Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Today, you will venture deeper into the world-famous Serengeti on a full day game drive.
Enhance Your Safari: Hot Air Balloon Safari & Champagne Breakfast in the Serengeti National Park. Price: $547 USD per person, subject to availability. Not suitable for children under 7 years of age.
Accommodation at Serengeti Kati Kati Tented Camp Mid-range tented camp located inside Serengeti NP
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
Today you will be rewarded with a full day game drive in the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
You will visit a Maasai Village in the Ngorongoro Highlands (optional) where you will meet the Elders, Warriors, women & children & learn about the culture, beliefs & traditions of Tanzania’s last nomadic tribe.
The Crater is famous for Africa’s best game viewing as there is an ever present abundance of wildlife due to the permanent water supply on the crater floor. You will descend 610 metres into the Crater where your safari truly begins. Spot the endangered black rhino, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, eland, Grant’s & Thomson’s gazelle & giant tusked elephants plus lions & leopards, cheetahs as well as scavengers such as spotted hyenas, jackals & wild dogs. Over 500 species of birds have been recorded within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
In the late afternoon you will drive to the Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge where you will spend the night.
Accommodation at Lake Mid-range lodge located outside Ngorongoro Crater
Day 8: Lake Eyasi
After breakfast you will meet your local guide and together you will meet the Hadzabe Bush People and Datoga Tribe. Join them as they go about their daily activities such as hunting and gathering. You will visit the area where they collect fruits and roots and find water during the dry season as well as visit the caves they call home.
In the afternoon you will return to your lodge where the remainder of the day is at leisure – swim in the pool which offers a refreshing respite from the dusty conditions, enjoy a cool drink at the bar or relax on your private balcony overlooking the lake.
Accommodation at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge Mid-range lodge located in or near Lake Eyasi
Day 9: Lake Manyara National Park
Today you will visit Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive. Stretching along the base of the Rift Valley escarpment it is home to giant fig trees, acacia woodlands, mahogany trees & grassy flood plains. The contrasts of this area are simply breathtaking with its open plains, huge escarpment, Soda Lake, dense woodlands & distant volcanic peaks coming together in an area best described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”.
Animals such as buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, mongoose, dik dik & zebra herds congregate on the grassy plains while the acacia woodland is home to the legendary tree-climbing lions & tusked elephants.
Lake Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s bird life with more than 400 species being recorded. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans & storks.
In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha for your final evening.
Accommodation at Ilboru Safari Lodge Mid-range lodge located in or near Arusha
Day 10: Departure Day – Farewell Tanzania
Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.
Note: Upgrade Your Accommodation, This tour offers mid-range accommodation and upgrades to other mid-range or luxury properties are available.
Note: your accommodation can be adjusted according to your choice and budget