8 Days Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro crater & Tarangire

8 Days Lake Manyara Serengeti Ngorongoro crater & Tarangire

8 Days Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater
The ultimate safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti,  Ngorongoro crater, Lake Eyasi  of the Hadzabe people still in their traditions and Tarangire national park

Day1: 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 (BLD)

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 pastures as part of the annual migration. Overnight at your Lodge.

Day4: Ngorongoro Crater
Early breakfast, game viewing en route while driving out of Serengeti to reach your lodge at Ngorongoro in time for lunch. Afternoon descent into Ngorongoro crater floor 2000 ft (670m) for crater tour. Ngorongoro Crater is home to lions, black rhinos, buffaloes, elephants and other grazing animals and birdlife.  Overnight at your lodge in the crater rim (BLD)

Day5:  Lake Eyasi & Hadzabe Tribe
At 7 depart for Lake Eyasi to visit the Hadzabe people with packed lunch. The Hadzabe people are a hunting and gathering people who still follow their traditions and live around Lake Eyasi which is a hot and dry area. You will visit the Hadzabe habitat, and experience their culture first hand. Prepare for the experience of a lifetime. Overnight in your Lodge at Karatu (BLD)

Day6: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast depart for Tarangire with packed lunch. Optional visit to Mto wa Mbu cultural village just north of Lake Manyara or participate in the various outdoor activities including cycling & nature walks. After lunch proceed on to Tarangire National Park for leisure. Overnight at the lodge (BLD)

Day7: Tarangire National Park
Full day game viewing in Tarangire National Park.  Tarangire National Park, measures 2,600 sq km's and boasts a high concentration of wildlife second only to Ngorongoro Crater particularly in the dry season between August and October. Overnight at the Lodge (BLD)

Day8: Arusha
After breakfast, leave the park and return to Arusha. Drop off at your hotel just before lunch (B). 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.