BEST TIME TO VISIT; JUNE - MARCH
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport(Tanzania), you will be met and warmly greeted by our safari representative who will transport you to the Lake Duluti Serena Hotel for dinner and an overnight stay to rest for the start of your great adventure. Lake Duluti Serena Hotel is nestled at the foot of the wooded slopes of Mount Meru, this unique hotel stands amid coffee plantations on the shores of tranquil Lake Duluti. Designed to echo the traditional style of the colonial coffee farm, which originally stood on this site.
Day 2: Your First Game Drive
After breakfast, with picnic lunch, you start your first game drive in Arusha National Park. One of the best parks in Tanzania with extremely unbeatable opportunities for game viewing across the African Wilderness! Here you may see both Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru, in addition to the breathtaking Momela Lakes and the Ngurdoto Crater. The aerial acrobatics of the rare Black and White Colobus Monkeys will surely leave you smiling along with Elephants, Giraffes, Blue Monkeys and Baboons. Dinner and Overnight stay will again be at Lake Duluti Serena Hotel
Day 3: Tarangire
After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park for with lunch boxes.After lunch game drive in the park. Dinner and Overnight stay at the beautiful Nyikani Camp in Tarangire.Tarangire is the third largest national park in Tanzania and best known for its largest herds of elephants in Africa, tree climbing lions and some of the oldest trees in the world full of amazing stories, the gigantic Baobab Trees. Here you’ll have a true wilderness experience with a diversity of wildlife to observe. End your day with a sundowner next to the fire as you share your stories from the days adventures.
Day 4: Tarangire
After breakfast game drive (with lunch boxes). By now you will have seen many Elephants, but you’ll want to keep your eye out for Zebras, Dik-dik’s and many other animals such as the mighty Ostrich. All your childhood dreams of seeing animals in the wild in Africa start to come true as your day is spent exploring the park. Your guide will share with you many facts on animal behavior, migration paths, and their life cycles as you increase your knowledge about the animal kingdom. Dinner and overnight at Kitela Lodge.
Day 5. Cultural Experience
After breakfast you will drive to Mto wa mbu town on the floor of the great rift valley, for a guided village tour. In a small but very busy town where people belonging to all 120 tribes in Tanzania live together, you will have the opportunity to see the typical daily life of Tanzanians. Your walking guide who comes from that area will take you to rice and banana plantations where you will interact with the people working in their farms, you will visit a traditional beer bar/factory, you will visit a school and carvings factory where the famous “Makonde” use ebony black wood to carve different statues. You will then continue to Lake Manyara national park for a game drive with picnic lunch. This beautiful park with its lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees takes its name from the Maasai word for “euphorbia tirucalli”, a bush which is used to make a thorny hedge to protect their cattle. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, zebra, and a variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippos. If you are lucky you may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits, lazily resting on the branches of an “Acacia tortilis” tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills, and plenty of forest species. In the late afternoon continue your drive to Kitela Lodge for dinner.
Day 6. Iraqwi Cultural Centre at Karatu
After a leisurely breakfast, you will have an opportunity to visit Iraqwi Cultural Centre at Karatu where you will be privileged to learn about the migration of different tribes across Africa and the rich histories of Tanzanians. Later during the day we will drive back to Kitela Lodge for lunch.After lunch drive to Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.The famous Ngorongoro Crater is the best place in Tanzania to see the big fiveNgorongoro Crater is the Earth’s largest unbroken and an unflooded caldera.
Day 7. Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and also known as “Africa’s Eden”. Here you have a great opportunity to perhaps see your first Rhino, prides of Lions, Wildebeest, Cape Buffalo, Zebras and for you bird lovers, over 400 species of birds call the crater their home. Mid-day you will then enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before resuming your afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight stay will continue at the Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.
Day 8: Maasai Village Visit
Today your drive will take you to the Olduvai Gorge (with lunch boxes), one of the most important prehistoric and archaeological sites on Earth made famous by Louis and Mary Leakey. Here you will have an interpretive presentation before you continue to your visit to a Maasai Village to experience another fascinating true face of Africa. Here you will learn about the Maasai culture and see a traditional jumping dance by Maasai men. Dinner and overnight will be spent at the Nyikani Luxury Tented Camp in Central Serengeti.
Day 9: Serengeti Plains
The mighty Serengeti awaits with Leopards, Cheetahs, Lions, Elephants and more. Here your day will be filled with adventure before it’s time to enjoy an evening meal prepared by an outstanding staff. The location of the camp is set in grasslands overlooking the plains of the Serengeti and chosen to ensure you see the best of wildlife in Africa. Here you can enjoy an after sundowner of Cognac and a warm fire under the celestial African sky to share your stories with fellow travellers with another evening at Nyikani Luxury Tented Camp in Central Serengeti.
Day 10. Migration
The endless plains of the Serengeti are dotted with thousands of animals, from Wildebeest to Zebras to Gazelles on their nomadic journey. In the wake of all these, follow the predators – Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, and Hyenas, while vultures circle overhead. It is this migration that many people envision when they think of wild Africa. The timing of your tour will enable you to enjoy the magic of real African wilderness as you experience another of Africa’s Natural Wonders. Dinner and Overnight stay at Mbuzi Mawe Luxury Tented Camp in the Central Serengeti.
Day 11. Last Day in Serengeti
Morning and Afternoon game drives in Serengeti as you explore the Kopjes and look for additional sightings to finish your final full day in Africa. Maybe it’s a Cheetah chasing a Gazelle, a Leopard in a tree or simply a pride of Lions gathered on the rocks in the midday sun, these are just some of the unique sightings you may encounter on your final day. An unforgettable sundowner dinner will cap off your final night in the Serengeti with another overnight stay at Mbuzi Mawe Luxury Tented Camp in the Central Serengeti for your concluding night ahead of your morning flight back to Arusha.
Day 12. Cultural Heritage Center
Your 1-hour flight back to Arusha gives you a wonderful opportunity to see the Serengeti Plain from the air. After you land you will then enjoy a lunch at the Cultural Heritage Center where you can purchase wood carvings, paintings, and Tanzanite – a rare blue/violet stone found only in Tanzania. Fedex, DHL, and UPS options are available to ship your purchases home. Your day room at the Lake Duluti Serena Hotel will allow you to freshen up before your transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport and your journey back home.
- All meals and Accommodations during the entire safari.
- A very high-quality safari Land Cruiser with pop up roof.
- A high experienced safari guide.
- Unlimited cold mineral water during the entire safari.
- Small Refrigerator.
- Tea and Coffee during the entire safari.
- All park fees for all National Parks.
- Binoculars and bean bags for propping cameras are available in the vehicle/s.
- Radio call capability when out of cell phone range.
- Continuous charging system for cameras,cell phones and computers.
- Guaranteed window seating with open top.
- Unlimited game drive.
- International flight/s.
- Local flight/s.
- Airport taxes.
- Bank transfer fees/credit card fees.
- Bills printed before the year 2006 are not accepted in Tanzania.
- Alcoholic beverages,including during meals.
- Optional activities provided by hotels/Lodges/Camps.
- Optional Hot Air Ballooning.
- Gratuities for Driver Guide / Porterage / Waiters at Hotels / Lodges / Camps.
- Travel Insurance.
- Any other things not mentioned above.