Day 1: Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO)/Arusha.
Our driver will pick you from the airport on arrival and drop you in Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Planet lodge.
Day 2: Arusha/Tarangire Park.
Breakfast before you drive to Tarangire national park crossing the Maasai Steppe on your way to Tarangire National Park, Tanzania’s fourth largest and one of its most diverse. Stop at the picturesque park gate for the driver to fill up the parks registration book before you enter the park for evening to sunset game drive in the park enjoying viewing animals.
Elephants, Buffalos, pythons are seen easily regularly cross your path, unbothered by your benign presence and going about their daily routines. You’ll meander along bush tracks and explore the Tarangire River’s twists and turns, finding elephant drinking and playing in the refreshing waters. Late this afternoon you’ll arrive at your campsite where you can settle in and relax before dinner and your first night in the bush.
Dinner and overnight at Tarangire kichuguu tented lodge.
Day 3.Tarangire National Park/Lake Manyara National Park.
Early breakfast before you drive out with game sunrise game drives en-route to Lake manyara national park. Lake Manyara National Park which is among Tanzania’s smallest park. Drive through the lush garden is a gentle reminder that you are now in Africa. Exotic birdcalls fill the air. Enjoy a picnic lunch and afterwards you’ll continue game viewing of animals in the park.
Zebra, wildebeest, bushbuck, dik-dik and guinea fowl regularly cross your path, unbothered by your benign presence and going about their daily routines. You’ll meander along bush tracks and explore the Lake which is home of thousands of Flamingos and River’s twists and turns, finding elephant drinking and playing in the refreshing waters. More game drive to sunset before you drives to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Note: In the late afternoon you will do a short hike down the Great Rift Valley as well as a visit to mto wa mbu village. View birds, monkeys, bush buck and other forest animals. During the hike enjoy the sounds of the forest and the fresh streams and waterfalls surrounding you. Visit the Mto wa Mbu local village. Enjoy a short stroll on the edge of the Great Rift Valley with beautiful views of Lake Manyara and the National Park below. Learn more about plants, insects, birds and small mammals from a knowledgeable guide.
Dinner and overnight at Acacia farm lodge.
Day 4: Karatu/Central Serengeti National Park.
After breakfast you will take your way to Serengeti national park heading in a northwesterly direction. Head up the winding, switch-back road and into the Ngorongoro Highlands continue to the Serengeti national park (endless plain) for afternoon to sunset game drive before heard to your overnight camps for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti sopa lodge.
Day 5: Central Serengeti/North Serengeti National Park.
Full days ‘discover Serengeti’ game drives. The day for the big cats – cheetahs, leopards and lions. Mostly you will go out for SUNRISE game drive at 0600am followed by b/fast at 0800am. More game drive till Lunch time (picnic lunch). After your picnic lunch you will proceed with your afternoon game drive en–route to Mara river area for dinner and overnight.
Dinner and Overnight at Chaka tented camp.
Day 6: North Serengeti Mara River Area.
Early breakfast before you drive for a full day game drives in the Serengeti park. In this day you will try to follow migration groups around mara river. In the evening drive back to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Some of the wildebeests groups don’t cross the river and you might catch them around mara river.
Dinner and overnight at Chaka tented camp.
Day 7: North Serengeti Park/Ngorongoro Crater Rim.
SUNRISE game drives start at 06:00am till 9:00am. When you’ll depart mara river area with game drives en-route to the Ngorongoro Crater rim for dinner and overnight. On the way you will visit Retima hippo pool.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro sopa lodge.
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater Floor/Arusha. Overnight At Planet Lodge.
Rise early for breakfast before you spend a fully day exploring the crater floor. The area is world-renowned in its reputation and very small in its scale, so you will see other safari goers. Don’t let that distract you from the beauty of the place or from the fact that this remains one of the only places on earth where you may see all of the Big Five at once: Lion, Leopard, Bull Elephant, African Buffalo and Black Rhino. To maximize your time on the crater floor you will enjoy a special boxed lunch at a scenic picnic spot.
Your journey will take you throughout this tremendous landscape that is constantly changing as animals move to and fro in search of pasture, water or east prey.
In the afternoon, it is time to depart this Garden of Eden and drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight.
Day 9: Arusha/Kilimanja