A 15 days’ trip that will see you spend time in different environments from the grassy wilderness plains of Serengeti national park, Lake Manyara National Park and the lush woodland forests in Ngorongoro Crater to the moorland, heath, alpine desert and the arctic zone of Mount Kilimanjaro National Park.
Day 1: Airport to Arusha town
Your safari driver guide will pick you from the airport and drive you to Arusha town for an overnight at the hotel. A great wilderness and mountain safari awaits you in the next 14 days.
Day 2: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
Post breakfast, drive to Lake Manyara national park. One of the popular destinations in Tanzania famous for its rare tree climbing lions, an amazing sight to see as lions are not known for hanging around in trees, that is a leopard kind of thing.
You will drive towards the famous Lake Manyara for rewarding wildlife sighting moment as the lake attracts lots of animals at its shores and different bird species including the beautifully pink flamingoes. Overnight at your safari camp.
Day 3-4: Exploration of the Serengeti Plains
Think of a trip to Tanzania and the Serengeti national park comes to mind. You will take on game drives at different times of the day to explore the vast plains of the Serengeti. Home to the wildebeest migration and a varied abundance of animals and birdlife, there is a lot to see and do in Serengeti National Park.
Optional activities include; Cultural visit to Maasai community, Hot air ballooning safari and walking safaris.
Day 5-6: In Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Drive in to the Ngorongoro crater for a 5-hour long game drive. The crater is home to hundreds of bird species and over 25,000 animals including a dense population of lions, non like any other in the world. Drive to the different habitats in the crater for a memorable game viewing experience. The swamp areas, grasslands, woodland and the beautiful Lake Magadi crater lake that supports lots of water birds and other animals which are attracted to the lake by its high mineral content.
You will also take on game drives in areas around the crater rim and the Lake Ndutu region before driving out of the conservation to Arusha for a relaxing late evening and overnight stay.
Day 7-14: Mt. Kilimanjaro Climbing Adventure
Standing at 5,895 meters above sea level, Kilimanjaro Mountain is the tallest in Africa, located in Kilimanjaro national park in Tanzania. Kilimanjaro can be climbed by one experienced or not as it does not require technical mountain climbing equipment, just a pair of hiking poles and all the other essentials like clothing and footwear and you are good to go. You just have to be well prepared both mentally and physically for the ascent up Kilimanjaro can be challenging, especially the final summit to Uhuru peak.
Among the several routes on Kilimanjaro, we highly recommend the Machame route, Northern circuit route and Lemosho route for the 7-8 days on the mountain. They have high summit success rates and some of the beautiful scenery and vista views. The goal is to reach Uhuru peak but the aim is to enjoy the journey and take in your surroundings, be at one with nature and whatever the mountain throws at you. It will be a challenge with a snow-capped reward.
Day 15: To Arusha airport
End of your safari with a drop off at the airport for your home bound flight.
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