5 Days / 4 Nights – Lake Manyara National Park / Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park

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Tour Details

Fairly fantastic 5-day Tanzania safari will lead you to an endless plain of Serengeti where the spectacular Great Wildebeest migration takes place throughout the year. Enjoy beautiful moments in Lake Manyara with its attracting numerous colonies of pink flamingos covering the shores of Lake Manyara, also the lions with the tree climbing behaviors. In Ngorongoro you will experience successful conservation of wildlife and people, where as; wildlife share the same resources with Masai peacefully without harming each other.

Departure & Return Location

Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (Google Map)

Arusha Airport (ARK) (Google Map)

Departure Time

2 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Pickup on arrival
  • Professional private English-speaking safari guide and Safari cook
  • Exclusive use of safari Jeep 4×4 (enclosed with pop-up roof for game viewing)
  • Accommodation on arrival and during safari as detailed.
  • All National Parks entrance fees for sightseeing, concession and camping fees
  • All meals during safari, that is breakfasts, packed lunches and dinner
  • Bottles of mineral water, tea & coffee, juice;
  • Contributions and payments to local community projects.

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Travel and personal accident insurance
  • Visa, passport, vaccinations, medicines
  • Tips for airport transfer drivers, safari guide, hotel and camp staff; (optional 20$/ person per day)
  • Expenses on personal bar bills for premium brand drinks, souvenirs, etc
  • Voluntary excursions/activities included in itinerary
  • Other Items of personal nature. (Laundry, beverages and telephone)
Itinerary

Day 1Arusha – Lake Manyara

After breakfast depart from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park. This National park is one of Tanzania’s most considerably situated wildlife areas. The park is located at the foot of Great Rift Valley Western Escarpments. The Park offers variety of habitats, that is; Underground water forest, Baobab strewn cliffs, Acacia woodlands, water forests, Algae-streaked hot springs, swamps and the Soda ash Lake Manyara itself, rich in Flamingos. Despite the lake being small in size it does supports large numbers of animal species and absurd bird’s life. Lions present in this park are well known for their tree climbing character, also compared to other parks in the world Lake Manyara has the huge troops of Baboons. You will enjoy a full day game drive with picnic lunch.
Dinner and Overnight as per standard and preferred accommodation type.

Day 2Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park

Early morning after breakfast we depart towards Serengeti National Park, pass through high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend towards the endless plains of Serengeti National Park.
Drive towards the central Serengeti area. This is one of the areas in the park rich in wildlife habitats. The area is well known as Seronera and it features the Seronera River, a very valuable source of water in the central Serengeti. Large numbers of Serengeti wildlife species are attracted by this river. We arrive on time for lunch and then later on enjoy the afternoon game drive within Serengeti National Park.
Dinner and Overnight as per standard and preferred accommodation type.

Day 3Serengeti Endless plains

Be among opportune people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (offered at additional cost by pre-arrangement). Hovering mutely above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the astonishing scenery of Africa, transverse rivers and small villages.
After breakfast followed by game drive along Sogore River Circuit, that loops into the plains south of the Seronera River. This is a good route to possibly spot a Lion, Thomson gazelle, Topi, Ostrich and Cheetah sightings. After morning game drive, heading to a Visitors Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, this well designed centre offers interesting wildlife views as well as a gift shop selling information brochures and map of The Serengeti Park areas. Here too you can buy Cold drinks and Snacks. We will enjoy a comfortable picnic lunch at the Visitors centre under shades of the huge Acacia trees.
During afternoon hours will be heading to the Kopjes Circuit, which usually attract a number of lion and some large Cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are tiny ecosystems, they provide shades and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. Kopjes are mainly good for spotting wildlife during the dry seasons. Predators like lions prefer to lie on Kopjes waiting hunt from animals coming to drink water.
Dinner and Overnight at central Serengeti (Seronera) area, as per standard and preferred accommodation type.

Day 4Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater

After breakfast depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area Authority. We will stop at Maasai boma to learn a bit about Maasai culture, traditional life and lifestyle. Later during afternoon hours we will heading to Simba campsite.
Dinner and Overnight at Simba Campsite.

Day 5Ngorongoro to Arusha.

After breakfast, you will descend into the crater for a full game drive with lunch boxes. Descend over 600 meters into Ngorongoro crater, the Breath- taking natural wonder. Ngorongoro conservation Area Authority supports a gigantic diversity of animals due to yearly round water and food supply; this comprises herds of Wildebeest, Buffalo, Zebra, Hippos, African Elephants, Eland and Warthogs. The Parks is unique too due to its intense population of predators such as; Lions, Jackals, Cheetahs, Hyenas and the mysterious rarely spotted Leopard. On the Southwest corned of the crater lies Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake, described as one of the main features of the crater. The Lake consists of a large numbers of Flamingos, Hippos and many other water birds.
Later in the afternoon depart to Arusha.
• No free accommodation at the end of tour.
• If not limited by early flight departure, It is possible to have an extra half day game drive at Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority.
NB: Extra costs will be relevant.

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