8 DAYS: SERENGETI FAMILY LODGING SAFARI.
Day 1: Arrival- Arusha.
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to Arusha Serena Hotel. Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari journey proper in the morning.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, you go on a walking tour in farming town Mto wa Mbu with picnic lunch. This village is unique in Tanzania since it is home to over 120 different tribes from across Africa and forms a colorful mix of customs. Your walking guide will take you to rice and banana plantations, a local beer factory, a school, and a carving factory. Discover the traditional way of life of the villagers. Continue to Lake Manyara National Park, which is only a few minutes’ drives from Mto wa Mbu. Lake Manyara is known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingos, a large population of baboons, incredible birdlife and breathtaking views. You can see giraffes, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, flamingos, and if you are lucky you spot a tree-climbing lion. In the late afternoon, you drive to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park
Depart this morning after breakfast to Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch . This part is famous for the abundance of lions and leopards that can usually be seen quite easily. Game viewing in this central area is spectacular all year round. Enjoy the views of endless plains and stunning wildlife like cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, hippos, ostrich, aardvark, pangolin and many more. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Wake up early in the morning for a cup of coffee/tea and snacks then collect your picnic breakfast and depart for a game drive. Animals are normally seen right from the camp and in the early morning, you still have chances to see them active. Serengeti is the park with the largest concentration of big mammals in the world and it is where you will see most of your exciting wildlife. The sightings in the central Serengeti will include pride of lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, giraffes, hippos, impalas, dik-dik, monkeys, baboons, gazelles, warthogs, and many more. You will return to camp for hot lunch and a short siesta, then depart for another game drive in the afternoon. In the evening again you will seat with your guide at the fireplace and get some information about Tanzania from the pre-colonial time to independence until now. Dinner and overnight will be at Serengeti Serena Lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro.
After an early breakfast, depart with picnic lunch , game drive en route to Ngorongoro/viting Maasai Village.Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena Lodge.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
After an early breakfast, depart with picnic lunch and drive to Ngorongro Crater for a game drive. Animals in the Ngorongoro crater include pride of lions, clans of hyenas, packs of jackals, crashes of hippos, dazzles of zebras, herds wildebeests, bulls of elephants often with incredibly long tusks because of the highly nutritious grass rich in minerals, and many more animals. It is also the best place to spot the rare black rhino. In the late afternoon, you will you will drive back to Ngorongro Serena Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Tarangire National Park
After early breakfast, you will depart for a full day of game drive in Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch.This park has the largest concentration of elephants, often seen bathing in the Tarangire river, lots of giraffes, monkeys, impalas, and many birds. It is also one of the best places to see lions, leopards, and lions. In the late afternoon, you will drive to Tarangire Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Departure
After breakfast, you drive to Arusha, arriving in time for lunch at Arusha Serena Hotel. After lunch, you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your departure flight.