This classic safari from Arusha goes to; Arusha National Park, Longido Maasai village, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Mto wa Mbu and Lake Eyasi.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Place of your choice in Arusha, Tanzania|
|DEPARTURE TIME||A prompt departure at 8:30 AM.|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 4:00 to 6:30 PM.|
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Day 1 Arusha National Park
Depart Arusha at 09.00 am for a 30 minutes drive to Arusha National Park. Here you will participate in a half day walking safari and a half day game drive. You will be accompanied by an armed ranger for the walk, who will guide you through the forest up to the waterfall and the point for viewing the black and white colobus monkeys. During the game drive you will see the 7 Lakes of Momella and the Ngurduto Crater. At sunset, you will return to camp/lodge for dinner and overnight.
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Day 2 Longido Maasai Village cultural Tour
Collect picnic lunches and drive to Longido arriving in an hour’s time. You will be met by a local guide who will take you for a walk through the acacia woodland giving you a medicinal lecture. You will be surprised by the wealth in medicinal value found in tree barks, leaves, roots, seeds and fruits. Thereafter, walk along the slopes of Mt Longido and visit some monuments erected over 70 years ago in honour of some world war two heroes as well as their cemetery. Picnic lunch at midday. In the afternoon, visit a typical Maasai Boma where you will experience the pure taste of a Maasai Village livelihood. .
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Day 3 Tarangire National Park
Leave the lodge/camp at 08.00 am, drive for about 90 minutes to Tarangire National Park. This park is often referred to as the “home of elephants”, you have a great chance to spot elephants in large groups gathering around the Tarangire River. Other animals to be spotted include leopards, lions, giraffes and even tree-climbing pythons!
7.45 AM – 05.00 PM Day 4 Serengeti National Park
Early breakfast at 7.00 am. Game drive en route to Serengeti National Park. Serengeti is the largest and most famous park in Tanzania, known worldwide for its endless plains, wildebeest-migration, herds of lions and other predators like hyenas, cheetahs and leopards. Crocodiles can be found in the Grumeti River, as well as hippos, giraffes, antelopes, and gazelles. Dinner and overnight in the heart of Serengeti !
08.30 AM – 4.30 PM Day 5 Serengeti National Park
Tour the northern part of Serengeti. A full day of game drive until sunset, then dinner and overnight in the Lobo area. (or Seronera)
7.30 AM – 5.30 PM Day 6 Serengeti National Park
Another game drive in Serengeti. In the afternoon you drive en route (optional stopover at Olduvai) to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight with an excellent view of the crater floor! Please note that Simba Camp is the only common campsite in the area, and that the facilities are sometimes difficult. We recommend a night in one of the lodges for those who will do a Camping!
8.30 AM – 5.30 PM Day 7 Ngorongoro Crater
A full day in the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a very high possibility of spotting the big 5 in one day: lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo and leopard. Lunch will take place at the picnic site at the crater floor. In the afternoon, drive to mto wa Mbu/Lake Manyara for dinner and overnight.
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Day 8 Taste of Tanzania - Mto Wa Mbu Cultural Tour
After breakfast, take a guided walk through the Mto Wa Mbu Settlement where you will visit the rice farms, fruits farms, a kindergarten and the local market. If still energetic, continue to Miwaleni lake full of papyrus reeds where bird life is both varied and in abundance.
Lunch at the Lodge in the afternoon drive to Lake Manyara for afternoon game dries then overnight at the rift valley rim!
9.00 AM – 05.00 PM Day 9 Lake Manyara National Park
A full day in Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, tree-climbing lions, hippos and baboons. Early sunrise game drive and picnic lunch. In the afternoon, drive to hotel for dinner and overnight.
End of Tour!