Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport - Marangu Area (Base of Mt. Kilimanjaro). Depart after your morning breakfast for Moshi via Arusha, this will include normal border crossing procedures at the Namanga border which will only take a few minutes. There after your private guide will transfer you to Marangu gate for acclimatization. Dinner and overnight at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort. The Resort is a first class tourist destination, tucked deep in the lush green banana and coffee plantations of Kyalla village in Marangu West. The resort is situated extremely close to the front gates of the Kilimanjaro National Park, the start point of the tallest point in Africa.
Day 2: Marangu Gate - Mandara Hut (Mt. Kilimanjaro). Depart with picnic lunch boxes start trekking on Marangu route. Elevation 1800M (5,905 Ft) to Mandara hut 2750M (9,021 ft), Our Mountain guide representative will pick you up at Marangu gate where your permit for trekking will be issued. Gate formalities take about 30 mins and then start trekking. The route begins at the Kilimajaro National Park Marangu Gate at 1800 m. Walk through the fascinating rain forest to the Mandara Hut at 2750 m. You guide will take you back to Marangu gate where you will be met by your safari guide and transfer you to Mountain Resort. Dinner ad overnight at Kilimanjaro Mountain Resort.
Day 3: Mount Kilimanjaro - Lake Manyara. You will be picked by your private jeep and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing with packed lunch boxes. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Hotel or similar. Full board accommodation included. Lake Manyara National Park has a wonderful mosaic of different habitats, which attracts a whole host of animals including a high density of elephants. Look out for monkeys, antelopes, zebras and hippos too. There are also lions and some have developed the unusual behaviour of climbing trees for their afternoon snooze.
However, they have not mastered the art of dragging their kill high into the branches, as the leopard is so adept at doing. Bird life is fascinating at Lake Manyara and numbers are at their peak during the rainy season when seed-eaters, insect-eaters and waterbirds thrive. Nomadic quelea (finch-like birds), gather in breeding flocks of many thousands and fly across Lake Manyara National Park in vast twittering clouds. Pelicans, storks, geese, herons and cormorants share their water world with migrant flamingos, which come and feed on the algae rich water and turn the crystalline edges of the soda lake a vibrant pink.
Day 4: Lake Manyara - Serengeti. Transfer after your morning breakfast for Serengeti National Park. Serengeti National Park 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. Enjoy your afternoon game drive at Serengeti. Full board accommodation included in the tour price. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Wildlife Lodge.
Day 5: Serengeti - Ngorongoro. Start early morning for your game viewing at Serengeti National Park with packed lunch. Thereafter, late afternoon transfer to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or Similar. Full board accommodation included in the tour price.
Making a game driving on the Serengeti plains, searching for the migration, the largest concentration of plains game (wildebeest, zebra and gazelle) to be found anywhere in the world. Also the predators (lion and cheetah) and the scavengers (hyena and jackals) together with elephant, buffalo, giraffe, warthog and many other species of both big and small game.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha. After breakfast, a full day Ngorongoro Crater tour, one of the natural wonders of the world. Transfer back to Arusha. Strangely enough the Crater is sometimes visited by the Maasai with their cattle who are capable of co-existing and sharing the rich grazing with the wild animals. Young Maasai warriors - (Moran) – escort their herds and protect them from lions and leopards, which in the olden days; they had to kill in order to prove their manhood.
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