6 Days Lake Manyara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Tarangire Safari
Serengeti is Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, also a world heritage site and recently proclaimed a 7th world wide wonder, the Serengeti is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains, as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thom son’s gazelle.Serengeti offers arguably the most scintillating game-viewing in Africa: great herds of buffalo, smaller groups of elephant and giraffe, and thousands upon thousands of eland, topi, Kongoni, impala and Grant’s gazelle.The spectacle of predator versus prey dominates Tanzania’s greatest park. Golden-maned lion prides feast on the abundance of plain grazers. Solitary leopards haunt the acacia trees lining the Seronera River, while a high density of cheetahs prowls the southeastern plains. Almost uniquely, all three African jackal species occur here, alongside the spotted hyena and a host of more elusive small predators, ranging from the insectivorous aardwolf to the beautiful serval cat.
Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara
Depart Arusha for Lake Manyara Lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Afternoon game drive. Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge Located beneath the cliffs of the Manyara Escarpment, on the edge of the Rift Valley, Lake Manyara National Park offers varied ecosystems, incredible bird life, and breathtaking views.Lake Manyara’s famous tree-climbing lions are another reason to pay this park a visit. The only kind of their species in the world, they make the ancient mahogany and elegant acacias their home during the rainy season, and are a well-known but rather rare feature of the northern park. In addition to the lions, the national park is also home to the largest concentration of baboons anywhere in the world — a fact that makes for interesting game viewing of large families of the primates.
Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park ( ndutu area)
After the breakfast check out the Lodge and depart to Serengeti. On this day you will have your picnic lunch at the border between Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation area, while taking your lunch our driver guide will proceed your park fees for the days you will be in Serengeti, thereafter you will proceed on to Serengeti and in the next 1 hour you arrive in the Park, on arrival proceed for the late afternoon game drive until 1830hrs when you return to the Lodge for dinner and overnight or in Seronera Camp
Day 3: Serengeti ( Ndutu )
A full day in Serengeti, morning and afternoon game drives. Meals and overnight at Serengeti Ndutu Lodge or Mbarangeti Tented lodge. Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometers of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park. It is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. So strong is the ancient instinct to move that no drought, gorge or crocodile infested river can hold them back. The Wildebeest travel through a variety of parks, reserves and protected areas and through a variety of habitat. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.
Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area Via Olduvai Gorge
Morning game viewing drives then return to the lodge for breakfast , proceed further game drives as you exit the park and drive to Ngorongoro conservation area via Olduvai gorge – Proceed for dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge.
Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater Full Day
After breakfast you will be taken 2000ft down the crater by a 4wheel drive vehicle for a full day crater tour, picnic lunch at crater. Explore the crater before ascending back to the Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for dinner and overnight.
The Ngorongoro Crater is often called ‘Africa’s Eden’ and the ‘8th Natural Wonder of the World,’ a visit to the crater is a main drawcard for tourists coming to Tanzania and a definite world-class attraction. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is home of Ngorongoro Crater. It was formed some 2.5 million years ago from a volcanic mountain sinking due to inactivity, and was initially thought to be higher than Tanzania’s famous Kilimanjaro. The crater has evolved into a unique and integral part of Tanzania’s Eco-system. The crater is actually a caldera, measures 22.5 km across and the rim walls stand 600m high. Views from within and from the rim are breathtaking (as can be seen from the picture). The crater houses 30,000 animals, and a large variety of birds, which rarely move from the area due to the availability of water through wet and dry seasons
Day 6: Ngorongoro – Arusha
After breakfast check out the camp or the lodge, with the help of the rangers you will proceed for a walking safari on the crater rim, there after leave the Ngorongoro Conservation area and head back to Arusha arriving on time for lunch, with a drop off to the hotel of your choice or to the Airport, or even go back to Nairobi with the afternoon shuttle bus.