Your safari begins at Arusha’s Kilimanjaro International Airport where you meet your guide and settle back for the short drive to Rivertrees Country Inn, a restored farmhouse on the outskirts of Arusha.
Days 2-3: Tarangire Under Canvas | 2 Nights
Rivertrees sees you on your way after breakfast and with a packed lunch for the journey to Tarangire National Park and your next destination, Oliver’s Camp – an intimate tented camp lying in a little-visited corner of the park. You will also be heading out on morning and afternoon game drives in search of Tarangire’s wildlife.
Days 4-5: The Ngorongoro Crater | 2 Nights:
From Tarangire you drive north and onto the great grasslands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Your destination is Gibb’s Farm. This is your chance to explore the great draw card of the area: the Ngorongoro Crater. It is not unusual to see the Big 5 (lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo) in a single day and there are other surprises too: snorting hippos, roving spotted hyenas and large herds of zebra and wildebeest.
Days 6-8: Onto the Serengeti Plains | 3 Nights:
After breakfast at Gibb’s Farm you are driven to the Manyara airstrip for a scheduled flight to the Serengeti and your accommodation, Ubuntu Migration Camp.You may be in time to see the herds braving crocodile-infested waters as they cross the Serengeti’s rivers at mid-year, or catch the Migration’s great birthing season in February, a bountiful time for the resident big cats and wild dogs. Morning and afternoon game drives are the focus, your day beginning with early morning tea or coffee or hot chocolate at your tent, and ending with fireside drinks and a 3-course supper. Your tented suite is comfortable, unpretentious and comes with its own bathroom with a hot-water bucket shower.
Day 9: Time to Depart Tanzania:
There is time for breakfast and perhaps a last drive before your transfer to Serengeti South airstrip and a scheduled mid-morning flight back to Arusha’s Kilimanjaro International Airport. You will arrive at lunchtime for your onward travel arrangements and the end to this tour.