Wildlife experience in Northern Tanzania

9 days / 8 nights

PHILOSOPHY OF THE TOUR

 

In this itinerary we cover three incredible landmarks and wildlife sanctuaries of Northern Tanzania

Tarangire National Park Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Ngorongoro Crater and
Serengeti National Park.

Our goal is for you to enjoy the wildlife at a slow pace, choosing the less crowded routes we will be focused on tracking animals of most interest to our client , our experienced guides have been training their tracking ability in the area for over 15 years so they know how to reach the areas where the specific wildlife types are most likely to be seen. This itinerary is made for wildlife enthusiasts who want to experience Africa’s nature at its best.

Day 1

Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport

 

Our driver will be waiting for you at the airport to transfer you to your lodge in Arusha before your safari starts the next morning. A tour around Arusha can be organized if time allows.
A member of our team will meet you upon arrival at your lodge to give you the briefing and all the necessary information regarding your tour and answer all the questions that you might have.

Day 2

Arusha –> Tarangire

 

Early morning when Arusha city is long awake and the chaotic streets are full of people busy with their daily activities, our fully equipped driver guide will be waiting for you at your hotel to take you to the unforgettable journey. After breakfast in the hotel, be ready to jump into our Safari 4-wheel land rover with a removable roof and a personal window seat (for the best visibility) and drive through the bustling streets of the city towards the South West straight to Tarangire National Park. The ride will take approximately 2 to 3 hours. You have a full day to enjoy wildlife tracking in Tarangire park. You will pass through beautiful savannah, some dense vegetation, and seasonal rivers. Our guides are excellent spotting birds so they will be able to show you some of the 500 species in the park! Our guide will always have binoculars at hand for your use and some useful wildlife encyclopedias where you can find photos of all possible bird species!

Late afternoon it’s time to start heading to your lodge for rest and dinner.

Day 3

Tarangire –> Ngorongoro Crater

 

In the morning, after a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast head North West towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Pass by the magnificent landscapes, thorn acacia trees and umbrella trees with a view of the Great Rift Valley. You might even meet some wildlife on the way like elephants and baboons.

As you pass Ngorongoro Highlands, be ready, we are going to drive 600mts down into the Crater to see the most spectacular views and…watch out! – the Crater is full of wildlife! It is home to many resident animals with its magnificent Lake Magadi and hundreds of flamingos.

We will have 4-6 hours to enjoy the abundance of wildlife with a stop for a picnic near the hippo pool.
Late in the afternoon, we will ascend to the Crater rim and will stop at the lodge for rest.

Day 4

Ngorongoro Conservation Area –> Karatu

 

Today we will start our day with a bicycle tour in Ngorongoro Conservation Area accompanied by a ranger and our experienced guide. We will cycle across the Crater rim, will enjoy nature and some wildlife in close proximity, we might be able to spot giraffes and elephants and, of course, the beautiful birds! We will have a stop for a picnic before visiting the coffee plantation near Karatu to taste delicious local coffee and watch how coffee is produced.

Late in the afternoon we will drive to our lodge for dinner and rest.

Day 5

Ngorongoro –> Serengeti

 

Today we will depart to the world famous destination – Serengeti National Park. The park is one of the most unique ecosystems on the planet. It is a place that has one of the most beautiful sunsets in Africa, and of course, plenty of wildlife!
We will enter the park through the South Eastern gate and will drive to our campsite in Central Serengeti.

No matter where you chose to stay, once you enter the park, you will be able to enjoy the night sounds of nature, maybe even hear roaring lions, night birds and hyenas!
During the delicious dinner, depending on your interests and expectation you will discuss your next day with your guide about which route is best to take on your safari in the most sought after destination in Africa – Serengeti.

Day 6

Serengeti

 

Early in the morning after a light breakfast, we start our way to explore the unique ecosystem of the world famous park. We will spend the entire day tracking the likes of animals in their natural environment. Our guide will arrange the route completely tailored to your interests. To track predators, you might want to go to the Moru Kopjes (the rock formations) in Central Serengeti, the favorite resting ground for lions and leopards; to track the wildebeest migration you might want to go to the North of the park to the Mara River (July-September) or of South East (January-March). Our guides are always in touch with park authorities and rangers from the first sun rays to check the best routes and the location for the herds of animals in order to plan the best wildlife tracking. Late in the afternoon we return to our camp for the delicious dinner and rest.

Day 7

Serengeti

 

Today we will have another complete day of safari in the World Heritage Site – Serengeti. With its 15,000 square kilometers, this great extension is home to more than 2 million ungulates, 4000 lions, 1000 leopards, 550 cheetahs and over 500 bird species. As you could imagine this park is a dream for any wildlife lover.
Our guides are expert trackers with more than 15 years of experience, so relax and trust their knowledge to find the species of animals you want to see.
Early morning Air Balloon safari is available upon request.

Day 8

Serengeti –> Arusha

 

After the early morning wildlife tracking, prepare to depart back to Arusha. It will be a long drive back (approximately 7 hours) with a quick stop for lunch. Rest in the lodge before departing to the airport the next day.

 

Day 9

Transfer to the airport for your flight back home

 

The above itinerary is only an example of what we can create for you. 

Our team is ready to assist you during each step of your planning with attention to every little detail.

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