Guests will be met at the airport arrivals hall or predetermined location for a brief meeting and orientation of the adventure ahead with a Black Lami guide.
Accommodation: Arusha; Meals: dinner
Days 2 & 3: Adventure, Leisure, & Acclimation
With your Black Lami guide your day could be spent exploring the city of Arusha, possibly relaxing and canoeing at Lake Duluti, eating traditional Tanzanian cuisine, or visiting one of the many museums or local artisan communities. If more adventurous expeditions are your wish, a day in Arusha National Park can be arranged where you can take in epic views or Mt. Meru, cascading waterfalls, and wildlife unique to the Tanzanian landscape.
Accommodation: Arusha (2 nights); full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner & snacks)
Days 4, 5, & 6: Tarangire National Park
In the morning, your guide will take you to Tarangire National Park known for its abundance of elephants, baobab trees, and the Tarangire River that flows throughout. Upon entrance to the park, you will experience your first game drive on the way to your overnight accommodation within the park. The next day will be spent possibly with a full day game drive or early and evening game drive/walking safaris with leisure time spent at the accommodation during the day. On the third you will take one last game drive on the way out of the park and head to Lake Manyara.
Accommodation: Tarangire National Park lodge or tented camp (2 nights), Manyara lodge, guest house, or hotel (1 night); full board
Days 6, 7, 8: Lake Manyara National Park
After a short drive from Tarangire National Park, you will arrive at the next location near Lake Manyara in the town of Mto wa Mbu. The afternoon can be spent renting bicycles, taking in local crafts and art demonstrations, getting your adrenaline pumping on the zip lines, or walking the local market engaging with welcoming locals. The entire Day 7 will be spent in Lake Manyara National Park. Given the inclusion of the northern most section of the lake, you will see many species of birds, large game, and possibly even spot a tree climbing line, which this national park is known! The morning of Day 8 can be spent relaxing, spending more time in town, or canoeing on Lake Manyara before heading to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Accommodations: Karatu or Mto wa Mbu lodge, guest house, or hotel (2 nights); full board
Days 8, 9, & 10: Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Upon entering the conservation area, your guide can take you through Olduvai Gorge and stop to take in the beautiful view of the Ngorongoro Crater at the lookout point. A highlight is to visit a Maasai boma to interact with one of Tanzania’s largest traditional groups, learn how they live, and peruse their crafts. Day 9 will be an entire day in the crater. Guests will witness multiple species living amongst each other in a way not happening anywhere else. After an exciting day in the crater, we will retreat to your evening accommodations for dinner and relaxation. In the morning, the drive to the Serengeti National Park will commence, stopping for unforgettable vistas in this area known around the world for its beauty and wildlife.
Accommodations: Ngorongoro Conservation Area – Lodge or tented camp; Full board
Days 10, 11, 12, 13: Serengeti National Park (Central & Western or Central & Northern regions)
After departing from the conservation area, the Safari will continue in the Serengeti, home to the Big 5, various wildlife, and vistas that will remain forever in your memory! Depending on the time of year, half the time will be spent in the Central Serengeti and then the other half in the Western or Northern Serengeti in order to catch a glimpse of the great migration of wildebeest and zebra. Days can be customized to meet your desires: early morning and evening game drives, all day game drives, morning or evening hot air balloon rides, and leisure time spent at your accommodations. The options are abundant!
Accommodation: Central Serengeti (2 nights), Western or Northern Serengeti (2 nights); full board
Day 14: Last day & Departure
Arrangements will be made for one last memorable game drive to your final destination or a nearby airstrip.
Meals: breakfast & lunch
- Flights between all destinations within the itinerary can be arranged instead of driving. Your guide will meet you at each airstrip upon arrival
- Any destination within the itinerary can be modified (extended, shortened) as requested; itinerary can also be reversed if desired