This 8 days’ safari takes you up close and personal with Africa’s best game. Sight wildlife in the Tanzania’s Northern diverse parks of Tarangire; home of elephants and spectacular bird life, the legendary Serengeti for migration and predator viewing and Ngorongoro Crater, the distinct world wonder. This trio gives you East Africa’s greatest wildlife encounters. You will stay at the most outstanding accommodation choices based on their location and unmatched quality, guaranteeing your comfort and enjoyment.
Arrive in Arusha through Kilimanjaro International airport and be transferred to a Legendary Lodge. It is set in lush tropical gardens on a coffee farm just outside Arusha, featuring twelve beautiful garden cottages, designed with a unique blend of African arts and crafts, combined with old, colonial-style luxury. You will be checked in your room with great views. You’ll be pleased to relax at your veranda or main house. Later, you will be treated to a welcome dinner where you will be briefed by our head guide about how your trip will unfold
After breakfast, checkout of your room and drive to Tarangire National Park, a wild landscape painted with open grasslands, acacia trees and the Tarangire River. You will be checked in your room at Tarangire Treetops that serenely sits on the border of Tarangire National Park. East of the 20 rooms is elevated above the ground with private balcony offering views over the tops of surrounding marula and baobab tree. You will be treated to a welcome lunch before going on an afternoon game drive in search of giraffes, waterbucks, zebras and elephants, hartebeest, gazelles and birds including the giant martial eagle.
You will have a guided morning and afternoon game drive destined for abundant wildlife choices. The day will be crowned with a complementary wild sundowner before the dinner and night game drive. This latter experience is a first class ticket to spotting nocturnal animals including African wildcat and the elusive leopard. You are also likely to encounter lions and hyenas as they hunt for their dinner! Overnight at Tarangire Treetops.
Checkout of the Olivers Camp after breakfast and cross the Great Rift Valley where the Ngorongoro Conservation Area sits. As you enter the Ngorongoro, you will be welcomed by Maasai “enkangs” (homesteads), brace yourself for a thrilling cultural and wildlife experience in this natural ring of Ngorongoro Crater, a 2,000-foot- deep caldera that offers a fascinating miniature of East African wildlife; including buffalos, flamingos, lions and leopards.
Later in the day, you will check in at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, an elegant getaway that is perched on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater, giving unmatched views.
Descend into the Ngorongoro Crater and explore a natural wildlife haven. Many of these animals live their whole life at the bottom of this intact caldera. Watch Zebras, wildebeest, and gazelle mingle together, while herds of buffalos, elephants and rhinos roam around. Catch up with the hippos as they lounge in the water holes where the lions position themselves to ambush preys. Get closer to the lake and watch the Flamingos as they feed and play. In the evening, visit a Maasai village and learn about the tribe’s charming cultural traditions; nomadic lifestyle and how they coexistence with wildlife. Meals and overnight at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Checkout and drive to Serengeti, boundless vast plains, where lions, hyenas and leopards roam. You will be checked in Singita Faru Faru Lodge that is set in Grumeti in northern Tanzania, forming part of the Serengeti Mara ecosystem. Built on a gently sloping hill, this riverine lodge, positioned on the renowned migratory route, is a place where you should expect the unexpected. With such close proximity to the river and plains, guests have the unique opportunity to experience a very close connection with the wilderness. Have lunch and go for an evening game drive that will be crowned with a sundowner cocktail before returning to the lodge for dinner.
Morning and afternoon game drives offer you incredible sightings of the densest wildlife populations including the big five (lions, elephants, Cape buffalos, leopards and rhinos), supplemented by a variety of birds, and big mammals like cheetahs, a fleet of Thomson’s gazelles, giraffe, warthog, dik dik, bushbuck, waterbuck, eland, impala, and topi. If you plan your trip around November and December or through early July, you will be treated to the legendary annual migration as vast herds of wildebeest and zebras embark on their yearly crossing from Kenya’s Masai Mara.
After a relaxed breakfast, you will be driven to the nearby airstrip for a chartered flight to Arusha. You will be welcomed and driven to Legendary Lodge for lunch and a relaxed afternoon in a reserved dayroom. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your departing flight.