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6 Days 5 Nights Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania Safari
This safari has been designed to suit our Budget, Mid-Range, and luxury customers who wish to fulfill their dream by making a lifetime history through an amazing and unforgettable safari.
Our customers will have an opportunity to visit Lake Manyara National Park (Home to tree-climbing lions), Ngorongoro Crater which is one of the seven wonders of the world, as well as park’s ”The endless Plains” which has continuously been announced by ”The 26th, 27th, and 28th World Travel Awards (WTA)” in 2019, 2020 and 2021 as Africa’s leading National Park. Also, customers will have an option (with an additional cost) to visit Olduvai Gorge, Maasai Bomas, and go on balloon safaris while in Serengeti with many more amazing activities.
NB: This Tour/Safari can be combined with some days in Zanzibar Island upon the client’s request.
Upon your arrival at the airport, our driver-guide will pick you up from the Kilimanjaro International Airport and drive you to Arusha town for dinner and overnight stay at the hotel of your choice, also known as “A” Town by the locals, which is situated at the foot of Mount Meru, Africa’s 5th highest mountain. Arusha is not a particularly attractive city in itself and is regarded by many visitors as little more than a necessary stopover before and after their safari. In addition, Arusha is in the center of the African continent from Cairo to Capetown, and this will be the day of arrival of your 6 Days Tanzania Wildlife Safari.
You'll depart from Arusha after breakfast for the drive to Lake Manyara National Park. The journey takes approximately two hours, but we'll pass through the market town of Mto Wa Mbu along the way. This agricultural and fresh produce market is a melting pot of local cultures and a souvenir hunter's paradise.
After a brief stop at the village market, you'll enter Lake Manyara, National Park. The park is truly a photographer's playground and offers some of the best game viewings in the world. You can expect to see many of Africa's most well-known animals, with the tree-climbing lions a particular treat. These proud predators lounge in acacia trees practically begging to be photographed.
Bird-watchers will find Lake Manyara an absolute delight, with a huge variety of birds on display in the park. Even the novice can expect to be amazed by large flamingo flocks, circling birds of prey, and the brightly colored lilac-breasted roller. You'll then retire to your chosen accommodation in Karatu for dinner and overnight stay on Full Board Basis.
We'll take an early breakfast, as we've got a big day of exploration and adventure ahead of us! We'll begin the day with the scenic drive towards the Serengeti. Along the way, we'll pass through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be lucky enough to glimpse cape buffalo, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth. It's a nearly four to five hours drive to the Serengeti park gates, but you can choose to break up the drive with one or both of the below optional activities:
After a delicious lunch at the Serengeti National Park picnic area, it’s time to explore the Serengeti itself. Witness Africa’s iconic savannah landscape and be amazed by the sheer number of animals that roam these grassy plains.
Dinner and overnight in the heart of the Serengeti National Park according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.
On this day after breakfast, you will have a full day exploring the beauty of Serengeti National Park, lunch at the picnic site, and continue with a game drive till late afternoon before returning back to your accommodation for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast, we get right on the road back towards the Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority. Our drive takes us back through the Serengeti via a different route, offering plenty of opportunities to spot the animals that eluded you on day two. As far as the eye can see, you’ll spot thousands upon thousands of animals in herds; wildebeests and zebras migrating together, tall and graceful giraffes, jumping antelopes and gazelles, the powerful African elephant, and the most respected group of animals: the predators.
You will have the chance to spot lean cheetahs and shy leopards, foraging hyenas, and last but not least, the king himself; the lion. Dinner and overnight on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater or in nearby Karatu Town according to the standard and the type of accommodation requested from our options.
After breakfast, you'll depart for Ngorongoro Crater; considered by some to be the Eighth Wonder of the World. When you get your first glimpse of this vast, verdant caldera from the panoramic viewpoint, you'll soon understand why it has earned such a lofty reputation.
Home to over 120 species of mammal including the fabled Big Five, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the most sought-after safari destinations in the world. It's a particularly good place to see the endangered black rhinoceros enjoying a lonely meal out on the grass plains, as well as a place to see large numbers of hippopotami enjoying the cool water.
From the comfort of your open-top vehicle, you'll be able to observe and photograph some of Africa's most recognizable faces. The crater is home to a large number of predators including lions, leopards, cheetahs, jackals, and hyenas, as well as a large population of wildebeest, zebras, antelope, cape buffalo, and more. It is truly one of Africa's premium safari destinations.
After the thrills and excitement of the day, you will have a picnic lunch by the park's famous hippo pool before returning to Kilimanjaro International airport via Arusha for your flight to Zanzibar or back home.