- Explore the beauty of Arusha National Park
- Visit the historic archaeological site of the Olduvai Gorge
- Game drives in Serengeti National Park, with Africa’s highest concentration of wildlife
- Visit the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, a World Heritage Site, Africa’s “Garden of Eden”
- Visit Tarangire National Park, known for its huge herds of baobab trees, elephants and giraffes
- Absorb the sights and sounds of the bush at our camping accommodation with an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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Arusha National Park offers views of Mount Kilimanjaro and several massive craters and plentiful wildlife. Tarangire National Park, which features some of the greatest concentration of game in Tanzania.Tarangire boasts the largest group of elephants on the planet. It’s also home to the magnificent baobab trees, which soar above the African plains with their iconic clustered tops and smooth bark.
The world’s largest open, inactive volcanic crater, Ngorongoro is one of Africa’s finest wildlife conservation areas and home to over 25,000 large animals including lions, zebra wildebeest and gazelles. It is also one of your best opportunities to see black rhinos, the rarest of the Big 5
Serengeti National Park is the crown jewel of Tanzania, known for its annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Other animals include the Big 5 (more than 3,000 lions and 1,000 leopards call the Serengeti home), cheetahs, hyenas, baboons, African wild dogs and giraffes. Bird watchers should also keep their eyes peeled for over 500 species that inhabit the plains.
Tour include the Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is a steep ravine in the Great Rift Valley of Tanzania. It is one of the world’s most important paleoanthropological sites.
DAY 1 – ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
You’ll kick off your adventure in the morning heading off to the beguiling – and often overlooked – Arusha National Park. Arusha is a jewel of Tanzania, with a diversity of plant and animal life that will take your breath away. You’ll explore the shores of tranquil Lake Momella which reflects the colours of the sky in her still waters, and you’ll experience the vibrancy of the bronzed bush where the Ngurduto Crater buffalo, waterbuck, giraffe, warthogs, zebra and gazelle busy themselves. These are resident throughout the year so you’re bound to see a different animal everywhere you turn.
The elusive leopards and elephants tend to be shy at Arusha but there is a good chance of spotting them, too. You’ll also have the opportunity to set out on foot for fascinating stroll – it’s a totally different sensation feeling Africa’s vibrant pulse through the soles of your shoes. At a slower pace, you can really begin to understand Africa. You’ll get up close and personal to the flora and fauna but you’ll stay safe, accompanied by an armed ranger who will guide you through lush forest to the clear springs of a sparkling waterfall.
Arusha National Park’s rangers are extremely knowledgeable, and as you walk you’ll learn so much about the biodiversity of the park – and suddenly you’ll spot a tribe of black and white colobus monkeys, famous in the park for their acrobatics. You’ll spend overnight in a camp close to the park, where you’ll relax and enjoy a delicious dinner under a sky ablaze with stars before a restful sleep.
DAY 2 – ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK TO MTO WA MBU
After awakening to a still African dawn, you’ll energise yourself with a hearty breakfast before heading off to the Tarangire National Park, named after the river which flows through the park and is the only source of water for the animals during the dry season. It’s an undulating landscape, scattered with Baobab trees and high grasses and its mixture of vegetation is unique in the Northern safari lands.
Tarangire is famous for its birdlife: over 550 species make their homes here including the endearing yellow-collared lovebird. The Tarangire swamps have the most breeding species in one habitat in the world. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot Omo, the white giraffe who has a genetic condition called leucism: she’s perfectly healthy, just almost perfectly white! Of course, if you don’t see Omo you’ll see a remarkable selection of wildlife including elephant, lions, warthogs, impala, cheetah, buffalo, and baboons.
After a fascinating day in this beautiful park, you’ll head off to Mto wa Mbu and reach the campsite in the late afternoon. You’ll have a chance to relax, absorb the sights and finish the evening with a tasty dinner before resting up, ready for tomorrow’s adventure.
DAY 3 – MTO WA MBU TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast drives to explore fabled Serengeti National Park, stopping en route at the remarkable Olduvai Gorge Museum with its displays of fossils that provide significant evidence of our ancestors almost four million years ago.
Unequalled in its natural beauty and undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, the vast plains of the Serengeti host Africa’s highest concentration of game. Millions of wildebeest, gazelle and zebra gather here for the annual migration, attracting large predators such as lion, leopard, and cheetah. The first game drive explores the lush Seronera Valley, renowned for its lion and leopard populations, as well as a variety of other wildlife.
