This expedition will take you to a part of the Serengeti known as the Western Corridor. The main feature of this area is the two Rivers: the Grumeti and the Mbalageti. This area sustains a very good permanent wildlife population, including all the predators, zebra and wildebeest. There is also a wide variety of birdlife. The migration passes roughly between May and July, pausing to gather momentum before crossing the crocodile-rich waters of the Grumeti River.

Day 1 Arrival in Arusha

You will be picked up from the airport by a Lion King representative and conveyed to your accommodation in Arusha where you will overnight, relax, and prepare in anticipation of the adventures to come.

Day 2 Arusha to Tarangire National Park.

In the morning you will be collected from your lodgings in Arusha by our personal safari guide. We set out for Tarangire National Park across gently rolling Masai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Masai in their colourful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle and driving donkeys carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our safari jeep we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and life giving Tarangire River endeavouring to encounter a multitude of creatures from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name but a few. It is possible we will glimpse lion stalking prey or leopards relaxing in the trees above.
After our extensive game drive we drive to one of our accommodation for dinner in a tasteful restaurant and a most capacious room to harbour our ease and dreams of wild cats!

Day 3 Serengeti National Park (Central)

After breakfast we journey on heading up towards the fertile highlands where wheat, coffee, and corn, are grown by the Iraqw people. Passing through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, we will be afforded a view of the breath-taking Ngorongoro Crater before traveling onwards to the Serengeti National Park which we will reach by midday. The Serengeti National Park is the largest park in Tanzania covering an astounding 15,000 kms squared with diverse landscapes and habitats such as grassy plains, swamps, lakes, savannah and mountain. Here the great migration of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope takes place and, depending on the season, we may have the opportunity to witness thousands of animals on their search for food and water.
After an extensive game drive, we drive to the Seronera Valley for an evening meal and overnight stay at your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay

Day 4 Serengeti Western Corridor

After breakfast, you will head straight towards the western corridor on which the drive takes approximately 1.5 hours.
Around end of April, May and June, a vast army of wildebeests along with its partners: zebras, elands and gazelles mill around the Western Corridor of the Serengeti, south of the Grumeti River. You can encounter leopards and hyenas and ahead by giant Nile crocodiles, many hundreds perish as some hazard the river crossing while others detour it. But the beauty of the landscape, stretching without end beneath an infinite sky on a Serengeti West Safari, changes something within the watcher, who becomes more aware of the place of humankind within the drama of the animal world.
You will then head straight to your accommodation, where you will have dinner and overnight.

Day 6 Serengeti to Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will drive from Serengeti National Park to the Ngorongoro Crater.

When you first see Ngorongoro Crater, it looks like a forgotten world. Concealed by the steep volcanic walls is a pristine wilderness including sweeping savannah, pockets of acacia woodland, and glistening lakes and swamps. The Crater was created when a large volcano exploded and collapsed in on itself two to three million years ago.

The drive down the into the Crater is an adventure in itself and when you reach the Crater floor, you quickly find yourself amongst large numbers of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, and more than 500 bird species. The Crater provides you with the best chance of seeing the endangered black rhino, which can sometimes be spotted in the open grasslands.

After a full afternoon inside the Crater, you will head to your accommodation for dinner and an overnight stay in Karatu.

Day 7 Lake Manyara National Park to Arusha

After breakfast, we drive to our final destination on this epic safari – Lake Manyara National Park. This relatively small but diverse park, 120km west of Arusha, is so named for the shallow salt lake which covers a good seventy percent of the parks surface area. Flooding and drying with the seasons the soda lake is home to thousands of flamingo as well as over 500 other bird species. On our exploration of the park, we will see monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains, but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. After another memorable game drive we, with our adventure at an end, return to Arusha in the late afternoon, replete with images of the African wilds to last a lifetime.

Include

  • All Park Fees, including the 18% VAT
  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel accommodation in Arusha the night before and the night after the
  • climb(breakfast included)
  • Transport from the hotel and the trailhead/gate
  • Tents on the mountain (high-quality Mountain Hard wear) and other
  • communal equipment (eg. mess tent, private chemical toilet with toilet
  • tent, table and chairs, etc.)
  • All meals while you are on the mountain
  • Salaries for guides, cooks and porters

Excluded

  • Airfare to Tanzania
  • Tips for guides, porters and other staff
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping pads and other personal gear
  • Lunch or dinners at the hotel in Arusha
  • Soft drinks, beer and items of a personal nature
  • Laundry
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Medical Insurance
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