Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Ngorongoro Conservation Area

The conservation area covers 8,280km sq (3,196 square miles) and stretches from Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley north to the Serengeti Plains. The conservation area also contains at least seven extinct volcanoes and is probably one of the most varied terrains in East Africa. The plains in the north are critical for the wildebeest migration. This area was established in 1959 to cater for tourists, protect the forest to the south and guard unique archaeological sites like Ol duvai Gorge and Laetoli especially after the Masai complained that they were being pushed out of their grazing land which was Serengeti by then. The altitude varies from Lake Eyasi at 1,000m (3,280 feet) to the Peak of Lolmalasin Mountain at 3,640m (11,940 feet).

Day 1 2017                            Arrival Kilimanjaro/Arusha                       

After arrival off your international flight and after clearing with immigration and customs, you will be met by our representative for your onward Private transfer to your lodge for check in. Dinner will be on own arrangement from the hotel menus

 

Overnight: Moivaro Lodge

Meal Plan: BB

 

Day 2 2017                            Arusha/Tarangire                             

Wake up call and enjoy breakfast, refresh and check out for Tarangire National Park which boast over 300 herds of Elephants, tree climbing pythons, lions, Kori Bustard the heaviest flying bird. Arrive in good time for lunch after check in with early afternoon at leisure. At 1600Hrs depart for your late afternoon game viewing drive. Optional private sundowner cocktail (At an extra cost)

 

Overnight: Burunge Tented Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 3 2017                            Tarangire National Park Full Day              

Full day spent in Tarangire National park with full day game drive and all meals and overnight at your camp. Optional Afternoon walk to the lake escorted by a Masai (At an extra cost)

 

Overnight: Burunge Tented Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 4 2017                            Tarangire/Lake Manyara/Karatu                

Wake up call, refresh and Enjoy breakfast then check out and drive to Lake Manyara National Park which is a haven for birds and other game animals which include Elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, and more. The park is also home to the world’s largest concentration of baboon. Enjoy lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge with early afternoon at leisure. Depart for afternoon game drive in the park famous for the tree climbing lions before checking out and drive to Karatu region for check in dinner and overnight.

 

Overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House

Meal Plan: Full Board

 

Day 5 2017                            Karatu /Serengeti National Park

Wake up call and Drive further north to Serengeti National Park arriving in good time for check in. Optional visit to Olduvai Gorge a prehistoric site where Dr. Louis discovered the remains of Homo Habilis (At an extra cost) Enjoy lunch with early afternoon at leisure then depart for your evening game drive in Serengeti National Park before returning for dinner and overnight

 

Overnight: Thorn Tree Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

Day 6 2017                            Serengeti National Park Full Day   

Optional early morning balloon safari ride (at an extra cost) Full day spent in Serengeti National park with full day game drive and all meals and overnight at your camp.

 

Overnight: Thorn Tree Camp

Meal Plan: FB

 

 

Day 7 2017                           Serengeti/Ngorongoro Crater/Karatu         

Wake up call and embark on early morning game drive then return to your camp for a hearty breakfast. Check out with picnic lunches and Depart to Ngorongoro crater which is described as the 8th wonder of the world. Descend into the crater floor and enjoy game drives. All the Big five Rhino Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena and more; Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more. Depart to your lodge arriving in good time for check in.

 

Overnight: Ngorongoro Farm House

Meal Plan: Half Board

 

Day 8 2017                                         Karatu/Mto Wa Mbu Village/Arusha

Wake up call for breakfast then depart to Mto wa Mbu for your cultural tour meet friendly locals and learn about local customs. Optional visit to the beverage room where the process of banana beer is explained and have a taste of the special brew. You can also Visit development projects that aim at improving agriculture and start income generating activities for the farmers as well as buying the locals souvenirs. Drive to Arusha arriving for lunch at African Tulip Hotel before you transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.