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Day 1: Arrival

Arrive in Arusha. Transfer to the Arumeru River Lodge for the night.

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park

Leave for Ngorongoro with an en route Day Tour Safari to Manyara National Park. Arrive at The Plantation  Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater

Depart  with your packed lunch to explore the unique Ngorongoro Crater. Dinner and overnight at the Ngorongoro Highland Camp.

Day 4: Empakai

Drive to Empakai crater through a beautiful landscape dotted with Maasai settlements. You will experience a pristine environment far from the hustle and bustle of modern life and of tourism. You will be led by an  armed Ranger for your hike around the crater lake and through the forest.

Dinner and overnight at Highland Camp.

Day 5: Serengeti National Park

Drive to the southern plains of the Serengeti. This is known as the Ndutu region which lies between the Ngorongoro  conservation area and the Serengeti National  park. The Ndutu area is unique during this time of the year (December to March) with hundreds of thousands of gnus and zebras, thousands of Thomson  and Grant’s gazelles, as well as a remarkable number of cheetahs and lions. Off-roading is permitted at this time of year in order to maximize experiences of the animals. This is why most photographers prefer to visit between December and March as the area is green and teeming with wildlife.

Dinner and overnight at either Ndutu Safari Lodge or Lake Masek Tented Lodge.

Days 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10: Southern Serengeti

Full day of game viewing in the area.

Day 11: Central Serengeti

Drive to the Central Serengeti for a full day of game viewing, ending the day at Kubukubu Tented Lodge for dinner and overnight.

Day 12: Serengeti

Full day game drive in the Central  Seronera area to search for leopards and more lions.

Day 13: Departure

Drive to the Seronera Airstrip for a flight to Arusha.

End of the program.

Please Note: The itinerary itemized above is simply a sample. Simalanga Africa Travel will be happy to adjust this itinerary to suit your special interests and wishes.


  • Full board accommodation while on safari in tented camps and lodges
  • Private guide and driver
  • Transfers from and to the International Airport
  • Park fees
  • Airport Arrival/Departure Meet and Greets at the airport
  • On safari – Vehicles equipped with ice chest with mineral water, wildlife guidebook, karibuni welcome packet with useful information for all guests. Assistance with photography using your own camera, if requested.
  • Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals


  • Tanzania Visa
  • Personal Expenses (e.g. laundry, telephone, beverages, etc.)
  • Meals not listed above
  • Optional Tours
  • Tips
  • Items of a personal nature
  • (Optional. If required, please request before start of trip). On departure: photographic record of trip on USB stick. Photographs taken by guide with guide’s camera