Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by our Airport representative and transferred to Arusha town for overnight stay.
Overnight at Kigongoni Lodge or similar.
Arusha is a city in northern Tanzania and the capital of the Arusha Region. Arusha, also known as "A" Town by the locals; it is situated at the foot of Mount Meru (Africa's 5th highest mountain) on the eastern edge of the eastern branch of the Great Rift Valley. The altitude gives the city a pleasant climate and lush green environment.
Arusha is a major international diplomatic hub. The city hosts and is regarded as the de facto capital of the East African Community. Religions of the Arushan population are Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Hindu. Arusha is not a particularly attractive city in itself and is regarded by many visitors as little more than a necessary stopover before their safari starts in earnest. However, the natural charm of the Tanzanians and the buzz of a fast growing city mean that Arusha has plenty to offer for those who are prepared to see beyond their air-conditioned safari trucks and satellite-TV equipped hotel rooms.
• Evening at leisure and prepare for early morning departure the
Meal Plan: Bed & Breakfast (BB) | Overnight: Kigongoni Lodge (or similar)
Arusha – Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park (with packed lunch) for game drives. The park is famous for large groups of elephants moving together from one place to another looking for green vegetation. Most times of the year this park is dry but it has swamps by its permanent river which runs the length of the park.
Overnight at Maramboi Tented Camp or similar.
Tarangire National Park is the fourth largest national park in Tanzania and sixth largest in Africa. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River, which crosses through this breath-taking park. It is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees (which grow in the open acacia woodlands) and tree climbing African pythons an amazing sight to see! It is the surprise package on the Northern circuit. Often overshadowed by the Serengeti and the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire has immense attractions in the peak months. Tarangire offers many great Tanzania safari opportunities as it is rich in wildlife, such as zebra, kudu, eland, impala, gazelle, buffalo, wildebeest, leopard, rhino and lots of smaller mammals. This reserve is also home to a large array of colourful and unique bird species. The swamps that are scattered throughout Tarangire and can hold up to 550 different bird species at once.
• Transfer from Arusha to Tarangire National Park
• Game drive
Meal Plan: Full-board (FB) | Overnight: Maramboi Tented Camp (or similar)
Tarangire – Ngorongoro Crater
After early breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro Crater with packed lunch. After the safari, later in the afternoon, visit a Maasai Village before making your way back to the camp. The Crater is one of the largest intact volcanic calderas in the world, offering fabulous game viewing and is one of the only such places in Africa. Large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra that depend on the open grasslands are in the crater, attracting predators like, the black-manned lion, the leopard and hyena. The elephants found here are lone males. A soda lake attracts water birds, including flamingos and is a suitable place for predators to make their kill.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge or similar.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is a conservation area and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Ngorongoro Crater is the main attraction of this area. It is the world's largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic caldera. The crater, which formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago, is 610 meters (2,000 feet) deep and its floor covers 260 square kilometers (100 square miles). The elevation of the crater floor is 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) above sea level. Approximately 25,000 large animals live in the crater. Large animals in the crater include the black rhinoceros, the African buffalo and the hippopotamus. Ostriches are a common sight in the crater. There are no topis, oribis, crocodiles or Impalas. Giraffe also are absent. Cheetahs, African wild dog and leopard are rarely seen.
• Full day game drive in the crater along with packed lunch
• Visit to Maasai Village.
• Try to be back at the camp well before sunset and enjoy the
sunset from the camp while enjoying a drink. It is one of the most
Meal Plan: FB | Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (or similar)
Ngorongoro – Seronera (Central Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge)
Seronera (Central Serengeti) – Full day of game viewing
After early breakfast, along with packed lunch, leave for Seronera in Central Serengeti. En route you will visit the Olduvai Gorge. The entire drive is a safari, as you will be driving through complete wilderness areas.
• Drive from Ngorongoro to Seronera.
• Visit Olduvai Gorge.
After breakfast, depart for a full day of game viewing
• Full day of game drives in the Central Serengeti region.
Meal Plan: FB | Overnight (both nights): Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar
The Serengeti is 14,763 sq kms (5,700 sq miles) in size, stretching North into Kenya (called Maasai Mara in Kenya). The vast Serengeti plains evoke a sense of wonder and deep respect for the animal kingdom, renowned for its incredible concentrations of predators and the Great Migration of two million wildebeests; the Serengeti guarantees an exceptional safari. The endless grassy plains are the richest grazing grounds on the continent, and therefore home to the largest herds and the highest concentrations of predators on the planet. In the heart of the national park, situated in the central region, just to the north of the short-grass plains, Seronera has all the best features of the Serengeti. Scenically, it's a lovely area – with open plains, occasional kopjes and lines of hills to add interest. The resident game here is phenomenal, with high densities of relaxed leopards, cheetah and lion. These live off the resident herbivores, as well as the migrating game. It is always witnessing great wildlife throughout the year and one almost never misses the opportunity to the see the “Big Five” in this region.
Seronera – Northern Serengeti
Northern Serengeti – Full day of game viewing
After early breakfast, check-out and make your way towards Northern Serengeti. Enjoy the spectacular safari drive today; you will be driving almost the entire length of this vast national park.
• Drive from Seronera to Northern Serengeti.
• Enjoy game drive Enroute.
After breakfast, depart for a full day of game viewing.
• Full day of game drives in the Northern Serengeti region.
• Today you can decide whether you would like to split your safari
into two parts, one in the morning and one post lunch or all day
along with packed lunch.
Meal Plan: FB | Overnight (both nights): Serengeti Wilderness Tented Camp (or similar)
The stars of Serengeti are the animals. The population includes a million wildebeests, 150,000 Thompson’s gazelles, 1000 elephants, 7,000 giraffes and 3,000 lions and 500 different bird species. A vast herd of grazers, huge prides of lions, spectacular expanses of uninterrupted views, Wildebeest River crossings, great leopard sightings, good concentrations of cheetah and some of the best camps in Africa - what more could you want! Far less crowded than the rest of the Serengeti, the north of the park is characterized by green rolling hills and thickly vegetated granite outcrops and offers visitors the highlights of the Serengeti without the crowds. Unlike the southern plains of the Serengeti that dry out, this area remains lush and green. From around August to October the migrating herds move through this area to cross the Mara River, on their way north to the Maasai Mara.
Serengeti to Kilimanjaro
After breakfast and checkout drive to the Kogatende Airstrip for your flight to Kilimanjaro for your international flight back home.
PER ADULT ON SHARING BASIS: $4225 (+ 5% GST)
Single Supplement: $450 (+ 5% GST)