5 Days Tanzania Classic Safari
The exciting 5 days Tanzania lodge safari in African wilderness will include wildlife spotting and some cultural encounter when visiting Masai village at Ngorongoro highlands on your way to “The Wild Africa” The Serengeti National Park. This 5 days Tanzania lodge safari takes you to the best game viewing areas of Tarangire National Park, The world rich “Serengeti Park” & Ngorongoro Crater “The world nature wonder”.
Day 0: Arrival Arusha
You will be picked up from Kilimanjaro International Airport and transferred by private vehicle to Arusha for your dinner and overnight stay. If time allows, you’ll have time to try to to walking tour in coffee plantation or choice to visit Arusha park before your 8 Day Lodge Safari big adventure starts.
Dinner and overnight at Joy land Hotel or similar HB included
Day 1: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
Distance: 120 km
Non – game viewing time: 2 – 3 hours.
After breakfast at you lodge in Arusha our safari driver guide will meet you & you will depart for Tarangire National Park via Arusha town just in case of any last minute purchase before heading to the park. The driving will be on the Great Northern highway & across Masai steppe & many village.
Tarangire is the fifth largest National park in Tanzania at the foot of the Great East African Rift Valley, it’s vegetation is comprise of low lying hills of acacia woodland, giant baobab trees & Savannah grassland.
The Main features of this park is lager population of elephant, Tarangire River which is a permanent water source in the entire park & the huge baobab tree that dwarfing some animal species that cometh beneath it. You may expect to spot herds of wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, zebra, giraffe, hippos and many antelope.
Primates like baboons, blue monkey, velvet monkeys are also inhibit the park, lion, hyena, jackals & the ever-elusive leopard which needs sharp eyes to sport can also be seen.
Later afternoon drive across the Great East African Rift Valley for sunset watch & to Marera Valley Lodge for dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Marera Valley Lodge or similar at Karatu town. All meals included.
Day 2: Tarangire – Serengeti National park
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hours.
After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park, the driving is via attractive high lying farmland of Karatu and up to Ngorongoro gate, after check in you will drive more up and along the Crater rim, you may stop for some nice pictures at the crater view point. More drive around the Crater rim and down to the “Wild rich” The Serengeti National park with its endless rolling plains.
On the way you will visit one of the Masai village whereby some Masai warrior invites you & give you a brief story of their life around this area, questions & answer session before enter to their small houses to meet kids & members of the family. Later they will sing and dance their famous song which involving jumping high. From there drive further with en-route game drive to Naabi Hills Gate for check in before heading to the Central Serengeti park area called Seronera.
Seronera is the richest wildlife habitats in Serengeti, endowed with Seronera River, the main water source in the area that attracts abundance of wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. Picnic lunch will to be served at the kopjes (Rocky outcropping). Afternoon game drive in search of the Wildebeest Migration, late drive to your lodge during or before the sunset for dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Thorn Trees Camp Central Serengeti All meals included.
Day 3: Full Day Serengeti National Park
Your 5 days Tanzania lodge safari continue and today we are taking you for full day game drive in the Serengeti. You will start as early as 06:30 with packed breakfast box and lunch box. Early morning game drive allows you to spot the cat family on the road as they try to avoid the morning mist, you may also see nocturnal animals coming back from their long night of hunting or a group of lioness organizing an ambush or eating along the road.
Break for breakfast in the bush then you will be heading to where the Wildebeest migration is packed. Spend much time watching the migration of herds, the big cats and others (packed lunch will be served in the bush or in one of the picnic site in the area. You may expect to see a lot of animal actions like hunting, killing, fighting & so on. Drive back to the Camp during or before the sunset, dinner & overnight in the Camp.
Overnight at Thorn Trees Camp Central Serengeti All meals included
Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Non – game viewing time: 3 – 4 hours.
On this day as early as 06:30 you can do another early morning game drive carry your breakfast & lunch box. Spend much time in Serengeti doing game drives before starting your en-route game drive towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Arrive at the lodge sunset watch at the Crater rim, dinner & overnight.
Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge at the Crater rim or similar in Karatu Town. All meals included.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
Distance: 175 km
Non – game viewing time: 4 – 5 hours.
Start with the first rays of the sun at 06:30, decent 600 meters into the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a wonderful game drives. Supported by water from the highlands and enough fodder, this area is rich in wildlife which include herds of wildebeest, Giant African elephants, eland, zebra, warthog, buffalo and the rare black rhino. The so called big 5 which includes lion leopard, buffalo, black rhino & the African elephant can be spotted in this area in the course of one day of game drive. (Packed lunch will be served at the crater floor).
Another big surprise in this picturesque crater is the denser population of predators which includes lion, cheetah, hyena, jackal and the ever mysterious leopard which require trained eye to spot. You will visit Lake Magadi a shallow alkaline lake which is among the water sources in the crater, some flamingos, hippos & other aquatic birds can be seen in this Lake.
Game drives until afternoon, then start your way out & drive back to Arusha, if not flying the same day you can visit some Masai market or shopping centers on your way to Arusha. Arriving in Arusha late afternoon for overnight. (Accommodation on this day can be arranged upon request at extra cost) If flying the same day we will take you to Kilimanjaro international airport (JRO) to catch your flight back home. (KLM can be the best option leaving Kilimanjaro international airport at 21:30)
All accommodation subjected to availability.
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