Day 2. Arusha to Lake Manyara National park
Depart from the lodge in the morning and drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The park is perhaps best known for its flamingos, pelicans, and cormorants but it is also the home for a few hundred other species of birds; it is, therefore, a paradise for ornithologists. With a bit of luck, you might see elephants in the wooded regions and with even fortune the tree-climbing lions. Indeed, it was thought for a long time that the Lake Manyara Np is the only place where lions can be found with this typical behavior of climbing trees. Baboons and vervet monkeys are also found amongst the forested areas and in the more open spaces, giraffes nibble at the fresh leaves while the various types of antelopes common to the region browse for tasty shoots; Dinner and overnight at Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
Day 3. Lake Manyara National park – Lake Eyasi
Lake Eyasi; The Mildly Alkaline Lake. Enjoy walks along the shores of the lake and spend afternoons exploring the area dotted with ancient Baobab trees. Go on a hunting expedition with a Hadzabe family – Africa’s last remaining hunter-gatherers, to see their astonishing ability to track and hunt small game.
The Hadzabe and Datoga people still make a living by hunting small wild animals and gathering wild fruits. These people are also referred to as the Bushmen. The tour will involve hunting, their cultural practices, and the Lake Eyasi tour. Drive to Arusha for Dinner and overnight at Lake Eyasi Safari Lodge.
Day 4. Lake Eyasi – Serengeti National park
In the morning, we will depart from the Lodge and head towards Serengeti National Park across the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority (Loduare Gate). The stretch of road towards the park’s gates offers a fantastic opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat, often during migration including wildebeests, zebras, impalas, and lions. We will have a picnic lunch at the gate of the Serengeti National Park (Naabi Gate) where you can also follow a trail to the top of the hill which boasts stunning views over the famous Serengeti. With the game drive en-route, we will head for dinner and overnight at Thorn Tree Camp.
Day 5. Serengeti full day
This will be a full-day game drive in the Serengeti and the park has a lot to be seeing and need enough time for game viewing. You will leave the lodge for a morning game drive till afternoon and drive back to the lodge for Hot lunch have a short siesta and back to the park for a late afternoon game drive which is good for the great pictures of animals and the sunset. You will head back to the Camp for dinner and overnight at Thorn Tree Camp.
Day 6. Serengeti – Ngorongoro
We’ll commence our journey in the morning where we can capture an abundance of animals as the sunrises over the Serengeti plains.
We will enjoy the game drive at Serengeti National Park in the rolling grasslands, dotted with wildlife, zebras, impalas, and hippos in their pools. In the late afternoon, after lunch at a picnic site, you will drive in direction of the Ngorongoro Crater and soon as you have reached the edge of the crater, the caldera opens up before you. This is an approximate 20 km wide crater is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to over 25,000 animals. We will visit Maasai Boma and later will drive to Rhino Lodge from where you can witness the Sunset over the Crater.
Day 7. Empakaai Crater – Arusha
In the Highlands area of the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area, there are some great opportunities for breaking up a vehicle-based safari and stretching your legs. The stunning but relatively unknown Empakaai Crater lies some 40km north-east of its famous neighbor, the Ngorongoro Crater.
From the moment you arrive at Empakaai, you will be treated to splendid views of the Empakaai Crater. Then accompanied by an experienced guide and an NCA ranger, you’ll begin the 30-45 minutes descent into the crater through the thick, mountainous forest. Down on the Crater floor, there’s superb birding around the lake, and the chance to see flamingos as well as some big game like buffalo, hyena, and elephant, by late afternoon will depart and head to Arusha for Dinner and overnight at Tulia Hotel and Spa.
Day 8. Departure Day
You will leave the hotel depending on your departure flight. On this day you will be required to check out your rooms before 10; 00 am so if your flight is in the evening and you require a day room use we request you to let us know prior.
INCLUDED WITH THE PACKAGE
- Ground transport using 4 x 4 Land cruiser for all the above days
- Accommodation and Meals
- Park entry fees, Camping fees, and Crater service fees.
- Guiding fees
- Transit fees
- Drinking bottled mineral water while on safaris
- Concession fees
- WMA fees
- Tips to your guide
- Visits to the Maasai villages
- Personal travel insurance
- All other items of a personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages
- Soft drinks other than the mineral water
2 pax = US $ 3,400 per person sharing.
3 pax = US $ 2,905 per person sharing.
4 pax = US $ 2,657 per person sharing.
5 pax = US $ 2,508 per person sharing.
7 pax = US $ 2,338 per person sharing.
12 pax = US $ 2,409 per person sharing.
A single room supplement is US $ 295.
There is a safari holiday for everyone
Our guided safari packages are curated to give you the backstage pass to authentic Tanzanian experiences. With 22 National Parks, four(4) travel seasons, and more than 753 hotels and lodges on your planning desk, curating a safari could be unbearable and time-consuming. Speaking of time, we have 20 years of doing it. We have slept in the beds, tasted the food, and experienced every corner in East Africa. In this regard, Gladiola Adventure Tanzania has designed safari packages in full luxury lodgings and tented campsites, comfortable mid-range adventures, and packages for more outdoor adventure like basic camping safaris. Most rewarding, all safaris are private, you will have a personal driver-guide with you the whole trip. A well-informed local and a naturalist. Just what you need for a carefree safari holiday.