Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport- Tarangire National Park for morning and afternoon game drive
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) your driver guide will pick you and drive you to Tarangire National Park for morning and afternoon game drive. Enjoy afternoon game drive through the park with a picnic lunch. This Park is known for its holding one of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Lions, giraffes, zebras well seen and over 500 different birds’ species to find. Later in the evening you will drive to Kizumba camp for your dinner and overnight. Dinner, breakfast, lunch included.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park —Serengeti National Park
After breakfast head off to Serengeti National Park. This is undoubtably Tanzania’s most famous park. Great herds of wildebeest migration, buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of elands, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle are resident at any time of the year. Lions and leopards easily seen. You will enjoy a late afternoon game drive in the park. Later evening drive to your accommodation for dinner and overnight at Nyani Camp. Dinner, breakfast, lunch included.
Day 3: Full day Game drive in Serengeti National Park
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Serengeti Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.
We do an after breakfast full day game drive with lunch at the lodge. We will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!
Dinner and overnight at at Nyani Camp. Dinner, breakfast, lunch included.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park — Ngorongoro Crater Game drive.
After breakfast, you will travel back to the adventurous trail that takes you into the Ngorongoro crater. Grass steppes and acacia forests are home to almost all the species of animals found in the East African Savannah. In only a few hours driving from Serengeti NP, you will have the chance of spotting the big five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopard. After extensive game viewing and a picnic in the crater, you will leave the highlands of Ngorongoro late afternoon to the camp. You will spend a night at Simba camp. Dinner, breakfast, lunch included
Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park morning game drive back to Arusha/ Flight home
After breakfast at your lodge, you will start your safari at 8:00am, as we drive from Karatu town to Lake Manyara with a picnic lunch. We enter the majestic Lake Manyara Game Park and embark on the last of the 7 days Tanzanian safaris. This small park is sandwiched between the Rift Valley escarpment and the large soda Lake Manyara. It is a pretty location, with a good range of game, including giraffe, elephant, baboon and the rarely seen tree-climbing lion. Afternoon you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for your flight to Zanzibar or back home.