SPECIAL COMBINE CAMPING SAFARI NORTHERN NATIONAL PARKS WITH LAKE VICTORIA (WESTERN CORRIDOR)
TOUR TO: LAKE MANYARA/LAKE NATRON/SERENGETI/LAKE VICTORIA/NGORONGORO/LAKE EYASI/TARANGIRE/ARUSHA NATIONALA PARK
.- Day 1 . After breakfast with picnic lunch boxes drive to Lake Manyara National Park for the game drive. Dinner and overnight campsite.
The Green Hills of Africa”. Mahogany, sausage tree and croton are alive with blue monkeys and vervets. Elephants feed off fallen fruit while bushbuck, waterbuck, baboons, aardvark, civet, all make their home in the forest. Manyara is sanctuary to elusive buffalo and hippo, giraffe, impala, zebra and the famous residents – tree climbing lions. Lake Manyara itself is a magnet for birdlife and a kaleidoscope of different species can be found around its shores, including huge flocks of flamingoes but you can see them from far due to shortage of their food inthe shores.
Day 2 . After breakfast, DRIVE TO to Lake Natron with picnic lunch boxes. All meals, dinner and overnight campsite.
Day 3 . Natron Lake visits and optional climb of mountain Ol Doinyo Lengai. All meals, dinner and overnight at campsite at lake Natron
Day 4 After breakfast drive to Serengeti by northern route. Serengeti game drive en route to Lobo Northern Serengeti. All meals, dinner and overnight campsite in Lobo.
The Serengeti is on of the world’s last great wildlife refuges. This vast area of land supports the greatest remaining concentration of plain game in Africa, on a scale unparalleled anywhere else in the world. The name comes from the Maasai ‘Siringet’, meaning endless plains. Equal in size to Northern Ireland, the Park contains an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration that is one of nature’s wonders. The annual migration of more than 1.5 million wildebeests as well as hundreds of thousands of zebras and gazelles is triggered by the rains. The wet season starts in November and lasts until about May. Generally the herds congregate and move out at the end of May. Their movement is a continual search for grass and water – the moving mass of animals requiring over 4,000 tons of grass each day. The exodus coincides with the breeding season which causes fights among the males. As the dry season sets in the herds drift out of the West, one group to the North, the other north-east heading for the permanent waters of the northern rivers and the Mara. The Seronera Valley in the Serengeti is famous for the abundance lion and leopard that can usually be seen quite easily. The adult male lions of the Serengeti have characteristic black manes.
Day 5 After breakfast morning drive to Seronera (central Serengeti). Full day game drive. All meals, dinner and overnight campsite in Seronera.
Day 6 Early morning sunrise game drive in Seronera, return to camp for breakfast then with picnic lunch boxes drive to Mwanza by Western Corridor. Overnight at hotel in Mwanza on bed and breakfast basis
Day 7 Free day in Mwanza. Overnight at hotel on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 8 After breakfast, early morning drive with picnic lunch boxes to Ngorongoro via Olduvai. All meals, dinner and overnight Simba campsite on the crater rim.
The views at the rim of Ngorongoro Crater are sensational. On the crater floor, grassland blends into swamps, lakes, rivers, woodland and mountains – all a heaven for wildlife, including the densest predator population in Africa. The crater is home to up to 25,000 large mammals, mainly grazers – gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog. You will not find giraffe as there is not much to eat at tree level, or topi, because the competition with wildebeest is too fierce, nor will you find impala. The crater elephants are strangely, mainly bulls. There are a small number of black rhinos here too
Day 9 After breakfast descend into the crater for Ngorongoro full day tour with picnic lunch boxes, late afternoon ascend the crater and drive to Karatu (between Ngorongoro and Manyara)., dinner and overnight campsite.
Day 10 After breakfast morning drive to Lake Eyasi with picnic lunch boxes (visit Bushmen). All meals, dinner and overnight campsite.
Day 11 After breakfast optional visit of Hadzabe and Tatoga Tribes. The with picnic lunch boxes drive to Tarangire. All meals, dinner and overnight campsite.
Day 12 After breakfast game drive in Tarangire with picnic lunch boxes and then afternoon drive to Arusha National Park for dinner and overnight at campsite
Day 13 After breakfast (optional morning walking safari) game drive with picnic lunch boxes. Late afternoon back to Arusha.
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