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Tanzania 5 Days Luxury  - Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongo Crater

Tanzania 5 Days Luxury - Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongo Crater

Tanzania 5 Days Luxury  - Tarangire, Serengeti & Ngorongo Crater

A stunning Five days of wildlife wonders starts in Arusha and takes in the 'classic' destinations of Tarangire, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro. Lion and cheetah, elephants and buffalo, as well as fascinating birdlife, all in incredible environments, provide the highlights with your own private vehicle to enjoy your wonderful experiences from the beginning till the end of your trip.

Accommodation: To some travelers' luxury is more important. With comfort plus you will stay in lodges or tented camps where the quality of services and facilities is that of big hotel. Tanzania Horizon Safaris will pamper you on your Comfort Plus safari.

DAY 1 - ARUSHA TO TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Today we set out early, collecting you from your Arusha hotel and heading south to stunning Tarangire National Park. We arrive at picnic site, in time for a pleasant lunch. Your afternoon game-drive will reveal all the wonders of Tarangire, a National Park often referred to as the 'Elephant Playground'. Herds of up to 300 of these mighty mammals are sometimes seen in the park.

Serengeti may be better known, but Tarangire in the dry season easily rivals it for animal densities. As well as the herds of elephant Tarangire is home to buffalo, lion, wildebeest, zebra and gazelle while gerenuk and fringe-eared oryx are 'local specialties'. Lake Burungi's marshy shores are the lure for these mammals and the waters attract many beautiful bird species, too. Look out for giant kingfishers, hoopoes and the delightfully-named white-bellied go-away bird. Tarangire is noted for its splendid baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia woodland. At the end of an inspiring afternoon amongst the wildlife, we retire to the lodge for an evening meal and some rest.

Accommodation: Lemala Mpingo Ridge Tented Lodge OR Similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

Journey time and Distance: 2 hours, 120 km from Arusha to Tarangire National Park

DAY 2 - TARANGIRE TO SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, we collect our lunch boxes and Our journey takes us west and north, our exciting destination being a name familiar to everyone - the Serengeti! Along the way, the sheer scale of the territory and the raw beauty of the landscapes reveal themselves and your driver-guide will help you to spot animals and birds. This is just a preview of things to come, for the Serengeti is home to what is possibly the world's greatest gathering of wildlife.

After enjoying a picnic lunch, you'll be eager to pursue some more great wildlife-spotting opportunities in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Set in the grasslands, savannahs, woods and mountain scenery, which creature will show itself next? These 'endless plains' are home to elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo and crocodile the adventure has truly begun. At the end of the afternoon, exhausted and exhilarated, it's back to your lodge for dinner and to talk about the many fantastic experiences you've had today.

Accommodation: Melia Serengeti Lodge OR Similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

Journey time and Distance: 4.5 hours, 205 km from Tarangire to Serengeti National Park

DAY 3 - SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Waking up in the Serengeti is something really special. Sights, sounds and smells of Africa are all around us, and ahead is a full day of adventure in the world's most famous national park. After breakfast, we start today with the morning section of our game drive in Serengeti National Park, marvelling at the stunning scenery, ever changing light and always entertaining wildlife, all explained to you by your expert driver-guide.

After our picnic lunch, we set off again, searching for wildlife in this awe-inspiring park. Serengeti's wonders evolve subtly as the day progresses. The myriad animals and birds are the 'stars of the show' and Nature's dramas can unfold at any time. Of course, the animals don't work to any schedule, so we may find lion or leopard, elephant and zebra, cheetah and antelope at any time on our drives. At the end of the afternoon, we return to the lodge for dinner and some much needed rest.

Note: For those who have booked the Balloon Safari for today, you will be picked up from the camp at 05.00 hours for a 06.00 hours departure. If you wish to book balloon safari, please let us know in advance, The price is $595 per person. After your 60-90 minute (depending on wind condition) aerial adventure, expereince bush breakfast and champagne, thereafter your driver guide will pick you up for your full-day game drive.

Accommodation: Melia Serengeti Lodge OR Similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

DAY 4 - SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR

The exciting sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. We make the most of the day with a 08:00 start, heading off on our morning game-drive. Later, the adventure will continue when we travel up to Ngorongoro, another African icon.

It's almost impossible to spend too much time in Serengeti and with more than 1.6 million herbivores plus thousands of predators there's always something new and interesting to see. The changing seasons and natural light simply add to the diversity. This morning your driver-guide will help you spot some more of the many species at Serengeti, teaching you about their fascinating habits and habitats.

After a pleasant picnic lunch, it's time to drive eastwards to visit another spectacular setting for Tanzania's wildlife, the famous Ngorongoro Crater. On arrival, settle in at the lodge while a tasty, hot dinner is prepared for you. Tomorrow, the wonders of the crater await us.

Accommodation: Lions Paw Camp OR Similar

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Picnic lunch box and Dinner

Journey time and Distance: 3.5 hours, 145 km from Serengeti to Ngorongoro

DAY 5 - NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR TO ARUSHA OR AIRPORT

Today may be 'departure day', but there will be plenty of time to enjoy another true spectacle, before your thoughts turn to home. Ngorongoro Crater is often referred to as a wonder of the world and your early morning game drive shows you why.

First, there's the volcanic caldera (the world's largest), full of grassland, forest and swamp, a setting of jaw-dropping beauty. Secondly, the permanent water of the crater floor supports a resident population of more than 25,000 large mammals. Here you'll find many of the reasons you chose to come on safari: elephant, lion, leopard, hyena, jackal, wallowing hippo, waterbuck, baboons... even the rare black rhino finds shelter here.

Sharing this awesome space with the animals are the Maasai, grazing their cattle in an area which has been a separate conservation area since 1956 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. This harmonious co-habitation of man and beast makes Ngorongoro unique in Tanzania and your driver guide will be pleased to explain this incredible co-existence to you.

After your early morning game drive, we have our picnic lunch in the crater before we return to the airport for your flight home. You will drive for 5 hours from Ngorongoro Crater floor to Kilimanjaro International Airport, Read Departure Instructions below

Meal Plan: Breakfast and Picnic lunch box

Journey time and Distance: 5 hours, 245 km from Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Airport

DEPARTURE INSTRUCTIONS:

This Tour ends at Kilimanjaro International Airport at 17:30hrs, you can only depart on this day if you have booked a Domestic flight which departs from Kilimanjaro International Airport at 19:40hrs and onwards or an International Flight which departs at 21:00hrs and onwards. Otherwise, you will need to book a post night Accommodation if you are departing with any earlier flight.

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