Itinerary for Jungle Safari in Tanzania
Day 0: Pickup from the airport and transfer to L’oasis hotel.
DAY 1: ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK
If you like bird watching, you will love Arusha National Park. There are many forest species and they are easier to see here than in any other park. One of the most interesting things about these park are the gorgeous landscapes. Though small, one can see three distinct landscapes at one given time. In the west, the second highest peak of Tanzania, Mount Meru, to the south-east, the grassland of Ngurdoto Crater, and to the north-east, the shallow Momella alkaline Lakes. Overnight at Heaven Nature.
DAY 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After break fast depart for Tarangire NP. Full day game drive in Tarangire National Park. Tarangire has a diverse landscape, with nine vegetation zones. Ancient Baobab trees (the largest trees in Africa) dot the landscape dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. The Tarangire River, that meanders through the park attracts an abundance of wildlife, from elephants, lions, leopards, buffalos, zebras, giraffes, antelopes to a variety of colorful birds. With a stop for a picnic lunch, continue game viewing and when you are ready, transfer to Ngorongoro, the 8th natural wonder of the world. With walls 2,000 ft high and a crater floor that spreads for 102 sq. miles, the crater is a virtual Noah’s Ark, inhabited by almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa including the rare black rhino. In fact, the crater has the greatest concentration of wild life in the planet. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake that, from the top, looks like steam, full of flamingoes, a forest and open plains. The large bull elephants that reside here have extremely large tusk, due to the rich mineral content of the volcanic soil and its grasses. They are the most incredible elephants you’ll ever see in your life. Overnight at Rhino Lodge.
DAY 3: Ngorongoro Crater drive (the real safari begins!)
Very early in the morning, descend to the Crater floor for gamedrive for a day of game drive
in one of the most incredible places on Earth. After lunch at hippo pool picnic site, ascend
to the rim and transfer to Serengeti National Park, home of the Great Migration. Your drive today is spectacular as you drive up the crater highlands, stopping at the rim for a birds-eye view of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater. Continuing on, as you crest the hillside, spread out before you, as far as the eyes can see, is the vast Serengeti. Serengeti mean “endless plains” in Kiswahili and this 6,900 sq. mile (18,000 sq. km) park is inhabited by more than 2 million large animals including more than a million wildebeest, hundreds of thousands of plains zebras, and Thomson’s gazelles. Large predators including lions, cheetahs, and hyenas are drawn to the area by this abundance of prey which migrate throughout the park. Many smaller animals like rock hyrax, bat eared foxes, mongoose, honey badger, jackals, monkeys, baboons and African hares also inhabit the area along with nearly 500 species of birds. Overnight at Kati Kati Luxury Campsite.
DAY 4: Serengeti National Park safari drive
After breakfast full day in Serengeti National Park(morning and afternoon safari). Overnight at Kati Kati Luxurious tented campsite.
DAY 5: Serengeti National Park safari and transfer to Ndutu
Early morning safari (before breakfast) to have the fantastic experience of seeing the sunrise in the Serengeti. It will also be a great time to spot some animals when they are more active. Transfer to Ndutu. Ndutu is one of the most unique places on Earth. In February, the huge herds of wildebeests give birth in the Ndutu plains. It also provides chances to see the animals from very close because we are allowed to drive offroad in Ndutu. Overnight at Serengeti Savannah.
DAY 6: Ndutu National Park safari
After breakfast full day in Ndutu. Overnight at Serengeti Savannah.
DAY 7: Ndutu National Park safari
Morning game drive in Ndutu and afternoon transfer to Heaven Nature, for overnight.
DAY 8: Long drive back to Arusha
Depart after breakfast and drive across the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Although only 205 sq. miles in size this enchanting park is noted for its beauty and incredibly lush acacia forest of giant fig and mahogany trees, which are home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. The park is also home to a large numbers of buffalos, giraffes, elephants, impalas and a Hippo Pool/lake, where large numbers of hippos usually gather. Well known for its birds (over 400 different species), Lake Manyara is one of the few places where you’ll be able to see the Ground Hornbill and the Crested Eagle. Return to Arusha. Overnight at Loasis Hotel.
Day 9: Transfer to airport to catch the mid-morning flight
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