Tanzania Explorer Safari - 8Days

SAFARI OVERVIEW:

Day 01: Tarangire
Day 02: Ngorongoro
Day 03: Serengeti
Day 04: Serengeti
Day 05: Serengeti
Day 06: Lake Natron
Day 07: Lake Manyara
Day 08: Manyara - Arusha

Day 01: Arusha – Tarangire
After Breakfast, your Tanzania Safari heads to Tarangire National park. Your safari takes you through the Baobab vegetation on the several water bodies introducing herds of Elephant, Gnus, Zebra, Wildebeest and the colorful bird life as you arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and a well deserved afternoon rest. Later, in the late afternoon, you will be treated to a game viewing safari returning at your safari lodge at sunset. Overnight will be at Tarangire.

Meal Plan:
Full Board
Accommodation: Tarangire Safari Lodge

Wildbestes in NgorongoroDay 02: Tarangire – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast depart Tarangire National park heading for the Ngorongoro crater. You will arrive at your lodge in time for lunch and afternoon game drive into the crater floor.
Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is it's dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here. You will ascend the crater late afternoon returning to your lodge at the crater rim for dinner and overnight stay.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

topi in serengetiDay 03: Ngorongoro Crater - 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 04: Serengeti
serengeti plainsFull day game drives 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 animal’s species.
Return to the lodge late evening after a whole day in the African jungle.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife Lodge

Day 05: Serengeti – Serengeti /Lobo
After breakfast depart the Seronera heading for the Lobo area of the northern Serengeti Plains. Lobo is located in the North of Serengeti National Park, only 28 km from the Masai Mara, the most spectacular scenario of wildlife in its pure essence. Lobo is ideally set in the migratory route of over two and a half million of wildebeest in their desperate struggle for survival. The Lobo area is dominated by rolling hills. Owing to the undulating nature of the landscape, it is an ideal area to view animals from a distance, especially around Lobo Kopjes. Kopjes are eroded granite hills that were created millions of years ago when volcanic bubbles broached the surface and solidified they were then eroded by rains, creating singularly beautiful forms. These higher grounds provide fantastic views of the migration in the grasslands to the east. The waterholes spread all over the area attract a variety of wildlife such as elephant, zebra, buffalo and gazelle. Overnight will be at the Lobo area of Serengeti National Park

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Lobo Wildlife Lodge

Wildlife in SerengetiDay 06: Serengeti/Lobo – Lake Natron
After breakfast, depart Lobo Serengeti for the Lake Natron. Wild and remote Lake Natron lies in the northeast of Tanzania in between the Ngorongoro Highlands and Serengeti plains. Situated at the base of Africa's only active volcano Oldonyo L'Engai meaning Mountain of God.
Lake Natron is one of the most alkaline lakes in the world. Home to millions of tiny crustaceans, the lake is a haven for literally thousands of lesser flamingo's and it is one of the most important flamingo breeding grounds on earth. Here it is the landscape rather than the animals that is the attraction - the area around the lake is dry, desolate and hauntingly beautiful. Arrive at your tented camp in time for lunch.
Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Lake Natron Tented Camp

hippos in lake ManyaraDay 07: Lake Natron – Lake Manyara
After breakfast, depart Lake Natron heading for Lake Manyara. Arrive in time for lunch at your lodge and after lunch, head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania's most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake covering two-thirds of the park, located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley's western escarpment. The park's varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa's largest concentrations of elephants, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Meal Plan: Full Board
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Hotel

Day 08: Lake Manyara – Arusha
After breakfast, depart Lake Manyara National park with a game drive en route. Arrive at Arusha town mid day where your Tanzania explorer safari ends.

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