This authentic short 4-day safari itinerary takes you straight into three of Tanzania’s pristine wildlife areas. Kick-off your trip in the Lake Manyara and look for the famous tree-climbing lions, then move to Ngorongoro and Serengeti for the most reliable big five game-viewing areas. These two wildlife areas offer the best lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, and leopard sighting opportunities in the whole of Africa and front-row seats to the Wildebeest Migration from about December to June every year.
- Keep your eyes peeled for the prolific bird-life of Lake Manyara.
- Experience the incredible wildlife and landscape of Tanzania in Ngorongoro and Serengeti
- Discover Africa’s big five on safari in Tanzania
- Game drives in the company of some of the best guides
- Safari according to the itinerary
- Transportation on a well maintained 4×4 safari Land cruiser
- UNLIMITED Game drives
- Well- trained, English-speaking guide
- All accommodation as per itinerary
- Meals according to the itinerary
- Unlimited Mineral water while of safari
- All National Park Fees
- Local flight from Seronera to Arusha.
- International flights
- Airport taxes
- All meals and drinks not specified
- Tips and gratuities
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
Day 1: Arusha to Ngorongoro via Lake Manyara
You will be met by your guide in Arusha or at the Airport where we set off driving across the Great Rift Valley. We arrive at Lake Manyara National Park, located at the base of the escarpment. The park is wedged between the steep Gregory Rift wall and the soda lake, providing amazing landscapes with ample opportunity to see a variety of wildlife. The Alkaline waters of the lake attract large flocks of flamingo and pelican along with 400 species of birds recorded in the park. Along the northern side of the park, the groundwater rain forest also provides a lush environment perfect for Blue Monkey, Vervet Monkey, and Baboons. We then enter the acacia woodland, where elephants and giraffes are commonly spotted in addition to mongoose, wildebeest, and buffalo. This is the right habitat for the famous Lake Manyara tree-climbing lions that can be found scanning the plains and the woodland for prey while at the same-time avoiding biting insects. We then continue to the short grasslands on the lake’s shores where we find hippo and an amazing amount of birdlife. In the late afternoon, we will the park.
Main Destination: Ngorongoro highlands
Meal Plan: Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Farm of Dreams
Day 2: The Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti national park.
We start the day before sunrise following the crater rim to the descent road, enjoying the sunrise over the crater as we drive down to the crater floor arriving before the crowds and while the wildlife is most active. We start our game drive in the world’s largest UN flooded caldera, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera formed when a large volcano exploded and collapsed on itself two to three million years ago. The crater floor covers 265 square miles with steep walls measuring 600 meters. Not only do we find this amazing geographic feature but it has become a bit of a trap, with a massive population of wildlife that has stumbled into the crater, which today is estimated to be nearly 30,000 large animals, including buffalo, elephant, zebra, wildebeest, hyena, hippo, lions, ostrich, and other antelope. We enjoy lunch near the hippo pool of Ngoitokitok Spring, before driving out of the crater through the highlands and out onto the Serengeti plains where we find our camp.
Main Destination: Central Serengeti National Park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage Tented camp
Day 3: Full day Serengeti national park central
We have the full day to explore the Serengeti taking a packed lunch with us so that we can make the most of our game viewing. The area is a spectacular location for wildlife particularly the big cats with multiple lions prides in the area. Cheetah and Leopard are regularly spotted in the area along with the variety of more common Savannah games. Even when the great wildebeest migration is not around the central part game viewing is great throughout the year, apart from the big cats the area is also home to giraffe, hippos, elephants, impala, buffalos, and a good number of birds spices which can make your day busy as you are trying to look for that elusive leopard.
In the early evening, we return to camp to enjoy the sunset.
Main Destination: Serengeti National Park
Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Serengeti Heritage tented camp
Day 4: Serengeti to Arusha
We start the morning early to get a last game drive in the Seronera Sector of the Serengeti before heading to the airstrip where you will bid your guide fair well and board your flight back to Arusha. On arrival in Arusha you will be transferred to your hotel or to the airport to connect your flight back home.
Main Destination: Arusha
Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch
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