Tours & Safari

Day 1 : JRO transfer to Moivaro coffee plantation lodge HB

Day 2 : packlunch- Arusha-Monduli -Kitumbeine guest house HB

Day 3 : packlunch – Natron world view campsite + ngare sero water falls

Day 4 : packlunch – Lake Natron shore visit – Moivaro Ngorongoro Forest camp HB

Day 5 : Ngorongoro crater tour by car in the morning -packlunch – return to Forest Camp to take bikes – Lake Eyasi campsite

Day 6 : Hadzabe tour by bike – packlunch – Moivaro Whistling thorn camp

Day 7 : stop over Moivaro coffee lodge for shower before JRO transfer.

Tanganyika Experience Safaris has specialized in Family Safaris and we have the recepie to keep everyone in the family happy. Here are some important ingredients:

  • Special lodges with big enough rooms
  • Lodges with flexible price policy
  • Lodges that are children safe and with special features
  • Itineraries with few changes – at least two nights in every place
  • Itineraries with non-wildlife activities allowing the children to go out for jungle walks, bicycling, beadings with Masai, rock climbing, canoeing and making fire etc.

This 12 day family safari and Zanzibar explores the most famous parks in Tanzania:

Serengeti, Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. The itinerary is packed with activities to keep restless children, and their parents, happy. If you want tomodify this itinerary just contact us, would be happy to help.

Day 1: ARRIVAL

Your Family Safari Zanzibar starts when you are met at the International Airport of Kilimanjaro by your driver/guide and our representative. We will take you the Loasis Lodge, a simple but charming lodge at the foot of Mt. Meru. Traditional round huts are clustered in the tropical garden, and a small pool guarantees refreshing moments on a hot day. Our safari manager will come to meet you and provide you with a safari briefing.

Accommodations will be in a family room where 3-4 persons can comfortably sleep. Dinner included

Day 2: Lake Manyara

After breakfast the family safari starts and we depart for Lake Manyara (driving time some 2.5-3 hours). Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its increadible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephants, Giraffe, Impala, Hippo and others.

Overnight at the nice, intimate kirurumu Lodge perched on escarpment granting great views over Lake Manyara with grazing animals towards the Rift Valley Escarpment. All meals included

Transfer time without game viewing, 2.5 hours

Day 3: Exploring Lake Manyara and its surroundings

After spending most of the previous days in the car you might enjoy to get out of the car for some physical activities and to explore the area at the Rift Valley Escarpment by walk guided by well trained local guides. First you walk through Mto wa Mbu Village where your guides introduce you to the local village and social life, to economic activities, education and many other things. Instead of the village tour your guides can also take you to a large banana plantation, one of the basics of local economy life and explain you about this agricultural meaning. Later you can walk through a small forest inhabited by monkeys and dikdiks which leads to Miwaleni River. Following the river is a thrilling (maybe little strenuous) hike and climb over rocks and stones until you finally reach Miwaleni Waterfall hidden in the Rift Valley Escarpment.

After lunch at your lodge and some rest you can go for a bicycle ride in the plains towards Lake Manyara.

Overnight at kirurumu LodgeAll meals included

Day 4: Ngorongoro

After breakfast you pass into Ngorongoro Conservation Area and descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch) inside the Ngorongoro Crater often described as one of the wonders of the world. It’s the world largest intact caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. 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, flamingoes, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species. With a bit of luck the ‘Big Five’ can be spotted during one game drive only.

Overnight at Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge. All meals included

Day 5: Ngorongoro – Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park (driving time some 4 hours, but with plenty to see on the way!) En route you will see grazing zebras, antelopes and giraffes and sometimes some buffaloes hiding in the bush. You will visit a Masai Boma (traditional village) where some Masai Warriors will welcome you, show you around and explain their traditional life. They will also show you their famous jumping dance and invite you to join in if you like! You can also see inside houses, meet children, ask questions and take photos!

