Day 01: Arrival
You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/guide and our representative We will take you to the Meru View Lodge, a charming lodge situated right at the slopes of Mt. Meru. Children will enjoy the casual atmosphere and can roam around in the park style garden.
Day 2: Cultural Encounters in Arusha
Day 02: Safari in Lake Manyara
After breakfast, we depart for Lake Manyara (driving time some 2.5 – 3 hours). Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo, and others. After spending most of the day in the car you might enjoy a leisurely stroll along Kirurumu River which has to be crossed on large rocks a couple of times. This is a great chance to get out of your vehicle and explore this beautiful area on foot. Note that wet muddy feet cannot entirely be avoided…!
You will make the short journey towards Ngorongoro directly after your day of game driving at Lake Manyara, meaning you can make it down to the crater floor early morning the following day. Spend the evening at the lodge, a rustic lodge at the outskirts of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with comfortable rooms in a large tropical garden around an inviting swimming pool. Overnight at Tloma Lodge
Day 03: Ngorongoro – Serengeti
After breakfast, you start on your way to Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way!) En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes, and giraffes and sometimes some buffalos hiding in the bush. You will visit a Maasai Boma (traditional village) where some Maasai Warriors will welcome you, show you around, and explain their traditional life. They will also show you their famous jumping dance and invite you to join in if you like!
You can also see inside houses, meet children, ask questions, and take photos! After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive in the afternoon. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, and many birds and other species. Tonight and the following night you spend in a comfortable tented camp at the edge of the famous Serengeti, with views over the endless savannah with some animals and typically African acacia trees. Enjoy some relaxing hours at the campfire under the open sky after dinner, chatting with other guests and the charismatic security guards.
Overnight at Serengeti Kati Kati Camp at Central, Serengeti. All meals included
Day 04: Discover the Serengeti
Spend a leisurely day on game drives around Serengeti. Return to your lodge for a relaxed lunch under the shade of an old acacia tree. In the afternoon you can go out again on game drives or undertake a nature walk around the camp with some resident tribesmen. They are happy to share their knowledge of plants and animals surrounding them and introduce you to their use of traditional bow and arrow for hunting.
2nd Overnight Serengeti Kati Kati Camp at Central, Serengeti. All meals included
Day 05: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
Early start today for an early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. You can take breakfast boxes with you and have a bush breakfast when the sun is up before you visit the interesting documentation center about Serengeti at Seronera After breakfast will proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and go for an afternoon a Nature Walk (depending on weather conditions) at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by a ranger or Maasai Guide you follow animal paths through dense.
Day 06: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, you will explore the famous Ngorongoro Crater during a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, and other species. With a bit of luck, the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only. Late afternoon drive to Lake Eyasi about 1 and half hours to the lodge 66 kilometers
Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge (1 night)
Day 07: Lake Eyasi – Arusha – Beyond
In the morning you go out with the Hadzabe Bushmen for a morning hunt or walk (depending on your schedule either at 06:30 or later around 09:00 hrs). After completing your visit with the Hadzabe and Datoga you return to Arusha and onwards to Kilimanjaro for departure, where your family safari ends. A day room will be arranged for your comfort. Transfer time without game viewing for 4 hours.
Morning local hunting optional / community walk and visit