We are finalizing a plan for safari to be organized in late January or early February. The safari will be with 2 adults and 2 small children (6.5 & 3.5 yrs), so please consider that in your helpful comments.
We have planned a 7-8 days safari in the northern circuit. In addition, we have thought to have before that a 3-day safari in Ruaha. Is there really a point to visit Ruaha if we make this northern safari? We would fly from Ruaha to Arusha one day before starting in the north.
With or without Ruaha, should I shorten the safari from 8 to 7 days anyway (taking 1 day off from Serengeti)? Any suggestions for changing the route or accommodation, even to cut down the price a bit? Thank you !
DAY 1 ARUSHA-TARANGIRE. Leaving early morning from Arusha – then game drive in Tarangire. Night in Tarangire Safari Lodge or Heaven Nature camp.
DAY2 TARANGIRE-MANYARA Morning game drive with bird-watching in Tarangire – afternoon game drive in Manyara. Night in Kirumuru Manyara Lodge or Heaven Nature camp.
DAY3 MANYARA- LAKE EYASI Morning game drive with bird-watching in Manyara and in the afternoon drive to the Lake Eyasi. Night – any suggestions for accommodation?
DAY4 LAKE EYASI – CRATER RIM Morning around Lake Eyasi to see Hadza tribe hunting session and encampment and then drive to the Crater rim. Night in Ngorongoro Wildlife or Sopa.
DAY5 CRATER – NDUTU From early morning until early afternoon game drive in the Crater then drive to Ndutu. Night in Ndutu area – perhaps Ndutu Safari Lodge (it might be sold out). Any other suggestions?
DAY6 SERENGETI Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti area. Night in Serengeti Wilderness Camp or Ang’ata Camp Serengeti.
DAY7 SERENGETI Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti area. Night in Serengeti Wilderness Camp or Ang’ata Camp Serengeti.
DAY8 CENTRAL SERENGETI. Morning and early afternoon game drives in the Serengeti area. In the late afternoon flight from Seronera to Arusha.