This safari will allow you to explore some of the most stunning parks in northern Tanzania. This includes a journey to the Serengeti National Park’s vast plains, where you will be able to see all members of the Big Five family. You will also visit Tarangire National Park, which is noted for its large elephant population. You’ll also visit the Ngorongoro Crater, locally known as the Garden of Eden, where you have a good chance of seeing all members of the Big Five in one day.
After breakfast, you will depart for Tarangire National Park for a game drive with a packed lunch in the park. The park is famous for having the largest population of elephants, a variety of cat families, bird species, and baobab trees. It is also considered a dry refuge for animals due to the presence of the Tarangire River. Your dinner and overnight stay will be at Eileen's Trees Inn.
After breakfast, we will head towards the Serengeti National Park via the beautiful high-lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we'll descend into the heart of wild Africa—the Serengeti National Park—with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Next, we'll head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. Here the Seronera River provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore, attracts wildlife of most of the animal species in the Serengeti. We'll arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in Serengeti National Park. Dinner and your overnight stay are at Matawi Serengeti Camp.
Today we will spend the whole day in the park. We'll head out and start to explore at sunrise. We will have a full day game drive exploring the beautiful scenery of Serengeti, searching for the Big Five. We will then return to the campsite for hot lunch and then head out for an afternoon game drive. There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. There are more than 500 bird species recorded, ranging from the oversized ostrich and bizarre secretary bird of the open grassland to the black eagles that soar effortlessly above the savannah. We will continue to search for Serengeti wildlife and return to camp at sunset for dinner and your overnight stay.
After breakfast, head to Ngorongoro Crater. Drive to the Ngorongoro Highlands, and descend 600 meters onto the crater floor for a fantastic wildlife drive. The picnic lunch will be served at one of the crater's picnic areas. Many consider Ngorongoro Crater one of the world's natural marvels that you cannot afford to miss when planning your Tanzania safari. Its beauty is stunning regardless of the rainy or dry seasons. The crater has a large variety of animal species, yet just a few creatures go in and out of it. You may expect to see herds of wildebeests, zebras, hippos, elands, elephants, topis, and other animals. In addition, the endangered black rhino may be found here in its native environment. The crater is also home to a variety of predators, including cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, lions, and the elusive leopards, which can be difficult to observe at times. Finally, we will drive to Arusha in the late afternoon.