5 Days Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater & Tarangire National Park
This unforgettable tour will take you to the Serengeti National Park, the heart of wild Africa and a massive wilderness of 14500 square km. Your African safari will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Lastly your tour will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a shallow but huge soda lake, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment.
Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park
Pick up from Arusha at your place of stay, drive to Lake Manyara National Park. With packed lunch, explore this 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 (rare), as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Dinner and overnight at your Camp/ Lodge.
Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. Late afternoon game viewing towards the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring 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. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Dinner and overnight at your camp in Seronera area / Lodge.
Day 3: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater
Before breakfast at the camp, go for a sunrise tour, if lucky enough you may spot the big cats on their morning kill. After lunch, game en route towards Ngorongoro Crater for dinner and overnight at the camp/Lodge along the crater rim, there are no accommodation available inside the crater floor.
Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater (Full Game Drive)
After breakfast we descend 600m into this magnificent crater floor for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National conservation supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard. You will enjoy a picnic lunch on the crater floor and later game en-route towards Tarangire for dinner and overnight at a camp/Sangaiwe Tented Camp.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater - Tarangire National Park
After breakfast at the camp/lodge we enter the Tarangire National Park, for a full day game drive with packed lunch. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African National Park is also home to three rare species of animals the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After a picnic lunch, we do an afternoon game drive en-route back to Arusha for dinner and overnight at your hotel.
IncludedPark fees (For non-residents)
All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinking water (On all days)
ExcludedInternational flights (From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
This tour starts and ends in Arusha
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A transfer from and back to the airport (or hotel) is included
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost