Day 1: Arusha

Upon arrival at Arusha Kilimanjaro International Airport our manager will welcome you to Tanzania and transfer you to the hotel in Arusha our Safari capital and “Geneva of Africa” for overnight stay in Lake Duluti Serena Lodge.

Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast the journey starts from Arusha to the Lake Manyara National Park. Visit the village Mto Wa Mbu on the route. After lunch at the lodge, we set off on a photographic safari through the forest that hosts many families of baboons, blue monkeys and vervets. This small park covers an area of only 330 square kilometers of which 220 are made up of the lake. On the shores of the lake and between the marshy areas or the tree-lined savannah reside the large mammals, including giraffes, elephants, impalas, zebras, buffaloes as well as species of water birds such as flamingos, pelicans, Egyptian geese, storks and cranes crowned. Sometimes visitors can observe lions climbing on acacia trees, but it is not very common. Return for dinner and overnight at the lodge, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 3: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

After breakfast the journey starts from Arusha to the Lake Manyara National Park. Visit the village Mto Wa Mbu on the route. After lunch at the lodge, we set off on a photographic safari through the forest that hosts many families of baboons, blue monkeys and vervets. This small park covers an area of only 330 square kilometers of which 220 are made up of the lake. On the shores of the lake and between the marshy areas or the tree-lined savannah reside the large mammals, including giraffes, elephants, impalas, zebras, buffaloes as well as species of water birds such as flamingos, pelicans, Egyptian geese, storks and cranes crowned. Sometimes visitors can observe lions climbing on acacia trees, but it is not very common. Return for dinner and overnight at the lodge, Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Day 4: From Lake Manyara to the Serengeti National Park

After breakfast departure from Lake Manyara towards the Serengeti National Park. With an area of 14,763 square kilometers, it is the largest park in Tanzania and is part of the Serengeti ecosystem together with the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Masai Mara in Kenya. A brief stop will be made for lunch and also for a first panoramic view of the Ngorongoro Crater. Along the way you will see the typical Maasai or “bomas” villages, with cattle herds. Continue the journey through the flat and semi-arid expanses at the entrance to the Serengeti Park. The first safari is along the path to get to the lodge, Serengeti Serena Lodge/Serengeti Sopa Lodge/Seronera Wildlife Lodge (C) or Serengeti Halisi Camp / Kati Kati Tented Camp (E) for dinner and overnight. Full board Note: The transfer is approximately 200 km, 4 and a half hours by road. Overnight at: Serengeti Serena Lodge.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park, the legend of African safari

After breakfast early in the morning, you will leave for a long photographic safari. You can choose whether to return to the lodge for lunch and for a rest or if you bring a packed lunch with you and spend more time on the safari. The Seronera valley is an area of transition between the open savannah to the south and the tree-lined plain to the north-west, crossed by rivers such as the Seronera and Orangi, which terminate in the river Grumeti and constitute a water reserve throughout ‘year. For this reason the concentration of animal life is always high in this area. Among the permanently resident mammals are giraffes, buffaloes, impalas, Thompson gazelles, forest antelopes, leopards, lions, spotted hyena and the very rare black rhino. In general, the number of animals in the park is greater when the migration comes from the plains of the North to the South, between December and May. It is amazing to watch the long columns of animals moving in one direction looking for water until the next dry season. Return to the lodge for dinner and overnight, Serena Serengeti Lodge

Day 6: From the Serengeti to the Ngorongoro

After breakfast, leave the lodge for a photo safari in the morning. After lunch you will leave the park in the direction of Ngorongoro and Oldupai Gorge (this is the original name of the so-called “Olduvai Gorge”). This is located in the North West area of the Ngorongoro Crater; it has a length of about 55 kilometers and a depth that varies between 30 and 100 meters. Continue to the Ngorongoro crater for dinner and overnight at the lodge, Overnight at Serena Ngorongoro Lodge

Day 7: The Ngorongoro Crater, one of the Wonders on Earth

After breakfast, descend into the caldera of the Ngorongoro crater for an extraordinary experience of wild nature. The Ngorongoro conservation area covers an area of 8,292 square kilometers and has an altitude ranging between 1.020 and 3.587 meters. The crater itself is only a part of this extension; the caldera covers 304 square kilometers with a width of 19.2 kilometers and a depth of about 610 meters. The constant presence of water inside the crater allows life to a vast amount of animals. Among the others we find gnù, zebras, impalas, dikdik antipars, elephants and buffaloes. Large predators are also easily observable, including large families of lions, cheetah, spotted hyena and  leopard. Dinner and overnight stay at Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Day 8: From Arusha to the Tarangire National Park

After breakfast departure for the Tarangire National Park. There will be a photographic safari along the route on the way to the lodge. The park is home to a very large number of elephants, the largest in Tanzania. The surface is 2,850 square kilometers and its ecosystem focuses on the presence of the Tarangire River and its marshy areas. This provides a constant water reserve throughout the year, so the number of animals is abundant here, even during the dry season between July and November. The concentration of mammals is remarkable and includes the migratory gnù, zebre, buffali, eland, impala, in addition to the orix and gerenuk that are found only in this area. Lunch at the lodge. In the evening we will return to Arusha. Reserved for airport transfer for connecting flight or departure (alternatively, you can book an overnight stay in Arusha). Half board Note: The route is about 190 km, 3 hours away.

Day 9: From Arusha to the Tarangire National Park

After breakfast departure for the Tarangire National Park. There will be a photographic safari along the route on the way to the lodge. The park is home to a very large number of elephants, the largest in Tanzania. The surface is 2,850 square kilometers and its ecosystem focuses on the presence of the Tarangire River and its marshy areas. This provides a constant water reserve throughout the year, so the number of animals is abundant here, even during the dry season between July and November. The concentration of mammals is remarkable and includes the migratory gnù, zebre, buffali, eland, impala, in addition to the orix and gerenuk that are found only in this area. Lunch at the lodge. In the evening we will return to Arusha. Reserved for airport transfer for connecting flight or departure.

Thank you for travelling with us. Good bye / fiika salama!

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