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Arusha: 3-Day Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara

1. Arusha: 3-Day Safari to Tarangire, Ngorongoro & Lake Manyara

On day 1, you will be picked up from your hotel in Arusha town and driven to Tarangire National Park for a mid-morning game drive. Tarangire is well known for its large elephant herds. From the open roof of the vehicle, you’ll be able to admire the views of seasonal swamps, grassy savannas and the Tarangire River.  Look out for many animals including zebras, wildebeest, buffalos, elephants and giraffes. You may catch a glimpse of a lion stalking its prey or leopards relaxing in the trees. Around midday, enjoy a picnic lunch. Enjoy further game viewing in the afternoon before driving to the Karatu area, where you will check into the Country Lodge hotel and enjoy dinner.  On day 2, enjoy breakfast at the lodge and depart with a packed lunch to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The Ngorongoro Crater is inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. It contains a river, several swamps, a lake, a forest and open plains. There are said to be over 30,000 animals living in the area that is naturally enclosed by the slopes of an old volcano. In the evening, enjoy dinner back at your hotel.  After breakfast on day 3, depart for a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park, home to a range of wildlife including baboons, blue monkeys, over 350 species of birds and tree-­climbing lions. In the afternoon, you’ll be transferred to your hotel in Arusha or Arusha Airport.

7 Day/6 Night Tanzania Camping Safari

2. 7 Day/6 Night Tanzania Camping Safari

Day 1 : Moshi/Arusha Town To Tarangire National Park : After a short briefing in the morning, you will be taken to the Tarangire National Park. The park with its endless tree savannah including the impressive baobab trees and seasonal marshes, is also home to the largest elephant herds in northern Tanzania. In addition to elephants you are also likely to spot giraffes, buffaloes, lions, zebras, gnus and other types of antelopes and gazelles. Lunch will be taken at a picnic spot and in the afternoon you will get to see more of this amazing and beautiful park. Day 2 : Tarangire Area– Lake Manyara National Park After breakfast you will travel from the Tarangire Area to the Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests and grassy plains. Day 3 : Lake Manyara Area – Serengeti National ParkAfter breakfast, you will travel via the cooler highlands towards the southern Serengeti and at midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park. This park is the largest in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes – short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. The Serengeti is famous for the yearly migration of wildbeest. Day 4 : Full-Day Game Serengeti National Park : The entire day is dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. . During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. During the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. As the migration is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls, the location of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to locate the animals and where to see them best. Day 5 : Serengeti National Park – Karatu : On your outward journey to the park gate, you will enjoy some more game viewing before you leave the Serengeti National Park in the early afternoon to continue your journey to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, you will see the giant caldera below – a breath-taking view. You will leave the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and drive to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands. Day 6 : Ngorongoro Crater – Karatu – Forest Walk : Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you travel back to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area before you drive down into the crater. The massive collapsed volcano is home to over 25,000 mammals ranging from the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – to spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an extensive game drive and a picnic for lunch, you will leave the caldera. You will leave and drive to Karatu in the Ngorongoro highlands. Day 7 : Karatu – Arusha : After a leisurely breakfast, you will travel back to Arusha where you will arrive around midday. You will be dropped off in the city centre or at the airport.

9 Days Serengeti Safari with Day Hike to Kilimanjaro

3. 9 Days Serengeti Safari with Day Hike to Kilimanjaro

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, you will meet with our representatives after M&G you'll be transfer to your hotel in Arusha. Accommodation: Airport Planet Lodge Meals: Bed & Breakfast Drinks not included Day 2: Arusha – Marangu route Kilimanjaro After an early breakfast drive to Marangu route for your 7hrs hiking up to Mandara hut . The elevation is very slow and steady, allowing for effortless hiking for most of the way. , returning to your lodge in the evening for the overnight Accommodation: Airport Planet Lodge Meals: All meals included Drinking water 1.5 litres (other drinks not included) DAY 3: MOSHI TO ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK After breakfast drive to Arusha Arusha National Park for walking and late on you'll proceed with the game drive. In the afternoon drive to the lodge for leisure and overnight Accommodation: African View Lodge Meals: All meals included Drinking water 1.5 litres (other drinks not included) Day 4: Arusha to Tarangire national park After breakfast head to Tarangire National Park. Despite the relative secrecy of Tarangire, during the dry season it is part of the migratory movement and is second only to Ngorongoro crater in concentration of wildlife. There are more than 500 species of birds in Tarangire National Park thousands of parched animals flock to the watering holes and thousands more make their long way to the permanent water of the Tarangire river. Accommodation: Osupuko Tented Lodge Meals: All meals included Drinking water 1.5 litres (other drinks not included) Day 5: Tarangire to lake Manyara national park After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park which . Lake Manyara National Park is a classic Tanzanian destination from its groundwater forest and elusive tree-climbing lions, to hippos cooling off in the water with flamingos frolicking on the shoreline. Its sights and sounds are unforgettable. Late afternoon drive to Karatu for overnight. Accommodation: Bougainvillea Tented Lodge Meals: All meals included Drinking water 1.5 litres Day 6 – 7: Karatu to Serengeti national park After breakfast drive to Central Serengeti the home of the great migration and the big cats . Enjoy the magnificent landscape from the sea of waving grass, the rocky outcrops to the the endless plains – Serengeti has it all. Overnight at Accommodation: Serengeti Osupuko tented lodge Meals: All meals included Drinking water 1.5 litres DAY 8: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO NGORONGORO HIGHLAND After breakfast head off to Ngorongoro and upon arrival descend to the crater floor Ngorongoro Crater was formed from a collapsed volcano It is now a self-sustaining ecosystem with the densest predator population in Africa.Later afternoon drive to Karatu Accommodation: Bougainvillea Lodge Meals: All meals included Drinking water 1.5 litres DAY 9: Karatu to Kilimanjaro airport After breakfast transfer to Kilimanjaro international airport for your flight back home. Meals: Breakfast and lunch Drinking water 1.5 litres

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