SVAT 005: 7 Days 6 Nights Tarangire/ Lake Manyara/ Ngorongoro/ Olduvai Gorge
Day 1: Nairobi – Lake Manyara
On arrival, you will be met by our customer service at the Airport (early morning flight) and later transferred to Namanga boarder town, where you will go under migration formalities and exchange of the vehicle and proceed to Arusha or ( assisted to board a Shuttle for Arusha). On arrival at Arusha you will be met and transferred to IMPALA HOTEL for your lunch. Soon after lunch you will depart to Lake Manyara National Park. Lake Manyara National Park is beautiful small park known for it’s lush vegetation and tropical forests of giant fig and mahogany trees, elephants, giraffe, buffalo, zebra and variety of antelope inhabit the park as well as a variety of monkeys and a large population of hippo’s. The park is also home to many species of birds and one of the few places you will be able to see the comical ground hornbill.
With game drive en-route you will check-in at LAKE MANYARA SERENA LODGE Standing high on the bluff of a dramatic ochre and terracotta streaked cliff above the flamingo-frosted expanse of Lake Manyara’s gleaming alkaline waters, the lodge commands panoramic views across the volcano-studded floor of the Great Rift Valley. Designed to reflect the brilliance of Lake Manyara’s unique birdlife, the lodge draws on an inspirational architectural motif that melds swooping avian curves with the gentle concentric patterns of traditional Maasai Bomas (encampments) whilst the vibrantly colored frescoes lining walls are designed to depict the colorful intricacy of bird migratory patterns. The ambiance of the lodge is a fusion of lakeside tranquility, towering volcanic splendor and adventure-packed sporting activity. Meals: Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
Soon after breakfast, proceed with your safari to Serengeti National Park via the famous “Olduvai Gorge" where Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey made their discovery of the early man. After visiting the small museum and attending a short lecture describing the archeological digs and geology of the gorge, continue with your safari to the vast serengeti plain with game drive en-route which covers an area of over 14,763sq kms. The park is inhabited by more than 3 million mammals, including lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, buffalo, gazelles, antelope, giraffe, hyena, and all of the little animals e.g rock hyrax, bat eared foxes etc. You will have two extensive game drives today in this fabulous park and you will need many films.
You will check in at SERENGETI SOPA LODGE looking over the seemingly endless Serengeti Plains, the Serengeti Sopa Lodge is a tranquil oasis set in over 14,000 square kilometers. Rooms in the lodge have a private verandah which offers stunning views over the plains of Serengeti. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 3: Serengeti
Full day game drives in Serengeti plains. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro
This morning we will have a half-day game drive at the famous serengeti plains and lunch before proceeding with your safari to the renowned Ngorongoro Crater, a collapsed volcano, with walls 2,000ft high and a 102sq mile floor, containing a complete eco-system with rolling plains, forest, swamps and river and a lake-complete with flamingoes. You will descend into this eighth wonder of the world for some game viewing in this spectacular conservation area.
You will check-in at NGORONGORO SOPA LODGE late afternoon. Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge opened in 1992, is an all-suite lodge having 96 suites most enjoying magnificent views into the Crater. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
Day 5: Ngorongoro – Tarangire
After breakfast at your lodge, we depart for the scenic Tarangire National Park, Tanzania third largest park. Here you will find a geologic landscape as diverse as the wildlife, with nine distinct vegetation zones ranging from grassland to woodland, from deep gully vegetation to scattered rocky hilltops. See the distinctive bulbous baobab trees and the dramatic vistas of the Tarangire River. The river attracts an abundance of wildlife, from elephant, loin, cheetah and buffalo to a variety of colorful birds. You will check-in at TARANGIRE SOPA LODGE for lunch. Each room has a private verandah which offers stunning views over the baobab studded landscape. After lunch, set off for afternoon game drives till sunset. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Day 6: Tarangire
Full day game drives in Tarangire National Park. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Accommodation: Tarangire Sopa Lodge
Day 7: Tarangire – Arusha – Nairobi
Enjoy early morning games drive and later you will depart for Arusha, arriving in time for lunch at IMPALA HOTEL. Soon after lunch you will be transferred to Namanga, exchange of vehicles and proceed to Nairobi or assisted to board the afternoon Shuttle to Nairobi arriving 6:30pm. (You can be dropped at the Airport or your hotel).