Day 1 – Arrival into Tanzania - Kilimanjaro Airport to West Kilimanjaro

You will be met on arrival at Kilimanjaro airport and welcomed by your guide before the transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to West Kilimanjaro.

Overnight Kambi ya Tembo - Standard room or Shumata Camp (Luxury). Full Board.

Day 2 – West Kilimanjaro

Enjoy a visit to an authentic Maasai Boma, a village of local tribesmen.

Authentic Maasai Boma visit:

When visiting the local Maasai, you will be escorted by your personal Maasai guide. The best time to visit is early morning at sunrise or late evening just before sunset. If you visit at other times of the day, the Maasai will be out with the herds of cattle. You will get to see the cows being milked and have a chance to talk to the villagers. The Maasai here are very welcoming, polite and happy to have a rare visitor. This allows you to have a more open and focused experience getting to know each other and understand their local traditions and way of life.

Afternoon game drive with picnic lunch.

Overnight Kambi ya Tembo - Standard room or Shumata Camp (Luxury). Full Board.

Day 3 – West Kilimanjaro to Tarangire National Park

Depart for Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch. The name Tarangire is derived from the Tarangire River which provides permanent water for wildlife. In addition to a wide variety of mammals, over 300 species of birdlife have been recorded in this park.

Optional services (extra cost): Night game drive

Overnight Tarangire Safari Lodge - Standard room or Nimali Tarangire (Luxury). Full Board.

Day 4 – Tarangire to Lake Manyara National Park

Full day game drive in Tarangire with picnic lunch.

Depart for Lake Manyara, driving via Makuyuni and Mto wa Mbu village. Apart from its abundant bird life, Lake Manyara National Park is also famous for its tree-climbing lions.

Overnight Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge (M) - Standard room. Full Board.

Day 5 – Lake Manyara National Park

Enjoy a walk through the Mto Wa Mbu village for a cultural experience with an experienced, English-speaking guide who grew up in the area. This also has a visit to local farms, schools, a kindergarten, local homes, the market and milling machines. There is a local school, run by the people at Rhotia Valley. You can visit the school children, provided it is a school day, and interact with them. They also accept donations for the local community. Further information on this is available on their website.

http://www.rhotiavalley.com/

Game drive in Lake Manyara with picnic lunch.

Overnight Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge (M) - Standard room. Full Board.

Day 6 – Lake Manyara to Lake Eyasi

After breakfast visit the local school. Depart for Lake Eyasi, a rewarding detour on a safari trip for those looking for something remote and off the beaten path. This area is known for the Hadzabe bushmen who subsist entirely off the bush and by bow hunting. The weather is nearly always very hot, as the lake is located in floor of the Rift Valley, the oldest rift in the world.

Have a picnic lunch. Walk along the Lake, bird watching. Later in the afternoon you can go to visit the Wadatoga blacksmith who still works the old way (home made bellows and all), and come back to the Camp in time for sunset overlooking the lake.

Overnight Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp - Standard room. Full Board.

Day 7 – Lake Eyasi to Ngorongoro Crater

Early morning with the Hadzabe Bushmen (East Africa's last true hunter-gatherers), seeing them on their way to hunt.

Have a picnic lunch. Depart for Ngorongoro Crater. The crater is 2000ft. deep, and considered to be the 8th wonder of the world.

Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor.

Enjoy an adventurous guided hike to the Empakaai Crater.

Overnight Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge - Standard room or Serena Lodge (Luxury). Full Board.

Day 8 – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, descend into the crater for full day game viewing with picnic lunch. Here you can see a spectacular concentration of wildlife, including the big five. Drive across the dense forest and near the soda lake and enjoy viewing a variety of bird life. Ascend to the lodge from the 2000ft deep crater.

Overnight Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge - Standard room or Serena Lodge (Luxury). Full Board.

Day 9 – Ngorongoro to Serengeti National Park

Depart for the Serengeti National Park, famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson's gazelle join the wildebeest's trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant's gazelle. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowl the south-eastern plains.

There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. There are over 500 species of birds, and your guide will also introduce you to the small five'. Stop enroute at Olduvai Gorge, site of archaeological findings where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. Visit the on-site museum and witness a panoramic view of the historical excavation site.

Overnight Kiota Camp - Standard room or Lemala Ewanjan (Luxury). Full Board.

Day 10 – Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full day safari with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti exploring the local ecosystem.

Overnight Kiota Camp - Standard room or Lemala Ewanjan (Luxury). Full Board.

OPTION 1 - 11 Day programme

Day 11 Serengeti Seronera - Arusha

Depart for Arusha by light aircraft, flying over the Ngorongoro Crater and great rift valley. The flight might make one or more intermediary stops to pick up or drop other passengers. Transfer from Arusha Airport to Arusha town.

Arrive at the Arusha Coffee Lodge where you will enjoy a meal in the lush green gardens. After lunch you may have some time to visit Shanga, an uplifting local community social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique handmade gifts.

Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward journey.

Lunch

OPTION 2 - 13 Day programme

Day 11 Serengeti National Park

Depart for Northern Serengeti. Enjoy a full day safari with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti exploring the local ecosystem.

Staying at Buffalo Luxury Camp includes some very special and unique activities. On days 11 and 12 you will choose from a selection of activities, including 1 guided nature walking safari, 1 bush dinner, 1 bush sun downer and 1 authentic Maasai village cultural experience per stay.

Overnight Buffalo Luxury Camp (Taasa Private Reserve) - Standard room or Lemala Kuria Hills (Luxury). Full Board.

Day 12 Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full day safari with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti exploring the local ecosystem. Choose from the same selection of activities, including 1 guided nature walking safari, 1 bush dinner, 1 bush sun downer and 1 authentic Maasai village cultural experience per stay.

Overnight Buffalo Luxury Camp (Taasa Private Reserve) - Standard room or Lemala Kuria Hills (Luxury). Full Board.

Day 13 Serengeti Lobo to Arusha

Depart for Arusha by light aircraft, flying over the Ngorongoro Crater and great rift valley. The flight might make one or more intermediary stops to pick up or drop other passengers. Transfer from Arusha Airport to Arusha town.

Arrive at the Arusha Coffee Lodge where you will enjoy a meal in the lush green gardens. After lunch you may have some time to visit Shanga, an uplifting local community social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique handmade gifts.

Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport.

Lunch

Please note: Flights by Light Aircraft: 15kg checked in luggage allowance per person for flights on light aircrafts. If you require additional luggage allowance please let us know in advance.

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