This Tanzania safari makes the most of varied programmes in Northern Tanzania in a trip which combines lodges and canvas. Meet the Maasai as companions and guides on walks in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Enjoy privacy and freedom in an area with abundant wildlife.
Day 1: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, Lake Manyara, Tanzania
Travel to Arusha, crossing the border at Namanga, where you will have lunch. From there you continue on to Lake Manyara, where you will arrive at the lodge in the late afternoon. You stay the night at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, where dinner will be served.
Days 2 & 3: Serengeti Serena Lodge, Serengeti, Tanzania
On day 2, you travel through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti National Park. There is game viewing en route and lunch at the lodge. A late afternoon game drive on the vast Serengeti Plains adds to the thrill of this Serengeti tour. Accommodation will be offered at Serengeti Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
For day 3, you get to go on early morning and late afternoon game drives in the Serengeti National Park. There is an optional hot air balloon excursion at your own cost on your Serengeti safari tour. Accommodation will be offered at Serengeti Serena Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park
Days 4 & 5: Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, Ngorongoro Crater,Tanzania
On day 4, travel to the Ngorongoro Crater, with a stop at Olduvai Gorge Museum. Arrive at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, right on the Crater’s rim. Enjoy lunch and an afternoon walking tour of the Crater rim with the resident lodge naturalist. You stay the night at the Lodge on a full board basis.
On day 5, there is an early descent to the Crater floor. You can enjoy a lovely picnic breakfast and a game drive. After breakfast you ascend the Crater wall. There is a late lunch at the lodge, and the rest of the day is spent at leisure. You stay the night at the Lodge on a full board basis.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater
Descend into the Crater for a tour around the Lerai Acacia Forest and the crater floor, looking for giant-tusked Elephant, rare Black Rhino and the black-maned Lion. Ascend the crater rim in the early evening, through verdant montane forest, for dinner / overnight Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Day 6: Depart
Travel to Arusha and have lunch. Continue to Nairobi, arriving in the late afternoon where the tour ends. Breakfast and lunch is included.