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Tanzania Highlight - Elephant Safari

7 Days / 6 Nights

Tarangire / Serengeti / Ngorongoro Crater
Every Thursday

Day 1: Thursday: Arusha / Tarangire National Park

You arrive at Kilimanjaro Airport and met by the Simba Representative and transferred to Arusha, where you have time to enjoy lunch and safari briefing. After lunch, you will set off on safari with your private car and driver to Tarangire National Park.  Named for the river that nourishes the wildlife of a vast ecosystem, Tarangire is home to elephant, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle, buffalo, eland, waterbuck, lion, giraffe, oryx and an unsurpassed diversity of birds.  From June to November, masses of wildlife congregate around the river, but the park is a stronghold for big game year-round.  Take your first game drive before retiring to your beautifully designed lodge, hidden among ancient baobab trees and giant rock kopjes within the park.
Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (L, D)

DAY 2: Friday: Tarangire

After Breakfast, Morning Game drives at the Tarangire National Park. Return to your lodge for the lunch. After lunch, you will enjoy further late afternoon game drives at the park.
Overnight: Tarangire Sopa Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 3: Saturday:  Tarangire / Serengeti National Park

The legendary Serengeti Plain is your destination today, a vast rolling plain whose sparse vegetation allows for some of the best wildlife viewing in the world.  The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is one of the park’s great attractions, but throughout the year the Serengeti is excellent for seeing predators such as lion, leopard and cheetah, along with elephant, giraffe, hyena, hippo, rhino, and many varieties of antelopes and birds.  Drive to Serengeti national Park with packed lunch.  Later this afternoon, take your first game drive in this famous preserve and evening is all yours to enjoy.
Overnight:  Serengeti Sopa Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 4:  Sunday: Serengeti National Park

A thrilling day of game viewing will take you to prime areas for seeing the fullest possible variety of animals.  Visit hippo pools in the Seronera Valley, forests where leopard and colobus monkeys live in the treetops, kopjes where lions laze in the shade, and riversides where large animals congregate to drink.  Return to your lodge for excellent meals and time to relax on your private balcony, swim in the infinity pool, and perhaps take in a Maasai cultural program or guided nature walk.
Overnight: Serengeti Sopa Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 5: Monday:  Serengeti / Ngorongoro

Depart after breakfast to your final safari destination, Ngorongoro Crater en route game viewing.  Arrive for the lunch at your lodge. PM is at leisure and enjoy the view of the Crater.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 6: Tuesday: Ngorongoro Crater

Spend a full day exploring the woodlands, lakes and wide-open plains of the Crater floor. Ngorongoro offers unsurpassed viewing of rare black rhinoceros, which are undisturbed by vehicles and allow viewing at close range. Some of its other 25,000 residents include lion, elephant, hyena, wildebeest, buffalo, hippo, ostrich and an abundance of pink flamingos on Lake Magadi. Return to your lodge late afternoon and take in more wonderful views from your private terrace.
Overnight: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 7: Wednesday: Ngorongoro/ Arusha

After breakfast you are driven back to Arusha. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant followed by your transferred to the airport and return home. (B, L)