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.
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.
The camp is set amidst an ancient acacia forest inside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, on the rim of a crater. it offers spacious canvas tents, equipped with a seating area, complimentary water, gas heater and tea-and-coffee making facilities. Each tent has 2 large queen size beds. There is also a bar area where guests can relax. A campfire is lit in the evenings. other activities that can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including hiking, game drives and walking safaris.
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.
Depart from Arusha having picked up your lunches. You will head to Lake Manyara National Park. On arrival you will go for full day unlimited game drive on this 50 km stretch of rusty gold 600 meter high Rift Valley escarpments . You will enjoy watching the large flocks of flamingos, elephants, tree climbing lions, wildebeests, zebras and many other animals. You will have your dinner and overnight stay in camp /lodge.
Day 2Lake Manyara National Park / Serengeti Game Reserve.
After breakfast in the lodge/camp depart to Serengeti game reserve for full day game drives in the reserve with picnic lunches. Enjoy your picnic lunches in the reserve. Return in the late afternoon for Dinner and Overnight at Lodge or Camp. You will enjoy excellent game drive in your comfortable 4 by 4 in the company of your friendly guide.
Day 3Serengeti Game Reserve.
You will have breakfast after which you pick up your picnic lunch boxes. You will then head out for full day unlimited game drives. You will have the pleasure of watching the animals over the vast stretch that goes for over 15000 km squared. Famous for the wildebeest migration where spectacular views of over 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of zebras and antelopes cross the crocodile ravaged Mara river to and from Mara and Serengeti in a three week fascinating trek.
Scenes of exhausted wildebeests being hunted by predators while others are giving birth to calves that have to learn survival within shortest time possible gives Makiland visitors a thrilling experience and a reason to visit Mara Serengeti ecosystem now and again. It includes several smaller reserves. When the grass becomes dry and exhausted, the wildebeest and zebra start to mass in huge armies offering a spectacular wildlife show. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at hotel /camp.
Day 4Serengeti Game Reserve / Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
You will have a scrumptious breakfast early in the morning in the lodge/camp. You will proceed for an enjoyable game drive in Ngorongoro Crater which is the largest caldera in the world. There is excellent game viewing on the floor of Ngorongoro where thousands of wild animals including the black rhino and birds including woodpecker, ostrich and kori bustard are found in Ngorongoro eco-system.
After picnic lunch by the Hippo pool Picnic site you will enjoy outstanding sightings of flamingoes within the crater in the Soda Lake. You will have your dinner and overnight at Lodge or Camp.
Day 5Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Arusha.
You will have a luscious Breakfast in lodge/camp, after which you will drive back to Arusha then subsequently you will transfer to your hotel /Airport.
Serengeti National Reserve
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.
Lake Manyara National Park
Climate in Serengeti is defined by the presence of dry and wet seasons. There are plenty of grass plains in the south which 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 rhinocerous. Not forgetting the famous wildebeests that have an outstanding annual Great Migration. This movement affects the other animals in the ecosystem e.g. the predators like the lions, cheetahs, and leopards.
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.