4 Days Tanzania lodge wildlife safari
OverviewThis 4 Days Tanzania lodge wildlife safari will take you to Serengeti national park, Ngorongoro conservation area authority and one of majestic land of African elephants, Tarangire national park and/ or Lake Manyara national park depending on which will be better viewing of wild animals at that particular seasonal time. You will have highly chance to spot all the big five on the northern tourism circuit zone.
ARRIVALS IN TANZANIA
Upon arrival day into Kilimanjaro international airport (KIA) you will be meet with our tour guide when will help you and with your luggage and transferred to the hotel for dinner and overnight at Arusha and prepared yourself for upcoming safari. Overnight stay at Mount Meru hotel in Arusha.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara
We would pick you up from your Mount Meru hotel after breakfast early morning and drive to Lake Manyara National Park/biosphere reserve, which stretches along the 600 m high Rift Valley Escarpment: and is a good place to spot all combining of the wild nature and with adventure as well. The Alkaline/salt/soda Lake, Lake Manyara is the center of attraction. Many water birds gather at the lake and more than 400 birds’ specie are found in the park. Its diverse vegetation supports to a large number of herbivorous and the carnivores ultimately. Some of the animals you would encounter here are the blue monkeys in the forest, giraffes and antelopes on the grasslands and elephants around the acacia trees. Manyara tree climbing lions lounging in the trees is a great sight to see in the afternoon game drive. After your late afternoon game drive is off, you will head back to the lodge at Kudu lodge at Karatu where you will spend the night. (Dinner and breakfast provided).
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti
After breakfast early in the morning, you will be picked up and driven towards the Ngorongoro crater highlands, on the way heading to Ngorongoro crater via to Serengeti national park, on the way you will see the local people’s coffee plantations and other crops. You will pass the Ngorongoro Crater before you reach the Naabi gate for plains of the Serengeti National Park around diurnal hours. With stunning of short open grassland plains, swamps, mountains, hills, lakes and Moru kopjes rocks where the ferocious predators are often live within and the annual migration of wildebeests and zebras together, this is one of the central part attractions of the Serengeti ecosystem but unfortunately Tanzania mainland.
Depending on the season variation of the year you will witness the migration of thousands of animals of which this park is famous for. More than 2.3 million wild ungulates mammals move from one ecosystem to another in their search for green posture, nesting site and shelters. Although on their way to Maasai Mara national reserves they give synchronized birth to calves in Ndutu plain before head to Maasai Mara. High number of ungulates that are haunted by the predators like lions, leopards and other big cats. Most of the mammal’s loss their life while crossing the crocodile infested Mara River at Kogatende area. But remember that, Annual migration movement is an unpredictable thing, as its entirely depends on the rain pattern, but your guide will know where to find the animals and where to see them best. You will spend the night at the Kubu kubu tented lodge.
Day 3: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater
After morning breakfast together with you picked lunch boxes, you will start game drive in central park of Serengeti, a good time to spot wildlife roaming around within park, you will join an early morning game drive. Here in the Seronera central Serengeti you will often see herbivores such wildebeests, impala, warthog, giraffe and zebras in close proximity of lions the king of all kingdom in the wild and other predators such as leopards and cheetahs, hyenas, jackals, wild dog. After a picnic lunch you will continue your journey towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Once you have reached the crater rim you will enjoy fantastic panoramic views of this 610 m deep collapsed volcano mountain. You will stay at the lodge, situated on the craters edge or Karatu town.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha
After an early breakfast morning you will drive down the steep and narrow road that takes you into the crater flow and enjoy majestic co-existence wildlife. The slopes are forested but soon the landscape changes to savannah habitat. Here the wildlife is just breath taking and with a little luck you can observe the “Big Five” lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard in just a few hours in the crater. You should also see herbivores ungulates and some of the 500 bird species of the East Africa. After a morning dedicated to game viewing and with your picnic lunch, you will leave the crater in the early afternoon to drive back to Arusha/Moshi, where you will arrive in the early evening.