Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire National Park. In the morning after breakfast at 9:00 a.m., pick-up from your hotel in Arusha and drive on tarmac about one hundred twenty kilometers to arrive at the Tarangire Sopa Lodge in time for a hot lunch. After lunch, enjoy an afternoon game drive in the park. This park is the home to more than three thousand elephants and more than four hundred fifty different species of birds, with big concentration of wildlife along the Tarangire River. Dinner and an overnight stay at the lodge.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park. After breakfast you will have a morning game drive around the park, returning to the lodge for a hot lunch. An afternoon game drive returns to the lodge for dinner and another overnight.
Day 3: Tarangire - Manyara. Check out after breakfast and enjoy a game drive en route to Manyara. There is time to visit a school on the way if you so desire. Arrive at Manyara Serena Lodge for a hot lunch. In the afternoon you will have game viewing in the park with an opportunity to visit a hippo pool very close to the lake. Experience many different species of birds as there are more than three hundred fifty species of birds found in this park. Water from an underground spring from the Ngorongoro highlands feeds Lake Manyara, making it wet year round. In the evening, return to your lodge for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4: Village visit, market walk - Ngorongoro. In the morning after breakfast you will have time for a walk in a village found inside of Great Rift Valley. Visit the local market and banana farm. Experience the cultivation of various crops growing locally. Drive back to the lodge for a hot lunch. After lunch, drive to the Serena Lodge in the Ngorongoro highlands on the top of the crater rim. Dinner and stay over night at the lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater. After an early breakfast, descend in to the crater for full day game tour with lunch served on the crater floor at the picnic site (with rest room facilities) adjacent to a hippo pool. After lunch, continue the game drive returning to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Ngorongoro - Olduvai - Serengeti. Check out of the lodge after breakfast and depart for the Serengeti with a stop for a picnic lunch at the Olduvai Gorge, the archeological site where the skull of what is believed to be the first man was discovered. Enjoy an informative lecture at the gorge then drive to to Serengeti. On the way, you will have chance to visit a Masai village and experience the remains of African traditional culture with one of the most unique tribes in Tanzania. Continue to Serengeti with a game drive en route, to arrive at Serena Lodge for dinner and a stay over night.
Day 7: Serengeti balloon ride. This is the day for you to enjoy a balloon ride and morning game drive before returning to the lodge for lunch. An afternoon game drive lasts until sundown before driving back to the lodge for dinner and another overnight stay.
Day 8: Kirawira. Breakfast will be served at the lodge before checking out. Drive to the western corridor of the Serengeti Park with a game drive en route to Kirawira Tented Camp for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game drive followed by dinner and an overnight stay in the tents in the camp.
Day 9: Lake Victoria. Coffee will be served early at your tent before you leave for an early morning game drive. Return to the camp for breakfast at 9:00 a.m. Relax until lunch at the camp and then drive to the Lake Victoria at Nyatuali. Your guide will explain to you about the lake and the various activities going on in the area. Return to camp for dinner and another overnight. As this will be your last night on safari, enjoy a farewell cocktail by the pool with your professional guides.
Day 10: Grumet - Arusha. After breakfast, drive to the Grumet airstrip nearby to fly back to Arusha where our representative will meet you and take you to the hotel for a hot lunch. Rest and relax in a day room at the hotel before you drive to Kilimanjaro International Airport for the return flight home.
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