Pristine Native Habitat Safari designed to embark you in a combination of the famous Northern Circuit National Parks from Tarangire where you would see the giant Baobab trees which are among the iconic tree species of Africa to the Serengeti where you find a sea of grass with Rock Islands and the great migration phenomenon. A combination of amazingly intricate Biodiversity makes these areas reach a variety of wildlife species rarely found in other parts of Africa and the world as a whole.
This safari intended for June-October time of a year, it is the dry season the vegetation is dry and brown in colour unlike the rainy season when everything turns green from the rain. The great migration settles in the northern part of the Serengeti where the conditions are favourable in the dry season due to the permanent water supply from the Mara River. The vast herds cross the flooded river when they move from one area to the other, hungry crocodiles grubs a significant number for food.
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport
After immigration formalities meet your safari driver guide at an arrival lounge after a brief introduction, drive to Arusha overnight. It takes about a 1-hour drive from the airport to the lodge.
Dinner & overnight – Kahawa House.
Day 2: Arusha – Tarangire
Get to see the Greater diversity of Elephants
After breakfast depart to Tarangire national park with packed lunch. It takes about a 2 – 2.5-hour drive to the Park lunch when you build up an appetite in the park while observing the natural environment and its wildlife diversity. After lunch continues with a game drive for few more hours Tarangire is a small park that covers 2600 kilometres (1600 Miles). Wildlife diversity is great all year round, though in the rainy season some wildlife species wander wildly up to the surrounding areas commonly known as Simanjiro game controlled area/Maasai steppe.
Dinner & Overnight – Burunge Tented Camp.
Day 3: Tarangire Park
Explore the Native Wilderness
Usually, we suggest an early start after an early breakfast with packed lunch so as to explore the wilderness in the great morning light, likewise see animals when being active. Birding at Tarangire is phenomenal the park has a record of over 500 bird species birders normally adore birding at Tarangire. Besides Birding the park has the largest Elephant population density per square kilometre in the Northern part of the country compared to other parks. The great wildlife diversity of the park makes it among great places that can be visited year-round, though in most documentation says Tarangire gets at its best in the rainy season things have changed quite a lot nowadays Tarangire is great for a visit all year, lunch in the park your experienced safari guide would pick a lovely picnic site for lunch.
Day 4:Tarangire – Karatu
After your leisurely breakfast departs with packed lunch to the Ngorongoro crater, have the Lake Manyara national park tour on the way. Lake Manyara is a small park that covers 540 square kilometres (338 Miles), it has a dense groundwater forest that saves the great habitat for primates and made the park with the leading record of the largest troops of baboons known in Tanzania parks per square kilometre. Birding is spectacular as well, especially large flocks of flamingoes in the lake and other water birds lunch when you build up an appetite after lunch continues with the game drive for an hour or so, then off to the Ngorongoro.
Dinner & overnight –Farm house Valley Lodge.
Day 5: Karatu – Crater Tour – Karatu
Explore the wilderness in a Famous Ngorongoro Caldera
An early departure after an early breakfast to the crater for the crater Tour a crater is a spectacular place, scenic environment, and rich in a variety of wildlife species including the endangered black Rhinoceros. In the dry season normally difficult to find Black Rhinoceros but rainy season, they tend to wander widely due to the greater condition of pasture about everywhere. Lunch in the crater after lunch carries on with the game drive to explore the scenic environment of the Ngorongoro and variable wildlife species for a couple of hours before heading back to the lodge. The crater isn’t actually a crater but the caldera, due to the way it was formed, and the size it. After violent volcanic activities that took place thousands, the left corn collapsed leaving a huge depression which is now the famous Ngorongoro caldera. UNESCO categorized it among the natural wonders of the world.
Dinner & overnight – Farm House Valley lodge.
Day 6:Karatu – Serengeti
After your leisurely breakfast depart to the Serengeti national park with a packed lunch game drive en route to the Serengeti. Serengeti is a huge park that covers 14763 square kilometres of 9200 miles. The park has great wildlife diversity, and very well known for its great migration of wildlife. The wildebeest makes the most of the migration as they are approaching over two million in the Serengeti ecosystem, Zebras over 600,000, about 400,000 Thomson gazelles, and several hundreds of Elands, Topi, and Grants gazelles. Why do they migrate? Due to searching for the favourable condition of water and pasture lunch at the bush when you build up an appetite. After lunch continues with the game drive on the way t to the central Serengeti (Seronera)
Dinner & Overnight – Katikati tented Camp.
Day 7:Central Serengeti – North Serengeti
Explore the Varied Terrain & Habitat of the Serengeti
Depart after your leisurely breakfast to the Northern Serengeti with packed lunch, driving across the Lobo area, and a short game drive on your way to the Kogatende area. Each part of the Serengeti has fascinating landscapes and terrain; you would be surprised and really impressed with the changes from one area to the other. Lunch at the bush when you build up an appetite after lunch carries on with the game on your way to the next destination. Lobo means the place of one man in the Maasai language.
Dinner& Overnight- Katikati Mara tented camp.
Day 8: North Serengeti
Explore the Serengeti – Mara Ecosystem
An early start with a packed breakfast towards the river to execute for the river crossing from early May to June the great migration settle in the West part of the Serengeti park. Why North? The Northern Serengeti gets to at its best after the great migration settles in the Months of July -October. Besides the great migration, the area has its resident herds of wildlife that stays all year round due to the tendency of Zebras and Wildebeest migrating into different areas of the park in search of the favourable conditions of water and gather and pasture. Leave the camp first thing in the morning with a breakfast pack to explore wilderness sightings with the morning light. After breakfast continue with the game drive for a couple of hours. Lunch at the camp leave again late afternoon when the sun cools down for a couple of hours for a game drive
Dinner & Overnight – Katikati Mara tented camp.
Day 9: Northern Serengeti
Explore the last minutes of the Mara Ecosystem
Leave the camp first thing in the morning with a breakfast pack to explore wilderness sightings with the morning light. After breakfast continue with the game drive for a couple of hours. Lunch at the camp leaves again late afternoon when the sun cools down for a couple of hours for a game drive. Last day to explore Serengeti Ecosystem, tomorrow you are taking a flight back to Arusha from Kogatende Airstrip.
Dinner & Overnight – Katikati Mara tented camp.
Day 10:Northern Serengeti – Arusha
After your leisurely breakfast drive to the Kogatende airstrip for your flight back to Arusha.1-hour’s flight for direct flights. Schedule flights take a little longer because of stops in other locations in the park. Lunch at Arusha – Kahawa house and day room (for freshening up before driven to Kilimanjaro Airport for your flight back home), late evening at 17:00 transferred to the International airport.
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