Northern Tanzania Africa Lion Safari

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Northern Tanzania Africa Lion Safari

The African lion is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. This African lion safari will take your in wildlife premier areas in Northern Tanzania such as Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Areas, Lake Manyara among others.

Day 1 Nairobi

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to a Nairobi Hotel within the city or it's outskirts.
Dinner and overnight in a Nairobi Hotel

Day 2 Nairobi to Lake Manyara National Park

On this day after Breakfast depart for Kenya Tanzania border where you will be met on arrival and transfer to Arusha arriving in time for lunch, after which our professional tours guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, before driving you towards the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park.
Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Lake Manyara.

Day 2 - Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti Plai

ns Enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park . The park is a bird watcher's paradise because of it shallow soda lake. Marvel at the variety of species, spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, flamingos, hornbill and cormorant. Look out for the tree-climbing lions that the park is famous for.

After lunch depart from Lake Manyara to the vast and renowned Serengeti National Park. Where you will spend the next 3 days in this incredible untamed wilderness. As you drive towards our Camp in Serengeti you will enjoy game viewing.
Dinner and an overnight stay in our camp at Serengeti National Park,in the Seronera area.

Day 3 & 4 Serengeti National Park

We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning's game drive.

This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons - including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

The next day will offer you an ideal opportunity to do an optional but unforgettable Hot Air Balloon ride over the Serengeti, followed by a delightful champagne breakfast (available at a supplementary cost, but can be booked in advance).

After breakfast we head to the south-eastern side of the park, visiting the Barafu Kopjes and the Ngare Nanyuki River area, for our morning and afternoon game drives. Apart from the lion prides you find in the area, the Barafu Kopjes is the place to visit for possible cheetah sightings. The Ngare Nanyuki River area is also well known for being packed with game.
Dinner and an overnight stay in our camp at Serengeti National Park.

Day 5 - Serengeti Plains - Lake Ndutu

Before departing the Serengeti National Park, will do a morning game drive in the Simba Kopjes area. The kopjes are named after the lions, which frequently use these kopjes to just lie and bath in the sun. You may also see baboon, giraffe and some interesting birds in this area.

From here we will head to Lake Ndutu, which is alkaline, like most of the other Rift lakes, however still drinkable and used by a wide array of local wildlife. We will do an afternoon game drive in the lake area, which offers quite a change from the vast open plains of the Serengeti. The area is usually heavy populated with elephant and birds as well as resident plains game. The Ndutu Lodge is a charming small safari lodge, which is used as a base by many wildlife film crews.
Dinner and overnight in the Ndutu area.

Day 6 - Lake Ndutu - Ngorongoro Crater

We depart after breakfast from Lake Ndutu for a morning game drive in the Naabi Hill area before we head towards the Ngorongoro Crater via the famed Olduvai Gorge , also known as "the cradle of mankind''.

The Gorge lies on the site of an ancient lake, covered by thick layers of volcanic ash, which carefully preserved the world's earliest records of mankind and which was unearthed by the dedicated Leakey family.

The museum displays some of these fascinating discoveries and remarkable finds. From here we head for the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater , one of the most densely crowded game areas in the world, which is home to an estimated 30,000 animals, we arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight on the Ngorongoro Crater Rim.

Day 7 - Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast we descend 600m into this stunning crater to view wildlife for a full-day's tour. You will witness an unforgettable spectacle of African wildlife - a world teeming with animals.

Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, giant elephants and a small population of black rhino.

Another big draw to this picturesque park is it dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will return to the lodge for lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight on the Ngorongoro Crater rim.

Day 8 - Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

After breakfast we depart for Arusha and end our safari adventure with a farewell lunch in Arusha.

The departure dates for all our safaris around East Africa are absolutely flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed info.

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Northern Tanzania Africa Lion Safari

The African lion is the second-largest living cat after the tiger. This African lion safari will take your in wildlife premier areas in Northern Tanzania such as Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Areas, Lake Manyara among others.

Day 1 Nairobi

Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to a Nairobi Hotel within the city or it's outskirts.
Dinner and overnight in a Nairobi Hotel

Day 2 Nairobi to Lake Manyara National Park

On this day after Breakfast depart for Kenya Tanzania border where you will be met on arrival and transfer to Arusha arriving in time for lunch, after which our professional tours guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari info briefing, before driving you towards the Great Rift Valley to Lake Manyara National Park.
Dinner and overnight stay at a lodge in Lake Manyara.

Day 2 - Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti Plai

ns Enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park . The park is a bird watcher's paradise because of it shallow soda lake. Marvel at the variety of species, spoonbill, teal, pelican, kingfisher, flamingos, hornbill and cormorant. Look out for the tree-climbing lions that the park is famous for.

After lunch depart from Lake Manyara to the vast and renowned Serengeti National Park. Where you will spend the next 3 days in this incredible untamed wilderness. As you drive towards our Camp in Serengeti you will enjoy game viewing.
Dinner and an overnight stay in our camp at Serengeti National Park,in the Seronera area.

Day 3 & 4 Serengeti National Park

We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning's game drive.

This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons - including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

The next day will offer you an ideal opportunity to do an optional but unforgettable Hot Air Balloon ride over the Serengeti, followed by a delightful champagne breakfast (available at a supplementary cost, but can be booked in advance).

After breakfast we head to the south-eastern side of the park, visiting the Barafu Kopjes and the Ngare Nanyuki River area, for our morning and afternoon game drives. Apart from the lion prides you find in the area, the Barafu Kopjes is the place to visit for possible cheetah sightings. The Ngare Nanyuki River area is also well known for being packed with game.
Dinner and an overnight stay in our camp at Serengeti National Park.

Day 5 - Serengeti Plains - Lake Ndutu

Before departing the Serengeti National Park, will do a morning game drive in the Simba Kopjes area. The kopjes are named after the lions, which frequently use these kopjes to just lie and bath in the sun. You may also see baboon, giraffe and some interesting birds in this area.

From here we will head to Lake Ndutu, which is alkaline, like most of the other Rift lakes, however still drinkable and used by a wide array of local wildlife. We will do an afternoon game drive in the lake area, which offers quite a change from the vast open plains of the Serengeti. The area is usually heavy populated with elephant and birds as well as resident plains game. The Ndutu Lodge is a charming small safari lodge, which is used as a base by many wildlife film crews.
Dinner and overnight in the Ndutu area.

Day 6 - Lake Ndutu - Ngorongoro Crater

We depart after breakfast from Lake Ndutu for a morning game drive in the Naabi Hill area before we head towards the Ngorongoro Crater via the famed Olduvai Gorge , also known as "the cradle of mankind''.

The Gorge lies on the site of an ancient lake, covered by thick layers of volcanic ash, which carefully preserved the world's earliest records of mankind and which was unearthed by the dedicated Leakey family.

The museum displays some of these fascinating discoveries and remarkable finds. From here we head for the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater , one of the most densely crowded game areas in the world, which is home to an estimated 30,000 animals, we arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and spend the afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight on the Ngorongoro Crater Rim.

Day 7 - Ngorongoro Crater

After an early breakfast we descend 600m into this stunning crater to view wildlife for a full-day's tour. You will witness an unforgettable spectacle of African wildlife - a world teeming with animals.

Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, giant elephants and a small population of black rhino.

Another big draw to this picturesque park is it dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. We will return to the lodge for lunch and spend the afternoon at leisure.
Dinner and overnight on the Ngorongoro Crater rim.

Day 8 - Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha

After breakfast we depart for Arusha and end our safari adventure with a farewell lunch in Arusha.

The departure dates for all our safaris around East Africa are absolutely flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed info.