Arusha - Tanzania
8 Days Calving Season Safari, our safari program will take you to all northern circuits of Tanzania National Parks, this is a wildebeest tracking private Serengeti tour which will allow guests to witness the Big 5 wild animals, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater.
Day One: Arrival to Arusha
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport Leken Adventure driver guide will be at the Airport waiting to pick up and transfer you to the hotel in Arusha for overnight.
Day Two: Arusha pass Lake Manyara to Ngorongoro
Leave Arusha at 08:00 hrs. and proceed to Lake Manyara national park for full day game drives with packed lunches – proceed to Ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Serena lodge, Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible birdlife, and breathtaking views. Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that makes for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.
Day Three: Ngorongoro Crater
Early breakfast then descend into to Ngorongoro Crater for a full day crater tour with packed lunches ascend for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. A visit to the crater is a main draw card for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km’s across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking , The crater houses 30,000 animals and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons.
Day Four: Serengeti to Ngorongoro
After breakfast drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area via Olduvai Gorge archaeological site. At Olduvai palaeo-anthropological diggings and discoveries have taken place over many years, by, among others, the famous husband-and-wife team of Louis and Mary Leakey. After leaving Olduvai we will soon be passing through multitudes of wildebeest en route to the renowned Ndutu Area, ideally situated under classic umbrella-thorn acacias in the heart of the southern Serengeti where we spend the afternoon viewing herds of wildebeest/Zebras and predators, Dinner and overnight stay at Ndutu safari lodge or Luxury Tented camp.
Days Five to Seven: Ndutu plains.
The next three days will be spent exploring the grassy plains and woodlands in the area, tracking the massed herds of wildebeest and zebra, witnessing the birth of new calves and trailing predators such as lion, cheetah and hyena on the hunt. The area also teems with other wildlife, including elephants, eland, various gazelle species, Kirk’s dik-dik, giraffe and the elusive leopard, Ndutu safari lodge or Luxury Tented camp.
Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park 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. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.
Day Eight: Departure Day.
Breakfast then drive to Arusha to arrive by 1300 hrs. Drop off to the airport to board your home bound flight.
This Tour Safari Includes:
Guarantee price/guarantee safari on confirmation.
Full board accommodations while on safari in a twin or double.
1-night hotel accommodations in Arusha on Bed and breakfast basis.
Service of a professional driver/ guide.
Transport based on an FWD Safari vehicle with a pop-up roof for game viewing.
Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver /park entry fees.
Extensive game drives as per the Itinerary.
This Tour Safari Excludes:
Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
Tips to porters and drivers.
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