Day 1: Arrive in Arusha Tanzania.
Arrive anytime at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO). We will arrange a private transfer from Kilimanjaro International Airport to Arusha at Green Mountain Hotel, where the rest of the day is at leisure.
We stay at Green Mountain Hotel, which is beautifully hotel located on the lower slopes of Mount Meru and is a perfect place to prepare for your adventure.
We will gather in the evening at 5:30 pm for a pre-safari briefing and an equipment check.
We will also confirm you have the appropriate mandatory medical coverage and travel insurance.
Dinner and overnight at Green Mountain Hotel: Bed, Dinner and Breakfast.
Day 2: Full day game drive in Ngorongoro Crater.
In the morning at 0600 hrs, is a pick up time from your hotel with your packed lunch, drive on tarmac road 190 km to Ngorongoro Conservation entry gate. Ngorongoro is a special place in that it is a Conservation Area, not a National Park; this means that the whole area is managed for both the animals and the local Masai people who graze their cattle alongside the indigenous wildlife.
Drive on and descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) into the crater floor for game drive, Explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephant, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open Savannah where the lions hunt for food. Ngorongoro Crater is one the largest intact caldera in the world and one of the most spectacular sights in the whole of Africa. Ngorongoro Crater is“Eighth Wonder of the World All the big five Animal are Found , Rhino, Lion, Leopard, Buffalo and Elephant live in this wonderful caldera, others are Zebra, Hippo, Wildebeest, Hyena , antelope and more Birds includes flamingos on the Soda lake, Geese, Storks, Vultures and more other spicies
Your lunch will be served on the picnic site at Ngoitokok swamp, with great views of the marshes with hippos and birds. After lunch proceeds with afternoon game viewing while ascending the Crater and drive to Fanaka Lodge,
Dinner and overnight at Fanaka lodge Mto wa Mmbu:
Day 3: Full day game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.
We depart from your lodge and proceed to Lake Manyara National Park. Although small in size, But this park is one of the most diverse reserves in the country, Lake Manyara National Park. The park encompasses the northwest bank and part of the alkaline Lake Manyara which itself rests in the Great Rift Valley. The park is perhaps best known for its flamingos, pelicans and cormorants but it is also the home for a few hundred other species of birds; it is therefore a paradise for ornithologists. Next to a great variety of birds, the “Big Game” can also be seen. With a bit of luck you might see elephants in the wooded regions and with even more fortune the tree-climbing lions. Indeed, it was thought for a long time that the Lake Manyara National Park is the only place where lions can be found with this atypical behaviour of climbing trees. Baboons and vervet monkeys are also found amongst the forested areas and in the more open spaces, giraffes nibble at the fresh leaves while the various types of antelopes common to the region browse for tasty shoots. After a picnic lunch, there will be more time for further game and wildlife watching before it is time to return to Arusha and drive straight to Moshi Marangu Kilimanjaro.
Dinner and overnight at Nakara Hotel: Bed, Dinner and Breakfast.
Day 4: Marangu to Kilimanjaro – Village Walking Tour – Airport.
In the morning, we will collect you from your hotel and take you to Marangu Gate which is Head quarters of Kilimanjaro National Park. Marangu (meaning Land of Water in the local Chagga language) is perennially lush and cool, with mornings shrouded in mist and doused with overnight rainfalls. It’s a great deal more romantic than Moshi town. After few minutes of appreciate the great view you will continue with your tour to the Chagga Live Museum, where you will get a deep insight in the traditional lifestyle of this agricultural society and also the family history.
The road will Lead you through the coffee and banana plantations to a spectacular waterfall. On the way, he will tell you and point out the fauna and flora of the region. At the waterfall, you will have lunch and if you fancy you may take a plunge in the refreshing waters of the waterfall. In the afternoon, you will be driven to the village of Mamba. This small village is famous for its caves, which were once used to hide the women and children for weeks during the Chagga – Masai wars. At Mamba, you will also visit a local blacksmith who still forges spearheads in the traditional manner. Late in the afternoon, we will drive you straight to the airport.
The end of our service.
- Full board accommodation whilst on safari in the above mentioned lodges
- Private safari guide
- Private 4 x 4 safari jeep with pop up roof for game viewing
- Transfers in both directions between the International Airport
- Park fees
- Ngorongoro Crater fees
- All meals whist on safari
- Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
- Meals not listed above
- Tips and any items of personal nature.