DAY 1: ARRIVAL DAY
Meet and greet with one of our Makoye’s incredible driver guide at Kilimanjaro International Airport. The driver will give you a short brief about Tanzania while on the way to Arusha for your first night. From Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha it is only I hour drive the distance of 45 km. You will arrive in Arusha for lunch or dinner depending on your flight schedule. Overnight at your accommodation.
DAY 2: ARUSHA - TARANGIRE
After breakfast we head into the Tarangire National Park for a morning game drive. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
DAY 3: TARANGIRE – SERENGETI
After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch and afternoon game drive in this park with immense herds of herbivore, wildebeests, gazelles and Zebras followed by predators on their annual migration to permanent water holes, offering a timeless spectacle unequaled in the world. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
DAY 4 & 5 – SERENGETI PLAINS
Be the one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s Centre not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed Centre, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The Centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the Centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees. In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Masai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink! Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
DAY 6: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO
Today the safari adventure turns south and continues to the Ngorongoro conservation area (world UNESCO site and was once in the 7 wonders of the world) we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro conservation area supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight at your accommodation.
DAY 7: NGORONGORO – ARUSHA
After breakfast at the lodge, we will drive back to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.
It has been such a nice trip and you will have a lot of stories and pictures to share with your family and friend back home.
BOOK THIS SAFARI
Inclusive in this package:
- All park entry fees
- Transport in 4x4 WD land cruiser with pop up roof
- Accommodation in lodges/camps
- 3 meals per day
- Crater service fees
- Service of English speaking driver guide
Not included in this package:
- Tips to the guide
- Domestic flight
- Travel insurance
- Personal insurance
- Medical Evacuation
- Tourist visas
- All items of a personal nature
- International flights