Pajota Safaris Ltd

safaris

8 Day Wilderness Safari

Day 1:  ARRIVE AT KILIMANJARO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Arrive at Kilimanjaro international airport and transfer to Impala Hotel in Arusha.

Day 2: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK

Early morning breakfast , then depart for the beautiful Baobab tree studded Tarangire National Park. Your first experience of safari life will be the thrilling game drive through the vastness of Tarangire NP. Enroute, marvel at the beauty of this pristine wilderness reknown for its big groups of Elephants big numbers of wildlife. Lunch, dinner and night at Tarangire Safari Lodge.

Day 3: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Early morning game drive in Tarangire followed by breakfast. Depart for the Lake Manyara National Park with picnic lunch. Game drive in the park which offers a peaceful yet striking setting with diverse vegetation that supports a wide variety of habitats and hosts thousands of colourful flamingoes. It is reknown for its superb birdlife, hippos and rare tree climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at Kudu Lodge in Karatu.

Day 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast, depart for Serengeti National Park. We will proceed to drive along the Ngorongoro crater rim towards the Serengeti plains and stop at Olduvai Gorge, site of Louis and Mary Leakey's famous discoveries of one of man's ancient ancestors, the Zinjanthropus Bosei, to tour the site and visit the museum. After picnic lunch proceed to Serengeti, en route game drive through the vast plains of Serengeti for dinner and overnight at Ikoma Bush Camp

Day 5: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

Early breakfast then a full day of unparalled oportunities for wildlife viewing in Serengeti with picnic lunch. Serengeti is home to the annual cycle of massive hoofed animal migration, with the wildebeest being the most numerous.  Serengeti is is also reknown for the ever present predator species namely lions, hyenas, cheetahs, jackals and leopards among others that prey on the herbivores. Return late afternoon to Ikoma Bush Camp for dinner and overnight.

Day 6: NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

After breakfast, depart with picnic lunch, leisurely game drive through the Serengeti plains enroute the Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) which consists of the Crater Highlands (which includes the famous Ngorongoro Crater and vast stretches of plains, grasslands, bushes and woodland.) The NCA is a Unesco World Heritage site. A cultural experience is available through a visit  to one of the several Masai Bomas (villages). Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.

Day 7: NGORONGORO CRATER TOUR

Take an early morning breakfast then depart for a game drive exploring the Ngorongoro crater which at 20 kilometres wide is one of the worlds largest calderas. It is home to nearly 25,000 animals. Experience the magnificent array of habitat niches, each with its own unique wildlife and flora. Enjoy a picnic lunch at Ngoitokitok Springs watching the hippos jostle for position in the spring then, drive back to Arusha and overnight Impala Hotel.

Day 8:  ARUSHA – TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

Enjoy a free day, shopping, relax at the hotel. Lunch on your own. Late afternoon transfer to the airport.