Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 7 days | Departure: Nov 03, 2018
Accommodation: Comfort | National Parks: Lake Manyara, Serengeti NP, Ngorongoro Crater | Special Interest: Wildlife Safari
* based on 7 participants
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
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