Day 1: Arrive Arusha

You will be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to your lodge located just a short drive from Arusha town center in the midst of a working coffee farm.

Arusha Coffee Lodge

Overnight at Arusha Coffee Lodge.

Day 2: Great Rift Valley & Lake Manyara

Spend the morning and depart Arusha after lunch with your guide and group. You pass through the Maasai Steppe, filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations then turn northwest at the town of Makayuni and continue up through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara.

Lake Manyara Serena Lodge

Overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. All meals included.

Day 3: Lake Manyara & Serengeti National Parks

This morning descend back into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park to look for wildlife along the shores of the lake and in the beautiful forest on the lake’s edge. We may see the Manyara lions, well known for their tree climbing habits where they lazily rest up in the branches. Elephant, hippo, giraffe, buffalo and other animals are found here as well as nimble blue monkeys and large family troops of baboons. The bird life is prolific with flamingoes, pelicans, hornbills and plenty of vibrant forest species present. Return to Lake Manyara lodge for lunch before continuing to the Serengeti, passing through villages and herds of cattle on the way. Overnight at the Serengeti Sopa Lodge. All meals.

Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Two nights at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. All meals included.

Day 4: Serengeti National Park.

Spend the full day discovering this amazing park. Serengeti is perhaps the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. These vast, seemingly unending plains are inhabited during the migration by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. The herds attract the attention of predators such as lion, cheetah and hyena. Another interesting feature of Serengeti is the massive granite kopjes, islands of rock standing in a sea of grass. The kopjes provide shelter to a great variety of plants and animals, from the elusive leopard to the tiny dik dik.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park & Ngorongoro Crater

Set through the Serengeti early this morning en route to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a picnic lunch, arriving at your lodge in the late afternoon.

Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Two nights at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. All meals included.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you’ll descend through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the World’s largest intact volcanic caldera, a World Heritage Site and also one of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct areas, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It’s an awesome wildlife experience.

Day 7: Tarangire National Park

Departing Ngorongoro Crater after breakfast, you head south east en route to Lake Manyara, Mto wa Mbu village and Tarangire National Park. Through the highlands and the Karatu district, you view the scenic wheat plains and coffee plantations here before journeying down the spectacular escarpment where you turn south on to the main Arusha – Dodoma road and into the park. From here to the lodge, you’ll enjoy a game drive en route to your lodge. After lunch and perhaps a swim, the remainder of the afternoon will be spent on a game drive.

Tarangire Sopa Lodge

Overnight at Tarangire Sopa Lodge. All meals included

Day 8: Depart

Depart after breakfast and head northeast with a game drive through towards Arusha. The journey will pass back through the scenic Maasai Steppe. After lunch in Arusha, you are transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departing flight.

Rates - 2015
Dates Per Person Double Single Supplement
April-May 25 $2450.00 $108.00
March, November-December 15 $2966.00 $444.00
December 16 2013-February, May 26-October $3318.00 $504.00
Holiday supplement of $40 per person per night applies for travel April 18-21 and Dec 24-Jan 1 inclusive.
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