Day 1 Arusha - Engaruka
In the morning at 8:30am you will be picked up from hotel in Arusha and then we drive to the Engaruka ruins, North of Manyara on the Great Rift Valley escarpement. After lunch we plan to do some walking and enjoy the wonderful scenery of the Rift Valley corridor. Later we will visit the local Maasai Boma Maasai herbalist. We take dinner and stay overnight at the Cottage.
Day 2 Engaruka - Lake Natron
After breakfast we will continue with walking in the Engaruka and visit an old irrigation system, which was used in the 14th century. Engaruka is the only place in East Africa where the Maasai have adopted agriculture. We drive back to back to the Camp at about 1:00pm for a hot lunch. After lunch, we travel along the base of the Great Rift Valley to Lake Natron arriving there in the evening. We walk to the wonderful waterfall, where many visitors have been known to bathe. Dinner and overnight stay are at the Lake Natron tented campsite.
Day 3: Full day in Natron
After breakfast we take a walk around this beautiful lake where there are often hundreds of flamingoes. These birds have interesting breeding habits. You guide will explain these in due course. This evening we can take another walk to the waterfall for a shower? We have dinner and stay overnight in the L. Natron campsite.
Day 4: Lake Natron- Lobo (North Serengeti) National Park
After breakfast we travel to Lobo, north of the Serengeti Park crossing the cliff of the Great Rift Valley. There are opportunities for spotting game animals en route and we also have lunch. Lobo is where the Serengeti wildebeest pass as they migrate back from the Maasai Mara in Kenya. We will dine and stay overnight in the Lobo Wildlife Lodge. FB
Day 5: Lobo - Central/South Serengeti
We take breakfast at 8:00am before a morning game drive in the Lobo area until lunchtime. At 1:30pm, after lunch we travel Seronera, in the central Serengeti for afternoon game drives. At 4:oopm we continue with game viewing towards he southern plains of the Serengeti where we have dinner and stay overnight in the Serengeti Savannah Tented Camp.
Day 6: Full day in Serengeti
Today breakfast is followed by both morning and afternoon game drives in the Southern plains to look for lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, buffalo, zebra, herds of wildebeest, eland, gazelles and many other antelopes. Many birds including migrants from Europe and Asia can be seen. We have dinner and stay overnight at the Serengeti Savanah tented campsite.
Day 7: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater Rim
Today we rise at 6:00am for early morning game drives in the Serengeti, until about 8:45am when we return to the lodge for breakfast. Then we check out and drive, with game viewing and a picnic lunch en route to the Ngorongoro crater rim for dinner and an overnight stay at the Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge, FB
Day 8: Crater tour - Arusha
After breakfast; at 6:00am we descend into the crater floor for game drives. All the BIG FIVE are there. Rhinoceros, lions, leopards, buffalo and elephants all live in this wonderful caldera. Zebra, hippos, wildebeest, hyenas and many birds also dwell here. Flamingos live on the soda lake and geese, storks and vultures ca also be spotted. A picnic lunch will be served in the picnic site in the Crater at the Ngoitoktok swamp, which is a hippo pool. After lunch, we return to Arusha.
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