6 Days Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti – Tarangire Safari from either Nairobi, Mombasa or Arusha
This 6 Days Tanzania Safari to Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengeti and Tarangire can begin from Arusha in Tanzania or from your Beach Hotel in Mombasa or City Hotel in Nairobi.
Transfers from Mombasa or Nairobi to Arusha in Tanzania for your onward safari to Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater can be by air or by shuttle bus.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara
You will be picked up by your safari driver/guide from your Hotel in Arusha to drive to Lake Manyara National Park. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. Many game animals such as elephant, giraffe, baboon, Zebra and buffalo. As you enter the gate, you pass into the lush forest, home to troops of baboons abd blue monkeys. Buffalo and hippo lurch into the adjacent hippo pool. The vegetation eventually merges into flat topped acacia woodland where, in the heat of the day, entire prides of lion can be seen stretched on the branches of these trees. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a game viewing trip. Dinner and overnight at a Lake Manyara Safari camp or Lodge.
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, taking picnic lunches with you, drive to the Ngorongoro crater and descend down its walls for a full day crater tour. It is a thrilling experience to descend down and out of the narrow and steep crater, also the largest in the world recorded among the eight wonders of the world. Flamingoes can be seen seasonally in the Crater Lake , depending on the water level as these birds only breed in shallow water. The crater inhabits many animals, which live in the crater. Dinner and overnight at a lodge or campsite.
Day 3: Ngorongoro Crater – Serengeti
After breakfast depart the Ngorongoro conservation area for the Serengeti National Park via the pre-historic site at Olduvai Gorge . The Gorge museum has great wealth of the remains of various flora and fauna from the early man era. Continue to the Serengeti for an afternoon game drive lunch en-route. Dinner and overnight at a Serengeti safari Lodge or Camp.
Day 4: Serengeti
Morning and afternoon game drives in the Serengeti with a lunch and leisure break at the lodge or campsite in the mid afternoon. It is possible to view all the big five while on a serengeti safari. Animals can be seen in very large herds, especially wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and other antelopes. The park is one of the largest in the world its animals concentration and abundance is unequalled. The annual migration of wildebeest and zebra occurs in this park in [may-June] in the parks central plains there are carnivores like lions, leopards, hyenas and cheetah. Rest of meals and overnight at your Serengeti Safari Lodge or Camp.
Day 5: Serengeti – Tarangire
After breakfast, depart Serengeti for Tarangire National Park which serves as a dry season refuge for animals from as far north as Serengeti and Ngorongoro as it has a permanent river towing across it. Tarangire has an atmosphere of remoteness and has fewer safari visitors than the other parks in Tanzanians northern circuit. Arrive in time for a game drive, lunch will be take en-route. While on a safari to Tarangire you may see all the big five except leopards. Other migratory game seen here includes Cape buffalo, hippos, lovebirds, starling, rock pythons, albino giraffe, puff adders, the fringed eared Oryx and the gerenuk. Dinner and overnight at a Tarangire Safari lodge or camp.
Day 6: Tarangire – Arusha
After breakfast proceeds on your final game drive then leave for your onward journey to Arusha for lunch and your onward holiday arrangements.