The itinerary will take you to three wildlife areas in Tanzania with incredible game viewing and awesome landscape. Start with Manyara for its contrasting habitats and abundant birdlife and an opportunity to record good number of raptors here before visiting the Ngorongoro conservation to look for the endangered black rhino. The Serengeti awaits with a wealth of big cats to be explored by land cruiser or floating on the air with hot air balloon, finish with a visit of the remote Natron the biggest breeding site of the lesser flamingoes.
This morning you will depart for Lake Manyara National Park. Spend the afternoon on a game drive in the park, described as one of the hidden gems of Tanzania. This park is famous for its tree climbing lions but don’t set your life for these and if you see, it take it as a bonus. Other sightings might be elephants, giraffe, buffalo and amazing bird life. Dinner and Flamingo campsite.
Activities: Game Viewing
This morning you depart early from Karatu and onwards to the Ngorongoro Crater – a wonderful haven for wildlife. Ngorongoro is unique in that almost all the wildlife live within the crater walls hence you have the opportunity to see the abundant wildlife of the crater, amazing host of predators like lion, hyena, jackals and elusive leopard. Enjoy a full day in this park including lunch by the hippo poll. Overnight Flamingo campsite.
Activities: Game viewing.
This morning you will head to the Serengeti. Serengeti is home to millions of wildebeest during the migration and over the huge flat plains, you are likely to find lion, cheetah, leopard, hyena and many other small predators. All afternoon will be spent on a game drive before enjoying sumptuous dinner under the stars. Dinner and overnight Soronera campsite.
Activities: Game viewing, Maasai village visit
Today you have the full day to experience in the Serengeti. Break your day into morning and afternoon game drives or take a picnic lunch for a full day game viewing looking for big prides of lion which lord the plains, cheetah and leopard other sightings may include elephant, warthog, impala, giraffe and kirks dikdik. Dinner and overnight Soronera campsite.
Act ivies: Game viewing.
This morning you will commence your journey to Lake Natron with an on route game drive. Arrive late afternoon and then after a couple of hours sleep you have the option to climb the active volcano of Oldoinyo-Lengai. Your climb will begin shortly before midnight to allow you to reach the top for sunrise. You need to be prepared for a challenging climb as it is very steep and covered in volcanic ash. From the top the effort is rewarding with incredible views. Dinner and Overnight Ngaresero campsite.
Activities: Game viewing, Climb Oldonyolengai
Note: Optional Climb Oldonyo lengai
Lake Natron is the biggest breeding sight of lesser flamingoes in East Africa, the area offers amazing sunrise and sun set over the rift valley walls. Today you can spend time recovering from your climb or enjoy some of the many activities in the area. These include visiting Lake Natron’s sparkling shores to see the millions of flamingos and visiting the local waterfalls. Overnight at Ngaresero campsite.
Activities: Visit waterfall, the Lake, inland cliff and breeding sight for ruppels vulture.
This morning you will commence your drive back to Arusha for lunch over passing some ragged villages and Maasai boys looking after their animals. In late evening drive to the airport