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Arusha - Tarangire National Park - Ngorongoro Crater - Central Serengeti - Lake Manyara National Park - 7 Days / 6 Nights

<Arusha>

Arusha is the safari capital of Tanzania located at the foot of Mt. Meru, close to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Manyara, Tarangire and Ngorongoro National Parks. From there it’s only a short trip to the Serengeti.  Just to the north, on the slopes of Mt. Meru is the Arusha National Park.
Built by the Germans as a centre of colonial administration because of the temperate climate, Arusha is a good spot to take a day or two off from your safari.

<Tarangire National Park>

After the Serengeti, Tarangire has the greatest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania and in the dry season the Tarangire River is a magnet for thirsty wildlife.  Large herds of elephants and migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland gather and not surprisingly the predators follow.  This is also the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as oryx and gerenuk are regularly spotted.  Tarangire is also known for its spectacular baobab trees, and its breathtaking views of the Maasai Steppe and the mountains to the south.
Located just a few hours drive from the town of Arusha, Tarangire is a popular stop for safaris travelling through the northern circuit on their way to Ngorongoro and the Serengeti. The park extends into two game controlled areas and the wildlife are allowed to move freely throughout.

<Ngorongoro Crater>

The Ngorongoro Crater is game viewing gone crazy and it is not surprising that with is one of Tanzania’s major tourist drawcards.  Within the crater rim a daily wildlife drama is played out as large herds of zebra and wildebeest graze nearby lions, leopards, elephants and black rhinos.  Outside of the crater a similar drama continues in a more spread out manner with Masai herdsmen thrown into the mix. 

<Central Serengeti>

The Serengeti together with Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park form Africa’s most famous wildlife park.  The image of acacia trees on an endless grass plain epitomises Africa for many, and then add a Masai warrior and some cattle to the picture and the conversation need go no further. 
The annual wildebeest migration through the Serengeti and the Masai Mara is the largest mass movement of land mammals on the planet – with more than a million animals following the rains.  But that is not where the game viewing ends; large prides of lions, elephants and giraffes in grasslands, gazelles and eland to mention but a few.  Aside from traditional vehicle safaris, hot-air ballooning over the Serengeti plains has become almost essential and you can even do a horseback safari.

<Lake Manyara National Park>

With the Lake on its east and the Manyara Escarpment to its west the Lake Manyara National Park offers breathtaking views and a large variety of habitats.  Acacia woodlands, water forests, baobab strewn cliffs, algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the lake itself.  And thanks to this the small Park is able to support a large number of animal species and incredible bird life.   Manyara has the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world and the lions here are also renowned for their tree climbing.

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Day 1:    Arusha Coffee Lodge, Arusha          

On arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, Meet and Greet by our representative.

Transfer to your hotel.

Dinner on own arrangements.

Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Overnight: Arusha Coffee Lodge 

Located in the middle of a verdant coffee plantation, Arusha Coffee Lodge is a sanctuary of aromatic tranquility and a welcome retreat after a long international flight, or the dust and excitement of a thrilling bush safari.

Take residence in one of 30 luxury wooden chalets - 12 Plantation Suites and 18 Plantation Rooms - nestled amongst the surrounding gardens and sea of coffee trees.

Turning off the road, a tree-lined drive guides you to the warm and inviting main area with its quiet understated aura of luxury. Vibrant gardens, a spa, and a swimming pool await, and a restaurant, Bacchus, and café bistro, 3° South, boast menus to satisfy the most discerning of palates, successfully fusing international culinary prowess with locally-sourced ingredients.

Visitors are also welcome to enjoy convenient gift shopping at the Traders Walk Boutiques, located on site. Browse through a collection of five boutiques offering arts and crafts, jewellery, clothing, gourmet coffee and cakes and traditional Swahili food.

Included: Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 2:   Tarangire Sopa Lodge, Tarangire National Park 

Breakfast at the hotel.

Depart for Tarangire National Park.

Game drive en route to the lodge. Check-in and lunch at the lodge.

Afternoon game viewing drive.

Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge.

Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge 

Hidden among the kopjes, lies Tarangire Sopa Lodge, surrounded by ancient baobab trees. It is the home of the greatest concentration of elephants in Africa, and other game including the elusive leopard. Over 400 bird species can be spotted here as well. With water constantly available in the area, the greenery is lush providing a wonderful contrast to the burnt ground.

