Depart Nairobi by shuttle bus in the morning to arrive Arusha in time for lunch. After lunch join your safari driver guide and depart for Ngorongoro Conservation area arriving at your lodge later in the afternoon. Ngorongoro conservation area covers approximately 8,288 square kilometres. The crater which is at 610 metres below the crater rim has an area of 265 square kilometres and a diameter of 19 kilometres. This is the central attraction in the Area and is the largest caldera in the world that has its walls intact. Animals Expected to be seen here include: gazelles, zebra, rhino, eland, wildebeest and predators like lion, leopard, cheetah hyena and jackal. Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge or similar.
Breakfast at the lodge. Then collect picnic lunch boxes and descend into the crater for a full day crater tour returning to the lodge later in the afternoon. Dinner and overnight stay at the Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.
Depart after breakfast and drive via Ol Duvai Gorge to Serengeti National Park arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. Covering an area of 14,763 sq. km, Serengeti National Park is the largest National Park in Tanzania. It lies in a high plateau between the Ngorongoro highlands and the Kenya/Tanzania border, and extends almost to Lake Victoria to the west. Named “endless plains” by the Maasai people, you immediately experience this vastness as you enter the southeastern plains of the park from Ngorongoro.
Serengeti was declared a protected area in 1921 and gazetted as a National park in 1951, hence becoming the oldest National Park in Tanzania and undoubtedly one of the most famous wildlife sanctuaries in the world. Common animals that can be seen here are lions, buffaloes, impalas, hippos, waterbucks, elephants, cheetahs and the leopard. From December, when the long rains start, to May, eastern Serengeti plains provide the best opportunities for game viewing as hundreds of thousands of the migratory animals are concentrated in this part attracted by the short palatable grass. At 1600 hours, go on an afternoon game drive returning to the lodge later in the evening. Dinner and overnight stay at Mapito Tented Lodge or similar.
Morning and afternoon game drives in the park with all meals and overnight stay at Mapito Tented Lodge or similar.
Breakfast at the lodge then depart and drive to Lake Manyara National Park arriving in time for lunch at the lodge. This park is one of the oldest and most popular sanctuaries in East Africa. The park has a large variety of habitats, making it possible to support a wealth of wildlife in its small area. The main habitats include the shallow soda lake itself which occupies 70% of the National Park total area of 320 sq. km, the ground water forest, open grassland, acacia woodland and the rift wall. The tree climbing lion is the most famous spectacle. Besides we have the buffalo, elephants, baboons, leopards, impala, zebra Giraffe, hippos and wildebeests. This park contains over 400 species of birds. Afternoon game drive in the park.
Dinner and overnight stay at Lake Manyara Hotel or similar.
Depart after breakfast and drive to Arusha arriving in time for lunch. After lunch catch your shuttle bus back to Nairobi departing at approximately 1400 hours to arrive in Nairobi at approximately 1800 hours.
You are dropped off at a hotel within the Central Business District.