Day 1: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK- OCTAGON LODGE
Pick up from your Hotel in Arusha at 9.00am, met our professional driver tour guide, who will drive you with picnic lunch to Lake Manyara National Park (About 135Klm), home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking, with the open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands, and distance volcanic peaks.
Animals such as Elephants, Hippos, Impalas, Giraffe, Warthog, Wildebeest, Blue monkeys and Buffaloes can be seen.
This Park is also home to the famous tree climbing lions and Leopards.
Lake Manyara National Park provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird’s life with over 400 species having been recorded within the parks boundaries. Highlights include pink-hued flamingoes, herons, storks and pelicans. Dinner and overnight at Octagon Lodge www.octagonlodge.com
Day 2: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK-SERENGETI HERITAGE LUXURY CAMP
Early at 6.00am have a cup of coffee and drive to Maasai Boma where you will experience the rhythm of this nomadic tribe’s daily life. Subject to the season, witness the livestock movement in the early morning before meeting the Elders, Moran warriors and women and children with full explanations’ into the status and ranking within the families as well as their traditions and beliefs.
Then drive back to the camp for full breakfast. After breakfast have a game drive en-route with picnic lunch to Serengeti National Park, through Ngorongoro Conservation area. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Heritage Luxury Camp www.serengetiheritagecamp.com
Day 3: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK- SERENGETI HERITAGE LUXURY CAMP
Early in the morning have a cup of Coffee, and then proceed for sunrise game drive in Serengeti, return back to the camp for breakfast.
After breakfast proceed for full day game viewing with picnic lunch in Serengeti Plains, home to a huge variety of animals and birds, Search among the trees and kopjes for the elusive Leopards and cheetah as well as Wildebeest Migration. After Sunset game drive back to Serengeti Heritage Luxury Camp serengetiheritagecamp.com for Dinner and overnight
Day 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK-RHINO LODGE
After breakfast have a Game viewing en-route with picnic lunches and visit to the small but very interesting Dr. Leakey Museum at Olduvai Gorge. Ascend from the plains to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight at Rhino Lodge ngorongoro.cc (Crater rim) or similar
Day 5: NGORONGORO CRATER –OCTAGON LODGE
After early breakfast drive to Ngorongoro, Descend 610 meters into Ngorongoro Crater floor for 6 hours game viewing with picnic lunch. Spot the endangered black Rhinos, Lions, Elephants, Zebras, Buffaloes and wildebeest and other wild animals.
Also in Ngorongoro Crater Soda Lake you will see many species of birds including Flamingos. All these animals in turn support large predators such as Lions and Leopards, and scavengers such as Hyenas and Jackals. Dinner and overnight at Octagon Lodge www.octagonlodge.com
Day 6: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK-ARUSHA
After breakfast, drive with picnic lunch to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive.
Tarangire National Park covers 2,600 square kilometers and at dry times, the concentration of animal’s rivals that of the much better known Serengeti – the game numbers are staggering: E.g. 30,000 Zebras, 25,000 Wildebeests, 5,000 Buffaloes, 3,000 Elephants, 2,500 Maasai Giraffes and over 1,000 Fringe-eared Oryx’s (gemsbok), Predators include Lions, Cheetah and Leopards.
Also flocks of birds: E.g. Green Wood Hoopoes, Fisher Lovebirds, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers.Late evening drive back to Arusha
All parks entry fees
Ngorongoro Crater service fees
Full board accommodation
4WD safari vehicle with open roof and radio call
English speaking driver guide
Mineral water 1and half liter per day per person
Olduvai Gorge Historical site fees
Maasai Boma cost