13 DAYS TANZANIA
WILDLIFE SAFARI TO LAKE MANYARA/ SERENGETI/ NGORONGORO/ MOUNT KILIMANJARO
CLIMB MARANGU ROUTE
Depart Arusha to Lake Manyara national park to arrive in time for
lunch. After lunch depart for an afternoon game drive and game
viewing. The park is famous for its tree-climbing lions and
birdlife. Inland of the floodplain, a narrow belt of acacia woodland
is the favoured haunt of Manyaras? legendary tree- climbing lions
and impressively tusked elephants squadrons of banded mongoose dart
between the acacias while the diminutive Kirk?s dik dik forages in
then shade, pairs of klipspringer are often seen silhouetted on the
rocks above a field of searing hot springs that streams and bubbles
adjacent to the lake shore in the far south of the park. Dinner and
overnight at a lodge.
Day 2. Ngorongoro Crater.
Morning game viewing and drive in Manyara. After breakfast depart to
one of the natural wonders of the world, Ngorongoro crater. The
Crater is one of the world's greatest natural spectacles; its
magical setting and abundant wildlife never fail to enthral
visitors. It borders the Serengeti National Park to the north and
west. Arusha is known as the gateway to the Ngorongoro Conservation
Area and the Northern Parks. Dinner and overnight at a lodge.
Day 3. Ngorongoro crater.
After breakfast you will be taken 2000ft down the crater by a 4wheel
drive vehicle for a full day crater tour, picnic lunch at crater,
Also referred to as ?the eighth wonder of the world? and stretching
across some 8,300 sq km, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in
northern Tanzania boasts a blend of landscapes, wildlife, people and
archaeology that is unsurpassed in Africa. The volcanoes,
grasslands, waterfalls and mountain forests are home to an abundance
of animals and to the Maasai. In the evening ascend to the lodge for
dinner and overnight.
Day 4. Serengeti.
After breakfast depart for Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge
the site of Leakey?s family discovery of fossils of human and animal
ancestors dating back to almost two million years. The Serengeti
ecosystem is one of the oldest on earth. The essential features of
climate, vegetation and fauna have barely changed in the past
million years. Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge
about two million years ago. Some patterns of life, death,
adaptation and migration are as old as the hills themselves. Meals
and overnight at lodge.
Day 5. Serengeti.
Full day in Serengeti plains with morning and afternoon game viewing
and drive. Search for wild game you might have missed the previous
game drive. It is the migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most
famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow
south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short
rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north
after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the
ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile
infested river can hold them back. Meals and overnight at lodge.
Day 6. Arusha-Mohi
After breakfast depart to Arusha town- Safari Destination; it is a
starting point for safaris in the northern circuit arriving in time
for lunch. After connect for transfer to Moshi arriving in the
Day 7. Drive to Marangu Gate. Walk through the rain forest to
Day 8. Leave the forest and cross open moor land to Horombo
hut (5h, 3760m).
Day 9. Rest and
acclimatization day at Horombo Hut. Day walk to Zebra
or to Mawenzi Hut.
Day 10. Walk
through moorland then across The Saddle to Kibo hut (5h, 4730m).
Day 11. Very
early start for the summit on steep scree up to Gillman's Point
(5h, 5681m), continue to Uhuru Peak (1h30min., 5895m). Descend to
for lunch and a rest before descending to Horombo hut (about 13h
Day 12. Descend
to Marangu gate (5h). Drive back to the hotel (B&B).
Day 13. Fly
- Transfer to the
airport for your flight out or to Zanzibar for your beach extension
Price per person sharing $3210