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TZ06: 5 Days Safari to Arusha - Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: Experienced English-speaking driver guide & 4WD vehicle with AC
Accommodation: 4-star well selected hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, Drive to Arusha
Welcome to join the best safari in Tanzania! Your experienced driver guide will wait for you at the arrival hall of Kilimanjaro International Airport and transfer you to the hotel at Arusha which is 55 km (34 mi) far and an hour's drive from the airport. Have a good rest after the check-in.

Accommodation: The African Tulip (4 stars)

Day 2: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park Safari - Karatu
After breakfast, your driver guide will pick you up from the hotel lobby on time and then drive to Arusha Town where you could purchase what you need for safaris. Then we will take along the picnic lunch box and drive 130 km (81 mi) and 2 hours to Lake Manyara National Park for game drive.

The safari will end in the evening and then we will check in at the lodge at Karatu and enjoy a big supper. The lodge is near the scenic Ngorongoro Conservation Area. You could go for a walk after dinner to overlook the beautiful scenery of Ngorongoro Mountains.

Once described as “the most lovely place in Africa”, the Lake Manyara National Park is relatively small but it has a remarkable variety of habitats consisting of the ancient baobab-tree-dotted escarpment, acacia woodland, grassy floodplain, extensive swamps and vast soda-ash lake, all together supporting a high concentration of wildlife and birdlife. The main attractions of Manyara is tree-climbing lions and large elephant population. They are the only lions in the world regularly climbing trees for rest and hunting for food. Your driver-guide know almost everything of the flora and fauna will guarantee you a pleasant and fruitful safari.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Marera Valley Lodge

  • Game Drive in Lake Manyara
    Having a jeep game drive
  • Lion on Tree
    A lion resting on the tree
Day 3: Karatu - Serengeti National Park
In the early morning, we will drive west along the Rift Valley for 200 km (124 mi) and 4 hours to Serengeti National Park. On the way, enjoy a game viewing while traversing Ngorongoro Conservation Area. After arrival, your driver guide will lead you to explore Serengeti National Park, which is the world's most famous wildlife ecological system. When the safari ends in the evening, we will check in the camp, enjoying dinner and staying overnight there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Ole serai Luxury Camp

Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Today we will spend the whole day in the Serengeti National Park. Two deep game drive will be arranged separately during the morning and afternoon. Your driver-guide will show you the best places to spot the wild animals.

Serengeti National Park is undoubtedly one of the largest and greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world which offers the best safari in Tanzania. It is well known for its annual unaltered migration of millions of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle. The herds move north to the Maasai Mara when the drought comes in May and back to Serengeti during the short rains in late October. During the migration, they have to face the risk of being killed by crocodiles in the river or hunted down by a large group of lions and other predators, creating an inspiring and once in a lifetime wildlife viewing experience to nature lovers. No matter when you come to Serengeti, you will always have chance to witness abundance of animals.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Serengeti Ole serai Luxury Camp

  • Wildebeest Migration
    Great migration of wildebeests
Day 5: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area, See off at Kilimanjaro International Airport
To save more time for today's safari, we will have early breakfast and then drive 3.5 hours though Lodware Gate to Ngorongoro Conservation Area located 145 km (90 mi) southwest. Then drive all the way down to the 600 meters (1,970 feet) deep and 260 square kilometers (square miles) wide Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest and most intact inactive caldera. The carter has an astonishing amount of wildlife including the Big Five of Africa. During the safari, we will discover the flock of elephants and diverse monkey groups inhabiting the woodlands; watch flamingos walking along the lake shores; capture the sight of lions hunting in the open savanna and if lucky enough; encounter the endangered black rhino.

After the picnic lunch, we will escort you to Kilimanjaro International Airport, which will take about 4 hours. We will reach the airport at around 5 pm, so it is suggested to book the flight taking off after 9 pm. If you intend to stay overnight, we are happy to help you with the hotel booking and transfer. Here is the end of the best safari in Tanzania. Hope you have a wonderful time during the tour. Bon voyage!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Zebras in Africa
    Zebras in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Giraffe in Tanzania
    Giraffe eating leaves from a tree
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Tour Prices
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
Jan- Mar, Jun-Dec$2729$2329
  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The above-mentioned unrated hotel is one of the local best hotels in the National Reserve/Park.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One Airport transfers on arrival and departure .
  • All game viewing in a well-maintained 4x4 safari vehicle with fuel, pop-up roof, and electrical sockets.
  • Services of a professional English-speaking driver-guide.
  • Unlimited bottled water/soft drinks/coffee and tea during game drives.
  • All park fee, crater fees, concession, and conservation fees.
  • Unlimited game mileage during safari game drives.
  • All government taxes.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Tanzania.
  • Tanzania Visa fees.
  • Personal insurance and expenses (laundry, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for the driver guide, hotel, lodge or camp.
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