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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 Kilimanjaro Airport – Welcome to Tanzania

Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Welcome to Tanzania

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be welcomed by Nature in Spirit Travel Guide and transferred to House of West Kili for dinner and overnight. The House of West Kili is a lodge located in tranquil environment in the village of Lawate on the Western Slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is 30-40 minutes’ drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport and easily accessible by tarmac road. Depending on your arrival time, you will have time and rest a bit before dinner.

Main Destination:
Kilimanjaro Airport
Accommodation:
House of West Kili
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & dinner (Lunch not included)
  • Drinks not included

Day 2

Mount Kilimanjaro Hike

Mount Kilimanjaro Hike

After breakfast, you will drive to the western side of the mountain and up through the forests to the Londorossi Gate, an altitude of 2,100m. The ascent is over 1,000m, moving steadily up through tropical montane forests, home to a variety of animals and birdlife. With the help of your guide, you may spot colobus monkeys, crested turacos and more. It is not uncommon to hear elephants rumbling through the forest.

You will drive up to Shira Plateau at the altitude of 3,400m, a 500,000-year-old volcanic caldera that is now a World Heritage Site. You will start your hike here and continue to Shira 1 Camp, Lion Gorge and the foothills of the Shira Pinnacles. Kilimanjaro’s iconic snow-covered table top, Kibo Peak, should be visible from here, as well as neighboring glaciers.
Then, at the end of the Shira Plateau Day hike, you will walk back to the starting point of the hike and have your picnic lunch, later board the vehicles ready to drive to Arusha for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Mount Kilimanjaro
Accommodation:
House of West Kili
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Mt Kilimanjaro
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 3

Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park

After breakfast at your accommodation, your exciting excursion begins. With a picnic lunch, you will drive to Arusha National Park, one of Northern Tanzania's smallest parks but one with an abundance of options for wildlife viewing. It takes around 1h45m to drive from Arusha to the park, and once you arrive, your guide will locate an ideal location for you to admire the picturesque views of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Treat yourself with a good view of the Ngurdoto crater famously known as “mini Ngorongoro”, the Momella and Tululisa lakes, the Fig tree arch together with a variety of wildlife species like buffaloes, warthogs, elephants, birds, and good number of primates.
You will have lunch in one of the picnic sites by the Momella lake with the beautiful vista of hippos and water birds. After lunch you will continue search for game viewing opportunities in other parts of the park.
As evening draws close you will depart the park and drive to your accommodation to rest before dinner.

Main Destination:
Arusha National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Animals are easier to spot)
High Season July to March (The park can get busy)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Arusha NP

GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
ElephantOccasional
WildebeestOccasional
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HyenaRare
LionNone
Accommodation:
Crest Safari Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located in or near Arusha
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 4

Tarangire National Park

Tarangire National Park

Equipped with picnic lunch, after breakfast you will go for a full day game drive to Tanzania’s elephant’s headquarters, Tarangire National Park. The morning and afternoon are yours to explore the imposing National Park, host to more than 500 bird species.
You will have lunch in one of the picnic sites and proceed with game drive in other areas of the park. Big game viewing is absolutely rewarding here as you have uncountable animals to search for from giraffes, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, wildebeests to lions. Tarangire River, the main source of water in the park, tends to draw a lot of wildlife.

While you may have an opportunity to see leopards, cheetahs and hyenas, this is a game of chance since they are rare in the park.
Before sunset, you will head back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Tarangire National Park
Best Time To Visit July to November (Animals come to the Tarangire River)
High Season June to October (The park is full of visitors)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Tarangire NP

ElephantAbundant
GiraffeCommon
LionCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
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HippoCommon
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Maasai Eco Boma
  • Budget lodge located outside Tarangire NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 5

Maasai Village/ Lake Manyara National Park

Maasai Village/ Lake Manyara National Park

Today after breakfast, you will drive to a Maasai Boma to experience “a Day in Maasai Boma”. You will get to know the villagers and participate in daily activities, like milking cows, renovate their houses, or wearing traditional dress.
You will then proceed to Mto wa Mbu for a hot local lunch, a very good opportunity to explore Tanzanian dishes. You can also test a local banana beer to add a unique taste of local flavor.

