Game viewing starts at Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, This is the main focus of our tours, and the accommodations are designed to provide the best opportunities to meet your interest, while within your budget. Explore the natural beauty of Tanzania on this memorable luxury safari.
You’ll be living the high life in comfortable accommodation deep in the bush, staying in large rooms with private verandahs and full en-suite facilities, as well as small lodges, such as the fabulous lodge located on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll be amazed by all that Tanzania has to offer!
DAY 01: Arrival
Upon your arrival at JRO be met by our representative guide who’ll drive you to Arusha for briefing and afterwards you’ll check in at your accommodated hotel. Later in the late afternoon you’ll do some town tour. Accommodation: Gran Melia/River Tree Inn Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast
Day 2: Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Today after an early breakfast you’ll start your drive to Tarangire National Park. This park with its endless grasslands, huge baobab trees, the perennial Tarangire River and seasonal swamps is home to the largest elephant herds in northern Tanzania. Animals gather at the river and you should be able to see elephants, giraffes, bushbucks, hartebeests, dik-diks, waterbucks, warthogs and reedbucks all year round. Furthermore, the park is also home to buffaloes, zebras and wildebeests which are always closely followed by a range of predators such as lions. Leopards are seen every once in a while, but cheetahs are rarely spotted. After an extensive game drive and lunch in the afternoon we drive to your accommodation overnight. Accommodation: Lemala Mpingo Ridge Lodge/Maromboi Tented Lodge Meal plan: Full board
Day 03: Tarangire
Day 3: Another beautiful day in Tarangire National Park, you will have game viewing searching for best game and cats, Leopards and cheetah are possible to be seen in this beautiful park a home of elephants. Birds species over 500 are found in this park, snakes especially pythons can be spotted at high edge of trees. All meals are provided, overnight at Lemala Mpingo Ridge Lodge / Maramboi Tented Lodge on Full Board Basis.
DAY 04: TARANGIRE – NGORONGORO
An early breakfast then drives to Ngorongoro, descending into the Ngorongoro crater floor which is the most spectacular sight in Africa. The game will conducted in the open grassland to Lerai forest and then to the soda lake with packed lunch that will be served at Lerai picnic site, as it stand as the home of more than 25 thousand large mammals like rhino, lion, buffalo and elephant and zebra, hippo, wildebeest, hyena and many more with birds such as flamingos, gees, stocks, vulture, turaco and more other bird families all live intact in this wonderful caldera. Ascend in the late afternoon and drive to your accommodation: The Manor / Gibbs Farm Lodge Meal plan: Full board
Day 05: LAKE EYASI-KARATU
An early breakfast at the Lodge, then departing to Lake Eyasi. Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in the Crater Highlands or Tanzania. Lake Eyasi will surely enhance your safari experience in Tanzania. Being different from all other destinations, we will get to experience the bush life of the Hadzabe and the Datoga people. Accommodation: The Manor / Gibbs Farm Lodge on Full board basis.
DAY 06: SERENGETI
Serengeti National Park is well known for its stock of other resident wildlife, particularly the “Big Five” – lion, leopard, elephant, black rhino’s, and buffalo – as well as cheetahs, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelles, topis, elands, waterbucks, hyenas, baboons, impalas, African wild dogs and giraffes. The park also boasts over 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds, and many species of vultures. In the evening, you will drive back to the camp in time to watch the sunset over the Serengeti plains. Accommodation: Four Seasons Safari Lodge / Kubukubu Tented Lodge Meal plan: Full board
DAY 07: SERENGETI
Early in the morning at sunrise you’ll game drive deep in the central Serengeti, you may encounter animals grazing in the beautiful light of the morning and predators may still be busy hunting before retiring to rest for the day. Packed lunch which can be enjoyed at one of the various picnic sites found in the Serengeti. After lunch you will continue on a game drive. Around dusk, be on the lookout for lions. Cheetahs can also be spotted on the plains in the early morning and late afternoon when temperatures are not too high. They rely on daylight and speed to catch their prey. Hippo pods can be seen in the bigger pools and rivers while crocodiles can be seen sunning themselves on the riverbanks. Accommodation: Migration Tented Camp / Mbuzi Mawe Tented Camp Meal plan: Full board
Day 8 and Day 9: NORTH SERENGETI
Begin your full day for game viewing in the park, with morning and afternoon game-drives as well as with picnic lunch. You may wish to take a picnic lunch and go for the whole day en route according to game locations OR return to the lodge for a hot lunch and go out again. (Game viewing is best in the early morning and late afternoon when animals are active). End of the day transfer to camp for dinner and overnight once more at Lemala Kuria Hills / Mara Under Canvas Tented Camp on Full board basis
Day 10: Arusha
Today you will have a last morning game viewing in the Serengeti before you drive to the airstrip for your flight to Arusha. Flight departs 1015hrs at Seronera Airstrip and arrive Arusha at 1210hrs. Upon arrival you will be transferred to Arusha Coffee Lodge for Hot lunch and then proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport for International flight back home.