DAY 1 TANZANIA SAFARI | NGORONGORO WILDLIFE/ SOPA LODGE
Arrive Arusha and drive to the famed Ngorongoro Crater. Ngorongoro Crater is widely considered to be the “8th” Wonder-of-the World. 12 miles wide, 2000 feet deep, and covering an area of 102 square miles, it is the largest intact volcanic crater on earth and home to a spectacular concentration of wildlife. You will arrive at the lodge in the late afternoon, check-in and freshen just before dinner and overnight at…Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge/ Sopa Lodge
DAY 2 TANZANIA SAFARI | NGORONGORO CRATER
After a heavy breakfast, you will visit the most spontaneous view of the Ngorongoro Crater floor. The crater hosts an estimated 30,000 animals on its floor, including large herds of buffalo, wildebeest, elephant, hippo, lions, and the endangered black rhino. Absent from the crater are impala, topi and oryx, giraffes. Only mature elephant bulls are present; elephant herds are noticeably absent from the crater floor because the cows and calves tend to prefer the forested highlands. They sometimes appear at the crater rim but only rarely venture down into the grasslands. You will have a picnic lunch opportunity at the crater floor. After lunch you will return to the lodge to relax and have a swim. In the evening you will have dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife/ Sopa Lodge
DAY 3 TANZANIA SAFARI | LAKE MANYARA
After breakfast you will drive to Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai Gorge is an archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti Plains, North of Tanzania. The gorge is a very steep sided ravine roughly 30 miles long and 295ft deep. Exposed deposits show rich fossil fauna, many hominid remains and items belonging to one of the oldest stone tool technologies, called Olduwan. The time span of the objects recovered date from 2,100,000 to 15,000 years ago. This is known because in 1960, Mary Leakey discovered a 1.75 million-year-old Homo habilis (nicknamed ‘The Handyman’ for his tool making skills), who represents mans first step on the ladder of human evolution. You will have a lecture there about the early man with lunch and in the afternoon drive to L. Manyara National Park. Arrive at the lodge, check in, and refresh before dinner and overnight at…Lake Manyara Hotel.
DAY 4 ARUSHA | MT. MERU HOTEL
After Breakfast, you will embark on a game drive in search of animals not seen so far. In this park, both big and small mammals especially the tree climbing lions can be seen along with a diversity of vegetation, Giant anthills, and much more. The lake is a fresh water body on the inlet but most of the remainder of the lake is alkaline waters, providing a habitat to white pelicans, sacred ibis, and yellow-billed storks, greater and lesser flamingoes, etc. Most of the water channels from the Ngorongoro highlands down through the rift escarpment to the lake. Some of the water comes from the hot springs found in the park – (which are dry at some periods of the year). Late morning return to the hotel for lunch. After lunch you will depart for Arusha. Arrive and check-in at Mt. Meru Hotel on the slopes of Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, weather allowing you can view the Mountain from the comfort of your room. Dinner and overnight at… Mt. Meru Hotel
DAY 5 MT. MERU HOTEL
Another day begins after your hefty breakfast where by you will embark on a walking tour on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. The walk takes you on the coffee estates in around Mweka village, (descending route for Kilimanjaro trekkers), with picnic lunch, where you will be able to learn more about the economic activities of the people of Tanzania. You will also visit Mweka Wildlife College, which is the biggest wildlife college in the world. A tour of the college gives you a highlight on the facilities and kind of education offered. You will then return to Hotel for dinner and overnight at Mt. Meru Hotel.
DAY 6 AIRPORT OR NAIROBI TRANSFER
This day after breakfast you will be transferred to Namanga border town for Kenya- Tanzania your Kenya Safari Extension or transfer to the airport in Arusha / Kilimanjaro International Airport