This tour will give you the unique opportunity to experience the amazing natural wonders of Tarangire National Park, Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Lake Manyara National Park provides an unforgettable experience in some of Northern Tanzania’s most diverse natural habitats, from the pristine streams, to the dense woodlands and towering mountains. In addition, Tarangire is known around the world for its many herds of giraffe and great African elephant! The awe- inspiring wildebeest migration and endless savannah plains of the Serengeti are so majestic; the park has been listed as one of the Seven Natural wonders of Africa. In addition, the Serengeti is the perfect retreat for quiet reflection. The Ngorongoro Crater also boasts an immense number of mighty African wildlife and unique vegetation in the only unbroken caldera found on Earth.
Day 1: Tarangire National Park
You will be warmly met upon arrival at the airport with our traditional, unique & special welcome (champagne, hot/cold towels and presentation of authentic safari hat and souvenirs). This morning we depart on a pleasant drive to Tarangire National Park retains a real air of undiscovered Africa, particularly in the south of the park. Arrive in time for lunch at your preferred choice of accommodation and some leisure time, later in the afternoon head out for game viewing drive in search of elephants, the park is most renounced for it highest population of elephants than anywhere in Tanzania, its sparse vegetation, strewn with baobab and acacia trees, makes it a beautiful and special location. Thereafter return for dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast depart to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. Proceed towards the rim of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater stopping occasionally to admire the breath-taking vista unfolding before you. Arrive for check in, thereafter lunch. This afternoon just relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the crater, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. It has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter, and covers an area of 311 sq. km. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Dinner and overnight at your lodge.
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast then depart for the Serengeti National Park via Oldupai Gorge where hominid footprints believed to be 3.6 million years old were found. We will enjoy an on-site talk on the interpretation of the gorge by the resident guide. Arrive at your lodge for lunch. Enjoy an afternoon game viewing drive. Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometres, the world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest park, and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. It stretches as far as Lake Victoria to the West. Wildlife that roam the vast park include lions (the adult males of Serengeti have characteristic black manes), cheetahs, hunting dogs, Savannah elephant, Cape buffalo, topis, warthogs, hunting dogs and spotted hyena among others. Enjoy dinner and overnight at your preferred choice of accommodation.
Enjoy a full day in the Serengeti with game-viewing drives. Hundreds of predators roam the vast savannah plains. We have a high density of cheetahs in the south. Serengeti is also home to hundreds of bird species; among them the out-sized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird, the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills. All meals and overnight at your proffered choice of accommodation.
After breakfast departs on a pleasant drive to Lake Manyara National Park which apart from its abundant bird life, is known for its tree-climbing lions. Arrive in time for lunch and some leisure time, before later in the afternoon head out for an afternoon game viewing drive in this small but attractive park squeezed between the stunning Manyara soda lake and the steep rim of the rift valley. Look out for the baboons, giraffes. Thereafter return for dinner and overnight.
Wake up early with coffee/tea and head off on your last trail of the African savannah – hopefully, you’ll see some big game. Return at the Camp or Lodge for breakfast. All good experiences must come to an end and sadly you must say Kwaheri to your wonderful Camp Manager and his teams as you depart for Arusha. Drop off at your hotel or Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight.