East Africa viewing of the Big 5 in the wilderness of Northern Tanzania circuit. Experience, Explore and Enjoy the excitement of the best of Tanzania
Day 1. Nairobi – Arusha – Lake Manyara
Arrival at Arusha either by Nairobi Arusha Shuttle bus or arrival from Kilimanjaro airport. Lunch at Arusha. Leave and proceed to Lake Manyara for an evening game drive. The main attractions here are the tree-climbing lions. The park is small in size but the terrain is diverse. The vegetation comprises of groundwater forest, open grassland, swamp and acacia woodland with giant mahogany and fig trees. The park is home to a wide variety of mammals and birds. Dinner and overnight at the Lake Manyara Hotel.
Day 2. Lake Manyara – Olduvai Gorge – Serengeti
Depart for Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge. Arrive for lunch in Serengeti. late afternoon game drives in Serengeti Park. The term ‘Serengeti’ means ‘endless plains’ in Maa language. In the central plains, there are carnivores like lion, leopard, hyena, and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, which occurs between the Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai Mara. Eagles, flamingo, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, heron, kite, pelican, crane and guinea fowl are among the birds that can be seen in the park. Dinner and overnight at Seronera Lodge.
Day 3. Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
Pre-breakfast morning game drives around your Lodge.Depart after breakfast for Ngorongoro Crater to arrive for lunch. Afternoon drives to the Ngorongoro Crater floor and descend down its walls for a 1/2 day crater tour with a picnic lunch. It is a thrilling experience to descend down and out of the narrow and steep crater walls of 670 meters depth, which has earned this crater, also the largest in the world the title ‘’the eight wonder of the world’’. Flamingos can be seen seasonally in the Crater Lake, depending on the water level as these birds only breed in shallow water. Many animals, which have made this crater their permanent home, can be seen on the crater floor. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.
Day 4. Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park
Depart for Tarangire National Park after breakfast and en-route scenic views. Arrive for lunch at the Safari Lodge in Tarangire. early evening game drives in Tarangire Park. The park has an atmosphere of remoteness and has fewer visitors than all the other parks in Tanzania’s entire northern circuit. Blue monkeys, hornbills, pelicans, herons can be seen as well as elephants in large herds, cheetah, jackal, fish eagle, marabou stork, and hippos.Dinner and overnight at the Tarangire Safari Lodge.
Day 5. Tarangire – Arusha
Early morning game drive in Tarangire drive back to Arusha. Lunch at Arusha