This safari takes you to Tarangire for 2 nights, then you visit the Ngorongoro Crater for a day and lastly you stay 2 nights in Northern Serengeti. The safari takes you to some of the best places in Tanzania to view wildlife in their natural setting.
This itinerary is perfect for those who want to take advantage of the great game-viewing in Tanzania’s flagship national parks, the Serengeti, the Ngorongoro conservation area and Tarangire, within a week. Extra nights can be added in Serengeti for a longer stay. Travellers will stay at Nimali Tarangire , a fairly new camp in Tarangire National park which opened in June 2015, Tloma Lodge – built on the foothills of the highlands of Ngorongoro, with views of coffee plantations and the walls of the crater, and then on to the brand new Nimali Mara Camp which is open from July 2019
Nimali Tarangire is an exclusive luxury lodge located on the eastern boundary of Tarangire National Park that is renowned for its stunning baobab trees and large concentration of elephants. Nimali Mara Camp is a small, intimate safari camp with only 10 tents. Located about 30 minutes from the Mara River in a small kopje, the camp fits naturally into its surroundings amongst the trees and boulders with an infinity pool set within a natural cave.
DAY 1 KILIMANJARO – TARANGIRE
Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport to arrive in the morning or early afternoon (latest by 2.00 pm). Met by a Nimali vehicle and driver-guide for transfer straight to Nimali Tarangire, a journey lasting approximately 3 hours. Evening game drive in the private wildlife concession around the camp. Dinner and overnight at Nimali Tarangire.
DAY 2 TARANGIRE
After breakfast, depart with packed lunches for a full day tour of Tarangire National Park. In the evening, return to Nimali Tarangire for dinner and overnight.
DAY 3 TARANGIRE – NGORONGORO
Breakfast at the lodge and then depart by 9 am for Ngorongoro, arriving at about 11.15 am. Descend into the Crater for game viewing and a picnic lunch. Later in the afternoon, drive out of the crater and on to nearby Karatu for the night. Dinner and overnight at Tloma Lodge.
DAY 4 NGORONGORO – MANYARA – SERENGETI
Breakfast at the lodge. Depart by 8.30 am for Manyara, getting there at about 9.15 am. Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park for about 3 hours. Later exit the Park and drive to Manyara airstrip where you will have a picnic lunch while waiting to board the flight. Board the scheduled flight to Kogatende, departing at 1.40 pm to arrive at 3.05 pm. Met at the airstrip by a Nimali safari vehicle and driver-guide. Start game viewing in the Serengeti National Park en route to the Nimali Mara Camp arriving for afternoon tea. Have a further evening game drive from camp followed by dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 SERENGETI
After breakfast leave for an early morning game drive. Mornings are a great time for watching lions in action and getting a glimpse of the endangered black rhino. Come back to camp for a hot lunch and relax during the afternoon. Head out for an evening game drive before returning to camp for cocktails and canapés as you watch the sun set. A perfect end to a perfect day, enjoying the dramatic shades of the African sunset!
DAY 6 SERENGETI – KILIMANJARO
Breakfast at camp. Check out and transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro for onward connections (flight departs at 09:25 am to arrive at 12:30 pm, approximately, via Arusha).