A great safari combination, that will bring you close to Tanzania’s incredibly diverse flora, fauna and culture. This safari combines the classic Tanzania attractions with beautiful lodges and a luxury semi-permanent tented camp strategically located for the best game viewing in the Serengeti.

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Pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations.

Visit Mto Wa Mbu Village for an insight into the local culture where you can visit the local market

Enjoy some of the best game viewing in the Serengeti from game drives in Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti National Park.

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Day 1

Kilimanjaro - Arusha

Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport, where you are met by Ranger Safaris vehicle and driver-guide for transfer to your first hotel located on the outskirts of Arusha Town Centre.

Day 2

Arusha-Lake Manyara

Morning at leisure (optional activities available at the hotel and can be arranged and paid for direct), followed by lunch. Afternoon departure for Arusha, heading south towards Tarangire. Enroute you will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. At the town of Makuyuni you will turn north-west and continue the journey up through a scenic escarpment that brings you to your lodge, perched on the edge of the Rift Valley with stunning views over the distant Lake Manyara. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Lake Manyara

Depart the lodge in the early morning after breakfast for game drives in Manyara National Park, viewing the abundance of game within the park. Early afternoon continue to your camp for lunch followed by an excursion to Mto Wa Mbu Village for an insight into the local culture. Here you will have the opportunity to visit the local market, interact with the local people and experience how they live and work. There is an opportunity to visit a local school and church. You then return back to the lodge late afternoon. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4

Lake Manyara – Serengeti

Leaving Lake Manyara behind, the journey continues north-west across the stunning hilly countryside of Karatu and the highlands which is filled with wheat and coffee plantations and then into the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. From here lie the vast plains of the Serengeti, where you'll hopefully start spotting game well before you enter into the park. Following a late lunch, the remainder of the day will be on a game drive. When you return to camp as the sun sets, the fire will be lit and you'll be able to enjoy a nice warm shower before settling down to a relaxing evening taking in the night sounds of the bush. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Serengeti

Morning, afternoon or full day game drives with a picnic lunch. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Serengeti

Morning, afternoon or full day game drives with a picnic lunch. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Serengeti-Ngorongoro

After breakfast you depart for Ngorongoro Crater, viewing game across the vast Serengeti plains, stopping off at Olduvai Gorge enroute. The Gorge acquired its name from the Sansevieria bush that grows profusely in the area, named Olduvai by the Massai. The Gorge is about 50km long and in some places around 90m deep and is found between the Crater and the Serengeti. It was first discovered by a German entomologist named Professor Kattwinkel, who instigated an expedition just before the First World War.

Later, the exploration was continued by Dr Louis Leakey and his wife, who in 1959 found humanoid remains of Zinjanthropus, later renamed Australapithicus Boisei, an early form of man. You will have time to walk through the simple small museum at the Gorge, where you can view copy displays of some of the finds as well as pictures of what life was like for the Gorge's earliest inhabitants. Following a picnic lunch, you continue the journey to your lodge, arriving in the late afternoon. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8

Ngorongoro

A highlight awaits you this morning as you depart 4x4 to explore what is commonly referred to as the world's largest wildlife zoo. After breakfast, you'll descend through the early morning mists and 2,000 feet into the crater. Ngorongoro Crater is the world's largest intact volcanic caldera and is also one of the world's seven natural wonders. Due to its size and diversity, the crater floor is comprised of several distinct habitats, ranging from forest, swamps, lakes and springs, to open grassland and some sandy dunes. It's an awesome wildlife experience. Late afternoon return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9

Ngorongoro – Arusha – Kilimanjaro

After a relaxing breakfast, head south-east towards the highlands and Karatu. The scenery gradually changes into wheat plains and coffee plantations, before heading down through the scenic Rift Valley escarpment with great views of Lake Manyara beyond. Once on the main Arusha - Dodoma road, the journey will pass through the Masai Steppe filled with many picturesque African villages as well as maize, coffee and banana plantations. Upon arrival into Arusha lunch will be provided, followed by transfer to Kilimanjaro Airport for departure flight. (B)(L)

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