When you arrive in Tanzania, you will be met by one of our representatives at the airport and transferred to your accommodation for the night.
After breakfast at the lodge, you head through the bustling city of Arusha and out towards Lake Manyara National Park. You travel through the beautiful Masai open grassland and rolling hills.
While driving you will see Masai herding their cattle and goats. You will drive up the amazing Rift Valley escarpment, where we hope you will be able to see beautiful views of Lake Manyara and take a photo if the weather is clear. From here, you travel through farmland to the town of Karatu, which marks the start of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the gateway to the Serengeti.
After a quick stop to pay the park fees you continue your journey through the conservation area towards the Serengeti. If the weather is clear you can stop at the viewpoint for your first glimpse of Ngorongoro Crater. Before reaching the Serengeti gate, you will have the option visit the archaeological site of Olduvai Gorge (extra cost).
This site is famous for the Laetoli hominid footprints and many other archaeological discoveries that have been made during its 70 years of excavation by the Leaky family and other researchers. Once you arrive at the Serengeti gate there will be a short stop, and you will then enter the land of the endless plains and start your first game drive in the Serengeti on the way to your camp.
The camp offers comfortable accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience. A cosy mess tent is located in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner.
After breakfast at the camp, head out towards Northern Serengeti with a game drive on the way.
This park covers an area of 14,763 square kilometers and has a range of different habitats including open grasslands, marshes, forests and kopjes. You will spend the day moving around the different habitats looking for animals such as lions, leopards, cheetahs, hyenas, elephants, hippos, impala, zebras, wildebeest, Grant’s gazelle, Thomson’s gazelle and many others. There is a wide variety of bird life. The sheer size of this park and it’s amazing changing scenery makes this a day to remember.
You have another full day in this vast game park.
After breakfast you head off on your final game drive in the Serengeti, enjoying the huge open spaces and variety of wildlife. You then head back through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and to your lodge.
Live the legendary atmosphere of past times on a colonial style coffee plantation farm house.
Hand plaited thatched roof tops, ample verandas and colonial interiors at Ngorongoro Farm House, a small and exclusive hotel built on a 500 acre coffee plantation, all of which has been designed to take you to the comfort and style of past times. Take a walk around the farm to contemplate the daily activities, relax in the fragrant gardens or enjoy the spectacular sunsets with the Oldeani volcano as a backcloth.
After breakfast you drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for a crater tour. The crater – or Caldera, which is the correct term – is over 20 kilometers wide and approximately 600 meters deep. If you are lucky and have a clear day, from the bottom you will be able to see the whole way around the crater walls. Today you will do a game drive over the crater floor, through grassland and forest, and see the soda lake named Lake Makat. Ngorongoro Crater is famous for the presence of the Big Five – buffalos, black rhinos, elephants, lions and leopards. It is also a home to many other animals, such as cheetahs, zebras, hippos, serval cats, hyenas and wildebeest.
Today you can have a lie-in and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the camp before starting your final journey back to Arusha. Before reaching the town centre you will have a chance to stop at one of the largest curio shops in Tanzania or the Meserani Snake Park (optional activity at your own cost). You will then be taken to Arusha town or the international airport, depending on your plans. End of services
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