7 DAYS/6 NIGHTS –ARUSHA PARK, TARANGIRE, MANYARA, SERENGETI, NGORONORO
Day 1: ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
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 – NP TARANGIRE
Drive from city Arusha to one of the largest Tanzanian parks- NP Tarangire for game drive. It will take about 2 hours (120 km) to reach NP, have a picnic in the park, followed by an afternoon game drive. The park is well known for varied landscape, which is scattered with huge knotted baobab trees and home to herds of elephants, lions, leopard, zebras, wildebeests and antelopes. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Day 3: NP TARANGIRE – NP LAKE MANYARA
Drive from NP Tarangire to small but very divers NP Lake Manyara located at the edge of Great Rift Valley. After game drive through the forest inhabited by monkeys, antelopes and birds, follows a picnic lunch in the park and afternoon game viewing, a great opportunity to see its marvellous concentration of game, including 350 species of birds not to mention the glistening soda lake itself where you will catch glimpses of grazing flamingoes and if you are lucky enough you have chance of spotting Tree climbing lions. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Day 4: NP LAKE MANYARA – NP SERENGETI
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti national park, a picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge museum with artefacts from Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leaky made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. In the afternoon you go on game drive at NP Serengeti. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Day 5: NP SERENGETI
A full day of game drives around Serengeti. The Serengeti is the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world and boasts many species of plain animals from Hare to the elephant. The name Serengeti comes from the Maasai language referring to an endless plain depending on time of year and the migration of the herds. You can expect to see wildebeests, lions, elephants, giraffes, leopard, cheetah, a lot of antelopes, hippos and others. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Day 6: NP SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER
Go for early game drive, if you’re lucky you will be able to see some cats like lions, lioness, leopard, cheetah etc. returning from hunts or some action of them. Drive back around 10:30 to put down tents and pack then, have a nice meal before departing. Do more game drive on your way to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Optional is visit to maasai boma if you are interested. Stay overnight at Camp/Lodge.
Day 7: NGORONGORO CRATER – ARUSHA
After breakfast adventurous drive into the crater for wonderful game drive and a picnic lunch next to the lake. Ngorongoro crater belongs to WORLD HERITAGE SITES and it’s must to see. As very few animals migrate in and out of crater floor, ngorongoro crater has the highest diversity of animals worldwide. Among of the species are lions, cheetahs, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, hyenas and black rhinos. After the game drive out retuning back to Arusha over night in Hotel or transfer to the Kilimanjaro Airport.