Flying Safari: Tarangire + Ngorongoro + Serengeti
You will be met at Kilimanjaro Airport and transferred to your hotel in Arusha Check in and relax in your wonderfully warm East African safari surroundings.
This morning transfer to Arusha Airport for your light aircraft flight to Tarangire National Park.
One of the least visited of Tanzania's northern game parks, this wonderful wildlife reserve is famous for its giant baobabs, huge herds of elephants and tree climbing lions. Check into your lodge and enjoy the amazing spectacle of an East African sunset.
Today enjoy game drives in Tarangire National Park.
The dense bush and hilly terrain is dominated by the Tarangire River, which attracts large numbers of migrating animals during the dry months, especially between July and September. Tarangire retains an air of undiscovered Africa - particularly in the south of the park - and boasts huge numbers of elephants, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest and eland.
This morning transfer to the Tarangire airstrip for your light aircraft flight to Manyara and onward drive up the rim of the famous Ngorongoro Crater.
Stretching across 8,300 sq km, the high altitude malaria-free Ngorongoro Conservation Area boasts a dramatic variety of volcanic landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology. Its grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance of animals and also to the Masai people, and have been declared a World Heritage site.
Enjoy spectacular views, before descending into the basin of the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact caldera forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 square kilometers with sides up to 2,000 feet (600m) deep. Although animals are free to move in and out of this contained environment, the rich volcanic soil, lush forests and spring lakes on the crater floor attract both grazers and predators all year round, with up to 30,000 animals living in the crater - including lions on the open savannah and elephants and monkeys in the forests. You may also see flamingos in the lake area.
This morning you will be transferred to Ngorongoro airstrip for your light aircraft flight to the
Great serengeti national park meaning: endless plains.
A World Heritage site, Serengeti National Park hosts the largest and longest wildlife overland migration in the world as around October each year, nearly 2 million animals’ travel 500 miles from the northern hills toward the southern plains - crossing the Mara River in pursuit of the rains. In April the animals return to the north, through the west, once again crossing the Mara River in their migration. Check into your lodge in this great wildlife area.
Today is devoted to game viewing in the great Serengeti National Park.
This vast conservation area, which is larger than Northern Ireland, lies between Lake Victoria in the west, Lake Eyasi in the south and the Great Rift Valley in the east. The landscape varies from open grass plains in the south, savanna with scattered acacia trees in the center of the wooded grasslands in the north and woodlands and clay pans in the west - with small rivers, lakes and swamps scattered throughout.
With more than 70 large mammals and over 500 other animal species, including large prides of lions and great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelle, outstanding game viewing is guaranteed on a scale only seen in East Africa. Bird watching is also outstanding.
Today you will be transferred to the airstrip for your fight to Arusha.
You will be met at airport Arusha and transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight home.
End of Tour: Be safe and travel safe, we will be missing you back here in East Africa. We cry seeing you go!