6 Day - 7 Night Lodge Based Safari with Cultural Visit
Itinerary 8 Days (6 Safari Days) 7 Nights plus Mto wa Mbu Cultural Tourism Program.
Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Arusha Hotel
We will pick you up at Arusha Airport or Kilimanjaro International Airport and you will be transferred to the hotel for Dinner and Overnight.
Day 2 (Safari Day 1): Lake Manyara national park.
After a late breakfast we will drive to Lake Manyara National Park through Mto wa Mbu, a small village of a few thousand people. The Maassi and Ilake are the original tribes here, but as this is a tourist business centre, there are some 125 tribes that come to set up shops to sell to the many visitors who visit the nearby places of interest. You will see an amazing variety of Tanzanian cultures here.
After a brief stop we will drive inside Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive with a picnic lunch inside the park, overlooking the lake, which is full of many different species of birds. There is also an alternative choice of having a hot lunch at the hotel, and then a drive back to the National Park for an evening game drive or after lunch we will do a late afternoon game drive, and then in the evening drive out and proceed to Lake Manyara Serena Hotel located on the Rift valley escarpment.
All meals included (FB).
Day 3 (Safari Day 2): Serengeti -Seronera plains and Kopjes
After breakfast we will drive to Serengeti through the Ngorongoro crater rim. We will stop briefly at the view point and then drive to Serengeti for wildlife viewing including the Serengeti Kopjes and hippo pool. We will enjoy a picnic lunch at the gate to the Serengeti National Park. Then we will game drive on the way to the lodge for dinner and overnight at the Serengeti Serena Lodge.
All meals included (FB).
Day 4 (Safari Day 3): Serengeti National Park.
A full day game drive in Serengeti. We will rise early and do a game drive after a light breakfast and return early in the afternoon for lunch.
In the afternoon another game drive for the rest of the evening.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
All meals Included (FB).
Day 5 (Safari Day 4): Serengeti and Olduvai Gorge and Ngorongoro crater Rim.
Serengeti and Olduvai Gorge and Ngorongoro Crater Rim.
An early breakfast followed by a game drive in the western and north parts of Serengeti. We will drive back to the lodge for lunch and pack all our things. We will game drive on the way as we exit the Serengeti National Park and proceed to Olduvai Gorge. This is called the “Cradle of Mankind” where it is said by some, that the first human being lived. There is much insight and history of the area to be learned here if one wishes.
After Olduvai we will drive to the crater rim at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, overlooking the crater floor.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge. (FB)
Day 6 (Safari Day 5): Ngorongoro Crater.
Breakfast before dawn and a drive to the crater floor gate for clearance, and drive down the crater for a full day game drive inside the crater, with a picnic lunch at Ngoitoktok picnic site.
The Ngorongoro Crater stretches 20 km wide and hosts an amazingly large number of animals ( 20,000 estimated). There are many different species to be seen.
In the late afternoon drive out of the Ngorongoro crater we will proceed to Manyara for dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge.
All meals included (FB)
Day 7 (Safari Day 6): Mto wa Mbu Cultural Tour.
Half day cultural tour at Mto wa Mbu for cultural tourism program with lunch prepared by the women’s group of Mto wa Mbu. Included are visits to different projects and farms by villagers.
After lunch, drive back to Arusha for dinner and overnight Arusha Hotel.
Day 8: Arusha and Fly back Home
After breakfast, you can rest at the hotel or do some shopping around the city.
In the afternoon or evening we will drive to the Airport for flight back home.
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