Destinations: Arusha Ngiresi Village / Arusha NP /Tarangire NP / Lake Manyara NP / Serengeti NP and Ngorongoro Crater.
Detailed Itinerary: Day 01: Arrival Day – Arusha City
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and after clearing all customs and immigration formalities, you will be met by our representative who will be having your group name on a paging board at the arrival lounge. You will be transferred to Arusha for overnight on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Day 02: Arusha – Ngiresi Village visit
After breakfast, we will drive you to the foot of Mount Meru. You will be welcome to the Ng’resi Village where you will participate in the following optional activities like:
- a guided tour to some farms on the green and steep slopes of Mt. Meru
- a visit to several development projects in our village (soil conservation, irrigation, cross-breeding, biogas, fish nursery)
- a climb to Kivesi Hill, an old volcano with a natural forest on top
- a view into the Wa-Arusha culture (old stories, traditional houses)
- delicious lunch and dinner prepared by the Juhudi women’s group (for smaller groups, meals are provided by a local family)
Later return to your hotel in Arusha for overnight on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Day 03: Arusha NP
After breakfast, we drive to Arusha National Park which is at the foot of Mt. Meru. We will start the day with a Safari on foot next to an armed ranger, to the base of the most beautiful waterfall in the park, and in which we can see and contemplate the fauna that prowls in its surrounding. The walk will take approximately 2 hours. Arusha National Park is named for its great beauty / The jewel of Africa” with only 137 square kilometers, is the closest park of the famous “Safari city” of Arusha. We will be followed by the indescribable glances of giraffes, buffalos and small primates while being immersed in a lush tropical forest. Return to your Hotel in Arusha for overnight on Bed & Breakfast Basis.
Day 04: Arusha – Tarangire NP
Breakfast will be followed by a short safari briefing then start driving towards Tarangire national park for a game drive in the park, with picnic lunch. Tarangire NP named after the Tarangire River lures thousands of plains game to its banks with a variety of Herbivores and Predators. This park is also very famous for its tree-climbing Pythons, the almost extinct species of wild dogs and huge baobab trees. Enjoy your afternoon/evening game drive before driving to your lodge / tented camp for dinner and overnight on Full Board Basis.
Day 05: Tarangire NP – Lake Manyara NP
Today we drive from Tarangire NP and head towards the floor of the Great Rift Valley to the small robust and cultural town of Mto Wa Mbu. If one is looking for the great taste of Tanzanian Culture, then choose Mto Wa Mbu Village, a boiling pot of Cultures from different corners of the country! Learn what do people do for a living, learn different modes of production and what exists in these cultures. You may get an inside look at the homes and exquisite craft of Mto wa Mbu’s many tribes. Visitors will get a chance to meet locals and learn about banana beer, Makonde woodcarvings, and the tribal painting techniques; the village provides a great introduction to everyday life in Africa. Enjoy a local delicious lunch before embarking on an afternoon game drive in the neighboring Lake Manyara NP which is famous for its tree-climbing lions, aquatic life in the lake and largest concentration of baboons in East Africa. Later drive to you lodge for diner and overnight on Full Board Basis
Day 06: Manyara – Serengeti NP.
After breakfast, drive from Manyara Area to the majestic Serengeti National Park. Our drive will take us through the Ngorongoro Conservation Authority Area where we will have a stop at a view point before proceeding to Serengeti for afternoon game drive. This park is the most famous of Tanzania’s National Parks as it is well-known for the annual migration which takes place across the great savannah plains and rivers. We carry lunch boxes so as to make most use of the day. We will focus on chasing the big cats which include; leopard, lion, cheetah, and many others. We later drive to our lodge / Tented Camp for diner and overnight on Full Board Basis.
Day 07: Full days game drive.
Enjoy a full day doing the spectacular game in Serengeti National Park. This park never disappoints as it has one of the most varied collections of wildlife on the planet. Annually throughout a year, millions of animals embark on migration in Serengeti with incredible spectacle. Vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle roam here, along with groups of elephant, giraffe, and buffalo, as the lions, leopard, cheetah, hyenas and jackals stalk their meals. Meals and overnight at your lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board Basis.
Day 08: Serengeti NP – Ngorongoro Crater
Early breakfast, we embark on a morning game drive in Serengeti NP as we drive towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area to overnight at our lodge on the rim of the Crater. There will be a stop at a Maasai village en route to your lodge. In the Maasai villages, you will enjoy dancing and singing their folk songs and learn more about their culture. Dinner and overnight at your lodge / Tented Camp on Full Board Basis.
Day 09: Crater tour – Arusha – Departure
After breakfast, We shall descend into the largest intact volcanic Crater in the world which is also called “The Eighth Wonder Of The World”. At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the ‘big 5′ which include; lion, elephant, rare black rhino, buffalo and leopard. Picnic lunch will be at the Hippo Pool on the crater floor. After lunch, drive to Arusha for drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport for connection onto your international flight out.
End of Services.
- All transfers as per the above program
- Park fees, accommodation in Arusha on arrival on Bed and Breakfast
- Accommodation while on safaris and meals as per the above program
- Crater service fees
- Maasai Village visit
- Cultural tour at Mto Wa Mbu village
- Walking Safari accompanied by an armed ranger in Arusha National Park
- Professional English speaking driver guide
- A pair of binoculars
- First Aid Kit
- Transport while on safaris using 4wd with pop up roof
- Lunch box on day one, 2 mineral bottles of water per person per day and
- All government applicable taxes and concession fees
- Alcoholic & nonalcoholic drinks,
- Tips for guides and hotels staff
- International flights
- And any other services not mentioned in the above program