Discover Tanzania with Shemeji Safari
The best of northern parks in 8 days’ time! You'll be visiting Tarangire National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti National Park, Lake Natron and Lake Manyara. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and great view of the animals as you do game drives around the parks. This itinerary offers a unique game drive and walking safari in the Ikona Wildlife Management Area and overnight in a Maasai boma lodge! This is an upgraded camping safari with comfortable accommodation.
Day 1 - Tarangire National Park
Today your safari adventure begins! We pick you up from your hotel in or around Arusha. During the 2,5 hour drive you will enjoy the view of the beautiful nature, landscapes and local communities. We’ll do a full day game drive in Tarangire which is famous for its large numbers of elephants, baobab trees and tree climbing African Pythons. At the end of the day we go to Africa Safari Lake Manyara. First you can take a dive into the swimming pool!
Day 2 - Ngorongoro Crater
Today we wake up early in the morning and after breakfast we will drive into the amazing Ngorongoro crater. The Ngorongoro crater is the largest intact crater in the world. The crater life estimated 30,000 large mammals. Due to its natural borders, there is an abundance of wildlife throughout the conservation area which is home to the Big Five including the African Black Rhino as well as hyena, zebra and elephants to name a few. You overnight Eileens Trees Lodge a beautiful lodge situated in lush gardens.
Day 3 and 4 - Serengeti Central / Ikoma
On day three we will head towards the Serengeti. After a few hour drive we will arrive at the Serengeti gate. After lunch we do a game drive all afternoon in this beautiful park. The Serengeti is known for its endless plains of savannah and forest landscapes. The park is famous for the migration involving about 1.5 million herbivores and followers. At the end of the day we arrive at Africa Safari Ikoma. Located between Serengeti Seronera, Grumeti and Ikorongo Game Reserves the location is perfect for exploring the Serengeti. It’s the perfect retreat for a relaxing moment watching birdlife or rather just relax while listening to the sounds of the African bush.
The next day we will start the day with a game drive in the Ikona Wildlife Management Area. This area supports a variety of wildlife across 242 square kilometres of pristine wilderness including herds of elephant, waterbuck, Black and White colobus monkeys, shy leopard and both the Greater and the Lesser Kudu. In the afternoon we will explore the area by foot with a ranger (walking safari) which will end with a sundowner. A unique experience! You spend another night at Africa Safari Ikoma.
Day 5 - Ikoma / Serengeti north
On the fifth day we continue our game drive in Serengeti and we will be heading north. In the migration season we can pass by the Mara river. Be amazed by the thousands of animals crossing the river. A once in a lifetime experience! At the end of the day we overnight at Africa Safari Maasai Boma Lodge. As the accommodation’s name suggests, it is inspired by a traditional Maasai boma. Look around you and you’ll understand why; you’re in their midst. The village is called Ololosokwan and although not located in an official game reserve or national park, even here you can find game.
Day 6 - North / Lake Natron
After breakfast we head to Lake Natron. The drives from the northern Serengeti are remote, with a desolate, other-worldly beauty and an incomparable feeling of space and antiquity. The roads pass through untraveled Maasai land, with small bomas and big mountains often in view in a wild, cauterised landscape. From June to November at the lake around two million flamingos gather. On the way to the lodge we can make a stop at the hot springs. We overnight at Africa Safari Lake Natron. The lodge has a swimming pool that is embedded in its surrounding landscapes and comes complete with stunning views of neighbouring Mount Ol Doinyo Lengai, a still-active volcano. Enjoy the view! From the lodge you can take a 10 minute walk to the lake with your guide.
Day 7 - Lake Natron Waterfalls
In the morning your guide will take you for an adventurous walk to the waterfalls (make sure to bring walking shoes). After lunch you’ll head to Mto Wa Mbu where you overnight at Africa Safari Lake Manyara.
Day 8 - Lake Manyara
Today we will go to Lake Manyara. This park is known for its breath taking panoramic views, waterfalls, babbling brooks with clear water and hot springs. We do a game drive in Lake Manyara all day and in the afternoon we drive back to Arusha where we arrive before dinner.
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