Hotel pick-up from Moshi. Drive approx. 3-4 hours to Tarangire National Park for a full day of game viewing (packed lunch included).
Covering an area of 2,850 square kilometers, Tarangire National Park is the sixth-largest in Tanzania. During the dry season, thousands of thirsty animals wander hundreds of parched kilometers knowing that here, always, there is water.
Herds of up to 300 elephants scratch the dry river bed for underground streams, while migratory wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle, hartebeest, and eland antelope crowd the shrinking lagoons. It’s the greatest concentration of wildlife outside the Serengeti ecosystem, a smorgasbord for predators, and the one place in Tanzania where dry-country antelope such as the stately fringe-eared oryx and peculiar long-necked gerenuk are regularly observed.
After the game drive, we dine and stay overnight at Bogamvillea Lodge.
Today we visit the largest intact volcanic crater in the world, the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater.
At more than 2,000 feet deep and 12 miles in diameter, the Ngorongoro Crater has one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in Africa. 30,000 animals make their home in this crater, making it an ideal place for sightings of the ‘big 5’ – lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard.
We enjoy a picnic lunch in this truly world-class attraction, also known as the ‘8th Wonder of the World’. After the game drive, we dine and stay overnight at Into Wild Africa Luxury Tented.
Full day in Serengeti you’ll form memories of a lifetime with a breathtaking wildlife experience in arguably Africa’s greatest animal kingdom, the Serengeti National Park (two days game viewing with all meals included).
More than a million Wildebeest… each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life; a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000km pilgrimage begins again.
Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 Zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s Gazelle join the Wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing. Yet even when the migration is quiet, the Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa, with great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephants and giraffes, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, impala and Grant’s gazelle.
The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowl the south-eastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.
The liberating sense of space that characterizes the Serengeti plains is breathtaking; stretching across sunburnt savannah to a shimmering golden horizon at the end of the earth. After the rains, this golden expanse of grass is transformed into an endless green carpet dotted with wildflowers.
After the game drive, we dine and stay overnight at Into Wild Africa Luxury Tented.
After breakfast, we begin our long drive to Moshi through the Serengeti. With prior arrangement, we can drop you off at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) after the safari or in accommodation in Moshi or Arusha.