Arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will be met at the airport and be transferred to the Hotel in Arusha at Arusha Center Tourist Inn Hotel for overnight.
Your adventure begins at our base at Arusha, a chilled-out busy little town with a colorful market and choice of coffee houses and bars. You’ll head off to the Arusha National Park, a jewel of Tanzania where waterbucks and gazelle roam throughout the year, and where you’re sure to see giraffe, zebra and warthog. You’ll drive along the golden, baked shores of Lake Momella, whose waters glow teal, aquamarine and azure against the bold African sky. The elusive leopards and elephants tend to be shy at Arusha, but there is a good chance of getting lucky. You’ll also feel the pulse of Africa through the soles of your feet as we take a stroll; you’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable and skilled ranger, who will help you find out more about the natural beauty all around you. You’ll explore lush, green forest alive with the antics of colobus monkeys and chance upon the bright, bubbling waters of a waterfall among the greenery. After game drive we will overnight in Mto wa mbu..
A scarce amount safari destination produce the same experience as the Ngorongoro Crater – the game viewing is simply effortless. Most animals remain within the crater due to its high walls. This is the perfect location to view every member of ‘The Big 5’ in one day. We will have a wonderful picnic lunch inside the crater. The unfilled caldera is also home to hyenas, hippo, zebra, wildebeest and an impressive variety of water birds. Your guide will enlighten you by sharing facts about the animals, vegetation and locating hidden animals. After game vewing we will travel back to mto wa mbu for overnight.
After a yummy breakfast you’ll set off for Lake Natron, a salt and soda lake cradled in part of the great East African Rift Valley. The lake is a patchwork of pink, russet and white because of the microorganisms that thrive on its salinity and the salt-crust rafts that pepper the lake. You’ll arrive at the campsite in time for a delicious lunch and then you’ll take an afternoon stroll to the lake, where you could be delighted by a pink cloud of flamingoes; the lake is the only regular breeding ground in East Africa of around 2.5 million lesser flamingoes, who depend utterly on the lake and are therefore categoried as near threatened, despite their numbers. You’ll wander past salt marshes and freshwater wetlands and on to a sparkling waterfall. Dinner and overnight at Lake Natron
After breakfast you‘ll leave the harsh and compelling landscape of Lake Natron to travel to the lush bounty of the Serengeti National Park. You’ll journey via Loliondo and Wasso, towns, where the Maasai, Chagga, Sonjo and Warusha peoples live and work together in harmony, and through to the Klein’s Gate, the northeast entrance to the Serengeti. On your drive don’t forget to look out for a wide variety of animals including antelope, wildebeest and zebra. Dinner and overnight in Serengeti.
You’ll wake up to pink and apricot African dawn, in the centre of the Serengeti, a paradise for wildlife and bird lovers, with a thrill wherever you turn your head. Make sure you fill up on breakfast, as there’s lots to see today, especially if you visit during migration season. The Serengeti is home to the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra, an incredible and world-famous phenomenon. But even outside migration season, you’ll be up close and personal with a variety of animals, including over 70 species of large mammals. You’ll see lions, leopards, elephant, cheetah and water buffalo all within a few feet of your jeep. But these aren’t all. The Serengeti is home to many other animals that are equally fascinating and beautiful. This is a dizzyingly active ecosystem and you’ll also marvel at eland, antelope and Grant’s gazelle; hyenas and crocodiles; monkeys and baboons as well as hippos and rhinos. Birders will spot hundreds of bird species, both endemic and migrating from the Eurasia. After a heady day enjoying the wildlife, relax with a drink you will over night at Lake Eyasi’s village
You will depart the camp at around 4am and head to Lake Eyasi to go hunting with the Hadzabe bushmen, one of the last hunter-gatherer societies in the world. After your morning hunt you will visit the Datoga tribe, skilled craftsmen and blacksmiths. After your amazing cultural experience you will be transferred to Mto wa Mbu for overnight
On our last day of the tour (we know, we wish it was longer too!) we will experience the beauty of Lake Manyara National Park. Nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is a picturesque tapestry of habitats: the golden savannah, lush forest, arid, baked scrubland and tumbling rivers. You’ll wake up to an early breakfast to start the day early enough to spot the wildlife of the park and to breathe in the beauty of the place. You’ll picnic in the heart of the park and then explore the shores of Soda Lake, with its pink shimmer of flamingo, one of over four hundred species of dazzling birds including the forest hornbill, pelican and cormorant. Lake Manyara is home to the legendary tree-climbing lion as well as powerful water buffalo, African elephant, giraffe, impala and hippo. In the late afternoon, you’ll overnight in Mto wa Mbu.
After a good nights’ sleep you enjoy a healthy, tasty breakfast and then set off for the Tarangire National Park, which is a haven for birdwatchers. Tarangire boasts over 550 species of bird and its marshes have the highest number of breeding species in one place in the whote world. If you’re a bird lover, you won’t want to leave. You’ll easily spot the flocks of dazzling yellow-collared lovebirds, the native rufous-tailed weaver and the northern pied babbler; the red-and-yellow-barbet (you’ll know him as soon as you see him!), the superior ostrich, as well as hundreds of migratory birds. Amongst the birds you can sit back and watch the parade of animals for which Tarangire is famous: these include the stately elephant, powerful lion, giraffe, graceful impala, cheetah, mongoose, buffalo and baboons. After game drive we drive to Arusha