Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, transfer to Ilboru Safari Lodge, Arusha, for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast we set off to Arusha National Park for a walking safari of about two to three hours (or less depending on the weather) and then continue for a game drive in the park. At a nice spot we will stop for a pick nick lunch. At the end of the afternoon we will go back to Ilboru Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight stay
Arusha National Park, often overlooked, is in fact a treasure, a rich tapestry of habitats, teeming with animals and birds. From the lush swamps of the Ngurdoto Crater to the tranquil beauty of the Momela Lakes and the rock alpine heights of Mt Meru, the terrain of the park is as varied as it is interesting.
After breakfast we set off to Manyara National Park for a game drive in the park. At a nice spot we will stop for a pick nick lunch. At the end of the day we will make our way to Kirurumu Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Tucked between the majesty of the Rift Valley wall, Lake Manyara National Park is a thin green band of forest. There is surprisingly varied vegetation which supports a wealthy wildlife. Deep in the south of the park, hot springs bubble to the surface as hippo wallow near the lake
Game drive en route to the Serengeti, we will bring lunch boxes so we can have lunch on the go. On the way to the Serengeti we will stop off to visit the famous Olduvai Gorge. Dinner and overnight stay at Kati Kati Camp.
Olduvai Gorge; where man is thought to have lived in his evolutionary process. The Serengeti is Tanzania’s first and most famous park, renowned for its wealth of leopard and lion. You will also encounter the rest of the wildlife or the ‘endless plains’ with its natural wonders.
Exciting game drives in the Serengeti, dinner and overnight stay at Kati Kati Camp.
The park covers 14,763 sq km of endless rolling plains, which reach up to the Kenyan border and extends almost to Lake Victoria. The park is flourishing with magnificent wildlife. An estimated 3 million large animals roam the plains. People of the Maasai Tribe called it Siringeti – ‘the place where the land moves on forever.’ The Serengeti is known as one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in the world
Today we go from the Serengeti to Ndutu in Ngorongoro Conservation Area to see the migration in Serengeti and Ndutu, dinner and overnight stay at Kenzan Luxury Camp.
Game drives in Ndutu, dinner and overnight stay at Kenzan Luxury Camp
Game en route through the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a game drive. On the way we will make a stop to pay a visit to a Maasai Boma. Dinner and overnight stay at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
Today we go to the crater for a full day game drive with lunchboxes. In afternoon return to Bougainvillea Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight Stay.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts the finest blend of landscape and wildlife often called ‘African Eden’ and the ‘eighth wonder of the natural world’.
After lunch transfer to Lake Eyasi where there is enough time to see the village and the lake. Dinner and overnight stay in Tindiga Tented Camp.
Today an early start to go to the bushmen, we will go with a local guide to find the bushmen and go with them for a walking/hunting trip. Later in the morning we will visit the Datoga tribe. Hot lunch at the camp and the afternoon you can use to relax. Dinner and overnight stay in Tindiga Tented Camp.
Small groups of Hadzabe bushmen live around Lake Eyasi. Their language resembles the click languages of other bushmen further south in the Kalahari. Their small population was seriously threatened, in particular during the period when Julius Nyerere tried to introduce his Ujuma policy. The tribe resisted the forcible settlement policies of Julius Nyerere and nowadays most of their children have never seen a doctor or school – the bush provides for all their needs and is a class room for their offspring. They are often willing for visitors to come and see their simple bush homes where the tree canopy alone or a cave provides them with shelter. They live entirely off the bush and from hunting, generally small antelopes and baboons, although in rainy seasons gazelles and antelopes come down from the Ngorongoro or Serengeti to their then lush bush lands offering them richer pickings. In the recent past their hunting activities were resented by trophy hunters who tried to stop their “illegal” hunting.
After breakfast we set off to Tarangire National Park for a game drive. At the end of the afternoon we go to Roika Tarangire Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Tarangire National Park is a very scenic park with expansive views of baobab-studded grasslands. Tarangire River, a permanent river attracts many animals especially during the dry season (June-November) bringing this park to life with the large herds of elephant, wildebeest, buffalo, zebra, and Grant’s gazelle. Tarangire is also a good place to spot lions and the shy leopards. The park owes its name to Tarangire River, which flows through the area. It is characterized by dense vegetation of acacia and mixed woodland, the area around Tarangire River however, is dominated by huge baobab trees and old doum palm trees to a lesser prominence, as well as black cotton grass. Though it is not as famous as other parks in the north, Tarangire offers the same attractions as other parks in the north. Its unique aspect is the annual animal immigration that takes place during the dry season.
Today an early start with an early morning game drive in the park with breakfast boxes. Hot lunch at the camp and later in the afternoon you can go out again for an afternoon game drive or relax at the lodge. Dinner and overnight stay at Roika Tented Lodge.
Transfer to Arusha or Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight to Zanzibar. Here you are staying in a sea view room of Blue Oyster Hotel based on bed and breakfast.
Day 15 – 19
Blue Oyster Hotel
Day 20 – 21
In the morning of February 23 transfer to Stone Town where you are staying in Zanzibar Coffee House based on bed and breakfast.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Kilimanjaro Airport where you catch your flight back home.