Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro – Serengeti 7 Days
Day 1: Arusha - Tarangire
After breakfast depart for Tarangire National Park, Lunch at the camp/picnic lunch and thereafter afternoon game drive. This Park was gazetted in 1970, which covers an area of 2600 sq km that's about 1600 miles and derivers its name from the Tarangire River that flows through the center of the park. The river flows from south to north / northwest and empties its water in Lake Burungi. An exceptional collection of "Acacia tortilis" and baobab trees has become synonymous with the name Tarangire National Park. The best time to visit Tarangire National Park to view the wildlife is in dry season, from June-October. Dinner and Overnight at the Tarangire in a lodge or camp.
Day 2: Tarangire - Lake Manyara
Depart after breakfast & drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Arrive in time for lunch at the camp/picnic lunch followed by a late afternoon game drive. Lake Manyara is home to numerous birds, elephants, tree- climbing lions, hippos and buffaloes. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Manyara a lodge or camp
Day 3: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater
Depart early for Ngorongoro Conservation area, host to the “birthplace of man,” and home to a unique intact caldera, the Ngorongoro Crater. Arrive in time for lunch. Later, optional visit a Masai village. Dinner and Overnight a lodge or camp
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater
Enjoy the breathtaking views of the crater as the sun rises. Descend 2000 feet below the rim of the crater for a full day of spectacular game viewing. The crater is home to abundant game, including the “Big Five,” along with the black rhino, jackal and Cape buffalo. Lunch is served picnic style on the crater floor. Late afternoon you will drive to the Ngorongoro Simba Public campsite for dinner and overnight a lodge or camp.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti
This morning drive to Olduvai Gorge for a short visit to the site of the remains of prehistoric “Nutcracker man.” Continue your journey to the world’s best-known park, the Serengeti. Named after the Masai word, “Siringet,” for endless plains of short and long grass, the Serengeti is well known for its large prides of lion, cheetah, packs of wild dog and nearly a million or so wildebeest. Enjoy lunch at the lodge and a late afternoon game viewing drive Dinner and Overnight at a lodge or camp
Day 6: Serengeti Full day
Enjoy full day of morning and late afternoon game drives. This day you have the opportunity to take an early morning balloon safari (extra cost) over the Serengeti Plains or continue with your scheduled game drive. In the late afternoon, you will head out for another game drive. Dinner and Overnight at a lodge or camp.
Day 7: Serengeti - Arusha
After breakfast, drive back to Arusha to connect the flight to JRO/Zanzibar or shuttle to Nairobi.