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Visit all of northern Tanzania’s great wildlife parks in luxury hotels and lodges. Begin with a restful stay at Arusha. Then you’re off on safari, game viewing among the picturesque Lake Manyara- a jewel box of diversity, each a thriving habitat for different types of animals. Experience nature up close on a full day of impressive wildlife encounters in the Ngorongoro Crater. Cap your safari with a thrilling three nights stay in the heart of the action of the world-famous Serengeti Plain.
|Serengeti National Park||Serengeti National Park offers not only all the members of ‘The Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), but also the annual ‘migration’ of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of predators.|
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro | Arusha
Upon arrival at the Kilimanjaro International airport, Inclusive Holidays Africa representatives will warmly meet you and welcome you to Tanzania. We then transfer to our hotel, located in a serene environment; offering peace of heart and mind, a nice place to relax and unwind before you begin your safari. Our representative will help you through check-in and make sure you settled in well. Overnight at Lake Duluti Serena Hotel BB
Day 2: Arusha | Lake Manyara
Today after breakfast, check-out and cruise off to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge to a warm welcome, check-in then lunch. This afternoon we enjoy a game viewing drive in search of the tree climbing lions and other wildlife found in this small, scenic ornithological paradise. Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance. Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Hotel LDBB
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park | Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Breakfast will be served at your lodge, check-out and drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to arrive at your lodge in time for lunch. Afternoon spent at leisure – Relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the crater below, the largest unbroken caldera in the world. Spectacular as it is, the crater accounts for just a tenth of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater is home to many species of wild game and birds. With the exception of impala and topi (due to fierce 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 bird life, 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.
NOTE: Warm jacket/cardigan is highly recommended.
Overnight at Lake Ngorongoro Serena Lodge LDBB
Day 4 : Ngorongoro Crater Tour
After breakfast descend some 600 metres into the crater, which is home to an abundance of wildlife and a photogenic paradise, for a full day of game-viewing. Ngorongoro Crater, the largest intact caldera in the world teams with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, thompsons gazelles, rhino, golden & black-backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena. Unmatched for its natural variety & breath-taking beauty, there are few places on earth where such a tremendous diversity of landscapes exist inside a region this size. Besides wildlife, the crater is also of great archaeological importance, with the remains of some of mankind’s earliest ancestors discovered in the area, also a home to hundreds of bird species, refreshing in the small lakes in the crater floor. Enjoy your lunch at the crater and continue with an afternoon game drive. Later in the evening ascend to the crater rims for overnight.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge LDBB.
Day 5 : Ngorongoro Conservation Area | Serengeti National Park
Breakfast at your lodge then we depart with picnic lunch boxes to Serengeti National park – a time for an exciting game viewing drive in one of the BEST game parks in Tanzania. Covering an area of 14,763 square kilometres, the world famous Serengeti National Park is Tanzania’s oldest park, and one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. It stretches as far as Lake Victoria to the West. Its name comes from the Maasai word Siringet, meaning ‘endless plains’. The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa, including more than three million large mammals. (Olduvai Gorge is an option at the cost of $ 25.00 per person net).
Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge LDBB
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
A thrilling day of game viewing will take you to prime areas for seeing the fullest possible variety of animals. Today, you will see the beauty of Serengeti Plain and would enjoy the game viewing of big five, hippos, hyena and rhinos etc.
Set high on the saddle of a tree-clad ridge, commanding panoramic views across the Serengeti, this lodge is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style. Winner of numerous awards from the world travel press, it is perhaps the finest venue the Serengeti has to offer. Overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge LDBB.
Day 7 : Serengeti National Park | Western Corridor
After breakfast, you will have a game viewing of the Serengeti and will arrive at one of the most luxury camp in western corridor of the Serengeti Plain.
The camp has just 25 widely-spaced luxury tents, raised on timber platforms, each with a glorious view of the plains. Each tent has a spacious furnished deck leading to a bedroom furnished in antique Edwardian style with steamer-trunks, writing desk, brass lamps, rugs, sepia photographs and four-poster bed with patchwork quilt. Each tent has its own personal valet. Enjoy your stay. Overnight at Serena Kirawira Tented Camp LDBB
Day 8 : Fly Western Serengeti | Arusha | Kilimanajaro & Depart
Today we take an early morning game your last glimpse of the lifetime experience you just and drive back to your lodge for breakfast. After breakfast check-out and we bid farewell to our wonderful camp manager and his team then depart transfer to Grumeti Airstrip in time for our scheduled flight to Arusha and proceed to Kilimanjaro International Airport in time for your onward international flight
- Experience unique blend of safari opportunities, peace and tranquillity, wildlife discovery, and ornithological richness at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.
- Visit the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater, the largest and most perfect volcanic crater on Earth
- Visit the world-famous 2-million-year-old paleolithic site of Ol Duvai, ‘birthplace of mankind’.
- As for wildlife, the Serengeti National Park offers not only all the members of ‘The Big Five’ (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo), but also the annual ‘migration’ of over one million wildebeest and their attendant cast of predators.
|ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE LOCATION||Kilimanjaro International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|