Included: Full Board

 

Day 3:   Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater 

Breakfast at the lodge.

Depart for Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Arrive in time for lunch at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.

Afternoon descend into the crater floor for a game drive.

Drive back to the lodge at sunset.

Dinner and overnight at the lodge.

Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge 

Perched on the rim of the collapsed volcano, the Ngorongoro Crater, a world heritage site, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world. It has the most magnificent views over the crater floor, which is home to vast herds of buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, the rare and endangered black rhino, elephant, cheetah, leopard, lion and herds of gazelle and wildebeest.

Its position on the Eastern rim allows the most spectacular and uninterrupted views of the sunset.

Situated on the eastern rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, in the volcanic highlands of Tanzania, covering an area of some 240 square kilometres. The lodge is located 170 km from Arusha, approximately 4 hour drive and 40 minutes by air, with another 45 minutes transfer from the airstrip to the lodge.

Included: Full Board

 

Day 4:   Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Central Serengeti 

Breakfast at the lodge.

Depart for Serengeti National Park with packed lunches.

Brief stopover at Olduvai Gorge.

On arrival have lunch and proceed on an afternoon game drive in the park.

Later head to your lodge & check-in.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Overnight: Serengeti Sopa Lodge (2N)

Serengeti Sopa Lodge is perched on a hilltop overlooking the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, Tanzania’s leading game reserve. The park offers unrivalled game viewing and bird watching opportunities. All the members of the Big Five; elephants, buffaloes, lions, leopards and cheetah may be spotted here!

Included: Full Board

 

Day 5:   Serengeti Sopa Lodge, Central Serengeti 

Breakfast at the lodge.

Morning game viewing drive.

Lunch will be served at the lodge.

Afternoon game drive until sunset.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge.

Included: Full Board

 

Day 6:    Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge, Lake Manyara National Park       

Breakfast at the lodge.

Depart for Lake Manyara National Park with packed lunch.

Afternoon arrival at the park and proceed to enjoy a game drive.

Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.

Overnight: Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge 

Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo-frosted expanse of Lake Manyara’s gleaming alkaline waters, the Lodge commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley.  Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the Lodge draws on an inspirational architectural motif that melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai ‘Bomas’ (encampments) whilst the vibrantly coloured frescoes lining the walls are designed to depict the colourful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.  The ambiance of the Lodge is a fusion of lakeside tranquility, towering volcanic splendour and adventure-packed sporting activity.
As to wildlife, the park offers abundant sightings of; monkey, jackal, mongoose, hyena, hyrax, zebra, hippo, warthog, buffalo, Masai giraffe, duiker, waterbuck and impala. Significant numbers of elephant are also resident in the Park whilst sightings of black rhino and leopard are not uncommon. Manyara is also especially noted for its wealth of bird life, being visited by many thousands of sugar-pink Lesser Flamingos, significant numbers of Greater Flamingos and a host of other woodland, plains and water birds

Included: Full Board

 

Day 7:   Departure 

After breakfast depart for Arusha with an en route game drive.

Lunch at a restaurant in Arusha.

Transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport to check-in for your international departure flight.

 

 

 

 

Highlights

What's included

  • English speaking Professional Safari Guide/Driver.
  • Round trip transport in a 6 seater safari customized 4x4 landcruiser.
  • Accommodation and meals as stipulated in the itinerary.
  • Guaranteed window seating with open roof top for easy photography.
  • Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue.
  • Bottled mineral water during safari – 1 500ml bottle per person per day.
  • All applicable Park entrance fees.
  • Game viewing drives.
  • All excursions as indicated in the itinerary.

 

Excluded:

・ Personal expenses such traveling insurance, excess baggage fee, laundry, emails, faxes and phone calls, beverages including luxury champagne, luxury spirits, beer, wines during meals or meals not indicated in the itinerary.
・ Optional Hot Air Ballooning (cost per person is 500 US Dollars).
・ Gratuity for Porterage / waiters at hotels, camps and airports.
・ Gratuity for your professional driver guide.
・ International Air transportation.
・ Visa Fees (currently US$ 50.00 per passport holder for Kenya).
・ Any other item not indicated.

Route

  1. Arusha