6 Days / 5 nights Tanzania Safari (Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater)

6 Days Tanzania Safari (Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater) - Deep Into Wild Tanzania Safari

Overview

With this 6 days / 5 nights Tanzanian safari explores the world renowned Northern circuit of Tanzania. Visit Tanzanians largest and most famous national park with the wildebeest migration expected in December and May, Tree climbing lions and birdlife in Manyara and finally a tour to the worlds most visited destination, Ngorongoro crater, famous for high wildlife concentration and breath taking sceneries.

We can tailor this trip to suit your specific requirements. Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from excursions to accommodation. The safari departs from and returns to Arusha.

Itinerary Summary:

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park.
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park.
Day 3: Full Day Serengeti National Park.
Day 4: Serengeti National Park- Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 5: Full Day Ngorongoro Crater.
Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater– Drive back to Arusha – Depart

Tour Highlights

  • This is a suggested or sample Tanzanian safari itinerary – it can be adapted to suite your own personal needs and preferences, or to any seasonal changes and migratory animal movements.
  • You will have a chance to see the Serengeti wildebeest migration.
  • You will experience the excitement of an African wildlife safari to some of the most spectacular national game parks in East Africa, all teeming with wildlife animals
  • As with all our African safaris, tours, travel and other trekking packages we have offered you a wide variety of accommodation options – directly impacting on the total safari costs – in order to offer you the widest possible tour budget options.
  • You will have a 6 days game drive sessions including an en-route game drive session and a chance to see the "Big Five"
  • You will have daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner and a complimentary sleeping bag if you opt for a budget camping accommodation
  • You will get a 5 nights accommodation.
  • You will have daily breakfast, lunch, & dinner and mineral water.
  • You may optionally visit to authentic Maasai village or Oldupai Gorge in Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
  • Transfer from and to the airport / hotel

Your Safari at a Glance

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Non game-viewing travel time: 2½ hours
Distance: 130 km
Pick up from Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara national park.

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge and after lunch do we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon 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 as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Meal Plan: Lunch and Dinner

Day 2 : Lake Manyara – Serengeti Plains

Non game-viewing travel time: 6 hours
Distance: 205 km
After breakfast we head towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. En route we stop at Olduvai Gorge, the “cradle of mankind,” where the Leakey family uncovered the fossil of Homo habilis, who lived 1.75 million years ago. Or may optionally visit an authentic Maasai village where you will be welcomed into a traditional Maasai home and experience this unique culture. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park, deep in the heart of this famous migration corridor.

With its wide-open spaces, bright blue skies and creature-filled landscape in the afternoon, we will discover why the fabled Serengeti typifies the dream of “Old Africa.” Large prides of lions laze in the long grasses, plentiful families of elephants feed on acacia bark and trumpet to each other across the plains, while giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland and the whole range of African wildlife present themselves in awe-inspiring numbers.

Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Full Day Game Drive in Serengeti

Early morning after breakfast, you will spend the whole day on a game drive in the Serengeti National Park and have lunch at a picnic spot en route. Your guide will try his best to find the animals and will make sure that you can see the animals from the best spot in the park. Naturally, the migration also attracts predators and with luck you might see a kill in action.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro crater.

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 145 km
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.

After a relaxing morning and an early lunch, you will proceed with a game drive to Ngorongoro. There, the driver guide will continue elaborating the animals and natural beauty of Tanzania on the way to Ngorongoro Crater, describing the en-route animal.

Dinner and overnight in the Ngorongoro area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Ngorongoro crater tour.

You will start your day early in the morning in the Ngorongoro Crater, one of the most beautiful havens for wildlife in the world, with your picnic on board. You will descend into the crater floor, Africa’s Garden of Eden with abundant wildlife, a site infamously dubbed the world’s eighth wonder. 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 draw card to this picturesque national park, is it’s 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.

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Ngorongoro crater – Arusha

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 hours
Distance: 190 km
After breakfast depart for Arusha arriving by 1300 hrs where the safari ends. The group should tip the guide around $20 a day. You will be taken to your hotel or airport, which ends our safari services.

No accommodation on this day.
Meal Plan: Breakfast and Lunch

Note:

Please note this itinerary is subject to change with or without prior notice according to local conditions / park rules. The order of places visited could also be changed according to the guide’s decision.

Departure Dates

The departure dates for all our Africa safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages are totally flexible according to your own personal needs. Please contact us for further and more detailed information, as well as information on our Africa safaris, tours, holidays and travel packages into Tanzania.

Passenger Information

  • Passengers should bring only duffle bags for safaris{not suitcases}
  • All the passengers must have Identification Card/Passport with them for internal flights.
  • 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.
  • Passengers arriving to Tanzania may be asked to present a valid Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate
  • Tourist Visa will be obtained at the entry points, but it is advisable to double check before travelling to Tanzania.

What activities/services are included:

  • Guaranteed price/guarantee safari on confirmation
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary (5 nights’ accommodation).
  • Transport in safari equipped 4 x 4 vehicle with pop up roof enhanced for game viewing.
  • Services of professional English speaking cum driver guide.
  • All game drives as per the itinerary.
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner as per the itinerary.
  • All Park entrance fees, crater service fees and conservation fees where applicable as per itinerary.
  • Complimentary mineral water i.e. 1.5 litre bottled drinking water per person per day while on safari.
  • Emergency evacuation cover incase of breakdown.
  • All Government taxes and levies.

What activities/services are excluded:

  • All Internal or International flights and taxes
  • Travel and personal health insurance
  • Laundry services
  • All items of personal nature e.g. telephone call bills, fax/email bills etc
  • All optional activities and any other extras not detailed in the above itinerary (e.g Maasai village tour, Olduvai Gorge Tour and Balloon excursion)
  • Tips and gratuities to hotel, lodges, camp staff and driver- guide
  • Alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks(beverages) and Meals not described in the itinerary.
  • Visas