6 Days 5 Nights
Places to be visited: Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater.
Whatever your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fit4Masafa
Travel driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick
back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in
Arusha, Tanzania’s self-styled ‘safari capital.’ On your journey to the hotel, you
will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city.
Whatever your arrival time at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fit4Masafa Travel driver-guide will be waiting for you with a warm welcoming smile. Kick back and relax in your comfortable vehicle as he takes you to your hotel in Arusha, Tanzania’s self-styled ‘safari capital.’ On your journey to the hotel, you will get a brief impression of this large, bustling, commercial city. Depending on your arrival time, you may have your pre-safari briefing today; if not, it will take place early tomorrow morning. Accommodation: Planet lodges Meal Plan: Breakfast & Dinner
Unless your arrival time yesterday allowed time for your safari briefing, then this will take place after breakfast. We will provide you with all the essential information before we set off westwards to our first safari destination, Lake Manyara National Park. Along the tour, you will stop at Mto Wa Mbu for a morning cultural tour which will be accompanied by hot local lunch, and the afternoon game drives into Lake Manyara NP. The park with its shallow alkaline lake is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests (look 2 www.fit4masafa.com Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +255 652 66 77 88 out for the long-tailed Guenon monkeys) and grassy plains. A large area of the park is covered by the alkaline Lake Manyara which is home to colonies of flamingos and other water birds. Apart from elephants, you might also spot giraffes, hippos, wildebeests, and impalas while the forests near the lake are teeming with noisy groups of monkeys and baboons. From the pop-up roof of the safari vehicle, you will be able to absorb the sights and sounds of nature. In the late evening, you will leave the Lake Manyara National Park and head to Pamoja Africa Lodges in Karatu where you will spend the night. Accommodation: Pamoja Africa Lodge in Karatu Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box, and Dinner
After breakfast, After breakfast, drive towards the Serengeti National Park via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, you will proceed into the heart of wild Africa –You will drive into the central park area known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. You will arrive in time for a picnic lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camps Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box, and Dinner
After breakfast, game viewing drives along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich, and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. 3 www.fit4masafa.com Contact us for more information: email@example.com or call us on +255 652 66 77 88 In the afternoon, you will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Masai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lions and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink. Accommodation: Serengeti Tortilis Camps Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner
After early breakfast at the lodge, you will have a morning game drive in the park while heading to the Ngorongoro Conservation area with packed lunch and game drive en route. You will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. You will arrive in time for leisure, dinner, and overnight at your lodge. Accommodation: Ngorongoro Tortilis Camps Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic Lunch Box and Dinner
Enjoy breakfast, you will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a full day crater tour with a picnic lunch down into the crater, This is the world’s largest caldera, a feature formed by the collapse of land after a volcanic eruption. It is approximately 18 km in diameter and home to about 25,000 mammals. In this relatively small area, you can find almost all the mammals of East Africa ranging from Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles to mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You might also see spotted 4 www.fit4masafa.com Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +255 652 66 77 88 hyenas, rare wild dogs, and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. It is also possible to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard – in the few hours spent in the crater. Later on, drive back to Arusha arriving in time for drop off at the end of your African safari adventure at Arusha Airport or any other place in Arusha. Accommodation: On request as per Departure instructions Meal Plan: Breakfast and Picnic Lunch Box