Ngorongoro Crater Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF AFRICA 685

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Day 1: Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Welcome to Tanzania! We will collect you from Kilimanjaro airport and transfer you to your hotel this evening. Rest of the day at leisure to rest before your trek begins tomorrow.

Day 2: Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Transfer to Machame gate to starting Kili climbing. Overnight at Machame Camp.

Day 3: Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Overnight at Shira Camp.

Day 4: Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Overnight at Barranco Camp

Day 5: Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Overnight at Karanga Camp

Day 6: Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Overnight at Barafu Camp

Day 7: Kilimanjaro - Machame Route

Overnight at Mweka Camp

Day 8: Kilimanjaro - Machame Route - Lake Manyara N.P.

Return from Kili and transfer to Lake Manyara Serena Lodge where you will stay overnight.

Buffalo herd

Day 9: Lake Manyara N.P. - Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast, you will go on a morning game drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Later this afternoon you will drive to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Lunch time at Limpopo Transfrontier Park

Day 10: Ngorongoro Crater - Serengeti N.P.

Today you will depart for the Ngorongoro Crater, descending into the crater floor itself, for a game drive. Spend the morning exploring this fascinating wildlife amphitheater. Home to nearly 25,000 animals, which remain in the crater due to the constant supply of water from the springs. There is a very good chance of spotting the big five: lion, elephant, endangered black rhino, buffalo and leopard plus countless other African mammal species. This caldera, formed by a volcano sinking, hosts a unique cross-section of eco-systems, from Soda Lake to savannah and is home to almost every major species of African mammal. Later you will drive to Serengeti National Park where you will spend the night.

Day 11: Serengeti N.P.

Today you will set off on a full day game drive taking a picnic lunch with you. You will have more time to explore a larger area of the Serengeti, with its various landscapes, from savannahs, forests, dry river beds and rocky kopjes, all of which offering a better environment for a whole range of animals. Your picnic lunch will be enjoyed in a secluded spot in the park among the wildlife. Return to your lodge in the late afternoon, in time to enjoy a relaxing sun downer on your verandah.

Leopard surverying the area

Day 12: Serengeti N.P. - Masai Mara N.P.

Today with a picnic lunch box you will drive to the Migori Airstrip where you will board a flight to Masai Mara. Upon arriving in Masai Mara you will be transferred to the lodge. Later this afternoon you will have the opportunity to go on a game drive.

Lion in the Masai Mara

Day 13: Masai Mara N.P.

This morning you have the opportunity to go on a balloon safari (paid for locally and not included in cost) Later you have a full day of game drives scheduled with a picnic lunch.

Masai warrior jumping

Day 14: Masai Mara N.P.

The day sees more game viewing both in the morning and late afternoon. For the bird lovers there are over 450 species that have been identified in the Maasai Mara Ecosystem.

Safely across the river during the migration

Day 15: Masai Mara N.P.

Today you will depart for Nairobi and transferred to JKIA for your onward flight.

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