This thrilling 11 day (10 night) safari takes you to some of Tanzania’s magnificent scenery and finest reserves. The first stop is the Ngorongoro Crater (the eighth wonder of the world and a vast natural amphitheater rich in wildlife). Next is Olduvai Gorge containing vast herds of antelope, wildebeest and lion then its on to the Serengeti National Park where lion, cheetah and hyena stalk their prey. The tour ends with a visit to Lake Manyara National Park, nestled in the Great Rift Valley and abounds with elephant, hippo and buffalo.
Overnight transatlantic flight to Europe.
Arrive in Europe early in the morning. This evening, leave on overnight flight to JKIA Nairobi.
Upon arrival in the morning, you are met by Ashford Tours and Travel Representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the morning is at leisure. This afternoon you visit the Bomas of Kenya where you are entertained by traditional dancers. The tour ends with a panoramic City Tour of Nairobi. Hotel: Safari Park Hotel BB.
After breakfast, depart for Arusha via Namanga border post. Have your lunch at Arusha before proceeding on to the Ngorongoro Crater—one of Africa’s true wonders of nature. The crater is 102 square miles and is the largest intact Caldera in the world. Arrive at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge in the evening. The lodge sits at the rim of the 1,800-foot deep crater with a spectacular view from all rooms Lodge: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge LDBB.
After breakfast depart for a full day crater tour with a picnic lunch. With the exception of Impala and Giraffe, practically every species of African plains mammal can be found on the crater floor, including large herds of wildebeest and zebra, as well as hippos, flamingoes, lions and black rhino.
Lodge: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge LDBB.
Full day of game viewing in the park. En route a stop at the Olduvai Gorge. This remote spot is the famous archaeological site where Mary Leakey, in 1959, discovered the fossil skull of early man dating 1.75 million years ago. Then continue on to Serengeti National Park in time for lunch and an afternoon game viewing drive. Lodge: Serengeti Sopa Lodge LDBB.
Full day of game viewing drives in the Park. The Serengeti is undoubtedly the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world, unequalled for its great concentration of plains game. Lodge: Serengeti Sopa Lodge LDBB.
After breakfast, depart for Lake Manyara National Park, arriving in time for lunch at the Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Nestling into the steep Rift Valley wall, its shallow alkaline lake is surrounded by baobab trees, ground water forests of fig and mahogany, as well as open grasslands. Afternoon game viewing drive in the Park. Lodge: Lake Manyara Serena Lodge LDBB.
After breakfast, depart for Arusha, arriving for lunch at the Impala Hotel. In the afternoon, depart for Nairobi via the Namanga Border post, arriving at the Safari Park Hotel in the early evening. An optional dinner at Nyama Choma Ranch Restaurant with entertainment by the hotel’s Safari Cats Dance Troupe. Hotel: Safari Park Hotel BB.
After breakfast, transferred to the airport for your departure flight to Europe.
Arrive in Europe early in the morning. Connect USA bound flight, arrive later in the day.