|Activities:||Game Drives, Walking Safari, Hiking Safari, Boat Safari, Historic sites, Culture.|
|Min Persons:||2||Max Persons:||7|
Day 1: Arrival
Pick clients from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer to your lodgings in Arusha.
Day 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
In the morning at 08:30 we pick you up and drive 130 kilometers on a tarmac road to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive early enough for a morning game drive before a picnic lunch and an afternoon game drive. The park is home to tree dwelling lion, hippo, elephant, zebra, buffalo, giraffe, baboon, blue and vervet monkey, warthog and more. About 350 species of birds have been recorded including ground hornbills, roller, eagle owl and much more.
Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast the route to Serengeti National Park is a game drive in itself. Serengeti is undoubtedly the best known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value. 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 lazing in the shade.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
A full day game drive in the park. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds. Your guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park - Olduvai Gorge - Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we take you on a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch. Later we depart for Ngorongoro Crater Rim via the prehistoric site at Olduvai George. This short stop at Olduvai Gorge is both interesting and enjoyable.Tis is the the famous archeological site where the Leakey’s discovered remains of Australopithecus Homo habilis and Homo erectus. It has an amazing landscape forged from the same tectonic forces, which created the Great Rift Valley million of years ago. Museum, a short lecture and a walk down to the site where the remains were found fascinates everyone.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater tour - Tarangire National Park.
Breakfast at 06:00 to descend down on to the crater floor for an amazing game drive. The big five reside here: rhino, lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant. And many other species live in this wonderful caldera, approximately 30,000 animals all together. Birds include flamingo on the soda lake, cranes, various kingfisher, ostrich, black kite, vultures and more. Your lunch will be served in the picnic site at Ngoitoktok swamp, a hippo pool. After lunch we continue game viewing and later ascend up to the crater rim and drive to Tarangire National Park.
Day 7: Tarangire National Park
Morning after breakfast, full day game drive in Tarangire with picnic lunch. Tarangire National Park is known for its majestic baobab trees that dot the landscape, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas.
Day 8: Tarangire - Kolo Irangi Painting - Dodoma
A dawn game drive in the park and back to your lodgings at around 09:00 for breakfast. We then check out and drive to Tanzania’s capital city. On the way we will view Kolo Irangi Rock Paintings. Half way between Arusha and Dodoma near the village of Kolo, is some of the finest examples of rock paintings in the world! These extraordinary paintings depict the animals and customs of the people at the time.
Day 9: Dodoma - Iringa Town
After breakfast we drive to Iringa Town via Mtera, a hydroelectric dam. Iringa is a charming, if somewhat down-at-heel town, which lies at the heart of Tanzania’s tea industry. Market days bring forth an eclectic mix of expatriate wives dressed in pastel frocks shopping with their baskets and mingling with tribal people on their monthly trading spree.
Day 10: Iringa Town - Ruaha National Park
We leave Iringa after breakfast and head off to Ruaha, arriving there in time for lunch. Then we take an afternoon game drive in Ruaha, which is known to be one of the most natural, unspoilt habitats in Africa.
Days 11 & 12: Game drives in Ruaha National Park
These game drives in Ruaha National Park, are ideal for looking for roan and sable antelope. You will also see hippo, crocodile, waterbuck, reedbuck and buffalo as they venture to the rivers edge to drink. This, of course, attracts the attention of lion, leopard, hyena, wild dog and jackal. Walking in the wilderness includes a visit to one of Africa’s most important historic sites. The stone age ruins at Isimila. There are many birds in the park including eurasia migrants that visit the park each year.
Day 13: Ruaha - Udzungwa Mountains National Park
An early start with a game drive en route to Udzungwa Mountains National Park, passing the Ismila Stone Age Site on the way. The evening rest and relaxation is now well deserved.
Day 14: Walking in Udzungwa Park - Mikumi National Park
Breakfast in camp before taking a walk in this beautiful park. Enjoy and experience the stunning natural beauty of the park. Lunch in the bush then continue exploring the area visiting a picturesque waterfall and perhaps see the endemic red colobus monkey and, certainly, beautiful scenery. Late afternoon we set off for Mikumi National Park and dinner at your lodgings.
Day 15: Full day in Mikumi National Park
Morning and afternoon game drives in the park. You are most likely to see elephant, lion, wild dog, zebras, hyena, buffalo, wildebeest, eland, hartebeest, crocodile, lizard and other residents. Over 300 species of birds have been observed in this park.
Day 16: Mikumi - Selous Game Reserve
Depart to Selous Game Reserve. The journey will take 6 hours due to road conditions over the Uluguru Mountains, across rivers and through small local villages. You can see game on the way too.
Day 17: Selous Game Reserve
Take an early morning walking safari. Accompanied by an experienced guide, you will have the opportunity to ‘touch the wild’. Back for lunch. In the afternoon, a boat safari on the Rufiji River, where you can admire hippos and crocodiles in their natural habitat at close range.
Day 18: Selous Game Reserve
A full day game drive in Selous. The Rufiji River features large numbers of waterbuck, impala, warthog, eland, giraffe, zebra and elephant which attracts lion, leopard, hunting dog, and numerous other species.
Day 19: Selous Game Reserve - Dar es Salaam
An early morning game drive in the reserve and back to your lodgings for breakfast. We then check out and drive back to Dar es Salaam where you will arrive in the early afternoon.
Day 20: Back Home
We transfer you to Julias Nyerere International Airport in time for your scheduled flight back home.
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- Driver’s salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Bottled mineral water daily
- All Government taxes
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