After stopping for you picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive in the afternoon. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, and many birds and other species.

Tonight and the following night you spend in a comfortable tented camp at the edge of the famous Serengeto, with views over the endless savannah with some animals and typically African acacia trees. Enjoy some relaxing hours at the camp fire under open sky after dinner, chatting with other guests and the charismatic guards.

Transfer time without game viewing 3, 5-4 hours

Overnight at Ikoma  tented Camp at Ikoma, Northern Serengeti. All meals included

Day 6: Serengeti

Early start today for an early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting  and animals walking  up in early morning  light . You can take  breakfast  boxes  with you  and have  a bush  breakfast  when  the sun  is up  before  you visit  the interesting  documentation centre  about  Serengeti at seronera . Return to your lodge for a relaxed lunch under the at lodge. In the afternoon you can go out again on game drives. 2ndovernight at Ikoma Tented camp at ikoma  northern  Serengeti centre . All meals included .

DAY 7: SERENGETI – ZANZIBAR

After  breakfast  at your  Lodge  we take  you to Seronera  Air strip in the  Serengeti  , for  your  flight  to Zanzibar , then transfer  to coastal beach hotel  which you are  going to choose . Dinner and breakfast included

DAY 8 – 10: BEACH EXTENSION

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Dinner and breakfast included

DAY 11: SPICE TOUR

After breakfast Transfer to town. On the way we will do the famous Spice Tour. We have developed a special spice tour and visit historical building and big Local Market .Your Hotel is located in the heart of stone town .Overnight at Tembo Hotel breakfast included

DAY 12: DEPARTURE

Departure transfer  to Zanzibar airport  for you departure .

NB: IF YOU DEPART FROM ANOTHER AIRPORT THAN Zanzibar we’ll arrange Domestic flight connections to your departure airport to Dar Es salaam or Kilimanjaro

End of our service

Price on request and will valid for families of 2 parents and with children sharing parents’ bedroom maximum 4 person

Note that routing subject to change  if necessary

All accommodations  subject  to availability

Included

  • Airport transfers in private cars
  • Domestic flight Serengeti – Zanzibar include departure tax
  • 07 days private safaris
  • Transport and wildlife drives in extended modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch and guaranteed window seats
  • Services of professional, English speaking or French or Germany safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • 2 liter mineral water per person/ day during game drives
  • Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
  • 01 x HB at Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha (or similar lodge)
  • 04 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per your itinerary
  • 03 x HB at hotels beaches  on HB
  • Day Tour Zanzibar incl lunch
  • Flying doctor insurance ( first aid on the spot and rescue flights)

New Tourist development levy

Not included

  • International airfare & flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (50 US$ for Americans & Irish Citizens)- to be paid upon arrival)
  • Laundry services
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages

Safari & Zanzibar camping safari and Zanzibar – 14 days – SPECIAL OFFER

Camping safari and Zanzibar

Camping safari in Tarangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro followed by Zanzibar is our prime itinerary- simply because it is the perfect combination for a Tanzania holiday.

Camping safari and Zanzibar

Day 1: ARRIVAL

You will be met at the airport by your driver/guide and our representative. We will take you to your hotel in Arusha for a free day of leisure, with your camping safari starting the next day.

Overnight at Ilboru safari lodge B&BDinner included

DAY 2: Tarangire

Your camping safari starts with the drive to Tarangire, Tanzanian’s fifth largest national park and sanctuary for an unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife in this park, including lion, leopard, cheetah and up to six thousand elephants. After arrival spend the rest of the day on game drive in the park.

Overnight at a public campsite at Tarangire. All meals included

DAY 3: Lake Manyara

After breakfast we depart for Lake Manyara. Nesting at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and more.

Overnight at a public campsite at Lake Manyara.  All meals included

Day 4: Ngorongoro

In the morning you will be driven to the Ngorongoro crater. Upon arrival at Ngorongoro, you will descend into the crater for a game drive on the crater floor. 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, hippo, flamingos, jackals, rhinos, antelopes, many birds and other species.

