Bed and breakfast in Arusha(for 1 night).
On the basis of full board you get 4 nights at Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti Game Reserve and Tarangire National Park.
Transportation (ground) with a pop-out roof hatch with the services of a driver guide. For the ground transportation is the 4x4 Safari land Cruiser.
All game drives.
All park fees.
Membership in Flying Doctors Society – Emergency air rescue.
4 bottles of water (300ml) per person per day in the vehicle.
Entry charges (visa) to Tanzania and any other International airfares which is approximately 50 dollars.
Any personal use items e.g. laundry, telephone, tips, drinks and personal travel insurance.
Any outdoor activities that are offered by the lodges or hotels and any other service not mentioned above.
Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
This is modern facility offering a garden and outdoor pool. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge is situated in Ngorongoro, 6 km from Loongoku Cultural Village. Mt Lemakarot is 6 km away. Free private parking is available as well as free WiFi. There is a barbecue and guests can enjoy a drink at the on-site bar.
A great place to spend time with loved ones because of its uniqueness. The Planet Lodge restaurant serves international and local cuisine. The bar offers a selection of drinks. Guests can relax by the poolside and in the lush garden whilst enjoying views of Mount Meru. The lodge is 1 hours’ drive from the Arusha National Park and within 48 km from the Kilimanjaro Airport.
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge
Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge is situated in the Karatu district surrounded by the highlands of Tanzania and the world heritage site namely the Ngorongoro Crater. It features a swimming pool with sundeck and a spa. Game drives and guided nature walks into the reserve take place daily. Guests can also arrange to visit a Masai Village to experience the traditional dancing and music.Dinner at the pool or in the bush can also be arranged.
Welcome drinks at hotel
Stay in 3 star hotel
Day 1Arusha / Lake Manyara National Park.
You will depart from your hotel or Airport and be driven to the exciting lake Manyara National Park in the 600 meter high Rift Valley escarpments. Morning game drives will commence where striking scenes of various wild animals will thrill you. After lunch in the camp you will leave for an afternoon game drive and there after return for dinner and overnight at the Lodge or camp.
Day 2Lake Manyara National Park / Serengeti Game Reserve.
Have breakfast, pack your picnic lunches and then depart to Serengeti game reserve for a full day game drive in the reserve. You will enjoy scenes with animals like leopard, cheetahs and the lion en route. You will have dinner and overnight at Lodge or Camp.
Day 3Serengeti Game Reserve / Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
After luscious breakfast you will drive to Ngorongoro conservation area for game drives in the fascinating Ngorongoro crater which boasts fast herds of wild animals including the rare black rhino. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp/lodge.
Day 4Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Tarangire National Park.
This 2600 sq km park is an awesome place for birdwatchers as more than 550 different species frequent the park. Tarangire owes its name to Tarangire river flowing through the park throughout the year .It is famous for the many herds of elephants, boab trees and tree climbing lions. There are also huge termite mounds which can be found all around the park. You will have Dinner and Overnight at Lodge or Camp.
Day 5Tarangire National Park / Arusha.
Relish the luscious breakfast and the mid-morning at leisure. After a scrumptious lunch you will drive back to hotel/Airport in Arusha.
Lake Manyara National Park
Despite being one of the smallest parks in Tanzania, It encloses within it a diverse range of landscapes and animal population too. It is also a place of numerous microclimates. Around the Soda Lake you will find animals like rock-climbing klipspringer and the famous dik-dik. There is also a narrow strip of acacia woodland and area of grassland which is seasonal i.e. changes from rich grazing lawns to golden, dry grass savannah. Normally this place has every animal’s ecological niche e.g. while the place is green animals like wildebeest, zebra, cape buffalos and warthogs come into the area to feed. While it is dry animals like the elephant, ostrich and giraffe can be seen. Acacia and mahogany woodlands are food to the elephants, monkeys and giraffes which later after feeding go out to wander out to the saltlicks and receding lake. While here you will see elephants which walk in herds with offspring under their mothers belly for protection against predators and for a quick feed anytime.
Serengeti National Reserve
Climate in Serengeti is defined by the presence of dry and wet seasons. There are plenty of grass plains in the south which are get the phosphate ions from the volcanic ash rich. There is also some island crops or kopjes of eroded granite. This is a habitat for animals such as the rare black rhinoceros. Not forgetting the famous wildebeests that have an outstanding annual Great Migration. This movement affects the other animals in the ecosystem eg the predators like the lions, cheetahs, and leopards.
Tarangire National Park
What makes Tarangire National Park noted as a valuable destination for safari is the migration animals do during the dry season from June to October with a variety of hoofed animals due to the presence of the main tributaries of river. Up to 250 000 mammals migrate during this dry season. Up to 10000 elephants are anticipated, kongoni, buffalo, gazelles watchful eland, hump-backed wildebeest and fringe-eared oryx. This place is not strictly restricted and hence it is mainly owned by the Maasai people. This helps the cultural identity be maintained and also accompanied with a balance of eco-tourism and wildlife protection. Although there is an influx of animals during the dry period from other parks there are large numbers of the giraffe,warthog ,impala ,waterbuck and dikdik that remain in the park throughout the year. Tarangire is also a home of the birds up to 550 birds species making it a bird watcher’s paradise.
This place has a variance in the microclimates present giving home to over 30, 000 mammals. These mammals form an ecosystem with a wide range of prey and predators which in no doubt create that interesting sight during hunting. Prey animals include wildebeests and well rounded zebras while the predators group has lions, leopards, jackals, hyenas and cheetahs. It also has its smaller animals and birds. This caldera came from the two million year old collapsed volcano which form a height of 2000 feet. The Ngorongoro Crater is also part of the ecosystem that is Serengeti National Park and has since its separation been a big promotion to human and wildlife conflict as the nomadic pastoralist had their problems solved and also gave that beautiful African culture theme to the tourist industry. Along with the Ngorongoro crater one may visit other volcanoes like the Empakai with its central lake and Olmoti with those exuberant waterfalls going down 500 ft along the escarpment forest, OlDoinyoLengai and here one can see the results of the 2007 eruption. While here one gets to have a look at the prehistoric Olduvai Gorge where evolution emphasis has touch and not also forgetting the culture one will meet and learn here where you have the Masai who have been here since the 17th Century and have since then been nomads and needless to say specialist in herding cattle.