5 Days Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater safari

5 Days Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater safari

A safari to see the best parks of Tanzania that include the scenic Lake Manyara, the world famous expansive Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater -a volcanic caldera

Day1:  Arusha-Lake Manyara

Departure at 0830 hrs from your Arusha hotel and drive 130km to Lake Manyara National Park in time for lunch in your hotel followed by afternoon gamedrive. Lake Manyara attractions include its birdlife, its elusive black maned tree-climbing lions, giraffes, buffaloes, baboons, ostrich, a big population of hipos and a scenic setting below the western escarpment of the Great Rift Valley. Overnight in your lodge. LD

Day2: Serengeti National Park

Early departure and head straight for the Serengeti National Park passing through Olduvai Gorge, the renowned prehistoric and archeological site made famous by Mary Leakey’s fossil find. Arrive in your lodge in Serengeti national Park in time for lunch followed by afternoon gamedrive. Overnight at your lodge

Day3: Serengeti National Park

A full day with morning and afternoon game drives to explore the endless plains and most famous National Park in Tanzania. Over one million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras concentrate in Serengeti National Park forming herds that migrate north and west in search of food as part of the annual migration. Overnight at your Lodge.

Day4: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

After breakfast, game en route while driving out of Serengeti to reach your lodge at Ngorongoro in time for lunch. Have a leisure afternoon at the lodge. Overnight at your lodge in the crater rim.

Day5: Ngorongoro crater – Arusha

Descend early into the Ngorongoro crater floor 2000 ft (670m) for full day crater tour with a packed picnic lunch. Ngorongoro Crater is home to lions, black rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals and birdlife. After lunch continue game viewing as you ascend Ngorongoro Crater and leave for Arusha. Drop off at your Arusha hotel by 5pm.END OF SAFARI.

Included in the price:

  • Transport by 4x4 landcruiser with a pop up roof for best game viewing and photography
  • Services of a professional English speaking driver/ tour guide
  • All Game park entrance fees
  • Flying doctors emergency evacuations cover
  • Crater fees
  • Full board accommodation in tented camps, lodges & hotels as specified in the itinerary or similar
  • Meal Plan – BB=Bed, Breakfast; LD= Lunch, dinner; BLD= breakfast, lunch, dinner; HB = Diner, bed, Breakfast
  • 1.5 liter bottle of mineral water per person per day while on safari

Not included in the price:

  • Personal travel insurance
  • Cost of visas/ yellow fever vaccinations
  • Olduvai Museum visit
  • Balloon Safari at US$450 per person (can be arranged)
  • Optional activities payable directly on safari e.g. Masai village visit, nature walks, biking, boat rides etc
  • All personal expenses; e.g. toiletries, laundry, beverages, tips to staff, driver tour guide etc.
  • Any other extras not stated as included above

What you need to bring on safari:

  • Money for personal spending and tipping
  • A pair of long trousers and jersey for the cool mornings and evenings in addition to plenty of light clothes for hot days (do not forget a hat), swim suit, a pillow, comfortable shoes/sandals and snacks
  • Torch, sunglasses, suntan lotion, insect repellent/spray but not mosquito coils
  • Camera, memory cards, binoculars, maps, guide-books
  • Toiletries eg tooth brush, paste etc.

 

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