Tanzaniaˌ officially the United Republic of Tanzania (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania), is a country in Eastern Africa within the African Great Lakes region. Parts of the country are in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north; Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west; Zambia, Malawi, and Mozambique to the south; and by the Indian Ocean to the east. Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest mountain, is in northeastern Tanzania.
DAY 1 – Arrival in Arusha, Tanzania
The Serena Mountain Village Hotel.
DAY 3 – Tarangire National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast take picnic lunch and depart on a whole day game drive that will take you from Tarangire Nat. Park to Ngorongoro Crater. You will visit Olduvai Gorge en-route. As if in a land before time, Ngorongoro Serena Lodge is built into the rim of a dormant volcano, the plant and ivy-covered native stone blending masterfully with its surroundings. Close by lies the Olduvai Gorge, the ‘birthplace of man’. Today the volcano and surrounding landscape are part of a vast conservation area inhabited by the masai tribe, as well as an extra-ordinary variety of big game and birdlife. Most guest rooms have private terraces with views of the crater floor where countless animals make their home. At Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, visitors co-exist in perfect harmony with the natural environment and wildlife that inhabits it. Arrive at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge late in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – fullboard.
DAY 4 – NGORONGORO NATIONAL PARK
This day is solely reserved for a full day game viewing of the crater with picnic lunch.
Ngorongoro crater is without doubt one of the most outstanding natural features in the world and was declared a World Heritage Site in 1978. Stunningly beautiful, the 18 km wide and 600 meter deep caldera is teeming with wildlife and one of the best places to see black rhino. On a full day crater tour to this garden of Eden, with a picnic in a shady grove, most large mammals can be seen.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge – fullboard.
DAY 5 – NGORONGORO CRATER TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast take picnic lunch and depart for Serengeti National Park.
Serengeti Serena Lodge is set high on a hill with breathtaking vistas of a landscape teeming with game. The lodge design is simple but stunning. Inspired by a traditional African village, separate rondavel ‘huts’ house the luxury guest rooms. From the overall impression to the smallest detail, the lodge is rich in local atmosphere created by indigenous handicrafts and art. Arrive at Serengeti Serena Lodge late in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge – fullboard.
DAY 6 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
These days are solely reserved for game viewing in the park. Serengeti is the most famous of Tanzania’s national parks and is one of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. On the seemingly endless and almost treeless plains, there are an estimated three million large animals in constant search of food and water. Most take part in a seasonal migration that is unparallel in nature. Driven by the rains, over one million wildebeest and a few hundred thousand zebra and gazelles move to fresh grazing lands, in columns of several kilometers length and crossing crocodile infested rivers without regard to losses.
Lunch, dinner and overnight in Serengeti Serena Lodge – fullboard.
DAY 7 – SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK TO LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK (200KM – 4 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for lunch.
It is difficult to imagine a more spectacular setting for Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu (mosquito river) escarpment, overlooking the Great Rift Valley and the stunning Manyara soda lake. Tree-climbing lions are but one lure. The extraordinary birdlife has made this place world renowned among ornithologists, who come to observe the masses of pink flamingoes and great birds of prey.
The abundant birdlife inspired the design of Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – swooping curves are complemented by soft, geometric patterns, stylish murals depict bird migration patterns. The circular shape of the buildings is a tribute to indigenous architectural traditions. Beyond the superb standards of hospitality offered, there is a spirit of tranquility that prevails.
Lunch, dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge – fullboard.
DAY 8 – LAKE MANYARA TO ARUSHA THEN DEPARTURE
Drive to Arusha for lunch, then transfer in the afternoon to Kilimanjaro Int. Airport for your international departure flight.
Airport transfers, accommodations on full board, private 4×4 custom built vehicle with knowledgeable driver/guide, fuel, all entrance fees to the National Parks, Ngorongoro Crater fee, bird watching and game drives.
- International Flights, visa for Tanzania
- Tips and personal expenses such as laundry and communication
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