The game parks in the Northern Tanzania circuit offer excellent game viewing; Ngorongoro Crater is said to have the world’s densest population of lion whilst in nearby Lake Manyara lions have developed a liking for residing in the branches of trees, where they can both sleep and watch for prey. The Serengeti is notable for its large migratory herds of wildebeest and zebras with strings of predators in trail. The world-renowned Olduvai Gorge offers insights into the origins of man and Tarangire has one of the highest concentrations of wildlife of any of the country’s parks. This safari ends at the small Arusha National Park which is one of the most beautiful Parks that Tanzania has to offer.
Day 1: Transfer to Arusha
As you arrive at the Kilimanjaro International Airport you are welcomed by our representative who will usher you into a waiting vehicle and transfer you to the booked around Arusha. Our representative will have a short safari briefing session with you at the lodge and leave you to relax and have dinner.
Day 2: Safari to Lake Manyara National Park
On the second day of your tour you have breakfast in the morning and leave for Arusha town where you will do some shopping if you wish and also have a chance to change some money to get local currencies which may be useful at the lodges/tented camps especially for tipping and paying extras. You will then drive to through the Masai steppe, and into the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park. Here you will register at the park gate and go for a short game drive before driving to the lodge/tented camp for hot lunch. You will then relax until later in the afternoon when you go to the park again for a sunset game drive. This beautiful national park is popular for tits evergreen forests that harbor among other animals; elephants, giraffes, zebras, impalas, gazelles and many others. More legendary here are the tree climbing lions and if you are lucky you will spot them as well. At the lake you will have an eye feast of aquatic birds like flamingos, pelicans , little grebes, Egyptian geese etc.
Day 3: Olduvai Gorge and Serengeti
This morning we wake up rather early and after breakfast we take off for the world famous Serengeti National Park which is also the oldest and biggest of all parks in Tanzania. We will have a briefs stop at Olduvai Gorge where Dr Louise and his wife Mary Leakey made tremendous discoveries of human fossils; the Australopithecus Boisei. This discovery led to the theory by scientists that Africa is the cradle of mankind. We enter Serengeti via Naabi Hill gate and on reaching Serengeti we go on with game drives with a picnic lunch served on the way. Serengeti plains are home to an array of large and small animals alike as well as large numbers of birds species. Among the animals present includes , zebras, elephants , baboons, impalas, topis, buffaloes and recently introduced black rhinos. Later in the afternoon you will reach the lodge where you will relax for the evening.
Day 4: Safari in Serengeti National Park
On this day you may decide to do an early morning game drive at day break or relax until after breakfast. After all you are on holiday. Either way you may decide after breakfast you may go for game drives in the Serengeti plains and depending on the time of the year you may go watching the Great Migration of the wildebeests. You may choose to carry a lunch box with you or do a morning session of game drives then relax at your lodge/tented camp for the afternoon. A sunset game drive is a nice way to wind up this day, or go for a walking safari if residing outside the park.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Tour
We are going to the world largest caldera that harbors the greatest concentration of animals in a confinement of its 600 meter deep walls so we get up early this morning. After breakfast we drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and it is on our way back. We re-enter the conservation Area via Naabi Hill Gate and after some registration formalities at the Descent point we go down the breathtaking road to the floor of this world renown ‘world heritage site’ that was declared by the UN. Once at the Crater we will do a wonderful game drive with packed lunch served at the hippo pool side picnic site. This is the only place that you are almost certain of spotting the Big Five in one place on one day. Other animals include hyenas, silver backed jackals, elands, hartebeests, wildebeests, gazelles, impalas as well as rare ungulates like the long necked ; gerenuks. Later in the afternoon we ascend up the Crater walls because no lodges/tented camps are allowed in the Crater.
Day 6: Safari from Arusha to Zanzibar
After breakfast at the lodge in leisure it is time to visit a Masai Village Lodge if you wish then start on our way to Arusha where you will take your flight to the island of Zanzibar. On your arrival you will be met by our representative who will welcome you to the island and transfer you to the beach Hotel.
Day 7-11: Safari in Zanzibar
You will spend these days at the beach choosing between the numerous water sports on offer at the resort and relaxing. Dinner and overnight at the Beach Hotel on the northern beaches of Zanzibar.
Day 12: Ending off our Safari (Departure)
After breakfast at the beach resort Zanzibar and depending on your departure schedule we transfer you to the Airport to take a flight back home with fond memories of your honeymoon Safari in Africa.
This package is fully customizable as far as schedule and accommodation choice is concerned so it can be amended to suit your needs ideas and budget. In case you are considering taking a honeymoon of your dreams in Africa then why not contact our safari consultants for safari prices.