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On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, your home for the night has stunning views of the Africa's tallest mountain. On arrival at the hotel you will be given a short safari briefing and the rest of the day is at leisure. Later on dinner is served at the hotel.
We spend the morning on a game drive through Tarangire National Park with its shimmering acacia sands, old baobab trees, Masai tribes and herds of elephant. In the dry season of July - October, Tarangire National Park surpasses the Serengeto on terms of animal concentration as big herds begin to congregate around the Tarangire River. In the afternoon we continue on to Karatu and our lodge in the Ngorongoro Highlands.
On day 3 we set off to the vast plains of the Serengeti on a full day game drive taking a picnic lunch with us before checking into our lodge on the outskirts of the park. 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.
Another full day in the magnificent Serengeti awaits on day 4 with an early start ensuring we see the animals at their most active.
On day 5 we make our way back to the Ngorongoro Highlands visiting Olduvai Gorge en route. The gorge is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, where a distant ancestor of man was found, which is believed to be 1.8 million years old.
On day 6 we head to the Ngorongoro Crater, descending into the crater floor itself, for an exciting game drive. We spend the morning exploring this fascinating wildlife amphitheatre, home to nearly 25,000 animals, which remain in the crater due to the constant supply of water from the springs.
This morning we enjoy a final game drive at Lake Manyara National Park before being transferred back to Kilimanjaro Airport for your onward flight to Zanzibar. You will be met at the airport upon arrival and transferred to your hotel for a well deserved beach break.
Spend the next fives days at leisure, relaxing on the beautiful white sands and soaking up the sunshine. For those feeling active, there's a wide range of excursions available locally. Perhaps opt for a spot of snorkelling or scuba diving to see the incredible coral reefs teeming with exotic fish and perhaps the odd dolphin in the azure waters.
Today you bid farewell to Africa. We will collect you from your hotel and transfer you back to Zanzibar Airport for your flight home.