9 Days midrange active safari: Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, and Kilimanjaro day Trek
Experience the enthralling wilderness of Tanzania! This package will be a very fantastic tour and safari to you. Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris will drive you to the most popular and best destinations in the world for tours and game drives. You will be able to see and take photos of various animals in Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Kilimanjaro National Park.
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro airport/Arusha Airport
Arrival at the Airport whether Kilimanjaro/Arusha airport, we will pick you giving you the words of warmly welcome you to Tanzania and transfer you to the lodge for your overnight bed and breakfast basis, on your way our driver guide will continuous giving you the history and natural beauty of our country and city as well ready to proceed with your tour in the next day
Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara
After having breakfast, you will continue the journey you will visit Lake Manyara National Park. The protected area encloses a large part of the alkaline lake of the same name. This amazing lake is the seasonal home of a giant flamingo colony and many more waterfowls. On the lakeshore, you can also observe elephants, hippopotami, buffalos, guenons, banded mongooses, and numerous types of gazelles and antelopes.
Furthermore, the park is well known for its “tree climbing lions”. Visitors can regularly observe lions taking a nap in the tree canopies or escaping from the heat on the ground. After watching the animals and exploring the national park, you will leave the park in the afternoon and travel to the Kirurumu Manyara Lodge. You will enjoy a wonderful view of the Maasai Plains and the Lake Manyara. Photo stops will be taken and you will be able to enjoy the spectacular views. late in the evening drive you back to Manyara wildlife lodge http://www.wildlifecamp.co.tz/ for dinner and overnight
Day 3: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
The breakfast will be at 06:00. You will be picked up from the camp at 07:00 while bringing packed picnic lunch and drive to Serengeti National Park. You will enjoy game drives en route via Ngorongoro Crater rim. You will have 2hrs late afternoon game drive
Serengeti National Park is one of the most famous national parks on earth, renowned for its magnificent lions and great migration. It is the home of lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, buffalos, zebras, wildebeest, elands, wild dogs, gazelles, crocodiles, and more. You will stay overnight at Katikati Tented lodge http://www.tanganyikawildernesscamps.com/camps/serengetimediumcamp/
Day 4: Central Serengeti to Northern Serengeti
After having breakfast, you will enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park. Since Serengeti is very large, your game drives will depend on the move of the migrants. Your guide knows very well on how to locate the herds. Serengeti National Park is famous for the 'Great Migration' of more than one million wildebeest and two hundred thousand zebras each year.
In October and November, they travel from the mountains of the north southwards to the plains, seeking lush pastures. After the great rainy season in April, May, and June, the herds then make their return journey. Even without this mass migration, Serengeti is still an exciting and spectacular place that will not fail to enthrall. You will have dinner and stay overnight at Mara under canvas http://twctanzania.com/en/accommodation/mara-under-canvas/
Day 5: Northern Serengeti
After having breakfast, you will experience a game drive following the animal migration at the Northern Serengeti. You can see wildebeests, zebras, topi hartebeests, elands, antelopes, hyenas, and various birds singing on the trees while viewing the beautiful landscape and nature.
Usually, in July , August and beginning of November, the migration reaches its northern range in which the herds cross the grasslands on either bank of the crocodile-infested Mara River twice, as they complete their migration. You will also be able to enjoy the sunset at Serengeti between 18:20 - 18:40 after the game drive before returning and staying overnight at Mara under canvas http://twctanzania.com/en/accommodation/mara-under-canvas/
Day 6: Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater
After having breakfast, you will experience a game viewing in Serengeti for three hours. Then, you will proceed with a game en-route and arrive at Nabi gate to have lunch. You will then proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to have dinner and stay overnight at Rhino lodge http://www.ngorongoro.cc/
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha
On this day, you will start early at 07:00 for a game drive (with a picnic lunch) in the Ngorongoro Crater for 5-6hrs . As animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 feet high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds, and other species.
Your driver / guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will amaze you with his skill at locating the hidden animals. After all the great explorations in Ngorongoro Crater, you will back to Arusha dinner and stay overnight at Karama lodge http://www.karama-lodge.com/
Day 8: Arusha to Kilimanjaro, Mandara hut
At the first day you have to drive about 2 hrs through Kilimanjaro in the morning the semi-tropical foothills to Marangu area which situated on the south-eastern side of the mountain. As you drive, there is usually some admirable view of the snow-capped peak of the mountain. On arrival at Marangu gate, you meet your team of guides and porters, pick up any last minute supplies for the trek, and head to the entrance of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park to register for the climb.
From the cluster of buildings at the gate it is some four to five hours walk through patches of coffee plantation and dense rainforest to Mandara Hut. Mandara Hut is a collection of basic, A-frame mountain huts with bunk beds - quite adequate for your needs - where you inevitably meet up with fellow trekkers who are bent on the same goal.
Late in the evening back to Arusha for overnight at Karama lodge http://www.karama-lodge.com/
Day 9: Drop you off to Airport
We your flights leave on the same day or next day or after some few days we will take you to either airport ARK/JRO/bus station back home
Note: Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris uses 4-WD Land Cruiser with viewing roofs for the safaris that can accommodate 4 or 6 passengers. Foot Slopes Tours & Safaris guides are licensed, trained, friendly, and have years of experience.
• 8nights’ accommodation
• All transfers and transport
• 12 pax minimum people to be booked this tour
• Daily meals and drinking water
• Game viewing activities
• Park entrance fees (for non-residents)
• Pre and post-program accommodation for 2 nights
• Services of a professional driver / guide
• Airport pick up and drop off
What's not included
• International airfares
• Items of personal nature
• Tips and gratituities for the safari staff
• Travel insurance
• Visa fees