After breakfast, you’ll depart from your accommodations and drive to the park.
Your visit to Arusha National Park is a flexible one, as you’ll have three choices as to how you’d like to experience the park.
You can combine the above three options as you please, although the canoe safari and walking safari both attract an additional cost.
You’ll return to Arusha in the late afternoon with a head full of memories and a camera full of unforgettable photos. Accommodation Planet Lodge or similar. (L/D)
You’ll depart from Arusha after breakfast for the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The journey takes approximately two hours, but we’ll pass through the market town of Mto Wa Mbu along the way. This agricultural and fresh produce market is a melting pot of local cultures and a souvenir hunter’s paradise.
After a brief stop at the village market, you’ll enter Lake Manyara National Park. The park is truly a photographer’s playground and offers some of the best game viewing in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa’s most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lionsa particular treat. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed.
Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara is an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly coloured lilac breasted roller.You’ll then retire to Country Lodge, Karatu for dinner and a good night’s rest. (B/L/D)
We’ll take an early breakfast, as we’ve got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us!
We’ll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way, we’ll pass through the mist-shrouded rain forests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.
It’s a nearly four-hour drive to the Serengeti park gates, but you can choose to break up the drive with one or both of the below optional activities:
Both of the above activities attract an additional cost. Speak with us about adding them to your itinerary.
After a delicious lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to explore the Serengeti itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains.
Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park at Kati Kati Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Crater National Park.
Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant and the most respected group of animals: the predators.
You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion.
Dinner and overnight at Kati Kati Tented Camp. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, you’ll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you’ll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.
Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought after safari destinations in the world. It’s a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotamus enjoying the cool water.
From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you’ll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa’s most recognisable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa’s premier safari destinations.
After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park’s famous hippo pool.
You’ll return to your Country Lodge, Karatu accommodations for the evening for dinner and rest. (B/L/D)
You’ll depart your accommodations early for the drive south to Tarangire, where you’ll spend your day driving through Tanzania’s most underrated national park.
Once inside the park, you’ll see the eponymous Tarangire river lined with acacia and Baobab where game amble to and fro throughout the day. During the dry season, thousands of animals from the Masai steppe migrate to the Tarangire region looking for water so you can see dozens of different species in a small amount of time.
Exclusive to the park are endangered animals such as the Greater Kudu, Fringe-Eared Oryx, and the Ashy Starling.
Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of the park’s picnic areas and take in an unparalleled view of the Tarangire River. Keep an eye on your food though, as the local monkey population will be only too happy to make off with a tasty treat if given the opportunity!
You’ll return to Arusha late in the afternoon. (B/L)
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Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. The unique African village-styled accommodations offer you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature.
Country Lodge is the brainchild of Reginald Bayo and Jacob Ombay, both locals who were born and bred in Karatu. Both are successful businessmen in their own right and respected members of Karatu’s community and the hospitality industry.
Country Lodge reflects their goal in providing comfortable accommodation with country charm, excellent food and service at an affordable price. Reggie and Jacob are ‘hands on’ and dedicated hosts, and their genuinely warm and helpful staff are a reflection of just that.
Both Reggie and Jacob will be delighted to meet you during your stay at Country Lodge and the staff will ensure your stay is comfortable, relaxing and a part of your Tanzanian adventure you will cherish.
‘Everything you need and nothing you don’t’
Rooms are spacious and simply and tastefully furnished. Eleven cottages house two rooms each. Both king sized beds and twin bedrooms are available and the possibility of triple bedrooms.
The rooms are tastefully furnished with soft lighting, inviting and comfortable beds, mosquito netting, bedside tables and lamps. On chilly nights in our highland setting, request your fireplace be lit and return from dinner to glowing warmth.
Your bathroom has been uniquely designed with beautiful local stone – refreshing, and cool below weary feet!
Relax on our comfortable veranda furniture and enjoy the lush grounds, watch the sun rise or set before heading out on your safari or retiring to the main lodge for breakfast or drinks and dinner.
The 22 spacious rooms offer:
King or twin beds
Uniquely designed stone bathrooms with shower
Plenty of closet space
Bottled water provided
Fireplace (lit on request)
Writing Desk & chair
Safari or lounge chairs
Veranda with chairs and table
Not your regular camping experience! These mobile tented camps are a great way to have the full experience.
Kati Kati is a mobile tented camp located in Central Serengeti, strategically located to cover the vast Serengeti Plains. The camp offers comfortable tented accommodation and a unique opportunity to enjoy a real safari camp experience.
A cosy mess tent islocated in the centre of the camp where meals are served. The campfire is ready every evening for appetizers and snacks before dinner.
A total of 10 tents all with with ensuite facilities.
• All tents have large kings size bed or twin beds
• Each tent has shower, hand basin and flush toilet
• Lighting supplied by solar lights
• Mess Tent
• Lounge Tent
You are bound to fall in love with the vastness of the Serengeti here at Kati Kati.
– Return airfares, unless specified.
– Visa fees and requirements
– Meals/beverages not stated in the itinerary
– Optional activities/tours
– Personal expenses
– Travel insurance (Mandatory)
* Please Note: A comprehensive travel Insurance policy must be organised BEFORE all details can be finalised with Trailblazers Travel.
By choosing Serengeti safari and tour travel with Trailblazers Travel, you are aligning yourself with an organisation that gives our guests real, authentic and life changing experiences, works with responsible travel operators to leave a social impact, and gives you the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself.
We believe in contributing to change and making a difference, whether through the use of local staff and guides, or by donating to charities we believe in on behalf of every person who travels with us.