This mid-range tour takes you to all the highlights of the Northen safari circuit. You will visit Arusha National park where you can do a walking safari, Lake Manyara and Tarangire national park and ofcourse the famous Serengeti and Ngorogoro crater. Accommodation has been chosen for its location, comfort and excellent value.
Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport, Tanzania
Day 2: Walking-safari & game drive in Arusha N.P.
Day 3: Game drives in Tarangire N.P.
Day 4: Village walk in ‘Mto wa Mbu’ and game drive in Lake Manyara N.P.
Day 5: Game drives in Serengeti N.P.
Day 6: Game drives in Serengeti N.P.
Day 7: Game drive in Serengeti N.P. and Ngorongoro Crater
Day 8: To Arusha
Day 9: Airport transfer or holiday extension in Uganda, Rwanda or Zanzibar
Your driver/guide will pick you up from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer you to Ilboru Safari Lodge; a pleasant lodge with a beautiful garden and swimming pool.
Harmoniously woven into the surrounding African landscape, Ilboru Safari Lodge rests at the base of the majestic Mt. Meru.
After a tasty breakfast you will be picked up from the lodge. An hour’s drive will take you to Arusha National Park, a small but beautiful park offering a wide variety of spectacular landscapes at the foot of Mount Meru. The fifth-highest peak in Africa dominates the park’s horizon.
Arusha N.P. is special because it is one of the few parks in Tanzania where you have the opportunity to do a safari on foot. This opportunity to get down to ground level with the animals is something that should not be missed!
Today, after an early breakfast, you will be traveling to the second national park of this trip; Tarangire National Park. The game drive can begin!
Tarangire is best known for its many gigantic baobab trees and its large herds of elephants; it is a home to approximately 2,500 individuals and large herds are regularly viewed. You can also spot many different animals like leopard, zebra, impala, warthog, eland, buffalo, waterbuck and lion. Also the birders will have so much to see; more than 500 different bird-species are present.
Today, after an early breakfast, you will be travelling to Lake Manyara National Park.
On arrival you will stretch your legs during a 2-3 hour village walk in cozy ‘Mto wa Mbu’. Here you will meet the local community, taste homemade banana beer, learn about the Makonde woodcarvings and listen to your guide who will tell you everything about the way of living in this village.
After the village walk, you will have a local lunch. Together with the highly respected Miss Bibi you prepare a delicious Swahili meal.
In the afternoon you enter Lake Manyara National Park. This is a small but very beautiful park offering breathtaking views, excellent game viewing and an incredible array of birdlife. You have a chance to spot zebra, baboon, warthog, giraffe, impala, elephant, hippo, wildebeest and the rare tree climbing lion.
Your accommodation for tonight is Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp. Take a refreshing dip in the inviting outdoor pool and enjoy the fantastic sunset with a cold drink on the veranda!
Time has come to depart for the most famous safari park in the world; Serengeti National Park.
The Serengeti hosts the most extensive population of wild animals on earth and has a complex and untouched ecosystem. Serengeti means “endless plains” in the language of the Maasai, a description that the Serengeti completely lives up to. These endless plains have to be experienced to be fully appreciated!
Early in the morning you leave the camp for a full day safari! Most of the national park is open and grassy. Ultimately, the success of any safari lies in the number and quality of encounters with big cats. There are thousands of lions in the Serengeti and you have a fair chance to see cheetahs, although they are difficult to spot. And when it comes to leopards, the Serengeti rarely disappoints!
We will find you a nice picnic spot to enjoy your packed lunch and then you continue your safari back to Tortilis Camp.
Today you enjoy a long game drive on your way out of the beautiful Serengeti and continue to the Ngorongoro Crater.
In the afternoon, you will have a game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater!
As an UNESCO World Heritage Site the crater offers a unique biosphere which has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time. There are very few places in the world where you can find such a large population of wildlife throughout the year.
- Transportation between the program
- Services of the guide of the program
- Museum tickets
Price do not include
- Other costs not offered in this program
- Tip for your tour guide
Keep your eyes open since you still have chances to see all kinds of animals roaming the plains, hidden behind bushes or resting in a tree. You never know when and were exactly you will spot wildlife.
Back at the lodge you will have an excellent dinner and some time to relax.