Our guide will pick you up from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) Or Arusha Airport (ARK) and take you to our office in Arusha. On this day you will have a free Arusha town tour. As local Tanzanians, our guides are aware of Arusha city, so you’ll be safe from when you arrive to the moment you leave. You will have our free accommodation at Coffee Lodge.
After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel by the driver/guide and drive to Tarangire National Park. Tarangire is well known for its large elephant herds. From the open roof of the vehicle you will experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and Tarangire River in search of many animals including zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant and giraffe. It’s possible that you will catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards watching and relaxing in the trees above. After a full day in the park, you will drive to 5 star lodge where you will be able to relax and enjoy dinner and have an overnight.
After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National park in the World, the Serengeti. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. This will be an unforgettable moment for anyone seeing it for the first time. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in local language, “endless plains”. The park has 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) and for most of it, the plains will stretch to the horizon defying your senses and perception of distances. It is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes. As for Big Cats and large predators, it’s the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park. After the game drive, you will return back to 5 star lodge.
On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive (when the animals are more active) and see one of the best sunrises you’ll ever witness. After the game drive, we return to the camp/ lodge for a rewarding brunch/ Lunch and then we’ll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th wonder of the Natural World. The crater spreads for 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft. high walls, making it virtually a Noah’s ark and inhabiting almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa. It’s one of the very rare locations in the whole continent where you can witness the black Rhino. The crater has a river, several swamps, and a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. It’s also famous for its elephants which, are the largest in the world and have huge tusks. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World. Later in the evening you will drive5 star lodge for an overnight.
We will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful Hippo Lake. After lunch, we will have time for a short game drive and then ascend the crater and exit Ngorongoro Conservation Area towards Lake Manyara National Park. After a full day game drive, you will drive to 5 star lodge for dinner and an overnight.
Pickup from your hotel/ lodge/ campsite early morning and start a beautiful journey across the Great Rift Valley for a full day game drive. The park has breathtaking scenery and well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. The landscapes of Lake Manyara are something that cannot be described with words, and the game drives along the lake provide stunning photo opportunities of giraffes and buffaloes in the foreground and the lake in the background. Some
possible extra tours are possible, including a bike tour or a boat excursion. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5pm or 6pm although we are flexible in case there is a flight to catch or another situation. Likewise you will be transferred to curio shops where you can grab some souvenirs to take back home with you. After long day at Lake Manyara National Park we drive back to Arusha you will spend the night at Coffee Lodge.
Tarangire • Serengeti • Ngorongoro • Lake Manyara
Arusha National Park • Lake Manyara • Serengeti • Ngorongoro
Destination: Mount Kilimanjaro