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5 Days Safari in Lake Manyara/Serengeti Plains/Ngorongoro Crater

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Duration: 5 days
Overview
This unforgettable Tanzanian safari journey will take you to the Ngorongoro Crater, featuring one of the highest concentrations of game in Africa. Here you will witness an amazing spectacle of African wildlife – inside a self-contained world teeming with animals. The tour will further take you to the Serengeti National Park, into the heart of wild Africa, a massive wilderness of 14500 square km, where everyday brings a new landscape and a new adventure. You will visit 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. This is a suggested or sample Tanzanian safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences, as well as for any seasonal changes or migratory animal movements.
Highlights
  • Transportation in a 4WD Safari Vehicle
  • Private Safari
  • 3 Meals per day
  • Accommodation
  • Game Drives in Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater
Good to Know
  • Languages offered on activity/tour Languages offered on activity/tour: English
  • Duration Duration: 5 days
  • Printed Voucher Accepted Printed Voucher Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation Instant Confirmation
  • Pick-up service Pick-up service
    Pick up provided from hotels / residences in Arusha. Airport Pick Up at $80 per vehicle one way
  • Easy Cancellation Easy Cancellation
    There is no cancellation fee once Customers Cancel at least 7 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 50% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 3 and 6 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
    There is 100% cancellation fee for Customers to Cancel 2 day(s) prior to the date of the activity or tour.
Inclusions
  • English Speaking guides available for the safari
  • Park entrance fees and crater service fees
  • Game drives as per the itinerary
  • Road transportation in 4wd land Cruiser safari vehicle
  • Lodges/Camps on Full Board
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
Exclusions
  • Personal expenses e.g. laundry, telephone calls, Drinks, Tips and gratuities
  • Excursions, services and activities not mentioned in this program
  • Visa fees, Travel & Personal accident insurance
  • All International Flights/local Flights + Taxes
  • Visit to Masai Cultural Village
Itinerary
Days

Pick up from your hotel/lodge in Arusha at 08:30am and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park with picnic lunch box for a game drive.

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.

Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Farm House 

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

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. We head to 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 Kubu Kubu Tented Camp

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings.

The Visitor Centre, close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje.

We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

Dinner and overnight at Kubu Kubu Tented Camp 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

After breakfast depart for morning game drives in Serengeti National Park then return for hot lunch at camp.

Then drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge 

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Accommodation :

Early start and then we will descend over 600 meters into the crater to view wildlife for a half day’s safari tour.

Supported by a year round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants.

Another big drawcard to this picturesque national park is its dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever-elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot.

We will visit Lake Magadi, a large but shallow alkaline lake in the southwestern corner, which is one of the main features of the crater. A large number of flamingos, hippos and other water birds can usually been seen here.

Late afternoon ascend from the crater and drive back to Arusha where we will end our African safari adventure.

The group should tip the guide around $20 a day. You will be taken to your hotel, which ends our safari services.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
Meeting Point
All our clients will be picked up from their hotels/lodges in Arusha City at 08:30am
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Tourist Visa will be obtained at the entry points, but it is advisable to double check before travelling to Tanzania.
  • Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Baggage on domestic flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess baggage will be charged by the airline at check-in.
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • Passengers should bring only duffle bags safaris{not suitcases}
  • There is an option of doing an early morning Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains for an additional fee
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