AJS Tz 06 Northern Tanzania Lodge Safari
8Nights/7Days - Tarangire - Ngorongoro - Serengeti - Lake Narton - Lake Manyara
Day 01 : NAIROBI - TARANGIRE
On arrival, at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport you will be met by our customer service (early morning flight) and later transferred to Namanga boarder town, where you will go under migration formalities and exchange of the vehicle and proceed to Arusha or ( assisted to board a Shuttle for Arusha). On arrival at Arusha you will be met and transferred to restaurant for your lunch. Soon after lunch you will depart for Tarangire National Park, Tanzania third largest park. Here you will find a geologic landscape as diverse as the wildlife, with nine distinct vegetation zones ranging from grassland to woodland, from deep gully vegetation to scattered rocky hilltops. See the distinctive bulbous baobab trees and the dramatic vistas of the Tarangire River. The river attracts an abundance of wildlife, from elephant, loin, cheetah and buffalo to a variety of colorful birds.
You will check-in at TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE or SIMILAR for lunch opened in 1995, the lodge can accommodate 160 guests in 75 suites, each enjoying wall-to-wall carpeting, a private lounge with a mini bar, a bedroom with two queen size beds and ample room for a third, an en-suite bathroom with shaver sockets and a hair dryer, and a private verandah which offers stunning views over the baobab studded landscape. Enjoy an after game drive diner and overnight at TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE (BLD).
Day 02 : TARANGIRE - NGORONGORO CRATER
Soon after breakfast you will depart to Ngorongoro Crater and descend into the crater for game viewing. Ngorongoro crater is referred by many people as "eighth wonder of the world". The crater walls are 2000ft high and the floor spreads for 102sq miles, a truly awesome sight. It contains a river, several swamps, a soda lake-complete with flamingoes, a forest and open plains. A virtual "Noah's Ark", the crater is home to almost every species of wildlife indigenous to East Africa which include, gazelle, elphant, lion, leopard, cheetah, rhino, buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and numerous hippo. Eagles, cranes, storks and hundred of other birds also inhabit this spectacular area.
At the end of the day you will ascend the crater wall NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE or SIMILAR situated at the rim of the crater for dinner and overnight.
Day 03 : NGORONGORO - SERENGETI
Soon after breakfast, proceed with your safari to Serengeti National Park via the famous "Olduvia Gorge" where Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey made their discovery of the early man. After visiting the small museum and attending a short lecture describing the archeological digs and geology of the gorge, continue with your safari to the vast Serengeti plain with game drive en-route which covers an area of over 14,763 sq kms. The park is inhabited by more than 3 million mammals, including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo, gazelles, antelope, giraffe, hyena, and all of the little animals e.g rock hyrax, bat eared foxes etc. You will have two extensive game drives today in this fabulous park and you gona need many films.
You will check in at SERENGETI SOPA LODGE or SIMILAR looking over the seemingly endless Serengeti Plains, the Serengeti Sopa Lodge is a tranquil oasis set in over 14,000 square kilometers. The Serengeti Sopa Lodge was opened in 1992; the lodge can accommodate 170 guests in 79 suites, each room having wall-to-wall carpeting, a private lounge with a mini bar, a bedroom with two queen size beds and ample room for a third, an en-suite bathroom with shaver sockets and a hair dryer, and a private verandah which offers stunning views over the plains of Serengeti. Dinner and overnight SERENGETI SOPA LODGE (BLD).
Day 04 : SERENGETI
Full day is spent at the vast Serengeti plains with two extensive game drives today in this fabulous park and you gona need many films. All meals and overnight at SERENGETI SOPA LODGE or SIMILAR (BLD).
NOTE: An optional balloon ride can be done this morning at an extra cost.
Day 05 : SERENGETI
Soon after breakfast we depart to Lobo area in Serengeti National Park. Two extensive game drives today in this vast fabulous park and you gona need many films. All meals and overnight at LOBO WILDLIFE LODGE or SIMILAR (BLD).
Day 06 : SERENGETI - LAKE NARTON
Soon after breakfast we depart to Lake Narton. A soda lake famous for its large population of flamingos. Lake Natron is a hauntingly beautiful base for one-day treks to the active volcano of Ol Donyo Lengai. Called 'the mountain of the gods' by the local Maasai, Ol Donyo Lengai makes a thrilling overnight trek - its summit remains gently active and molten ash is visible from its peak.. All meals and overnight at LOBO WILDLIFE LODGE or SIMILAR (BLD).
Day 07 : LAKE NARTON - LAKE MANYARA
Soon after lunch you will depart to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is beautiful small park known for it's lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees, elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and variety of entelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippo's. The park is also home to many species of birds and one of the few places you will be able to see the comical ground hornbill.
With game drive en-route you will check-in at LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE or SIMILAR . Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo-frosted expanse of Lake Manyara's gleaming alkaline waters, the lodge commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley. Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara's unique birdlife, the lodge draws on an inspirational architectural motif that melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai Bomas (encampments) whilst the vibrantly colored frescoes lining walls are designed to depict the colorful intricacy of bird migratory patterns.The ambiance of the lodge is a fusion of lakeside tranquility, towering volcanic splendor and adventure-packed sporting activity. Dinner and overnight at LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE (BLD).
Day 08 : LAKE MANYARA - ARUSHA - NAIROBI
Ejoy early morning games drive and later you will depart for Arusha, arriving in time for lunch at IMPALA HOTEL. Soon after lunch you will be transferred to Namanga, exchange of vehicles and proceed to Nairobi or (assisted to board the afternoon Shuttle to Nairobi) arriving at 6:30pm. (You can be dropped at the Airport or your hotel) (B L).