Day 1: Arrive Arusha (via Nairobi or Mt. Kilimanjaro International Airport). Transfer to lodge for lunch, dinner, overnight (depending on arrival). Meet and greet safari briefing upon arrival at lodge or the following morning prior to departing for Tarangire.
Day 2: After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park. During the dry season from July to November, animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. You'll have a spectacular view from a bluff above where you'll have lunch. An afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge complete your day.
Day 3: Morning and afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at Tarangire Safari Lodge.
Day 4: After breakfast we'll drive across the Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. If lucky, we may see the Manyara lions, known for their tree climbing habits. Elephants, hippos, giraffe, buffalo and other plains animals are present at Manyara. You'll also see the famous jungle where early Tarzan movies were filmed. Birdlife in Manyara is also very impressive. Picnic lunch in the park and overnight at Kirarumu Camp, a tented camp overlooking the great Rift Valley - Kirurumu Tented Camp - Full board basis.
Day 5: After breakfast, we proceed to Karatu where we'll overnight at Plantation or Gibbs Farm. Here we can visit a school. Drive out to visit the Hadza tribe at Lake Eyasi and walk/hike in the general area.
Day 6: After breakfast, we'll proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, stopping to visit a Maasai village, and proceed into the crater with a picnic for the afternoon. Overnight at Ngorongoro serena lodge – FB.
Day 7: Full day in the Crater with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro serena lodge – FB
Days 8-12: After breakfast we drive to Serengeti National Park, stopping at Olduvai Gorge along the route. This is where the Leakey's discovered the remains of Homo Erectus, bringing crucial understanding to the study of the evolution of man. Serengeti is the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, where the great migration begins and ends.
Numbers of up to 1.5 million wildebeest and zebra inhabit the area. We may stay in two different areas within the Serengeti. This is also the perfect opportunity to take the dawn hot air balloon ride over the plains, followed by a full English-style breakfast served on fine china in the bush. Meals and night at Serengeti serena safari lodge.
Day 13: After breakfast we'll drive to Seronera Airstrip for our scheduled morning flight to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha, we'll be transferred to Moivaro Coffee Plantation where you can relax, shop in town, prepare for you departure, or spend the afternoon on a game walk in Arusha National Park.
Day 14: Those departing from Kenya will be transferred to Nairobi and have a day room until their departure. Those departing from Kilimanjaro will have a day room in Arusha, then transfer for their flight out. Arrangements can be made for day activities in either location.
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