Great Migration during the calving and beach holiday is the main focus of this tour. Travelers taking this tour will see lots of newly born animals in Ndutu special area (in this area off-road driving is permitted to enable the visitors to see the animals very close). The great migration attracts lots of predators like lions cheetahs, hyenas and leopards making Ndutu the best place to see hunting predators in the whole of Africa. It is the best tour for those who want to see predators in action.
We will pick you up from your hotel/at the airport at 0730 hrs and board a shuttle bus at 0800 hrs to Arusha via the Namanga border town arriving in time for lunch. Check in at Arusha Centre Inn hotel for lunch, dinner and overnight. If time allows you will visit Ivory Orphans. This is a new and the first elephant orphanage in Tanzania which has just been opened to save lives of the innocent baby elephants whose mothers have been killed by poachers for ivory. Elephant poaching has become serious in Tanzania in recent years.
After breakfast drive to Arusha national park for a morning game drive. In this small but beautiful park of the slope of Mount Meru you will have opportunity to see lots of rare black and white colobus monkeys, giraffes, antelopes flamingos in the lake and many more. You will also visit Ngurdoto crater which has an amazing scenery. Arusha national park is also the best place to see Mount Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa). After your picnic lunch you will do a forest hiking to Tululusia waterfall, accompanied by an armed ranger. This is a great opportunity for you to learn about different plants with their medicinal uses, insects and animal tracks. In the late afternoon you will return to Arusha Centre Inn Hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast you will drive to Mtowambu for a guided village walk. In this small but busy village you will have opportunity to interact with the local community and learn about their daily life. You will visit traditional beer bars, banana and rice fields and a traditional family home. You will then continue to Lake Manyara national park for game drive with picnic lunch. This park has the largest concentration of monkeys. Other animals include giraffes, hippos, elephants, impalas, dik dik, the rare tree climbing lions and other animals. You will then return to Eileen’s trees inn for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast you will drive to Ndutu Mbugani camp for lunch. In the afternoon depart for game drive in Ndutu area. This is the area along the boundary of Ngorongoro and Serengeti where the Great Migration is suppose to be between December and April. It is where these millions of animals will drop their young ones because the area is open and has highly nutritious grass. The great migration attracts lots of predators and you will expect to see lots of excitement like hunting, chasing, young ones being born etc. This will be the highlight of the entire trip. You will have two nights/three days to explore this special area where off road driving is permitted to allow you observe these adventures up close. We recommend you start your game drives very early in the morning to be successful. All meals and overnight will be at Ndutu Mbugani camp.
The whole day spent exploring Ndutu area. This is the area along the boundary of Ngorongoro and Serengeti where the Great Migration is suppose to be between December and April. It is where these millions of animals will drop their young ones because the area is open and has highly nutritious grass. The great migration attracts lots of predators and you will expect to see lots of excitement like hunting, chasing, young ones being born etc. All meals and overnight will be at Ndutu Mbugani camp.
After early breakfast you will drive to The Ngorongoro crater for game drive on the floor of the crater, with picnic lunch. This will be the best place for you to see the endangered black rhino (less than 1,000 black rhinos remain in the wild on earth. Other animals include, hyenas, lions, warthogs, jackals, pink flamingos in the lake and lots more. In the late afternoon you will continue to Eileen trees inn for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Arusha/Zanzibar Island (Stone town)
Day 8: Zanzibar Island (Leisure at the beach)
Day 9: Zanzibar Island (Turtles, Spices, Dolphins)
Day 10: Zanzibar Island/Nairobi (Departure)