Tanzania Highlight Safari - 7 Days

SAFARI OVERVIEW:

Day 01: Lake Manyara
Day 02: Serengeti
Day 03: Serengeti
Day 04: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 05: Tarangire
Day 06: Arusha National Park
Day 07: Arusha

Wildebeest migration SafariDay 01: Arusha - Lake Manyara
Collection from your hotel in Arusha, safari briefing by Essenia Safari representative and driver guide after which you depart to Lake Manyara. With three distinct habitats namely swampy groundwater forest, open floodplains and acacia woodlands, this park offers a lot of wildlife viewing opportunities. Plains game include; buffaloes, zebras, giraffes and wildebeest herds grazing on the grassy and marshy plains among other animals. You also stand a chance to see Manyara's legendary tree-climbing lions.
Arrive in time for lunch and afternoon game-drive in Lake Manyara National Park.

Meal Plan: Full board 
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Hotel

Day 02: Lake Manyara - Serengeti
After breakfast, depart Ngorongoro Crater for the Serengeti National Park. You will have a stop over at the Oldupai Gorge. It was here, that the anthropologists Dr. Lois and Dr. Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of 'Nutcracker Man' and 'Handy Man', both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Leaving the highlands behind, you will descend into the heart of wild Africa - the Serengeti National Park - with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to 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 therefore attracting most wildlife found in the Serengeti Eco-system.  Arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and afternoon game drive.

Meal Plan: Full board 
Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Day 03: Serengeti
serengeti national park tanzaniaFull day game drive in Serengeti National Park. Although Serengeti is world famous for the annual wildebeest and other ungulates’ migration, the park is well known for its healthy stock of other resident wildlife, particularly the "Big Five", named for the five most prized trophies taken by game hunters. Natural habitats in Serengeti include savannah grass lands dotted with acacia trees, magnificent rock outcroppings called kopjes, swamps, dense bush as well as streams and rivers. They provide different opportunities for tracking different animals which is very adventurous.
Return to the lodge late evening after a whole day in the African jungle.

Meal Plan: Full board 
Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Day 04: Serengeti - Ngorongoro
Early breakfast and depart Serengeti with an en route morning game-drive, proceed to Ngorongoro Crater rim. The Ngorongoro Crater is an amazingly incredible formation of nature. It is part of the larger Ngorongoro Conservation Area which covers more than 8,300 square kilometers.  The Crater, an "eighth wonder of the natural world," not official is an International Biosphere with over 20,000 animals thriving in its near perfect conditions.

Meal Plan: Full board 
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

lion ready to huntDay 05: Ngorongoro - Tarangire
After breakfast descend to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for game-drive. This amazingly volcanic feature bares different habitats that include; savannah grassland, swamps and marshes, forests and lakes resulting to a staggering variety of animals; lions, zebras, buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, gazelles and wildebeests and enormous varieties of terrestrial and water birds.
In the afternoon ascend to the crater rim and drive to Tarangire National Park.

Meal Plan: Full board 
Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge

Day 06: Tarangire - Arusha National Park
After breakfast, proceed for a game-drive in Tarangire National Park, The Park is famous for its huge number of elephants, baobab trees dotting the hilly sections and tree climbing lions. There are also herds of resident zebra, wildebeest, waterbuck, giraffe, and olive baboons in addition to the less common animals. With more than 550 bird species, the park is a haven for bird enthusiasts who can expect so see dozens of species even in the dry season. River Tarangire is the life line in this Park especially during the wet season.
Afternoon drive to Arusha National Park

colobus monkey in Arusha national ParkMeal Plan: Full board 
Accommodation: Hatari Lodge

Day 07: Arusha National Park – Airport/ Arusha town

After breakfast combination of guided walking safari and game-drive in Arusha National Park, Arusha National Park has a rich variety of wildlife. Despite the small size of the park, common animals include giraffe, buffalo, zebra, warthog, the black-and-white colobus monkey, the blue monkey, flamingos and more.  There are also some spectacular landscapes that include; Meru Crater that funnels the Jekukumia River; the peak of Mount Meru, and the shallow alkaline Momella Lakes in the north-east with various algal colors.

After the morning adventure, drop off Arusha town Hotel or Kilimanjaro International Airport.


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