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Hiking And Camping

  • Visit Manyara National Park
  • Enter an authentic Masai Bomo
  • Ascend to the bottom of Ngorongoro Crater
  • Hike into the Empakaai Centre
  • Camp in the Serengeti
  • Fly over the rift valley
Day 1
Arusha

Transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Arusha.

Day 2
Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Depart for Lake Manyara, driving via Makuyuni and Mto wa Mbu village.
Apart from its abundant bird life, Lake Manyara National Park is also famous for its tree-climbing lions.
Game drive with picnic lunch.

Day 3
Lake Manyara National Park – Ngorongoro Crater

Depart for Ngorongoro Crater. Visit an authentic Masai Boma this morning.

The crater is 2000ft. deep, and considered to be the 8th wonder of the world. Ngorongoro Crater is the largest intact caldera in the world with an abundance of wildlife permanently resident on the crater floor.

This afternoon, enjoy an adventurous hike into the Empakaai Crater.

Day 4
Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, descend into the crater for full day game viewing with picnic lunch. Here you can see a spectacular concentration of wildlife, including the big five. Drive across the dense forest and near the soda lake and enjoy viewing a variety of bird life. Ascend to the lodge from the 2000ft. deep crater.

Enroute to your lodge, visit a local Maasai Boma (village) for a cultural experience.

Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti National Park

Depart for the Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch, famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelle join the
wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the
abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains.

There is more to Serengeti than large mammals. There are over 500 species of birds, and your guide will also introduce you to the small five’.

Stop enroute at Olduvai Gorge, site of archeological findings where traces of pre-historic man dating back to 3.5 million years ago have been discovered. Visit the on-site museum and witness a panoramic view of the historical excavation site.

After noon game drive.

Day 6
Serengeti National Park

Enjoy a full day safari with a picnic lunch in the Serengeti exploring the local ecosystem.

Day 7
Serengeti National Park – Arusha

Transfer to Seronera Airstrip.
Depart for Arusha by light aircraft, flying over the Ngorongoro Crater and great rift valley. The flight might make one or more intermediary stops to pick up or drop other passengers.

Transfer from Arusha Airport to Arusha town.
Arrive at the Arusha Coffee Lodge where you will enjoy lunch in the lush green gardens. After lunch you may have some time to visit Shanga, an uplifting local community social enterprise which employs people with disabilities to create unique handmade gifts.

Transfer from Arusha to Kilimanjaro Airport.