6 Days from$5655 p/p in USD
This amazing safari combines Serengeti National Park’s wildebeest migration, the world’s greatest mammal migration and an experience like no other, with the impressive Ngorongoro Crater and beautiful Lake Manyara.
Safari types:Big Five 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, Crocodile, Cheetah, Wild Dog, Hyena, Wildebeest, Baboon, Dik Dik, Vervet Monkey, Eland, Oryx, Waterbuck, Warthog, Mongoose, Topi, Grant's Gazelle
Activities:Game Drive, Hot Air Balloon, Birding
Getting around:4x4 Safari Vehicle
Start/end:Start/end in Arusha
Price Per Person – USD
From USD 5,655 per person
- Accommodation & meals as stated in the itinerary
- Transport & a professional driver/guide
- All activities (unless labeled as optional)
- Drinking water
- Park fees, TANAPA fees & conservation fees
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Flights & visas
- Roundtrip airport transfer
- Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
- Tips (tipping guideline US$20.00 pp per day)
- Services not mentioned in the program
- Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees
- Travel insurance and medical repatriation
- Items of a personal nature
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Day by Day Overview
Your guide will pick you from your hotel in Arusha and drive you to Lake Manyara National Park for a full day game drive with a picnic lunch. The backdrop is the wall of the Great Rift Valley, before which lies the groundwater forest, areas of open grassland near the lake foreshore, and the Soda Lake. You’ll enjoy a picnic lunch in this area, which consists of open grassy areas, hot springs, dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Lake Manyara National Park is a birding paradise with more than 350 species of bird. The park is also famed for its unique and elusive tree-climbing lions. After your great exploration of Lake Manyara, in the evening you will be taken to the lodge for dinner and overnight.
Accommodation: Lake Manyara Tree Lodge
After breakfast, you depart for Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch and game drive en-route. In the evening, check in to the luxury camp for dinner and overnight.
Serengeti is famous for its annual wildebeest migration: a million wildebeest, each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life; a frenzied three-week bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 40km (25 mile) long columns plunge through crocodile-infested waters on the annual exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000 km (600 mile) pilgrimage begins again.
Accommodation: Four Seasons Lodge
After breakfast, you will take your packed lunch for a full day of game drives in the wilderness, tracking the great migration trails. By the evening, as the sun goes down, you’ll be back at the camp for campfire, dinner and overnight.
A thorough explanation of this great world event that Tanzania is proud of will be provided. Tanzania’s oldest and most popular national park, the Serengeti is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recently proclaimed one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa and is famed for its annual migration, when some six million hooves pound the open plains as more than 200,000 zebra and 300,000 Thomson’s gazelles join the wildebeest’s trek for fresh grazing.
Accommodation: Four Season Lodge
Early morning, experience an incredible hot air balloon safari. Go back to the camp afterwards for your breakfast, followed by a morning game drive in Serengeti National Park with a picnic lunch. Late in the afternoon, drive to Ngorongoro and check in to your accommodation.
“The only living things which look as if they really belonged to it are the Wild Animals. Between the animals and Africa, there is an understanding that the human beings have not yet earned …” Laurens van der Post, Venture to the Interior 1963.
Today, the Serengeti National Park, the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Maasai Mara Game Reserve across the border in Kenya, protect the greatest and most varied collection of terrestrial wildlife on earth, and one of the last great migratory systems still intact.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sanctuary Camp
Today, you will start with a morning game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater. In the evening, drive to the camp for dinner and overnight.
As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls, you can expect to see lions, elephants, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. The Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) is an extensive highland area along the eastern arm of the Rift Valley, with the world-renowned Ngorongoro Crater as its focal point. It is not a national park in the strict sense of the word, but the NCA was established to conserve wildlife and other natural resources. It also safeguards the interests of indigenous people and promotes tourism. Thus, guests on safari have the unique experience of seeing Maasai herdsmen whose cattle graze side by side with the tremendous variety of wildlife found in the area.
Accommodation: Ngorongoro Sanctuary Lodge
After breakfast, you’ll depart and start driving back to Arusha for lunch at Arusha Coffee Lodge, a visit to Cultural Heritage for shopping and in the evening a transfer to the airport if required for your flight back home.
Accommodation: No accommodation (End of tour)