Day 1 Lake Manyara National Park
Pickup from your hotel at 8am and start a beautiful journey across the Great Rift Valley for a full day game drive. Although small in dimension (205 sq. miles), the park has breathtaking scenery and well famous for its lush acacia forest, giant figs and mahogany trees, as well as to a growing population of baboons and blue monkeys. Permanent residents of this park also include giraffes, elephants, impalas and a huge amount of buffaloes. The lake is also home to a large number of hippos. Afternoon return to the camp for dinner.
Possibility to upgrade your accommodation level.
NOTE: You can replace this park with Tarangire NP or add an extra day and visit both.
Day 2 Serengeti National park
After an early breakfast, depart towards the most famous National park in the World, the Serengeti. The driving itself, although long, is spectacular. As you progress well into the Serengeti, you will see why the name means, in local language, "endless plains". It is the home of the Great Migration and to 2 million wildebeests, hundreds of thousands of zebras and all kinds of antelopes. As for Big Cats and large predators, it's the place of choice to look out for lions, cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, with many television scenes like the famous river crossings having been filmed in this park.
Possibility to downgrade or upgrade your accommodation level
Day 3 Serengeti National Park
Full day in the Serengeti National Park. On every day of the safari, your guide will discuss with you the best timings for you, including the game drives and the wake up time. For example, on this day, you could do a morning game drive, return to the camp for lunch and relaxation and finish with an afternoon game drive, or you could do a full day game drive with picnic lunch.
Possibility to downgrade or upgrade your accommodation level.
Day 4 Serengeti to Ngorongoro
On this day we suggest a very early wake up in order to do an early morning game drive and see one of the best sunrises you'll ever witness. After the game drive, we return to the camp for a rewarding brunch and then we'll proceed to Ngorongoro, the 8th wonder of the Natural World.The crater has a river, several swamps, a soda lake with a great concentration of flamingos, a forest and open plains. Ngorongoro Crater is truly a Wonder of the Natural World.
You will reach Ngorongoro in time for a sundowner. Possibility to upgrade your accommodation level.
Day 5 Ngorongoro Crater
We will start the day very early and descend into the crater floor for an incredible morning of wildlife in one of the most stunning places on Earth. After the game drive, there will be time for a picnic lunch near the beautiful hippo Lake. We expect to be back in Arusha around 5pm although we are flexible in case there is a flight to catch or another situation.