The six-hour drive to reach Serengeti National Park, classified as one of the main sites of the World Heritage by UNESCO. Serengeti is the largest National Park in Tanzania (5,700 square miles), the oldest (created in 1951), and with good reason, the most famous in East Africa. Serengeti savannahs, forests, immense plains, crisscrossed by many rivers with fertile banks, accommodate the largest herds of herbivores of our planet: 1.5 million gnus, 400,000 zebras, 200,000 Thomson gazelles, which migrate annually to water holes, followed by their predators -- this offers one of the most impressive scenes in the world. The Park also accommodates immense herds of buffalo, elephants and giraffe, bubals, impalas, Grant gazelles, and hippos. Predators find this a perfect hunting ground - lions, leopards, cheetahs, spotted hyenas and smaller predators like servals are the lords of savannah and acacia woods. The safari (journey) you experience here in your open sunroof land cruiser will be one of the most amazing and beautiful in Africa!
Includes a full day of game viewing that will give you wonderful opportunities to experience front-row views of the Park's amazing wildlife and "endless plains."
Following a morning game drive and picnic lunch, you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area, classified as another main World Heritage site by UNESCO. On the way, you may visit an authentic Maasai village to experience the color and culture of Tanzania's most populated native tribe.
You will descend from the Ngorongoro Crater rim approximately 2,000 feet to the crater floor - a real Noah's ark. Its vast plains, strewn with volcanic domes, small craters, and tropical forests, accommodate the main animal species of Eastern Africa - lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalo, cheetahs, zebras, gazelles, gnus, hyenas, and jackals - in all, according to Park Rangers, 30,000 animals. You will spend a full day with time out for a picnic lunch, in the Crater.
After breakfast, you will transfer to your Land Cruiser to Lake Manyara National Park. You will enter the park for a half-day game drive including picnic lunch. Manyara is an ornithological paradise that includes thousands of flamingos and many species of lakeside birds, as well as a surprising spectacle of lionesses sleeping in high trees, not far from blue monkeys. The very vegetation of the park also accommodates many giraffes, elephants, buffalo, zebras, and hippos.
In the morning take a short drive to Tarangire National Park, considered a haven for migrants with more than 3,000 elephants living in the park with buffalo, hartebeests, wildebeests, plain zebras, gazelles, elands, oryx during the dry season (June to November) coming down to drink from the banks of the Tarangire River. All of these animals drift out of the Park from November to June, leaving giraffes, Kirk's dik-dik, warthogs, kudus, impalas, and waterbucks, who are year-around residents along with 450 species of birds, including 49 raptor species. Following picnic lunch in the Park and by bi-mid afternoon, you will transfer to Arusha to spend the evening.
Breakfast in your hotel is followed by extra time to explore local Arusha markets and to prepare for your journey home. Following a leisurely lunch, we will proceed to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home.
Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser with a photographic roof hatch
Services of a professional safari guide
Accommodation with meals on Safari Lodges and Tented Camps as per itinerary
All wildlife reserve entry fees and camping fees
Drinking water on the vehicle during the safari.
1 night accommodation at Pink Flamingo Hotel including breakfast.
Guided day hike to Mount Kilimanjaro Marangu Route
1 night accommodation at Planet Lodge, Arusha including breakfast and dinner.
2 Nights’ accommodation at Farm of Dream Lodge, Ngorongoro Highlands including all meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Schedule flight Arusha to Zanzibar.
5 nights at Karamba Zanzibar including breakfast.
All other items as indicated on the Itinerary
International airfare & flights
All items of a personal nature
Gratuities for safari guide and camp staff
Airport departure tax
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages in lodges
Flight from Zanzibar to either Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro Airport.