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Day 1: arrival in Arusha:
You will be picked up by our representative and being transferred to Arusha .  Meals and overnight at OUTPOST LODGE .



Morning depart to the Lake Manyara National Park which looks greenish seasonal. The park's varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa's largest concentrations of elephants, large troops of Baboon, Great numbers of monkeys as well as famous tree-climbing lions. The soda lake contains varieties of algae which attracts the large flocks of flamingos. Set off in the afternoon visiting the famous agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto wa Mbu.



Following the rift valley to Kenya, the fault divides into eastern and western arms. Manyara is within the eastern arm whose escarpment rises to approcimately 1,200 to 1,300 meters  above sea level. Nevertheless the altitude in the park is about 945 meters  above sea level.

The name manyara is derived from the maasai word – Emanyara – a plant used for making living stockades around their kraals. It is a popular plant  among the maasai community as a hedge for protecting their livestock against predators and cattle rustlers. The plant is scientifically called Euphorbia tirucalii.
On the other hand, other maasai elders argue that it comes from the word “Ol manyara” Which means – Settlement. The outstanding features of the park include the spectacular escarpment of the rift valley wall, on the western side of the park; It is part of the Great Rift valley which stretches for about 8,000km from Turkey to the mouth of the Zambezi River in Mozambique. Meals and Overnight at -  LAKE MANYARA HOTEL .


Days  3 , 4 , &  5 :  SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK  and “ NDUTU  PLAINS “

This Park:

In February, the Ndutu plains is where we will mainly concentrate our game drive, this the favourite resting place of the wildebeests with its rich short grass.  During this time most of the herds will be based around Ndutu and east towards Oldupai and as far east as the western outer slopes of the Ngorongoro crater.

The objective of the wildebeest is to settle around the rich grazing of the Ndutu area for the next few months. This is the best grazing in the Serengeti  eco-system. They will only leave this area when the grazing is depleted and their foals are ready to start moving west – around end of March -  as in between January and end of March each year  The rains causes new shoots making the areas very green – thus attacting these millions and millions of wilderbeests and zebras – where also there will be uncountable number of predators such as lions, hyienas, jackals and so on following closely the migration, picking off the weak and vulnerable; indeed this is an adventure.


There will be many chances also to spot the resident mammals and birds of the area- spotted hyenas, golden and silver – backed jackals, cori bustards, Thomson and grant gazelles may be spotted.

At the end of the journey across the plains, we arrive at the Serengeti serena safari  Lodge for two nights; that is  located in an area of the bush where you can experience living in the wild of Africa. Serengeti Serena as one of the properties on the list – with a spacious verandah in front of your room is furnished with comfortable safari chairs and tables - the perfect retreat for a relaxing moment watching a weaver bird building its nest in a nearby Acacia tree, African cape buffaloes grazing quietly only meters away, or simply relaxing and listening to the sounds of the African bush. Your bathroom is complete with a dressing table and is fully plumbed with washbasin, lavatory and showers – a new and often surprising interpretation of ‘safari in the Endless plain of the Serengeti’.

These two days will be spent exploring the grassy plains and woodlands in the areas of the  Serengeti and the Ndutu plains  -  tracking the massed herds of wildebeest and zebra, watching the birth of new calves, and seeking predators such as lion, cheetah and hyena on the hunt. The area also teems with other wildlife, including elephants, eland, various gazelle species, Kirk’s dik-dik, giraffe and, if we’re lucky, the elusive leopard.  Dinner and Nights at  SERONERA WILDLIFE LODGE  and  -  Ndutu Safari Lodge  - FB




We depart after a hot buffet breakfast from the seronera wildlife lodge  and drive to the floor of the Ngorongoro Crater. This will be a full day game drive with an organized lunch in the Crater.  We will descend more than 2000 feet on steep tracks cut into the crater wall to reach the open plains of the Crater floor;  this is the eighth wonder of the world.


 The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places in Tanzania to view black rhino as well as large prides of lion that include magnificent black-manned males.  It is also home to huge herds of wildebeest and zebra and many other plains game.  An alkaline lake in the floor of the Crater provides a habitat for colorful flamingo and a variety of other water birds. Massive bull elephants feed in the swamps.  We will have our lunch at the hippo pool and do a game drive on the way to the NGORONGORO WILDLIFE LODGE   for overnight.  FULL BOARD BASIS. 


*Days 7 & 8  :  - Tarangire National Park Visit – TOUR

After breakfast served at the Ngorongoro  wildlife lodge,  We  will drive to Tarangire National Park, the third largest national park in Tanzania. There will be many opportunities for game viewing as we drive through the park. You will have to drive directly to the park for game viewing, and you will later join for a bush lunch in the park. Tarangire contains a range of ecosystems from grassland and woodlands in the north, to scrub and wetlands further south. The Tarangire river cuts through the park and empties into Lake Burunge in the west.  Later dinner and overnight at  Tarangire sopa lodge or  Safari lodge   -  Full board basis  - ( FB ).

Tarangire boasts one of the largest and most conspicuous elephant populations in East Africa. There are large family groups with many calves being born each year as the population continues to recover from the devastating effects of poaching in the eighties. You will see herds of elephants and experience close contact with the matriarchs, the babies, teenagers, and bulls. Your close contact will help you in understanding these incredible animals. Spend several hours surrounded by the herds and you cannot help but feel their wisdom. Tarangire is also known for its abundant baobab trees, most of which are over 400 years  old and the beautiful landscape. MEALS AND OVERNIGHT AT -  TARANGIRE SAFARI LODGE – FB


Day 9:  Flight to Dar es salaam  -  Then to Ruaha National  Park

"Ruaha National Park "

Pick up from your hotel in Arusha to Kilimanjaro international airport or Arusha airport for your flight to  Dar es salaam . You will be picked up  by your safari guide and  head to Ruaha National park, renowned for the roan antelopes, the uncommon sable antelopes plus numerous elephants. It’s within Rwaha national park that the southern plus the eastern wildlife overlap. Even though it is among the largest parks within Africa, it is not commonly visited due to its remoteness. For that reason it is undisturbed and fascinating to visit. Following lunch at the Ruaha hilltop Lodge, take a game drive in the afternoon within the park. Dinner  and overnight at Ruaha hilltop Lodge ( FB ) .

