Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport – Arusha
Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport. Issue your visa (50 US per person, 100 US for US citizens), get your luggage and go through customs. Our driver will wait for you there and bring you to Arusha. The transfer takes about 45,to 1 hour. Rest of the day for leisure. Dinner and overnight at Ilboru safaris. Hotel.
Day 2: Arusha National Park – Walking or Canoeing and Game Drive
Your driver will pick you up in the morning from the hotel and take you to Arusha National Park. Once there, you will begin with a hike together with a ranger at the foothills of Mount Meru and spend the rest of the day with game drive. OR: You can do a morning game drive and a canoe trip on one of the Momella lakes in the afternoon. A guide will take you safely between the hippos and birds throughout. After that return to Arusha for dinner and overnight at Ilboru Safari Lodge.
Arusha National Park Information:
The Arusha National Park is located north of Arusha between Mount Meru and Mount Kilimanjaro. The park consists mainly of the 4562 meter high Mount Meru, an extinct volcano, with the little Mount Meru (3801 m) and the Ash cone (cinder cones), also Momela lakes, the Ngurdoto Crater and the little Serengeti. The park was established in 1960 as NgurdotoCrater National Park, Mount Meru became part of the park in 1967.
Day 3: Arusha – Tarangire National Park
In the morning, your driver will pick you from the lodge and you proceed to Tarangire National Park. To the gate it will take you around 2 hours. You can watch the animals along the Tarangire River in their natural environment. After that proceed to Karatu. Dinner and overnight at Octagon Lodge. .
Tarangire National Park Information:
Tarangire National Park is one of 11 national parks in Tanzania. It is located south-west of Arusha in the Lake Manyara region. The Tarangire River flows through the park even in the dry season and is the only water source for the wildlife. Therefore, the wildlife in the park is very rich during dry season. The landscape consists of savannah and the river. The park is 2600 square km and is located on 900m altitude.
Furthermore the park is well known for its uncountable baobab trees, the large number of elephants and various species of birds.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
Today you will do an unforgettable Ngorongoro Crater Tour. At the beginning you will descend into the crater – 600 m from the rim to the floor. When you reach the bottom, start your game drive and discover this breathtaking landscape. Wildebeests, zebras and lions will cross your way. Enjoy your picnic lunch next to the hippo pool After the game drives ascend the steep crater wall with the safari car and return to Karatu. Dinner and overnight at Octagon Lodge.
Ngorongoro Crater Information:
The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is located between the Serengeti and Lake Manyara. Within the protected area is the Ngorongoro Crater, which is the largest caldera in the world. The crater is 600, deep and 260 square km in size and offers the diversity of East African scenery and wildlife in a confined space.
Day 5: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast leave from Karatu to Lake Manyara National Park. Enjoy a full day game drive. After that proceed back to Arusha.
Lake Manyara National Park Information:
Stretching for 50km along the base of the rusty-gold 600-metre high Rift Valley escarpment, Lake Manyara is a scenic gem, with a setting extolled by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I had seen in Africa”. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.
Contrasting with the intimacy of the forest is the grassy floodplain and its expansive views eastward, across the alkaline lake, to the jagged blue volcanic peaks that rise from the endless Maasai Steppes. Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes – some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance. Manyara provides the perfect introduction to Tanzania’s birdlife. More than 400 species have been recorded, and even a first-time visitor to Africa might reasonably expect to observe 100 of these in one day. Highlights include thousands of pink-hued flamingos on their perpetual migration, as well as other large waterbirds such as pelicans, cormorants and storks.
Day 6: Departure
Transfer to the airport or bus station. We would be happy to offer you a following tour on Mount Kilimanjaro or a following trip to Zanzibar. Please don’t hesitate to ask us!
Tour Price Includes, Excellent model of vehicle equipped for game viewing, Full board accommodation at the properties listed in your itinerary, Meal plan as described in your itinerary, Accommodation in double/twin/triple room, Park Fees, Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide, Game drives as detailed in your itinerary, Crater tour, Start and end of tour in Arusha.
Tour price excludes: Tips, Laundry, Airport transfers, US$80 per vehicle one way, Beverages/Drinks, International flights, Visa to Tanzania.
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