Arrival in Arusha
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by an African Big Cats Safaris representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. Your overnight stay will be at Under The Shade Safari Lodge awaiting for the start of your adventure safari the following day.
- Main Destination:
- Arusha (City)
- Under the Shade Safari Lodge
- Meals & Drinks:
Arusha to Tarangire National Park
Early breakfast will be served at the lodge, thereafter, we'll depart for Tarangire National Park. The park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, and acacia woodlands. The park is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffes, bushbucks and hartebeests. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions, Cheetah and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet. Home to Tanzania's largest population of elephants, Tarangire is the best place to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat. Late in the afternoon, continue driving to the Ngorongoro Highlands for dinner and your overnight stay at Eileen's Tree Inn.
Karatu to Serengeti National Park
After an early breakfast, drive through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and on to Serengeti National Park with a game viewing drive en route. Serengeti is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile-infested river can hold them back. Serengeti is truly home to the legendary wildebeest migration. The Serengeti National Park is where safari-goers come to truly experience an African safari. Late afternoon, drive to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay at Embalakai Camp.
Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a game viewing drive en route in the Serengeti National Park. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. The Serengeti National Park is where safari-goers come to truly experience an African safari. The park is featured on many National Geographic shows, the park is rich with wildlife, endless plains, sunrises and sunsets that make the heart go wild. The park is known for its huge wildlife population. White-bearded wildebeest, zebras and gazelle migrate annually during the great migration from the plains of the Serengeti in Tanzania to the grasslands of the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of fresh grass. It is also home to big cats, lions, cheetahs and leopards. You will arrive at your accommodation late in the afternoon for dinner and your overnight stay at Rhino Lodge.
Ngorongoro Crater to Karatu
After an early breakfast, descend into the Ngorongoro Crater for a game-viewing drive. The jewel in Ngorongoro's crown is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest unflooded and unbroken caldera in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the 8th wonders of the world. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. The crater has achieved world renown status, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro where one is guaranteed to see the endangered black rhinos, large prides of lions, herds of wildebeests, zebras as well as elephants, buffalos and hippos! Late in the afternoon, continue with a short drive to your lodge for dinner and your overnight at Eileen's Tree Inn.
Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha
Early in the morning after breakfast, we'll depart to Lake Manyara National Park which is an unspoiled paradise and is best known for its abundance of birds and tree-climbing lions. The dramatic western escarpment of the Rift Valley forms the park’s western border. To the east is the shallow, alkaline Lake Manyara. The lake covers a large area of the park, flooding and drying with the seasons and is home to thousands of flamingos during the rains. The name Manyara comes from the Maasai word ‘Manyara’, a popular plant which is used to build the protective enclosure around a family homestead (boma). The park’s vegetation is diverse, ranging from savannah to evergreen forest. On your exploration of the park, you may see giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, buffalos, elephants and if you are lucky; lions lounging in the trees. After lunch and an extensive game drive, late in the afternoon, drive back to Arusha in time for your flight back home or for a flight to Zanzibar.
- Main Destination:
- Lake Manyara National Park
- No accommodation (End of tour)
- Meals & Drinks:
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