Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport in Tanzania, you’ll be met by a Barking Zebra staff member and driven to tonight’s lodge near Arusha; or, the gateway to your great journey that awaits.
Lake Manyara National Park
On your first safari set out to Lake Manyara National Park. This small park offers a microcosm of the safari experience to
be found in Tanzania. The diverse landscape includes lush ground water forest hosting baboons, monkeys and canopy dwelling birdlife. Grassy floodplains play home to larger mammals like buffalo, wildebeest, zebra and giraffe. Inland one might find the famous tree climbing lions and herds of elephant.
Get an early start for a morning search for a big game in the famous Ngorongoro Crater. We descend 2,000 feet to the floor of the crater, where volcanic slopes shelter the highest concentration of wildlife on the planet. 25,000 or so animals, including the rare rhino, mingle together. You are never out of sight of wildlife.
Serengeti National Park
You’ll have five days to explore the wildlife in the Serengeti and witness the great migration. Words are barely adequate to describe it, and even photos and videos hardly do justice to the enormity of the wildebeest migration.
In order to provide our guests with the best opportunity to witness the great migration time and the location in the Serengeti differs by season.
From December to March, travelers visit southern Serengeti for three days. This is where the wildebeest migrate to calve. Safarists then fly to northern Serengeti for two days to observe the resident wildlife.
From June to October, travelers set out to southern Serengeti for two nights. Safarists then fly to northern Serengeti for three nights, where they hopefully will witness the dramatic river crossing of the wildebeest herds.
After a final morning game drive to say good bye to the bush and take a scenic flight back to Arusha. Spend time visiting a local arts collective and relax in your day room before your evening home-bound flight or continue exploring more of Tanzania by adding on an adventure from our safari extensions collection.