8 Days – Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holidays

Serengeti National Park, Tanzania




8 days

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8 Days – Lake Mnayara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater Safari and Zanzibar Beach Holidays

Tour Description

In this tour we will cover the 3 most popular destinations in Tanzania Lake Manyara National Park (1 night), Central Serengeti (2nights) and Ngorongoro Crater Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!

This tour will give you the unique opportunity to experience the amazing natural wonders of 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.

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.

The Zanzibar archipelago is one of the most historic Indian Ocean islands, awash with atmosphere, intrigue, and idyllic beach experiences, As the birthplace of the Swahili, site of Sultans’ Palaces and renowned for its spice plantations, the little island republic of Zanzibar features larger-than-life on the world map and is a must-see at the end of any African trip, but is especially great when added onto a Uganda Tanzanian safari.

Area to Visit
Parks & Conservation
Lake  Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Stone Town
Nungwi and Mnemba Island.

Starting Point: Arusha, Tanzania

Finishing Point: Zanzibar, Tanzania

Destination: Tanzania
Style: Private Tour

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Pick up at 7:30 AM from your hotel in Arusha and depart for Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch for a full day game drive. As you enter the national park, lush forests of Acacia and Mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead. The game drive will go on till evening with a small break for picnic lunch. During the game drive watch out for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, baboons and the blue monkeys. Another spectacle of Lake Manyara National park is the tree climbing lions, however spotting them is a game of luck. In the right season, you can see the shoreline turning pink with millions of flamingos flocking there. Post the game drive, you will head back to your camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you. Accommodation: Farm of Dreams Lodge Meals: Lunch and Dinner
In the morning you will drive to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and after registration you will descend to the Crater Floor. You will do a half day of game drives at the floor and have picnic lunch at the Hippo poolside picnic site. After lunch you will continue with game drives in the Crater floor in search of the rhinos, elephants, lions, buffaloes, zebras, impalas, gerenuks, etc. Ngorongoro Crater is also famous for bird life and at the Lake makat at the middle of the crater floor you can see, flamingos, pelicans Egyptian geese, and many more aquatic species. Other birds include the hammer
kop, Lilac breasted rollers weavers and many more. Later in the afternoon you will be driven up to Serengeti National Park for Dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife Lodge 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. Safari in Serengeti National Park Today is a full day of discovery, a chance to enjoy the varied landscapes of the Central Serengeti. The Seronera River weaves its way through this area, providing waters for all species of wildlife. You will also see the distinctive rocky outcrops, the famous kopjes which characterize the Serengeti landscape. Lunch will be an unforgettable experience, enjoyed in the middle of the bush. Everything here varies with the seasons, but in May, November and December migrating herds join the already rich population of resident animals which live here year-round. (In the rainy season, the landscape turns black with hundreds of thousands of wildebeest – a simply incredible sight.) Accommodation: Seronera Wildlife Lodge Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
On your Serengeti hot-air balloon trip in northern Tanzania, you will be collected around 0500 hours. An hour predawn drive through the bush to your launch site is a delight in itself. You may see nocturnal animals in the headlights that you could not have encountered any other way. Near a river like Seronera you may meet grazing hippo. On the plains, a lioness may return from her kill, a hyena slinking in her wake. In the cool early morning, a light-weight long-sleeved jacket and long trousers are a wise idea, with sturdy shoes. Remember to take your binoculars and DSLR camera to make the most of this highlight of your Serengeti excursion.
