This Tanzanian safari allows you to explore Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. You will be able to witness the local migration of elephants, the ancient baobab trees, birdlife, and the wildebeest migration in Serengeti. See the Big Five in Ngorongoro Crater, flamingos in Lake Manyara, and other millions of flora and fauna. With good safari gears and friendly professional guides, Allure African Safaris will never fail to make your safari fabulous!
Day 1: Arusha
A representative will be at the pickup place (airport or bus station) of your arrival, feeling excited while waiting for your arrival with your name printed on an A4 paper. You will have a look on Mount Meru as you approach Arusha town and enjoy driving across the coffee and mixed banana plantations. Relax in your already-booked hotel in Arusha after a long flight while you are dreaming of your safari tomorrow morning.
Day 2: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you will depart for Lake Manyara National Park, have a morning game drive followed by lunch and an afternoon game drive, and stay overnight in your already-prepared Twiga Campsite before sunset. Lake Manyara National Park is famous for its fabulous pink flamingos and lion climbing trees adventures.
The second interesting aspect is the nature and landscape in Lake Manyara National Park which is located behind the escarpment rising west ward. Enjoy your time with lions, hippos, antelopes, impalas, and zebras just beside your safari vehicle. When in flamingo’s season, Lake Manyara is covered by flamingos feeding algae in the lake shore.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park
In the early morning, you will be led to Serengeti National Park with an afternoon game watching and photographing in Serengeti National Park. Today, you will have a long interesting journey with game drive en route to Nabi Hill Gate where you are going to have lunch around 14:30 while your driver confirms the entrance fees. Grab all the best view points of superb landscapes on your way to Serengeti and have a view of the Ngorongoro Crater, but not to do a game drive.
Late in the afternoon, you will have a game watching in Serengeti until the sunset. After seeing the sunset in Serengeti National Park, prepare for shower, dinner, and overnight stay at Tanapa Hostel. Wildlife statistical currently measures that Serengeti has large herbivore species of over 1,300,000 wildebeests, 250,000 Thomson’s gazelles, 200,000 zebras, 70,000 impalas, 50,000 topis, 30,000 grants gazelles, 10,000 lands, and many antelopes and hundreds of predators. Tanzania has best national parks,
Day 4: Central Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Wake early in the morning to take a cup of coffee followed by an early game drive in Serengeti National Park, go back to the campsite, pack everything, take brunch, and depart with a game drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You are in Serengeti plains, the world natural wonder, and the first natural African icon. Explore wild predators such as lions, cheetahs, leopards kidding in the branches of trees, flamingos, and water birds on the Lake Magadi, as well as lovebirds and kingfishers across the Seronera River Valley.
Only in Serengeti, you will see millions of big wild mammals and maybe wildebeest migration. Then, you will depart with en route game watching across the Koppies of Serengeti to explore the cheetahs, lions, and leopards. Hyenas, jackals, wild dogs, elephants, and small antelopes are plenty, finding their survival in this plain.
You will approach the Ngorongoro Conservation Area perhaps via Oldupai Gorge to confirm the concluded evidence of hominids fossil and footprints about the existence of early men back to two million years ago. Later on, you will have dinner and overnight stay at Simba Campsite A after taking your sunset photo of the crater view.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, you will descend to the crater floor for about six-hour game drive. In the afternoon, you will depart with en route game watching and, later on, go to the Maasai market to take some souvenirs and drive back to Arusha reaching your hotel in the evening. The 45-minute descending to the crater is a beautiful moment to experience especially in the morning hours. It is a good time in which you can meet lions hunting and hippos returning into the water after a whole night struggling for food, while a big number of angulates grassing on the green grass making the crater floor.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area is the world’s garden and the place in which you can find some species of wildflowers. Here, you will also have an amazing experience to see the natural crater with wonderful volcanic caldera and Lake Magadi with flamingos. When in the season, Ngorongoro Crater floor is flowered pink, red, and yellow especially in late May and early June. Also, Ngorongoro is where to find the black rhinos regularly inside the small forest. In the afternoon, you will ascend the crater to Tarangire National Park. Dinner and overnight stay will be at Twiga Campsite.
Day 6: Tarangire National Park – Arusha
Wake up in the morning and have breakfast before your morning game drive followed by lunch and an afternoon game drive to Arusha. You will arrive at your campsite after a two-hour drive from Arusha. Go on your morning game watching before you take a break for a pleasant lunch. Your afternoon game drive will reveal all the wonders of Tarangire, a national park often renamed as the ‘elephant playground’. Herds of up to 300 of these mighty mammals are sometimes seen in the park.
Serengeti may be better known, but Tarangire in the dry season easily rivals it for animal densities. Besides the herds of elephant, Tarangire is also home to buffalos, lions, wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles while gerenuks and fringe-eared onyxes are ‘local specialties’. Lake Burunge’s marshy shores are the lure for these mammals and the waters attract many beautiful bird species. Tarangire has more than 500 bird species.
Tarangire is noted for its splendid baobab trees, rolling savannah, and acacia woodland. At the end of an inspiring afternoon amongst the wildlife, you will retire to the comfort of the campsite for an evening meal. Dinner and overnight stay will be in your already-booked Arusha Center Inn Tourist, Venice Hotel or similar hotel in Arusha town.
Day 7: Arusha
After breakfast, you will be taken to Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). There are focal points for you to have Mount Kilimanjaro view when the cloud is clear on your way the airport. Allure African Safaris wishes you all the best on your flight back home. Don’t hesitate to let them know you have got your home. Allure African Safaris is looking for you to be back again soon with family and friends. Good luck!