First I just wanted to thank all the posters on this board for their suggestions. I've gained a lot of insight from reading responses to others' questions as well.
My wife and I are about to book our first safari for early November 2019 and are looking at the following itinerary. Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated. I tried to get a mix of different types of camps.
Day 1: arrive Arusha. Overnight at Venus hotel.
Day 2: Tarangire- sangaiwe tented lodge
Day 3: Tarangire. Lunch at Tarangire safari lodge. Overnight at Sangaiwe.
Day 4: lake manyara- overnight Escarpment lodge
Day 5: central serengeti- overnight thorn tree camp
Day 6,7,8 - central serengeti overnight at Kubukubu
Day 9- overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa lodge
Day 10- early am crater tour then catch flight from arusha to Zanzibar in late afternoon.
I realize sangaiwe is not in the park but is close to the gate and saves a bit of money by not paying the park fees.