23 June 2015
Arusha airport – Arusha town
Arrive to Arusha airport at 12:45pm, meet your driver and short transfer to Arusha town.
Dinner and overnight at the African Tulip Hotel
24 June 2015
Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Breakfast at the hotel and check out.
Pick up from Arusha town at approximately 8:30am and transfer to the Lake Manyara National Park. You arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch, will we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive, but shallow, soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions (rare), as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.
Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
25 June 2015
Lake Manyara – Serengeti Plains
After breakfast, you will head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the NgorongoroConservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.
We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the
Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park.
Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Serena Lodge
26 June 2015
Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast at the lodge, you depart to the Ngorongoro Conservation area. On the way, we will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of ‘Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for an afternoon game drive. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro Crater supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.
Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge
27 June 2015
Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha – Arusha airport – Zanzibar Enjoy breakfast, after which we will transfer back to Arusha. Upon arrival in Arusha will we have an early lunch. After lunch drop off to Arusha airport.
Join Precision Air at 13:15pm from Arusha airport and fly to Zanzibar arriving at 14:35pm.
Meet by the driver and transfer to the northern tip of Zanzibar.
28 June 2015 – 30 June 2015
3 nights at the Diamonds Gemma Dell’est Resort – all inclusive