Tanzania is a country that has proudly set aside 30% of it’s lands to National Parks and Reserves. And rightly so, as about 4 million animals of different species call this beautiful land their home. See where we are getting at? With 4 million animals, and the highest standalone mountain in the world – Mount Kilimanjaro and the famous “Edge of the World” crater, Tanzania has something for everyone.
It’s the perfect place to an African Safari initiation. Why? Because, other the 1.2 million Wildebeest living on the park, there are about 3000 Masai lions, about 1000 African Leopards and Tanzanian cheetah and about 5000 African Bush Elephants. You can also spot the elusive and endangered Eastern black rhinoceros here. There is no chance that you will miss the wildlife! Not to mention African Buffalo, Zebra, Thomson’s and Grant’s Gazelle, about 8000 Masai Giraffe, Warthog, Topi, Impala, Hyena, Jackals, African Golden Wolf, Honey Badger, Striped Hyena, Serval, Mongooses, Otters, Baboons, Vervet Monkey, Aardvark, Bat-eared Fox, Ground Pangolin, Crested Porcupine, about 500 bird species, Nile Crocodile, Leopard Tortoise, African Python, black Mamba, black-necked spitting Cobra, puff Adder and many many more animals who’s names might even be new to you!
Serengeti National Park is known for the Great Wildebeest Migration. This grand natural event has the world’s best wildlife photographers flocking to Serengeti. It’s the place where you can confidently let go of your amateur photographer status as this place is a treasure trove for wildlife of all kinds! You are a click away from a mind blowing journey! Let’s go.
Land at the Kilimanjaro International Airport in Arusha. After a meet and greet with our team and your safari driver-guide outside the immigration hall, start your safari briefing.
Start with Lake Manyara National Park.
Flocks of Flamingos and over 400 species of birds inhabit the park, making it a great place for bird watching. If birds are not enough, Leopards, Masai lions, Cheetahs, Elephants, Blue Monkeys, Dik-Dik, Gazelles, Masai giraffe, Impala, Zebras and many more wild animals can keep you company.
There is also a Hippopotamus pond at one end of the park where visitors can get out of their cars and observe from a safe distance. Spot the leopards and lions lounging in the trees while not hunting for prey.
After the long day of game drives, head back to lodge and relax for the day. Tomorrow we leave for Serengeti!
After breakfast leave for the Serengeti National Park. The route is an interesting on with varied views of countryside, plateaus and savanna. Post lunch, leave for a game drive in the park. Serengeti National Park is known for the Great Wildebeest Migration. This grand natural event has the world's best wildlife photographers flocking to Serengeti. Other the 1.2 million Wildebeest living on the park, there are about 3000 Masai lions, about 1000 African Leopards and Tanzanian cheetah and about 5000 African Bush Elephants. You can also spot the elusive and endangered Eastern black rhinoceros here. Other animals you can spot include African Buffalo, Zebra, Thomson's and Grant's Gazelle, about 8000 Masai Giraffe, Warthog, Topi, Common Eland, Waterbuck, Grey Duiker, Impala and many many more species of animals, birds and reptiles!
It's day to in Wildlife paradise, and with different times of game drives, you can see different routines of animals, It's bound to be a fun and amazing day at Serengeti.
It's time to check out the "Edge of the World". Today we reach the edge of the world at Ngorongoro Crater. As we drive through, we come across beautiful countryside inhabited by pastoralists with large herds of cows and goats, volcanic hills and flat topped acacias. It's just idyllic and perfect. After checkin at the hotel, afternoon takes us to the Crater and the volcanic outcrops beyond it. Take a deep breath, it's a sight to behold.
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We at Panache can also organize a Ngorongoro Crater Rim walk that will allow you to see tracks and signs and have the feeling of isolation that comes from trekking in the African Bush.
You will be accompanied by an expert guide and armed ranger for your protection.
To do this Rim Walk, start your Ngorongoro Crater Rim hike you Drive to the starting point about 5 kilometres from Rhino Lodge. The walk follows the Western rim of the Crater past the spectacular Oloirobi viewpoint.
It starts with patches of forest and then opens up to grasslands. And on your right, you will be greeted with spectacular views down into the Crater followed shortly by great views on the left of Olduvai Gorge, the Serengeti and the Gol mountains.
This is an easy walk with no steep climbs, just a few gentle slopes. It lasts about 2 and a half hours and can be enjoyed at any time of day, though early morning or evening is better for heat.
Today, descend into the crater for a full day game drive with packed lunch. Ngorongoro is a deep, volcanic crater, the largest un flooded and unbroken caldera in the world. About 20kms across, 600 meters deep and 300 sq kms in area, the Ngorongoro Crater is a breath taking natural breathtaking wonder.
After breakfast at the lodge start the drive to Arusha. through countryside, rolling hills and sparse wildlife, tribal villages and herds of livestock. Pass via Karatu and Manyara. Once back in Arusha, it's time to fly back home!
- Accommodation in Lodges and hotels as specified
- Bed & breakfast pension in Nairobi, full board on Safari
- Lunch in Arusha on departure day
- Park entrance fees
- Use of a safari 4x4 Land cruiser with open pop-up roof, seating up to a maximum of 7 persons
- The services of an English speaking driver-guide
- Park fees for the driver-guide and vehicle
- Fuel and local accident cover
- All game drives and visits as indicated on the program - 500ml mineral water per person daily
- Our assistance - All local taxes, unless specified other wise
- International and/or domestic flights and airport taxes
- Festive supplements - Porterage, tipping and gratuities to staff and guides
- Drinks, laundry, telephones, festive supplements and all other personal extras
- Any sightseeing not mentioned on the program
- International travel and medical insurance
- Zanzibar infrastructure tax of 1 USD per person daily