Birdlife: Over 465 bird species have been sighted in the park, some of which are not found in northern “ .
Ruaha National Park  is the 2nd largest in Tanzania, covering an area of more than 13,000 square kilometers in the Iringa Region. Many who visited this park at the right season, rate it as favorite anywhere in the continent.
The name Ruaha owes to Great Ruaha river which flows along the eastern border.  The Friends of Ruaha Society, a British bilateral aid program is funding  a project on community based wildlife, a management plan for Ruaha ecosystem and a project to direct the benefits of tourism to  the people who live around the park.
Ruaha National Park is is extremely interesting as it presents the transition zone where southern African and eastern African Species of flora and fauna overlap, therefore, it has unique variety of animals, birds and vegetation.


Main Vegetation in Ruaha National Park are Miombo woodland, acacia grassland and baobab trees. However, the park is very rich in big games.  it is well-recognizable for the large herds of Elephant, Giraffe, Buffalo and Impala, and numerous Greater lesser Kudu as well as wild dogs, lions and leopard are also common. The Great Ruaha River, that border the park in the east, provide habitation for hippopotamus and crocodiles. Birds can be watched along the river banks too (the park has recorded more than 540 species of bird, which is one of the highest bird species diversity in East Africa).


Day 10 :  Full day tour –  Ruaha national Park
An entire day game viewing within Ruaha national park! by the river banks are wild animals like waterbuck, crocodiles plus hippos, and within the bushes, are lions, ostriches, leopards, warthogs, hunting dogs, cheetahs, giraffes, Grant Gazelles and elands among others. Diner and Overnight at Ruaha hilltop Lodge ( FB ) .



Day 11:  Transfer to Mikumi national Park

"Mikumi Park "

After breakfast drive to Mikumi National Park . Lunch at Kitonga, then proceed to Mikumi National Park . Arrive Mikumi and depart for afternoon game drive at Mikumi National Park  . Dinner and overnight at the Angalia Tented Camp(FB) ”

Mikumi National Park is located  in the north of the Selous Game Reserve in Morogoro region. It is bordered by Uluguru Mountains in the North and Rubeho Mountains to the south-east. The main feature in the park is Mkata River Flood Plain. The park was extended to border with Selous in 1975 . It was gazetted in 1964 during the construction of Morogoro- Iringa  highway. The park shares the eco-system with the Selous Game Reserve, and Kilombero Game Controlled Area.With 3,230 square kilometers coverage Mikumi National Park is well-known park in Tanzania. The park is well-known for its population of elephants, giraffes buffaloes, zebras, elands, greater Kudu, wildebeest, roan and sable antelope. Predators include tree-climbing lions (which are in large number), leopards, wild hunting dogs and black-backed jackal.


More than 400 species of birds have been recorded here including Eurasian migrants such as red billed oxpecker, marabou stork and lilac breasted roller, which stays between October and April. There are more interesting bird species in the Miombo woodland, for example, Shelley's double collared sunbird, pale billed hornbill and violet-crested Turaco as well as violet-backed starling .
The surrounding mountain and hills brings compelling natural beauty with addition to superb light, make it a wonderful venue for wildlife photographers.
It is common to see elephants, lions and sometimes giraffes on/along the Tanzania-Zambia highway, especially in the evening or night. Nowadays leopards are commonly seen .



Day 12 :  Full day tour -  Mikumi national Park
After breakfasts Collect lunch boxes and drive in for full day game viewing  .  Later in the Afternoon you will stop  for your  Picnic lunch, then proceed with afternoon game drive . Dinner and overnight at the Angalia Tented Camp -  Full board basis .


Day 13: Transfer to Dar es salaam airport
In this day you will be transferred from Mikumi national Park to Dar es salaam .  You will proceed straight to  Dar es salaam airport and catch your domestic flight to Kilimanjaro international airport for your flight HOME -  Or  fly straight from Dar es salaam  -  HOME .



ANY TIME – 2014  / 2020



  • Accommodation in standard rooms as described (or similar) with private en-suite facilities
  • Meals as described by B (Buffet Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
  • Bottled mineral water shall be available for everyone during the safari
  • Transportation by special equipped 7-seater safari land cruiser with pop-up roofs
  • Services of  profesional driver guides that are fluent in English , French , spanish , German and italian languages. If you do not understand English well , and that you need  a guide  in any of these listed languages , Please let us know.
  • Game drives, sightseeing and excursions as described in the itinerary, inclusive of applicable entrance fees
  • Applicable local and government taxes on accommodation and transportation
  • A maasai village visit  -  At the Ngorongoro conservation area authority
  • Pick up from your hotel in Arusha -  Just let us know  the name of the hotel you will be staying and your safari driver guide shall pick you up from that point for the trip.



  • International or domestic airfare, airport taxes and security related fees
  • Tips and gratuities to driver guides; hotels  and restaurant staff; room service etc
  • Travel Insurance
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, and other alcoholic drinks etc
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary above.
  • An overnight in Arusha before or  after the trip
  • Baloon ride in the Serengeti Park



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