This is a 12 day tour with the bushmen people tour and the full game drive. Expect to experience a big number of wilderbeest calving at ndutu area around Ngorongoro Convervation Area.
Witness the elephants & ancient baobab trees in Tarangire, meet the nomadic Maasai tribe, travel the endless plains of the world-famous Serengeti, search for the elusive Big 5 in the Ngorongoro Crater, join the Hadazbe Bush People as they go hunting & gathering, spot the tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara & enjoy the hospitality of a lodge & the romance of a tented camp in the Tanzanian bush.
Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara national park for the game drive. Lake Manyara is a shallow alkaline lake in Tanzania. It is said to be the “loveliest lake in Africa, Lake Manyara is covering 127 square miles (329 km2) of the Lake Manyara national park, the lake’s alkaline waters cover approximately 89 square miles (231 km2). It is famous for a good number of baboons and birdlife, also home to herbivores such as hippos, impalas, elephants, wildebeests, buffalo, warthogs, and giraffes, giant fig trees and mahogany seen in the groundwater forest immediately around the park gates. Stay overnight at the camp or lodge.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park transit Ngorongoro
After breakfast, you will drive towards the fertile crater highlands where the farmers grow wheat, corn and coffee. You will pass the Ngorongoro Crater before you reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park around midday. The Serengeti is the largest park in Tanzania and has a diversity of habitats and landscapes including short-grass plains, thick bush, swamps, mountains and lakes. Bizarre rock formations called Kopjes dot the grassy landscape where predators are often seen. Depending on the season you will witness the migration of thousands of animals for which this park is famous for. During the short rainy season in November and December, the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south. This circle of life is completely dependent on the yearly rainfalls and the locations of the herds may vary from year to year but your guide will know where to find the animals.
Dinner and Overnight at the camp or lodge.
Day 3: Full Day in Serengeti National Park
After breakfast, drive for full day game viewing. Serengeti is the vast Tanzanian landscape that hosts one of earth’s last remaining wildlife spectacles: The annual Great Migration. This is when a staggering number of herbivores trek across the Serengeti plains in search of water and fresh grass, with hungry predators following in their wake. The Serengeti the name derives from Maasai language Siringeti which means endless plains provide an exceptional landscape for wildlife viewing; it truly is ultimate safari country.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater
We start the day with an early morning game drive before heading to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Maasai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. During the drive in Ngorongoro, we have a chance to glimpse something of the Maasai way of life. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, we will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here we can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally, we descend into the crater. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. In the late afternoon, we travel back to Lodge or Camp for dinner and overnight: FB
You will stay at the camp or lodge for overnight.
Day 5: Ngorongoro to Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, Drive to Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of 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.
You will stay at the camp or lodge of your overnight.
Day 6: Tarangire National Park to Arusha
After breakfast, we’ll take you back to Arusha for flight back home.