BEST OF TANZANIA - A 9 Day, 11 Night African Adventure
DAY 1 - Depart USA runway for Tanzania. Your dream safari begins when you board your flight.
DAY 2 - Evening arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport. Following customs/immigrations/formalities, you will be met by our representative (look for a sign with your name) for transfer to your hotel. Overnight at the SERENA MOUNTAIN LODGE B/B basis. www.serenahotels.com
DAY 3 - Following breakfast and check-out, your guide will meet you at 8:30am for your road transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara, once one of the most popular hunting areas of Tanzania, is a 125 square mile park with a Great Rift Valley escarpment as a dramatic back drop. Two thirds of the park is covered by alkaline. Lake Manyara, situated at an altitude of 3,150 feet, is known for its tree climbing lions. Prior to checking in, you might want to enjoy shopping for curios (located at entrance of your lodge).Overnight at the LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE with all meals and game viewing activities included. www.serenahotels.com
DAY 4 - Overnight again at the LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE with all meals and game viewing activities included.
DAY 5 - Following an early morning breakfast and check-out, meet your guide at 8:30am for road transfer to Ngorongoro Crater. Morning arrival at the Ngorongoro caldera shelters, the most beautiful wildlife haven on earth. The Maasai and their cattle co-exist with the wildlife in this area, and visitors are able to appreciate this wonderful ancient interplay between wildlife and man. This natural wonder is quite possibly the largest concentration of wildlife in Africa, with an estimated average of 30,000 large mammals; in addition it is one of the rare reserves in Africa in which one often sees the black rhino. The crater measures some 16 miles wide/long, and 1,600 to 2,000 feet deep. Following an afternoon game drive, stay overnight at the NGORONGORO SERENA LODGE with all meals and game viewing activities included. www.serenahotels.com
DAY 6 - Overnight again at the NGORONGORO SERENA LODGE with all meals and game viewing activities included.
DAY 7 - Following breakfast and check-out, you will drive to Serengeti National Park. En-route you will stop by Olduvai Gorge to visit Olduvai Gorge museum. Known for hosting the discovery of 4,000 + year-old human footprints, this is truly a breath-taking affair. You will arrive at the Serengeti National Park this afternoon. The Serengeti is Tanzania's most famous park and is also the scene of the great migration, which begins in June of each year and consists of the migration of millions of zebra and wildebeest in search of food and water. You will have three days to discover this magnificent park which encompasses 5,600 square miles. Overnight at the MBUZI MAWE CAMP with all meals, and game viewing activities included. www.serenahotels.com
DAY 8 - Overnight at the MBUZI MAWE CAMP for a full day of game viewing activities with all meals included.
DAY 9 - Full day of game viewing activities with all meals included; once again overnight at the MBUZI MAWE CAMP.
DAY 10 - Following breakfast and check out, you will be met by your driver and transferred via road to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your evening return flight to USA.
DAY 11 - Morning arrival USA.
END OF JOURNEY - WELCOME HOME!
Optional extensions available for: Selous Game Reserve, Ruaha National Park, Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park, Lake Victoria, Zanzibar, Tarangire National Park plus nearby Kenya destinations.