June 2 Safari starts in
Arusha from town or pickup at the airport. Drive
to Ndarakwai, a private game reserve on the
western slopes of Kilimanjaro. Lodging at
luxurious permanent tented camp. Evening game
drives or a visit to tree house for game
June 3 The whole day is
open for game walks, game drives, biking through
the reserve, an afternoon in the tree house, and
an evening visit to visit the neighboring Maasai
village while the cows come in for the night.
June 4 Optional drive to Mt. Kilimanjaro to
the Shira Plateau at 10,000 ft. Spend the day
walking around on the plateau. Return to
Ndarakwai for the night.
June 5 Depart Ndarakwai,
and drive through Arusha to
Park. Optional walking
safari in Arusha National
Park. Afternoon game
drives and lodging at the Tarangire Safari Lodge
overlooking the Tarangire River.
June 6 All day game
drive. Picnic lunches or dine at the lodge.
Continue game drives or relax in the afternoon
near the pool. Late afternoon game drives.
Depart Tarangire in late afternoon for journey
across the Great
Rift Valley to
Kirurumu Tented Lodges on top of the Rift
June 7 In the morning,
visit Mtu wa Mbo on the shores of Lake Manyara for
a culture walk through the village. After lunch
relax, and head up to the Ngorongoro Crater rim
to stay at the Wildlife Lodge overlooking the
June 8 All day game drive
in the Crater with picnic lunch. Return to the
rim for another night at the Wildlife Lodge.
June 9 Depart crater for
transit to Serengeti camp. Stop at Olduvai
the shifting sand dune. Transit through the
short grass plain with good game viewing en
route. Luxury camp in the heart of the
June 10 All day game drives
and exploring in Serengeti. Return to camp for
June 11 Further
explorations of Serengeti. Transit to the south
or west to the Grumeti River as
determined by our guides and animal movements.
Return to camp for the night.
June 12 Depart Serengeti
for Arusha via commercial turboprop. Arrive
Arusha at noon for afternoon in town and onward
connections homeward. Or,
continue on toZanzibar for
five fantastic days there.