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Essence of the North- A8 Days

Created with Sketch. Arusha, Tanzania
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Duration

8 days 7 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

For anyone who’s hoping to see all of the big five – lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and cape buffalo – we recommend this itinerary as an absolute minimum. You can find elephants in Lake Manyara or Tarangire National park, dozens of lions in the Serengeti and buffaloes more or less everywhere. Leopards and rhinoceros are a bit more difficult to find, with only about 16 rhinos left in Ngorongoro crater, but we’ll do whatever we can to help make it happen. And of course there’s so many other species that are just as interesting, and of which you’ll be able to see plenty as well!

Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL AT KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO ARUSHA.

Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro international airport, you will be warmly greeted by your driver guide, after short introduction you will be offered bottles of mineral water followed by a private transfer to your hotel/lodge in Arusha for dinner and overnight. Depending on your arrival time, you will have good opportunity to explore the hotel`s surroundings. Accommodation on bed and breakfast bases.

DAY 02: ARUSHA TO ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK FOR GAME DRIVES

In the morning after breakfast at 0830h you will be picked up from your lodge and drive to Arusha National Park for game drive. The park has terrain ranging from open savannah through acacia scrublands to Afro-montane cloud and rain forest and Afro-alpine vegetation similar to Mount Kilimanjaro. There are several alkaline lakes and the spectacular Ngurdoto Crater. Mammal species found there include elephant, buffaloes, various primates, and giraffe. Later on, embark on walking safari accompanied by an armed ranger Picnic lunch will be provided by your Guide at the picnic area inside the park. Later drive to Arusha for dinner and overnight Lunchbox included.
Accommodation on full board bases.

DAY 03: ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK FOR GAME DRIVE

In the morning after super breakfast from the kitchen of professional Cooks, you will embark to Tarangire national park for game drives and game viewings. Tarangire is Tanzania's third largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are also an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Your game drives may reveal lions, giraffes, wildebeest, elephants, Zebras, wildebeests and much more. Lunchboxes shall be served to you by your driver guide at the picnic site inside the park with some rest before proceeding with game drives. Later after amazing hours of exploration, you will exit the park and drive to your Hotel/Lodge/Camp for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation on full board bases.

DAY 04: TARANGIRE TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK VIA NGORONGORO AREA

After rewarding breakfast, leave the Lodge with your packed lunches and drive to Serengeti national park via Ngorongoro Conservation area. Your driver guide shall be stopping in some of the beautiful views overlooking the crater floor for sightseeing. Animals like Giraffes, Elephants, Wildebeests, Gazelles, Zebras, Lions, Buffaloes and Cheetahs may be revealed in Ngorongoro. You may also opt to visit the Oldupai Gorge site for a museum tour. This is an archaeological museum where the remains and signs of the first man which were Discovered by Dr Leakey and Marry Luice are preserved. More information shall be obtained at the museum. On crossing the border, picnic lunches will be served to you followed by game drives en route to your Hotel/Lodge/Camp for dinner and Overnight: Accommodation on full board bases

DAY 05: FULL DAY GAME DRIVES IN SERENGETI NATIONAL

We are completely flexible with your preferences and this day will be organized according to your wishes. Your guide will discuss with you the best timing for you, including the game drives and the wake up time. For example, you may opt to do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation and finish with an afternoon game drive, or you could do a full day game drive with picnic lunches.
The Serengeti Park derived its name from Maasai Language meaning endless plain. This massive plain (14763sq km) is home to many animals including Lions, Elephants, Giraffe, Wildebeest, Zebra, Leopard, and Cheetah, warthogs, Hyena plus a lots and lots of bird life. In many cases migration is taking place around Serengeti and at that particular time millions of wildebeest and zebra are mingling together followed by predators. Our professional guide will lead you into the right path making sure you have the best time to enjoy these great phenomena. Dinner and overnight at your Hotel/Lodge/ Camp. Accommodation on full board bases.

DAY 06: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

Every day is a new day in Serengeti with different amazing series of events. After breakfast, you will leave the camp/lodge with your packed lunches for another memorable day towards the Ngorongoro conservation area. On this day still you will have a great opportunity to explore the Serengeti ecosystem with great possibility to spot any other animals that you did not see in your first days. Lunchboxes shall be served to you at the picnic point followed by a further game drive to Ngorongoro for Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel/Lodge/Camp. Accommodation on full board basis:

DAY 07: NGORONGORO CRATER TO ARUSHA

Early in morning and after breakfast, leave the lodge with your packed lunches ready for another exciting day. Today your expert safari guide will lead you into the Ngorongoro crater for a wonderful game drives. The Ngorongoro crater is the 8th wonder of the Natural World, spreading over 102 sq. miles and has 2.000 ft high walls, making it virtually a Noah's ark like, it is inhabited by almost every species of wildlife that is indigenous to East Africa including the rare and endangered black rhinos, other animals that can be revealed on your game drives are Elands, Lions, Waterbucks, Wildebeests, Hyenas, jackals, African Elephants, Buffaloes, Secretive leopards, Cheetahs, hippos and many more alongside hundreds of bird species eg. Maasai Ostrich, Kori bustard, Ibis, Starlings etc. Lunchboxes shall be served to you at the picnic point inside the crater. Later ascend the crater walls and drive to Arusha for Dinner and Overnight at your Hotel/Lodge. Accommodation on bed and breakfast bases

DAY 08: AIRPORT DEPARTURE

Morning at leisure until departure time transfer to the Airport for your flight back home

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