DAY 1: ON ARRIVAL - NGORONGORO
When you arrive at Airport you will find our driver guide with a billboard written your name on it, he will pick you to the hotel, we will come to give you a briefing about your stay in Tanzania and your safari, rest for next day safari.
DAY 2: FROM HOTEL TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK.
Morning after breakfast you will start a safari to Lake Manyara National Park, the park is located 126 kilometers from Arusha town, and covers a total of 330 square kilometers, it is accessible throughout the year depending on clients’ option. The Park is set in a natural Crater, creating a beautiful environment for Safari. The park attracts a lot of visitors due to it being the natural habitat of many different species of beautiful birds over 400 species living in the park who spend their days searching for food from shore of Lake Manyara.
Apart from birds, also there are many animals that inhabit the park including Lion, Leopards, Elephants, Buffalos, Baboons, Zebra’s, and many other herbivores. Hot spring water makes the park more unique; water comes up from the ground bubbling, and they flow all year round in all seasons
Within the park you will enjoy lions which climbing on trees, this can only be seen in Lake Manyara National Park. Climbing trees was an adaptive behavior due to wet land allover the time within the park which destroyed lion's nails hence force lion to climb on trees to escarp the problem. After whole day game drive you will be taken to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3: FROM LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK TO NGORONGORO CRATER
You will get a time to see the big Crater and the largest unbroken caldera in the world, The Ngorongoro crater which is known as hole of God. This protected area stretches from Lake Natron (the breeding ground for East Africa’s flamingos) in the Northeast, to Lake Eyasi in the South, and Lake Manyara to the East). Olduvai Gorge and the Ngorongoro Crater, has been described as one of the great natural wonders of the world. Eight million years ago, the Ngorongoro Crater was an active volcano but its cone collapsed, forming the crater that is 610 meters deep, 20 kilometers in diameter, and covers an area of 250 km2.
The crater is home to many species of wild animals and birds. With the exception of impala and topi due to competition with the wildebeest and the giraffe because there is not much to eat at tree level, almost every species of African plains mammal lives in the crater, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. A strange thing is that the crater elephants are mainly bulls. The birdlife, which includes the flamingo, is mainly seasonal, and is also affected by the ratio of soda to fresh water in Lake Magadi on the crater floor.
You might see interaction of wild animals and local people (Maasai) are permitted to water their cattle at the permanent lake and can be seen leading their animals in and out of the crater. The Maasai reside near many game parks and their dressing is very distinctive. Consequently, they are probably the most well-known African ethnic group in the world. Their culture is intricate and fascinating. The more cattle, the wealthier the warrior and his wealth then enable him to take multiple wives. Herds are large and warriors constantly wander on the mountain and surrounding plains seeking pasture for their animals often camping out.
The area is accessible all over the year especially during dry season. You will drive a direct to Serengeti national Park where you will see some animals en route and then you will be taken to Luxury tented camp for dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: FROM NGORONGORO CRATER TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Serengeti national park it is called the endless plain where the largest plain land is found, within the plain if you are lucky you will see all big five animals. Predators like lion and leopard get enough time to chase prays because of the available enough land space hence you will get a time to spot animal hunting.
You will see great Migration of wildebeest within the park (wildebeest migration) crossing the Mara River. The migrations contain more than two hundred thousand wildebeest and other animals like zebra, impala and bird species. Wildebeest uses zebra as their watchman because zebra has good eye focusing ability where they can focus the predator at the very long distance and give the sign to wildebeest for the protection. Also within the group Impala they don't stay away because they get protection as lion will hunt wildebeest rather than impala and make them remain safe. In symbiotic relationship bird species are beneficial to wildebeest as they take ticks which sting them. You will take the whole day game drive will be taken to luxury tented camp for rest and dinner.
DAY 5: FROM SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
In the morning you will continue to explore the wildness to see different animals then in the afternoon after lunch you will drive outside the park direct to Tarangire, dinner and overnight at the lodge.
DAY 6: FROM TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK BACK TO ARUSHA
Tarangire National Park is located approximately 110 km Southwest of Arusha about two hours’ drive, covering an area of approximately 2,850 km2. This park is best place to visit for elephant lovers; it is commonly known as ''The Palace of Elephant'' if you are lucky you can see more than 500 elephants in their group.
During the dry season from June to October, the park has a particularly high concentration of wildlife, as prey comes to search for water and pasture along the mighty Tarangire River and predator follow them for hunting hence will be easy to see different animals which are coming from their hiding places from bushes, you will enjoy the predator hunting, good view and photo taking. Also, this park is an ornithologist’s paradise offering shelter to more than 300 species of birds, including the largest bird in the world, rare spotted species, the ostrich and the heaviest bird that can fly, the Kori Bustard.
During game drive lions, buffalos, cheetahs, wild dogs, wildebeests, leopards to zebra, gazelles and many more animals can be seen. The best game viewing months are between July and December, but for bird viewing it is best to come between October and May. After whole afternoon game drive you will drive back to Arusha to go back home or to other destination depending on your time schedule.