|01||ARRIVAL||ILBORU SAFARI LODGE||BED & BREAKFAST|
|02||TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK||EILEEN’S TREE INN||FULL BOARD (3 MEALS)|
|03||NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA||ONWARD TRAVERLING||BED & BREAKFAST & LUNCH|
Travel Distance & Time from JRO to Arusha: 55km/1hr
Road Type: Paved
Upon arrival at the airport, our representative will be at the airport to pick you up and transfer you to Arusha for an overnight stay. The drive from the airport to your hotel is about an hour.
Lodging: lboru Safari Lodge (Bed & Breakfast)
Travel Distance & Time: From Arusha to Tarangire: 139.7km/3hr 2 min,
Road Type: Paved except inside the park
In the morning you will be collected from your lodgings in Arusha by our personal safari guide. We set out for Tarangire National Park on a good tarmac road across gently rolling Masai plains with scattered acacia trees. As we zip along we pass many Masai in their colorful dress walking on the roadside, riding bicycles, herding cattle and driving donkey’s carts. Tarangire National Park, well known for its large elephant herds, is also host to a multitude of other creatures. From the open roof of our state of the art safari jeep we experience the seasonal swamps, savanna and life giving Tarangire River deavoring to encounter a multitude of creatures from zebra to wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and giraffe, to name but a few. It is possible we will
glimpse lion stalking prey or leopards watching, relaxing in the trees above. After our extensive game drive experiencing the various sights and sounds of the wilderness, we depart to drive to one of our carefully selected mid-range partner lodges for dinner in a tasteful restaurant, a pool at hand to soothe us, and a most capacious room to harbor our ease and dreams of wild cats!
Lodging: Eileen’s Tree Inn (3 meals)
Travel Distance & Time: From karatu to Ngorongoro crater: 51.6km/1hr 39 min, Ngorongoro to Arusha :190.6km/3hr 53min.
Road Type: Road Type: Paved except inside the park
Very early in the morning after an early breakfast, we descend down onto the crater floor for a day of wildlife viewing in one of the most incredible places on Earth where the animals roam freely through the unfenced reserves offering us an uninterrupted game viewing experience. One of the seven wonders of Africa, the Caldera was formed about three million years ago with the massive explosion of a volcano that rivaled Kilimanjaro in height. The Caldera, 610 m deep and covering roughly 260 square kilometers, is an enclosed ecosystem. Ngorongoro, coming from the Maasai for the bell their cows wear, onomatopoeic in its mirroring of the sound that fills the valley as their herds graze, is one of the premier places in Africa to view the big five in their element, in the wild, as well as wildebeest, gazelle, reedbuck, a plethora of others, along with about 500 bird species. After a stop for our delectable picnic lunch near the hippo lake and more wildlife viewing in the afternoon, we ascend, surely sated, up the steep road out of the crater for our road trip to Karatu and our, carefully chosen for quality, mid-range partner lodge where we can dine in an expansive restaurant, relax by the pool, and take our ease in a capacious and comfortable room.