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Essence of the North-5 Days

Created with Sketch. Arusha, Tanzania
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Duration

5 days 4 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

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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

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.

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.

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK FOR GAME DRIVES

After breakfast, leave the lodge with your packed lunches, drive across the floor of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive. This beautiful park with its lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant figs, took its name from the Maasai word for "euphorbia tirucalli", a bush which is used to make a thorny hedge to protect their cattle. Elephant, giraffe, buffalo, large population of hippos, zebras even the tree climbing lions can be spotted lazily resting on the branches of an "Acacia tortilis" tree. The birdlife is also abundant, with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of forest species. Lunch boxes will be provided to you. Later drive to your Hotel/Lodge/Camp for dinner and overnight. Accommodation on full board bases.

NGORONGORO CRATER TO ARUSHA

Early in morning and after breakfast, leave the lodge/camp 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.

AIRPORT DEPARTURE

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

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