Briefing: Northern Tanzania is a real definition of African Safaris; offers you a chance to see the Big Five, Serengeti Wildebeests Migration, descending into Ngorongoro crater and setting your eyes on Mount Kilimanjaro. This program quenches the thirst of clients whose dream is to experience true African Safari.
Meet our guide at Kilimanjaro International Airport who transfers you to a lodge in western part of Mount Kilimanjaro for overnight. You will be introduced to Maasai traditions; lodging place, neighborhood and stories by Maasai elders.
This part of the mountain offers the best chance of spotting the snow-capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro. In addition to it, our local Maasai guides will escort you during walking safaris in the wilderness. Overnight will be at the same lodge in West Kilimanjaro.
You will have an early breakfast at the lodge in west Kilimanjaro then drive across Maasai steppe to Tarangire National Park. This park, with 2850 square kilometers, is known for its large herds of elephants, baobab trees and good scenery. A part from the rhinoceros other members of the “Big Five” can be spotted. Overnight will be at a lodge within or on the periphery of Tarangire National Park.
Breakfast then drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The distance between the two parks being less than an hour; it is easy to transit between the wilderness areas. A tour in Lake Manyara National Park will offer you great landscapes due to the presence of the rift valley, tree climbing lions, elephants, giraffes and water birds. After afternoon session you will drive to a lodge in Lake Eyasi for overnight.
Wake up early in the morning and catch up with the Bushmen (Hadzabe) as go for a morning hunt. You will participate in the hunting process before returning to the lodge for breakfast. Later in the day you will meet other communities including pastoralists (Datoga) and Blacksmiths. Dinner and overnight will be at a lodge near or within Ngorongoro conservation area.
Early breakfast then drive to Ngorongoro conservation area where you will descend into the crater for tour. Formed about two million years ago from volcanic eruption that led to formation of a caldera, Ngorongoro crater is currently home to the endangered black rhinoceros and other animals. In addition to amazing landscapes, you will be rewarded by a good number of animals including elephants, hyenas, lions wildebeests and many others. Picnic lunch will be served at midday within the park. Later in the evening you will drive to Serengeti for overnight at a lodge in central parts of the national park.
You will have two full days of exploring Africa’s finest national park; it has been voted as the best national park in Africa several times; it is a witness enough to prove its beauty. This park is an absolute venue for viewing animals inhabiting African savannah; Serengeti Annual Wildebeests migration and members of the “Big Five” are easily seen in this extensive protected area. The two nights will be spent in a lodge in the middle of the park.
You will have an early breakfast then make a tour in the national park while advancing towards Klein’s gate and proceed to Lake Natron. Overnight will be at a lodge in Lake Natron.
Breakfast at the lodge then tour Engare Sero waterfalls (swimming allowed), visit flamingos in the alkaline Lake Natron and viewing Tanzania’s only volcanic mountain, Ol Doinyo Lengai Mountain. At midday, you will have lunch at the lodge then drive back to Arusha for overnight at the selected lodge.