Day 1: Arusha– Maasai Village After breakfast, we will drive from Mvuli hotel to Maasai village called Monduli
When we arrive at Monduli village, you will first be greeted by the many children of the village who are curious to see tourists.
Then, you will be greeted by the Maasai men and women who will dress you in traditional clothing and give you a tour of the village. After getting to know a little bit about each other, Maasai people will be ready to show you their traditional singing and dancing, and you be encouraged to join them.
It is really an unforgettable experience at this moment! After singing and dancing, the men and women will join the Maasai to take part in their everyday choirs to see the Maasai lives. After saying goodbye to the villagers we will depart from the village to Burudika Tented Lodge or a similar tented camp for your dinner and overnight stay.
Day 2 – Burudika Tented Lodge – Serengeti National Park
Today we will continue to Serengeti via Ngorongoro Crater View Point. After passing the crater highlands, you will soon see the plains of the southern Serengeti.
The southern Serengeti plains literally seem to go on forever, stretching until the horizon and only interrupted by the so-called “Kopjes” or “Inselbergs” (strange looking rock formations).
Dinner and overnight stay will be at Serengeti Embalakai Tented Camp or similar tented camp. Breakfast; Lunch; Dinner.
Day 3 – Full Day Game drive in Serengeti National Park
Today is set aside for a full day game viewing and the Serengeti is at your disposal. The best vantage points and worthwhile areas are chosen to give you the best possible chance to observe animals and to capture the perfect photo.
Depending upon the time of year, you have the chance to witness the great migration with hundred thousands of wildebeests and zebras in January and February. You will spend another night at your last night’s accommodation. Breakfast; Lunch and Dinner will be provided at Serengeti Embalakai Tented Camp
Day 4 – Serengeti National Park – Ngorongoro Conservation Area
After breakfast, you will travel back to the adventurous trail that takes you into the Ngorongoro crater. Grass steppes and acacia forests are home to almost all the species of animals found in the East African Savannah.
In only a few hours driving from Serengeti NP, you will have the chance of spotting the big five – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhinoceros and leopard.
After extensive game viewing and a picnic in the crater, you will leave the highlands of Ngorongoro in the afternoon and travel back to Karatu. You will spend a night at Tloma Lodge Karatu for dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – Karatu Tloma Lodge to Lake Manyara National Park for full day game drive
After breakfast, you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park. In lake Manyara you can also observe elephants, hippopotamus, buffalo, banded mongooses and numerous types of gazelles and antelopes. Furthermore, the park is well known for its “tree climbing lions”.
Visitors can regularly observe lions taking a nap in the tree canopies or escaping from the heat on the ground. In the evening travel to Mto wa Mbu village.You will spend the night at Lake Manyara Twiga Lodge. Bed Dinner, Breakfast and Lunch will be provided here.
Day 6 – Mto wa mbu Local Activities
Journey continues to the village of Mto wa Mbu near Lake Manyara. Over the years the village has attracted people from various ethnic groups and the wide variety of backgrounds and ethnicity has created a multicultural atmosphere in Mto wa Mbu.
You will walk through banana plantations, see traditional wood carvers at work, visit the local brewery and see local art in the making – giving you a real insight into the daily village life.
Lunch is prepared by a community women’s group and served at a local compound. Leisure afternoon or swimming in the pool at Twiga Lodge. Dinner and Overnight at Lake Manyara tented Lodge or similar lodge.
Day 7 – Tented Lodge to Tarangire National Park for morning game drive
After a short briefing and your luggage is loaded onto the vehicle and you head in direction of the Tarangire National Park. Giant Baobab trees, the bush Savannah and the seasonal marshes add to the wonder of this nature reserve. The Tarangire National Park is considered as one of the best places in East Africa to see elephants up close.
In addition to observing elephants, you will also have a chance to see the beautiful Maasai giraffe, various gazelles and antelopes, buffalo, lions, leopards, baboons and over a hundred different species of birds.
After a day of wildlife watching, you will leave the park in the afternoon and drive to Arusha Town for your dinner and overnight at Arusha Mvuli Hotel or similar hotel.