5 Days Tanzania Safari

LAKE MAMYARA – SERENGETI & NGORONGORO CRATER

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Tour Overview

On this  5 days Tanzania safari is one of the best itineraries and recommended as an excitement tour package. It allows our customers to have a fantastic time of game drive with no much rushing.

3 days safari in Tanzania

DAY 1: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

Non game-viewing travel time: 4.5 Hours

Distance:    202 kM

Meals:      Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast you will be picked up Moshi by our professional safari guide and driver, then explain a short briefing info about safari. From there you will be driven through west to the Great Rift Valley and the Lake Manyara National Park.

The Lake Manyara National Park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located African wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park) at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment.

The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including

One of Africa’s densely populated African elephants herds, Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions,
As well as large flocks of flamingos, attracted by the algae in the lake.
Other animals seen are zebras, impalas, monkeys, giraffes, buffalos, hippos, and others
This is the time of enjoy our nice lunch inside the park. After enjoying lunch time, the safari will continue. In the evening you will be transferred to the hotel.

DAY 2: LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK TO SERENGETI

Early wake up, after breakfast you will be picked up from hotel and driven through towards the Serengeti National Park, via the beautiful high lying farmland of Karatu and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa the Serengeti National Park with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see.

We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species.

We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti National Park. 

In the evening you will be transferred to the hotel as per standard of your accommodation requested.

DAY 3: SERENGETI FULL DAY

Meals:      Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

The best adventure that you will never regret in Serengeti national park is to be one of among few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at additional cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

After breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The visitor’s centre not far from the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre, offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink water.

Dinner and overnight in the Seronera area, as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested.

DAY 4: SERENGETI TO NGORONGORO

Non game-viewing travel time: 4 Hours

Distance: 145 km

Meals:      Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. 

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp and spend the afternoon at leisure. 

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested on the crater rim, no accommodation available inside the crater.

DAY 5: NGORONGORO CRATER

Non game-viewing travel time: 5 Hours

Distance: 258 km

Meals:      Breakfast &Lunch.

After breakfast at the lodge do we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the’Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. 

We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp and spend the afternoon at leisure. 

Dinner and overnight as per the standard and type of accommodation option requested on the crater rim, no accommodation available inside the crater.

SAFARI INCLUDES

  • Pick up at Kilimanjaro International Airport
  • All accommodation before and after safari(breakfast and rooms)
  • Private professional safari guide
  • Private 4 x 4 safari with roof for game viewing
  • Entrance park fees and 18% VAT to our entrance fees
  • Entrance fees to all national parks
  • Maasai life style tour if your interest
  • All meals included(breakfast, lunch and dinner)

SAFARI EXCLUDE

  • Tips to your safari guide
  • Air tickets
  • Tanzania Visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in hotel (only before and after safari)
  • Insurance