10 DAYS SAFARI AND HORSE RIDING
BEST TIME:June to February
DESTINATION: Machame, Arusha National Park, Tarangire, Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater.
Itinerary Description by Day
Day 1.-Arrival at Kilimanjaro Airport.
Arrive at Kilimanjaro International Airport, picked by your guide, drive to Makoa Farm (40 minutes) which is located in Machame town on the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro “the roof of Africa” for dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2. –Horse riding on the foot of Kilimanjaro.
Breakfast at the lodge, start a day long horse riding on the foot of Kilimanjaro, the mountain view while riding are amazing!!, come back to the lodge for lunch, in the afternoon you will visit animal sanctuary which is operated by the lodge, most of the animals in the sanctuary are rescued.
The rooms are facing the snow-caped Kilimanjaro!, you will also get time to visit the coffee plantation around the lodge.
Accommodation: Makoa Farm.
Day 3. Game drive in Arusha National Park.
After breakfast you will start a journey heading to Arusha National Park, this park is situated between two giant mountains; Mount Kilimanjaro ana Mount Meru (the second highest mountain in Tanzania). Most of the terrain in the park is tropical forest, all African big animals can be seen here except Lions, The rare Black and White Colobus Monkey are seldom seen in this park, flamingoes are abundant in Momela Lakes. Game drive will continue till lunch time, picnic lunch will be served at tge location in that park. Soon after lunch you do boat canoe in Momela Lake, birdlife is ruch here, canoe will last about 2 hours. Afer canoeing you will be heading to
Accommodation: Kibo Palace Hotel/Planet Lodge/Ilboru Safari Lodge
Day 4. Game drive in Tarangire National Park.
Breakfast, then you will be heading to Tarangire national park the drive will take you 2 hours, afternoon game drive will be done, picnic lunch will be served at location inside the park. This park is famous for huge concetration of Elephants especially during the dry season when they congregate along Tarangire river which is the major source of water for animals during that time of the year.
Accommodation: Balloon Camp/ Sopa/ Maramboi Tented Camp/ Campsite
Day 5. Full day game drive in Tarangire National Park.
After breakfast with picnic lunch drive to Tarangire National Park for another game drive and this day you spend more time exploring southern side of the park along Silale swamp which is rich in wildlife at this time of the year.Lunch will be served at the location, after lunch you will slowly start heading back to the camp for afternoon rest. Dinner and overnight at the same place.
Day 6. Game drive in Lake Manyara National Park.
Breakfast, then drive to Lake Manyara National park for an afternoon game drive to this magnificent park rich in birdlife and big games like Tree climbing lion, buffaloes, giraffes , elephants etc. In the late afternoon drive to Karatu town for dinner and overnight .
Accommodation: Bougainvillea Lodge/ Farm House/Campsite
Day 7. Visit Olduvai gorge and game drive in Serengeti.
Breakfast at the lodge, check out then heading to Serengeti National Park via Olduvai gorge archeological site ( the cradle of mankind)and shifting sand. Arrive at Serengeti gate lunch time where picnic lunch will be served. After entry formalities continue with your safari towards central Serengeti, your guide will take you around huge rock outcrops called Simba kopjes, this is home of big cats especially lions, game drive will continue till late afternoon.
Accommodation: Serengeti Serena Lodge/Kubukubu Camp/Tanzania Bush Camp
Day 8. Full day exploring Serengeti National Park.
Another day in paradise! Wake up around 5.30 am, a cup of coffee/Tea will be served, then with packed breakfast start another day of searching photographic opportunities along seronera valley/river and beautiful kopjes. Breakfast will be served in the middle of Serengeti under Acacia tree. Back to the lodge for lunch and recharging your devices, rest. Sunset game drive will be done, back to the same lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 9. Half day game drive in Serengeti then drive to Ngorongoro crater.
Early breakfast at the lodge/ Camp then start sun rise breakfast in this world known park, game drive will continue till lunch time when your guide will find an appropiate place to serve you the picnic lunch, after lunch you will start driving to Ngorongoro conservation area for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge/Sopa Lodge/Rhino Lodge/ Campsite
Day 10. Game drive in Ngorongoro crater “Noah’s Arck”.
Early wake up, have a cup of tea/coffee, check out then with packed breakfast and lunch drive at this unbroken caldera home of many species including the most endangered specie in Africa the black rhino, the morning golden light is amazing in the crater. Breakfast and lunch will be served at the location in the crater. Afterwards you will start heading back to Arusha to connect your international flight or fly to Zanzibar for beach relaxation.