This safari takes you to some of the lodges on the northern Tanzania with the best views and action packed areas, start in Manyara and stay at the Safari lodge with awesome view of the Manyara park before moving to Serengeti and stay at Lodges with incredible view of the Serengeti plains while the Ngorongoro Serena offers incredible panoramic view of the Ngorongoro crater while ticking the big five and amazing sightings of the big cats.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||San Francisco International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
This is amazing 7 days Africa wildlife safari, its include all popular national parks in northern Tanzania.
Safari packages specifically start with Lake Manyara covered with thousands of pink flamingos, follows out with three day game drive through the vast expanses of the Serengeti National Park. Continuing the route goes down to the volcanic crater of Ngorongoro, aged more than two million years and completed by Tarangire national park where natural vegetation mainly consists Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees with huge swamp areas in the south.
[Day 1] – Arrival
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet our representative and drive to Lake Duluti Serena Hotel for an overnight stay.
NOTE: If you will arrive a bit early and you would like to go out and explore Arusha then we will be happy to offer City Tour for you.
[Day 2] – Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, pick up at 08:00 am you drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a day of game viewing. In this small, but beautiful park with dense forest you can spot lots of monkeys, giraffes, elephants, impalas, hippos, flamingos and if you are lucky you may spot the rare tree climbing lions, a part from the animals the contrasting landscape is stunning with the biggest diversity of habitat than the Serengeti national park.
For birders these is your day over 425 species of birds have been recorded here with the highest number of raptors, in the late afternoon you drive to Lake Manyara Serena lodge for dinner and overnight.
[Day 3] – Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Depart this morning for a game drive in the central part of the Serengeti. This part is famous for the abundance of lions and leopards that can usually be seen quite easily. Game viewing in the central area is spectacular all year round.
Enjoy the views of endless plains and stunning wildlife like cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, ostrich, jackals, hyenas, hyrax and many more.
[Day 4] – Serengeti National Park
The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. This park is the oldest and famous in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen.
The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration when hundreds of thousands of wildebeests and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water, game viewing is good year around with great sighting of lions, cheetah leopard, hippos, and giraffe in the evening drive to your lodge.
[Day 5] – Serengeti – Ngorongoro
After breakfast leave the Lodge 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 Ngorongoro Serena Safari lodge for Dinner and overnight.
[Day 6] – Ngorongoro Crater
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.
[Day 7] – Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After breakfast, depart Ngorongoro for Arusha, if you are a shopping lover, then today is your day, you will talk to your guide and ask him to stop at any shop of your desire, then proceed back to Arusha, stop at Amani Restaurant for lunch if time persist then drop off at Kilimanjaro/Arusha Airport for your departure flight.