Overnight at a public campsite at NgorongoroAll meals included

Day 5: Serengeti

After breakfast you will start on your journey to the Serengeti national park. A picnic lunch will be provided. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rocky outcropping) in the Serengeti, you will continue further into the park and go on a thrilling game drive

Overnight at a public campsite at the SerengetiAll meals included

Day 6: Serengeti

A full day of game driving around the Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the location of the great migration herds, you may see huge numbers of wildebeest, and big cats, hyenas and other predators near them – looking to hunt an easy meal. All year round you can see elephants, giraffes, zebras, lions, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and many birds and other species of animals.

As in Ngorongoro, your driver/guide will be in contact with other safari drivers and will be skilful as ever when locating hidden animals.

Overnight at a public campsite at the SerengetiAll meals included

Day 7: Zanzibar

In the morning we bring you to the seronera airstrip, for your direct flight from Serengeti to Zanzibar (short stopover in Arusha). Transfer to the boutique beach hotel the zanzibari (upgradeable to 5 star hotels, see supplements on the right menu). Breakfast and dinner are included

(Note: if you want to stay at a 5 star hotel, we recommend the Ocean Paradise Resort).

Day 8-11: Zanzibar

Relax and enjoy the endless beaches of Zanzibar whilst in your beachside hotel. There are wide range of water sport activities you can participate in, such as snorkeling, scube diving, boa trips and more.

Breakfast and dinner are included

Day 12: Zanzibar

After breakfast you will be transferred to the dhow palace in stone town. En-route you will do the famous Zanzibar spice tour. We have developed a special spice tour with lots of in-depth information not only about spices, but also about the organically grown herbs, and will provide an educational background of their traditional uses in medicine, cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we invite you for an opulent lunch at special spice restaurant- where you can taste the spices and fruits you saw on the tour.

Overnight at Dhow Palace Hotel or Tembo Hotel. Breakfast included

Day 14: DEPARTURE

End of your camping safari and Zanzibar package. Departure to airport for your flight back home or extension of your holiday.

This itinerary is also available as a lodge safari. In the Serengeti you have the opportunity to go on unforgettable balloon ride!

*price per person on request

Included

  • All airport transfers in private car
  • 07 days private safari
  • Domestic flight Serengeti – Zanzibar include departure tax
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • 3l mineral water per person/day during game drives
  • Coffee/tea with picnic lunches
  • Domestic flight Serengeti-Zanzibar
  • 01 x HB at Ilboru Safari lodge or similar lodge, Arusha
  • 05 overnights at public campsites, camping equipment (tents, sleeping pads, pillows, chairs, tables, service of a professional cook, 3 meals per day (please bring your own sleeping bag/towel)
  • 05 x HB at  the beach resort in Zanzibar
  • 02 x BB at a boutique hotel in stone town
  • Private tours on Zanzibar as per itinerary
  • Flying doctor insurance (first aid on the spot and rescue flights)
  • New Tourist Development Levy

This safari Tanzania highlights show you best of Tanzania wildlife Serengeti, Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro. After the palm fringed beaches of Zanzibar is waiting for you.

Day 1: ARRIVAL

You will be met at international airport of Kilimanjaro by your guide and representative. From there, we will take you to the River trees country inn in Arusha for briefing about your safari highlights tour.

This charming lodge is situated at the bank of picturesque USA River on an old Germany coffee estate and offers stunning views towards Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro in Arusha. Alternative accommodation is at Mountain village Lodge overlooking lake duluti or Mt Meru Game Lodge with an attached game sanctuary.

Overnight at Rivertrees country InnDinner is included.

NB- if you arrive into another airport than Kilimanjaro we’ll arrange a connection flight to Arusha either on arrival or the following day (at extra cost). From Nairobi to Arusha transfer in private shuttle or shared vehicles if possible.

