BIG FIVE TANZANIA TRIP
DAY 1: ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE
Morning departure Arusha to Tarangire National park (2 hours), which is the sixth-largest national park in Tanzania named after the Tarangire river which is the only source of water for the animals.
The landscape which has hilly with nine different growth zones and vegetations incredibly varied. One will be able to experience a savannah filled with majestic baobab and acacia trees, that almost take away all the attention from animals.
The park is particularly known for its large number of elephants. One of the largest elephants in the world is found here. Other animals found here are; Gnus and zebras which are also found in large numbers, kudu, impala, and gazelles thrive here. The abundant prey here attracts lions, leopards, and, hyenas, and if you’re really lucky, you might also see a wild dog. Overnight at Burunge tented camp.
DAY 2: DRIVING TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara National Park which is one of the smallest national parks in Tanzania with 330 km2, of which the lake takes up 200 km2. The park has high Rift Valley slopes in the west, offers open grasslands, a jungle-like forest, and swamps.
Lake Manyara National Park it’s known for its large number of flamingos that inhabit the lake, climbing trees lions, and Soda Ash Lake. The park has a large number of elephants, giraffes, warthogs, zebras, wildebeests, impalas, and waterbucks. In the park, one can see over 400 bird species (which can be seen throughout the year) and all this is what makes the park a unique feature compared with others. The afternoon has local lunch at Mto wa Mbu village then edo a walk at the village experience local life. Overnight at Karatu Farm of Dream Lodge.
DAY 3: DRIVING TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast heading to Serengeti national park (hours hour) through Ngorongoro’s high land plateaus, where the red-clad Masai live in round huts, and their cattle graze between the zebras, gnus, and giraffes of the savannah. Along the way, there is time to enjoy a packed lunch. Afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park is the second-largest park in Tanzania, the originates from the Maasai word “siringet” which means “the place where the land runs on forever”. The Park covers 14,750 square kilometers (5,700 sq. mi) of grassland plains, savannas, riverine forests, and woodlands. Overnight at Embalakai Tented Camp.
DAY 4: DRIVING TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast a full day game drive in Serengeti National park, looking for the “Big Five”: lions, leopards, elephants and buffaloes. You will enjoy the wildlife of the stunning Serengeti. You will also see a large number of Thompson’s gazelles, buffaloes, topi, Grant’s gazelles, eland antelopes, warthogs, eagles, ostriches, etc. in addition to the animals mentioned you can have a chance to see and smell the hippos wallowing in the hippo pools. A fantastic day, just waiting to be experienced and enjoyed. Overnight Embalakai Tented Camp.
DAY 5: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
Morning game drive in Serengeti national park, the ecosystem here in the park is considered to be one of the oldest in the world, and you’d be hard-pressed not to feel both humbled and astonished when sitting in your land cruiser, absorbing all that you see before you, late afternoon drive to Ngorongoro on the way stop experience Maasai culture for one our then after drive to Ngorongoro Serena Hotel
DAY 6: NGORONGORO CRATER TO KARATU
Early morning drive to Ngorongoro crater is one of the largest Caldera in the world, that still has its walls intact which support 30,000 animals and 350 different species of birds, all of which have access to water all year round. Once past the entrance to Ngorongoro, you pass through a lush area of the rainforest before the descent along the inside of the crater begins. After an exciting drive down, you arrive at the 260 km2 crater floor. The rim of the crater towers 600 meters above you. You might be at the bottom of the crater, but you are actually high up because the rim of the crater is 2,200 meters above sea level. In the crater there is plenty to look at! The landscape, lions, gazelles, elephants, gnus, and zebras in their droves. If you are really lucky, you might see the endangered black rhinoceros, which is almost extinct in Africa due to poaching. Lunch is enjoyed in stunning surroundings on the floor of the crater
After lunch drive to the lodge at Karatu Farm of dream Lodge and overnight.
DAY 7: KARATU TO LAKE EYASI
Early morning drive to Lake Eyas for hunting with Hadzabe tribe, The Hadzabe are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world with a nomads character shifting from one place to another they shift due to climate changes, the availability of wild fruits and vegetation for their animals. then visit the Datoga tribe to see the handmade local jewels. Afternoon drive back to the lodge for lunch and leisure. Overnight Karatu Farm of a dream Lodge.
DAY 8: DEPARTURE TO ARUSHA
After breakfast check out and drive back to Arusha or the airport, on the way you can have a stop for shopping as you arrange with your guide.
End of the Service
18% VAT on tour fees and services.
3 meals daily while on the safari.
Transport (4×4 Land Cruiser) with pop-up roof.
Park entry fees.
Professional English, French, Italiano, Spanish-speaking safari guide and cook.
Wi-fi on board.
Increases in park fees wherever applicable.