6 Days 5 Nights Tented camps/Lodge Safari.
The Six Days Tanzania Safari you will visit then plains of Serengeti National Park, in northern Tanzania, is known for its massive annual migration of wildebeest and zebra. Seeking new pasture, the herds move north from their breeding grounds in the grassy southern plains. Many cross the marshy western corridor’s crocodile-infested Grumeti River. Also Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire the home of giant Baobab Trees, Lake manyara where you can find the tree climbing lions.
In the morning you will start your safari with a drive to the Tarangire National Park. The park, roughly the size of Luxemburg, covers an area of approximately 2,600 km². The landscape of savannah, seasonal swamps and giant baobab trees is home to Masai giraffes, buffaloes, hartebeest, eland, fringe-eared Oryx, the weird-looking long-necked gerenuk and over 550 species of birds. But it is the elephants, Tarangire is famous for and the park, where herds of up to 300 animals roam, is probably one of the best places in East Africa to see them and to get close to these giant creatures. After game drive, you will overnight at Mawe Mawe Manyara Lodge.
After breakfast you will drive through the lush highlands where crops such as wheat, corn and coffee are grown. While driving through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area you might stop for a breath-taking view over the Ngorongoro Crater before continuing to the Serengeti National Park. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Maasai and you will see the grassland savannah stretching to the horizon. Bizarre rock formations called kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen.
Depending on the season you will witness the migration of thousands of animals for which this park is famous for. You will arrive at Serengeti Heritage Camp for dinner and overnight in the Seronera Valley in the central Serengeti.
After breakfast you will have another game drive in the Serengeti National Park. In the morning you might spot animals you haven’t seen yet. The Serengeti is also home to the Big Five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard – and you might be able to see all the members of this group. After lunch at a picnic site, you will drive to Ngorongoro Crater. When you reach the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you. Over 25,000 animals live in this approximately 20 km wide crater. You will spend the night at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge directly on the crater’s edge with fantastic views over the caldera.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Rise and shine! After breakfast at daybreak you drive down into the crater. Inside the world’s largest caldera, you will see diversity of wildlife ranging from black rhinos, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles, lions and leopards to elephants and mountain reedbucks in the forests on the slopes. You might also see buffaloes, spotted hyenas, rare wild dogs and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After game drive and a picnic lunch, you will ascend the caldera in the afternoon and drive to Mawe mawe Manyara Lodge for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast you will have a game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The park is known for its over 400 bird species, primate-filled forests 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, impalas and teeming groups of noisy monkeys and baboons in the forests near the lake. In the afternoon, after game drive, you will drive back to Arusha.