Day 2: Lake Manyara.

After breakfast we depart for to lake Manyara nestling at the base of the great rift valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many games animals such as buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo and others.

Overnight at Serena lodge or escarpment luxury lodge at Lake Manyara. All meals included

NB-during some monthly in the year (depending on the elephants’ migration between Lake Manyara and Tarangire instead of lake Manyara. This can be arranged on a shorter notice; accommodation can still be at Manyara Serena lodge or kirurumu tented lodge overlooking Lake Manyara National park.

Day 3: Ngorongoro

Your tour starts with the drive to Ngorongoro conservation area. After arrival you will decent inside the ngorongoro crater which has been declared as a world heritage site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls. You can expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals’ rhinos. Antelopes, many birds and other species.

Overnight at sopa lodge at ngorongoroAll meals included.

Day 4: Ngorongoro – Olduvai Gorge Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti national park. A picnic lunch will be provided. On the way you will stop at the Olduvai Gorge where anthropologists Louis and Mary leaky and made many significance discoveries, contributing to the theory that human life originated in Africa. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.

Over night at Serengeti katikati  Tented camp at  central Serengeti. All meals included.

Price on request.

Day 5: Serengeti

A full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of herds you can expect to see wildebeest,lions,elephants,giraffes,zebra,monkeys,baboons,hipoos,rhinos,antelops and many birds and other species.

Overnight at SerengetiKatikati  Tented Camp at central Serengeti. All meals included.

Supplement for Serengeti Sopa Lodge ay 100 USD per person / day

Day 6: Serengeti-Zanzibar

Early morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up in early morning light. After Lodge breakfast we take you to seronera airstrip in the Serengeti, for you flight to Zanzibar.

Transfer to the Ocean Paradise Resort (or other beach resort of your choice). Breakfast and dinner.

Day 7-8: Beach Holiday

Relax and enjoy the beaches of Zanzibar. Breakfast dinner included.

Stone and spice tour

On one day of your beach days you will go on a guided tour.

After breakfast transfer to Stone Town for our Historical Stone Town Tour. This tour takes you through fabled Stone Town, where history appears to sand still. With visits to the House of Wonders, the Palace Museum (people’s palace) and the Arab Fort amongst others, it is a fascinating look at the essence of Zanzibar’s bustling market, winding alleyways, ornately carved and studded doors, two cathedrals and countless mosques! Afterwards you proceed to the famous spice plantations were we invite for an opulent lunch for you to taste the spices and fruits. Afterwards you will do the famous Spice Tour. we have develop a special spice tour with in depth information not only about spices, but also organically grown herbs and a detailed description uses in medicine cosmetics and cooking. After the tour we take you back to your hotel.

Day 9: DEPARTURE

End of your safari highlights tour. Morning at leisure until departure transfer to Zanzibar Airport.

*price per person on request

Included

  • Airport transfers in private cars
  • Domestic flight Serengeti – Zanzibar include departure tax
  • 05 days private safaris
  • Transport and wildlife drives in extended modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch and guaranteed window seats
  • Services of professional, English speaking or French or Germany safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • 2 liter mineral water per person/ day during game drives
  • Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
  • 01 x HB at Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha (or similar lodge)
  • 04 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per your itinerary
  • 03 x HB at ocean paradise Resort/Superior Room
  • Private Full day Tour Zanzibar incl lunch
  • Flying doctor insurance ( first aid on the spot and rescue flights)

New Tourist development levy

Not included

  • International airfare & flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (50 US$ for Americans & Irish Citizens)- to be paid upon arrival)
  • Laundry services
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages

Serengeti Migration Special

Safaris in Tanzania Lodge safaris & Special Offers Serengeti Migration Special

Follow the Serengeti Migration

This Serengeti migration special will show you the large herds of animals moving around Serengeti, especially wildebeest and zebras. You can also expect to see lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes and much more. Yes, I want to get special children’s rest. Contact me

