Day 1: Arrival - Arusha
A TravelEdward representative will meet you at the airport and transport you to your Arusha accommodation, where you will overnight, relax, and prepare for the adventures ahead.
Day 2: Tarangire - Serengeti
Our safari guide picks us up from our lodge after breakfast and drives us to Tarangire National Park (approximately 2 hours). Tarangire National Park, named after the Tarangire River, is best known for its elephant families, savannah, iconic baobab trees, and seasonal swamps. The river is frequented by giraffe, bushbuck, and hartebeest sightings. The Park also has buffalo, zebra, and wildebeest, which are all kept in check by a variety of predators, including Simba the King and his cousin, the leopard. From the open roof of our cutting-edge Safari Truck, we will be able to take in the scenery and observe wildlife. In the park, we have a picnic lunch with a delicious variety of foods, coffee, and soft drinks.
Day 3: Ngorongoro crater - Serengeti
We headed for the Ngorongoro Crater, the largest volcanic crater on Earth, after a light breakfast. The volcano explosion that formed the almost 20 km wide and 600 m deep crater three million years ago raised it higher than Kilimanjaro. The caldera, a self-contained wonderland, is home to some of the most exotic animal species in the world. The springs also attract wildebeest, gazelles, reedbuck, and more than 500 different species of birds in addition to the Big Five. Some 1400 hours later, we depart for the Serengeti, getting to our opulent tented camp around 6:00 p.m. Tanzania is home to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, also referred to as the Serengeti or the “Endless Plain”.
Day 4: Serengeti - Karatu
Once more, we will start our day with an early breakfast and go for our game drive at around 6:30 am. We will spend 6-7 hours visiting this amazing park. The Serengeti is home to a variety of animals, including impala, buffalo, crocodiles, and hippos, but it is best renowned for its enormous herds of zebras (250 000), wildebeest (1.5 million! ), and antelope that migrate each year (half a million). The journey of the animals changes from year to year and is influenced by the rainfall. Aside from the herds that are moving, we might also observe lions, cheetahs, and leopards going about their dangerous business. At around 1400 hours, we return to Karatu for the night.
Day 5: Lake Manyara - Arusha
We go a short distance to Lake Manyara National Park after breakfast. Manyara is named for the tiny salt lake that makes up around 70% of the park’s area and is a relatively small yet diverse park 120km west of Arusha. This soda lake, which floods and dries seasonally, is home to approximately 500 different bird species in addition to hundreds of flamingos. We’ll see monkeys, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, buffalo, elephants, and, maybe, lions relaxing in the trees as we explore the park. The park is renowned for its diverse topography, which includes cliffs covered with baobab trees, as well as broad, grassy plains and woodlands home to primates.
After lunch, with our trip has come to a natural end, we go back to Arusha, where we arrive at around 5:00 p.m.