7 Days The Crater Highlands & Serengeti Plains Safari
Nairobi/ Arusha / Lake Natron/ Mt.Ol Doinyo Lengai / Ngorongoro Crater/ Northern Serengeti and Tarangire N.P
Arrive- Arusha Kigongoni Hotel(HB)
Day 1. Upon arrival you will be received by our representative who will then transfer you to the hotel perched in serene beautiful coffee plantation. Dinner and overnight.
Lake Natron Kamakia Camp (FB)
Day 2. Early breakfast and depart to Lake Natron, driving past the expansive Masai plains into the floor of the rift valley at Lake Manyara. Proceed to the shadow of Mt. Oldoinyo Lengai. Arrive and check in time for lunch. After lunch walk along the Ngaresero River to the waterfalls to cool down the hot temperatures. Late afternoon visit the shores of the lake,t he lake is the only regular breeding area in East Africa for the 2.5 million endangered Lesser Flamingoes. As salinity increases, so do the number of cyanobacteria, and the lake can support more nests. These flamingoes, the largest flock in East Africa, gather along saline lakes in the region, where they feed on Spirulina (a blue-green algae with red pigments). Lake Natron is a safe breeding location for Lesser Flamingoes, because its caustic environment is a barrier against predators trying to reach their nests. Greater Flamingo also breed on the mud flats. Even more amazing than the ability of the flamingoes to live in these conditions is the fact that an endemic species of fish, the alkaline tilapia (Oreochromis alcalicus), thrives in the waters at the edges of the hot spring inlets. Return to the camp for dinner and overnight.
Serengeti N/P Lobo Wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day3 & 4. Early breakfast and then depart to Serengeti late afternoon game drives in the vast Serengeti plain. The term Serengeti means endless plains in Maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like leopard, lion, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra that occurs between the Kenyan Mara and the Serengeti. Varied bird species can be seen here including eagles, ducks, geese, egrets, vultures, secretary birds, ibis, stork, herons, kites, pelicans, cranes and guinea fowl. Dinner and overnight at the tented camp.
Ngorongoro Crater N/P Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge (FB)
Day 5. Depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area after breakfast game drives en route to arrive at the lodge in time for lunch. After lunch descend to the crater floor for game drives at this animal paradise a world wonder. Various animals co-exist inside this broken caldera which also has distinct vegetation zones. Return late afternoon to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Tarangire N/P Tarangire Sopa lodge (FB)
Day6. After breakfast depart to Tarangire N/P. Tarangire lies to the south of the large open grass plains of southern Maasailand and is the best-kept secret on the northern safari circuit. Wonderful panoramas of wide savannah grasslands dotted with open acacia woodland studded with large Baobab trees. The density of game is second only to the crowded Ngorongoro Crater Tarangire is a dry season refuge for many migratory animals (elephants, wildebeest, zebra, gazelles, eland and buffalo), that spend many months of the year outside the park on traditional grazing corridors linking Tarangire with other protected areas.
Day7. After morning game drives depart to Arusha. Afternoon excursions if departing from Arusha.If departing from Nairobi transfer to Namanga, where you will be picked and driven to Nairobi. Later after dinner transfer to the airport for departure.