6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS MANYARA NATIONAL PARK / NGORONGORO CRATER / SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
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 or Lake Manyara Serena Lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight.
DAY 2: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park passing through Olduvai Gorge, the site of Leakey’s family discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. The Olduvai Gorge is a historical site of the world and has much history of the earliest human been and many more historical information that worth much to visit. You will have your picnic lunch on the way to Serengeti. Upon your arrival you will check in to the lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Sopa / Seronera Wildlife Lodge or Serengeti Serena.
DAY 3: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK – FULL DAY
In the morning after breakfast you will meet your tour guide for starting a game drive to Serengeti National Park for a full day game drive. Serengeti is the largest national park in Tanzania covering more than 14,000 square kilometers. The park is having numerous numbers of unique features and attractions among them include: The annual great wildebeest migration (whereby wildebeest, zebra and gazelle migrates from Serengeti National Park to Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya and come back later in the year), the park is famous for its endless plains and the savannah vegetation that it owns, balloon safari and been the richest park full of wildlife and birdlife elsewhere in Africa. The park also supports many species of wildlife including Lion, African Leopard, African Elephant, cheetah, African Buffalo, Thomson’s and Grant’s gazelle, topi, eland, water buck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe. The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures.
DAY 4: SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK / NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA
In the morning after breakfast you will have your picnic lunch and a morning game drive until in the afternoon in Serengeti National Park. You will thereafter have your picnic lunch and have short rest before starting our journey to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You will see game on the way and you can also have more photos of these wild animals. Upon arrival in Ngorongoro you will check in to the lodge for hot shower, dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Serena/ Ngorongoro Sopa and Ngorongoro Wildlife lodge.
DAY 5: NGORONGORO CRATER
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.
DAY 6: NGORONGORO / MAASAI VILLAGE / ARUSHA TOWN / MOSHI / DEPARTURE
In the morning after breakfast you will have a chance to visit the Maasai Village of Ngorongoro with your picnic lunch. You will have chance to integrate with them and their daily activities including learning their culture and take some photos with them. Maasai community is among the few remaining communities (tribes) in Tanzania that practice their culture of early human development. Not only that they are the warriors as most of them passes the Ngorongoro crater with their cattle without fearing the wild animals that crater floor has including the dangerous lions.
In the afternoon you will drive back to Arusha passing again the Lake Manyara National Park and the famous Mto Wa Mbu village. We will be arriving at Arusha late afternoon and take you to your hotel or transfer to Kilimanjaro International Airport for 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