Unique Adventures (Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti, Olduvai, Ngorongoro) 5 Days
DAY 1 Arusha – Tarangire – Manyara
Morning departure from Arusha to Tarangire National Park, for game-viewing and photography. The Park takes its name from the Tarangire river, which crosses it length wise, giving support to a large wildlife population during the dry season. During this season, between June and October, thousands of animals including wildebeests, zebras, elands, elephants, buffaloes, hartebeests and more migrate from the Maasai steppe to the Tarangire River. Not surprisingly, lions and other predators find the place attractive. Afternoon break for picnic lunch then continue with game drive. At 14:00hrs leave Tarangire and proceed to Lake Manyara, and later proceed to the lodge or campsite for dinner and overnight.
DAY 2 Manyara - Serengeti
Early morning full-breakfast, and then collect your packed lunch. Descend the Great Rift wall from the escarpment and drive into Lake Manyara Park. Morning and early afternoon game drive with a short break for picnic lunch. Depart from Manyara at 14:00hrs and proceed to Serengeti via the slopes of Ngorongoro thick and rainy forest. Cross the Ngorongoro and Serengeti plains to drive to Seronera arriving before sunset, ready for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 3 Serengeti- Full Day Game Drive
After breakfast, explore the vast animal-rich game plains of the Serengeti. The Serengeti National Park, covering 14.763 square kilometers, is by common consent the world’s greatest wildlife sanctuary. One of the most breathtaking events in the animal kingdom is the annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles followed by the attendant predators. The park has about 35 species of plains animals from the hare to the elephant, and a wonderful selection of bird life. Survey estimates indicate the animal population includes more than 3,000 lions, 1,600,000 wildebeests, and 500,000 zebras. There are more than 400 bird species. In the afternoon return to your Lodge for lunch. At about 16:00hrs leave the lodge continue with game drive, studying the birdlife of the famous Serengeti. In the evening drive back to your Lodge or Campsite for dinner and overnight stay.
DAY 4 Serengeti – Ngorongoro Via – Olduvai
After breakfast, collect your picnic lunch and proceed to Ngorongoro with a short game-drive en-route the famous Serengeti. Divert from the Serengeti-Ngorongoro highway to visit Olduvai Gorge and get a brief history about the history of the earliest sign of mankind in the conservation area. Have your picnic lunch at the site then continue to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight in one of the lodges or campsites superbly perched on the rim of Ngorongoro Crater.
DAY 5 Ngorongoro Crater Tour – Arusha
In the morning, check-out from your lodge after breakfast and then descend 610m/2000ft down into the floor of the Crater for a full morning tour. This collapsed volcano is home to a large concentration of wildlife including lion, rhino, hippo, hyena and elephant. Afternoon lunch at the picnic sites. Leave the base of the Crater and drive back to Arusha arriving after sunset.