Day 1 Lake Ndutu

Depart Arusha in the morning for your drive towards Lake Ndutu, located at the southern-eastern part of the Serengeti ecosystem. Since the large plains usually dry up during months of JUN/JUL there are lots of resident herds heading back to Lake Ndutu. Large herds of wildebeest lodge- the Ndutu Safar Lodge. Shaded by majestic acacia trees, each of the cottages has a private veranda facing Lake Ndutu. The lodge is surrounded by indigenous trees and shrubs which encourage a host of birds and mammals to come right to your front door. Tucked well away from the busy tourist circuit, Ndutu offers peace and tranquility far from the madding crowd. Lunchbox and dinner included

Day 2 Lake Ndutu – Serengeti centre

Early start today with coffee/tea served at your private veranda prior your morning game drive to see also nocturnal predators returning from hunting and animals waking up early morning light. After a hearty breakfast at your lodge you proceed to Naabi Hill for a short walk a the Naabi hill kopjes before you will continue further into the Serengeti National Park for game drives all afternoon. The Serengeti is the best-known wildlife in the world and boasts many species of plain animals from hare to the elephants. The name Serengeti comes from the Masai word “siringet” referring to an endless plain. Overnight at Serengeti Katikati Tented camp at central Serengeti. All meals included

Day 03 ‘Great Migration’ at Serengeti

A full day of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds the famous ‘Great Migration’ is in full swing around Southern and Central Serengeti and the large herds of wildebeests and zebras can be observed. Expect to see as well lions, elephants, giraffes, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, may be even crocodiles and many other species. Overnight at Serengeti  Katikati Tented Camp at central  Serengeti. All meals included

Day 04 ‘Great Migration’ at Serengeti

Another early morning game drives today. Leave early from your lodge with a packed breakfast which you will enjoy after some game driving at the beautiful picnic site close to seronera Visitors Center at the heart of Serengeti. This nicely designed center offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as some information trail up and around nearby kopje. Return to your camp for late lunch being served outside in the shade of acacia trees. In the afternoon you can rest and enjoy your nice camp. If you would like to join, some interesting nature walk around the camp is offered. Overnight at Katikati Tented Camp at Serengeti. All meals included

Day 05 Serengeti – Arusha

After breakfast you return to Arusha with some game viewing route with arrival late afternoon. Hot lunch will be served at lodge in Karatu before you proceed to Arusha. Breakfast and lunch included NB – if you wish, airport transfers and overnights in arusha can be arranged before your safari starts. Cost depend on the lodge of you preference, our ‘welcome package’ including private airport transfers and 1 x BB in Arusha can be offered with reasonable price .

Price per person on request

Included

  • Airport transfers in private cars
  • 05 days private safaris
  • Transport and wildlife drives in extended modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch and guaranteed window seats
  • Services of professional, English speaking or French or Germany safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • 2 liter mineral water per person/ day during game drives
  • Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
  • 01 x HB at Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha (or similar lodge)
  • 04 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per your itinerary
  • Flying doctor insurance ( first aid on the spot and rescue flights)

New Tourist development levy

Not included

  • International airfare & flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (50 US$ for Americans & Irish Citizens)- to be paid upon arrival)
  • Laundry services
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages

These 6 days Camping Safari will take you will take you to three National Parks that each one has its own special atmosphere and wildlife. Only canvas will separate you from the African night so when in bed you can hear and smell what is going on outside the tent.

Day 1: Lake Manyara

Your safari with a drive to Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as Buffalo, Elephant, Giraffe, Impala, hippo and others.

Overnight at a public campsite at Lake ManyaraLunchbox and dinner included

Day 2: Lake Manyara – Serengeti

After breakfast you start on your way to Serengeti National Park. After stopping for your picnic lunch on a kopje (rock outcropping) in Serengeti you will continue further into the park and go on a game drive.

