Day 1: Pick Up from Kilimanjaro airport and drive to Tarangire National Park
Stop At: Babati, tanzania, Tarangire National Park 3134 Tanzania
Today your driver will pick you in the morning from Kilimanjaro airport or from your nearby hotel, and drive you via the city of Arusha and then proceed to Tarangire National Park for an excellent full day game viewing in this park which has one of the largest elephant population in Tanzania. Tarangire is a small park which offers excellent view with its uniqueness of large herd elephants. The elephants in Tarangire are also famous for their relatively large size. Tarangire is wildly active especially in the dry season as varieties of wildlife and birdlife congregate on the Tarangire River, which is a key source of water in the park
Duration: 22 hours
Accommodation included: Dinner and overnight at Sangaiwe tented lodge. This is a luxurious tented lodge, with delicious fresh foods.
Day 2: Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park
Stop At: Lake Manyara National Park Tanzania
After breakfast, take your picnic lunch, and to drive Lake Manyara National Park through the southern route from which you get the largest exposure of the park. You will have a full day game drive in this UNESCO's Man and Biosphere Reserve. Lake Manyara National Park, is one of Tanzania’s smaller parks but still offers a rewarding and diverse safari experience. The alkaline lake in the park is rich in birdlife especially flamingo, and while you are looking for the birds, you might as well spot one of the elusive tree-climbing lions. There are a surprising number of other large mammals and the striking cliffs on the Rift escarpment form a dramatic backdrop. You will also have a chance to visit and feel the volcanic hot spring water in the park. In the late afternoon you will proceed to Ngongoro-Karatu via the top of a breathtaking Lake Manyara rift valley escarpment
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Olea African lodge, a very beautiful lodge, offering an outstanding view of the Ngorongoro forests
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
Stop At: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro, Ngorongoro Conservation Area Tanzania
After breakfast you will drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunch. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife. After stopping at the entrance gate, where there is a chance to learn more about this fascinating volcanic landscape, you will drive around the rim of the Crater itself, and from here you can look down and see the herd of wildebeest or buffalos. Finally you will descend into the crater which is the largest intact caldera in the world with abundant diversity of large mammals. The crater walls provide a natural sanctuary for the animals, which means there is plenty to see: lions, elephants, buffalo, rhino and leopard (if you are lucky). The only animal you won’t see in here is a giraffe, whose long legs are unable to cope with the steeps sides of the crater. After a full day crater tour you will go back to your lodge in Ngorongoro-Karatu for dinner and overnight.
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Olea African lodge, a very beautiful lodge, offering an outstanding view of the Ngorongoro forests,and farms
Day 4: Tour in Mto wa Mbu and drive back to your lodge/airport
Stop At: Arusha Village Experience, Arusha Tanzania
After breakfast drive to Mto wa Mbu Village with picnic lunch (you may opt for hot local foods) and see their way of living in this small area that gathers about 120 ethnic groups from the entire country. Your driver will take you to visit Maasai boma where you will have an opportunity to interact with the Maasai people, one of the few ethnic groups that still preserve their culture. After your tour in Mto wa Mbu area, your driver will take you back to either your lodge in Arusha or Kilimanjaro airport, where dinner and overnight, or flight will be on your own arrangement.
Duration: 5 hours
No accommodation included on this day.