5 Days from$2950 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
Together with an experienced guide, discover the renowned northern circuit national parks of Tanzania: Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. Spend the days exploring the beautiful landscapes and searching for wildlife, including the big five, while in the evenings stay in 3-star lodges.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Family Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Ngorongoro Crater
Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon, Warthog
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start in Moshi, end in Moshi
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 2,950 per person
- Accommodation in 3-star safari lodge/tented lodge
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
- Transportation in 4×4 safari vehicle
- Professional, English speaking guide
- Mineral water
- All national park fees
- Flights & visas
- Alcoholic drinks
- Personal spending money
- Travel insurance
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Shira Cave Adventures‘
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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 notably 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.
After breakfast you will drive towards the fertile Ngorongoro Highlands where the farmers grow wheat, corn and coffee. At midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park, the largest national 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 see where the word Serengeti (‘plains’ in the language of the Masai) comes from. In the early evening you will reach the 3-star lodge where you will spend the night.
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 where 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 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.
Rise and shine! After an early breakfast you will drive down the steep path into the crater just. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest, unbroken and unflooded caldera in the world and 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.