Overnight at seronera public campsite at Central SerengetiAll meals included

Day 3: Serengeti

Full day filled of game drives around Serengeti. Depending on the time of year and the migration of the herds you can expect to see wildebeest, lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, monkeys, baboons, hippos, rhinos, antelopes, and many birds and other species

Overnight at Seronera Public Campsite at Central Serengeti. All meals included

Day 4: Serengeti- Ngorongoro

Early morning game drives at Serengeti. After breakfast will proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area and go for an afternoon a Nature Walk(depending on weather conditions) at the Northern Crater Rim of Ngorongoro Crater inhabited by buffaloes, elephants, baboons, monkeys and different species of birds. Escorted by a ranger or Masai Guide you follow animal’s paths through dense bush.

Overnight at Simba Public Campsite at Ngorongoro. All meals included

Day 05: Ngorongoro

After breakfast you will descend into the crater for a wonderful game drive (with a picnic lunch)

Inside the Ngorongoro Crater considered as an UNSECO World Heritage Site. As very few animals migrate in and out of the crater with its 2000 ft. high walls the Ngorongoro Crater has the highest wild animal density worldwide. Among the species are lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, hippos, flamingos, jackals, antelopes, many birds and other species. You might expect to see the ‘Big Five’ in one day.

Day 6: Ngorongoro- Arusha

In the morning you will visit a Masai Village to see the traditional life of the most famous tribe of east Africa.

Afterwards you return to Arusha with arrival early afternoon. Breakfast and lunchbox included

** Price on request

Price Included

  • 06 days private safari
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruise or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All game drives and activity as mentioned
  • Game drives at the Ngorongoro crater bottom
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • 04 x full board at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary
  • 1 extra lunch
  • 2litre mineral water per person/ day during game drives
  • Coffee/tea with picnic lunches
  • Flying doctor insurance

Not included

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fee (50 US$/ 100 US$ for American & Irish passport Holders-to be paid upon arrival)
  • Overnights at Arusha
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Laundry

5 days 4 nights safari to Lake Manyara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro

Day 1: LAKE MANYARA

After breakfast, at 08.00 am drive to Lake Manyara National park. Arrive at around 10.00 am and proceed with game drives.

The varied ecosystem consists of ground water forests, acacia woodland and open grassland along the lakeshore and sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the tree climbing lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos and other animals. There are fantastic view of Great Rift Valley view, Flamingos, Hippos at Lake Manyara and many other bird species. Dinner and overnight at Lodge or Camp.

Day 2: SERENGETI

After breakfast, drive to Serengeti for afternoon game drives in the endless plains of the Serengeti for a chance to see the great herds of wildebeest, zebras and gazelles or a pride of lions lounging in the shade. Herds of elephants, buffaloes, giraffes and lots of other animals enjoy wilderness of Serengeti. Lunch will be served at Serengeti Lodge/Camp.

Serengeti has about 14,000 sq km area, more than 3 million large mammals live in Serengeti Park. More than 35 species of plain animals- zebra, wildebeest, eland, giraffe, and others are found here. And so for the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard and rhino. The park is the staging zones for one the most spectacular events in the natural world- the annual migration of wildebeest. Wildebeest and its associates are followed by the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena and vultures. Vultures, Ostriches, Secretary birds and more nice birds to see. Dinner and overnight at the Lodge.

Day 3: SERENGETI -NGORONGORO

This day proceed with morning game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Lunch will be served at Serengeti Lodge/camp. After lunch drive to Olduvai Gorge, which is the prehistoric site considered as Cradle of Mankind- first step on the path of human evolution..

Then proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to arrive for Dinner at Ngorongoro Lodge/camp. The lodge sits on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater from where you get awesome views of the collapsed volcano.
Dinner and overnight at Ngorongoro Lodge/Camp.

Day 4:

Full day in Serengeti Crater for game drives. Dinner and overnight at Lodge/Camp.

Day 5: NGORONGORO

After breakfast, depart for a day crater tour with picnic lunch. You will descend 2000 feet (over 600 metres) to the floor of the crater, a magnificent natural amphitheatre. Has an area of 260 sq. km, the crater is an attraction in its own right, unique conservation area. It is one of the wonders of the natural world, International Biosphere Reserve, You will have an opportunity to explore the forest areas that are inhabited by monkeys and elephants, the lake area, where you may see the flamingos and the open savannah where the lions hunt for food.

Price includes:

  • Airport transfers
  • Arrival and departure lunch at the Hotel, Arusha
  • Park entrance fee at Ngorongoro, Serengeti and Lake Manyara
  • Crater tour for one day
  • Full board accommodation on safari
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide or any other language
  • Transport based on a 4WD Vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
  • Driver allowances and park fees for vehicle and driver
  • Game drives/wildlife viewing tours everyday
  • Mineral bottled water during game drives

Exclude these services:

  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Visa entry into Tanzania
  • Departure tax
  • Tips to porters and drivers

This short Northern circuit Safari combines some of the major highlights of Tanzania with insights in local culture by meeting with local communities. Emphasis in accommodation is given with smaller rustic lodges and tented camps with a welcoming, authentic atmosphere and less luxury hence always nice and of good standards. Ideal is this itinerary also for active families traveling with curious and eager kids.

Tanzania highlights and local culture

Day 01: Tarangire

Depart Arusha in the morning for your drive to Tarangire, Tanzania’s fifth largest national park and sanctuary for unusually large elephant population. Majestic baobab trees are an interesting feature of the park, dwarfing the animals that feed beneath them. Animals concentrate along the Tarangire River, which provides the only permanent water supply in the area. There is a great diversity of wildlife including lion, leopard, cheetah, and up to six thousand elephants. Driving time without game viewing approx 2 hours

Overnight at Osopuko Lodge (or sim) at Tarangire. Lunchbox and dinner included

Day 02: Lake Manyara

After breakfast we depart for Lake Manyara. Nestling at the base of the Great Rift Valley escarpment, the park is recognized for its incredible beauty. You can see many game animals such as buffalos, elephants, giraffes, impalas, hippos and others

Driving time without game viewing approx 1 hour.

Overnight at migunga lodge overlooking Lake Manyara. All meals included

Day 03:  Exploring Lake Manyara and its surroundings

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After spending most of the previous days in the car you might enjoy to get out for some physical activities and to explore the area at the Rift Valley Escarpment by walk guided by well trained local guides. First you walk through Mto wa Mbu Village where your guided introduce you to the local village and social life, to economic activities, education and many others things. Instead of the village tour your guides can also take you to a large banana plantation, one of the basics of local economy life and explain you about this agricultural meaning. Later you can walk through a small forest inhabited by monkeys and dikdiks which leads to Miwaleni River. Following river is a thrilling (maybe little strenuous) hike and climb over rocks and stones until you finally reach Miwaleni Waterfall hidden in the Rift Valley Escarpment.

After late lunch at your lodge and some rest you can go for a bicycle ride or walk in the plains towards Lake Manyara or visit one of the Masai Villages nearby before you retire in your lodge with a cold drink watching the sunset over the Rift Valley Escarpment.

2nd overnight at migunga lodgeAll meals included

Day 04: Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will proceed driving towards the Ngorongoro Crater Highlands. You descend into the famous Ngorongoro Crater for a wonderful game drives often described as one of the wonders of the world. It is the world’s largest intact volcanic caldera and a natural sanctuary for some of Africa’s densest animal populations. It is one of the few places where the rare black rhino can be observed in their natural setting. 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, during one game drive only. A picnic lunch will be taken at Lake Magadi while hippos, flamingoes and different bird of preys can be observed.

