Day 1: Nairobi to Arusha, Tanzania
Your tour departs Nairobi, crossing the border into Tanzania at Namanga, and then continuing to Arusha. This town is situated at the base of Mount Meru and is the starting point for your optional excursion to the Ngorongoro Crater and/or the Serengeti National Park. Lunch and dinner is included.
Day 2: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania (optional)
If you take the 2 night/3 day option, you leave Arusha to the Serengeti National Park. You travel through the Maasai town of Mtu Wa Mbu and up into the Ngorongoro Reserve for a glimpse of the Crater before descending down onto the Serengeti plains.
The Serengeti is home to some of the largest wildlife concentrations in Africa, and the number of plains game is something to be remembered. Your afternoon is spent game viewing, before you set up tent in the midst of the bush. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania
After a full morning of game viewing, you pack up and head towards the Ngorongoro Crater. Here you travel up to the Crater's edge where you will camp for the night.
For those guests taking the 1 night/2 day option, you will be collected from Arusha in the afternoon and transferred to Karatu for the night, where you will join the rest of the group the following morning for your game drive through the Ngorongoro Crater. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha, Tanzania
This morning you travel into the Ngorongoro Crater, a natural wonder with spectacular views form the rim. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to nearly every species of African animal, including large concentrations of East African mammals like Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino, Lion, Hippo and plains game.
After spending a full morning in the Crater you return to your campsite for another night. Both of these optional excursions will follow the same schedule today. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.
Day 5: Arusha to Pangani, Tanzania
Today you will leave Arusha and head towards the warm Indian Ocean. You travel through the town of Moshi and cross the southern slopes of the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. You will get the chance to view the snowy summit, weather permitting. You continue south, passing the Usambara Mountains en route to Dar Es Salaam. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is included.