6-Days Tanzania Lodging Safari, Tarangire, Ngorongoro Cater and Serengeti:
Day 1: Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) to Arusha City
Arriving at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be warmly welcomed by one of our experienced driver guides, ready to greet and escort you to Mc-Elly’s Hotel in Arusha or similar hotel.
After your long flight take the time to relax at your hotel with a possible city tour to explore Arusha town before your adventure starts the next day.
Day 2: Arusha Tarangire National Park.
Early in the morning leave your hotel in Arusha to Tarangire National park with packed lunch. The drive time from Arusha to Tarangire is about 2-2.30 hrs upon arrival check in at the gate and start the game drives, as it’s possible to start spotting animals right after you enter the park close to the park gate.
The lunch box will be served at the picnic site inside the park where you will enjoy your lunch box while enjoying viewing the wildlife possibly Elephants, antelopes, monkeys around the picnic site. After lunch continue with the game drive for the rest of the afternoon. After drive back to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.Full Board Accommodation.
The common animals to be spotted in Tarangire is Buffaloes, big herds of elephants, different species of antelopes, wildebeest, giraffes, monkey, lions, and cheetahs etc. Also, hundreds of birds’ species as well as beautiful scenery.
Day 3 : Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park 190 km / 3.5 – 4 hrs
After breakfast at 08:00am drive from Lake Manyara National Park with your packed lunch and game en-route to the great Serengeti Plains via Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Late afternoon drives to Serengeti Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.Full Board Accommodation.
About Serengeti Endless Plains of Nature’s Wonders: The Serengeti National Park, covering 14763 square kilometers is one of the world’s largest wildlife sanctuaries. One of the most breathtaking events in the animal kingdom, the migration of thousands of wildebeest takes place here every year. The Serengeti, 320 kilometers from Arusha, was gazetted in 1951. It was accepted by the World Heritage Convention as a World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve in 1981.
Day 4: Serengeti Full Day Game Drive
Early in the morning leave the campsite for sunrise game drives, during this time is the best time to try spotting the lions hunting so it’s possible to see a kill. Apart from that, you will get a chance to enjoy the magnificent sunrise of the Serengeti plains. There are plenty of other animals to spot during this time. After this short morning game drive go back to the lodge for breakfast, and then shortly after breakfast gets ready to leave for a whole day game drives with packed lunch, this game drive will give you a chance to enjoy and see anything Serengeti has to offer from wildlife and nature in general. In the evening drive back to Serengeti Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.Full Board Accommodation.
Day 5: Serengeti – Ngorongoro/Olduvai.
After breakfast with your packed lunch drive and game en route to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
It is your option whether you pass via Olduvai Gorge a historical site whereby the early man lived and you can also pass via the Maasai boma if you are interested in the real African life tradition and culture. Upon arrival dinner/overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.Full Board Accommodation.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha –
After breakfast descent into the crater for the tour around the unbroken caldera that encloses the wildlife. Lunch Ngorongoro crater picnic site near Lerai Forest or hippo pool, after lunch, proceed with game en route out of the crater back to Arusha.
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 2286 sq km and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro Crater – including the still active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai and the famous Olduvai Gorge. Its centerpiece, the Ngorongoro Crater, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and the first sight of it is breathtaking. The floor of the crater is only 100 sq miles but is home to around 30,000 animals with a high concentration of predators.
The crater supports up to 25,000 large mammals. Grazers dominate zebra, wildebeest – accounting for almost half the animals – gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog. Giraffe, for example, stays away because there is insufficient food at tree level; topi because they compete directly with wildebeest. An odd feature of the crater elephants is that they are almost exclusively bulls. Breeding herds – comprising large numbers of females and young with a few attendant older males – are probably unable to find sufficient quality food in the crater.
Ngorongoro has carnivores in the quantity which are drawn by the large herds of prey animals. It has the densest population of large predators, mainly lion – about 100 – and more than 400 spotted hyenas, living in eight clans of up to eighty individuals. Both lions and hyenas will scavenge from each other, depending on weight of numbers and of course, hunger.
Most of the bird wildlife in Ngorongoro is seasonal. Also influencing the variety of bird species on display is the ratio of soda to the fresh water in the largest expanse of water on the crater floor, Lake Magadi. The lake is alkaline due to deposits of volcanic ash thrown out by surrounding volcanoes.
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