5 Days from$1500 p/p in USD
Guided, Large Group, Small Group
This safari takes you to four of the very best national parks in Tanzania. Lake Manyara is a pretty park that winds its way around a mainly forested driving route between the banks of a soda water lake and the impressive rise of the Great Rift escarpment. The Serengeti National Park is justifiably famous for its huge concentrations of wildlife, especially the big cats, as well as being the stomping ground of the Great Migration. The Ngorongoro Crater is home to as many as 20,000 to 30,000 wild animals at any given time while Tarangire National Park, with its picturesque baobab-dotted scenery, is one of the more seasonal parks of Tanzania boasting a great migratory movement and is a haven for bird lovers.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Camping Safari, Guided Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti National Park, Lake Manyara NP, Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater
Wildlife:Big Five, Birds, Antelope, Zebra, Giraffe, Hippo, Crocodile, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Kudu, Oryx, Waterbuck, Warthog
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Moshi
- Starting point and ending point: Moshi
- Children policy: Children from the age of five  years are allowed to participate under the supervision of a parent or guardian
- Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, French, and German. You may wish to bring along a Swahili to English phrasebook to give you access to the basics. The locals are always appreciative if you know a little bit of Swahili
- Main wildlife to be viewed: zebra, wildebeest, lion, leopards, elephant, giraffe, cheetah, jackals, hyenas, antelope, Cape buffalo
- Enjoy 6 days of game drive
- Chance to spot the Big Five
- Explore Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Tarangire National Park & Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 1,500 per person
- 2 nights in hotel (before and after safari)
- 4 nights camping during safari & all meals
- Daily game drives
- Transportation in private 4×4 safari jeep with pop up roof
- Professional driver / guide
- Park fees & crater fees
- Drinks (mineral water – 1.5 litre of water per day)
- Camping gear – tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair
- Airport/bus station arrival/departure transfers
- Government taxes, VAT and service charges relating to accommodation and included meals
- Flights & visas
- Optional activities (e.g. hot air balloon safari)
- Personal expenses (e.g. laundry, beverages etc)
- Sleeping bag for rent (USD 15)
- Tips to the guide/driver/cook
- Travel insurance
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Kilisa Tours & Safaris‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Kilisa Tours & Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
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Day by Day Overview
After breakfast leave your hotel at 8.00 am for Lake Manyara National Park on the way passing through towns and villages along the main Great Northern Road as the great explorer Dr. Livingstone did. Arrive in time for lunch followed by an exciting afternoon game drive. Lake Manyara is one of the largest breeding sites of pelicans, white storks and many other species of water birds. You may spot hippos wallowing along the lakeshore and monkeys leaping between the trees. After your game drive around the park, you will be transferred to your accommodation.
The Serengeti National Park is the world’s last great wildlife refuge with an estimated three million large animals, most of which take part in a seasonal migration, which is one of nature’s wonders when 1.5 million wildebeest, 200,000 zebras and 350,000 gazelles travel over 1,200 miles in an annual race to find enough water and green grass for their survival. The area covers 14,763 sq kms and the name Serengeti comes from the Masaai ‘Siringet’ meaning endless plains.
After breakfast, depart to Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Stopover at Olduvai Gorge with its history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here that the anthropologists, Dr. Louis and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of “Nutcracker Man” and “Handy Man” both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Arrive at the lodge in time for lunch and then descend over 600m into the crater to view the wildlife for a half day safari. Ngorongoro Crater is the world’s largest intact caldera in an exceptional geographical position, forming a spectacular bowl of about 265 sq km with sides up to 600m deep, home to a wealth of wildlife. Dinner and your overnight stay at Ngorongoro.
After breakfast, you will depart for Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation consists mainly of acacia woodland, giant African baobab trees and huge swamp areas. The park has a breathtaking concentration of elephants during the dry season and both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for the local wildlife during the Tanzania dry season. Tarangire National Park is home to three rare species of animals, the greater kudu, the fringed eared oryx and the ashy starling. After a picnic lunch, you will head out for an afternoon game drive. Dinner and your overnight stay will be in the Tarangire area.
After early breakfast, proceed for a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park with picnic lunch. The fierce sun sucks the moisture from the landscape, baking the earth a dusty red, the withered grass as brittle as straw and during the dry season the Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of its wet season self. However, it is choked with wildlife as thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometers knowing that here, always, there is water. We explore the park until late afternoon when we drive back to Moshi.