5 Days 4 Nights lake manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Big 5 Safari

Arusha Tanzania

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$4,050.00

Duration

5 days

Tour Type

Overview

Tour Description

With mighty Serengeti and Ngorongoro, lake manyara first on our list, world-renowned Serengeti sandwiched in between and the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Conservation Area with its incomparable crater as our finale.

This five-day safari around Tanzania’s beautiful Northern Circuit will provide a fabulous insight into the incredible landscapes and wildlife of our country.

This tour will give you the unique opportunity to experience the amazing natural wonders of lake manyara  National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Crater.

Northern Circuit Parks provide an unforgettable experience in some of Northern Tanzania’s most diverse natural habitats, from the pristine streams, to the dense woodlands and towering mountains.

In addition, lake manyara is known around the world for its many herds of giraffe and great African elephant! The awe- inspiring wildebeest migration and endless savannah plains of the Serengeti are so majestic; the park has been listed as one of the Seven Natural wonders of Africa.

In addition, the Serengeti is the perfect retreat for quiet reflection. The Ngorongoro Crater also boasts an immense number of mighty African wildlife and unique vegetation in the only unbroken caldera found on Earth.

Tour Highlights 

Type of Tour Mid-Range  Accommodation 

PLACES TO VISIT: lake manyara , Serengeti and Ngoro Ngoro Crater

 Duration 5 Days 4Nights 

Starting Point: Arusha

Ending Pont: Arusha

Day by Day Itinerary Steps

Earlier in  the Morning After Breakfast Pick up from your hotel in Arusha and depart for lake manyara National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. Our two-hour morning journey first takes us westwards from Arusha. Along the route, your eyes will be opened to all the colours and character of Tanzania: perhaps some Maasai herdsmen driving their flocks of goats to new pastures. You’ll get to know your driver-guide, amazed at his depth of knowledge as he effortlessly answers all your questions.

 Lake Manyara National. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake.

Accommodation:  karatu safari lodge 

Meals: Lunch and Dinner

Ngorongoro Crater Tour to Serengeti National Park

On the last day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descent at around 6:30 AM into the crater floor. The Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5-hour game drive on the crater floor will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended. The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater. This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location in Arusha by 6:00 PM in the evening. With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.

After finishing up a good Lunch, you will head out towards the Serengeti National Park and travel in the midst of the never ending plain grasslands. The Serengeti is arguably the most impressive wildlife sanctuary in the world. You will have game en Route  in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. A picnic lunch will be done during the day long game drive itself. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Accommodation:  suenos  Luxury Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

You can either have a relaxed breakfast and depart for full day game drives around 9:00 AM with packed lunch and return back to lodge late afternoon around 6:00 PM. Or you can depart at 6:00 AM on an early morning game drive. Later return to accommodation for breakfast and relax for a bit and depart on an afternoon game drive with packed lunch. You will explore the central portion of the Serengeti National Park today. The legendary Serengeti National Park is the most renowned safari destination for its incredible population of lions and leopards. The central portion of the Serengeti - known as Seronera area is one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park. It features the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. During the off season of the migration, one must really look out for the many lion pride that thrive in this region. The interactions and survival of these lion pride provide an excellent game viewing experience all year round. Along with a picnic lunch during the full day game drive, the day will come to a close by around 5PM. The long day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation.

Accommodation:  Suenos De Africa  Luxury Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Day’s Highlight

Today, we set off from our accommodation in the Central Serengeti. Wildlife is abundant: sometimes you may think it has come to find you, rather than the other way round. Today’s highlight is unknown, as the animals don’t publish their schedule (!) What we see also depends on the season, but this area is where bushland meets grassland, a favorite spot for big cats looking for prey. Cheetah, leopard and lions are all possibilities today.

Big Five Safari in Serengeti National Park (Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Buffalo and Black Rhino)

The day will begin in the center of the majestic Serengeti. After a nourishing breakfast, we will continue our journey into the plains. Since we have a full day of game driving, you will likely view hundreds of the diverse animals that find their home within the Serengeti’s endless plains. This day will likely offer sightings of the African mammals that make the park famous- lions, leopards, elephants, cheetahs, and water buffalo, all within a few feet of the jeep. Visitors will also have the chance to view some of the park’s lesser known, but equally majestic animals including, elands, hyenas, gazelles, crocodiles, giraffe, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos and antelope. Depending on the time of year, visitors will also have the chance to view thousands of zebra and wildebeest on their Great Migration. The hundreds of bird species, both endemic and migrating from the Eurasion region, are a special bonus for bird-watchers. Guests will enjoy fresh and delicious dinner at our campsite in Seronera, another spot well known for animal sightings.

Accommodation:  Suenos De Africa  Luxury Tented Camp

Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner

Early morning game drive can be done and after breakfast you will check out and drive back to Arusha town where the Serengeti Safari ends.

If you are at Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam you may be also interested in some of the safari tours from Zanzibar packages that we offer with the facilitation of domestic flights.

Accommodation:  dinner and overnight at Arusha fun retreat hotel 

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Reservations
Wireless Internet

Included/Exclude

  • •  Entrance Park fees
  • Ngoro Ngoro Transit Fee
  • Crater Service Fee
  •  All activities (unless labeled as optional)
  •  All accommodation as stated in the itinerary
  •  A professional driver/guide
  •  All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
  •  Roundtrip airport transfer
  •  All Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
  •  Drinking water on all days
  •  Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  • International flights (from/to home)
  •  Tips 
  •  Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  •  Services not mentioned in the program
  •  Items of a personal nature

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Max Guests

2

Min Age

1+

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