Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari
BEST OF TANZANIA WILDLIFE SAFARI
7 days/ 6 nights
Day 1: Arrival
Our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari will start in Tanzania’s tourism capital, Arusha. We shall arrive via the Kilimanjaro Airport, where our driver will be ready to receive us and kick start our journey.
We shall then head to our hotel in Arusha, where we shall check in.
On this day, if we have an early arrival, we may explore local attractions from Arusha. Otherwise, we can relax and enjoy the nice Arusha weather from our lodge.
Night in Arusha.
Day 2: Lake Manyara
We shall leave our hotel early, carrying picnic lunches. We shall drive towards Lake Manyara, a pristine soda lake in the Rift Valley. The local Baobab trees will illuminate our journey through this lowland region. Here we see lots of birds and during good time, lots of flamingos. The local game is mainly composed of monkeys. Others include Savannah Elephants, Lions and much more.
We shall enjoy game drives here as we scout for the interesting wildlife species.
Night in Karatu.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park via Ol Duvai Gorge Pre-Historic Site
We shall make our way to this phenomenal pre-historic site, passing near the Ngorongoro Crater- a site we shall enjoy well, later on our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari. The Ol Duvai or Ol Dupai gorge has led to multiple archaeological and paleontological discoveries. Home to the great work by Louis and Mary Leakey, this is a phenomenal destination. Some famous discoveries here include Zinjanthropus, Homo habilis and Homo erectus. You will get to learn all about the work going on at the site in a very interactive way.
We shall later head to Serengeti National Park where we shall have our lunch. The journey to the park passes through the Ndutu Plains and welcomes you to Naabi Area; the beautiful locations where the annual Wildebeest migration starts, by thousands of females calving on these plains. Soon after lunch we shall start game drives in this vast savannah, as we head to our camp.
Night in Serengeti.
Day 4 and 5: Serengeti National Park
We shall enjoy game drives in this wonderful park as we enjoy the sceneries of these vast plains. We shall spend time looking around some of the famous rock outcrops, often referred as Kopjes. Look out for animals such as Leopard, Cheetah, Cape Buffalo, assorted Gazelles, Maasai Giraffe, Wildebeest, Common Zebras, Savannah Elephant and Lions.
Here you shall also get an opportunity to learn all about the famous migration and get to follow in the steps of the Wildebeests in a lovely Kopje rock, modelled to imitate the migration cycle.
Nights in Serengeti.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
We shall then head back to Ngorongoro Crater, a large and scenic crater located at about 2000m above sea level. We shall have an opportunity to learn about the crater and also view models of the entire area. This crater is about 600m deep and has an amazing view both from the top and inside the crater. The crater is nestled in a pristine natural forest, full of beautiful indigenous trees.
The mighty Ngorongoro is indeed an amazing place. It is known as one of the wonders of Africa. Descending down the crater floor takes you through great scenery and you get to experience the local Euphorbia tree varieties. Herds of wild animals are plenty inside the crater as well as wonderful views of the crater walls. Look out for the local Lions, Black Rhinos, Common Zebras, Cheetah, assorted Gazelles, Nile Hippos and Wildebeests.
Later in the afternoon, we shall ascend from the crater and check in to our lodge for the night.
Night in Ngorongoro.
Day 7: Departure
On this day, we shall drive to Arusha. There will be an optional Maasai Village visit early in the morning- this is one of Africa’s best preserved cultures and you will have a chance to learn about their way of life.
We shall enjoy lunch in Arusha and take an airport transfer for our international flight home; marking the end to our Best of Tanzania Wildlife Safari.
Highlight mammals and others
Leopard, African Lion, Cheetah, Black Rhino, Savannah Elephants, Cape Buffalo, Nile Hippopotamus
Kori Bustard, Secretarybird, Great White Pelican, Lesser Flamingo, Greater Flamingo
Savannah, Highland Forest, Wetlands, Semi-arid Scrubland
Nature Walk, Camp Fire, Star Gazing, Visit to the Maasai Village