DAY 1: KILIMANJARO – TARANGIRE
Fly into Kilimanjaro International Airport to arrive in the morning or early afternoon (latest by 2.00 pm). Met by your 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 – CENTRAL SERENGETI
Breakfast at the lodge. Depart by 7.30 am for Manyara, getting there at about 8.15 am. Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park for about 3 hours. Later exit the Park and drive to Manyara airstrip where you will board the scheduled flight to Seronera, departing at 11.30 pm to arrive at 12.15 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 Central Serengeti arriving for afternoon tea. Have a further evening game drive from camp followed by dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: CENTRAL 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: NORTH SERENGETI
Breakfast at camp. Check out and transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Kogatende (flight departs at 09:00 am to arrive at 10:05 am) Met at the airstrip by a Nimali Mara safari vehicle and driver-guide. Start game viewing in the North Serengeti en route to the camp for check in and lunch. Later, enjoy evening game drive from camp followed by dinner and overnight.
DAY 7: NORTH SERENGETI
A Serengeti game viewing day. After breakfast this morning, enjoy a game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is also evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, antelope, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, lions, and in season the spectacular migration of the wildebeest. In late afternoon we venture out in another game drive. Everywhere there are animals, monkeys and, yes, birds…but look closely and you will thrill to the huge jungle cats—lion, leopard and cheetah—just watching the world go by. Rhino, gazelle, antelope and massive elephants by the hundreds. Animals in the trees, on the wing, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers and in streams. Enjoy it all!
All Meals and overnight at Nimali Mara Camp
DAY 8: SERENGETI – KILIMANJARO
Breakfast at camp. Check out and transfer to the airstrip for scheduled flight to Kilimanjaro for onward connections (flight departs at 10:45 am to arrive at 1:00 pm, approximately, via Arusha).