Allure African Safaris remains as the most popular safari in Tanzania. In this trip, you will travel in four-wheel-drive vehicles and visit the most exciting game parks in the country, including Lake Manyara, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Tarangire National Park. You have the opportunity to spot the Big Five and a huge variety of other species.
- Group size: The maximum number of participants for this safari is 15 persons.
- The starting point and ending point: Arusha
Main wildlife to be viewed: flamingos, pelicans, storks, cormorants, bush bucks, water bucks, wildebeests, zebras, baboons, monkeys, lions, leopards, and hippos
- Children policy: The minimum age allowed to participate in this safari is 6 years old.
- Vaccines needed: Since some diseases such as yellow fever are commonly found in Africa, you will need to get immunized before you travel. Other than yellow fever, vaccinations that you would need include hepatitis A and B, and typhoid.
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO), you will be transferred to the Africana Grand Hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Bed and Breakfast.
Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After a welcome and briefing at your hotel, you will travel to the Lake Manyara National Park. This small park is a paradise for serious and amateur bird-lovers as this small park is home to over 400 species of birds, including flamingos, pelicans, storks and cormorants. Many mammals, such as bush bucks, waterbucks, wildebeests, zebras, baboons, monkeys, lions and leopards can be seen roaming the forest and the acacia-dotted plains of the park. You will have an unhindered view of the surroundings as the safari vehicle’s roof can open up to allow you the best angle for photography. After an extensive game drive in the park, you will leave the park in the afternoon. Tonight, you will spend the night under the stars as Twiga Safari lodge in the small town of Mto wa Mbu. Lunch and dinner will be provided.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, you will have a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park and return to the lodge in time for lunch. Leaving Lake Manyara behind, your journey continues northwest across the stunning hilly countryside of the highlands, which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations, and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From there, lies the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you will hopefully start spotting game well before you get into the park. Your home for the next two nights is Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Today, you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Breakfast, lunch,and dinner will be provided. Overnight at the same camp.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Highland
After breakfast, you will depart for the Ngorongoro Crater. View game across the vast Serengeti plains and stop en-route for your picnic lunch. You will then continue your journey toward Ngorongoro, where you will visit a Maasai village before heading to your lodge, Ngorongoro Farmhouse lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart to explore what is commonly referred to as the world’s largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you will descend with a picnic lunch through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas,ranging from forest, swamps, lakes, and springs to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It is an awesome wildlife experience. Lunch is served near a small lake filled with hippos. You will then continue game viewing before returning to the crater’s rim. Overnight will be at Octagon Lodge. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Tarangire National Park
Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, head southeast past Lake Manyara and Mto wa Mbu village. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you will view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you will turn south onto the main Arusha-Dodoma road and into the park. From there to the lodge, you will enjoy a game drive en-route. After lunch and perhaps a swim at Twiga Safari Lodge, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided.
Day 8: Tarangire National Park to Arusha
You will depart after breakfast and head northeast to Arusha. The journey will pass through the Maasai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee, and banana plantations. Arrive back into Arusha around midday to connect with your onward arrangements.