Day 1: JRO to Arusha
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater
Day 4: Tarangire National Park
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, your guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Arusha. Where you can relax and enjoy the African atmosphere – Tomorrow morning your safari will begin!
Accommodation: Grand Melia Hotel
Leave Arusha at 08.00 am, and drive for about 1:30 hours to Lake Manyara National Park, famous for its green scenery, varied bird life, tree-climbing lions, hippos, and baboons. Dinner and overnight will take place on top of the Great Rift Valley, overlooking Lake Manyara.
Accommodation: Oldeani Mountain Lodge
A full day in the Ngorongoro Crater. There is a very high possibility of spotting the big 5 in one day: lion, rhino, elephant, buffalo, and leopard. Lunch will take place at the picnic site on the crater floor. You will be having a full day here till evening when you will drive to karatu overnight.
Accommodation: Kilimamoja Lodge
Early breakfast and a 1-hour transfer to Tarangire National Park. This park is often referred to as the “home of elephants”, you have a great chance to spot elephants in large groups gathering around the Tarangire River. Other animals to be spotted include leopards, lions, giraffes and even tree-climbing pythons! Game drive until late afternoon, then a 1:30hr drive to Arusha.
The best time to go on safari in Tanzania is generally during the dry season months of June to October but a wide range of wildlife can be spotted year-round and each season brings its own advantages.