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  • A transfer from the airport can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame gate to Machame camp and back to Machame gate

Mt Kilimanjaro Trekking Machame gate to Machame camp and back to Machame gate

Meet your Professional and Experienced English speaking Mountain guide at your Hotel at 07:00am, drive to Machame Gate (1,640 meters), which takes approximately an hour for the former and two hours for the latter.

The ascent through the stunning rainforest, is a long one (~11km / 7miles) and takes approximately 4 hours, picnic lunch at Machame camp.

After lunch, descend down (2 hours) to Machame gate and transferred back to your Mc Ellys Hotel for Dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Machame Gate (Mt Kilimanjaro)
Accommodation:
Mc-Elly's Hotel
  • Budget hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Lunch & dinner (Breakfast not included)
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 2

Arusha National Park game drive and walking with armed ranger

Arusha National Park game drive and walking with armed ranger

Meet your Professional English-speaking driver guide at your Hotel Mc Ellys at 09:00am for departure to Arusha National Park for half day walking with armed range and half day game drive.

In the morning hours we go for a game drive, spotting wildlife while enjoying the spectacular views of Mount Meru and the Kilimanjaro, waterfalls, lakes, swamps and steep cliffs. Driving around the Momella Lakes in the Southeastern part of the park, surrounded by beautiful woodlands. The park is home to many varieties of smaller game as well as giraffe, elephant, Black and White Colobus monkey, water buffalo, bushbuck, and over 400 species of birdlife.

After lunch armed ranger will be waiting for you to accompany you on your 3 hours walking safari that will give you the chance to experience the wildlife up-close.

Late evening drive back to Mc Ellys Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Arusha National Park
Best Time to Visit June to October (Animals are easier to spot)
High Season July to March (The park never gets too crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Arusha NP

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
ElephantOccasional
HippoOccasional
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CheetahVery Rare
HyenaRare
Wild DogVery Rare
LionNone
Accommodation:
Mc-Elly's Hotel
  • Budget hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 3

Kikuletwa-Chemka Hot Springs swiming and cultural tour

Kikuletwa-Chemka Hot Springs swiming and cultural tour

Your driver guide will pick you at Mc Ellys Hotel at 08:00am and drive two-hours to Rundugai near Boma Ng’ombe arriving at the Chemka / Maji Moto Hot springs.

This scenic drive takes you off the tourist trail and offers a glimpse into local life: bustling Markets, local farms and living.

On arrival at this oasis of its kind you will spend a few hours soaking in the pleasantly warm waters, as well as swinging on the rope swing (if you care for some little adrenaline activity), relaxing in the sun-dappled shade of the trees.

After you had enough, we will take you back to Mc Ellys Hotel for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Kikuletwa Hot Springs (Highlight)
Accommodation:
Mc-Elly's Hotel
  • Budget hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 4

Tarangire National Park -game drive

Tarangire National Park -game drive

Driver guide will pick you at 08:30am and drive to Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive with picnic lunch boxes.

Tarangire National Park covers 2,600 square kilometers and at dry times, the concentration of animal’s rivals that of the much better-known Serengeti – the game numbers are staggering: Exp 30,000 Zebras, 25,000 Wildebeests, 5,000 Buffaloes, 3,000 Elephants, 2,500 Maasai Giraffes and over 1,000 Fringe-eared Oryx’s (gemsbok), Predators include Lions, Cheetah and Leopards.
Also flocks of birds: Exp Green Wood Hoopoes, Fisher Lovebirds, white bellied go-away birds and giant kingfishers.

After Sunrise drive to Tarangire campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time to Visit June to October (Animals come to the river)
High Season June to October (The park is full of tourists)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tarangire NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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HippoCommon
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 5

Tarangire National Park-game drive

Tarangire National Park-game drive

Early in the morning at 05:30am take your breakfast box and proceed for a sunrise game drive till 08.00am drive back to the camp for a full breakfast.

