10 Days Golf and Wildlife Safaris
Arusha, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro
Visit the finest wildlife parks in northern Tanzania, like the wonderful Ngorongoro Crater, which is home to almost 30,000 animals, including the Big Five. Or Tarangire National Park: the kingdom of elephants, birds and baobabs. And of course the famous Serengeti, which offers an abundance of wildlife unmatched anywhere else in Africa. Mix this impressive safari with a round of golf on one of the best golf courses in Africa.
Day 1: Arrival – Arusha
Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will be met by your driver and transferred to African Tulip Hotel in Arusha for dinner and overnight. Settle into your accommodation, ready to start your safari proper in the morning.
Day 2: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, you drive to Tarangire National Park where your safari starts. This lovely park boasts the largest concentrations of elephants in the world and the highest number of breeding bird species. Especially during the dry season, Tarangire National park is packed with wildlife. Big cats like lions, cheetahs and leopards, but also the seldom seen Kudu, Oryx and Gerenuk. In the afternoon you drive to Tarangire Safari Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 3: Tarangire National Park
Rise up early for a morning game drive in Tarangire National Park with picnic breakfast. With four of the Big Five residing within the park, this park is a great spot. If you are lucky you can even spot the tree-climbing python. After a lunch at the lodge, you depart on an exciting 2-hours walking safari. Your senses awaken, as you become part of the wilderness. See the bush through the eyes of Africa’s wildlife, smell the scents and hear the sounds of the African wilderness. Return to the lodge for dinner. In the evening you depart for 2.5 hours on a night game drive in the park. Discover nocturnal animals like porcupines, pangolin, aardvark and others.
Day 4: Mto wa Mbu – Lake Manyara National Park
Today starts, after breakfast, with a walking tour in farming town Mto wa Mbu. This village is unique in Tanzania since it is home to over 120 different tribes from across Africa and forms a colourful mix of languages and customs. Your walking guide will take you to rice and banana plantations, a local beer factory, a school and a carving factory. Discover the traditional way of life of the villagers. Continue to Lake Manyara National park, which is only a few minutes drives from Mto wa Mbu. Lake Manyara is known for its huge soda lake filled with pink-hued flamingos, large population of baboons, incredible birdlife and breathtaking views. You can see giraffes, elephants, hippos, buffaloes, zebras, flamingos and if you are lucky you spot a tree-climbing lion. In the late afternoon continue to Manyara Wildlife Camp for dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Serengeti National Park
Today you go on a morning and afternoon game drive in the famous Serengeti National Park. If you want to spot the Big Five – lion, elephant, leopard, rhino and buffalo- all in one park, the Serengeti is one of the best places to do so. The abundance of wildlife in this park is unmatched anywhere else in Africa. Depending which time of the year you visit this park, you can also witness the Great Migration. It’s an impressive experience to see all those hoofed mammals, followed by iconic predators, migrate in a clockwise circle every year. Late in the afternoon you return to Serengeti Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Serengeti National Park
Another day of morning and afternoon game viewing in the Serengeti. With so many wildebeest, gazelles and zebras present it is no wonder the Serengeti is also home to 4,000 lions and 1,000 leopards. Apart from the Big Five the Serengeti boasts the cheetah, jackal, hyena, serval, aardvark, pangolin, porcupine, crocodiles, giraffe, python, black mamba, spitting cobra, ostrich, martial eagle, lovebirds and vultures, just to name a few. Enjoy this supreme game viewing and return to Serengeti Sopa Lodge in the evening.
Day 7: Ngorongoro Crater
Today you set off towards the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive with picnic lunch. It shelters close to 30.000 animals including the Big Five. The crater teems with zebras, buffaloes, lions, wildebeest, warthogs, baboons, elephants, flamingos, ostriches, hippos, cheetahs and a small population of the rare black rhino. The beautiful colours and dancing clouds make the crater almost surreal. Because of its natural beauty the Ngorongoro Crater is chosen as one of Africa’s Seven Natural Wonders. In the late afternoon you drive to Karatu Country Lodge for dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Arusha
After breakfast you drive back to Arusha for lunch at The African Tulip hotel, then continue to Kili Villa lodge for dinner and overnight. The purity of the surrounding nature and spectacular views on Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro to the north and Maasai Steppe to the south are breathtaking.
Day 9: Arusha
Enjoy a full day of playing golf. Discover the exceptional golf course right on your doorstep. With spectacular all-round views, the course is undoubtedly one of the leading 18 holes golf courses on the African continent. It is listed in the ‘Top 10 best golf courses of Africa’. All meals and overnight will be at Kili Villa lodge.
Day 10: Departure
Spend your day at leisure. You can play golf, relax or go birding at the huge Kili Villa gardens. In the late afternoon you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro Airport for your departure flight.
Just so you know
.This tour accepts children who are 3 years and older.
.The itinerary of this tour can be customized.
.In case an accommodation is fully booked we’ll suggest a comparable alternative.
.Gorilla tracking permits are subject to availability.
.This tour requires a minimum of 3 or more people.