10 Days 9 Nights tour package will give you an exciting opportunity to visit the most beautiful parks in Northern Tanzania. This includes visiting the endless plains of Serengeti National Park where you will be able to see all the big five. You will visit Lake Manyara which is famous for its flamingoes, and tree-climbing lions, which are unique to this region, Lake Eyas the home of Hadzabe or Bushmen and datoga people, and the Ngorongoro Crater which is locally known as the garden of animals where there is a big chance to spot the big five in one day. Finally, you will end your safari in the beautiful Tarangire park which is famous for a huge population of elephants.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will meet your Tanzania guide. He will take you to your hotel and the rest of the day is at leisure, you can relax and enjoy the African atmosphere. Your personal and experienced guide who not only knows a lot about the Tanzanian culture but can also tell you a lot about the beautiful national parks and sights of the country. So do not be afraid to ask him questions – he will be happy to answer them all.
Pick up from your hotel in Arusha at 8:30 AM and drive to Tarangire National Park, enjoy a full day game drive with a picnic lunch. The park consists of natural vegetation mainly Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa.
The Hadza or Hadzabe live around Lake Eyasi, on brackish land where they build impermanent dwellings, in the vicinity of the Great Rift Valley. This visit will allow you to meet two tribes that have established an exchange relationship between them. The Datoga make metal pieces for arrows that the Hadzabe use to hunt monkeys, antelope, and other animals for food, and these offer them some of the meat they get. They are a clear example of the interaction between wildlife and humans living in balance in the XXI century. With them, you will learn to set fire and we can even accompany them on one of their hunts.
The basis of their diet comes from the collection of fruits, tubers, and roots, together with the meat they obtain from hunting.
After breakfast, we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high-lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park
Starting your full-day game drive by 8 AM after a filling breakfast, you will explore the central portion of the Serengeti National Park today. The legendary Serengeti National Park is the most renowned safari destination for its incredible population of lions and leopards.The long day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.
Enjoy early breakfast and meet your guide to having a last morning game drive in Serengeti National Park then depart to the Ngorongoro Conservation area with an en-route game drive and picnic lunch. Ngorongoro is a special conservation area and not a National Park. The whole area is managed by both animals and local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife.
After breakfast, descend into the crater, enjoy 5 hours game drive in the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhinos. We will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor.
Late afternoon drive back to Arusha and drop off at your hotel or Airport.
The destination for today is Manyara National Park where you will have a half-day game drive. As you enter the national park by 10 AM, lush forests of Acacia and Mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead. Another spectacle of the Lake Manyara National park is the tree-climbing lions, however, spotting them is a game of luck.
After breakfast, the driver will drop you at the airport.