Day 1: Nairobi-Arusha
Nairobi, city, capital of Kenya, in Nairobi District, situated at an elevation of about 1660 m (about 5450 ft) in the highlands of the southern part of the country. Nairobi is Kenya's principal economic, administrative, and cultural center and is one of the largest and fastest growing cities in Africa. The city also has a large tourist industry. You will be met on arrival with your guide and private safari land cruiser and transfer to Arusha via the Namanga border which will include normal immigration procedures. Arusha is the Capitol of all Northern Circuit departures. Arrive in time for your hot lunch at Kibo Palace Hotel. Afternoon at leisure, dinner and overnight at Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge.
Day 2: Arusha-Ngorongoro
Pick up after your morning breakfast for Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world - class attraction. Within the crater rim, large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby while sleeping lions laze in the sun. At dawn, the endangered black rhino returns to the thick cover of the crater forests after grazing on dew-laden grass in the morning mist. Just outside the crater’s ridge, tall Masaai herd their cattle and goats over green pastures through the highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have for centuries. Descend to the rim of the crater for your half day of gave viewing with your private car and well experienced safari guide. You will be transferred to your lodge which is inside the park. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Day 3: Empakai Crater Ngorongoro
Depart after your morning breakfast with your picnic lunch boxes for your Empakai Trek. The views along the trail downwards to the crater soda lake of Empakaai are spectacular at every point. You are guided by a ranger. You might see buffaloes or bushbucks, blue monkeys and many birds. It is a joy to walk around the lake shore, experiencing the serenity and quiet beauty of this wild spot. Surrounding the lake you will reach springs, where you often see lots of wildlife. In the lake there are many flamingos. Empakaai. 4-5 hrs, depending on how far you want to go. There after your walk you will be transferred to your lodge. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Day 4: Ngorongoro-Serengeti (Central)
Serengeti is probably the most famous and most visited reserve in Tanzania and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park. Its far-reaching plains of endless grass, tinged with the twisted shadows of acacia trees, have made it the quintessential image of a wild and untarnished Africa. Its large stone kopjes are home to rich ecosystems, and the sheer magnitude and scale of life that the plains support is staggering. You will be transferred to Seronera Wildlife Lodge for your hot lunch. Enjoy your evening game drive which starts at 1500hr upto 1800hr. You will be transferred to your lodge. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge
Day 5: Serengeti (North)
Depart after your morning breakfast for Northern Serengeti. Full day of game viewing at Masai Mara National Reserve with your private safari land cruiser and safari guide. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Lobo Public Campsite.
Day 6: Serengeti (North)
Mara National Reserve with your private safari land cruiser and safari guide. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Lobo Public Campsite.
Day 7: Serengeti (North)-Lake Natron
Depart after your morning breakfast for Lake Natron. Lake Natron is a shallow soda-lake in a closed basin on the floor of the Eastern Rift Valley. It extends 58 km south from the Kenyan border with a mean width of 15 km. Although its surface area can reach 850 km², the maximum depth is only 50 cm. There are considerable seasonal fluctuations in surface area between the middle of the dry season (November-December) and the end of the rains (April-May). The water is highly saline with chloride concentrations reaching 65,000 mg/litre and is unsuitable for direct human and livestock use. The lake's principal inflow is the perennial Ewaso Ngiro river which rises on the Mau Escarpment in Kenya and flows southwards along the eastern edge of the Nguruman Hills. Seasonal drainage from within Tanzania includes major rivers from the Loita Hills (rising in Kenya) and Longido mountains in the north-west, the Gol mountains in the west, the Ngorongoro Highlands to the south and minor streams from Mount Gelai in the south-east. The walk to Lake Natron will take you 15km, arrive in time for your hot lunch at Lake Natron Camp. Transferred by your guide to Kamakia Waterfalls which will take you 1hr 30min (go and return). Fullboard accommodation is included in the tour price dinner and overnight Lake Natron Camp.
Day 8: Lake Natron-Karatu
Enjoy your morning breakfast at Tindiga Tented Camp. Transferred after your morning breakfast for Karatu to arrive in time for your hot lunch at Crater Rim Lodge. Afternoon at leisure walking around Karatu Area can be arranged upon request. Fullboard accommodation is included in the tour price dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Lodge.
Day 9: Karatu-Lake Eyasi
Depart after your morning breakfast with your private guide and safari jeep to arrive in time for lunch at Lake Eyasi Bush Camp. Lake Eyasi is a mildly alkaline lake stretching for about 50 km (31 miles) to the southwest. To the northeast, as far as your eyes can see, the horizon is dominated by the impressive Crater Highlands, to the north the plains of the Serengeti. This area is inhabited by small groups of bushmen - the Hadza and Watindiga. who live in groups hunting with bow and arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits much as humankind lived in the Stone Age. Over 100 years ago, when the stronger Masai tribes moved into the Ngorongoro and Serengeti, the tribes made the area around Lake Eyasi their home. Another interesting tribe in the area is the Datoga. These are the last remaining tribes of bushmen in East Africa. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Tindiga Tented Lodge.
Day 10: Lake Eyasi-Tarangire National Park
Your guide will pick you up very early in the morning before breakfast for your walk to see how the bushmen leave you will get a chance to see how the bushmen hunt in the wild where you will participate in various activities i.e hunting, fire lightening in a traditional way “stone age”. There after transferred to your campsite of your brunch meal. Relax for at least one hour then transferred either by car or walk to Lake Eyasi for bird viewing, fishermen are always on the shore, visit onion farm. You will be transferred to Tarangire National Park to arrive in time for your dinner. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire River Camp.
Day 11: Tarangire National Park
Enjoy your early morning game drive at Tarangire National Park. The fierce sun sucks the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, the withered grass as brittle as straw. The Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometers knowing that here, always, there is water. Arrive in time for your hot lunch at your luxurious Tented Camp. Enjoy your evening game drive at Tarangire National Park. Full board accommodation is included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire River Camp.
Day 12: Tarangire National Park-Arusha
Enjoy your early morning game drive at Tarangire National Park. You will be transferred after your morning breakfast for Arusha for your hot lunch at Kibo Palace Hotel. After lunch your guide will transfer you to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, Kenya.
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