This 7 days Luxury safari will take you to some of the best game viewing areas in northern Tanzania. Tarangire National Park home to huge herds of Elephants and giant baobab trees, Serengeti National Park home to the big cats and the annual wildebeest migration, Ngorongoro Crater for the big “5” Lion, Leopard, Rhino, Buffalo and Elephant and Lake Manyara National Park a bird watchers paradise and the tree climbing lions.
Day by day
DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT
On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) or Arusha Airport (ARK) which caters for domestic flights, you will be met by Obag safari & Beach representative who will drive you to your accommodation in Arusha. overnight will be at the Mount Meru Hotel Situated at the foothills of Mount Meru in the city of Arusha, the Mount Meru Hotel lies on 15 acres of serene and lush landscape, awaiting for the start of your adventure safaris the following day.
DAY 2: ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After early breakfast, we depart for Tarangire National Park. The Park is named after the Tarangire River which runs through it. This ‘river of warthogs’ is the only source of water for wildlife in the region during the dry season. In places, the vegetation is quite dense, including elephant grass, acacia woodlands. The Park is well known for its elephant families, which can often be seen congregating by the river. You may also see giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest. These animals are closely followed by a range of predators, including lions and leopards. There are more breeding species of birds found in Tarangire National Park than anywhere else on the planet. Tarangire is the best place to see these gentle giants in their natural habitat – from the adorable calves all the way up to the intimidating bulls. After Lunch and an extensive game drive, we head to our accommodation for dinner and overnight at Maramboi Tented Lodge.
DAY 3: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
Breakfast. Morning continue short drive to Lake Manyara National Park for game viewing drives where you first encounter will be spotting large troupes of baboons. Lake Manyara National Park is a protected area in Tanzania’s Arusha and Manyara Regions, situated between Lake Manyara and the Great Rift Valley. Lake Manyara National Park boasts a spectacular array of diverse terrain as well as plant and animal species. Established specifically to protect the elephant herds that have made the area renowned, the park provides an amazing wildlife experience. Elephants are not the only animals that Lake Manyara is famous for. Tree climbing lions are occasionally sited. A visit to the alkaline Lake Manyara is home to flamingos and over 400 species of birds, hippos will also be sighted. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon continue short drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands for dinner and overnight at Kitela Lodge.
DAY 4-5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
Early breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park with game viewing en-route. Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly the best-known wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its natural beauty and scientific value, it has the greatest concentration of plains game in Africa. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. Serengeti is truly home of the legendary Great Wildebeest Migration. The park is rich with wildlife, endless plains, sunrises and sunsets that make the heart go wild. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive to your accommodation for dinner and overnight at Lahia Tented Lodge.
DAY 6: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CRATER
After an early breakfast, drive out of the Serengeti and on to Ngorongoro Crater for game viewing drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa’s most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa. Sometimes described as an ‘eighth wonder of the world’, the Crater has achieved world renown, attracting an ever-increasing number of visitors each year. You are unlikely to escape other vehicles here, but you are guaranteed great wildlife viewing in a genuinely mind-blowing environment. There is nowhere else in Africa quite like Ngorongoro! One of the best places in the country to see the endangered black rhinoceros, lions, herds of wildebeest and zebras and hippos. The park is home to the entirety of the big five and is a particularly good place to see lions and cape buffalo year-round. A packed lunch will be served at a picnic site. Late afternoon drive to your accommodation for dinner and overnight at Kitela Lodge.
DAY 7: KARATU TO THE AIRPORT
After breakfast, you will be picked up by your private safari guide from your lodge and drive back to Arusha for last minute shopping and re-packing and lunch. Transfer to the airport to catch your flight back home or a flight to Zanzibar.