Lake Manyara - Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater

Departure city: Arusha, Tanzania | 5 days | Departure: Jan 22, 2018

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

only$ 1655

* based on 6 participants

who’s going

Embark on this incredible safari through one of the famed countries renowned for hosting memorable safari experiences, Tanzania. This journey goes through some of the highlights that a Tanzania wildlife safari has to offer, such as the Lake Manyara National Park, where travelers can enjoy the scenic view of the lake and spot the various different types of wildlife particular to this lake, such as Elephants, Buffalos, Wildebeest, but the lake is renowned for containing over 300 species of migratory birds and for its heavily concentrated flock of Flamingoes which creates a beautiful scenery.

Day 1 Arusha – Lake Manyara

08:30 am drive from Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park for game drives with picnic lunch boxes, dinner and overnight at Fanaka Lodge on full board basis

Day 2: Lake Manyara to Serengeti National Park

After breakfast depart for Serengeti National Park with picnic lunch boxes, game drives en route towards Serengeti park game, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wild Tented Camp.

Day 3: Serengeti

06:30am early morning game drives in Serengeti park, late breakfast at Camp, followed by another game drive, dinner and overnight at Serengeti Wild Tented Camp.

Day 4: Serengeti – Ngorongoro Crater

After breakfast Serengeti park game drives, hot lunch at camp, then drive to Ngorongoro for dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Arusha

After breakfast Ngorongoro Crater game drives with picnic lunch boxes, later afternoon drive back to Arusha town.

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Fanaka Lodge, Lake Manyara

Covering a distance of 130 km and approximately one hour and a half drive from Arusha, to a small town of Mto Wa Mbu, before the entrance gate of Lake Manyara National Park, at the foot of the Great Rift Valley Escarpment.

Lodge accommodations cover triple rooms, double rooms with king size bed and twin bed size to a single room. All rooms are en-suite with hot shower bathrooms, toilets and mosquito net. Some rooms have self-balcony to enjoy fresh air and beautiful natural trees and vegetation.

Serengeti Wild Tented Camp

When you go on a safari in Africa, you want first-hand experiences of the wildlife, the landscapes, the natural wonders, and the exciting atmospheres of the black continent. You want to be in the middle of it. Tanzania Wildcamps give you exactly this opportunity. The safe and comfortable tented camps are located in the very heart of Tanzania´s most famous National Parks and game reserves.
The tents are spacious (size approx. 4 m x 8 m; height 3.5 m), all equipped with a private shower and toilet, two king-size beds, a verandah, table and chairs.

Living in a tent is spectacular: hear the elephants trumpeting far away at night, observe zebras peacefully grazing in front of your tent´s gauze window, and feel how the colours, the sounds, the smells around you change when the day turns to night and the night turns to day.

Serengeti Wildcamp is located in the central part of the Serengeti National Park, the Seronera area. Coming from Ngorongoro, it is about 45 km from the Naabi Hill Gate, the Southern entrance of the park. The mobile camp is composed of 18 comfortable tents with a capacity to accommodate 2 guests each, and a large dining tent.

Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge

Ideally located on the edge of the Ngorongoro crater rim, Rhino Lodge offers a perfect base from which to explore the Ngorongoro crater and its surroundings. With 24 comfortable ensuite rooms, a cosy living space, friendly local staff and generous African-inspired meals, Rhino Lodge welcome guests to Africa’s most remarkable game park.

There are 24 guest rooms, all with veranda overlooking a stretch of high montane forest. Each room has its own shower, toilet and hand basin. To keep away the cold each room has a wood-burning stove, and hot water bottles can be filled if you want one.

Price of the entire trip: $1655 p.p.
Gather your friends or join with other travellers on this trip

Terms & Conditions

  • 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 inclusive of:

  • Game drives as indicated on the itinerary
  • Accommodation on full-board basis
  • Return transport to and from Arusha
  • Professional English speaking safari guide & chef
  • Transport in a 4×4 Land Cruiser
  • National Park entrance & Crater service fees

This trip is exclusive of:

  • International & Domestic Flights
  • Tips for Guide and Chef
  • Travel Insurance & Visa Fees
  • Personal Items
  • Sodas & Alcoholic Beverages
  • Optional Activities
    o Masai Village Visit
    o Balloon Safari
  • Meals & accommodation in Arusha

Lake Manyara National Park

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.
Lake Manyara is highly alkaline and shallow, without any outgoing rivers. Even in the rainiest month, April, depth doesn’t reach more than 2,5 metres, almost dropping to zero in the dry season. From the top of the Rift Wall the natural Marang forest towers above you. Here you might encounter big-tusked elephants in their quest for food and water.

Flamingos dot the lake surface, joined by myriad other water birds that are best spotted at the end of the dry season. And that’s just the start. Practically all large mammals roam the grassy floodplains, as residents or migratory visitors.

Serengeti National Park

The park lives up to its ancient Maasai name “Siringet”, meaning “endless open plains”. It is oldest and most popular national park in Tanzania. While a sizeable part of the park is made up of seasonally flooded plains, forest and shrub savannah, the Serengeti is mostly about one thing: grass. Golden in the dry season, green and dotted with wildflowers after the rains. Every now and then kopjes – 2,5 billion-year-old rocky outcrops – interrupt the infinite horizon.
It 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. Popular activities include hot air balloon safaris, walking safari, picnicking, and game drives.

Ngorongoro Crater & Conservation 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 tenth 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.