Day 1: Lake Manyara or Tarangire. Collect from your hotel in Arusha after breakfast and transfer to Lake Manyara or Tarangire national park, for full day safari with picnic lunch. Dinner and overnight at lodge/tented lodge safari- Migunga Tented Lodge.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater. Transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the crater, for safari with picnic lunch on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight on the crater rim, lodge/tented lodge safari- Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Day 3: Serengeti. Proceed to the Serengeti, for picnic lunch and afternoon safari. Dinner and overnight at lodge/tented lodge safari- Robanda Safari Camp.
Day 4: Serengeti. Full day safari at leisure in the Serengeti. There is also the possibility for a walking safari and/or a night safari.
Meals and overnight at lodge/tented lodge safari- Robanda Safari Camp.
Day 5: Serengeti / Lake Natron. Transfer to Lake Natron, with picnic lunch and wildlife viewing on the way. Dinner and overnight at lodge/tented lodge safari- Lake Natron Tented Camp.
Day 6: Lake Natron & Ol Doinyo Lengai. Full day near Lake Natron. There is the possibility for a walk to the lake shores and/or to the waterfall (swimming). There is also the possibility for climbing the active Ol Doinyo Lengai volcano during the night. Dinner and overnight at lodge/tented lodge safari- Lake Natron Tented Camp.
Day 7: Transfer back to Arusha, with picnic lunch on the way. Although one of the smaller Tanzanian parks in the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara NP is an interesting place to visit. During the months of July through April, the lake waters are tinged pink from the hundreds of flamingos who feed there. Other features of the park include its stable heards of elephants and buffaloes, enormous troops of baboons and its famous tree-climbing lions. Tarangire NP is one of the most beautiful protected areas in northern Tanzania. It has the highest concentration of wildlife during the dry season, and one can find a large concentration of elephants year round. Tarangire is known for its river floodplains, wetlands, gently rolling hills, rocky outcrops, acacia woodlands and numerous baobab trees. The park is also home to oryx, greater and lesser kudu, lion, cheetah, generuk, wildebeest, zebra and more than 550 species of birds. The unique Ngorongoro phenomenon must be seen to be believed. The crater, a collapsed volcanic caldera, covers 250 sq.km and is 611 m deep. Large numbers of carnivores, herbivores, primates and birds are seen year round. It also boasts one of the last viable populations of the nearly extinct black rhinoceros and the highest density of lions and spotted hyena's. The famous Serengeti encompasses nearly 15,000 sq.km and is unrivaled anywhere for its seasonally shifting concentrations of herbivores. Nearly 1.5 million wildebeest, 500,000 gazelle and 250,000 zebra complete a cyclical the ecosystem, followed by large predators. Robanda is located just outside Ikoma gate, Serengeti. This area is right on the path of the wildebeest migration, but has a high animal concentration year round. One will find many giraffes here, as well as big herds of elephants. Ol Doinyo Lengai is a still active volcano of 2878 m above sea level. The ascent on its steep slopes is quite spectacular. In the crater, one can usually watch hot steam geysers and black molten lava escaping. Take a look at some pictures of this volcano.
The Masai tribe is probably the most interesting tribe in East Africa. These proud people refuse to give up their own traditions. The tribe occupies a territory covering vast areas in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. They are nomadic herdsmen and warriors, feared by neighboring tribes.
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