Day 1: Arrival Day
Welcome to Tanzania! Upon your arrival into Kilimanjaro Airport and after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the Hotel for overnight at The Grand Melia Arusha. Dinner, breakfast
Day 3: Arusha – Arusha National Park – Arusha
You will depart from Arusha Town in the morning with your private guide and travel to Arusha National Park, it’s only a short 40-minute drive from Arusha Town. Your day trip includes a visit to the Ngurdoto Crater which is well known as the “Little Ngorongoro”.
After a delicious picnic lunch, you will continue your safari within the Arusha National Park. After plenty of time observing the wildlife + Walking Safari in Arusha National park, you will return to Arusha for Dinner and Overnight stay at Grand Melia Arusha
Day 4-5: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
We will collect you from your hotel after breakfast in Arusha and following a 2-3 hour drive, you will arrive at the Tarangire National Park. In this region, Hemmingway often went on big game safari in East Africa. After the formation of the national parks in 1970, they turned the seasonal marshes and the endless savannah that one sees today into, once again, profitable hunting grounds. If you visit the park during the dry season, you will witness an unforgettable natural wonder. As you can observe wonderful creatures such as lions, giraffes, buffaloes, wildebeests, and zebras as well as various types of antelopes and gazelles and with a little luck, you can also spot a python! This area is during the dry season also a haven for bird watchers with over 550 different species including the Masai Ostrich -the world’s largest bird. Around lunchtime, you will stop at a suitable picnic place before the afternoon is dedicated to more wildlife watching. Before sunset, you will be taken to Tarangire Sopa Lodge or similar lodge for overnight. Dinner, breakfast, lunch.
Day 6, 7 & 8 Serengeti National Park
Departure from Tarangire National park via Karatu passing Ngorongoro highland immersed to world endless plain park. The park dedicated to game viewing in the Serengeti National Park. You will either go on a full day game drive. Or join early morning and afternoon drives in the Seronera area. Between December and May, the huge herds of wildebeests and zebras will be seen. The calves and foals being born between January and March. The Seronera area is also the best place to spot the shy and nocturnal leopard. You will spend the night at Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge. or other similar lodge Dinner, breakfast, lunch.
Day 9: Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Crater
The morning is set aside for another game drive in the Serengeti and you might spot some creatures that you haven’t seen yet. Animals tend to be more active in the morning before the temperatures soar around midday. After lunch, you will leave the plains of the Serengeti and travel to the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge directly on the Ngorongoro Crater’s edge with a view over the collapsed volcano. It is a perfect spot to enjoy a sundowner at sunset. Dinner, breakfast, lunch.
Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater-Lake Manyara
Rise and shine! It is up at daybreak to take on the steep path leading down into the 600 m deep crater. The wildlife in the crater is just breath-taking and with a little luck, you might see the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. You should also see warthogs, wildebeests, zebras, hippos, and some of the more than 500 bird species of the area. After an entire morning of game viewing and a picnic lunch in the crater, you will travel to Lake Manyara escarpment where you will overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge. Dinner, breakfast, Lunch.
Day 11: Lake Manyara national park to Arusha town
After a lovely breakfast, we leave for Lake Manyara National park for your Safari in East Africa. A full day game with picnic lunch boxes. This Park with its shallow alkaline lake stretches along the base of the Rift Valley Escarpment. Lake Manyara attracts thousands of birds, including huge flocks of flamingos. Other animals in the park include buffaloes, elephants, hippos. Also a Masai giraffe as well as troops of boisterous baboons and monkeys in the forests. After a game drive in the park, you will ascend to the Ngorongoro highlands, where you will overnight on a campsite situated on the crater’s edge with magnificent views of the caldera below. Late afternoon drive to Arusha for overnight at the Mount Grand Melia Arusha Dinner, breakfast.
Day 12: Arusha to Kilimanjaro airport for your flight back home
After a leisurely breakfast, you will be taken to the Arusha city tour walk. Then after lunch, you will be transferred to Kia Lodge where the day-use room will be provided for refreshing before boarding your home outbound flight.
Include for 13 Days East Africa Safari
- The government imposed an increase in park fees and/or taxes
- Park fees (for non-residents)
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Drinking water (on all days)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- Accommodation on the day before the tour departs
- Roundtrip airport transfer/Airport pick up and drop off
- A professional driver/guide
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All Taxes/VAT Accommodation on the last day
Excluded for 13 Days East Africa Safari
- International flights (from/to home)
- Tips (tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
- Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
- Local flights
What to bring for 13 Days East Africa Safari
- A warm sweater as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.
- Comfortable shoes
- Toilet paper
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