Each morning, you’ll set out in a custom-designed 4x4WD safari vehicle, keeping you close to the elements with broad windows and rooftop hatches that open for photo opportunities and wildlife viewing. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the bush, or return to the lodge for an al fresco meal, depending on how the morning’s sightseeing unfolds. After a chance to relax midday, return to your vehicle for another wildlife drive later this afternoon in search of the migrating herds on the move as well as abundant resident wildlife.
DAY 4 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
You’ll start your day at the centre of the majestic Serengeti. After a nourishing breakfast, you’ll continue your journey into the plains on a full-day game drive that will give you the opportunity to spot hundreds of the diverse animals that find their home within the Serengeti’s endless plains.
If you’re especially excited to see animals extremely close up, you won’t forget today. You’ll likely see all the animals that make this park famous only a few feet away from you. Lions, leopard, cheetah and water buffalo up close – there are no words to describe the feeling of closeness to animals so beautiful and so wild.
You’ll also have the chance to gaze on some of the park’s lesser-known but equally fascinating animals including the majestic eland, the clever hyena, graceful gazelle, stolid crocodiles, and of course giraffe, zebra, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and antelope. If you visit at the right time of the year you’ll witness one of the modern natural wonders of the world – the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebra. You’ll spend the night at the campsite in Seronera, well known for animal sightings.
Accommodation: Serengeti Public Campsite.
Meals included: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch.
DAY 5 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO NGORONGORO CRATER
You’ll be up with before dawn on an early morning game drive, the air crisp and keen and the sky brightening from indigo to golden pink and finally to hyacinth blue as we explore. The park is waking up and is alive with the calls of the animals.
This is a time for tracking – predators have left their tracks overnight, and we’ll follow. As dawn breaks, the birds’ melodies begin to harmonise, the early morning air starts to warm and you’ll hear different calls as other animals start their day. You’ll add to yesterday’s collection of sightings: perhaps today you’ll see more hippos; perhaps a troop of monkeys or family of mongoose will grab your attention. After such an early start you’ll be looking forward to a delicious lunch, which will be served at the park.
In the afternoon, you’ll start your Ngorongoro adventure by heading off to the Simba Campsite located at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater itself. You’ll spend the evening enjoying a tasty dinner and relaxing under the stars.
DAYS 6 – NGORONGORO CRATER TO MTO WA MBU
After an early but delicious breakfast you’ll travel into the Crater, which is known as “Africa’s Garden of Eden”; its unique geological formation is at the root of its diversity. Because the crater sides are a barrier to many species migrating in or out, the crater is packed full of wildlife, and there’s an excellent chance of spotting Africa’s Big Five today. You could also encounter vultures, zebra, hippo, wildebeest and hyenas.
The alkaline lake attracts geese, and storks and pink clouds of flamingo, too. Your experienced guide will ensure that you discover all the glorious wonders of nature in this unique place. You’ll rest at Fanaka Camp overnight before your journey to the wonders of Lake Manyara National Park.
Accommodation: Fanaka Public Campsite
Meals included: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch.
DAY 7 – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK TO ARUSHA
Your day starts with a healthy, filling breakfast and then you’ll head off to the Lake Manyara National Park, which extends for miles along the emerald base of the gold-flecked Rift Valley escarpment. The park is a patchwork of forest, arid scrubland and soda lake and a paradise for bird lovers.
The forest is alive with the birdsong and flattering with the antics of monkeys in the forest canopy; giraffe roams the savannah and lions loll in trees, resting in the shade, while hippo families submerge themselves in the waters of the soda lake. You’ll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch served in the park before our drive back to Arusha Town for dinner and overnight or to Kilimanjaro airport for departure.
Price includes the following:
- All Taxes/VAT
- All airport transfers
- Professional guides
- All national park fees
- AMREF Flying Doctors
- Transportation in a 4x4WD safari vehicle
- Meals & mineral water according to the itinerary
- Camping equipment (tents, sleeping mats, chairs, tables etc.)
Price does not include the following:
- Sleeping bag
- Travel insurance
- Optional activities
- Flights & Visa fees
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Personal spending money for souvenirs etc.
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour