Tanzania Luxury Safaris

5 DAYS BEST OF TANZANIA SAFARI

 

           DETAILED ITINERARY


               Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara

After breakfast you will be picked up from your hotel and then  depart for Lake Manyara National park arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. Explore the park in the afternoon, the main attractions here are the tree climbing lions. The park is small in size but the terrain is diverse. The vegetation comprises of groundwater forest, open grassland, swamp and acacia woodland with giant mahogany and fig trees. The park is home to a wide variety of mammals and birds. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

               Day 2: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro               

On this day you will have early breakfast as early as 0630am, then depart for Ngorongoro  Conservation Area, on arrival you will check in the crater and the whole day will be spent down the crater. You will do a full day crater tour with picnic lunch. The crater is a home to all the big five and hence the same may be seen. Hippos, cheetah, antelopes and the spotted hyena abound as well as flamingos in the crater lakes. In the evening ascend steep and narrow crater walls for dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

               Day 3: Ngorongoro – Serengeti

After breakfast, depart the Ngorongoro conservation area for Serengeti National park via the pre – historic site at Olduvai Gorge, which was discovered by the famous archeologist Dr. L.S.B Leakey. The park covers 12,944 square km of open plains making it one of the largest in the world. The rocky out-crops referred to as Skopje in the eastern part of the park are of scenic beauty and occasionally various cats can be seen lazing on them. The park contains very vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other antelopes. After your game drive you will retire for the night at the Lodge.

               Day 4: Serengeti full day

Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge in the mid afternoon. The term “Serengeti” mean endless plains in the Masai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like lion, leopard, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, which occurs between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. Variety of bird species can be seen in this park. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

               Day 5: Serengeti – Arusha

After breakfast, have the final game drive as you check out the park, then drive back to Arusha arriving for lunch. You will be dropped at the airport or hotel as per your choice.

8 DAYS AMBOSELI-LAKE MANYARA- SERENGETI-NGORONGORO CRATER-TARANGIRE-ARUSHA

SUMMARY

Amboseli is the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro. The waters from melted snow drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface in Amboseli creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Here, hippos, elephants and bird life can be seen against the backdrop of the magnificent snow-capped mountain. Also the game parks of Northern Tanzania are amongst the best in the world and offer some unique game viewing. Ngorongoro Crater is renowned for its packs of Hunting Dogs and a wide range of other game. Lake Manyara lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees where they can both sleep and watch for prey while Serengeti in Tanzania is where the wildebeest’s migration starts.

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               Day 1: Nairobi-Amboseli 

Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive to Amboseli National park. Game drive en route to the lodge. Lunch will be served on arrival. Evening game drive of this park then dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

               Day 2- Amboseli


Morning and afternoon game viewing in this Park. Amboseli National Park is located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain. The snows of the mountain form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya’s most popular spectacular displays of wildlife – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya’s most sought after photographer’s paradise. Meals and overnight at the Lodge. 

               Day 3- Amboseli-Lake Manyara

After breakfast leave the lodge for the last game drive as you leave the park for Namanga border post for immigration formalities. Drive to  Arusha for lunch. Then proceed to Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

               Day 4- Lake Manyara-Serengeti


Early morning game drive in L. Manyara followed by breakfast then proceed to Serengeti National Park viewing game enroute on your way to the lodge where you will arrive for lunch. Afternoon game drive of this park. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

               Day 5- Serengeti


Morning and afternoon game drive in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge. The name ‘Serengeti’ means endless plains in maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like, leopards, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of the wildebeest and zebras, which occurs between Serengeti and kenya’s maasai mara game reserve. Eagles, Flamingoes, duck, geese, vultures are among the birds that can be seen in the park, Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

               Day 6- Serengeti-Ngorongoro Crater


After early breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater Conservancy where you will  descend 2000 ft (670m) into the crater floor for full day crater tour with break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. Black manned lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals abound. Evening game drive then return for dinner and overnight at the lodge.

3 DAYS LAKE MANYARA AND NGORONGORO CRATER 

           DETAILED ITINERARY


               Day 1: Arusha-Lake Manyara

Pick up from your Hotel or airport and depart for L.manyara National park arriving in time for lunch followed by afternoon game drive, dinner and overnight in lake Manyara  Serena Lodge.

 

               Day 2: Lake Manyara-Ngorongoro Crater.


After breakfast leave lake manyara for Ngorongoro crater. On arrival you will descend 2000 ft (670m) into the crater floor for full day crater tour with break for  Picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. Black manned lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals abound. Evening game drive then return for dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.

               Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater-Arusha.


After breakfast and morning game drive, drive to Arusha  arriving for lunch.Your safari ends in the afternoon with sweet memories.

       3 Days / 2 Nights Ruaha National Park Flying Safari

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               Day 1: Dar-es-Salaam – Ruaha National Park, Tanzania

Depart Dar-es-Salaam by air to Ruaha National Park. On arrival Meet & Greet transfers to Lodge for lunch. Afternoon short game drive.
Ruaha National Park benefits from the dispersal and migration of other wildlife from its ecosystem coming down from the northern game reserves of Kizigo and Rungwa, giving the park a huge boost in the concentration of wildlife. There are large numbers of Buffalos, Elephants, Kudus, Zebra, Giraffes, Lions, Impala’s and Elands
Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge or Jongomero Camp
Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

               Day 2: Explore Ruaha National Park

Morning and afternoon game drives in the Park. On any given day, Ruaha National Park has the potential to showcase a good number of bio-diversities in just one-third of the park size.
From our experience within the Msembe and Jongomeru area you might see the Silver Back Jackal, Elephants that walked into the camp, Hippos that foraged around the camp at night, African hunting dogs that trotted past our vehicle, a pride of 18 lions that were hunting, and the superb Lesser and Greater Kudus seen at every southern section of the park.
The vegetation of park also boasts Palm, Fig, Tamarind and Baobab trees that are not commonly seen in other parks. There are over 1600 plant species and over 370 bird species confirmed in the Park.
Overnight at Ruaha River Lodge or Jongomero Camp
Meal Plan{ Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

               Day 3 : Selous National Park – Dar-es-Salaam

After breakfast, depart for a game drive en-route to the airstrip for your flight departing Ruaha National Park at 1145 Hours. Fly back to Dar es Salaam. Transfer to your hotel.Day 
Meal Plan{ Breakfast}

3 DAYS SERENGETI – NGORONGORO SAFARI

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               Day 1 : Pick up Arusha – Serengeti

After breakfast Pick up from your hotel at 0730am then drive to Serengeti national park. On arrival, proceed to the  lodge for lunch. In the afternoon take a game drive in the park, The park covers 12,944km2 of open plains making it one of the largest in the world. The rocky outcrops commonly known as Moru kopjes in the eastern part of the park are of scenic beauty and occasionally cats can be seen lazing on them. The park contains vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other antelopes. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wildlife Lodge

               Day 2: Serengeti Half Day – Ngorongoro Crater 

Wake up call as early as 0600am, you will have a cup of hot coffee or African tea, then proceed for the early morning game drive which will take you until 0930am when you will return for the main breakfast, then check out the  lodge and  proceed to Ngorongoro Crater with game viewing en route. On arrival check in at the Lodge you will enjoy walking along the rim just in case time allows, this point is sometimes very cold and foggy but the experience of walking along the rim is a life time and memorable, you will also be able to see down the crater from the rim or from your room if you have binoculars which is a necessity to have while on safari. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

               Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater Tour  – Arusha

On this day the breakfast will be served as early as 0630hrs. After the breakfast check out the lodge and descend to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater for a half day explore game drive. We will provide picnic lunch and this will be served in the crater next to the hippo pool, at this point you will be able to stretch your feet and visit the washrooms. The Ngorongoro Crater is recognized as a UNESCO protected World Heritage Site and forms part of an international biosphere reserve. The crater measures approximately 300 sq km and measures about 19 km across. The floor of the crater is 600 meters below the rim, (which is over 2200 m.a.s.l), and is home to an abundance of wildlife including black rhino, lion, cheetah, buffalo, elephants and a plethora of antelope species. Late in the afternoon we ascend the crater and then proceed to Arusha.

6 DAYS 5 NIGHTS NGORONGORO/ SERENGETI/ MANYARA

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               Day 1 :Arusha / Ngorongoro Crater

On arrival at the Kilimanjaro Airport you  will be met by our Driver guide  and depart for Ngorongoro Crater via Arusha. The Great Rift escarpment starts to get closer as the road ascends to the slopes of Mt. Ngorongoro, then passes along the crater rim to your luxury lodge perched 2000 feet over the crater floor. Relish your stay at one of the best locations in Africa, with its rich artistic décor superb views, and spaciousness.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena or Sopa Lodge (D)

               Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater

Set out early with a picnic lunch for your safari on the crater floor, a beautiful ecosystem teeming with wildlife on a flat, open terrain with few places to hide. The lions of Ngorongoro allow visitors to approach very closely and the males are particularly photogenic here, with flowing black manes. But don’t expect to see a kill, as the open terrain provides too little cover for lions to hunt in the crater. Set your sights on seeing rhino and nearly every other type of animal found in East Africa except giraffes, whose favorite tree-level foods are sparse in the crater.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Serena or Sopa Lodge (BLD)

               Day 3: Ngorongoro / Olduvai / Serengeti

After breakfast, prepare for a day of game viewing en route to your luxury lodge in the heart of Serengeti National Park. Stop en route at Olduvai Gorge to learn about the Leakey family’s findings of early hominid fossils, tools and footprints that established Africa as the likely birthplace of mankind. Proceed into the Serengeti for more of the best game viewing in Africa. Stop for observation at rock kopjes, where lion cubs frolic as parents laze in the shade to escape the midday heat. In the late afternoon, keep watch for lion as they out on their nightly hunt for the abundant wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other grazers in the area.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena or Sopa Lodge (BLD)

               Day 4: Serengeti National Park

On your full day Serengeti safari, experienced Africa in its raw and untamed wildness. Arise early to get out among the wildlife at their most active time of day. Chances are excellent of seeing all three of the big cats, plus the rest of the big five and a great variety of other species. From December to June, migrating herds of wildebeest and zebra add well over a million animals to the park’s wildlife population. But at all times of year the vast plains, rocky kopjes, riverine forests and permanent hippo springs abound with all manner of large animals some 3 million strong.
Overnight: Serengeti Serena or Sopa Lodge (BLD)

               Day 5: Serengeti / Lake Manyara

Begin the day with one more brilliant Serengeti sunrise game-drive, or an optional hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne brunch. Then depart overland to your hotel on the edge of the Great Rift escarpment, with spectacular views of Lake Manyara shining like a mirage in the afternoon heat. Take the pleasure of an afternoon drive through the wealth of habitats in the small Lake Manyara Park. Look for the famous tree-climbing lions in the acacia woodlands, monkey and leopard in the groundwater forest, bird life along the lake, and elephant by the Ndala River.
Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge (BLD)

               Day 6: Lake Manyara / Arusha / Depart

Depart Manyara for Arusha to arrive in time for Lunch. After lunch you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

7 DAYS 6 NIGHTS TARANGIRE/NGORONGORO/ SERENGETI/ MANYARA

 DETAILED ITINERARY


               Day 1 :  Arusha / Tarangire National Park

Pick up at the Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive to Tarangire National Park.  Named for the river that nourishes the wildlife of a vast ecosystem, Tarangire is home to elephant, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, eland, waterbuck, lion, giraffe, oryx and an unsurpassed diversity of birds.Take your first game drive before retiring to your beautifully designed lodge, hidden among ancient baobab trees and giant rock kopjes within the park.
Overnight:  Tarangire River Camp  (LD)

               Day 2:  Tarangire / Ngorongoro Crater

Morning game drive, weave through the baobabs and acacias to the best places for viewing wildlife in Tarangire.  Note the large ground-dwelling birds and many raptors in the dry, open areas of the park, and watch for rare wild dogs patrolling the landscape.  Return to your lodge for breakfast before departing to the highlands. Arrive at your well-placed lodge on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, with grand views of the ancient volcanic basin 2,000 feet below. 
Overnight:  Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (BLD)

               Day 3:  Ngorongoro Crater

Spend a full day exploring the woodlands, lakes and wide-open plains of the Crater floor.  Ngorongoro offers unsurpassed viewing of rare black rhinoceros, which are undisturbed by vehicles and allow viewing at close range.  Some of its other 25,000 residents include lion, elephant, hyena, wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, ostrich and an abundance of pink flamingos on Lake Magadi.  Return to your lodge this afternoon and take in more wonderful views from your private terrace, excellent meals around a glowing fire, and cultural programs with local Maasai people.
Overnight:  Ngorongoro Serena Lodge (BLD)

               Day 4:  Ngorongoro / Serengeti National Park

The legendary Serengeti Plain is your destination today, a vast rolling plain whose sparse vegetation allows for some of the best wildlife viewing in the world.  The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is one of the park’s great attractions, but throughout the year the Serengeti is excellent for seeing predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah, along with elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds.  Arrive at your lodge for a delicious lunch.  Later this afternoon, take your first game drive in this famous preserve.
Overnight:  Serengeti Serena Lodge  (BLD)

               Day 5:  Serengeti National Park

A thrilling day of game viewing will take you to prime areas for seeing the fullest possible variety of animals.  Visit hippo pools in the Seronera Valley, forests where leopard and colobus monkeys live in the treetops, kopjes where lions laze in the shade, and riversides where large animals congregate to drink.  Return to your lodge for excellent meals and time to relax on your private balcony, swim in the infinity pool, and perhaps take in a Maasai cultural program or guided nature walk.
Overnight:  Serengeti Serena Lodge  (BLD)

               Day 6:  Serengeti / Lake Manyara National Park

Begin the day with a last game drive across the Serengeti Plain.  Depart after breakfast to your final safari destination, Lake Manyara.  Game view in this small but abundant park centered on a Great Rift Valley lake dotted with flamingos and a wide variety of other animals.  Overnight in a beautiful lodge overlooking the lake’s glittering waters.
Overnight:  Lake Manyara Serena Lodge  (BLD)

               Day 7:  Lake Manyara / Arusha

After breakfast depart Lake Manyara Park for Arusha.  Lunch will be served at a local restaurant followed by airport transfer for your flight back home.