at Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire
Travel through northern Tanzania’s iconic national parks, home to some of Africa’s best wildlife densities as well as the changing landscapes of The Great Rift Valley and the rich culture of the Maasai. Enjoy game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater searching for various wildlife, such as rhino; watch herds of elephant in the verdant swamps of Tarangire and explore the vast savannah plains of the Serengeti on this experience-rich safari.
INCLUSIONS: All logistics starting and ending at Kilimanjaro International Airport, all light-aircraft flights within Tanzania, all park fees and taxes including Ngorongoro Crater descent fee, shared safari activities, all meals and house drinks on safari and medical evacuation insurance.
EXCLUSIONS: International flights to Tanzania, Tanzania entry visa, vaccinations, gratuities, additional activities (e.g. hot-air ballooning in Serengeti), meals and drinks.
Your journey begins
2 x night's in Tarangire National Park
TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK is the perfect stop for a safari
Wildlife: Elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, hyena • 550 bird species
Safari activities: Game drives, walking safaris, night game drives, seasonal fly-camping (additional cost)
Varied ecosystem to explore: Baobab forests, rivers, grassy plains and lush green swamps, which are a magnet for wildlife
2 night’s at Little Oliver’s
The perfect stop for a safari...
DAY 1: On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will depart on your light-aircraft flight to Tarangire National Park, just 20-minutes away Your guide from Little Oliver’s will meet you upon arrival and game drive you back to camp, where you can settle in and enjoy some lunch. Relaxing takes place during the heat of the day before afternoon tea is served, and then you will embark on an afternoon game drive to explore this varied and wildlife-rich park. The large elephant herds in the drier months are a real highlight here, but the wildlife and birdlife are excellent year-round.
DAY 2: This morning we set off on a guided walking safari, learning to look for signs of wildlife nearby, from bird calls to tracks in the earth. You can approach smaller creatures such as warthogs, small antelope species and birdlife, all of which are less skittish when approached on foot compared to a vehicle. Later we return to camp for lunch and a rest during the heat of the day. After tea and cake, head out on a late-afternoon game drive, stopping for sundowner drinks in a scenic spot. The adventure continues with a night game drive, seeking out nocturnal species such as mongoose and nightjars, as well as predators such as lions on the move. Return to camp for a relexing late dinner.
Your adventure continues
2 x night's in Ngorongoro..
One of the most unique safari destinations in Africa, where wildlife lives on the floor of a dormant volcano
Wildlife: Lion, leopard, black rhino, elephant, buffalo, zebra, wildebeest
Visit authentic Maasai communities, Walk on or around the other lesser-known craters nearby
Altitude in the region varies between 1,700 and 3,300 metres above sea level, so night-time temperatures drop significantly
2 night’s at The Highlands
Wildlife in abundance
DAY 3: After breakfast we head to the airstrip. From here, you will fly over Lake Manyara to the Manyara Airstrip. A guide from The Highlands will drive you through coffee plantations towards the Ngorongoro Crater, a 3 hour journey to reach the property, enjoying a packed lunch enroute. Stop at the viewpoint overlooking the crater to soak in the spectacular landscape and continue your drive around the rim until you reach the Olmoti Crater, where you will stay for the next two nights. If you feel like stretching your legs, you can opt for a guided walk from the camp up to the rim of Olmoti Crater, passing through dense forest and waterfalls on the way.
DAY 4: After an early breakfast, you will head out with your guide for the Ngorongoro Crater, the drive takes approximately half an hour to reach the descent road. Spend the morning game-driving on the crater floor in search of the varied wildlife that lives here. Later you will enjoy a picnic lunch during the heat of the day under a shady spot before driving back to The Highlands, where you can relax a little. In the late afternoon, a guide will take you to one of the nearby Maasai villages, where you can learn more about this rich culture and take part in their afternoon activities, which often include rounding up cattle into the boma for the night.
YOUR ADVENTURE CONTINUES
2 x night's in Serengeti National Park
One of Africa’s most wildlife-rich and iconic national parks and part of the larger Masai Mara-Serengeti ecosystem, where the 2-million-strong herds of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle make their Great Migration year-round
Wildlife: Lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, wildebeest, zebra, giraffe, hyena, hippo and more than 300 bird species
Safari activities: Game drives and hot-air ballooning (additional cost)
3 nights at Dunia Lodge
The African Savannah
DAY 5: Depart by road for the Manyara Airstrip, approximately 3 hours by road, where you will catch a flight to the central Serengeti, just 45-minutes away. A guide from Dunia will meet you at the airstrip and game drive you back to camp, stopping at any wildlife sightings along the way. Upon arrival you have the opportunity to settle into your tent before going on an afternoon game drive to fully explore your final national park. The Serengeti is impressive in terms of both the diversity and density of wildlife found here, so there is plenty to discover each day. Later you return to camp in the early evening for drinks around the campfire and dinner.
DAYS 6 AND 7: Safari activities at Dunia take place in the early morning and late afternoon, when the wildlife is most active. You will explore with expert guides on game drives, looking for the big cats that have made the Serengeti famous as well as hippos wallowing in muddy pools and giraffe browsing the fresh shoots of an acacia tree. In between, you will return to camp for a delicious lunch, and to have a siesta or spend time at leisure. Evenings are spent sharing stories of your day’s adventures with other guests around the dinner table.
DAY 8: Enjoy a final breakfast in camp before a short drive to the airstrip for your late-morning flight back to Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha. The flight will likely stop a couple of times on the way to drop off/pick up passengers, and the total journey will be approximately two and a half hours. You will land at the international airport so you can simply collect your luggage and check-in for your international flight home.
The END OF THE ROAD….for now
The END OF THE ROAD….for now