Day 1 Fly from your chosen airport, via Amsterdam, to Kilimanjaro, and transfer to Arusha, for overnight at Planet Lodge.
Day 2 Drive to Tarangire National Park, boasting, impressive numbers of wildlife. Afternoon game drive and overnight at Kirurumu Tarangire tented camp, overlooking a flood plain often visited by elephants. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Travel to Lake Manyara, the best place to see the tree-climbing lions and birdwatching haven. Enjoy a game drive. Two nights at Endoro Lodge. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Descend into Ngorongoro Crater, the UNESCO listed Conservation Area boasting an astonishing density of wildlife, with spectacular game viewing. We make the most of it with an extended game drive, including lunch. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Visit Oldupai Gorge, where Louis and Mary Leakey found stone tools and fossilised bones. The on-site museum has finds from the gorge and a hall dedicated to the Leakey’s work. Continue to Serengeti National Park, renowned for rewarding safaris. Overnight at the Heritage Camp. (B, L, D)
Day 6 The Serengeti is synonymous with the Great Migration, the herds’ circular movement within the reserve up to the Mara, which is where the Bush Rovers come in. Tented accommodation on working Land Rovers, that allow for easy re-positioning of the ‘mobile camp’, to prime locations, the Kusini area, the Grumeti and Mara River, for the season’s viewing. Enjoy game viewing and two nights in the Bush Rovers. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Antelopes large and small share the park with the A to Z of African wildlife, from aardvark to herds of zebra, from Big Five to Little Five, from shy bushbaby to sly crocodile, and numerous prides of lions. Experience a fabulous day of game viewing in the migration area. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Leave the Serengeti through its western corridor, emerging at Lake Victoria, with prolific birdlife. Immerse yourself in these unspoilt surrounds with a canoe ride through its channels and along the lake. Two nights at the Little Okavango Camp. (B, L, D)
Day 9 Take a look at life on Africa’s largest lake, including a visit to a local fish market; and enjoy an afternoon birding walk. (B, L, D)
Day 10 Transfer to Mwanza and fly to Dar es Salaam, with a day room use before the flight; or fly to the ‘spice island’ of Zanzibar, for a four-night extension. (B)
Day 11 Morning arrival at your chosen airport.
- B - Breakfast
- L - Lunch
- D - Dinner