After breakfast, have a game viewing till late afternoon, after lunch drive to Migombani campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Just outside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 6

Lake Natron-Engare Sero River waterfalls and Engare sero Footprints

Lake Natron-Engare Sero River waterfalls and Engare sero Footprints

Early in the morning at 05:30am take your breakfast box and proceed for a sunrise game drive till 08.00am, drive back to the camp to take your picnic lunch boxes and luggage.

Then have a game drive En route to Lake Natron, enjoy its spectacular wild animals, Zebras, giraffes, Wildebeests, Buffaloes, continue off-the-beaten track to Lake Natron following the Rift Valley Escarpment northwards, drive passes through typical Masai land and soon Oldonyo Lengai. The holy mountain of the Masai will appear in the distance before reaching the small Masai village of Engaresero and enjoy a guided bush walk to Lake Natron, whose shores shimmer in pink as thousands of flamingos come to breed on the alkaline lake.

At evening visit the Munge thundering waterfalls for swimming and visit Engaresero Footprint. The group of more than 400 footprints was made sometime between 5,000 and 19,000 years ago at a site called Engaresero.

Dinner and overnight at Worldview campsite.

Main Destination:
Lake Natron
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • In or near Lake Natron
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 7

Serengeti National Park game drive en route

Serengeti National Park game drive en route

After early breakfast, continue your journey further north while the vehicle slowly climbs along several serpentine turns. Enjoy a last view onto Lake Natron before leaving the Rift Valley behind and continue via the village of Wasso to Northern Serengeti. Enter Serengeti by midday at Kleins Gate and enjoy a game drive on the way to Seronera center of Serengeti.

On the way you will enjoy viewing different wild species of animals e.g Leopards, lions, buffaloes, elephants, giraffes, zebras and birds.

Proceed to your overnight accommodation at Pimbi campsite.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Best Time to Visit June to February (Areas are best at different times)
High Season July to March (The Seronera area is crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little to no rainfall)

Wildlife in Serengeti NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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BuffaloCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 8

Serengeti national Park- game drive

Serengeti national Park- game drive

Early morning at 05:45am take your breakfast box and proceed for sunrise and morning game drive at Serengeti National Park.

Drive back to the camp in the afternoon for hot lunch.

After lunch proceed with evening game drive, in the vast Serengeti Plains, home to a huge variety of animals and birds, Search among the trees and kopjes for the elusive Leopards and cheetah as well as Wildebeest Migrations.

After Sunset game drive, drive back to Pimbi campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Central Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • Inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 9

Lake Ndutu to the rim of Ngorongoro crater

Lake Ndutu to the rim of Ngorongoro crater

Early in the morning at 05:45 take your breakfast box and continue with Sunrise game drive in Lake Ndutu area. Ndutu is the area between South east Serengeti and North West Ngorongoro where the great migration (Thousands of Wildebeest and Zebras) will be from January to late April.

This short grassland area has highly nutritious grass due to the minerals found in the area and it is where the great migration calves in February. It is one of the very few places in the Parks where off-road game drive is permitted and the best place to see hunting cats (lions and cheetahs). Other animals in the place include hyenas, warthogs, elephants, giraffes and many more.

In afternoon drive back to the camp to take your Picnic lunch boxes and proceed with game drive to Simba campsite Ngorongoro crater rim for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On the crater rim of Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 10

Ngorongoro Crater- 6 hours game drive

Ngorongoro Crater- 6 hours game drive

At 06:00am have a breakfast and take your picnic lunch drive to Ngorongoro, descend over 600 meters into the Ngorongoro crater floor for a 6 hour game viewing.

The Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include Lions, Hyenas, Jackals, Cheetahs and the ever-elusive Leopards, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.

We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of Flamingos, Hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. Late evening drive back to Simba campsite for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time to Visit June to September (General wildlife viewing is best)
High Season Most of the year – July to March (Expect crowds)
Best Weather June to October (Rainfall is little to none)

Wildlife in Ngorongoro Crater

LionCommon
CheetahCommon
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HyenaAbundant
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ElephantCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoCommon
GiraffeOccasional
LeopardOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 11

Ngorongoro Crater Rim Trekking

Ngorongoro Crater Rim Trekking

Early after breakfast drive one kilometer with picnic lunch boxes from simba campsite to the starting point at Northern of the rim of Ngorongoro and start walking through Acacia Forest accompanied with Maasai warrior, Donkeys (to carry your luggage) and armed ranger, have a nice view of Ngorongoro crater.

