This itinerary will enable you to visit four most famous parks in northern Tanzania with very high chances to see the big 5, the famous great migration crossing the Mara river, hunting predators and lots of other wildlife. The night game drive in lake Manyara will give you a unique experience of nocturnal African wildlife.
Day 1: Arrival And Transfer To Arusha.
We will pick you up from your airport of arrival (we recommend you fly to Kilimanjaro International Airport) and transfer to Ambureni coffee lodge for dinner and overnight. If time allows, we will give you a complimentary town tour where you will visit a local market, a traditional beer bar and the Arusha Museum. www.amburenicoffeelodge.com
Day 2: Tarangire/Big parades of Elephants.
After breakfast you will drive to Tarangire Tree Top for lunch. Then depart for afternoon game drive in Tarangire National Park. This park has the largest concentration of elephants (often seen bathing in the Tarangire river), lots of giraffes, monkeys, impalas and many birds. It is also one of the best places to see big prides of lions and leopards. You will then drive back to Tarangire Simba lodge for dinner and overnight. www.simbaportfolio.com/Tarangire-Simba-Lodge
Day 3: Lake Manyara/Village Walk.
After breakfast you will drive to Mto wa mbu for a village guided village walk. In this small but busy town where people from all the 120 tribes in Tanzania live together you will have opportunity to interact with the local community and learn about their daily life. You will visit a local school, traditional beer factory/bars, banana and rice fields and a traditional family home. You will then continue to Rift valley lodge for lunch. In the afternoon you will do game drive in Lake Manyara national park then return to the lodge for dinner. After dinner you will depart for night game drive to look for animals that are hardly seen in day light like porcupine, and others. This park has the largest concentration of monkeys. You will also see giraffes, hippos, elephants and if you are lucky, the famous tree climbing lions. Overnight will be at Rift valley lodge. www.riftvalleylodge.co.tz
Day 4: North Serengeti/ Great Migration.
After breakfast drive to the North Serengeti for lunch at Acacia migration camp, then continue with game drive in North Serengeti. In this area you will have high chances to see the great migration (estimated to reach 3,000,000 animals now) crossing the Mara river while the crocodiles in the river try to attack them. All meals and overnight will be at Mbugani migration camp. www.mbuganicamps.com
Day 5: North Serengeti/ Great Migration.
After early breakfast depart for a full day of game drive in north Serengeti along the Mara river exploring the great migration crossing this famous river which is full of crocodiles. All meals and overnight will beat Mbugani migration camp. www.mbuganicamps.com
Day 6: Central Serengeti/ Hunting predators.
After breakfast you will do game drive towards Serengeti central Mbugani camp for lunch. After lunch you will depart for game drive in Serengeti. Serengeti is the park with the largest concentration of big mammals in the world and it is where you will see most of your exciting wildlife. The sightings will include prides of lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants,giraffes, hippos and many more. Dinner and overnight will be at Mbugani central Serengeti camp. www.mbuganicamps.com .
Day 7: Central Serengeti/Big Game Experience.
Morning and afternoon game drives in Central Serengeti National Park with early departures. Serengeti is the park with the largest concentration of big mammals in the world and it is where you will see most of your exciting wildlife. The sightings will include big prides of lions,cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, impalas, gazelles, warthog sand many more. Dinner and overnight will be at Mbugani central Serengeti camp.www.mbuganicamps.com
Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater/The Endangered Black Rhino.
After breakfast you will drive to the Ngorongoro crater fora game drive with picnic lunch. This is the best place to see the endangered black rhino (less than 1000 black rhinos are left in the wild in the world). The crater has also other animals like zebras, wildebeests, hippos, gazelles, hyenas and many more. In the late afternoon you will continue to Eileen’s trees inn for dinner and overnight. www.eileenstrees.com
Day 9: The Hunting Bushmen.
After breakfast drive to lake Eyasi with picnic lunch to explore the hunting bushmen (hadzabe tribe). The hadzabe that speak “click” language are the only people left in Tanzania whose life still fully depends on hunting and gathering. You will accompany them in their hunting and see how they shoot their animals by using arrows, skin them, roast and eat them. You will then visit another traditional tribe called datoga before you return to Eileen’s trees inn for dinner and overnight. www.eileenstrees.com
Day 10: Zanzibar.
After breakfast drive back to Arusha for lunch. After lunch you will continue to Arusha airport for your flight to Zanzibar. In Zanzibar you will be picked up and transferred to Warere beach hotel for dinner and overnight in a sea view room. www.warere.com
Day 11: Zanzibar/Leisure At The Beach.
The whole day will be spent relaxing at the beautiful Zanzibar beach. All meals and overnight will be Warere beach hotel in a sea view room (the lodge organizes activities like diving, snorkeling, village tour and others that you can book directly from the lodge and pay them). www.warere.com or www.dongweoceanview.com
Day 12: Zanzibar/Leisure At The Beach.
The whole day will be spent relaxing at the beautiful Zanzibar beach. All meals and overnight will be at Warere beach hotel in a sea view room (the lodge organizes activities like diving, snorkeling, village tour and others that you can book directly from the lodge and pay them). www.warere.com or www.dongweoceanview.com
Day 13: Dolphins, Turtles And Stone Town.
This day will be spent exploring the big turtles in the Prison Island, Explore the Dolphins (you may want to swim with them) and do a tour in the famous Stone town. You will then return to Warere beach hotel for dinner and overnight in a sea view room. www.warere.com
Day 14: Fly To Dar Es Salaam For Your Departure.
You will wake up and have a leisurely breakfast then spend the morning at the beach. In the afternoon (depending on your international fight time) you will be transferred to Zanzibar Airport and fly to Dar es salaam to connect your international flight.
- All meal sand accommodations during the entire safari
- A very high quality safari land cruiser with pop up roof
- Unlimited mineral water during the entire safari
- All park fees for all the national parks
- Unlimited game drives
- Village walk on the outskirts of Lake Manyara
- Night game drive-in Lake Manyara national park
- Flight from Arusha to Zanzibar
- Flight from Zanzibar to Dar es Salaam
- All transfers in the mainland and Zanzibar
- Meals and accommodations in Zanzibar on half board basis
- AMREF Flying doctor’s emergence rescue
- International Flights.
- Drinks At The Lodges And Any Other Things Not Mentioned Above.
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