5 Days from$3595 p/p in USD
This safari has been designed to offer a non-stop wildlife experience exploring the heart of the northern Tanzania circuit. You will take in the superb national parks of Lake Manyara, Tarangire and Serengeti together with the remarkable Ngorongoro Crater. Explore these wildlife hot spots and search for diverse animals and birds, including the Big Five which is found in Ngorongoro Crater.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon, Dik Dik, Eland, Waterbuck, Warthog, Gerenuk
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Moshi, end in Moshi or Arusha
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 3,595 per person
- 4 nights’ accommodation on safari
- Full board meals on safari
- Transport in 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional driver/guide
- Lunch box on safari
- Crater, concession & park fees
- Value Added Tax (VAT) & other government taxes
- Flights & visas
- Transport to and from Kilimanjaro airport
- Accommodation before and after safari
- Tips for guides/driver
Day by Day Overview
After breakfast drive from Keys Hotel to Lake Manyara National Park with lunch boxes for a game drive. Manyara region takes its name from Lake Manyara, one of the major lakes formed in ancient times by the Great Rift Valley. It is the only region in Tanzania to be bisected into two by the Great Rift Valley. It’s a major wildlife water source and is an essential part of the wildlife ecosystems of Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Tarangire National Park. In addition, Lake Manyara is the country’s largest breeding ground for tens of thousands of flamingo.
Kudu Lodge and Campsite offers outstanding hospitality, comfortable accommodation and pleasant surroundings, is situated at Karatu, the heart of the northern Tanzania safari circuit. Kudu Lodge nestles in eleven acres of rolling countryside, amidst mature trees and gardens, home to myriad birds and a tranquil and shady oasis hideaway for visitors— the perfect base for wildlife safaris. Our lodge is the epitome of spaciousness, friendliness and African hospitality.
Dinner and overnight: Kudu Lodge (FB)
After breakfast, drive to Serengeti National Park with lunch boxes for a full day’s game drive. The Serengeti National Park in Tanzania was established in 1952. It is home to the greatest wildlife spectacle on earth – the annual great migration of wildebeest and zebra. The resident population of lion, cheetah, elephant, giraffe, and birds is also impressive. There is a wide variety of accommodation available, from luxury lodges to mobile camps. The parks covers 5,700 sq miles, (14,763 sq km), larger than Connecticut, with at most a couple of hundred vehicles driving around.
Dinner and overnight: Kenzani Tented Camp (FB)
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Serengeti National Park (meals inclusive). Home to the world’s greatest wildlife reserves and with unforgettable scenic beauty, Serengeti National Park is truly a dream destination for everyone. Kenzani Camps and Safaris feature three intimate camps situated at exclusive sites of this park offering perfect settings for adventure seekers to enjoy one-of-a-kind experiences with ample solitude and comfort.
Dinner and overnight: Kenzani Tented Camp (FB)
After breakfast, drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with lunch boxes from the lodge. Descend down to the Crater floor for a half-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area covers 2286 sq km and encompasses the volcanic area around the Ngorongoro Crater – including the still active volcano of Oldonyo Lengai and the famous Olduvai Gorge. Its center piece, the Ngorongoro Crater, is the largest unbroken caldera in the world and the first sight of it is breathtaking. The floor of the crater is only 100 sq miles but is home to around 30,000 animals with a high concentration of predators.
The crater supports up to 25,000 large mammals. Grazers dominate – zebra and wildebeest accounting for almost half the animals – as well as gazelle, buffalo, eland, hartebeest and warthog. Giraffe, for example, stay away because there is insufficient food at tree level; topi because they compete directly with wildebeest. An odd feature of the crater elephants is that they are almost exclusively bulls. Breeding herds – comprising large numbers of females and young with a few attendant older males – are probably unable to find sufficient quality food in the crater.
In the afternoon drive to Tarangire for overnight at Lake Burunge Tented Lodge. From the elegant wooden central platform where the lodge restaurant is situated, it’s possible to watch the lakeshore waiting for animals coming to drink water. The camp is strategically located in the natural corridor between Manyara and Tarangire so the spectacle of the migration is guaranteed. The camp is located 10 minutes from the entrance of the park known as Sangaiwe. This camp is the perfect place to relax in comfort after a day of game drives and enjoy the colors of the African sunset from your private terrace.
Dinner and overnight: Lake Burunge Tented Lodge (FB)
Enjoy morning and afternoon game drives in Tarangire National Park. The park derives its name from the Tarangire River that rises in the highlands of central Tanzania and winds its way through the game sanctuary. The river irresistibly lures the herds of plains migrants from the parched surrounding area to its shrunken – but permanent – brackish waters during the dry season. The animals come in their thousands from as far north as the shores of Lake Natron, dramatically swelling the resident population with wildebeest, zebra, and eland, elephant, hartebeest, buffalo and fringe-eared oryx. As the rainless days continue the Tarangire’s pools are clotted with thirsty migrants, and elephants begin to dig for underground streams in the dry riverbed.
Drive back to Arusha/Moshi later in the day.
Please note: accommodation subject to availability