Duration: 15 Days
Category: Safari, Northern circuit
Destinations: Tarangire Ngorongoro, Serengeti
Attraction: migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons
Budget Level: Standard
Tour Guides Language: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian,
Start in: Arusha
End in: Arusha
Packing list: Camera with enough zoom and memory space and extra batteries, binoculars, light clothes, safari boot, mosquito repellents, sunhat, sunglasses with ultraviolet radiation filtering etc.
Extra info: Rangers will escort all walking along the wildlife areas
The safari is for game drive to view Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti and other various rare animals in Serengeti National Parks, and Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 1: Transfer to Arusha
Arrive Sunday around 8pm, Kilimanjaro Airport, KLM –
Night to the booked Lodge or Hotel in Arusha
Day 2: Visiting areas near Arusha
After breakfast, go for visiting New Life School, later after all activities we go for hot lunch at Shanga restaurant. Dinner and Over Night at to the booked Lodge or Hotel in Arusha.
Day 3: Safari to Mkomazi National Park
Early departure for Mkomazi – box lunch somewhere nice (Moshi high way) – Night Babu’s Camp, inside Mkomazi National Park. Fairly long drive.
Mkomazi is vital refuge for two highly endangered species, the charismatic black rhino and sociable African wild dog, both of which were successfully reintroduced in the 1990s. Nomadic by nature, wild dog might be seen almost anywhere in the park, but black rhino are restricted to a fenced sanctuary, ensuring their safe keeping for future generations enjoyment and prosperity.
Day 4: Game Viewing in Mkomazi
Full day in Mkomazi National Park. Mkomazi supports several dry- country specialists’ species that are rare elsewhere in Tanzania; these include the spectacular fringe – eared oryx, with its long back – sweeping horns, and the handsome spiral – horned lesser kudu. Oddest of all is the gerenuk, a gazelle distinguished by its slender neck, bizarre alien – like head, and habit of standing tall on its hind legs stretch for acacia leaves that other browsers cannot reach.
Day 5: Return to Arusha. Visit Lake Duluti
Return to Arusha. Visit Lake Duluti before you connect to your lodge for rest. We will open our box lunch at Lake Duluti next to Mountain Lodge. After Lake en-route visit local fresh-market at Tengeru or Super Market around Shopping? Late we go for rest, dinner and Over Night at the selected Hotel or Lodge.
Day 6: Safari to Arusha National Park
Early departure for Arusha National Park. The closest national park to Arusha town – northern Tanzania’s safari capital – Arusha National Park is a multi-faceted jewel, often overlooked by safari goers, despite offering the opportunity to explore a fascinating diversity of habitats within a few hours. Although elephants are uncommon in Arusha National Park and lions absent altogether, leopards and spotted hyenas may be seen slinking around in the early morning and late afternoon. It is also at dusk and dawn that the veil of cloud on the eastern horizon is most likely to clear, revealing the majestic snow-capped peaks of Kilimanjaro, only 50km (30 miles) distant – Here we will also do walking in the park under armed park ranger open our lunch box at Momella Lakes area, and proceed to Tarangire Np – Night at Roika Tented Lodge.
Day 7: Safari in Arusha National Park
After breakfast 7:30am start for full day game drive with our lunch box. Despite the big number species of birds 550 bird varieties, the most breeding species in one habitat anywhere in the world, Here is also a home for Elephants herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem – a smorgasbord for predators – and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared Oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.
Day 8: Tour to Lake Manyara
After breakfast at 8:00am depart take up to 90mins drive for Lake Manyara National Park. We start a full day game drive around 3:00am. From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge unflappably along the roadside to welcome you to the park, blue monkeys dash lightly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk harshly 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. Our lunch will be opened at any picnic around 12:00pm then take at least two more hour’s en-route view to Over Night at Manyara booked Lodge
Day 9: , Serengeti via Olduvai Gorge
After breakfast at 8:00am proceed to Western Ngorongoro in the border of Serengeti – stop at Masaai Village ($20 cash) after this community visit we also visit Olduvai Gorge and Museum about 20 km. next the village, Our Lunch Box will be opened here and attend the lecture room – behind the scenes Zinj Site. We should then walk down the hill and get picked up to connect our drive to Lake Masek at Ndutu Dinner and Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10: Safari to Ndutu Area Game Drive
The Serengeti National Park / Ndutu area perhaps the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. In the calving season (late January through mid March when over 80% of the wildebeest give birth over a period of a few weeks) the herds concentrate at the Ndutu and Salei plains (Southern Serengeti / Ngorongoro Conservation Area) attracting the attention of predators like lion, cheetah and hyena.
During this period the migration is best observed from a luxury mobile camp in the Ndutu Naabi area or from Ndutu Safari Lodge. Here we will have our lunch at Ndutu lodge
Day 11. Game Drive in Serengeti
Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th worldwide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa:
We open our lunch box at Grumeti Airstrip? Serengeti – (balloon day?) and game drive in Western Serengeti area en route for Dinner and Overnight Night Ikoma Bush Camp.
Day 12: Serengeti Balloon Full Day
Start at around 6:00am to central Serengeti for ballon ride. We take some few moments fly over The Serengeti view some animal and then land for a full game drive in The Serengeti with our lunch box to be opened at any preferred picnic then return to Ikoma Tented Camp 4: pm birding on ground if the time is Okay. Night drives tonight 9-11pm.
Day 13: Safari from Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast we will start at 06:30am to Ngorongoro Crater
– Arrive at crater rim around 11am – lunch and game drive inside crater. This day we will start early morning at 07:00 for the game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. Your Driver/Guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. After great all exploration in crater the drive will drive back to your lodge. For overnight and dinner at Night at Gibb’s Farm.
Day 14: Safari to Birding Walk and Watching
After breakfast take your time easy yourself then think about best time to see the morning bird at least 9:30am to start our birding walk then return to your Lodge Gibb’s Farm – slow down as one of Africans, shop out, elephant caves, repack, etc. and later come back to your lodge Night at Lodge.
Day 15: Ending off our Budget safari (Departure for Arusha)
Early departure around 8: am for Arusha stop at Mto wa Mbu for – for shopping at any community shop. We will open our lunch box at Makuyuni then connect to Arusha take your option to visit the Snake Park. Arrive at hotel by 2: pm for dayrooms -late evening take leave of Africa Joy Tours to airport by 5: pm for 8pm departure to Dar/Amsterdam on KLM