8 Days – Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire & Arusha National Park
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After breakfast in the morning leave Moshi Town and drive to Lake Manyara National Park (206km, 4-5hrs). Afternoon games drives and later in the evening drive to a lodge/campsite outside the park for dinner and overnight. Common animals likely to see is giraffes, zebras, elephants, tree climbing lions, leopard, warthogs, hyenas, buffaloes, baboons, blue and vervet monkeys and several species of birds including the lesser/greater flamingos, pelicans, storks etc on the lake.
Leave the lodge/campsite in the morning after breakfast with your picnic lunch and drive to Serengeti National Park via Ngorongoro Conservation Area (190km, 4-6 hrs as the road is sometimes very rough). Game drive will be en route to a campsite in Seronera area at the heart of the park for dinner and overnight. Common animals likely to view are wildebeests, giraffes, zebras, elephants, lions, hippos, leopard, cheetah, eland, warthogs, hyenas, buffaloes, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons and several species of birds.
This will be a full day inside the Serengeti National Park with game drives on different locations later drive back to the lodge/campsite for dinner and overnight.
Early morning game drives before breakfast. You will be likely to see sun rise if it is on a clear day as it is an attraction there on the endless plains and probably spot the nocturnal animals as they are returning to their dens. After breakfast you will go the final game drive on the way out of the park to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater to a lodge/campsite (175km, 4-5 hrs) which overlooks the crater for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast in the morning descend the 600m high crater walls to the crater floor with your picnic lunch. You will explore this amazing area until later in the afternoon, ascend the crater and drive back the lodge/campsite for dinner and overnight. End of safari. Common animals likely to see on the crater are rhinos, wildebeests, zebras, elephants, lions, cheetah, warthogs, hippos, hyenas, buffaloes, blue monkeys, vervet monkeys, baboons and several species of birds including the heaviest flying bird (kori bustard) and the smallest flying one (larks).
Take an early morning walking tour to Empakaai Crater, one of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area’s eight craters. This walking tour helps you stretch your legs after days of sitting in the car. It allows you a chance to sample virgin trails with abundant bird life and impressive vistas. Dinner and overnight at a lodge/campsite.
Leave the campsite/lodge in the morning after breakfast and drive to Tarangire National Park (60km-1 hr). Half day game drive and late afternoon drive to a lodge/campsite in Arusha. Common animals found in this park are elephants, cheetah, wildebeests, elands, zebras, lions, leopards, giraffes, tree climbing pythons and many species of birds. This park is also heavily dominated by huge baobab trees which are one of the longest living trees in the wilderness.
Leave the lodge/campsite after breakfast and drive to Arusha National Park (40km-1hr). Full day game drives in that beautiful park and later in the evening drive to Moshi/Arusha or to the airport. End of safari. Common animals like to see in this park is giraffes, zebras, bushbucks, warthogs, hyenas, buffaloes, the rare black and white monkeys, blue monkeys, and several species of birds.