10-Day Lions of Serengeti Safari

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Overview

This tour will enable guests to explore all the national parks in the Northern Tanzania. We will prepare a very special itinerary for our guests that will give them an extremely high opportunity to see all the exciting wildlife in these parks. We will also do walking tours if guests require. In this tour guests will also interact with the local people to explore their daily life, and probably take some few pictures.

Day by Day

  • Day 1 - Arrival and transfer to the hotel

    Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be met at the arrival lounge by your transfer driver and drive to Arusha town. A free town tour can be arranged on request if time allows. In the evening you will continue to Venus premier hotel for dinner and overnight.

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  • Day 2 - Canoe ride, pink flamingos sightings

    After breakfast depart for game drive in Arusha National Park with picnic lunch. This small park located on the foot of second highest mountain in Tanzania (Mount Meru) has lots of amazing wildlife like pink flamingos, bush buck, giraffes, buffalo, zebras, baboons, blue monkeys and many more. It is also the best place to spot the rare black and white colobus monkey. After picnic lunch you will do a canoe ride in the Great Momela lake, one of the three lakes in this park. In the late afternoon drive back to Venus premier hotel for meals and overnight.

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  • Day 3 - Lake Natron

    Drive today across this active volcano in East Africa, Oldonyo Lengai, towards Lake Natron. On the way you can enjoy amazing landscapes and the traditional Maasai. Lake Natron is the most important breeding site for flamingos in the world and the only breeding site for flamingos in East Africa. The crust created by the alkali salt sometimes gives the lake a stunning red or pink hue, or even orange in the more shallow parts, by the microorganisms that live there. Today you also visit the big Engarasero waterfall. In the late afternoon you continue to Maasai giraffe eco lodge for dinner and overnight.

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  • Day 4 - Game drive, Night safari

    Today depart, after breakfast and drive to Lake Manyara National park for game drive with picnic lunch. This park is known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingos, large population of baboons, incredible birdlife and breathtaking views. You can see giraffes, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, flamingos and if you are lucky you spot a tree-climbing lion. In the late afternoon you will continue to lake Rift valley lodge for dinner. After dinner you will depart for a night game drive in the park. This gives you great chances to spot the nocturnal animals that are hardly seen in day light. Predators also tend to be more active at night than in day time. Overnight will be at Rift valley lodge.

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  • Day 5 - Game drive, big game experience

    After breakfast you will drive to Serengeti Osinon camp for lunch. In the afternoon you will depart for game drive in Serengeti national park, then return to the lodge for dinner and overnight. Serengeti is the park with the largest concentration of big mammals in the world because of its famous great migration. Here you will opportunity to see most of the exciting wildlife in your trip including big prides of lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, impalas, giraffes and many more. In the late afternoon return to your camp for a hot shower, the meet your guide at the fire place for a short history about Tanzania. Dinner and overnight will be at Osinon camp.

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  • Day 6 - Game drive, big game experience

    Depart for early morning game drive with picnic breakfast to look for active predators and other game in the park then return to the camp for lunch. After lunch you will spend few hours and your verandah enjoying the beautiful view at the camp or take a little siesta. In the afternoon you will depart for another game drive in the park then return to the camp for a hot shower. You will then meet your guide at the fire place for a cold drink. In a clear sky this will be a great opportunity to learn about the African night sky. Dinner and overnight will be at Osinon camp.

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  • Day 7 - Ngorongoro crater, black rhino

    Set off towards the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive with picnic lunch. It shelters close to 30.000 animals including the Big Five. The crater teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, warthogs, baboons, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs and a small population of the rare black rhino. The beautiful colors and dancing clouds make the crater almost surreal. Because of its natural beauty the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. In the late afternoon you will continue to Marera for dinner and overnight.

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  • Day 8 - Cultural experience, hunting bushmen

    This day will be full of culture, with interesting encounters with a local tribe. After breakfast, you drive to Lake Eyasi. This is an untouched and scenically beautiful area where you can get a real insight into the way of life of the Hadzabe Bushmen. This tribe hunt on wild animals with bow and arrows, eating roots, honey and wild fruits. Visit their habitat and experience their culture first hand. You go with the Bushman on a game walk an participate in their real life activities such as hunting. For a lot of people these are one of the most valuable and memorable experiences of their safari. All meals and overnight will be at Marera lodge.

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  • Day 9 - Big parades of elephants

    After breakfast drive to Tarangire national park for game drive with picnic lunch. Here you will have opportunity to see big groups of elephants wallowing in the Tarangire river, that will give you a unique experience to end up your tour. Other sightings include lions, leopards, cheetahs, baboons, impalas, dik dik, mongoose, water buck, giraffes, and lots more. In the late afternoon continue to Sangaiwe lodge for dinner and overnight.

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  • Day 10 - Arusha - End of tour

    After breakfast you will do a game drive en-route towards Arusha for lunch. If interested you can visit Arusha Masai market for shopping (this is the best souvenir market in Arusha). After lunch you will continue to the airport for your flight back home.

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