From Arusha, Tanzania ‘safari capital’ beneath towering Mount Meru, this short iconic safari heads first to Lake Manyara, to experience villagers’ everyday lives and marvel at the myriad bird species. The area’s famous tree-climbing lions are not to be missed! Next up is Serengeti, an atmospheric and iconic place renowned across the globe for its range of wildlife. Wildlife viewing gives you a chance to see great wildebeest migration and teach in-depth about the habits of animal species from our expert and passionate driver guide. The trip continues to Ngorongoro, the stunning volcanic crater Hippo, rhino and buffalo are the among the many crater residents at Ngorongoro conservation area your next destination. Your next stop is at Tarangire National Park the scenically diverse park. Enjoy sighting of an elephant, lion, buffalo, cheetah, and much more plain game.
DAY 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park
Jambo, welcome to Tanzania! You will be greeted at your accommodation by your experienced driver guides, who will provide you with a safety talk and a rundown of the day’s itinerary. You will then enjoy a panoramic morning drive to Lake Manyara, an amazingly diverse park that is well known for its tree-climbing lions, elephants and 3 species of primates including velvet monkey, blue monkey, and baboon. The park boasts one of the highest concentrations of elephants in Africa and is home to the largest baboon troop ever documented. The park is home to an amazing variety of birds and animals, especially considering its relatively small size. The uniquely lush green jungle habitat of Lake Manyara is nestled at the base of the Great Rift Valley, and its large lake shimmers like a mirage in the distance.
DAY 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park
You will depart early in the morning and drive through the small town of Karatu towards Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Enjoy the beautiful panoramic views as you drive around the Ngorongoro Crater rim with en-rooted game viewing towards the endless plains of the Serengeti. You will stop at a MaasaiBoma (village) where you will get a chance to see the Maasai performing their traditional dances. You may even get a chance to join in! You will then proceed towards the world famous Serengeti National Park. The Serengeti is unrivaled for its beauty and scientific value and has come to symbolize the classic African Safari. With more than 2 million wildebeest, 500,000 Thomson’s gazelle, and 250,000 zebras, it has the largest concentration of plains game animals in Africa
DAY 3: Serengeti National Park
After breakfast in the morning you will start game drive in the eastern, southern or north part of the park. The aim is to get you within a comfortable driving distance of the massive herds. This does depend on the annual rains. Guides will always try to get you as close as possible, but should the herds not appear when expected, there is plenty of resident game.
Optional activities: Hot air balloon safari On this day, Experience the wildlife of Serengeti National Park in a new, unique way. Wake up early to catch the sunrise, as you silently fly over the plain of Serengeti National Park. Admire the heads of wildebeest, buffaloes, and elephant and enjoy the Serenetranquility of the bush Africa.
You will take off early at down around 5:00 for a flight that lasts for approximately 1 hour. Rise as the sunrise and float in whatever direction the winds of the morning takes you. Fly higher than the trees and hills and enjoy the best Tanzania, with many great photo opportunity of the scenery and wildlife below.
After a smooth landing you can celebrate this amazing adventure with a Bush Breakfast “Out of African Style” and followed by glass of champagne – your driver will pick you up for your full-day game drive. Price for balloon safari is US$ 550 per person
DAY 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The stirring sounds of Africa will rouse you from your sleep. You make the most of the by 8:00 start, heading for your morning game drive section, later , afternoon the adventure continue when you travel to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
In Serengeti there is always something new to experience and see. With more than 2million herbivores and many more predators, and the changing of seasons and natural light, with the help of driver guide you sport as many more species as possible, teaching you about their fascinating habit and habitats.
After lunch in the picnic is time to drive to another African Africa spectacular wildlife setting, the world famous Ngorongoro Crater. On the arrival, settle in the accommodation while a test, hot dinner is prepared for you
DAY 5: Ngorongoro Crater
At sunrise, you descend 600 meters into the magnificent Ngorongoro Crater for a 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. Animals that you may find in the crater include wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo and elephant. Another big draw card to this picturesque reserve is the dense population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs and the ever elusive leopard, which sometimes requires a trained eye to spot. Tour the Lerai Forest with its yellow-barked acacias, searching for giant-tusked elephant, rare black rhino and black- mined lion. Bird lovers can view flamingo and other species, which share the shallow waters with a big game. You may also see Maasai herdsmen and their cattle at the crater is in their territory, and the Maasai continue to coexist with wildlife as they have for centuries. Stop for a picnic lunch near the hippo pool and watch resident hippos bobbing in the river. Ascend the crater in the early afternoon and retire to the comfort of your stay.
DAY 6: Tarangire National Park to Airport
Today will be an adventure-packed day of game driving in Tarangire National Park. This park is dominated by the perennial Tarangire River and is characteristically known for its giant baobab trees that stretch and wind their branches into the blue sky. The most spectacular feature of Tarangire is its large elephant population. In fact, it has the largest population of any park in northern Tanzania. These gentle giants abound in excess of 3,000. Tarangire is currently experiencing and elephant baby boom and you will notice a lot of juniors and babies as members of the herd. Also expect to see zebra, eland, mongoose, giraffe, bushbuck, hartebeest, dik-dik, impala, warthog, and reedbuck. Primates you may encounter an olive baboon, velvet monkey, and bush baby. Many carnivores are abundant throughout the park such as lion, leopard, cheetah, hyena and jackal. You will depart Tarangire in the late afternoon and return to Arusha where your safari concludes. You may wish to add one of our optional activities as your next destination. Maybe a gorilla trek or you may just like to spend a couple of days relaxing on the white sandy beaches of Zanzibar.
- All park fees
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- All accommodation (unless listed as upgrade)
- A service of professional driver/guide
- Roundtrip airport transfer (Local Flight)
- All transportation (unless labeled as optional)
- All flights during the tour
- All Taxes/VAT
- Meals (as specified in the day-by-day section)
- Supporting crews (Safari Chef and equipment supply driver)
- Bottled water
- 24/7 phone support
- Thermos with hot tea/coffee
- Medical Kit
- Binocular (I per SUV)
- Wet wipes
- International flights (from/to home)
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (gratitude for your trip crew)
- Visa ($100 per person for US Nationals and $50 per person for other Country Nationals)
- Personal items (laundry, toiletries, souvenirs, travel insurance, etc.)
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Drinks (all type of all type of hard drinks)
- Balloon ride (Serengeti National Park)