After lunch, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. In this small but very beautiful park with the dense forest, you will have the opportunity to see many animals. The scenery will definitely grace your eyes as the park is celebrated worldwide for its lions who are fond of tree branches. You will also be able to enjoy the beautiful forest of the park as you search for varieties of wildlife from birds, primates, elephants, big cats or cape buffalo.
After a productive game drive, you will drive to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Lake Manyara National Park
Best Time To Visit June to October (Easier to spot animals)
High Season July to March (The northern section gets crowded)
Best Weather June to October (Little rainfall)

Wildlife in Lake Manyara NP

ElephantCommon
GiraffeCommon
BuffaloCommon
ZebraCommon
HippoCommon
Show more
LionOccasional
HyenaOccasional
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Sumawe Suites
  • Budget guest house located outside Lake Manyara NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 6

Game enroute to Serengeti National Park

Game enroute to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast you will head to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro conservation Area with game enroute. You will witness spectacular view of Ngorongoro highlands as you drive towards the endless plains. While waiting for your guide to complete the gate formalities, you can climb up a giant kopje to get a better view of the vast savanna that extends to the horizon.

These large rocks serve as habitat for various species of flora and wildlife that are unique to these strange-looking stone formations. You will drive to the camp for check-in, lunch and head out again for an afternoon game drive. After an exciting day you will return back to the camp for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Central Serengeti National Park
Best Time To Visit January to February and June to October (Different 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
LionCommon
CheetahCommon
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
Show more
GiraffeCommon
HippoCommon
HyenaCommon
LeopardOccasional
Black RhinoVery Rare
Wild DogVery Rare
Accommodation:
Osero Serengeti Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 7

Serengeti National Park

Serengeti National Park

Today after breakfast is another day for a great adventure in Serengeti National Park, home to all five of the Big Five. You may decide to go for optional Balloon ride in the midst of the endless plain which end with breakfast in the bush.
Talk to your guide on what you want to see as every area of the Serengeti has something special to offer.

Whether it's witnessing a rhino amble through the bush near Kopjes, spying on a wild dog, or gasping as you watch a huge cat hunt its meal. You will go back to the camp for lunch then head out again for an afternoon game drive at around 15:00. You will enjoy the sunset as you drive back to the camp during the evening for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Central Serengeti National Park
Accommodation:
Osero Serengeti Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 8

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast you will depart with picnic lunch and herd to Ngorongoro crater. On the way you will visit a Maasai boma. Explore wildlife in the self-contained ecosystem of Ngorongoro crater.
This is a land of multiple uses where wild animals and human beings have managed to co-exist together in harmony. You will drive more than 600 meters deep to Ngorongoro crater, a fallen mountain believed to erode more than millions of years ago.

You will have game drive to search for various animals from endangered black rhinos, lions, buffaloes, elephants, gazelles, warthogs, hippos, zebras, waterbucks, hyenas, jackals, to large flocks of flamingos along Lake Magadi. Late in the afternoon after an eventful game viewing day, you will return back to the lodge for dinner and overnight.

Main Destination:
Ngorongoro Crater
Best Time To Visit June to October (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
BuffaloAbundant
ZebraAbundant
WildebeestAbundant
HyenaAbundant
Show more
ElephantCommon
HippoCommon
LeopardOccasional
Accommodation:
Sumawe Suites
  • Budget guest house located outside Ngorongoro Crater
Meals & Drinks:
  • All meals included
  • Drinks not included

Day 9

Drive back to Arusha

Drive back to Arusha

The end of your wildlife safari is today! However, one last adventure is left, Leaving Karatu in the morning after breakfast, travel through wilderness and striking landscapes dotted with traditional villages in the search of Arusha town.
In the midafternoon, you will arrive at Arusha Coffee lodge for lunch. After lunch, you will be transferred to the Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onward flight home.

Main Destination:
Arusha (City)
Accommodation:
No accommodation (End of tour)
Meals & Drinks:
  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinks not included

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You'll be dropped off at the airport.

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