This Safari covers the highlights of Tanzania: the migration in the Serengeti, the stunning Ngorongoro Crater and the wild and adventurous Selous Park. At the end of this trip you will stay in a beach hotel on Zanzibar.
This itinerary also starts at Kilimanjaro Airport, JRO, and ends on Zanzibar airport. In the Serengeti you have the opportunity to do an unforgettable air ballooning safari. It’s an optional activity.
Day 1: ARRIVAL.
You will be met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your Driver/Guide and our representative. We will take you to the Mount Meru Game Lodge in Arusha. Our safari manager will come to welcome you and for a safari briefing.
Dinner & Overnight at the Mount Meru Game Lodge in Arusha Dinner (D)
Day 2: Lake Manyara
After breakfast we depart for to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.
Dinner & Overnight at Serena Lodge, Lake Manyara (FB)
Day 3: Lake Manyara -Olduvai Gorge-Serengeti
After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey made many significant discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.
Dinner & Overnight at Sopa Lodge, Central Serengeti/ Mapito Tented Camp, Ikoma, Northern Serengeti (FB)
Day 4: Serengeti
A full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species. As in Ngorongoro your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.
Dinner & Overnight at Sopa Lodge at Central Serengeti or Mapito Tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti (FB)
Day 5: Ngorongoro
In the morning drive to Ngorongoro Crater. After arrival in Ngorongoro you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.
Dinner & Overnight at Sopa Lodge at Ngorongoro or one of the lodges in Karatu nearby Farmhouse or Plantation Lodge (FB)
Day 6: Tarangire -Arusha
After breakfast you visit a Masaai Village or go on a Nature Walk at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by a ranger or Maasai Guide you follow animal paths through dense bush.
Afterwards, you return to Arusha for some shopping/sightseeing in Arusha Town.
Dinner & Overnight at Mount Meru Game Lodge in Arusha (FB)
Day 7: Arusha-Dar Es Salaam-Selous
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Arusha airport and flight via Dar es Salaam to Selous Game Reserve. Transfer from the airstrip to your lodge for a meeting with the lodge manager to discuss your program for the following two days. Spend the Rest of your afternoon at leisure. Enjoy some time at the poolside or a great sundown from the lodge’s unique lounge area. Your lodge consists of stone cottages and luxury tented bandas situated over Beho Hillside of Sable Mountain.
Dinner & Overnight at Sable Mountain Lodge, Arusha (FB)