Safari will take you to the top safari destinations in Tanzania Safaris to witness the amazing high concentration of wildlife with lions, cheetahs, and at certain times of the year, the world-renowned “Great Wildebeest Migration”. Included in the tour are Serengeti, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater.
Airport – Arusha
On your arrival at the Kilimanjaro Airport, you will meet our Croy African Adventure driver/representative and be picked up, then transfer to Planet lodge/Similar in Arusha town for your accommodation.
Arusha – Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast then depart for game viewing. Tarangire National Park has the highest concentration of elephants in North – Tanzania and you can view these animals all year round where elephant herd populations can reach as many as 3,000. The Tarangire River has water all year around. During the dry season (July-October), many animals from the surrounding areas come to the river to drink. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder as you observe exotic big mammals such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, zebras and various types of antelopes such as gazelles. During the dry season, Tarangire is a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Maasai Ostrich-the world’s largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place.
Late in the evening drive to the Lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Lodging: Lake Burunge Tented Lodge/Similar
Tarangire – Lake Manyara National Park - Karatu
After breakfast you will depart with a picnic lunch to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive. The park is green throughout the year because of its underground water sources. Its verdant color attracts hundreds of spectacular varieties of migratory and wetland birds flying overhead. It also attracts huge populations of flamingos because its shallow alkaline-saline (salt) soda lake creates an ideal environment for microorganisms to grow that flamingos’ feed upon. Manyara’s natural habitat also includes large troops of baboons, velvet monkeys, blue monkeys, and tree climbing lions, hippos, giraffes, zebras, buffalos, warthogs, impalas, Thomson-gazelles, and Grant gazelles. Leopards, cheetahs, rock/tree hyrax, kudus, elands, bushbucks, waterbucks, and dik-diks also live in this park.
Late in the evening drive to Karatu for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Lodging: Eileens Tree Lodge or Similar
Karatu - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, we proceed to the endless Serengeti plains by way of the lush Ngorongoro Crater Highlands where fertile soils grow crops such as wheat, corn and coffee. The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringeti, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see it's ocean of grassland savannas stretching to the horizon as far as your eye can see. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest and most well preserved on earth. The essential features of climate, vegetation, fauna and flora have barely changed over the past million years. The patterns of life, death, adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves.
Late in the evening, drive to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Lodging: Sound of Silence Luxury Tented Camp
Serengeti Full day
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch to explore the park, After the full day of game drive, we will drive to the Lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.
After the full day of game drive, we will drive to the Camps for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Lodging: Sound of Silence Luxury Tented Camp or Similar.
Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for the final game drive in Serengeti NP. After lunch, we will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the edge of the crater rim, the crater appears half a mile below you inviting you to gaze at this jaw dropping natural wonder. The Ngorongoro Crater opens up a half mile below you from its rim. When you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, it is a sight to behold. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest volcano caldera formed three million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the world and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites. A caldera is a volcano in which water has leached through the soil and rocks below the volcanic cone causing it to drop to the bottom of the former mountain.
We will be getting out of the safari jeep to enjoy the view of the Crater. Afterwards, you will proceed to the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Lodging: Ngorongoro Farm House or Similar (2 Meals)
Karatu - Airport
After breakfast, drive to Arusha for lunch, late afternoon drop off at the Airport and fight back home.
End of Croy African Adventure Services.