Our Northern Tanzania Safari tour showcases premier national parks and reserves with daily game drives and numerous opportunities to explore Africa’s beauty. You will achieve an up-close and personal experience of the land, wildlife, cultural diversity, and rich history this country has to offer. During this safari you will stay at the Lake Manyara National Reserve, take two days to explore the wilds of the Serengeti, and drive into the Ngorongoro Crater for spectacular game viewing. See the Big Five, relax at well appointed lodges, and come up close to some of the world’s most fascinating wildlife.
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Accommodation on full board basis, game viewing drives by private 4x4 Land cruiser with pop-up roof, services of a professional driver-guide, entrance fees to sites listed on the itinerary, and airport transfers. International flights are not included, contact us for preferred rates and schedules.
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Upon arrival at the Arusha or Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel for overnight.
After breakfast, depart to beautiful Lake Manyara, a shallow alkaline lake that shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. You will arrive for lunch at your lodge followed by an afternoon game drive. Tucked below the majesty of the Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara National Park consists of a thin green band of forest, flanked by the sheer 600m high red and brown cliffs of the escarpment on one side and by the white-hot shores of an ancient soda lake on the other. Acacia woodland shelters the park’s famous tree climbing lions, lying languidly among the branches in the heat of the day. Lake Manyara safaris offer many unique views including elephant, giraffe, buffalo and wildebeest often found grazing in unexpected clearings or heading towards the water to drink or wash. Warthog seem to thrive here, growing notably fat and tuskered, and it is a natural playground for baboons and monkeys. Later on in the afternoon, you will be transferred to your lodge.
After breakfast, depart to the famous Serengeti National Park. Embark on an afternoon game viewing drive in the park. Return later as the sun sets for dinner and overnight. On the second day, you will have a full day of game viewing drives in the park with all meals and overnight at the park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowl the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat. But there is more to a safari in the Serengeti Plain than large mammals. Gaudy agama lizards and rock hyraxes scuffle around the surfaces of the park's isolated granite koppies. A full 100 varieties of dung beetle have been recorded, as have 500-plus bird species, ranging from the outsized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland, to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the Lobo Hills.
Breakfast at the camp before having a mid morning game viewing drive as you depart to the famous Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCCA), which features rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes. Journey up the side of the vast Ngorongoro Crater, a World Heritage Site, which is one of the largest volcanic craters in the world (almost 20 kilometers wide, 610-760 meters deep and covering a total area of 264 sq km) and arrive at your lodge in time for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, descend into the ‘8th Wonder of the World’, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. Enclosed within its towering walls are grasslands, swamps, forests, saltpans, a fresh water lake and a glorious variety of birdlife. Here too are all the members of the ‘Big Five’ (lion, elephant, rhino, leopard and buffalo) as well as a large cast of plains game and one of Africa’s densest populations of predators. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor before continuing with your expedition inside this land that time forgot. Climb up and drive back to your lodge for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast drive towards Arusha as you are transferred to the Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.
Days 3 & 4: Take game drives in the famed Serengeti National Park.
Days 5 & 6: Stay for two nights in Ngorongoro, taking game drives in the crater area.
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