5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK / NGORONGORO CRATER / TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
5 Days – Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire
In this tour we will cover the 4 most popular destinations in Tanzania – Lake Manyara National Park (1 night), Central Serengeti (1 night), Ngorongoro Crater (1 night), Tarangire National Park (1 night). Tour starts and ends at Arusha. With our experienced driver guides, it will be a trip of a lifetime!
DAY 1: MOSHI TOWN – LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast you are met by our tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari briefing. You will be driving to Lake Manyara National Park for a game drive with our picnic lunch. Upon your arrival Manyara you will be welcomed by the Great Rift Valley Escarpment view and fun makers’ baboon at the entrance of Manyara in large groups. We will travel through the agricultural and fresh produce market town of Mto Wa Mbu, which is situated next to the entrance of the Lake Manyara National Park.
The town is a souvenir hunters paradise, harboring thousands souvenir salesmen – ready to pounce at your slightest invitation. The Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located African wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) 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 densely populated of herd of African elephant, famous tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake.
We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting morning and afternoon game drives, in search of the wildlife and birdlife that Manyara host along with a view of famous hot spring known as “Maji Moto”. Late afternoon you will be transferred to Lake Manyara Hotel for hot shower, dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK – FULL DAY
After breakfast you will meet your tour guide for morning game drive searching for the wildlife and birdlife that you didn’t manage to see the previous day. In the afternoon you will have your hot lunch at the lodge and have a short rest before proceeding with the afternoon game drive. Later in the afternoon you will be driving to Ngorongoro Conservation Area for your preparation for descending to the Ngorongoro crater the next morning. You will therefore retire to the lodge upon your arrival for hot shower, dinner and overnight. Your accommodation will be either at Ngorongoro wildlife lodge
DAY 3 : NGORONGORO CRATER – FULL DAY
In the morning after breakfast you will meet your driver guide and been transfer to the crater gate with your picnic lunch ready for a full day crater tour, explore the crater which is famous for its great concentration of wildlife and birdlife. This is probably the most enjoyable day as you can witness how wildlife wakes up and start their daily activities. If you’re lucky enough you can see a predator hunting a prey or any adventure of your life time that Ngorongoro crater has for you.
Ngorongoro crater is famous for its different attraction which includes alkaline lakes, forest, and different vegetation, hot springs, different kinds of wildlife and birdlife and its landscape. Among the common wildlife in the crater includes; lion, leopard, zebra, elephant, African buffalo, warthog, hyena, wild dogs, the rare black rhino, wildebeest and varieties of migratory and resident birdlife whereby more than 350 different species have been recorded.
In the afternoon you will ascend the crater floor and been transferred to Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight.
DAY 4: NGORONGORO CRATER – TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast you are met by our tour guide/driver, who will deliver a short safari briefing. After briefing you will be transferred to Tarangire National Park with your picnic lunch. Tarangire derived its name from the Tarangire River which crosses along the center of the park and which provide permanent water for the wildlife and birdlife of the park round the year. It is here where a large group of different species of animal concentrate during the dry season and the best place to take many pictures.
Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. Also it is in Tarangire by chance you can see the tree climbing African pythons.
Tarangire National Park accommodated migratory and resident birdlife and believed to be a paradise of birdwatchers as more that 350 different species have been recorded todate. Other wildlife that Tarangire accommodates includes the rare Oryx, impala, giraffe, zebra, lion, leopard and different types of gazelles.
We will enjoy a picnic lunch inside the park and do two exciting morning and afternoon game drives, along the Tarangire River. Late afternoon you will be transferred to Tarangire Safari Lodge or Tarangire Sopa Lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight.
DAY 5: TARANGIRE NATIONAL PARK – ARUSHA/ MOSHI
After breakfast walking Safari at the parks boundary with your packed lunch, you will then drive back to Arusha as you are doing game drive to the Tarangire National Park and exit. You will reach Arusha late afternoon for preparation to be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your flight back home.
INCLUDED IN YOUR SAFARI PACKAGE:
- Accommodation as specified in the itinerary
- All meals at lodges and tented camps
- Flight from Kilimanjaro to Serengeti
- Experienced English speaking guide
- Unlimited kms, Toyota Landcruiser 4×4 Safari vehicle with pop up roof, 6 window seats, power adapters, and refrigerator
- Drinking water
- All park entry fees and 18% VAT
EXCLUDED FROM YOUR SAFARI PACKAGE:
- International Flights
- Medical / Travel Insurance
- Hot Air Balloon Ride in Serengeti $ 650 per person
- Alcoholic and soft drinks
- Tip for Your Driver ($70 per day per car)