Small Group: Highlights of Tanzania Safari
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Depart Arusha on Day 1 and travel to Lake Manyara National Park where you will enjoy your first game drive. Travel to Serengeti on Day 2 and rise early on Day 3 for a full day of game drives through the park. Enjoy your last Serengeti game drive on the morning of Day 4 before heading to your next accommodation on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater. Descend into the crater on Day 5 for more incredible wildlife viewing before returning to Arusha, where your adventure ends with an accommodation drop-off.

  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Supplier Tour ID: ARKNC4/201137
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Starts: Arusha, Arusha
  • Finishes: Arusha, Tanzania
  • Age requirement: 18 +
You will Visit
  • Arusha



Day 1

Day 1 - Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park (L/D)
This morning you`ll head to Lake Manyara, an ancient soda lake in the Great Rift Valley, for some game viewing. The game in this beautiful national park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see the famous tree-climbing lions. Manyara’s great colonies of pink flamingoes will also delight.
*Note: You will have the option today to visit the Mto wa mbu village for an opportunity to visit their farms, huts, artisan shops and their local market. However, the visit will only be made if the entire tour group agrees to go. Additionally, each person will be required to pay an extra fee for this visit, since it is not included in any of the travel packages.
Approx. transit time: 2½ hours
Budget Package: Overnight in Jambo Campsite or similar
Lodge Package: Overnight in Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge or similar


Day 2

Day 2 - Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park (B/L/D)
Today we set out for the endless open plains and stunning skies of Serengeti National Park - a famous migration corridor and UNESCO World heritage site. En route, we stop at Olduvai Gorge, the “cradle of mankind”, where the Leakey family uncovered the fossil of Homo habilis who lived 1.75 million years ago. We also make a stop at a Masai Village and pass through the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, which was created to accommodate the needs of the Maasai people and which tests the idea that humans leading a pastoral lifestyle can coexist with wildlife. Finally, enter the park and head to your lodge/camp in the heart of the Serengeti for dinner.
Approx. transit time: 4 hours
Budget Package: Overnight in Pimbi Camp or similar
Lodge Package: Overnight in Seronera Wildlife Lodge or similar


Day 3

Day 3 - Full Day Serengeti National Park (B/L/D)
Today will be the "Serengeti game viewing day". After breakfast venture into the endless open plains of Serengeti National Park wilderness for a full day game drive with picnic lunches brought along with you. You will discover why the fabled Serengeti typifies the dream of “Old Africa”. Large prides of lions laze in the tall grasses; families of elephants feed on acacia bark and trumpet to each other across the plains; while giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland and the whole range of African wildlife present themselves in awe-inspiring numbers. If you are there during the spectacular wildebeest migration, you will be more than astonished!
Budget Package: Overnight in Pimbi Camp or similar
Lodge Package: Overnight in Seronera Wildlife Lodge or similar


Day 4

Day 4 - Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Crater Rim (B/L/D)
Wake up at 6am for early morning game drives in Serengeti before breakfast. Then after breakfast check out and take your picnic lunch box. Enjoy some last game viewing in Serengeti National Park en route to the world famous Ngorongoro Crater rim. Upon arrival, settle down at your stunning lodge/camp, situated on the rim of the crater. Be prepared for some remarkable views down onto the world’s largest, unflooded and unbroken caldera! Have dinner and overnight.
The caldera of Ngorongoro marks the ancient walls of a collapsed volcano, which was probably once the size of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Nowadays the completely enclosed circular crater is some twelve miles across, with steep walls of over 2,000 feet. We are at an altitude of approximately 7,500 feet above sea level, the highest point on our trip. After our time on the lower plains, the cooler air here is refreshing.
Approx. transit time: 3 hours
Budget Package: Overnight in Simba Camp or similar
Lodge Package: Overnight in Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or similar
Note: A warm jacket or sweater is highly recommended as the nights can be chilly at high altitudes.


Day 5

Day 5 - Ngorongoro Crater Floor - Return to Arusha (B/L)
Today we descend 2,000 feet into the giant caldera of this extinct volcano, considered as ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World’. This magnificent natural amphitheater contains the largest concentration of animals in all of Africa. The rich pasture and permanent water on the Crater floor supports a population of some 20,000 to 25,000 large mammals. Prides of lion, black rhino and elephant share this land with the legendary Maasai tribesmen. Because the grasses are short, game is easily spotted and can be approached quite closely. You`ll have a fabulous time on the floor of the crater observing wildlife in this ageless World Heritage Site. Uniquely beautiful, you will never see anything like it again.
Take a break for lunch at Ngoitoktok spring before proceeding with some more game viewing and then ascending the crater to drive back to Arusha. We will drop you off at your accommodation in Arusha.
Please note that you will be dropped back in Arusha on Day 5 in the late afternoon/early evening. We would advise you not to make any travel plans that day and instead book your own accommodation in Arusha for the night.
Approx. transit time: 4 hours

    • Transport on 4x4 Safari Vehicle with Pop-up Roof for Photography
    • 4 Nights Accommodation in Tent Camping or Medium-Range/Tented Lodges, Depending on Package:
    • 1N Lake Manyara
    • 2N Serengeti
    • 1N Ngorongoro
    • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
    • 1 Litre Mineral Water per Day
    • Game Drives as per Itinerary
    • Park Entrance Fees
    • Services of a Safari Driver/ Guide
    • Private Chef (for camping)

      4 Nights Accommodation in Tent Camping or Medium-Range/Tented Lodges, Depending on Package:
      - 1N Lake Manyara
      - 2N Serengeti
      - 1N Ngorongoro
      *If you book Tent Camping, in some cases you may be accommodated in budget hotels due to issues of weather or availability.
      Camping Option: If you book the camping option, the accommodation is on public, government-owned campgrounds. Please note, when camping you may be required to assemble your own tent. Also, camping tents do not have mosquito nets

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