ARUSHA NATIONAL PARK (Half Day / Full day)
In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven to Arusha National Park. This park boasts impressive natural features such as Ngurdoto crater, which is 20 km wide and 100 meters deep, the Momella Lakes located 10 km north of Ngurdoto Crater, believed to have been formed around 250,000 years ago, and the stunning ash-cone of Mount Meru. The park is home to a variety of animals, including the Colobus monkey, Bushbuck, Cape Buffalo, Hippo, Reedbuck, Warthog, and many more. You will have lunch at Momella Lodge or a similar establishment. If you are on a half-day excursion, you will be driven back to your hotel after lunch. However, if you have booked a full-day excursion, you will continue with an afternoon game drive.
LAKE MANYARA EXCURSIONS
NATURE WALK (01 Hour)
You can depart from Lake Manyara Serena Lodge and take a nature walk on the edge of the Great Rift Valley, which offers stunning views of Lake Manyara and the National Park below. This walk provides an excellent chance to learn about various plants, insects, birds, and small mammals from a well-informed guide. The departure time for the walk can be anytime between 6:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
VILLAGE WALK (03 hrs)
Leaving from Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, take a tour to Mto Wa Mbu village for an authentic cultural encounter guided by a knowledgeable English-speaking guide who was raised in the village. Explore local farms, schools, a kindergarten, homes, the market, and milling machines. The tour is available daily and can be scheduled anytime between 06:30 and 15:00.
NIGHT GAME DRIVES & BUSH DINNER (Evening)
In the evening, you will go on a drive to Lake Manyara National Park for a unique bush dinner beside the park entrance, which starts between 19:00 and 20:00. Afterward, you will embark on a night game drive in the park, which is a first for Tanzanian national parks, and observe nocturnal animals such as leopards, hippos, porcupines, genets, civets, bush babies, and more from an open game drive vehicle. The night game drive is an experience for your senses, as you will hear the sounds of the night and learn about African stars. Your group will be the only one in the park since only one company is allowed to conduct night game drives in Lake Manyara National Park! Finally, you will be transferred to your lodge.
DAR ES SALAAM CITY TOUR (Half Day)
Raised from the humble surroundings of a Fishing Village just over a century ago, Dar Es Salaam blossomed into one of the most beautiful sea-side capitals. Many beautiful and unspoilt beaches are within easy reach of Dar Es Salaam, literally translated as "The Heaven of Peace". The tour will take you to Mnazi moja park, kariakoo market which has an interesting local colour and a diversity of peoples as well as exotic fruits, fresh fish, food products, handicrafts, local textile material and many other locally made products. The University which is superbly laid out amidst lawns and gardens on the Ubungo Observation Hill, some 14 km away from the city. The hill offers magnicent open view of Dar Es Salaam city, the State House and the National Museum.
BAGAMOYO DAY TRIP (Full Day + Lunch)
You will be picked up from your hotel and taken to Bagamoyo, a town located 75 kilometers north of Dar es Salaam. Bagamoyo is known for being the starting point of the slave caravan routes and the end of the white missionaries' journey. While there, you can visit the Kaole Ruins, which date back to the early 15th century, and the first Roman Catholic Church in Tanganyika, built by the Germans in the 1880s. Additionally, you can explore the museum, which houses many historical artifacts. Bagamoyo was established in the late 18th century as a small port trading in dried fish, gum, cobalt, and salt. It also served as a caravan entry port for traders from as far as Morogoro and Usambara. In the 19th century, it became more important due to the increased use of the town for ivory and slave trade. In the afternoon, you will drive back to Dar es Salaam and be dropped off at your hotel.