An absolute LUXURY SAFARI with very exciting wilderness adventures
accommodated in the luxuries of Serena Safari Lodges in Lake Manyara,
Serengeti and Ngorongoro. The safari offer most enjoyable game drives.
Bush walks, ballooning and cultural experiences can be organised.
Duration:7 Nights / 8 Days
Type: Group; F.I.T.; Luxury Safari
Mode: 4×4 Safari Vans
Day 1: Arrive in Dar es Salaam
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Meet and transfer to Serena Lake
Duluti in Arusha (BB) for overnight.
Day 2: Drive Arusha – Lake Manyara
We are picked by our driver-guide in Pongo Safaris’ 4×4 Safari Van and drive
to Lake Manyara for game viewing and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena
Safari lodge. Located below the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, Lake
Manyara is one of the oldest and most popular sanctuaries in East Africa, and
well known for its tree-climbing lions. The alkaline soda of the lake is home to
an incredible array of birdlife with over 400 bird species found in savannah
and river habitats. Pink flamingo stoop and graze by thousands and thrive on
the lake’s saline waters, pecking on iridescent minerals of the lakeshores that
even reluctant bird-watchers find themselves marvelling. Elephants, buffalos,
leopards and varied primates are easily spotted.
Day 3: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
We will drive to Serengeti, World award winning and Tanzania’s oldest and
most popular national park, with on route game drives towards Serengeti
Serena Safari Lodge where we will check in for three nights. SERENGETI is
World popular for wildebeest migration and draws visitors from around the
globe to witness the largest mass of millions of mammals’ movement on the
planet. The sound of thundering hooves and sights of red dusty clouds have
become legends of the plains. Large kopjes outcrop in short savannah
grassland make a rich ecosystem.
Day 4: In Serengeti
Full day game drives in Serengeti National Park as we try to catch up with the
greatest mammal migration on earth. Game drives in the endless plains are
broken by shadows of umbrella acacia trees forming a quintessential image
of the wild untarnished Africa. We will take the late afternoon at leisure
swimming and relaxing with a sundowner preparing for an early exciting day
tomorrow’s Balloon Safaris gliding over the plentiful African wildlife which
adds a unique element into Serengeti game viewing
Day 5: In Serengeti
Possibilities for Balloon Safari, the ultimate of a Serengeti Safari! Starts at
dawn, glide at 2000ft above the ground for the most thrilling game viewing;
ending with Captain’s Champagne Breakfast in the bush. Our driver meets us
and we proceed with game drives in the Serengeti plains, probably witness
the natural wonder of the Wildebeest calving season which commences from
late January to early March where 80% of the Serengeti’s Wildebeest give
birth to their young on the Southern parts of the Serengeti Plains.
Day 6: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
We will check out and slowly head towards Ngorongoro with enroute game
viewing, stopping at Olduvai Gorge, a paleoanthropological site in the eastern
Serengeti Plain, within the boundaries of Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Deposits exposed in the sides of the gorge cover a time span from about 2.1
million to 15,000 years ago yielding the fossil remains of more than 60
hominids (members of the human lineage), providing the most continuous
known record of human evolution. Olduvai Gorge which is known as “Cradle
of Mankind” was designated part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.
We will later proceed on to Ngorongoro, arrive and check in at Ngorongoro
Serena Safari Lodge for TWO nights.
Day 7: In Ngorongoro
Today we descend into the Ngorongoro Crater; a natural amphitheatre for a
game drive. Late afternoon, we ascend to the crater rim and visit a Maasai
Boma in Ngorongoro for a cultural tour and souvenir shopping. With a
diameter of 19km and a drop of 610m into the crater floor, Ngorongoro is
simply breathtaking. This “8th Natural Wonder of the World” is, one of the
main reasons tourists visit Tanzania. While the rim is surrounded by lush
rainforest and thick vegetations the descend opens into flora and short grass
plains stretching across the wildlife filled basin-like crater floor, which is a
home to the Big Five. Beyond the rim, majestic Maasai herd their cattle over
highland slopes, living alongside the wildlife as they have done for centuries.
The co-existence between mankind and wildlife is truly incredible.
Day 8: In Ngorongoro – Arusha – KIA
We will drive back to Arusha for onward safari connections or Kilimanjaro
Airport for our outbound journey.