Day 1: Arrival- Arusha.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Arusha Outpost Lodge. Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari journey proper in the morning.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
Today start your safari. After an early breakfast, you drive to Tarangire National Park with packed lunch for a game drive. This lovely park has the largest concentrations of elephants in the world and the highest number of breeding bird species. Especially during the dry season, Tarangire National park is packed with wildlife. Big cats like lions, cheetahs, and leopards, but also the seldom seen Kudu, Oryx, and Gerenuk. The Tarangire River draws huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, gazelles, as well as predators who prey upon them. Later in the afternoon, you drive to Tarangire Public Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you go on a walking tour in farming town Mto wa Mbu with picnic lunch. This village is unique in Tanzania since it is home to over 120 different tribes from across Africa and forms a colorful mix of customs. Your walking guide will take you to rice and banana plantations, a local beer factory, a school, and a carving factory. Discover the traditional way of life of the villagers. Continue to Lake Manyara National Park, which is only a few minutes’ drives from Mto wa Mbu. Lake Manyara is known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingos, a large population of baboons, incredible birdlife and breathtaking views. You can see giraffes, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, flamingos, and if you are lucky you spot a tree-climbing lion. In the late afternoon, you drive to Karatu Doffa Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Depart this morning after breakfast to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch. This part is famous for the abundance of lions and leopards that can usually be seen quite easily. Game viewing in this central area is spectacular all year round. Enjoy the views of endless plains and stunning wildlife like cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, ostrich, aardvark, pangolin and many more. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Seronera Public Campsite.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Wake up early in the morning for a cup of coffee/tea and snacks then collect your picnic breakfast and depart for a game drive. Animals are normally seen right from the camp and in the early morning, you still have chances to see them active. Serengeti is the park with the largest concentration of big mammals in the world and it is where you will see most of your exciting wildlife. The sightings in the central Serengeti will include pride of lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, impalas, dik-dik, monkeys, baboons, gazelles, warthogs, and many more. You will return to camp for hot lunch and a short siesta, then depart for another game drive in the afternoon. In the evening again you will seat with your guide at the fireplace and get some information about Tanzania from the pre-colonial time to independence until now. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Seronera Campsite.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
Today you set off towards the Ngorongoro Crater for your last game drive with picnic lunch. It shelters close to 30.000 animals including the Big Five. The crater teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, baboons, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs, and also the rare black rhino. The beautiful colors and dancing clouds make the crater almost surreal. Because of its natural beauty, the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. In the late afternoon, you drive to Karatu Doffa Campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Departure
After breakfast, you drive to Arusha, arriving in time for lunch at Outpost Lodge. After lunch, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.