Our Ultimate Wildlife Safari is truly an adventure of a lifetime, designed to maximize your experience in the African bush and among native peoples. Spectacular game viewing in Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti is combined with walks in Embakai Crater and visits to local schools and villages where you experience the authentic culture of Maasai trible. Retire each night to comfortable, spacious lodges and mobile tents set in exclusive campsites where you will enjoy exquisite cuisine and first class service.
The Wildlife and Wilderness Safari is supported by a team of friendly and attentive camp staff and led by professional English- French-, Spanish- and/or Italian-speaking guides. Retrofitted “stretch” 4 x 4 land rovers are fully equipped with window seats and open hatch space for each passenger assuring 360 degree wildlife viewing and photography.
- Duration: 7 Days
- Destination: Tanzania
- Tour Start in: Arusha, Tanzania
- Tour End in: Arusha, Tanzania
- Tour Type: Game Drive Safari & Historical Sites Visit
- Accommodation Type: Mid-range or Luxury
YOU WILL VISIT
- Lake Manyara
- Ngorongoro Crater
- Ngorongoro Crater Rim
- Bird Watching
- Game Drive
- Wildlife viewing
Day 1: Arrival and Welcoming to Tanzania
On arrival in Kilimanjaro Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel by our Eyes On Serengeti representative. There will be a trip briefing at the hotel at approximately 6.00pm this evening.
The rest of the day will be at your leisure. Please note this is an arrival day and there are no excursions planned, so you may arrive at any time.
Tulia Hotel & Spa
Day 2: Discovery Tarangire NP
Early breakfast then departs to Tarangire NP 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. Later in the evening proceed to the camp for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Maramboi Tented Camp
Day 3: Safari in Lake Manyara NP
After breakfast, you will drive to Lake Manyara National Park, whose lake Ernest Hemingway claimed was “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. The park offers a compact game-viewing circuit and is one of the most diverse reserves in the country. The lake itself covers two-thirds of the park and the Great Rift Valley provides a stunning backdrop.
Over 400 species of birds can be found in the Manyara, including thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large water birds such as pelicans, cormorants, and storks.
Lake Manyara National Park is renowned for its black-maned, tree-climbing lions and large herds of buffaloes and elephants, not to mention the flocks of flamingos and pelicans that can be found on the shores of the lake itself.
Ngorongoro Farm House
Day 4: The mystical of the great plain of Serengeti
After breakfast, we proceed to the endless Serengeti plains. The name “Serengeti” comes from the Maasai word siringit, means “endless plains”. You will see why once you see its ocean of grassland savannas, stretching to the horizon as far as the eye can see. The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the oldest and 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. One of the greatest natural phenomenon on earth in the Serengeti is the “Great Migration,” for which the Serengeti is perhaps most famous. The Great Migrations includes more than 2.5 million wildebeest driven by ancient rhythms and natural instincts following water sources in a clockwise cycle traveling 600 miles per year. The Serengeti is also the best destination for viewing big cats and other wildlife species. After a full day game drive in the Serengeti, we arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Serengeti Osinon Camp
Day 5: Explore Serengeti NP
Before breakfast, we depart for an early morning game drive and return later to the camp for a hot breakfast. After enjoying the leisurely morning, we depart with picnic lunch for a full day game drive. The Serengeti plains are only interrupted by the Kopjes, bizarre rock formations formed by the weathering of granite outcrops. This is often where leopards and the other big cats can be found. This is where you will most likely have the opportunity to view these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. We arrive at the lodge for evening leisure and hot dinner.
Serengeti Osinon Camp
Day 6: Serengeti NP – Crater Rim Walking Safari – Karatu
After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch for final game drive in Serengeti NP. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. A caldera is a volcano in which water has leached though the soil and rocks below the volcanic cone causing it to drop to the bottom of the former mountain. The Ngorongoro Crater’s caldera opens up a half mile below you when you reach its edge and view its 100 square mile expanse, which is a sight to behold. We will be getting out of our safari jeep for a walking safari along the crater’s rim. Afterwards, we will proceed to Karatu for dinner.
Ngorongoro Farm House
Day 7 – Ngorongoro Crater – Kilimanjaro In’l Airport
After breakfast, we drive to the Ngorongoro Crater and descend into it for a half-day of game viewing within the crater. Ngorongoro Crater has formed 3 million years ago and is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and one of Africa’s most remarkable geological sites. The crater’s ecosystem maintains the historic balance between people and nature in a way that is not possible in other parks. It is inhabited by a unique ecosystem inhabited by 30,000 animals. The Big Five (rhino, elephant, Cape buffalo, lion, leopard) and most of the animal species found in the Serengeti, including giraffes, zebra, hippos, wildebeest, and cheetahs, can be viewed safely at a relatively close range. After lunch, we precede Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight to the next destination or back home.
- Park fees (for non-residents)
All activities (unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
Round-trip airport transfer
All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water on all days
Free snacks and water in Safari
AMREF Flying Doctor Services
International flights (from/to home)
Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
The government imposed an increase in taxes and/or park fees