Day 1. ARUSHA – TARANGIRE
After a short briefing, we will drive to Tarangire National Park, home to the largest concentration of elephants in Africa. After entering through the main door we will start the safari; We will be able to see elephants, antelopes, lions, many other animals among the ancient baobab trees within the park. This park is unique and it is never the same on each visit. We will have lunch at the picnic area and then head to Karatu for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 2. LAKE NATRON
This morning, we will head to Lake Natron passing through local villages such as Engaruka and Engaresero village: Maasai land.
This lake is unique and famous for its magnificent colors ranging from garnet to burnt orange to pink that take on the hue of salt-loving microorganisms called halophiles that thrive in their alkaline state. The lake is also an ideal breeding ground for attracting the largest flocks of flamingos in East Africa.
When we arrive, we will take a walk along the shore of the lake, guided by a local Maasai to witness and photograph thousands of flamingos and other water birds. Later we will return to Natron for dinner and overnight.
Day 3. NATRON – MTO WA MMBU
This morning, we will enjoy a short walk to the Maasai village guided by a local Maasai guide. Then we will return to Natron for lunch before heading to Mto wa Mmbu, for dinner and overnight.
Day 4. SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast, we will drive through the Serengeti National Park and stop at the Naabi Hill gate for lunch and check-in before continuing with the game drive en-route to Serengeti. The park has won many awards, it was also the winner of the best National Park in Africa. We can find large numbers of elephants, buffaloes, and wildebeest along with a lot of giraffes, zebras, Thomson’s gazelles, wild boars, and impalas. Dinner and overnight inside Serengeti Park.
Day 5. SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA.
After breakfast, we will go on an early morning safari through the Serengeti National Park and then return to our camp for lunch. We will continue with the safari making our way to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where we will camp on the edge of the crater enjoying beautiful views of this World Heritage site. Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro.
Day 6. NGORONGORO CRATER.
Today we will have the opportunity to visit one of the largest inactive, intact, and unfilled volcanic calderas in the world. It is 610 meters deep and its base covers 260 square kilometers in addition to being 1800 meters above sea level.
We can enjoy seeing animals such as the African buffalo or Grant’s zebra. In the extreme southwest is the Lerai forest, which consists mainly of yellow fever trees (of the acacia family). To the north of the forest is a shallow soda lake called Lake Magadi and to the east is the Gorigor Swamp and Ngoitok Tok Springs, where herds of hippos are found. The north of the crater is, in general, much drier and is formed by the open grasslands that characterize the crater floor; this is where most of the resident fauna reside. After the crater tour, we will head to Arusha for dinner and overnight.