ROMANTIC MANYARA RANCH, CRATER & SERENGETI SAFARI.
9 DAYS
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Overview

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Overview

After a short stay in the shadow of Mount Meru in Arusha, drive to the exclusive Manyara ranch conservancy, idyllically located between the Tarangire National Park in the south and flamingo-favorite Lake Manyara to the North West, and a two-night stay at these eco-friendly camp. The wildlife and cultural experiences here are the perfect initial immersion into Tanzania.

Next up is the dramatic Ngorongoro Crater, a vast caldera whose walled-in plains and wetlands contain a fascinating array of wildlife including the ‘Big Five’ as well as a whole host of excellent plains game. End with three nights in one of the best safari landscapes in all Africa – the legendary Serengeti – these will be the grand finale of our safari, enjoy the views of the plains dotted with giant mammoth kopjes which offer excellent lion, cheetah, and leopard sightings and if you are here at the right time, have a front-row seat to see the great migration.

Tour Highlights

  • Take advantage of unique experiences only allowed in the conservancy
  • Enjoy an exclusive safari experience in the Manyara conservancy
  • Meet the incredible locals who will make your experience unforgettable
  • Look for the large Tusker elephants in Ngorongoro crater
  • Admire the big cats in the legendary Serengeti national park
  • Fall asleep to the sound of the bush in your luxury tented camp

Included

  • Meet and greet, and airport transfer
  • Domestic flight from Serengeti to Arusha
  • 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 on safari
  • Tea and coffee stops during safari
  • AMREF flying doctors rescue fee
  • All National Park Fees
  • Sundowner in Serengeti national park
  • Walking safari in Serengeti

Excluded

  • Balloon safari in Serengeti (Optional)
  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance.
Day by Day.
Description

Day 1: Arrive at Kilimanjaro International airport.

Welcome to Tanzania

On arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport, meet your guide for the drive to the four-point by the Sheraton.  Established in 1894, the Four Points by Sheraton Arusha is one of the oldest hotels in East Africa. Saturated with the history of a bygone era, the traditional ambiance is effortlessly combined with the style and service you wish for when traveling. After settling into your room, take a dip in the swimming pool and relax after a long flight or simply walk to the nearby Maasai market.

Main Destination: Arusha

Accommodation: Four Point by the Sheraton

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Day 2-3: Arusha –Manyara Ranch Conservancy.

Two days exploring Manyara private conservancy.

Explore Manyara Ranch private conservancy, which sits within the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national park migration corridor, and its surroundings in ways that allow you to get closer to the African bush than within national parks, such as on bush walks and cultural visits as well as guided day and night game drives. Activities include learning to track animals with the Maasai.  At the heart of the conservancy lies a small and intimate eco-friendly classic safari camp providing comfortable accommodation to guests, there are 8 large and comfortable tents, all well- spaced out for privacy, positioned with views towards a watering hole set against a backdrop of acacia woodlands and the Rift Valley escarpment. The insect-proof tents are light and airy, with large net-covered windows. The ranch is home to elephant, lion, cheetah, buffalo, giraffe, lesser kudu, and impala.

Main Destination: Manyara Ranch conservancy.

Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Manyara ranch tented camp

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Day 4-5: Manyara Ranch conservancy—Ngorongoro Highlands.

Leaving the ranch in the morning after a relaxed breakfast, and head to a small cultural village of Mto wa mbu before transferring to Gibbs farm for lunch, spend a brief amount of time being introduced to the farm by local guides and visit the farm garden, coffee plantation and a great place for a coffee tasting followed by, the drive to our lodge the –plantation farm lodge- Your accommodation -lies in the heart of Ngorongoro highlands, the Lodge is located 20 minutes’ drive from the Lodoare gate to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

The next day leaves the lodge and drives to the Ngorongoro conservation, then descend to the crater for a day and spend the day on game viewing, a wonderful haven for wildlife. Ngorongoro is unique in that almost all the wildlife live within the crater walls hence you have the opportunity to see the abundant wildlife of the crater, explore the largest intact volcanic caldera in the world. The Big Five are all present here and you can spot flamingos on the central soda lake, zebras grazing along the plains, lions lazing in the tall grass, and leopards in the trees of the crater rims. An amazing host of predators like lions, hyenas, and jackals. Enjoy a full day in this park including lunch by the hippo poll and in the late return to the lodge.

Main Destination: Ngorongoro Highlands

Meal Plan: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Plantation Farm Lodge

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Day 6-8: Ngorongoro Highlands—Serengeti national park.

Three nights exploring the central Serengeti

Leaving the Ngorongoro highlands behind travel to central Seronera with a nice packed lunch sustain your way as you go a day long through the Ngorongoro conservation and into the open plains of Serengeti dotted with mammoth giant granite kopjes which set as watching area for the lions and breeding site as well, known as one of the most reliable game-viewing areas in the Serengeti throughout the year even when the great migration is not around, lion, leopard, and cheetah sighting are amazing. Check into your, accommodation Ole Serai – Turner Springs consists of 20 Luxury Guest Tents that are set out and specially designed with maximum guest privacy in mind for three nights. Enjoy unbeatable game viewing in the company of some of the best guides in Tanzania with great knowledge of the area’s flora and fauna. The area is home to elephant, buffalo, giraffe, hippos, hyena, jackals, hyrax, and a host of bird species.
Go on daily game drives with your killed guide and on the last day embark on a walking safari. Tread across the vast plains of the Serengeti National Park, accompanied by your field guide and an armed park ranger, with great knowledge of area and wildlife, it is the perfect setting to appreciate nature. The slow pace of the walk combined with the interpretative skills of the guides will open your eyes to a new and fascinating world. Stroll along paths walked by untamed wildlife and immerse yourself into the raw essence of life in the bush.

Main Destination: Serengeti National Park

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Ole Serai Luxury camp

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Day 9: Serengeti National Park—Arusha.

You’ll have a final breakfast at ole Serai camp before a drive to the airstrip for your late-morning flight to Arusha. The flight will likely stop a couple of times on the way to drop off/pick up passengers, and the total journey will be approximately 1 hour, after landing in Arusha you will be transferred to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your onwards connection.

Main Destination: Kilimanjaro International Airport

Meal Plan: Breakfast & Lunch

Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) adult and pup, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

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