01. Arusha–Lake Manyara National Park
Depart from Arusha in the morning for Lake Manyara, for morning and afternoon game drives. The Lake Manyara National park is serene and beautiful with main attractions of a rich bird life, tree-climbing lions, its elephants, and hippos that you can see at closer range than most other places. Lake Manyara is an alkaline lake and at certain times of the year hosts thousands of flamingos and a diversity of other bird life. Although it is one of the smallest parks, its vegetation is so diverse enabling it to host a variety of wildlife habitats. Dinner and overnight at Olea African lodge / other property that matches standard.
Day 02: Lake Manyara National Park– Serengeti National park
After early morning breakfast depart to North Serengeti, also known as the Wagakuria. We will do a game drive en-route to the Wagakuria area. As we head north, good sightings of giraffe, plain game, herds of buffalo and elephants can often be seen. We will depart with lunch boxes we will stop somewhere have lunch then after we will enjoy an afternoon game drive in the area. The wildebeest migration can normally be found in the Wagakuria area from August to October, depending on rainfall patterns. A long stretch of the Mara River runs through the northern Serengeti National Park and the Mara River provides the migration with its most difficult obstacle. Witnessing the frantic herds of wildebeest crossing the Mara River is amazing. Dinner and overnight ta Mara Heritage camp/other property that matches standard
Day 3. Northern Serengeti (Wogakuria Area)
After breakfast enjoy a full day game drive in the Wagakuria area. Resident wildlife numbers are exceptionally high in the Wagakuria area, with prides of lion up to 30 strong, however from August to October the area turns into a wildlife paradise. The key feature is the Mara River and it is not uncommon to see the herds cross the Mara River north on one day and then back south a few days later. Please take note – to actually finding a crossing is very difficult and is sometimes a matter of luck. A herd can be seen next to river and only decide to cross or not cross until a couple of days later. This area is a stunning region with kopjes, woodland, riverine vegetation and open plains, similar to Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Reserve. Dinner and overnight at Heritage Mara camp/ other property that matches standard
Day 04: Northern to Central Serengeti.
After breakfast we will depart from northern to central Serengeti we will depart with picnic lunch. We will have full day in Serengeti plains, search for wild game you might have missed the previous game drives. Morning and afternoon game drives. Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park It is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Dinner and Overnight at Serengeti Heritage camp/ other property that matches standard/
Day 05: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast drive to Ngoro Ngoro Crater with 4-wheel drive vehicle will take you 2000ft down to the crater, enjoy picnic lunch at the crater. The Ngoro Ngoro crater is the world’s biggest whole volcanic caldera at 8300 sq km and is arguably the most stunning arena. It is frequently described as one of the wonders of the world, not only because of its geological magnificence, but also because it serves as an extraordinary natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s largest populations of large mammals. Ngoro Ngoro and other freestanding mountains are volcanic in origin, formed during the fracturing process that created the Rift valley 15 to 20 million years ago. When it peaked in size 3 million years ago it was a similar height to Mt. Kilimanjaro today. Dinner and overnight at Octagon lodge/ other property that matches standard.
Day 06: Ngoro Ngoro to Arusha
After breakfast depart to Arusha, with last minute shopping en route, arrive for lunch. After lunch you will be dropped off to Kilimanjaro International airport for your flight back home.