Tanzania Safari: Wonders Of Africa – Elephants and Baobab Trees, 8 Days and 7 Nights, Tanzania, Lake Manyara. A birdwatcher’s paradise.
Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights
Price: Please Contact us about the price of this Itinerary
Day 1: ARRIVAL – ARUSHA
Pick up at the airport, transfer to Arumeru river lodge or Outpost lodge on Half board accommodation arrangement.
Day 2: ARUSHA – LAKE MANYARA
Traveling distance130Kms: Duration 2 hours.
After breakfast, leave for Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive with picnic lunch. Lake Manyara is a birdwatcher’s paradise.
Marvel at the variety of species, spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, hornbill and cormorant. In the tall trees, forest monkeys leap from branch to branch on the slope of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, elephants stand in the shade of the baobab; and in the acacia woodland, lions lie draped along the branches of the umbrella trees Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge or Lake Manyara Hotel, B , L ,
D (www.serenahotels.com) (www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com), Campers will stay at Jambo camp.
Day 3: LAKE MANYARA – NGORONGORO:
Traveling distance 180Kms: Duration 3 hours.
After breakfast depart to Ngorongoro Crater with packed lunch. On arrival, descend down to the crater one of the largest intact volcanic Caldera in the world, the crater floor offers game viewing to homely permanent population of more than 30,000 animals, and is one of the only places in Africa where you stand a very good chance of seeing the big five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino and elephant) in the course of a morning or evening game drive.
Dinner and Overnight at the crater rim Ngorongoro Serena, Sopa or wildlife
Lodge, B,L,D. campers will stay at Simba campsite (www.serenahotels.com)
Day 4: FULL DAY NGORONGORO
Maximum game drive 150kms.
Descend once again down to the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the wonders of the natural world.
An extinct volcano that collapsed around 25 million years ago thus forming a vast super bowl where the largest permanent concentration of African game is on display.
The views from the top of the crater wall are absolutely breathtaking which are forested but four wheel drive vehicles will take you down into this primeval paradise of woodland, lake, river, swamp and plain that shelters around 20,000 animals.
Large grazing animals such as wildebeest, buffalo, gazelle and zebra that depends on the open grasslands in the crater. Attracting predators, the black-manned lion, the leopard and hyena. The elephant found are the lone males. The Fever Tree forests shelter monkeys, bushbuck and waterbuck and the few black rhino that have taken refuge here. A soda lake attracts water birds, including flamingoe and is a favorite place for predators to make their kill. Wildly beautiful as it is, it is not surprising that Ngorongoro Crater has been alled a Garden done with packed lunch.
Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena or Sopa Lodge, B,L,D. (www.serenahotels.com) (www.sopalodges.com) (www.hotelsandlodges tanzania.com) campers will stay at simba camp.
Day 5: NGORONGORO – SERENGETI
Travelling distance 155Kms.Duration: 2.5hours
Morning depart to Serengeti, with game viewing enroute to the lodge. Spend the whole afternoon watching the Gnus and Zebras with their calves. Stay overnight at Serena lodge, wildlife lodge or Sopa lodge. (www.serenahotels.com) (www.sopalodges.com) (www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com) campers will stay at Seronera campsite.
DAY 6: FULL DAY SERENGETI:
Maximum game drive 200Kms.
Morning games drive after breakfast. Enjoy the endless plains of Serengeti with game viewing, A magnificent
experience awaits as you travel to the most famous wildlife park in Africa the legendary Serengeti. Here you might have the chance to see the migration, where thousands of zebra and wildebeest make trip from the
Masai Mara every year. Packed lunch is served and proceed for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Serena/Sopa/Wildlife Lodge, B,L,D.(www.serenahotels.com) (www.sopalodges.com) (www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com) Campers will stay at Seronera campsite.
Day 7: SERENGETI -TARANGIRE:
Traveling distance 285kms: Duration 5-6 hours.
After breakfast, drive to Tarangire National Park; arrive late in the afternoon. Tarangire is the home for nearly 400 Elephants and Baobab trees. Other animals such as Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Lesser and greater Kudus, Tree Python and antelopes are also found there. Stay overnight at Tarangire Sopa lodge. B,L,D.
(www.sopalodges.com) campers will stay at Tarangire public campsite.
Day 8: TARANGIRE – ARUSHA
Distance: 120Kms: Duration 2hrs:
Enjoy game drive in Tarangire National park, hot lunch will be served in the lodge. Later in the afternoon drive back to Arusha, arrive before nightfall.
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