Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire
You will be picked up in Arusha and driven to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy a game drive through the park with a picnic lunch. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, elephant, eland, and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of rain, at which point they migrate again to good grazing areas. Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Drive to Panorama Safari Camp later for your dinner and overnight.
Day2: Tarangire National park
The next day after breakfast, we drive from Tarangire to the Mt Hanang District to visit the Barabaig people, traditional enemies of the Masai, these Nilotic people have abandoned the nomadic life for keeping their herds around the Katesh area later back to the lodge or camp PANORAMA CAMPSITE
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you will driven to Lake Manyara. Enjoy a game drive in the park with a picnic lunch. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffaloes, and hippos. Visit the town Mtu wa mbu and get a flavour of true Tanzanian culture. Later head back for your dinner and overnight at Panorama Inn in the adorable town of Karatu.
After a very early breakfast, you will depart from your hotel at 5:00 am to go hunting with the Hadzabe tribe. They are among the last hunter-gatherers in the world. Follow them while they try to catch an animal right in front of you! You will also visit the Datoga tribe. Later you will go to a Coffee Hotel in the mountains that border the Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Day 5: Serengeti - Olduvai Gorge
After breakfast you will head to the amazing Serengeti National Park. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge, which is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains. It is here where early human fossils were first discovered. It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. In the evening you will drive to Nguchiro Campsite for your overnight stay.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will venture into the Serengeti's wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your time while exploring this world heritage site, where earth's largest concentration of plains game still roams free. In the late evening you will go to Nguchiro Campsite for rest, dinner, and overnight.
Day 7: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast you will head out for another exciting game drive. This is undoubtedly Tanzania's most famous park. Great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant's gazelle are resident at any time of the year. Visit the indigenous ethnic group of semi-nomadic people the Masai. They are the only group allowed free travel across the border between Tanzania and Kenya. The Masai reside near many game parks and their dress is very distinctive. Consequently, they are probably the most well known African ethnic group in the world. Masai families live in small traditional bomas that the women make from mud, sticks, grass and cow dung. Your overnight will be at Nguchiro/Simba Campsite
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
This day we will start early morning at 07:00 for the game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. After great all exploration in Ngorongoro Crater we will drive to back to arusha for overnight. At the end of your tour we will drop you off in the airport
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- Camping equipment
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (on all days)
- Sleeping bag
- Airport pick up and drop off
- Accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
What to bring
• A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
• Comfortable shoes