6 Days from$2780 p/p in USD
This luxury safari stays in beautiful lodges in the heart of three of Tanzania’s incredible natural wonders; the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Serengeti National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. A huge range of wildlife and bird life abounds while you’ll also discover Tanzania’s people and culture.
Safari types:Big Five Safari, Birding Safari, Guided Safari, Romantic Safari, Wildlife Safari
You will visit:Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater
Getting around:4x4 Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Arusha
RATES – PER PERSON USD
From USD 2,780 per person
- Pick up in Arrival and departure any airport
- Park entrance fee at Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara
- Full board accommodation on safari
- Service of an English speaking driver guide, allowances to the guide
- Transport based on a 4WD Vehicle with open roof for game viewing
- Driver’s Salary and allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
- Game drives as per the Itinerary
- Complimentary bottle of water daily
- Complementary of the printed T-shirt
- Government taxes
- International flights
- Visas and travel insurance
- Tips and personal expenses
- This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Signature Safari‘
- All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
- Display price is usually based on two people sharing
- ‘Signature Safari‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
- All itineraries are subject to availability
Day by Day Overview
After an early breakfast, our personal safari guide will collect you from your lodgings for the 190 km drive to the Ngorongoro Crater on the well-paved road arriving around noon at our lodge to unwind and enjoy lunch. Our partner lodge sits high up upon the crater rim and offers spectacular views. Taking in the awesome spectacle of this glorious landscape we can relax in anticipation of the day to come when we will roam out upon the caldera floor. A walk is possible for the adventurous in the conservation environs guided by an armed ranger and a visit to a Maasai village within the caldera can also be arranged. We dine in ease and comfort at our splendid partner lodge, Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge, taking in the view and preparing for our rest in anticipation of our adventure to come.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
After our breakfast, we hit the road for our day experiencing the wonderful Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the seven wonders of Africa. More precisely termed a caldera, this is the best place for game viewing in all of Tanzania. An enclosed ecosystem, the caldera is home to some 25,000 large mammals. Descending down the bumpy winding track towards the caldera floor, we note our passage through several different climatic zones until, 600 m down, we roam out onto the broad expanse. We can very quickly expect to see buffalo, wildebeest, zebra, gazelle, elephant, reedbuck, Thompson gazelle, perhaps our predator friends lounging in the grass or in action, lion, cheetah, and some of the more than 500 bird species that live here. With a little bit of luck, we might catch a glimpse of the endangered black rhino through the grass. After our extensive game drives within the crater, we return to our carefully selected lodge where we can unwind, dine and recall in our minds eye the sights and sounds of the day.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge
After our breakfast, we head out at about 0800 hrs making a beeline for the Serengeti National Park, passing on our way Olduvai Gorge, the prehistoric site where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Homo habilis (Handyman) regarded as mankind’s first step on the path of human evolution. We will arrive in good time at our lodge to relax and enjoy a scrumptious lunch. Appetites sated, we make our way out onto the ‘Endless Plain’ which is what Serengeti means in Maa, the Maasai tongue. With its broad expansive landscape the Serengeti is a wonder to traverse and is home to some three million animals. With over 35 species of plains animal – zebra, wildebeest, eland, bushbuck, hartebeest Grant’s and Thompson’s gazelle, meerkat, to name a few.
The big five all reside here too and the last great terrestrial mammal migration on Earth makes its annual circuitous journey in search of food and water through this majestic landscape. Commencing around June when about two million wildebeest alongside a quarter of a million zebra, make their pilgrimage to the Maasai Mara in the northern extremities of the National Park in search of pasture. The roving herd is closely attended by the resident predators of the savannah, the mighty lion, speedy cheetah, wary jackal, laughing hyena and elusive leopard alongside the landscapes cleaners, the vultures. An ornithological paradise, the Serengeti is home to over five hundred species of bird. Our adventure comes to its close as the evening sets in, we wend our way to our rest, relaxation, and delectation, in the excellent Serengeti Sopa Lodge. A good nights sleep beckons in anticipation of our coming adventures on the morrow.
Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
We dedicate this whole day to our exploration of the Serengeti, land of the Maasai, the tribe who have inhabited this area for millennia. The Serengeti is host to the great terrestrial migration, the awe-inspiring circular pilgrimage from north to south to west and back again, season dependen and passing over the terrain we safari. On our Serengeti safari, we can hope to spot many creatures. We continue to explore the park after our picnic lunch and our guide will, with his intimate knowledge of the terrain, bring us to some extraordinary landscapes where we will see more wildlife in their natural habitat. As the day draws to its adventurous close we wend our way back to the comfort of our lodge chosen for its high quality.
Accommodation: Serengeti Sopa Lodge
After our breakfast, we hit the road for Manyara National Park. Manyara, known for its namesake lake which covers some 70% of the area of the park is famed for its tree-climbing lions. Our game drive takes us by the lakeshore where, whilst viewing the thousand feeding flamingoes, we can hope to also spot, monkey, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, buffalo, elephant, and with some luck, lions lounging in the trees. The park is known for its diverse landscapes; not only open grassy plains but also primate-filled woodlands and baobab dotted cliffs. Animals gather at the river and giraffe, bushbuck and hartebeest are often seen. The park, also home to buffalo, zebra, and wildebeest, all of whom are closely attended by a range of predators, Simba the king, and his cousin, the leopard. From the open roof of our state of the art safari truck, we will be able to absorb the landscape and watch the wildlife.
We enjoy a delicious picnic lunch and continue our game drive hoping to spot lion, leopard, cheetah, hippo in the water, elephant abounding, and a multitude of other creatures that live here, as well as over five hundred species of bird. After a full day soaking up the sights of the park, we drive to our lodgings where we take the opportunity to relax, enjoy dinner in aesthetic surrounds, and retire to our well-appointed quarters when the spirit moves us. We overnight at The Lake Manyara Serena Lodge, a delightful place of rest and relaxation. Perched upon the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu Rift Valley escarpment, the views from this vantage are stunning with the broad expansion of the Great Rift Valley spreading out before us with the lake glistening in the fading African light.
Accommodation: Manyara Wildlife Lodge
Our adventure ends today as our safari guide and driver will convey us to Arusha Town for onward, with our memories of the African wilds.