Walk 17Km through Acacia forest on the rim of Ngorongoro and see so many birds and wild animals such as Giraffes, Zebras, Wildebeests, Bush-backs, Elephants and different species.

Dinner and overnight at Leyanai campsite.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On the crater rim of Ngorongoro Highlands
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 12

Ngorongoro Crater rim trekking

Ngorongoro Crater rim trekking

Early after breakfast, proceed walking 17 Klm with picnic lunch boxes accompanied with Maasai warrior, donkeys and armed ranger on the crater rim from Leianai to Ilkiepusi 5-6 hours cross Acacia Forest and view crater from the top of rim.

You will see many wild animals such as Buffaloes, Zebras, Wildebeest, Elephants, Giraffes, birds etc.

Dinner and overnight at Ilkiepusi Bush camp.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Highlands
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • On the crater rim of Ngorongoro Highlands
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 13

Lake Eyasi-Visit Barbeig and Datooga tribes

Lake Eyasi-Visit Barbeig and Datooga tribes

After breakfast, walk about half kilometer, and our car will pick you, drive to Lake Eyasi, on the way enjoy landscapes and other activities, lunch at the Lake Eyasi Bush campsite.

Lunch at the campsite, after lunch visit Barbeig and Datooga local tribes to experience their lifestyle and cultures, The Datooga, known as the Mang'ati in Swahili, are a pastoralist Nilotic people. Also visit Traditional healer

Late evening walk to the Eyasi Bush Camp for dinner and overnight –
Breakfast, Lunch and dinner.

Main Destination:
Lake Eyasi
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • In or near Lake Eyasi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 14

Lake Eyasi- Experience Hadzabe Bushmen culture-Lake Manyara night game drive

Lake Eyasi- Experience Hadzabe Bushmen culture-Lake Manyara night game drive

Earlier in the morning at 05.00am have a cup of coffee or tea, then accompanied by Hadzabe Bushmen Guide proceed for Bushmen activities around Lake Eyasi wooden bush land,

Experience the Bees keeping on the tree holes, rock caves, at other Bushmen activities, traditional healer, Traditional dancing (experience local Bushmen living and culture) e.t.c.

In the afternoon return back to the camp for hot lunch, after lunch drive to Migombani campsite for rest and dinner.

At 08:00pm inter Lake Manyara Park for Night game drive until 12:00 midnight. A whole new world of animal species (nocturnal) awaits you on a night game drive.

There is an abundance of elusive animals that are rarely seen in the day. Keep your eyes open, and hopefully you will be lucky enough to spot shy genets, lithe civet cats and prickly porcupines, Hippos happily foraging under a leafy tree on the roadside, Leopards, Tree climbing Lions.
Dinner and overnight at Migombani camp.

Main Destination:
Lake Eyasi
Accommodation:
Budget camping
  • In or near Lake Eyasi
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

Day 15

Lake Manyara National Park-game drive

Lake Manyara National Park-game drive

After breakfast, have a full day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees and grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking, with the open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands, and distance volcanic peaks.

Animals such as Elephants, Hippos, Impalas, Giraffe, Warthog, Wildebeest, Blue monkeys and Buffaloes can be seen.

This Park is also home to the famous tree climbing lions and Leopards.

Lake Manyara National Park provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birds life with over 400 species having been recorded within the Parks boundaries. Highlights include pink-hued flamingoes, herons, storks and pelicans.

Late evening drive to Kilimanjaro Airport via Arusha town for shopping.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time to Visit June to September (easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (Northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (few showers of rain)

Wildlife in Lake Manyara NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
Show more
LionOccasional
HyenaOccasional
CheetahVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Non-alcoholic drinks

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