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Destinations: 
Arusha - Tarangire - Lake Manyara - Lake Natron - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater
Itinerary: 8 Days Wildlife & Cycling Safari

Day 1: Arusha
Meet upon arrival in Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and transfer to hotel in Arusha. 



Day 2: Tarangire National Park

After breakfast, we drive by 4x4 vehicle to Tarangire. Full day game drive with a break for picnic lunch. The distinguished features of this park are the giant baobab trees, the large population of elephants and the big cats. At the afternoon we proceed to Mto Wa Mbu village for dinner and overnight at the lodge or campsite.

Estimated driving distance: 2.5hrs drive - 6 hours game drive
Activities: Game drive

Accommodation: Lodge, Tented Camp, Budget Camp, Special Camp

Day 3: Lake Manyara National Park

Early wake up call. Today we start our activities early approx. at 6h30 am. We meet our local guide at the village and go for a bicycle ride at Lake Manyara. The trail is leading to the shores of Lake Manyara, and then we follow the shoreline. We bike besides flocks of flamingoes and pelicans. Herbs of wildebeests, zebras and giraffes usually are grazing around the plains of the lake. We return to the lodge/camp for lunch and rest. At the afternoon we board on our 4x4 safari vehicle and go for a sunset  wildlife game drive at the national park of Lake Manyara. We return to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Estimated cycling distance: 3 - 3 1/2 hrs
Estimated driving distance: 4 hrs drive
Activities: Cycling, Game drive

Accommodation: Lodge, Tented Camp, Budget Camp, Special Camp

Day 4: Lake Manyara National Park - Lake Natron

After breakfast we proceed to Lake Natron. We reach the gate at Natron and proceed towards the lake, home of millions of lesser flamingos. Enjoy the ride within the gorges of a small river for a couple of minutes. After exploring the Orpul then take a short bike ride down to the lake shore for a bird watching experience. Enjoy the lake scenery and proceed with a ride to the petrified historic footprints of our ancestors (120.000 years old). We ride to the tented camp where the tour ends. Hot lunch will be served upon arrival.  Afternoon at leisure. (Optional we go for a walk to the Munge waterfalls -optional swimming). Early dinner and rest.
Note: For experienced cyclists it is possible to cycle all the route from lake Manyara to Lake Natron.
Estimated cycling distance: 3 - 8 hrs
Estimated driving distance: 3 hrs drive
Activities: Cycling
Optional Activities:Walking, Swimming
Accommodation:Lodge, Tented Camp, Budget Camp, Special Camp

Day 5: Lake Natron - Serengeti

(OPTIONAL) At midnight, we drive to the base of the Oldonyo Lengai Mountain (Mt. of God) and start climbing to reach the crater summit in time for enjoying the sunrise. The slopes up to the top are quiet steep. The climbing takes roughly 10 hours up and down.
The descend will be around 10:00am for brunch.
After few free hours relaxing at the camp, we board on our 4x4 vehicle to proceed with en-route game drive to the famous plains of Serengeti through Klein's gate. Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Estimated driving distance: 6 hrs drive
Activities: Game Drive
Optional Activities:Climbing
Accommodation: Lodge, Tented Camp, Budget Camp, Special Camp

Day 6: Serengeti
Full day game drive exploring the plains of Serengeti. We will follow the trail of the famous migration of millions of wildebeests and zebras and your guide will track the best locations with the highest concentration and variety of animals and actions of the day. Dinner and overnight at the tented camp.
Estimated driving distance: 10 hrs drive
Activities: Game Drive
Optional Activities:Balloon Safari
Accommodation: Lodge, Tented Camp, Budget Camp, Special Camp

Day 7: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Sunrise game drive, searching for big Cats while hunting, they actively hunt during early morning. Then we proceed with en route game drive to Ngorongoro. Dinner and overnight at the lodge/camp at the rim of the crater
Estimated driving distance: 10 hrs drive
Activities: Game Drive
Accommodation: Lodge, Budget Camp, Special Camp

Day 8: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
After early breakfast drive down to the crater floor for full day game drive. The crater is shelter to more than 25000 animals, including the extinguishing black rhino. At the afternoon we drive back to Arusha
Dinner and overnight at the lodge.
Estimated driving distance: 6 & 3 hrs drive
Activities: Game Drive
Accommodation:Lodge

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