11 Days Best of Tanzania.

Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Tanzania is an East African country known for its vast wilderness areas. They include the plains of Serengeti National Park, a safari mecca populated by the “big five” game (elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino), and Kilimanjaro National Park, home to Africa’s highest mountain. Come here to explore the unrelenting wilderness become one with the tribes that will teach you their way of life. You will leave wanting more. 

Route

A ArushaB TanzaniaC TanzaniaD TanzaniaE TanzaniaF TanzaniaG TanzaniaH Arusha

Day 1:
Destination: Arusha
Meals included: None


Jambo! Welcome to Tanzania. Your adventure begins with a welcome reception at the airport. After visa and immigration formalities, collect your luggage and make your way to the exit where you will be met by our local representative and then be transferred to the hotel for check-in and overnight. 

Accommodation:

Kibo Palace Hotel or similar                   
www.kibopalacehotel.com

Arrival Transfer: Included

Day 2:
Destination: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner


After breakfast, check out, pick up by our driver guides and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s more intimate parks. The lakeshore teems with birds and the park is famous for its elusive tree-climbing lions. There is also a surprising number of large mammals and the striking cliffs of the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop to our first experience of the region and magnificent wildlife. Included Activities: 4 x 4 Game drive – L. Manyara.

Accommodation:


L. Manyara Wildlife Camp or similar                   
www.wildlifecamp.co.tz


Day 3:
Destination: Lake Manyara National Park – Serengeti National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park. To reach the Serengeti you must travel through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, skirting the Ngorongoro Crater before entering the Serengeti. Enjoy a game drive on your way to your accommodation. Along the way, you have the option of visiting Olduvai Gorge, a site famous for the discovery of human ancestor remains that provide the most continuous known record of human evolution during the past 2 million years.

The wide, open plains of the Serengeti - green after the rains, brown and burnt in the dry season, and home to thousands of hoofed animals and fierce predators - are perhaps the quintessential image of Africa. Flat and rolling with long grasses and dotted with acacia trees, the plains get their name from the Maasai word Siringitu - "the place where the land moves on forever". Included Activities: Serengeti Game drive.

Accommodation:


Ang’ata Serengeti Camp or similar                                 
www.angatacamps.com/serengeti

Day 4 + 5:
Destination: Serengeti National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Start around sunrise for a morning game drive and follow that up later on with an afternoon game drive, as the animals tend to be more active in the cooler hours of the day. You will usually return to camp during the hotter hours in the middle of the day, where you will enjoy a hearty meal, relax and maybe take a siesta.

The seemingly endless Serengeti Plains capture the essence of Africa. They are home to massive numbers of grazing animals and various predators, and the interaction between the many species often provides some of the best wildlife viewing opportunities in the world. Depending on wildlife movements and opportunities for sightings, the drive may continue through lunch and last all day. In this case, you will return to the camp in the late afternoon.
Included Activities:

Morning game drive – Serengeti National Park
Afternoon game drive – Serengeti National Park

Accommodation:


Ang’ata Serengeti Camp or similar                                 
www.angatacamps.com/serengeti


Day 6 
Destination: Serengeti National Park – Lake Eyasi
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.


After breakfast, check out and drive to our next destination, Lake Eyasi. Lake Eyasi, nestled between the northern Eyasi escarpment and the southern Kidero Mountains, is a starkly beautiful lake, in a little-visited region of northern Tanzania. Home to leopard, hippo and an astonishing variety of bird-life, the lake’s true appeal lies is in its unmatched tranquillity. After a 2-hour, dusty ride along unsealed roads, we are welcomed into camp, spectacularly set and offering stunning views over the seasonal soda lake and up to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This evening there is ample opportunity to take in a glorious African sunset from the nearby hills.

Accommodation:

L. Eyasi Safari Lodge or similar                                     
www.lakeeyasi.com

Day 7
Destination: Lake Eyasi
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.


Breakfast at your Lodge. Full day in Lake Eyasi. During our stay at Lake Eyasi, you have an opportunity to spend time with the Hadzabe community. The Hadzabe are a hunter-gatherer tribe and are believed to have lived in this region for nearly 10,000 years, making them the oldest known tribe in East Africa. Their language resembles the click languages of the San
(bushmen) of the Kalahari. The Hadzabe people rely solely on the bush for their provisions and we spend a fascinating day with them learning how they construct their homes, make weapons for hunting and craft traditional jewellery. We may either join the men as they go out on a morning or afternoon hunt for food, or accompany the women, whose job it is to collect roots and berries from the surrounding forests, which are used for a range of traditional remedies as well as for food.

Accommodation:

L. Eyasi Safari Lodge or similar                                     
www.lakeeyasi.com

Day 8
Destination: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.


Breakfast at the lodge. Thereafter check out and drive for about 1 hr. to arrive at Ngoro Ngoro where you will proceed to explore the world-renowned Ngoro Ngoro Crater, widely regarded as a microcosm of natural habitats in Africa and often touted as a veritable Garden of Eden. Within this crater lies every type of ecosystem, including riverine forests, open plains, freshwater and alkaline lakes. Ngorongoro Crater is the remnants of an ancient volcano caldera, and within its 300 square kilometres is a remarkable concentration of wildlife.

The scenery is spectacular as you descend almost 600 meters down to the crater floor. There is every chance that you will see a considerable variety of wildlife in this compact area, including the highly endangered black rhinoceros. In the afternoon, you will leave the crater and proceed to Karatu for the night. (National park regulations stipulate that vehicles are only allowed a maximum of six hours in Ngorongoro Crater.) The late afternoon can be spent relaxing at the lodge, enjoying the wonderful views. Included Activities: Ngorongoro Crater tour.

Accommodation:


Farm of Dreams Lodge or similar                                 
www.farmofdreamslodge.com

Day 9
Destination: Karatu – Tarangire National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.


After breakfast, check out and drive to Tarangire National Park to arrive for check-in. In the afternoon proceed for game viewing. Tarangire Park is often referred to as the "home of elephants" and is one of East Africas best places to see elephants up close, hosting about 4000 elephants. After game viewing, we shall head back to the camp to enjoy dinner and an overnight stay at the private camp, under African skies. The national park is home to the
second highest concentration of wildlife in Tanzania, after the Serengeti Ecosystem. Wildlife includes, Masai giraffes, buffalos, lions, leopards, baboons and a variety of antelopes and gazelle species. This diverse Tanzanian park covers 2600 km² of diverse habitats, ranging from grassy savannahs and seasonal marshlands, to woodlands and giant old baobab trees.
Included Activities: Game drives.

Accommodation:


Sangaiwe Tented Lodge or similar                                 
www.sangaiwe.com

Day 10
Destination: Tarangire National Park
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner.


Today you will start around sunrise for a morning game drive and follow that up later with an afternoon game drive, as the animals tend to be more active in the cooler hours of the day. You will usually return to the lodge during the hotter hours in the middle of the day, relax and maybe take a siesta. Depending on wildlife movements and opportunities for sightings, the drive may continue through lunch and last all day. In this case, you will return to the lodge in the late afternoon. Included Activities: Game drives.

Accommodation:


Sangaiwe Tented Lodge or similar                                 
www.sangaiwe.com

Day 11
Destination: Tarangire National Park – Arusha - Depart
Meals included: Breakfast.


After breakfast, check out and proceed on to Arusha. Hopefully there will be clear skies and fantastic views of the mountain from the road. Drop off in Arusha at the airport for your homebound flight depending on your flight times.

Departure Transfer: Included