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Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater & Lake Manyara

  • When January to December
  • Duration 4 days, 3 nights
  • Accomodation Tented Camps & Lodges
Whats included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • All park and conservancy fees
  • Crater service fee
  • Professional Safari Guide and Driver
  • Accommodation as per the itinerary
  • Sleeping bags (in camping Safaris)
  • All meals during the Safari
  • Drinking water
  • 4x4 Safari vehicle
  • Surcharge for online payment of deposit (5%)
Whats not included in this tour Items that are covered in the cost of tour price.
  • Tanzania Visa
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Flights tickets (International or Local)
  • Transfers (available as an optional addon)
  • Hotels in Moshi/Arusha (available as an optional addon)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not listed in the itinerary
  • Surcharge for online payment of balance (5%)
  1. Day 1 Arusha to Lake Manyara

    The first day of your safari will kick off by 8am with a pick up from your hotel in Arusha. With high spirits and excitement at peak, the 130km drive to Lake Manyara National Park should take around 2.5hrs from Arusha.

    As you enter the park, lush forests of Acacia and Mahogany trees begin to set the mood for what is waiting ahead. You will enter the park at around 11:00AM, with the game drive commencing soon after and goes on till 5PM in the evening, with a small break for a scrumptious picnic lunch. During the game drive watch out for buffaloes, giraffes, impalas, baboons and the blue monkeys.

    Another spectacle of the Lake Manyara National park is the tree climbing lions, however spotting them is a game of luck. In the right season, you can see the shoreline turning pink with millions of flamingos flocking there. Keep your cameras at hand, for this is a simply beautiful scene.

    Post the game drive, you will head back to your chosen camp/lodge where a delicious dinner awaits you. Retire and rest well for the night, as the next day calls for more wilderness.

  2. Day 2 To Serengeti National Park

    Your day will begin with a healthy breakfast and then head out towards the most famous national park in the world – the Serengeti. Along the way, you shall pass through the Ngorongoro conservation area (NCA) which consists of 2 regions, the highlands and plains.

    The terrain gradually transforms from thick mist-shrouded rainforests at the highlands to very dry and dusty plains. Majority of that day’s drive will be in the plains.

    Apart from the set schedule, you can also do the optional Masai village tour or visit the Olduvai gorge at an additional cost. The Olduvai Gorge is the famous archeological site where Leakey discovered crucial remains related to the understanding of human evolution.

    The overall drive time to Serengeti is about 4hrs depending on what extra optional tours are chosen.

    On reaching Serengeti at late noon, you will have your picnic lunch and then experience an en-route game drive just as we cross Naabi hill at the entrance gate of Serengeti National Park.

    Post the short game drive, you will have a good night’s rest at your chosen accommodation with a delicious dinner to feast on. The next day holds more action!

  3. Day 3 Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro

    Today, after a quick breakfast you will go on an early morning game drive in the Serengeti.

    The Serengeti, means endless plains in the local African language and watching the grassland stretch out as far as the eye can see and eventually merging with the sky at the horizon is an absolutely breathtaking view. It puts our notion about distance to shame.

    It is the home of the great migration of about 2 million wildebeest every year. The Serengeti also houses the glorious “Big 5” (elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard). Along with the “Big 5”, a very pleasant sighting would be one of Africa’s most beautiful animal – The Impala.

    The Serengeti ecosystem supports the greatest remaining concentration of plains game in Africa. After completing a half day game drive along with a picnic lunch, we will branch out and head towards the Ngorongoro crater rim.

    The eventful day comes to an end with a heavy dinner and a good rest in your choice of accommodation.Get a good rest, for the following day you will descend into the massive crater.

  4. Day 4 Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

    On this day of your safari, you will have an early start. Finishing up with a quick breakfast you will make an early descend at around 6:30am into the crater floor.

    The Ngorongoro crater is the world’s largest inactive, intact and unfilled volcanic caldera. It has a massive floor of about 260 sq kms with a depth of over 2000 feet. The 5 hour game drive in the crater floor, will show you a lot of animal action. Keeping the camera ready is definitely recommended.

    The African elephant, buffalo, Black rhino, Hippos, Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions are found in plenty. Post the picnic lunch at the beautiful Hippo pool, you will begin a steep ascend to the top exit of the crater.

    This is the last leg of your safari, with a 4hr drive left to Arusha. You will be dropped off to your preferred location at Arusha by 6PM in the evening.

    With an incredible experience and loads of memories to cherish, this is the time you bid goodbye to your team.

Day 1 - Arusha to Lake Manyara

Lake Manyara

Day 2 - To Serengeti National Park

Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Day 3 - Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro

African Elephants, Serengeti

Day 4 - Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

Lions on the road, Ngorongoro

  1. Day 1 Eileens Trees Inn, Karatu

    Eileen’s Trees Inn is owned and managed by Tanzanians who have been in the hospitality business for many years.

    Eileen’s Trees Inn, located in the town of Karatu, is about a two hour drive from the northern Tanzania town of Arusha, a three hour drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) and a thirty-five minute drive from Manyara Airport (LKY).

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  2. Day 2 Tortilis Camp, Serengeti

    Named after the distinctive Tortilis tree of the Serengeti, Tortilis Camp combines comfort with the sense of wilderness, the sense of freedom, the sense of being 'right there', as you relax after the excitement of the day. Staying at Tortilis Camp will make your safari-camp experience truly unforgettable.

    Set in the heart of nature, the camp is designed to look after you while you tune in to the very heartbeat of Africa : the sounds, the scents, the sights of Serengeti's 'endless plains' could not be closer. Dine, sleep, relax and know that the best of Africa's natural wonders is knocking gently on your door.

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  3. Day 3 Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro

    Opened in 2007, Rhino Lodge is a relatively large lodge in a great location facing dense forest on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater, close to the rim. It's refreshingly simple with a relaxed atmosphere, and is operated in conjunction with the governing body of the area's Maasai, to ensure that they benefit from the lodge's success.

    Almost all the staff come from the local village, and part of the lodge's income goes directly to the Maasai community.

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Day 1 - Eileens Trees Inn, Karatu

Eileen’s Trees Inn is owned and managed by Tanzanians who have been in the hospitality business for many years.

Day 2 - Tortilis Camp, Serengeti

In the middle of the Serengeti, in Africa's finest wilderness, surrounded by its most incredible wildlife.

Day 3 - Rhino Lodge, Ngorongoro

Interesting and economical place to stay with enviably close access to the Crater floor

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