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Serengeti and the Origin of Man Lodge Safaris & Holidays

GHTZ 57: 5 Days – Lake Manyara/Ngorongoro/Serengeti Lodge Safari


Day 1 Nairobi – Lake Manyara
Arrive at the Namanga border town at 10.00 hrs. After immigration formalities, drive to Arusha for lunch. The afternoon is spent game viewing at Lake Manyara National Park which is famous for its tree climbing lions and large flocks of flamingoes. The park contains five distinct vegetation zones and is of scenic beauty. Dinner and overnight is your Hotel.

Day 2 Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, taking picnic lunch with you, descend 2000 ft (670m) into the crater floor in four drive land rovers with pop-up roofs. Full day crater tour with break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. The main crater has a diameter of 165 km and contains a constant animal population of varied species, including Black manned lions, Rhinos, Buffaloes, Elephants and other Grazing animals. An early evening ascent to your lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3 Nogorongo – Serengeti
07:30 hrs: Leave Ngorongoro after breakfast for Olduvai Gorge. Lunch is taken at the Olduvai Gorge Museum. After lunch, visit various sites of the Gorge to see where the remains of prehistoric man were discovered by the famous archeologist Dr. L.S.B. Leaky and an old Masai home on the way. Proceed to Serengeti plains past Seronera and on to Lobo, with afternoon game viewing. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge.

Day 4 Serengeti
Leave Lobo for Ndutu with game viewing in Serengeti and around Ndutu woodlands to locate leopards and numerous plains games as well as Cheetah and other species common here. Proceed for an overnight stay at your Lodge.

Day 5 Serengeti – Nairobi
After breakfast, with brief game viewing on your way out of Serengeti drive to Arusha via Mto wa Mbu village for shopping of makonde carving and - other souvenirs. Lunch at an Arusha hotel. Drive to Nairobi via Namanga border town, arriving early evening.



 

GHTZ 58: 6 Days - Ngorongoro/Serengeti/Tarangire Lodge Holiday


Day 1 Ngorongoro
Early morning departure from Nairobi for Tanzania, crossing the border at Namanga where our Tanzanian guides will meet you. Drive on to Arusha for lunch and continue to the Ngorongoro Crater to begin your 6 days lodge holiday. We arrive in the later part of the afternoon at the Wildlife Lodge that is built on the rim of the crater and offers some breathtaking views of the crater. We partake of dinner and an overnight stay at your Lodge.

Day 2 Ngorongoro
Breakfast at the lodge and drive down to the Ngorongoro Crater floor for a full day's game viewing. The Crater (covering at total area of 100 square miles) is host to Rhino, Lion, Elephant, Zebra and Wildebeest. Enjoy a picnic lunch before ascending the crater wall back to the lodge. After dinner and an overnight stay is at your Lodge.
Day 3 Serengeti
Breakfast and continue to the vast Serengeti National Park. Stop at Olduvai Gorge site of the famous archeological findings of early man by the Leakey family. Lunch is at the Seronera Wildlife Lodge and afternoon game viewing where the large herds of Wild beast, Zebra, and Gazelle roam the plains. Dinner and overnight at your Lodge

Day 4 Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge or campsite in the mid afternoon. It is possible to view all the big five. Animals here are seen in very large herds, especially wildebeest, zebra gazelle and other antelopes. The park is one of the largest in the world; it's animal concentration and abundance is unequalled. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra occurs in this park in May/June. In the parks central plains there are carnivores like Lion, Leopard, hyenas and cheetah. The evening meal and an overnight are at the lodge.

Day 5 Serengeti - Tarangire
After breakfast, depart Serengeti for Tarangire National Park, lunch en-route The Park has an atmosphere of remoteness and has fewer visitors than all the other parks in Tanzania's entire northern circuit. Blue monkeys, hornbills, pelicans, herons can be seen as well as elephants in large herds, cheetah, jackal, fish eagle, marabou stork, and hippos. Dinner and an overnight are at a lodge.

Day 6 Tarangire/Nairobi
After breakfast proceed on a game drive then depart for Arusha for lunch and your onward transfer to Nairobi via the Namanga border town for immigration formalities, arriving in Nairobi in the late evening.


 
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