Arrive Kilimanjaro International Airport with International flight, met by our Driver Guide, and be transferred to KIBO PALECE HOTEL or similar for overnight Bed &Breakfast.
After breakfast we meet Augustine for briefing then drive to Arusha National Park with Picnic Lunch for game drive. The closest National park to Arusha town (DRIVING TIME TO THE GATE IS 45 minutes). Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a beguiling diversity of habitats within a few hours. Lying between the peaks of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru, Arusha National Park is an outstandingly beautiful area. This small park, 137 sq km is located 25 km from Arusha. There are three distinct areas that are found within Arusha National Park namely Ngurdoto Crater, the Momella Lakes and the rugged Mt. Meru. The vegetation which occurs in the Park is correlated to the altitude and geology of the area. Ngurdoto Crater is surrounded by forest whilst the crater floor is a swampy area. The Momella Lakes, like many in the Rift Valley, are alkaline, and their shallows sometimes tinged pink with thousands of flamingos, the lakes support a rich selection of resident and migrant waterfowl. Mt. Meru is a mixture of lush forests and bare rocks. At noon enjoy your picnic Lunch and be driven to Tarangire. DINNER AND OVERNIGHT MARAMBOI TENTED CAMP - Full board.
After early breakfast you will begin your adventure as you drive to Tarangire National Park with picnic Lunch, for a full day game drive in this third largest national park in Tanzania. It is the vast number of baobab trees that first capture the eye as you enter Tarangire. The gently rolling countryside is dotted with these majestic trees, which seem to dwarf the animals that feed beneath them. The park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. Herds of wildebeest, zebra, elephant, gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rains when they migrate again to good grazing areas. Good number of resident mammals will be seen. Over 300 bird species have been recorded in Tarangire. Get prepared for an interesting day. Late afternoon return to your Camp, enroute you will visit MAKONDE TRIBESMEN known for their curving skills; here you will learn how to curve etc. After this visit continue to your Lodge in good time for a cold beer!
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT AT MARAMBOI TENTED CAMP
After breakfast drive 2.45 minutes to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive with picnic Lunch. Lake Manyara National Park is a small National park with 7 distinct habitats which are home to variety of wildlife. Amongst many other animals, you will be able to see three kinds of small primate, baboons, black faced monkey and Blue monkey, Impalas, giraffes, cape buffalos, dik diks, elephants, waterbuck, bushbuck, zebras, wildebeest and a superb bird life. If you are lucky you may see tree climbing Lions and the elusive cat leopard. The highlight here is probably a nice hippo pool where at least a hundred hippos socialize. You will be allowed to get out of your vehicle to take close up photographs of hippos surrounded with different kinds of water birds like pelicans, storks, ibis etc. In a distance you will also be able to see thousands of flamingos in Lake Manyara. In the late afternoon drive 40 minutes to your lodge.
Dinner and Overnight at TLOMA MOUNTAIN LODGE
After breakfast you will be taken out of your comfort zone by doing various activities across Tloma Village. You will have a chance of being taken on a Guided Village walk by one of the Local Guide who was born and raised in this Village. The walk will enable you to see different activities done by the Native people of the Area. You will also visit a School as well as a Dispensary. After this visit, you shall continue to Gibb's Farm and enjoy lunch. Gibbs Farm is an oasis of green, calm and beauty, in a landscape that can often be parched, lush and beautiful. This privately owned farm is notorious for its cuisine. The food is delicious, with fresh vegetables from the gardens cooked with care. Meals include a wide selection of savory pies and salads, served buffet style. After lunch, you will do a home visit to the iraqw tribe family to. This visit shall be your Learning and Discovery day as you shall be exposed to the Iraqw people culture and Tradition.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT KITELA LODGE OR TLOMA MOUNTAIN LODGE
After breakfast you will drive to Serengeti National Park with picnic Lunch. Once you reach Serengeti gate; you will enjoy your picnic Lunch before start doing game drive enroute to your Camp. To the Masai, SERENGETI means – “the place where land moves on forever." Today, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and the Masai Mara Reserve across the border in Kenya, protect the greatest and most varied collection of terrestrial wildlife on earth, and one of the last great migratory systems still intact. Great prepared for a perfect safari day!
Dinner and Overnight at NASIKIA SEMI MOBILE TENTED CAMP
Today you will explore Serengeti even more by doing game drive searching for more wildlife. You will do early morning game drive to catch up the sun rise and late afternoon game drive to get Sun set shots! If you are lucky you may see elusive predators such as leopards, Lions cheetahs. Their prey, giraffe, topi, Bohor reedbuck, Defassa waterbuck, buffalo impala etc will also be seen grazing and browsing in different game circuits. The impressive Giant rock outcrops (KOPJES) host hyraxes, dwarf mongooses, red-headed agamas and other creatures.
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT NASIKIA SEMI MOBILE TENTED CAMP
After breakfast drive to Olduvai Gorge. The drive to the gorge is breathtaking – passing through a spectacular mix of savannah grassland and acacia woodland where red-robed Masai graze their cattle before you reach the gorge itself. Oldupai is one of the world’s most important pale anthropological Sites. This is where, in 1959, Dr Louis and Mary Leakey found fossil evidence of the 1.7-million-year-old Australopithecus boisei (Zinjanthropus) and Homo babilis (Handyman). Thousands of stone tools, some of which have been used by Homo habilis, have been found at Oldupai. Outside the museum, the guide will explain the geological features of the gorge and the work of the Leakey’s.
After the Museum visit, you will visit a Maasai Village. This will be a unique opportunity to interact and learn many facts about their culture and Tradition. You will enjoy your picnic lunch before you continue to your Lodge.
Dinner and Overnight at NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE
After an early breakfast drive 60 Minutes and descends 2000 feet to the Ngorongoro Crater for a full day game drive with picnic Lunch. This caldera is an extinct volcano and the largest unbroken caldera in the world. The cone is believed to have collapsed nearly two million years ago, and while the cone was standing, it could have been as tall, if not taller, than Mount Kilimanjaro. The crater (2000 feet deep and 102 square miles) is a microcosm of East African scenery with abundant wildlife including more than25, 000 larger animals. This area offers an outstanding opportunity to see black rhinos, as they are protected around the clock. Over the years, the floor of this crater has become mostly savannah (grassland), with a soda lake whose size changes depending on the rains that are the lifeline of this amazing land. On this lake, marvel at the colorful flamingos and a variety of other water bird. Resident Species such as Ostriches, Crowned Cranes, and Kori Bustards are joined seasonally by migrant flocks of White and Abdim’s Storks. Patience may also reward you with glimpses of cheetah, hyena, jackal, elephant, warthog, buffalo, buffalo, hartebeest, eland and many other antelopes. Your wildlife-viewing will be dramatic, and the experience memorable. You will enjoy Picnic Lunch in the Crater Floor by the Hippo Pool. After Picnic Lunch you will continue with a short game drive before you return to your Lodge.
Dinner and Overnight at NGORONGORO FARM HOUSE
After breakfast, you will be driven back to Arusha, Lunch and Dayroom shall be at Kibo Palace Hotel. In the evening you shall be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.