The huge balloon inflates swaying impatiently as it lifts. The intermittent roaring of the burner reminds you to put on your hat as it can get quite warm overhead. Assistants hold the basket steady, ensuring it remains level during take-off. Then comes the heart-stopping moment when you lose touch with the earth and become part of the dawn. As you ascend, the sky lightens from purple to pink. The sun clears the horizon, flooding the Serengeti plains with golden light. After breakfast, you will have game en Route drive in Serengeti National Park to Karatu Via Ngorongoro Conservation Area with picnic lunch. The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good night’s rest in your accommodation. Accommodation: Farm of Dreams Lodge Meals: Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner
Early morning after Breakfast you will do game drives en Route at Serengeti National Park then you will embark on your long journey back to Arusha town. Luxury Accommodation: Shaba Boutique Hotel Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Prison island & nakuoenda beach is a full-day trip, starts from forodhani garden in the heart of stone town at around 9:00am, lunch on sandbank picnic, swimming and beach relaxation. Nakupenda simply implies “I LOVE YOU” in Swahili. It is the name of an astounding sandbank that is found simply off Stone town. A Full day trip touring the Prison Island's monsters tortoises’, swimming, sunbathing, the taste of Ocean foods, and occasional fresh products. The tour captivating experience starts from Zanzibar Port, with the available local speedboat ride toward Prison Island, this island the local calls" CHANGUU that implies Monsters testudinal across the ocean. Also, tourist visitation to the tortoises and the island, a wonderful encounter continues forward for swimming off Prison Island, seeing an exceptional cluster of shaded corals and exotic fish of the islands prior to arriving at our fantasy place Nakupenda. The Nakupenda beach is where splendid birdlife exists, really white sand, clear and translucent water. You would live in the natural reserve that affable by its naturalistic and their legitimate pearls of the Indian Sea. The white sands language as well as their elective ocean show up and vanish. Make the most of accessible fresh fruits, engage in sand bathing, and more importantly the sea our food lunch. Relaxation on the Sandbank or find marine life around the shoal prior to riding our speedboat or cruising back to Stone Town then you will be Transferred to Nungwi for Dinner and overnight. Accommodation: Sandies Baobab Beach Resort or Similar Meals: Bed and Breakfast
This trip to from Nungwi to Mnemba where we will start with the Dolphin Tour then snorkel at Mnemba reef and also we might go to the Sandbank when it is available cause it can be fully covered when during the high tide. Mnemba Island was ranked 1 Best Beach Destination in Africa and is well known for the excellent clarity of its waters ( for this area of the Indian Ocean) and the unusually prolific and diverse corals and tropical marine life where you can able to see a lot of colorful fishes while Snorkeling. Some of the species that you can see at Mnemba reef include; Angel Fish, Blue Spotted Rays, Black Snappers, Groupers, Red Tooth Triggers, Flounder, Octopuses, Leaf Fish, Scorpion Fish, Stone Fish, Frog Fish, lots of Trevallies, and others.
You reach Mnemba Island by boat, mainly from Nungwi,. It takes about twenty minutes to reach the snorkeling spot from Nungwi. Mnemba Island is a privately owned island with access restricted to guests of the Luxurious and Beyond Mnemba Island. Tour guides will drop you off directly at the reef, which lies a few hundred yards from the small island. Full- day tours (approx. 9:00 to 16:00) generally include a single snorkeling stop at Mnemba, as well as a lunch break on a nearby beach and a chance to spot dolphins Late on you will Driven back to your Lodge for Dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Sandies Baobab Beach Resort or Similar Meals: Bed and Breakfast
Transfer to the airport after breakfast. Leisurely morning and prepare yourself to drive about one hour to the Zanzibar airport. Our driver will be there on time to pick you up and start driving towards the airport on agreed time. Accommodation: None on Request Meals: Bed and Breakfast

Tour Amenities

Accepts Credit Cards
Laundry service
Outdoor Seating
Wireless Internet


  •  Entrance Park fees
  •   Ngorongoro 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 of Game Drive Safari
  •   Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
  •   All activities in Zanzibar as Started in the Program
  •   All Transfers while going on Tour in Zanzibar as per Itinerary
  •   All Airport Pick up/Drop off
  •   Local Guide in Zanzibar
  •   Boats when Going to Tour at Nakupenda Beach /Prison and Mnemba
  •   Sea Food Hot Lunch when Going to Prison Island and Nakupenda
  •   flights (from/to home)
  •   Additional accommodation before the tour
  •   Tips
  •   Personal items (souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
  •   Services not mentioned in the program
  •   Items of a personal nature


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