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    $2580 p/p in USD
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Open Plains Adventures

  • Tanzania
Destinations

Destinations

Tanzania,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Mid Range

Tour Overview

Stay in 3-star lodges on this safari as you explore Lake Manyara National Park, renowned for its tree climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons, Serengeti National Park, home to the annual great migration, and Ngorongoro Crater where you can see a huge diversity of wildlife including the big five.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
  • You will visit:
    Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater
  • Wildlife:
    Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Thomson's Gazelle, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon, Forest Pig, Vervet Monkey, Kudu, Eland
  • Activities:
    Game Drive
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Moshi

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 2,580 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation in 3-star safari/tented camps
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle, fully air conditioned
  • Professional, English speaking guide
  • Mineral water
  • All national park fees

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Personal spending money
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Open Plains Adventures
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Open Plains Adventures‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

In the morning you will be picked up at your hotel to start your safari to Lake Manyara National Park. Established in 1960, the small Lake Manyara National Park is home to tree climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons and monkeys. The park is dominated by the shallow, alkaline lake and boasts diverse habitats like grassy plains, escarpment and forest. Here hundreds of bird species gather most notable thousands of pink flamingos. In addition to the striking scenery you have the chance to see giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, wildebeests and the comical warthog. The safari vehicle has an open roof and is the ideal viewing platform to appreciate the nature and animals of this park. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and travel to the 3-star lodge where you will spend the night.

Overnight: 3-star lodge

LAKE MANYARA NATIONAL PARK

  • Established: 1960
  • Size: 330 square kilometers of which approximately one third is land
  • Geographical location: 126kn south west Arusha town, 95km kilometers from Tarangire N/P.

After breakfast you will drive towards the fertile crater highlands where the farmers grow wheat, corn and coffee. At midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park, the largest park in Tanzania. The Serengeti has a diversity of landscapes including short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes and it is famous for the yearly migration when hundred thousands of wildebeest and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. On your way to your accommodation you will understand where the word Serengeti (“endless plains” in the language of the Masai) comes from. In the early evening you will reach the lodge for an overnight stay.

Overnight: 3-star lodge

SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK

  • Location: Tanzania
  • Area: 14,750 km2 (5,700 sq mi)
  • Established: 1951
  • Visitors: 350,000 per year
  • Governing body: Tanzania National Parks Authority
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Type: Natural
  • Designated: 1981
  • State Party: Tanzania
  • Region: Africa

The whole day will be spent on a game drive in the Serengeti National Park. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south while during the longer rainy season from April to June they return back up north. This circle of life is determined by the rainfalls and locations of the herds might vary from year to year but your guide will know where to find the animals and where to see them best. A visit to the Serengeti Visitor Centre is also possible. Here you can learn more about the history of the park and the research that is being done by the Frankfurter Zoological Society. You will spend another night at the lodge.

Overnight: 3-star lodge

After breakfast you will continue your safari in the Serengeti National Park. In the Seronera Valley you might be lucky to see predators hunt as animals gather at the waters during the dry season. After lunch at a picnic spot you will slowly drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the crater you will have a superb view of the caldera. This approximate 20 km wide crater is part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to over 20,000 animals. You will stay at a 3-star lodge on the crater rim from where you will be able to enjoy an incredible sunset.

Overnight: 3-star lodge

NGORONGORO CONSERVATION AREA

  • Location: Arusha Region, Tanzania
  • Area: 8,292 km2 (3,202 sq mi)
  • Established: 1959
  • Visitors: Over 500,000 per year
  • Governing body: Ngorongoro Conservation Area Authority
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Type: Natural
  • Designated: 1979
  • State Party: Tanzania
  • Region: Africa

Rise and shine! After an early breakfast you will drive down the steep path into the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest, unbroken and unflooded caldera in the world and it has an unbelievable diversity of wildlife. In addition to zebras and wildebeests, you might also spot the rare black rhino and other members of the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The crater is also home to other animals such as hyenas, waterbucks, bushbucks, eland and more than 500 bird species. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch you will leave the caldera in the early afternoon and drive back to Moshi, where you will arrive in the early evening.

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