Day 1 Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha
Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport where you will meet with your driver guide and transfer to Arusha. Check in at your choice of accommodation and enjoy a delicious dinner followed by overnight.
Day 2 Lake Manyara National Park
After a leisurely breakfast you will be collected again by your driver guide and head through a changing landscape toward Lake Manyara National Park, known for it’s tree climbing lions. Enjoy your picnic lunch one a prime spot in the park and continue with afternoon game drives. Apart from lots of mammals Lake Manyara National Park is also a bird lovers paradise. Late afternoon you will make your way out of the park and transfer to your choice of accommodation.
Day 3 Maasai Experience
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. Enjoy a hot bush lunch with stunning views and then transfer to the Karatu Highlands for relaxation and overnight.
Day 4 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 5 Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Ndutu
Today you will travel through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area to the Ndutu Area where the annual wildebeest migration is expected to be at this time of the year. Game drives en route to your choice of accommodation.
Day 6 & 7 Ngorongoro Conservation Area - Ndutu
You have two full days to explore the Ndutu Area and see the many baby wildebeest during the calving season. You will use your accommodation as a temporary base to head out from and you have the choice to return for hot lunch or stay out in the bush for the day and enjoy picnic lunches.
Day 8 Serengeti National Park - Seronera Area
After breakfast you will transfer into the Serengeti and onto the Seronera Area and visit the Rock Kopjes where you have good chances of seeing some of the cat families or the little hyraxes hanging out on these rocks. Make your way to your choice of accommodation where you enjoy sundowner drinks at the fireplace followed by dinner and overnight.
Day 9 to Arusha or Zanzibar
Morning game drives en route to the Kogatende Airstrip where you connect with your domestic flight to Arusha or Zanzibar.
Summary and driving distances
Day 1. Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha (approximately 1 hour)
Day 2. Lake Manyara National Park (approximately 2 hours)
Day 3. Maasai culture - local lunch – Karatu Highlands (approximately 1 hour)
Day 4. Ngorongoro Crater (approximately 1 hour)
Day 5. Ndutu area calving season (approximately 4 hours)
Day 6. Ndutu area calving season
Day 7. Ndutu area calving season
Day 8. Serengeti National Park – Seronera (approximately 2 hours)
Day 9. Flight from Seronera to Arusha or Zanzibar
Ilboru Safari Lodge
Isoitok Camp Manyara
Ndutu Safari Lodge
Kenzan Tented Camp
Ngaresero Mountain Lodge
Isoitok Camp Manyara
Nasikia Mobile Migration Camp
Arusha Coffee Lodge
Lemala Ndutu Mobile Camp