i have yet another revised itinerary, but i wanted to let you know a couple of things that are driving Lucia's suggestions. First, my husband has a bum knee so long drives over really bumpy roads or long walks wouldn't be good. Second, this is "my" dream - he is happily going along, but i don't want him asleep in the front seat (remember he'd rather be golfing :) ). so long rides aren't good for a second reason.
And third, Ngo is last because for some darned reason i want to stay at Lemala Ngo and they don't open until June. Safari Infinity is assuming the cost for floating into June.
But i do have one specific question as you take another look at my plan. On Day 8 we go from Ndutu to Western Serengeti. Shouldn't we be going to Cent'l and then follow it with West?
i think we've made changes to reflect past comments you were kind enough to give. If I've missed one, please let me know.
Day 1 May 21 Land in Arusha: Visit to local coffee farm, and Maasai Market. i will deliver school supplies to a school that Onsea supports. O/n Onsea House
Day 2 May 22 ANP: canoe ride & ranger guided walk. Visit to orphanage supported by Safari Infinity, delivery of clothes & things (this visit could come on Day 14, depending on time).
day 3 May 23 Arusha to Tarangire: safari driving to Tarangire, afternoon game drive and night game drive. O/N Tarangire Safari Lodge
Day 4 May 24 Tarangire Morning & Afternoon game drive. O/N TSL
Day 5 May 25 Tarangire to Karatu Visit to local school or Mto Wa Mbu on way to Gibb's Farm. O/N Gibbs Farm
Day 6 May 26 Morning tour of Gibb's Farm, morning village walk to visit local farms and markets. Karatu to Nduto O/N Lake Masek Tented Camp
Day 7 May 27 Ndutu O/N Lake Masek
Day 8 May 28 Ndutu to Western Serengeti O/N Mbalageti Safari Lodge (tented chalet)
day 9 May 29 Western O/N MSL
day 10 May 30 west to central O/n Lemala Ewanjan
Day 11 May 31 Central O/N Lemala Ewanjan
Day 12 June 1 central to Ngo Guided walk around Crater O/N (gulp) Lemala Ngo
Day 13 June 2 O/N Lemala Ngo
Day 14 June 3 Back to Arusha, stopping on the way for curio shops and Maasai village O/n Onsea House
Day 15 June 4 Home
Day 10 Western to Central