Begin your holiday of a lifetime at Plantation farm and immerse yourself with great diversity of habitat and landscape. View some of the most incredible wildlife on the planet in the NCA, before moving on to the Serengeti where days are spent discovering Tanzania’s big cats, followed by bush sundowner.
- Enjoy great sighting of elephants and giraffes in Tarangire.
- Look for the big cats in Serengeti and Ngorongoro.
- Visit the Retima hippo pool and witness one of the biggest raft of hippos.
- Enjoy you bush sundown while admiring the sun set in Serengeti
DAY BY DAY PROGRAM
DAY 1 - Arusha – Tarangire national park
Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq. km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 450 bird species. The Esilalei swamp is a great place to see big concentration of elephants, buffaloes, zebra, and wildebeest while lions, leopard & cheetah are seen quiet frequently.
Dinner and overnight Baobab Tented camp
Activities: Game viewing.
DAY 2 - Full day at Tarangire National Park.
This day will be spend entirely on game viewing through the park exploring the parks vast habitats and landscape up to the Silalei swamp where during the dry season offers green pasture and water for the grazers and the predators follow them here. During the months of June to November when we have the seasonal migration of wildebeest and zebras the park bust into live with possible the biggest concentration of wildlife outside Serengeti national park and the largest population of elephants per square kilometers in the world. Other sightings will include lions, cheetah, leopard, giraffes, and buffaloes and if you are lucky the rare wild dogs are found here. In the late afternoon stop four your bush sundowner drinks which will be made by your guide.
Dinner and overnight Baobab Tented camp.
Activities, Game viewing,
Optional, Walking safari
DAY 3 - Tarangire area – Lake Manyara National park
Following breakfast transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. There is a profusion of wildlife in this small national park, and the amazing bird watching experience will certainly be rewarding to both a devote and first-time bird watcher. It is as well among the few places on the African continent to see the tree-climbing lions that will be your main quest for the day. Manyara in addition prides in a large flock of beautiful pink flamingoes found in the lake. You will have lunch at picnic site. In the late evening drive to Marera valley for Dinner.
Dinner and overnight at Marera valley lodge.
Activities, Game viewing and bird watching.
DAY 4 - Karatu – Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, drive to the great Serengeti — “endless plains” in the Maasai language. While the exact timing is difficult to predict, here is where more than two million wildebeest, half a million Thomson’s gazelle and a quarter-million zebra gather for annual migrations, attracting large predators such as lion, leopard, cheetah and hyena. Other sightings might be elephants, giraffes, hippos, a host of antelopes, and bird’s dinner and overnight Serengeti heritage camp.
Note: During the months of December to March these day will be spend in Ndutu since the Great wildebeest migration is around the area.
Dinner and overnight Serengeti Heritage camp.
Activities, Game viewing.
DAY 5 - Full day Serengeti national park
Today will be the “Serengeti game viewing day”. After early breakfast this morning, depart the Camp at 06:30 am, ready for full day game drive, enjoy an amazing game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, antelope, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, and lions. If you are there during the spectacular wildebeest migration, you will be more than astonished. In the late afternoon we venture out in another game drive. Everywhere there are animals, monkeys and, yes, birds…but look closely and you will be thrilled to see the huge jungle cats— lion, leopard and cheetah—watching the world go by. And go by it does. Giraffes, gazelle, antelope and massive elephants by the hundreds. Animals in the trees, flying, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers and in streams. This is the adventure of a lifetime!
Nothing is quite so essentially ‘Safari’ as the traditional ‘bush sundowner,’ especially when it’s enlivened by the presence of your guide.
Dinner and Overnight Serengeti heritage tented camp.
Activities, Game viewing.
Optional: Balloon safari
DAY 6 - Serengeti National Park -Ngorongoro conservation area.
Today you will take your breakfast with you and leave the camp and head to the Namiri plains for your morning game drive, the area is known for its great sightings of cheetah and lions. On very lucky days you might see cheetah hunting or lions hunting in these area. You will stop for your bush breakfast and then proceed with your game viewing before entering to the Ngorongoro conservation area and proceed to the Ngorongoro Wild camp for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight Ngorongoro wild camp.
Activities: Game viewing, Maasai village visit.
DAY 7 - Ngorongoro crater — Arusha
After early breakfast around 05:50am, descend down to the crater at 06am for 6-7hrs game drive, with picnic lunch. We venture onto the crater floor for an up close at the residents of this World Heritage Site, and enjoy a picnic lunch here. The Ngorongoro Crater provides great game-viewing all year-round. The wildlife here makes up a permanent population because grazing and water supplies are plentiful throughout the seasons. The sighting here may as well include lions, caracal, elephants, hippos and if you are lucky you might see the endangered black rhino grazing in the open plains. Afternoon drive back to Arusha.
Overnight Tulia hotel & spur on B/B basis.
You can extend your trip to the charming tropical beach of Zanzibar
- Safari according to the itinerary
- Transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle
- UNLIMITED Game drives
- Professional English-speaking guide
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Mineral water
- All mentioned activities
- All national park fees
- AMREF flying doctors rescue cover
- Additional Flights
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for
- souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance