General

5 Days / 4 Nights Tanzania Safari

Summary Itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

Day 5: Ngorongoro – Arusha Town

Day 1

Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Lunch at Arusha hotel then proceed to Lake Manyara. The afternoon drive brings a change of ecosystems as we overland the spectacular ascent from the lowland to the ancient soda lake of Manyara. The game in this petite park is plentiful and the magnificent bird watching will make a devotee out of even the most reluctant. It is also one of the very few places in Africa to see tree-climbing lions, which we may declare our day’s quest, being so thoroughly sated with the big herds of preceding parks. Manyara’s great shock of pink flamingoes will also delight.

Approx transit time: 2½ hrs

Overnight at lodge or camp of your choice

Meal Plan: {Lunch & Dinner}

Day 2

Lake Manyara – Serengeti National Park
Morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park–dotted with exotic trees such as the giant fig, baobab and mahogany and famous for lions that sprawl on trees (though rare these days). The Serengeti National Park is our destination today. Depart after lunch for Serengeti National Park arriving at our lodge or camp in time for dinner, we find ourselves deep in the heart of this famous migration corridor.

With its wide-open spaces, bright blue skies and creature-filled landscape, over the next two days we will discover why the fabled Serengeti typifies the dream of “Old Africa.” Large prides of lions laze in the long grasses; plentiful families of elephants feed on acacia bark and trumpet to each other across the plains, while giraffes, gazelles, monkeys, eland and the whole range of African wildlife present themselves in awe-inspiring numbers.

Approx transit time: 4 hrs

Overnight at lodge or camp of your choice

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 3

Serengeti National Park

A Serengeti game viewing day. After breakfast this morning, enjoy a game drive. The great diversity of Serengeti wildlife is also evident here—look for buffalo, hippopotamus, elephant, giraffe, antelope, Thompson’s and Grant’s gazelle, lions, and in season the spectacular migration of the wildebeest. In late afternoon we venture out in another game drive.

Everywhere there are animals, monkeys and, yes, birds…but look closely and you will thrill to the huge jungle cats—lion, leopard and cheetah—just watching the world go by. And go by it does. Rhino, gazelle, antelope and massive elephants by the hundreds. Animals in the trees, on the wing, camouflaged in the bush, in rivers and in streams. The adventure of a lifetime.

Overnight at lodge or camp of your camp

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 4

Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

A lovely drive takes us to Ngorongoro Crater. Be prepared for some remarkable views down into the crater. The caldera of Ngorongoro marks the ancient walls of a collapsed volcano, which was probably once the size of Mt. Kilimanjaro.

Today the completely enclosed circular crater is some twelve miles across, with steep walls of over 2,000 feet. We are at an altitude of approximately 7,500 feet above sea level, the highest point on our trip. After our time on the lower plains, the cooler air here is refreshing. This afternoon enjoy a short nature walk to learn more about the local fauna

Approximate transit time: 3 Hours

Overnight at lodge or camp of your choice.

Meal Plan: {Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner}

Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

Drive to Arusha after breakfast. Drop off at your hotel

Approx transit time: 4 hrs

Meal Plan: {Breakfast}

Included Safari Features

Arrival and departure airport transfers in Arusha
Lunch at a Arusha Hotel
Full board accommodation
Visit to the Olduvai Gorge en route to Serengeti
All game drives as per itinerary
All park entrance fees
Services of a qualified English Speaking Driver Guide
Transport while on safari.
1 litre bottle of mineral water per person per day while on a road safari in a Hansel travel vehicle.

Price excludes

All International Flights + Taxes
Travel & Personal accident insurance
Excursions not detailed in above program
Christmas, New Year and Easter supplements
Tips & personal expenses such as telephone calls etc
Visas, travel/baggage insurance, laundry, beverages, tips etc.

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