9 Days Luxury Safari to Most Celebrated African Parks

Day 1:  Arrival – Arusha

Upon arrival Kilimanjaro international airport you will be met and transferred to Mt Meru Game Lodge for overnight you will be booked into this hotel into a B&B basis.

Day 2:  Arusha – Arusha National Park

Today after the breakfast you will be picking up from by your safari driver guide and drives with picnic lunch to Arusha National Park Enjoy a game drive at the park. Overnight at Mt Meru Game Lodge

Breakfast lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Arusha National Park is a gem of varied ecosystems and spectacular views of Mt. Meru, the crater that gives the region its name. The small national park includes the slopes, summit, and ash cone of Mt. Meru, the Momela Lakes, Ngurdoto Crater, and the lush highland forests that blanket its lower slopes. Game viewing around the Momela Lakes is at a laid-back and quiet pace, and while passing through the forest many visitors stop to search for troupes of rare Colubus monkeys playing in the canopy , Buffaloes, waterbucks, giraffes, warthogs, zebras and baboons can be seen all year round as well as many different bird species.

Day 3: Arusha – Tarangire

At 8am after breakfast, you will be picked up from hotel by your safari guide and driven to Tarangire National Park. Enjoy the wildlife Overnight  at Tarangire Treetop Lodge.

Breakfast lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Tarangire National Park is almost 3000 sq km in size and is probably best known for its huge numbers of elephants and baobab trees. The name of the park comes from the Tarangire River which crosses through the park. Tarangire is especially spectacular during the dry season (June – November) as wildlife concentrations rival that of the Serengeti (since enormous populations of elephants and other animals are drawn to the Tarangire River as their only source of water). With its varied habitats and permanent water in the Tarangire River the park is home to over 2000 elephants and 500 bird species.

Day 4: Full Tarangire

Today you will be picked up from the lodge and drive for the second day game drive in Tarangire national park. Overnight  at Tarangire Treetop Lodge.

Breakfast lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Day 5: Tarangire – Serengeti

Today after breakfast you will depart for Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch box.

Enjoy and afternoon game drive before moving onto Four Season Lodge.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

The Serengeti National Park is the world’s last great wildlife refuge as it contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The area covers 14,763 sq kms and the name Serengeti comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains.

Day 6: Full Serengeti

Today you will be picked up by your safari guide for your game drive

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Overnight at Katikati Tented Camp

Drinking water will be provided every day per person. Overnight at Four Season Lodge.

The Central Serengeti offers superb game viewing all year round due to its abundance of resident animals. Specifically, the Seronera River Valley in the Central Serengeti is a ‘must see’ on every safari regardless of the specific month of travel. Game viewing in Central Serengeti is at its best during the dry season (June – November) as resident animals are more concentrated in the immediate area due to the lack of water on the plains. Resident herbivores include impala, buffalo, hippo, warthog, topi, hartebeest and giraffe. Resident carnivores include lion and leopard.

Day 7: Serengeti – Ngorongoro

Half day game drive in Serengeti and then later you will drive to the rim of Ngorongoro Crater

Later on you will drive to Ngorongoro Serena Lodge for overnight.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

There are several documented resident lion prides just within a one-hour game drive radius from Seronera. During the dry season, the resident prides begin to shift west and north in their territories and concentrate in the central region of the park. The dry season is a particularly good time for lion viewing in the Central Serengeti? The Central Serengeti is also one of the best areas in Africa to spot the elusive leopard. You may be lucky enough to encounter this majestic cat in the branches of the sausage trees that dot the banks of the Seronera River.

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

At 6:30 am breakfast, descend into the crater for a crater game tour.

Later on the day you will drive back to Arusha Overnight at Gran Melia Arusha.

Breakfast and lunch provided. Drinking water will be provided every day per person.

Often called the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact crater in the world. About 2 million years ago the Ngorongoro volcano erupted, and its walls collapsed. The volcano floor sank to create a natural enclosure with its 600m tall walls. Now, at over 19 kilometres wide, Ngorongoro Crater is filled with great areas of acacia forest, hippo filled swamps and open grasslands. These different habitats contain over 30,000 animals – including elephants, warthogs, flamingoes, magnificent birdlife, the rare black rhinoceros and all the predatory cats. The Maasai can also be seen grazing their cattle alongside the buffalo and wildebeest.

Day 9: Arusha – Departure

Today you will be picked from the hotel and transferred to kilimanjaro international airport for your fight back home.