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 / Tarangire National Park.
You will leave your hotel/airport and head for Tarangire National Park where you will experience striking full day game drives and lunch in the park known for huge herds of up to 300 elephants scratching the dry river bed for underground water, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons.
It's the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly found. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at camp or lodge.
Day 2Tarangire NationalPark / Serengeti Game Reserve.
After breakfast drive through Tarangire National Park to Serengeti game reserve for full day game drive where you will enjoy your picnic lunch in the beautiful grassland known for the great migration of wildebeests and zebras. You will have dinner and overnight stay in the camp or lodge.
Day 3Serengeti Game Reserve.
You will take an early breakfast ready to depart for a striking full day unlimited game drive. You will enjoy encounters with the big five, several bird species and a picnic lunch in this world famous game reserve. You will have dinner and overnight in the hotel/ lodge.
Day 4Serengeti Game Reserve / Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
You will drive to Ngorongoro conservation area after breakfast with game drive en route enjoying game viewing on your way to Ngorongoro conservation area famous for the Olduvai museum where remains of ancient man discovered by the Leakey family are preserved, the destination is every tourists dream safari. After lunch you get discover more about the gorge while enjoying more game drives. You will have your dinner and overnight stay at hotel/camp.
Day 5Ngorongoro Conservation Area / Arusha.
You will have your breakfast collect and begin the unforgettable drive into the escarpment 600m into magnificent Ngorongoro Crater which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located 180 km (110 mi) west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. The area is named after Ngorongoro Crater, a large volcanic caldera within the area formed two to three million years ago as a result of volcanic eruption and hence the crater.
The conservation area is administered by the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority, an arm of the Tanzanian government, and its boundaries follow the boundary of the Ngorongoro Division of the Arusha Region. The area is drained by several springs and rivers supporting big population of wild animals including hippo, elephants, lions and many others among them the rare black rhino. You shall have lunch on your way out of the park. Drive back to Arusha arriving late in the afternoon to your hotel/airport.
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.