9 DAYS NORTHEN CIRCUIT, TANZANIA NATIONAL PARKS SAFARI.
TARANGIRE NP, LAKE MANYARA NP, NGORONGORO AND SERENGETI NP.
DAY 00: Arrival day
You will land at Kilimanjaro International Airport, and be picked by our office representative, driving all the way to Arusha City where you will have a rest, dinner and overnight.
While you are at the hotel, you will meet with our experienced Safari-guide who will explain to you about the itinerary day to day for all of the destinations you will visit.
DAY1: Tarangire Game Drive.
Early in the morning after breakfast in your hotel, our driver-guide will be waiting ready to start a tour. 2hrs drive straight from Arusha City to Tarangire NP, where you will enter the Park around 0900hrs.
After registration process, you will have a full day game drive where you will be enjoying seeing a herds of Buffalo, Elephants, Zebra, Giraffes and many more wild animals, and if lucky Leopard and Lion may be seen. During evening times you will exit the park to MtowaMbu town for rest, dinner and overnight. Accommodation nature: Lodge
DAY 2: Full day Lake Manyara game drive.
After breakfast in the lodge you, around 0900hrs you will enter Lake Manyara NP for a full day game drive, enjoying the view of Lake Manyara covered by Greater and Lesser Flamingos and Pelicans, Great Rift Valley wall, Hot spring and wild animals. Lunch box will be provided and at late afternoon you will be exiting the park back to your lodge in Mto wa Mbu town.
DAY 3: Lake Eyas game drive
After breakfast at your lodge, you will have a drive to Lake Eyasi where you will enjoy seeing the Bush Men(Hadzabe and Datoga) societies that you can learn more about their cultural practices and local hunting, spending half day touring with the local. During evening hours, you will drive back, now heading to Karatu town for rest, dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: Long drive from Karatu-Serengeti NP via Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
After breakfast in the Lodge at Karatu town, around 0900hrs you will have a long drive to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where you will have a short time to take pictures of Ngorongoro crater from a view point,and pay some visit to Maasai Boma alongside the road to Serengeti, arriving at Serengeti main gate afternoon hours. At the gate you will register all important information and then a short rest for lunch, where lunch boxes will be provided.
After all process being completed, you will have an afternoon game drive in Serengeti and later evening you will drive to your hotel/ camping sites for rest, dinner and overnight. Accommodation nature: Lodge or Camping tents depending on the budget.
DAY 5: Full day game drive Central Serengeti.
You will start game drive early in the morning for you to be able to spot Leopards that are very rare to be seen during afternoon times and also difficult to be seen on other National Parks. Game drive will continue up to afternoon times where you will have a short rest and lunch before continuing with game drive up to late afternoon when you will drive back to your lodge/camping sites.
DAY 6: Full day game drive Northern Serengeti, Mara River.
During great migration (wildebeest and zebra) end of June-July, the migration crosses Grumet and Mara River to Maasai Mara National Park in Kenya.
If you are there at the time you may spot the large number of Wildebeests and Zebra crossing the river while attacked by the Crocodiles.
Game drive continues till late afternoon where you will be driving back to your lodge/camping sites for rest, dinner and overnights.
OPTINAL: You might spend one day more or less in Serengeti NP.
ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES: Hot air balloon that are available with some extra costs.
DAY 7: Half day game Drive Serengeti.
On this day, you will be exiting Serengeti but you will have a game drive enroute while you are on the way to Ngorongoro Crater. You will enter Ngorongoro during evening times where you will have a rest, dinner and overnights. Accommodation nature may be Lodge or tent camping.
DAY 8: Full day game drive, Ngorongoro Crater.
Early in the morning you will start a game drive at the rim of the crater before down-sloping to the crater, where you will be enjoying seeing the different wild animals including Black Rhino on its natural environment. Game drive continues up to late afternoon where you will be exiting the park back to your hotel in Arusha City. At the hotel you will have a rest, dinner and overnight, but if the departure is the same day then driver will drive you to Airport.