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Itinerary: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro

Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro

Tanzania for the big game. Best views of the lions, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, black rhino, elephants amongst other wildlife species and birds. Beautiful fauna and flora

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Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Tarangire, Ngorongoro

Day 1 Nairobi-Arusha-Tarangire
08:00hrs depart by shuttle bus from Nairobi via Namanga border and Arusha for lunch at 1300hrs. Arrive at The Tarangire National park for a short evening game drive. The park has an atmosphere of remoteness and has fewer visitors than all the other parks in Tanzania’s entire northern circuit. Blue monkeys, hornbills, pelicans, herons can be seen as well as elephants in large herds, cheetah, jackal, fish eagle, marabou stork and hippos.12:30-1400hrs lunch at the lodge.
Enjoy an afternoon game drive at app 16:00-1830hrs.Dinner and overnight at Safari Lodge.

Day 2 Tarangire-Ngorongoro Crater
08:00hrs, leave after a morning breakfast and game en-route and proceed to Ngorongoro Crater for lunch. Afternoon 1/2 day drive to the Ngorongoro crater and descend down its walls for a full day crater tour with a picnic lunch. It is a thrilling experience to descend down and out of the narrow and steep crater walls of 670 metres depth, which has earned this crater, also the largest in the world the title ‘’the eight wonder in the world’’. Flamingos can be seen seasonally in the Crater Lake, depending on the water level as these birds only breed in shallow water. Many animals, which have made this crater their permanent home, can be seen on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight at the Wildlife Lodge on the Crater rim.

Day 3 Ngorongoro Crater-Serengeti
08:00 Depart for Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge. Lunch at the Lodge in Serengeti. App 16:00hrs, enjoy a later afternoon/ early evening game drive in Serengeti Park. The term ‘Serengeti’ mean ‘endless plains’ in Masai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene off the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, which occurs between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. Eagles, flamingo, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, heron, kite, pelican, crane and guinea fowl are among the birds that can be seen in the park. Dinner and overnight at the Seronera Lodge.

Day 4 & 5 Serengeti National Park
06:30-0930hrs morning and afternoon game drives 1600hrs-1830hrs in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge or camp in the mid afternoon. In the late evening, return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Serengeti National Park / LakeManyara
06:30 Early morning game drive still in Serengeti. 10:00 Drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands. Lunch at Gibbs Farm. Afternoon visit the famous beautiful waterfalls. Arrive for dinner and overnight at the Lake Manyara Hotel.

Day 7 LakeManyara-Arusha
08:00 After breakfast, have a morning game drive in Manyara Park.The main attractions here are the tree-climbing lions. The park is small in size but the terrain is diverse. The vegetation comprises of groundwater forest, open grassland, swamp and acacia woodland with giant mahogany and fig trees. The park is home to a wide variety of mammals and birds. Lunch in Arusha at 1300hrs.

Please note that we are happy to accommodate and upgrade customers interested in Serena, Sopa and also luxury tented camps at extra cost. Tailor-made safaris are also our specialty.

Safari cost Includes:
Transport in our comfortable safari vans with open hatch roofs, VHF radio
All Game Park entrance fees
Accommodation on full board basis whilst on safari
Buffet meals with international cuisines
Exceptional services of our professional fluent English speaking driver cum guide
Game drives in the parks as mentioned above
Meet and greet services throughout your trip

Price does not include
International Flights
Items of a personal nature

We can organise transfers from Nairobi if required and accommodation on your first and last nights.
You can combine this safari with a Kenya Safari, Kilimanjaro climb, Zanizibar beach holiday etc....

We also specialise organizing safaris for large incentive groups at special rates

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