos. Midday you’ll enjoy lunch in the park before setting out for the open woodland areas where you’ll hope to set your sights on giraffes, hippos and flamingos. Upon finishing your afternoon game drive, you’ll wind down with dinner and relaxation.
After breakfast you will continue towards the Serengeti, enjoying a lovely scenic drive with views of the Ngorongoro conservation area along the way you’ll pass through a traditional Maasai village where you’ll have the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of its nomadic people. You’ll be welcomed by the Maasai and get an up close look at their handmade houses and unique traditional dances. During the legendary migration periods, the southern plains of the Serengeti are home to approximately 1.7 million wildebeest, more than 800,000 zebras and 200,000 Thomson gazelles. The migration uses the land as a calving ground due to the high calcium and potassium level in the plains, which are essential for milk production.
You’ll continue on your drive with game viewing en route before arriving at the camp for dinner and rest.
You have a full day of excursions in the Serengeti today enjoying morning and afternoon game drives from the camp. The center of the Serengeti, called Seronera, is a network of rivers that ensure dependable water supplies attracting wildlife throughout the year. It is here that you’ll have your best opportunity to spot the “Big Five”: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino, and the leopard.
There will be no shortage of animal sightings as the presence of permanent mud pools and shade attract giraffes, impalas, warthogs, and hippos. You might also catch a glimpse of cheetahs, hyenas and jackals.
Today you’ll get up close and personal with one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites – the Ngorongoro conservation area. This unique multi-use site is one of the only in the world where man, livestock and wildlife live together in harmony.
Your journey will continue with a visit to the Olduvai Gorge, known as the cradle of mankind. Considered to be one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, the gorge is where Dr. Leakey discovered the world’s first humans in the 1950. You’ll descend into the crater for a full day game drive with a picnic lunch midday. Considered the 8th Wonder of the World, the crater is a very important refuge for a variety of wildlife. Most commonly seen are big bulls of elephants and the vulnerable species of black rhinos. The crater is also home to big herds of wildebeest and zebras, thomson and grant gazelles, hippopotamus, African cape buffalos, prides of lions, hyenas, serval cats, golden and black backed jackals, and close to 400 species of bird.
Drive back to arusha meet our office representative for safari debreafing then proceed to the airport.