Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to Arusha town for dinner and overnight. This itinerary do not specify your accommodation in Arusha town on this day, we assume you will reserve your accommodation on this day by yourselves, if not we can arrange your accommodation on this day at the Impala hotel at an extra cost based on bed and breakfast. And also if you will arrive at Kilimanjaro international Airport we can arrange your transfer to Arusha town at an extra cost of $60 per vehicle per transfer also excluded in the price below.
Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire National Park. After your breakfast at 08:00 hours drive from Arusha with your packed lunch to Tarangire National Park for game viewing. At 13:00 hours take your lunch in the park picnic area. In the evening drive to the lodge/campsite for dinner and overnight. Meals: Full board. Accommodation: Maramboi Tented Lodge/Public Campsite. Room: One double and one triple.
One of the most noticeable things on entering the park are the baobab trees that raise up form the grass. With their massive trunks, they are instantly recognizable. There are animals that usually move northwards of the park during the wet season including the wildebeests, zebras, Thompson's gazelles, buffalos, elands and hartebeests. The elephant population in this park was estimated to be around 6'000 in 1987, but numbers are believed to have fallen since then due to poaching.
The number of birds recorded in Tarangire National Park has been estimated at approximately 300. These include migrants that fly south to spend October - April away from the winter of the northern hemisphere. Here, you may spot various species of herons, storks and ducks, vultures, buzzards, sparrow hawks, eagles, kites and falcons, as well as ostriches.
Other areas of interest within the park include the Lake Burungi circuit, the Lemiyon area, the Kitibong Hill circuit and the Gursi and Lamarkau circuit. Also within the park is Babati (a small town approximately 170 km southwest of Arusha on the road to Dodoma) and Mt.Hanang (ninth highest peak in Africa-3'417 m).
Day 2: Tarangire National Park-Lake Manyara National Park. After your breakfast at 08:00 hours drive to Manyara Park with your packed lunch for game viewing. At 13:00 hours take your lunch in the park picnic area. In the evening drive to the lodge/campsite for dinner and overnight. Meals: Full board. Accommodation: Octagon Lodge/Public Campsite. Room: One double and one triple.
Lions in Acacia Branches: located 125 Kilometers west of Arusha town, under the wall of the Great Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park attained its status in 1960. The park is 330 square kilometers in size, of which 230 is covered by Lake Manyara. The park contains a large variety of habitats such as the rift wall, the ground water forest, acacia woodland, areas of open grassland, to mention but a few; thus being able to support large number of species.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park. After breakfast at 08:00 hours drive from Lake Manyara National Park with your packed lunch and game en-route to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Meals: Full board. Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Public Campsite. Room: One double and one triple. Endless Plains of Nature's Wonders: The Serengeti National Park, covering 14763 square kilometers is one of the world's largest wildlife sanctuaries. One of the most breathtaking events in the animal kingdom, the migration of thousands of wildebeest takes place here eve year. The Serengeti, 320 kilometers from Arusha, was gazetted in 1951. It was accepted by the World Heritage Convention as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve in 1981.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park. After breakfast at 08:00 hours continue with morning and afternoon game viewing in Serengeti national park with your packed lunch. Meals: Full board. Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Public Campsite. Room: One double and one triple.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park. After breakfast at 0800hrs continue with game viewing in Northern part of Serengeti and back to the lodge for lunch. After lunch drive to Southern part of Serengeti, appreciate the endless plain of Serengeti from the border between Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation. Late evening drive to the lodge/Campsite for dinner and overnight. Meals: Full board. Accommodation: Ndutu Safari Lodge/Public Campsite. Room: One double and one triple.
Day 6: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game en-route to Ngorongoro. Conservation Area. It is your option whether you pass by Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived. After your lunch en-route adds to the crater rim for your dinner and overnight. Meals: Full board. Accommodation: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/Public Campsite. Room: One double and one triple.
Eight Wonder: Nearly two million years ago, Ngorongoro Peak towered almost as high as Kilimanjaro. Both these Mountains formed the highest peaks in Africa at that time. The Ngorongoro Volcanic peak collapsed beneath the volcano to form a caldera, the largest unbroken and unfolded in the world today. Although a geological feature formed by the withdrawal of molten in this manner is correctly called a caldera, many people are traditionally used to the term Crater and hence Ngorongoro Caldera is described as crater in all the records available.
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the few natural places in East Africa where one can guarantee sightings of the rare black rhino in their natural setting. Visitors to Ngorongoro can enjoy walking around the area. Long walking safaris and short hikes are both adventurous and rewarding. Within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area are ore about the cultures and traditions of the Maasai, a pastoral tribe allowed to herd their cattle within the protected area.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater. After breakfast at 08:00 hours, descend into the crater floor with your lunch boxes for game viewing. Late afternoon ascend the crater and drive back to Arusha for overnight. Also your accommodation on this night is not included in the package price below, we can also arrange it for you at an extra at the Impala Hotel based on bed and breakfast.
Departure: Drive from the hotel in Arusha town to Kilimanjaro International Airport in connection to your departure flight. Airport transfer on this day is not included in the package price below, we can arrange it for you at an extra cost of $60 US in total. End of our services.
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