Day 1: The drive from Moshi to Lake Manyara National Park takes about 4 hours. After having a picnic lunch in Manyara, you start a late afternoon game drive, which is the best time to view animals in this park. When you approach it from the east, the Rift Valley escarpment looms on the horizon forming an impressive backdrop to the lake. In the tall trees of the ground water forest, monkeys leap from branch to branch, and on the escarpment, elephants stand in the shade. Other animals frequently seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others. Overnight at the Highview Hotel – full board.
Day 2: Day of activity at the Karatu area. After Breakfast You will start walking to the Ngorongoro Forest, its about
3-4 hours hike with an armed ranger on a buffalo trail through the Southern forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation area. You will first reach an impressive waterfall and then a cave that has been carved out of the soil by elephants and buffaloes. A third activity to do is visiting a coffee plantation on the way back to Highview hotel for Hot Lunch.
After Lunch walk to and visit the Iraqw cultural centre. The Iraqw are a tribe that several hundred years ago worked its way South from Ethiopia, through Kenya, to settle in the neighborhood of the Ngorongoro. In order to protect themselves and their cattle from Maasai raids, they build an extensive system of underground settlements which are partially reconstructed and accessible to tourist. Locals show visitors around explaining the traditions and culture of the Iraqw people. Dinner and Overnight at Highview Hotel.
Day 3: Drive from the Highview Hotel to Lake Eyasi. You will see great birdlife along the shore, and location alone makes it a great place to spend a couple of nights. Also the meadows along the lake shores and forest are home to a wide variety of wildlife including leopard, hippos, a variety of monkeys, various birds, greater and lesser flamingoes, storks, and pelicans. Several pleasant, private campsites are located in forest clearings by the lake, and these provide grassy tent spaces and shower facilities made mostly from local materials. Overnight at Standard Tented Camp in Eyasi – full board.
Day 4: After the breakfast/Before Breakfast Early morning activities at Eyasi for some activities with the bushmen-wahadzabe tribe. They are often willing for visitors to come and see their simple bush homes where the tree canopy alone or a cave provides them with shelter. They live entirely off the bush and from hunting. After getting a special opportunity to walk with the Hadza, hunting or gathering honey and insects from the bush, you transfer to the Highview Hotel for overnight – full board.
Day 5: The drive to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai Gorge takes about 3 to 4 hours. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti plains, in which early human fossils were first discovered.
It has an amazing landscape that resulted from the same tectonic forces that created the Great Rift Valley millions of years ago. Then, in the late evening drive to and overnight at the Serengeti Wild Camp or Ikoma Wildcamp and Cottages – full board.
Day 6: After breakfast, venture into the Serengeti’s wilderness corners for a full day of game viewing in the park. With a picnic lunch beside you, take your leisure while exploring this world heritage site, where earth’s largest concentration of plain game still roams free! In the late evening, go to the Serengeti Wild Camp or Ikoma Wildcamp and Cottages for rest, dinner, and overnight.
Day 7: After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive inside the crater. This is the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino as well as prides of lion that include the magnificent black-manned males. There are lots of colorful flamingoes and a variety of water birds. Other game that you can see includes leopard, cheetah, hyena, other members of the antelope family, and small mammals. In the late afternoon drive to Highview Hotel for Dinner and overnight. FB
Day 8: The drive from the Highview Hotel to Tarangire National Park takes two hours. This park is spectacular in the dry season when many of the migratory wildlife species come back to the permanent waters of the Tarangire River. Huge herds of wildebeest, zebras, elephants, elands and Oryx gather to stay in Tarangire until the onset of the rain when they migrate again to good grazing areas. In the late afternoon, drive back to the Springlands Hotel or similar hotel in Moshi.
• Accommodation with full board during safari
• All park fees
• Transportation with driver-guide during safari (All vehicles are 4×4 with viewing roofs)
• Ngorongoro Crater car supplement fee
• Lake Manyara supplement fee
• Tips for your driver-guide during safari
• Transfer to/from airport
• Any personal expenses