On this tour you will experience two of the Northern Circuits renowned parks. Starting with a day and night at Manyara National Park, so named for the shallow soda lake that occupies seventy percent of the parks surface area and famed for its tree climbing lions and the sight of a thousand feeding flamingo. After your time at Manyara you will head to the most famous park in the world, the Serengeti, home to the Earths last great terrestrial migration and chock full of creatures both big and small.
In the morning, after your breakfast your guide and driver will collect you for the 130 km drive on good tarmac road with a picnic lunch on board to the Lake Manyara National Park. Along the way we pass the Maasai in their colorful clothes by the roadside tending their cattle with the beautiful sweeping Rift Valley landscape drawing our attention to the beauty of Planet Earth. Manyara is a host to the dizzying sight of the multitudinous flamingo and also harbours a wealth of wildlife such as lion, hippo, elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, baboon, blue and vervet monkey, warthog amongest many more. An ornithological paradise with over four hundred species of bird having been here recorded. You will enjoy your picnic lunch during your extensive game drives retire from the activity and head to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight at budgeting campsite at Panorama
Make an early start today to make the most of our adventure and, after your breakfast, at 0600 hrs, set out on your adventure to the one of the seven wonders of Africa, The Serengeti National Park, taking your lunch and enjoying game drives en-route.
The Serengeti, largest park in Africa at 15,000 sq km, is home to some three million large mammals and is made up of a diversity of landscapes with the southern region being dominated by the lush grassy plains that draw the two million wildebeest, half a million zebra and some quarter million antelope to make the hazardous journey in search pasture when the autumn rains come. All of ‘the big five’ here inhabit, elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino, and the elusive leopard, alongside a multitude of other large mammals. Head back to your lodge for dinner and overnight stay.
Dinner and overnight at Seronera public campsite
Again an early start so as to maximize your adventure, after your breakfast set out at 0600hrs for a game drive on the Serengeti Plains. Serengeti, ‘Endless Plain’ in Maa, the tongue of the Maasai, warrior tribe who have called the scape of land their home for millennia.
Return to your lodge for breakfast at 0845, later on head to Ngorongoro Highlands, enjoying a game drive en route looking forward to rest at your lodge high up on the crater rim where you enjoy your dinner and the sweeping landscape spread out before your eyes. Rest, relax, rejuvenate, and take in the spectacle in anticipation of your day’s adventure to come.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro simba public campsite
Today you will visit one of the most extraordinary landscapes. Again you take an early breakfast so as to enjoy your adventure to the maximum. After your breakfast descend to the windy bumpy track to the crater floor. More precisely a caldera, this 610 meter deep 304 square kilometer enclosed ecosphere was formed some two or three million years ago in the massive explosion of a volcano once higher than Kilimanjaro, and offers the best game viewing opportunities in all of Tanzania.
With some 25,000 large mammals within the caldera as soon as you hit the floor you will have the opportunity to see In addition to ‘the big five’ elephant, lion, rhino, buffalo, and leopard, the various springs attract animals such as wildebeest, gazelle, reedbuck, bushbuck, hartebeest, hippo, antelope, both Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, impala, to name a few, as well as over 500 species of bird.
It is well recognized as one of the world's wonders, veritably a magnificent spectacle for the human witness lucky enough to traverse her wildlife laden floor. Lunch served at a picnic site by the hippo pool followed by further game drives with eventually as evening comes on, you ascent to the highlands again and head to Arusha Town.
Dinner and overnight at silver palm Arusha hotel