This is a 6 days budget Camping safari. It covers the major highlights of Tanzania’s National Parks (Northern circuit). You will visit Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park. Learn and experience nature, wildlife, reptiles and habitat of flora and fauna in natural areas.
Day 1: Arusha National Park
Pick up from Arusha Town. after breakfast we drive to Arusha National park for some game viewing and some relaxed game walking. This beautiful park is located only 32 km (20 mi) northeast of Arusha. It covers an area of 137 sq km’s (58 sq mi) and is known as “Serengeti ndogo” meaning “little Serengeti”. The peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro and Mt Meru surround the park and can be seen on a clear day. The black and white colobus monkey is the park’s mascot and can been seen swan-diving from branch to branch. The park also contains blue monkeys, olive baboons, elephants, hippo, leopard, hyena, zebra and antelope. The park is famous for it’s 400 species of migrant and resident birds. Stay overnight at Hotel in Arusha.
Day 2: Arusha- Tarangire National Park
After breakfast we drive to Tarangire National Park for some very rewarding game drives. Tarangire National Park has some of the highest population density of elephants anywhere in Tanzania, and its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Before the rains, droves of gazelle, wildebeest, zebra, and giraffes migrate to Tarangire National Park’s scrub plains where the last grazing land still remains. Stay overnight at at Camp/Lodge in Mto wa Mbuu Manyara
Day 3:Tarangire – Lake Manyara
After breakfast we Pick up from camp and transfer to Lake Manyara national park. We arrive in time at national park because its not far from the camp where you over night. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested at Camp/Lodge.
Day 4:Lake Manyara – Serengeti Nationa Park
After breakfast, our drive will took you to Serengeti. The name Serengeti originates from the Masai word Siringitu and means “endless plains”. You will see why the Maasai gave this region this name as the grassland savannah stretches to the horizon in the South and is only interrupted by the so-called kopjes. These kopjes are bizarre rock formations formed by the weathering of granite outcrops. The plains are the perfect hunting grounds for leopards and other big cats; you will have a good chance to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat through the open roof of the vehicle. In the afternoon, you will reach the destination for the day, the Seronera Valley in the central Serengeti area. And after game driving at the evening time you will go to the camp and overnight at Camp/Lodge
Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro crater
Early morning game drive as early as 0630am-0930am, this morning game drive offers you the best chance to capture early morning kills from the big 5. After exploring the park early morning head back for the main breakfast and then after the breakfast depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Lunch will also be served at the Olduvai Gorge as you get the lecture of the evolution theory. There after proceed to Ngorongoro arriving late afternoon where you will spend the next few hours on the rim of the crater. Dinner and overnight at at Camp/Lodge at the rim of the Crater
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha Town
After breakfast descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. We will enjoy a picnic lunch in the crater, after lunch proceeds for another afternoon game drive untl 1730hrs when you will ascend from the crater and proceed to Arusha Town and it will be the end of the tour.
Included in the package
1: Transport with 4×4 Jeep with pop-up roof
2: All park entrance fees
3: Accommodations in while on safari as agreed
4: Full board,three meals per day while on safari
5: Pick up from the airport upon arrival
6: Game drive
7: Drinking Water
Excluded in the package
2: International Flight
3: Accommodation at the last day and transfer to airport