Best of Tanzania Safari holidays and Serengeti Wildebeest Migration, Tanzania tours to Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara, and Ngorongoro Crater. This includes visiting the endless plains of Serengeti National Park where you will be able to see all the big five. You will also visit Tarangire National park which is famous for a huge population of elephants and also 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 and finally you will end your safari on the beautiful shores of Lake Manyara which is famous for its flamingoes and tree climbing lions which are unique to this region.
Day 1 Arusha to Tarangire National park
After breakfast, depart for Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch for a full-day game drive. Tanzania’s third largest National park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River is the centerpiece of this park which is famous for some of the largest herds of elephants in Africa. Here you may see lion, leopard, cheetah, lesser Kudu, buffalo, Oryx, eland, giraffe, and zebra. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your camp.
Day 2Tarangire to Serengeti national park
After finishing up a good breakfast, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never-ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. You will have an afternoon game drive in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras, and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. A picnic lunch will be done during the daylong game drive itself. The eventful day ends with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your camp.
Day 3 Full day Serengeti National Park
The whole day will be spent on a game drive in the central Serengeti National Park. The areas you will visit depend upon the location of the herds. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south while during the longer rainy season from April to June they return up north. A visit to the Serengeti Visitor Centre is also possible. Here you can learn more about the history of the park and the research that is being done by the Frankfurter Zoological Society.
Day 4Serengeti National park to Ngorongoro area
After breakfast, you will have a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park. Later depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim with a picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest collapsed volcanic crater in the world and has fourteen kilometers of isolated natural beauty. Ngorongoro Crater is surrounded by a ring of extinct volcanoes and the floor, dotted with watering holes, shelters some 30,000 animals. The eventful day comes to an end with a delicious dinner and a good night’s rest in your camp/lodge
Day 5Ngorongoro crater tour
After an early breakfast, descend to the crater floor for a game drive(5 hours). You can expect to see lions, elephants, Zebras, Hippos, Flamingos, Jackals, Rhinos Antelopes, and many birds. The birds seen here include eagle, vulture, and flamingos in the Crater Lake, stork, bats, giant vulture, sacred ibis, kori bustard, blacksmith plover, long-necked heron, and the cattle eagle. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascent to the top exit of the crater. With a 1hr drive left to your accommodation in Karatu, the day will come to a close. Freshly made delicious dinner is kept ready for you at your camp. All these days of the safari will have you quite tired and a good rest is essential. The next day you will begin the last leg of your safari.
Day 6Lake Manyara to Arusha
The final day of your safari will begin as usual by 8 AM after a luscious breakfast. The destination for today is Arusha via Manyara National Park where you will have a half-day game drive. As you enter the national park by 9 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 By mid-afternoon, you will branch out and head towards Arusha where you will be dropped off at your preferred location by about 6 PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you say goodbye to your team.