8 Days Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro & Tarangire Camping Safari
Amboseli are the plains below Mt. Kilimanjaro. The waters from melted snow drain down the mountain under lava flows and surface into Amboseli National park creating a green belt of swampland amidst dusty plains. Here, hippos, elephants and bird life can be seen against the backdrop of the magnificent snow-capped mountain. This gives you a taste of the exciting safari that later goes to Lake Manyara in Tanzania, thereafter, to Serengeti, Ngorongoro crater and Tarangire in that order, winding it up in Arusha.
Large Elephant herds
Mt. Kilimanjaro peaks (weather permitting)
Swamp below observation hill which hosts many elephant, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like pelican, Egyptian goose.
Incredible game spotting opportunities
Diverse scenery and wonderful bird- and wildlife
High population of Lions in the crater
Home to the endangered black rhino
Spectacular accommodation on the rim of the crater
The fascinating archaeological site at nearby Olduvai Gorge
Great place to meet and interact with the Maasai
Annual wildebeest migration
Top wildlife viewing all year-round
Endless plains feel like authentic Africa
Superb for spotting predators
Renowned for its tree-climbing lions
Troops of several hundred olive baboons
During the rainy season flamingos crowd the lake shores
Diverse mix of woodlands, forests, hot springs and the lake
Large elephant population with herds of up to 300
Beautiful scenery; large open areas, dotted with hills and marshes
Tarangire River flows all year, attracting game to its banks
Prolific wildlife, especially July to October
.Ground transport whilst on safari in a comfortable 4×4 safari Land cruiser
.Full board accommodation whilst on safari and meal plan as described, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner
.Accommodation in double/twin/triple room.
.All park entrance fees to include government taxes
.Service of an English speaking professional driver/guide
.All game drives as detailed in the itinerary
.Complementary bottled water whilst on safari
.Driver guide/Waiters Tips and Gratuities
.Expenses of personal nature such as visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages etc.
.Any other extras not mentioned on Itinerary
Day 1: Nairobi - Amboseli
Depart Nairobi in the morning and drive via Namanga on the Kenya and Tanzania border then continue driving to Amboseli National park arriving in time for lunch followed by afternoon game drive to see game wildlife with Mount Kilimanjaro at the backdrop until late afternoon to return to the campsite for dinner and overnight
Day 2: Amboseli
Full day of game viewing in the Park. Amboseli National Park is located at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. The snows of the mountain form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most popular spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and host of plains game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise. Meals and overnight at the camp.
Day 3: Amboseli - Lake Manyara
After breakfast leave the camp/lodge for the last game drive as you leave the park for Namanga border post for immigration formalities and arrive in Arusha to drive to Lake Manyara National Park for lunch at Lake Manyara camp, followed by afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara campsite.
Day 4: Lake Manyara - Serengeti
Early morning game drive in L. Manyara followed by breakfast then proceed to Serengeti National Park viewing game enroute on your way to the campsite/lodge for lunch followed by afternoon game drive. return to your campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game drive in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge or campsite in the mid afternoon .The term ‘serengeti’ means endless plains in maasai language. In the central plains there are carnivores like, leopards, hyena and cheetah. This park is normally the scene of the annual migration of the wildebeest and zebras, which occurs between Serengeti and kenya’s maasai mara game reserve. Eagles, Flamingoes, duck, geese, vultures are among the birds that can be seen in the park, Dinner and overnight in your campsite.
Day 6: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater
After early breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Crater and on arrival, descend 2000 ft (670m) into the crater floor for full afternoon crater tour with break for lunch at Ngoitoktok springs picnic site. Black manned lions, rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals abound. Evening game drive, return to Ngorongoro wildlife campsite for dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire
After breakfast, leave Ngorongoro Crater for Tarangire National park with lunch enroute, the park has an atmosphere of remortness and has a good number of monkeys, hornbills, pelicans, and herons among others. Dinner and overnight at the campsite.
Day 8: Tarangire-Arusha
After breakfast at your camp, leave for early morning game drive followed by lunch at the campsite /lodge, then proceed to Arusha where your safari ends with sweet memories.