Ziwa safari – 10 Days Tanzania
Experience Tanzania at a glance
Serengeti National Park - „UNESCO World Heritage Site“
Ngorongoro Crater - „Tracking the Big Five“
Lake Manyara - „Walking Tour with Bird watching“
Tarangire National Park - „Elephants under Baobabs“
Olduvai Gorge - „Footsteps of the first humans“
Ngorongoro Conservation Area - "community and Wildlife“
Day 1: Arrival Kilimanjaro Airport – African View Lodge (D)
After arriving at Kilimanjaro Airport and welcoming by our Driver/Guide you will be brought to Meru View Lodge, which is located at the entrance of Arusha National Park. The Lodge is situated at a height of approximately 1500 m within eyeshot of the towering Mount Kilimanjaro. Here you can relax for the rest of the day. Overnight stay and dinner at African View Lodge.
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Maramboi Camp (B L D)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Maramboi Camp, which is located in infinite grasslands surrounded by palm trees between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. After lunch we will do a 3 hours walking tour to Lake Manyara with wildlife watching. The
lake is famous for its numerous bird species. Approximately 400 types of birds can be watched in a beautiful surrounding area. Overnight stay and dinner at Maramboi Camp.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park – Marera Valley Lodge (B L D)
Today we have a Safari through the Tarangire National Park, on the schedule. The park is especially famous for its large numbers of Baobabs and great herds of elephants. The Tarangire River and the wetlands in the south of the park attract a huge number of wildlife in dry season. We will have lunch in a lodge in the park; in the afternoon we go on with a game drive and then further to Karatu. Dinner and overnight stay at Marera Valley Lodge.
Tarangire National Park has an extent of 2600 km² and is well known for its exceptional high dense animal population, especially for its huge great herds of elephants and the large number of impressive Baobabs shaping the landscape of the park. Frequently seen are also giraffes, impala, warthogs and many others. Furthermore, species can be watched which can only hardly be found in other northern parks: Oryx Antelope, Giraffe Gazelles, Lesser Kudu and African Wild Dogs. The park is also famous for its tree-climbing lions.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Forest – Ngorongoro Farm House (B L D)
After breakfast, we will go on a walking safari through the forests of Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will walk with a ranger to the elephant caves and a waterfall (walking time about 3 hours) later return to the lodge we will refresh ourselves as a well prepared lunch awaits us, in the afternoon we will visit the Iraq community who are habitat in this region, learn more about their culture and way of living. Later we can relax in the lodge. The stylish and spacious chalets are situated on a hillside overlooking the game-rich Ngorongoro Forest.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation and Crater – Rhino Lodge (B L D)
After an early breakfast we will set out for Ngorongoro Crater which is approximately 610 m deep. It is the habitat of a large animal population, almost each representative of East Africa’s wildlife can be found there. The full-day safari will be spend in the crater, having picnic
lunch there, here we will have the chance to see cheetahs, rhinos, buffaloes, lions, elephants and others. Subsequently we will drive to Rhino lodge for Dinner and overnight .
Day 6: Serengeti N.P. – Serengeti Mawe T Camp (B L D)
After an early breakfast we are driving to Serengeti National Park, Africa’s second largest National Park. This protection area was founded in 1951 and is therefore the oldest protection area in Tanzania with many small hills and mountain ranges. For Tanzania the Serengeti is the
heart of a huge ecosystem with its various wildlife which can hardly be found anywhere else in the world. There is a reason why this location was chosen by father and son Grzimek for the movie „Serengeti shall not die“. There we will go on safari and have lunch at Seronera Wildlife Lodge in the park. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Mawe Camp.
This Park with its immense dimensions (14,000 km2) owns the most numbers of wild cats and unites several biotopes: savannah with wide prairies in the south, wood-covered hills in the east, Kopje-areas in the west and bush savannahs in the north. The Serengeti is drawn through a river which attracts a variety of animals throughout the year, such as buffaloes, giraffes, antelopes, wild cats, etc. Furthermore, crocodiles and hippos can be watched frequently.
Day 7: Serengeti N.P. – Serengeti Mawe T Camp (B L D)
Today we can watch the beautiful sunrise as we enjoy our breakfast in the camp. Subsequently we are going on a game drive through Serengeti, probably the most fascinating savannah landscape in the world. Especially the huge variety of wildlife reminds of a natural environment existing thousands of years ago in many regions on earth. Dinner and overnight stay at Serengeti Katikati Camp.
Day 8: Serengeti-Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Marera Valley Lodge (BLD)
After breakfast we are driving through Serengeti to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will enjoy our picnic-lunch by viewing the Olduvai Gorge. Optional we can visit here the museum, gaining in interesting insight in the research results of the paleontologists, above all Mary Leakey. Continuing the journey we will enjoy the fantastic views of the mighty volcanic mountains of the highlands. Our route leads through dense mountain forests along the Ngorongoro Crater rib, offering fascinating views of the crater caldera.
Dinner and overnight stay at Marera Valley Lodge.
This region of Tanzania is unique in many respects. From the paleontological perspective it plays an important role due to Mary Leakey’s significant discovery of the origin of the first hominids in Oldupai leaving their marks 3 Billion years ago. In contrast to a traditional National Park the concept of Ngorongoro Conservation Area unites the interests of nature and humans, for example by permitting the Maasai the land use. Hence they can continue their ancestor’s way of life as travelling nomads. This breathtaking part of Africa (with an area of more than 8,500 km2) demonstrates that humans and animals can coexist peacefully.
Day 9: Karatu - Transfer to airport (B)
After breakfast we will bring you to the airport where you will continue your journey to Zanzibar for your beach holiday or you connect your onward flight back home.