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Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

  • You'll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Day 1

Arrival

Arrival

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by an African Ambition Tours representative and you will be transferred to your hotel where the remainder of the day is spend at leisure. Rest in your room, enjoy a swim in the pool or explore Arusha and the surrounding areas on one of our day tours, the choice is yours.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
Gran Melia Arusha
  • Luxury hotel located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 2

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Today after breakfast, you will drive to Tarangire National Park with lunch boxes. The drive to Tarangire National Park is about 110km and takes about 2 hours from Arusha
Tarangire National Park is a huge park best known for its large herds of elephants, but it’s also great for lion and leopard, wonderful for bird life and a great variety of landscape and wildlife. The gorgeous Silale Swamp, towards the south of the park, is magnificent—and almost always rich in wildlife taking advantage of this reliable water source. The park provides water not only from the swamp, but also from the Tarangire River—and during the dry season it’s the primary source of water for animals from the entire area, making for fantastic wildlife viewing.
You will have your lunch in the park (your driver guide will pick a picnic site) and thereafter, continue with the game drive. Parks normally open at 6:00 am to 6:00 pm—you will be at your next lodge in time for dinner.

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:
Escarpment Luxury Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 3

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Today after breakfast you will drive to the famous Serengeti. The drive takes about 3 to 4 hours (game on route), driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the elders, warriors, women and children. Learn about the culture, beliefs and traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe.
The Serengeti is actually enormous approximately the size of Switzerland, so most people on safari, depending on the month, twill visit the central (Seronera) area plus one other area. Either the north in the dry season for the Mara crossings or the west during the green season for the migration herds spread out from the central area to around the Grumeti River, or Ndutu in the “bridge” season between the “short rains” of November/December. The central Serengeti boast those spectacular “endless plains,” dotted with acacia trees and the occasional rocky kopjes.

Main Destination:
Central 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:
Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 4

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Before sunrise at around 6:00 am, we'll leave the lodge for early morning game drives. This is generally the best time to spot the wildlife, as the temperature is cool and the animals are still very active, including the big cats, which will be returning from a night of hunting.
You will then drive back to the lodge for a leisure breakfast followed by a pure relaxation break. You will then go for another game drive and sunset viewing over the Serengeti and then drive back to your lodge.

Main Destination:
Central Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Kubu Kubu Tented Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located inside Central Serengeti
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • All drinks (Except for spirits/liquor)

Day 5

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Today you will drive to the stunning Ngorongoro Crater. It’s a 2 hour drive from Serengeti. This Crater is the world’s largest intact collapsed caldera (volcano) which is a self-contained ecosystem with its own unique population of wildlife in a confined area of amazing variety.
The crater boasts lots of lions, hyenas, fantastic birdlife, servals, Cape buffalo, zebras and gorgeous landscapes. Also there is an added advantage of seeing rhino’s, if you are lucky. The views from the veranda of the lodges are breathtaking especially in the morning with the early morning mist, because of the high altitude (it can be visited at any time of the year).

You will have your lunch in the Crater and then continue with the game drive.

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
Show more
ElephantCommon
BuffaloCommon
HippoCommon
GiraffeOccasional
LeopardOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
  • Luxury lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 6

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is the oldest and most popular sanctuary in East Africa. The main habitats include the shallow soda lake itself which occupies 70% of the park's total area of 320sq km, the ground water forest, open grassland, acacia woodland and the Rift Valley wall.

The most famous spectacle in the park is the tree-climbing lions, which are occasionally seen along branches of acacia trees. Other animals found in the park include buffalo, elephants, leopards, baboons, impalas, giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, ostriches and hippos. Popularly referred to as an ornithologist’s paradise, Lake Manyara National Park contains over 400 bird species found in most savanna and river habitats in East Africa. Common water birds to be seen here are pelicans, spoonbills, Egyptian geese, hammerkops and the migratory flamingoes, which arrive in hundreds of thousands creating one of Africa’s great natural sights over the soda lake.

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:
Manyara's Secret
  • Luxury private villa bordering Lake Manyara NP without fences
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

Day 7

TOUR END

TOUR END

Today is your final safari day. You will enjoy breakfast at the lodge and then drive to Arusha/Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight.
Or
After breakfast, join your guide for a village tour. You will cycle through Mto wa Mbu Village where you will experience local life and enjoy the sights and sounds of this vibrant town. You'll then ride to a Mama’s house where you will feast on a traditional Tanzanian meal. (Optional at the extra cost of $60 USD per person and not included in the package.).

Main Destination:
Mto Wa Mbu (Town)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

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  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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