7 Days, 6 Nights: Manyara – Lake Eyasi – Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Tarangire.
Day 1: Arusha – Manyara.
The drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 2 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Have overnight at the Lake Manyara Luxury Escarpment Hotel – at the Rift Valley. OR Serena Hotel.
Day 2: Manyara – Eyasi.
Drive to Lake Eyasi. You will see great birdlife along the shore, and location alone makes it a great place to spend a couple of nights. Also the meadows along the lake shores and forest are home to a wide variety of wildlife including leopard, hippos, a variety of monkeys, various birds, greater and lesser flamingoes, storks, and pelicans. Several pleasant, private campsites are located in forest clearings by the lake, and these provide grassy tent spaces and shower facilities made mostly from local materials. Drive back to the Lake Maseck Luxury Camp for overnight.
Day 3: Ngorongoro.
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for full day game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon drive to Serengeti. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Maseck Luxury Camp.
Day 4: Ngorongoro – Serengeti.
The drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes about 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then, in the late evening drive to and overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Day 5: Serengeti.
After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, if you prefer some physical activity, you can also drive to the Ikoma Area and a nice walking tour along Grumeti River. In the late evening, return to the Serengeti Serena Lodge for rest, dinner, and overnight.
Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro.
After breakfast, take morning game drives in Serengeti National Park, then later in the afternoon, drive to Ngorongoro via Olduvai Gorge. Drive to the Serena Lodge for overnight.
Day 7: Ngorongoro – Walking safaris/trekking/Maasai village.
After Breakfast to have a 2-3 hours morning hike in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area highlands to see the Elephant caves, trek Olmoti Crater and water falls. Your guide (an armed ranger) will also show you interesting plants, birds and other small animals. In the evening drive to Tarangire Safari Lodge for meals and overnight.
Day 8: After breakfast start game drives. In the evening, drive back to Arusha or return flight back home.
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