Arrival at JRO (Kilimanjaro international). Upon arrival you will be met by our driver guide and transferred to the Arusha Hotel for dinner and overnight. Bed and breakfast.
After breakfast your journey takes you to Lake Manyara National Park. As you drive west across the Masai plains toward Lake Manyara National Park, it occurs a dramatic change in habitat as grasslands give way to ground-water forest featuring sausage trees and strangler figs. Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake, one of the many in the Rift Valley supporting vast flocks of flamingo. Arrive for an afternoon game drive. Sunset dinner and overnight at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Full Board
Today navigate around the crater’s rim descending to Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important prehistoric archaeological sites on Earth. It was here in the 1950’s that Louis and Mary Leakey first discovered the fossilized teeth and skull of one of our early. After a museum visit and on-site interpretation, continue to Tanzania’s most renowned national park, the Serengeti. Home to the greatest concentration of large mammals on Earth, the migratory herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle roam widely in search of green grass and water. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Sopa Lodge overlooking the Serengeti savannah. Full Board.
After breakfast, you will go on an amazing game drive through the great Serengeti where you will see the “big five” in their natural habitat and -- if you’re lucky -- a hunt and a kill. You will be brought back for lunch to the lodge or you may opt for a picnic lunch within the park. After lunch, you will go on another game drive through a different part of the Serengeti so you can really take in what this piece of wild Africa has to offer. After both AM and PM game drives, you will be tired and dusty so a well-deserved shower and an amazing dinner with night festivities at the hotel will await you. Sopa Serengeti lodge. FB.
After breakfast, travel back south to the Ngorongoro Crater, the Earth’s largest unbroken caldera and one of the wonders of our world. Wildly called a “Garden of Eden” the Crater contains the highest density of carnivores, which includes Cheetah, Leopard, and Lion. This is the only place in East Africa where one can easily observe a natural population of black rhino. Enjoy a full day spent in the crater with picnic lunch. This evening overnight will be at the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. FB
After breakfast you will depart and head towards Arusha for lunch. After you will be transferred to JRO.
- Fluent English speaking driver/guide and safari-prepared 4x4 land cruiser fitted with 2-way high frequency communication devices for the entire duration of the safari.
- All meals while on safari including picnic lunches in the parks and all meals at the lodges/hotels. Full Board.
- All accommodation at the hotels/lodges indicated in the itinerary.
- Park entrance fees for vehicle, driver/guide and yourselves.
- Telephone usage at the hotel.
- Beverages at the hotel including soft drinks and alcohol.
- International departure taxes.
- Travel insurance including loss of luggage and personal injury.