ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
DAY LODGE LOCATION MEAL PLAN
Day 1: Tarangire Treetops Lodge (Tarangire) LDBB
Day 2: Tarangire Treetops Lodge (Tarangire) LDBB
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Ngorongoro) LDBB
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Lodge (Ngorongoro) LDBB
Day 5: Four Seasons Safari Lodge (Serengeti) LDBB
Day 6: Four Seasons Safari Lodge (Serengeti) LDBB
Day 7: Four Seasons Safari Lodge (Serengeti) LDBB
Day 8: Depart (Kilimanjaro Airport)
Day 01: Pick up and assist to board into a charter flight to Tarangire (30 minutes) where you will be met upon arrival and transferred within the park, to the lodge for lunch. You might even get a chance to see wildlife en-route although this is not a game drive. In Cessna C208 (13 Seater) the Afternoon, go on a game drive in search of the myriad animals. Dinner and overnight at Tarangire Treetops
Tarangire National Park lies 120 km south of Arusha. The Tarangire River, after which the park is named, provides the only permanent water for wildlife in the area The most common animals found in the park include zebras, wildebeest, lions, leopards, waterbucks, giraffe, elephants, gazelles, impala, gerenuk, lesser kudu and the beautiful fringe-eared oryx.
Day 02: Have breakfast in the Lodge and thereafter, meet your guide at the front desk and head out for your morning game drive. Come back to the Lodge for your lunch. After lunch, have a siesta or just relax. Later on in the afternoon, again meet your driver and go on the afternoon game drive. Meals and overnight at Tarangire Treetops
Tarangire Treetops is located outside the Park in a private conservation area, 21 km from the Boundary Hill gate. It is about 2 hours drive from Arusha town. The boutique style lodge consists of 20 entirely open fronted luxury tree houses perched high up in Baobab & Marula trees, all with en-suite bathroom, 24 hours power & hot water, hair dryer, a large private deck, safe deposit box, coffee or tea making facilities
After breakfast, depart for Ngorongoro Conversation Area
which is located on the southern rim of the Ngorongoro
Crater. Arrive in time for lunch and thereafter check-in. The afternoon is spent at leisure Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Crater
Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, has a stunning view of the crater. It is 190 km from Arusha town and consists of three adjacent camps with 30 Maasai-inspired suites perched on stilts on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater - North and South Camp each with 12 suites and Tree Camp with six suites, set in classic crescents with spectacular views of the crater from large glass windows in the bathroom, lounge and bedroom, yet almost invisible from the crater floor.
Day 04:NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA After breakfast, grab your picnic lunch boxes and drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a full day crater tour. The Ngorongoro Crater, which is the central attraction in the area, is the largest Caldera in the world that has its walls intact. The Ngorongoro Crater floor, a sheer drop of 610 metres below the crater rim, has an area of 304 sq. km, with a diameter of 19 km. The sight of the Ngorongoro Crater is simply stunning. It is impossible to give a fair description of the size and beauty of the Crater, for there is nothing with which one can compare it. It is one of the Wonders of the World once wrote Professor Bernhard Grzimek. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Covering approximately 8,292 square km, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area consists of the Ngorongoro Crater itself, the Olduvai Gorge and Ndutu, the Empakai crater and the Oldonyo Lengai Mountain. The crater floor is home to tens of thousands of plains animals, including wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, elands, and a large predator population of lions, hyena and jackal which can all be viewed at close quarters. The rare black rhino can be viewed here, and if you are lucky you can see cheetah and leopard.
Day 05: After breakfast, drive to Manyara for your 1100 hours charter flight to Lobo in Serengeti National Park. On arrival, you will be picked and go on a game. Later arrive for lunch and check-in at your Lodge Arrive at Serengeti Four Seasons Safari Lodge which is located in Northern Serengeti, hidden among Kopjes or rocky
outcrops in a prime game viewing area, 20km from Lobo airstrip.
Cessna C208 (13 Seater)
Dinner and overnight at Four Seasons Safari Lodge
The Olduvai Gorge, popularly referred to as The Cradle of Humankind, is the site where in 1959 Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the skull of Zinjanthropus or Nutcracker Man believed to have lived 1.75 million years ago. Later reclassified as Australopithecus boisei, this creature had a massive skull though small brained (500 cc) with huge teeth. Several months later Dr. Leakey found another fossil hominid in the same layer of excavation, called Homo habilis or handy man, smaller than the Nutcracker Man but with a larger brain (600 cc) and capable of making simple stone tools.
Day 06 & 7: Have breakfast in the Lodge and thereafter, meet your guide at the front desk and head out for your morning game drive. Come back to the Lodge for your lunch. After lunch, have a siesta or just relax. Later on in the afternoon, again meet your driver and go on the afternoon game drive. Meals and overnight at Dinner and overnight at Four Seasons Safari Lodge The name 'Serengeti' comes from the Maasai language and appropriately means an 'extended place'. The National Park is as big as Northern Ireland, but its ecosystem, which includes the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the Maswa Game Reserve and the Maasai Mara Game reserve (in Kenya), is roughly the size of Kuwait.
Day 08: Transfer to Lobo Airstrip for chartered flight to Kilimanjaro (one hour) on arrival in Kilimanjaro, you will be met and assisted to connect on a departure flight.
END OF SERVICES.
INCLUSIVE Ground Transportation with a 6 seater safari prepared vehicle
Services of a professional English speaking driver guide Accommodation and meals at the lodge only as per the above
itinerary Park entry fees. Bottled water
Porters (tipping direct) Charter flight from Kilimanjaro Airport to Tarangire
Airstrip Charter from Manyara to Lobo Charter flight from Lobo to Kilimanjaro
EXCLUSIVE Visa fees, laundry services, inoculations drinks, tipping
All expenses of personal nature Gratuities, medical, personal and travel insurance
Domestic and international Flights Transfers and accommodation in Arusha
Airport departure taxes Optional excursions and activities
Flying doctor and medical evacuation. All Supplement