These safari takes you to some of the lodges on the northern Tanzania with the best views and action packed areas, start in Tarangire and stay at the Safari lodge with awesome view of the Tarangire river before moving to Serengeti and stay at the sopa lodge with incredible view of the Serengeti plains while the Ngorongoro sopa offers incredible panoramic view of the Ngorongoro crater while ticking the big five and amazing sightings of the big cats.
DAY BY DAY PROGRAM
DAY 1 - Tarangire National Park
Pick up from your hotel after safari briefing and drive to Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire National Park, the park has great landscape and scenery dotted with huge magnificent baobab trees which offers water from the bark for elephants during the dry season. The Tarangire River is the center piece of game drive as is the only source of water in the park and all animals come down to drink here. The sightings of the day can be elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, leopard, lions, zebras and wildebeest.
Dinner and overnight at Tarangire safari lodge/similar.
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. 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 Tarangire safari lodge/similar.
DAY 3 - Tarangire national park–Mto WA mbu—Karatu
After breakfast embark on game drive on your way out of the park enjoying bird’s song and other animals and birds sighting after proceed to a small village town of mto WA mbu where you are going to do village walk. Tanzania has over 120 native tribes and all of these are presented here, your local guide will take your through the rice field, banana plantation, local makonde carving factory and local beer brewing factory and if time permits a local primary school. These will give you the insight of the local people life, belief, economy and their social life. You will have a local lunch under the banana plantation prepare by local women group and after proceed to the lodge for leisure and enjoy your time at the pool side.
Dinner and overnight Marera Valley lodge.
DAY 4 - Karatu–Serengeti National Park
Breakfast at the lodge and proceed to Serengeti through the Ndutu plains And Explore Serengeti habitats from the, plains dotted with kopjes, riverine, woodlands, valleys and swamps for the big cats, lion, leopard, and cheetah other sightings may include elephant giraffe, jackal, baboons, birds and warthog. In the months of December to May you might encounter the great wildebeest migration around these area, although the central Serengeti offers good game viewing throughout the year and for big cat’s lovers it’s always the area to be.
Dinner and overnight Sopa Lodge.
DAY 5 - Full day Serengeti National Park
The whole day will be dedicated on exploring the central part of Serengeti national park for its incredible sightings of lions, cheetah and leopard. Other sightings here may include elephants, giraffes, buffaloes, hyenas, jackals, and a host of antelope’s species, around the water areas you might see hippos, crocodiles and birds in the evening your guide will stop for your sundowner drinks while watching the sun set.
Dinner and overnight Sopa lodge.
DAY 6 - Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast leave the camp and explore the Namiri plains for its great sightings of cheetah while also looking for the big prides of lions found in these area. It’s one place in Serengeti where if you are lucky you might see cheetah hunting. Other sightings here might be jackals, hyenas and Kori bustard. Stop under acacia tree and enjoy your mouth watering lunch before crossing to the Ngorongoro conservation. Visit the Maasai village and head to the Sopa lodge for Dinner and overnight
Overnight at Sopa Lodge.
DAY 7 - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After early breakfast around 05:50am, descend down 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. Afternoon drive to Eyasi.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge.
DAY 8 - Lake Eyasi and return to Arusha
After breakfast, a true African experience awaits. You will visit the Hadzabe, an ethnic minority and one of Tanzania’s last hunter-gatherer tribes. They have managed to maintain their traditional lifestyle until this day in this dry and mostly barren area. Thereafter you will pay a visit to the pastoral nomads and herdsmen, known as the Datoga tribe. The experience is completed with a stop at the blacksmiths where you will witness craftsmen in rather rudimentary working conditions. After this interactive cultural experience you will then drive back to Arusha and we will drop you at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight, or Arusha at Hotel of your stay.
- 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
- Sundowner stops
- Village walk in Mto wa Mbu
- Cultural tours of the Hadzabe
- Additional Flights
- Optional activities
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Visa fees
- Personal spending money for
- souvenirs etc.
- Travel insurance