7 Days Lake Manyara -Serengeti - Ngorongoro Safari

Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 7 days | Departure: Nov 03, 2018

Accommodation: Comfort | National Parks: Lake Manyara, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari

only$ 1685

* based on 7 participants

who’s going

This 7 days safari will show and let you experience the beauty of Tanzania. You will visit Lake Manyara, Serengeti, and Ngorongoro National Park. A combination of unbelievable wildlife, nature, and comfort.

First, you will visit Lake Manyara. Locked in between the Rift Valley Escarpment, Lake Manyara, the village of Mto wa Mbu and several farms, the 30% land area of Lake Manyara National Park is an exceptional jewel. It is part of the expansive Maasai ecosystem and a corridor for the great migration of huge herds of mammals towards the north and the south.

After Lake Manyara, we will continue the adventure to Serengeti National Park. This is the home of numerous wildebeest, which migrate annually and it is an epic theatre to experience where also zebras, gazelles trek for fresh grazing. Approximately 3,800 lions, 350 cheetahs, 7,500 spotted hyenas, 12,000 giraffes and 11,000 elephants roam the savannah.The Serengeti offers arguably the most dazzling game viewing in Africa.

Last but not least, you will discover The Ngorongoro crater & area. The Ngorongoro Crater is protected around Lake Natron in the northeast, to Lake Enyasi in the south and Lake Manyara to the east. Once an active volcano, what makes it especially unique is the collapse of its cone, forming a crater that goes 610 meters deep, 20 kilometres in diameter and covers an area of 311 sq km.

As spectacular as it sounds, this massive crater only accounts for a tenths of the entire Conservation Area. Next to its geologically special features, the crater is home to almost every mammal of the African plains, including the endangered black rhino, and the densest population of predators in Africa. Birdlife is also extremely abundant, in particular flamingos affected by the fresh water from Lake Magadi on the crater floor.

Day 1: Arusha
Jambo! Upon arrival at Kilimanjaro airport, you will meet your guide who will greet you and assist with the transfer to Africa Tulip Hotel for an overnight stay. Your 

Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park
After breakfast, we will depart to Lake Manyara with a picnic lunch box. A beautiful shallow alkaline lake that
shimmers in a cleft in the Great Rift Valley. Upon arrival, you will embark your game drive within Lake Manyara National Park. Have your packed lunch and later on continue with afternoon game drive. The Park is renowned for its tree-climbing lion as a vantage point to locate the prey. In the evening proceed to the lodge as you enjoy the meandering road on the escarpment ridges. Upon arrival at the lodge check-in and later have your dinner.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park
We will continue the journey this morning as you drive through Ngorongoro Highlands to Serengeti National Park with a stopover at Olduvai Gorge. Olduvai is the famous archeological site, where Richard Leakey discovered remains of the Australopithecus, Homo Habilis, and Homo Erectus, bringing the crucial understanding to the study of the evolution of the human species. From Olduvai, set out to the “Great Serengeti”, most likely the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Clear at the Nabii Gate and proceed to the camp en route the game drive. 

Day 4: Serengeti National Park
Today you will have morning and afternoon game viewing drive with all meals and overnight at the camp as you explore the park further for more wildlife.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Conservation Park
On this day, you will depart Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area (NCA). Ngorongoro has features of rolling plains, lakes, craters, mountains and dormant volcanoes. On arrival, you will be transferred to Ngorongoro Farm House, your home for the next two days.

Day 6: Ngorongoro Conservation Park
On the second day in Ngorongoro, we will descend into the “8th Wonder of the World”, a unique biosphere that has remained virtually unchanged since the dawn of time.

Day 7: Back to Arusha
The last day of the safari has come. This morning after breakfast you will be transferred to Arusha town and later to Kilimanjaro airport for your International flight back home. (Optional extensions to Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Rwanda or Masai Mara are available on request basis). It is time to say goodbye and to reminisce about this safari!

Ngorongoro Farm House
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Serengeti Katikati Camp
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African Tulip Hotel

 

Price of the entire trip: $1685 *with 7 people on board.
Gather your friends or join with other travelers on this trip to bring the price down!

Terms & conditions

  • A better price for everyone! Get a refund for every additional traveler joining your trip.
  • The overall rate of this trip, with every additional passenger, gradually decreases
  • This trip will be paid via Direct Pay Online, an easy & reliable service that all modes of payments, all cards, mobile money, all currencies, mobile apps & card readers.
  • This trip is based on a shared usage of rooms – a single usage of rooms will result in an additional fee.

Inclusive:

  • Accommodation as stipulated on the itinerary
  • Transportation in 4 x 4 land cruiser with pop-up roof
  • All park entrance fees and entrances
  • Meals
  • All Goverment taxes and levies
  • Complimentary 500 ml mineral water per person per day in the vehicle

Exclusive:

  • Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, telephone bills
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Excursions not mentoined on the itinerary
  • International flight and departure taxes
  • Visas fees
  • Tips for staff, guides and driver

CHECKLIST


Here are some of our recommendations to you for getting through a safari:

  • Plenty of sun protection, lotion or cream (High SPF)
  • A wide-brimmed hat to shade you from the sun, this should have string/straps if standing in the van or jeep as it could be blown off.
  •  A good pair of sunglasses as you are on the equator where the sun is very strong. Prescription sun spectacles are not recommended as may scratch or fall off the vehicles.
  •  Bottle’s or jugs of water to keep you hydrated. Spending a lot of time in the sun, even when wearing hats and sunglasses will dehydrate you in most cases
  • A fleece/jumper/sweater for the early morning (or a safari jacket) and evening game drives, as it tends to get very chilly, especially in the highlands and in the Masai Mara.
  • Shorts and t-shirts or light trousers for the daytime.
  • Long trousers and long or short-sleeved shirts for the evening and protection from mosquitoes
  •  Plenty of film or flash card memory for your camera and a battery charger for all electronic devices.
  •  Swimming costumes/bathing suits as most of the lodges and camps have swimming pools.
  •  A good pair of binoculars (there’s usually just one pair in vehicles).
  •  A pair of safari shoes or trekking boots.
  • A pack of wet wipes.
  •  Mosquito repellent.

TIPPING GUIDELINES


The following amounts should only be used as a guideline, but of course, for outstanding personal service, you are more than welcome to give a higher tip:

  •  Porterage                   US$ 1.00 per bag
  •  Dining room staff         US$ 1.00 per person per day
  •  Your driver/tour guide   US$ 10.00 per person per day