On this 5-day lodge safari you will visit the Tarangire and Serengeti National Park as well as the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you immerse in Africa’s breath-taking nature and wildlife.
After breakfast at your place, you will be pick up at 08h00 this morning you will drive southwest through Masai steppe land to Tarangire National Park with picnic Lunch.
You will spend the rest of the day game viewing in Tarangire, viewing some of Tanzania’s largest populations of elephant and enjoying the diverse scenery, including the dramatic baobab trees that are so typical of the park. This park boasts a high concentration of animals, including elephant, zebra, eland, and wildebeest and plenty of predators.
Picnic Lunch will be served at the picnic site where you will have a nice view of Tarangire River overlooking down the valley where most of the animals will be gathering drinking from the river. After Lunch you will proceed with game drives until mid afternoon when you will start drive to Karatu for overnight at Octagon Lodge (lunch & dinner).
After breakfast, you depart for the most famous safari park in the world: Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. These endless plains have to be experienced to be fully appreciated!
You visit the heart of the Serengeti, Seronera Valley. This valley might be termed as the ‘classic’ Serengeti; short grass plains with all different kind of wild animals ranging from the impressive lion to the naughty mongoose. Overnight at Pumzika Classic Camp or Serengeti Tortilis Camp
After breakfast you go deeper into the Serengeti in search of the migration. The Great Wildebeest migration is one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World”. Nowhere in the world there is a movement of animals as immense as this.
The principle players are the wildebeest, followed by Thomson’s gazelle, zebra and eland. Huge herds of these animals roam the Serengeti plains in search of water. The lions, hyenas, leopards, cheetahs and lesser predators await the annual coming of the migration with eager anticipation.
The annual 800-km journey is a cyclical pilgrimage which has no real beginning or end. The precise timing of the migrations changes annually and is an unpredictable and spontaneous natural event depending mainly on the rainfall pattern of each year. Because of the global climate changes, the annual pattern changes but a general trend can be observed. Overnight at Pumzika Classic Camp or Serengeti Tortilis Camp
In the morning, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater! As an UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year.
Deep within the crater, enclosed by towering walls, you have a good chance of spotting ‘The Big 5’: Lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. For the latter two you need a bit of luck as they tend to shy away.
Approximately 30 000 animals live on the crater floor! You have your packed lunch in the crater and then drive Mto wa Mbu and Overnight at Africa Safari Glamping
After breakfast you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park for Game drives, were you will spend the half day game viewing at this magnificent park which is dominated by underground water forest, and alkaline lake where thousands of flamingoes can be seen at a certain time of the year. Picnic lunch will be served, and late afternoon drive back to Arusha for Drop off.
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