Pretty happy to have narrowed down our choice for February 2011. I'd love you all to take a look at it and comment. It's from Wayo, and is a private safari for two. We are mid forties in age.
Day 1-arrive Kili Karama Lodge
Day 2-Arusha National Park for a guided walk, lunch and then canoe trip on Momella Lake. Back to karama Lodge.
Day 3-Drive to Lake Manyara Nat Park, gamedrive in afternoon, then to Kirurumu Tented Lodge. After dinner, a night game drive.
Day 4-Visit Mto Wa Mbu village for cultural experience, farms, schools, local homes, market, etc. Then to Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge for afternoon of leisure.
Day 5-Drive to Southern part of Serengeti Nat Park. Make stop at Museum of Olduvai Gorge. Spend the next 3 nights at Flycatcher Ndutu Tented Camp.
Day 6-Serengeti-game drives
Day 7-Serengeti-game drives
Day 8-after breakfast, slowly drive towards Karatu and NGO, making game drives along the way. Afternoon arrival at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge for 2 nights.
Day 9-NGO Crater, back to Rhotia Lodge.
Day 10- relaxing morning, then back to Arusha, dropped off at a day room at Karama Lodge to relax before flight back from Kili.
Everything sounds good to me (but whadda I know?) except I can't help but notice Tarangire is not there and frankly, Day 4 sounds a tad bit boring. Can these (should these?) be switched out? I had another company quote that had this in it for a day: "Visit Hadzapi Bushmen in the Lake Eyasi Area and and a morning hunt/walk with them." I thought that sounded way more interesting, but of course, I don't even know where in relation I am or if just any company can arrange to walk/hunt with these Bushmen. Or if I should just scrap it and add in Tarangire. Ok see, I'm repeating myself now.
What are your thoughts? I sure appreciate any insights.