A Walk on The Wild Side

12 days

Day 1 Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Simba Farm


Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will meet with your driver guide and transfer to Simba Farm located in the foothills of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Enjoy a freshly prepared farm dinner followed by relaxation and overnight.


Day 2 Mount Kilimanjaro - Shira Plateau

Meet with your mountain guide in the morning and transfer to the Kilimanjaro Park gate where you leave the vehicle behind and head out on an easy paced hike of the Shira Plateau. Weather permitting you enjoy the stunning view of the snow capped peak. The walk will take a few hours and you will have a picnic lunch with you. Late afternoon you return to Simba Farm and head out for sundowner drinks with a view of the farm and the surrounding area.


Day 3 Lake Manyara National Park


Morning departure to Lake Manyara National Park known for its tree climbing lions. Enjoy game drives of this diverse national park and you will have a picnic lunch in the bush followed by afternoon game drives. Late afternoon you make your way to the camp located inside the park. Freshen up and enjoy an early dinner before heading out on a night game drive in the hope to see some of the cats.


Day 4 Lake Manyara National Park - walking safari


This morning you will be enjoying Lake Manyara National Park on foot as you embark on a walking safari accompanied by a professional walking guide. Learn about the little creatures you come across as well as the trees and plants in the park. Return to the camp for hot lunch and in the afternoon you can either relax at the camp grounds or head out for afternoon game drives.


Day 5 Emapkaai Crater walk


After breakfast you will slowly leave the park and transfer to the Ngorongoro Crater. Climb up to the crater rim and to the NCAA headquarters where you collect a park ranger who will accompany you on your hike of the Empakaai crater. Picnic lunch on the way and late afternoon you return to the Karatu Highlands.


Day 6 Ngorongoro Crater


Departure after breakfast for a full day of game drives of the famous Ngorongoro Crater. Short stop at the viewpoint before descending onto the crater floor for game drives. There’s a vast number of large mammals residing in the park including the Black Rhino and large lion families. You enjoy a picnic lunch followed by game drives till late afternoon when you climb out of the crater and return to your accommodation.


Day 7 Serengeti National Park


Today is a long driving day as you head through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Serengeti plains. Afternoon game drives en route to your choice of accommodation where you enjoy sundowner drinks at the fireplace followed by dinner and overnight.


Day 8 Serengeti National Park - walking safari


Together with your professional walking guide you explore the Serengeti plain on foot today with a picnic lunch enjoyed in the bush. Being on foot gives you the opportunity to see many small creatures as well as tracks which are difficult to spot from the safari vehicle. You return to the camp by mid afternoon and enjoy sundowner drinks at the fireplace followed by dinner and overnight.


Day 9 Serengeti National Park - walking safari


Today you have the choice to either head out for another full or half day walking safari or board the safari vehicle and enjoy game drives of central Serengeti.


Day 10 Isoitok Camp - viewpoint hike


Morning game drives en route, leave the Serengeti plains behind and transfer via the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to Isoitok Camp Manyara located in the middle of a maasai community. Stretch your legs as you hike up to the viewpoint located behind the camp where you enjoy sundowner drinks with view across Lake Manyara and the Rift Valley.


Day 11 Maasai Experience


Wake up call as the sun rises and after a hot cup of coffee or tea you meet with your local maasai guide who will introduce you to the village, the maasai people and his culture. During the maasai medicine walk you learn about the different root and plant extract still being used by the maasai on a daily basis and you will visit a traditional boma. It’s a short drive to Mto wa Mbu where you will visit the local market and enjoy a traditional Swahili lunch spread before returning to the camp for traditional song and dance of our maasai neighbours.


Day 12 to Arusha or Zanzibar


Leisurely breakfast at the camp and then slowly transfer back to Arusha. Your driver guide will either drop you at Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home or at Arusha Airport for your next safari or beach destination.

Summary and driving distances

Day 1. Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Simba Farm (approximately 1 hour)

Day 2. Kilimanjaro Shira Plateau walk – sundowners

Day 3. Manyara National Park (approximately 4 hours)

Day 4. Manyara National Park

Day 5. Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Empakaai Crater (approximately 2 hours)

Day 6. Ngorongoro Crater

Day 7. Serengeti National Park (approximately 4 hours)

Day 8. Full day walking – Serengeti National Park

Day 9. Half day walking – game drives – Serengeti National Park

Day 10. Esilalei Maasai Community (approximately 5 hours)

Day 11. Boma visit and medicine walk – local lunch in Mto wa Mbu

Day 12. Kilimanjaro Airport (approximately 3 hours)

Silver Accommodations:

  • Simba Farm

  • Wayo Manyara Green Camp

  • Bougainvillea Lodge

  • Wayo Serengeti Classic Camp

  • Isoitok Camp Manyara

Gold Accommodations:

  • Simba Farm

  • Wayo Manyara Green Camp

  • Plantation Lodge

  • Wayo Serengeti Classic Camp

  • Isoitok Camp Manyara

Tanzanite Accommodations:

  • Simba Farm

  • Wayo Manyara Green Camp

  • Gibb's Farm

  • Wayo Serengeti Classic Camp

  • Kilimamoja Lodge

Inclusive:

  • Park fees, Conservation and Community Development fees

  • Lodge and tented camp accommodation as stipulated

  • All meals

  • Complimentary mineral water, coffee and tea in the safari vehicle •

  • 4x4 game viewing vehicles plus driver guide (window seat guaranteed)

  • Unlimited game drives

  • Emergency Evacuation Cover

  • All transfers and activities as mentioned above

Exclusive:

  • Tips suggested:

  • Driver guide $10+ per person sharing the vehicle per day

  • Accommodation tip boxes •

  • Drinks mineral water, coffee and tea in the safari •

  • Visa and airport departure tax

  • International flights

  • COVID testing costs and additional transport if required

  • Items of personal nature and not mentioned in the above itinerary