Day 1: Arusha. Meet and great at the airport, transfer by to Impala Hotel. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire : Travel to Tarangire ,arrive in time for lunch at your lodge; after lunch relax for a short while and later go for an afternoon game drive. Tarangire is a park of giant baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia parkland, famous for its dense wildlife population, which is most spectacular in the dry season between June and September, a period that thousands of animals- wildebeest, zebra, eland, hartebeest, buffalo, and onyx migrate from the dry masai steppe to the tarangire river in search of water. The predators -lion, leopard and others- as is the custom in the savanna follow closely by. Birds are also abundant here and over 550 species have been recorded. Dinner and overnight at TarangireSopa lodge.
Day 3: Tarangire – Ngorongoro: After a short rest break, proceed for an afternoon tour of the crater; drive 600 m descent to the crater floor, a magnificent natural amphitheater. Covering 260 sq. Km, the crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world. The crater supports a year round resident population of a variety of wildlife. You will have no trouble spotting lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo and many species of plain animals- wildebeest, zebra, reed buck, thompson gazelle and many more. Dinner and overnight at NgorongoroSopa lodge.
Day 4: Ngorongoro – Serengeti National Park.Drive to Serengeti National Park passing via Olduvai gorge. Olduvai gorge is the prehistoric site where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of homo habilis( ’handy man’ ) regarded as mankind’s first step on the path of human evolution, arrive in time for lunch at your lodge. Afternoon game drive in the park, probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, within its 15,000 sq km area it hosts 3 million large mammals with more than 35 species of plain animals- zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, and others are found here and the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. In June over 1 million wildebeest, zebra and gazelle head for the Masai Mara in Kenya in search of pasture. They are followed closely by the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. The Serengeti also has over 500 species of birds. Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa lodge.
Day 5 & 6: Serengeti National Park. An early morning game drive, return for breakfast, collect lunch boxes and proceed for a full day of game viewing. You will have a picnic lunch in the course of the day, return to the lodge Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa lodge
Day 7: Serengeti – Lake Manyara :Early morning game drive , return for breakfast, drive to the Ngorongoro highlands. Have lunch at Gibbs farm, formerly a working coffee farm. In the afternoon visit of the waterfalls en-route to Lake Manyara to arrive in time for dinner at your Kirurumu tented lodge. The lodge is perched on the edge of the mtowambu escarpment and has great views of the great rift valley and lake Manyara itself. Dinner and overnight at Kirurumu tented lodge.
Day 8: Lake Manyara National Park. After breakfast, depart for a morning game drive, the park covers 330 sq. Km, 70% of which is occupied by the lake. The varied ecosystem consists of ground water forests, acacia woodland and open grassland along the lake shore and sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the big five -lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo. The park is famous for the elusive tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland between the lake and the rift valley. It is also an ornithologists’ paradise and is host to over 400 species of birds.Return to the lodge for lunch, drive back toArusha. Drop off at Kilimanjaro International Airport.
End of 8 days Best Northern Tanzania Safari.