Driving time without game viewing approx 1 hour

Overnight at Octagon Safari Lodge or Endoro lodgeAll meals included

Day 05: Ngorongoro-Arusha

This morning you will learn again about culture of the region. After visiting the lively market of Karatu Town you visit a descendent of the ancient Irawq tribe who tell you history and traditions of the tribe and whole Tanzania. For the ones preferring it more sportive, a walk on the Endoro Trail in the Ngorongoro forest will be arranged. Hot lunch will be served at a lodge in Karatu before you return to arusha

Driving time without game viewing approx 2-5 hours. Breakfast and lunch included

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***routing subject to changes if necessary***

Price on request

Included

  • 05 days private safari
  • Transport and wildlife drives in modified 4WD Land Cruise or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch
  • Services of a professional English speaking safari guide
  • All game drives and activity as mentioned
  • Game drives at the Ngorongoro crater bottom
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • 04 x full board at safari lodges or tented camps as per itinerary
  • 1 extra lunch
  • 2litre mineral water per person/ day during game drives
  • Coffee/tea with picnic lunches
  • Flying doctor insurance

Not included

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fee (50 US$/ 100 US$ for American & Irish passport Holders-to be paid upon arrival)
  • Overnights at Arusha
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Laundry

Day 1 :Selous Game reserves

Meet with your guide at the place of your stays in Tanzania in the morning 07:30am, drive 5-6hrs to Selous Game reserves, arrival in the afternoon at your lodge where you participate into boat safari along the mighty Rufiji river where you will spot plenty of Hippos, Crocodiles and bird life. Later you proceeds to your camp for dinner and overnight

Day 2 :Selous Game reserves

Today you will participate in walking safari, and game drives in Selous Game reserves with few hours leisure at the camp.

Day 3 :Selous Game reserves

Today you continue with game drives for full day which will later brought us at the part of northern Selous Game reserves with fascinating scenery and wildlife. Arrival at the camp in the afternoon for dinner and overnight.

Day 4 :Mikumi National Park

Depart from Selous game reserves towards Mikumi with game drives en route in the northern part of Selous Game reserves, highlight of the day includes rich variety of bird species, and other mammals including giraffes, zebras, lions, leopards, African wild dogs, Hippos, Hartebeest, Wildebeest and many more animals species.

Day 5 :Mikumi National Park

Full day game drives in Mikumi National Park

Day 5 :Udzungwa Mountains national

After breakfast in the morning you depart to Udzungwa Mountains national park, arrival in the afternoon and take part in half day hiking-bird watching in the rain forest towards Sanje falls for spectacular view of the great Kilombero valley.

Day 7 : Ruaha National Park

After breakfast you collect your picnic lunch at the camp, drive to Ruaha National Park where you will arrive in the afternoon at the Ruaha river lodge which has spectacular view of the Great Ruaha River.

Day 8 :Ruaha National Park

Full day game drives in Ruaha National Park

Day 9 :Ruaha National Park

Another full day game drives in Ruaha National Park

Day 10 :Ruaha National Park

Leisure time at the lodge then depart to Dar es Salaam by flight,arrive in the afternoon

End of Tour!

SERENGETI / MANYARA / NGORONGORO  – 5 DAYS

This Tanzania safari take you to the most famous National park in Tanzania:

Serengeti /manyara /Ngorongoro.  All three with their special atmosphere and wildlife.

DAY 1: LAKE MANYARA

Your tour starts  with  the driveto lake  Manyara . Nestling at the  base  of the Great Rift Valley  escarpment , the park  is recognize  for its  incredible  beauty . You  can  see many anamals  such US Buffallo  , Elephant , Giraffe  , Impala  Hippo  and others.

Overnight at Escarpment Luxury lodge or similar lodge at Manyara . Lunchbox and  Dinner included

DAY 2 : MANYARA – SERENGETI

After  breakfast  you start  on your  way to  Serengeti National Park . After  stopping for your  picnic  lunch  on Visiting center site Serengeti , you will  continue  further  into the park  and continue with game drive .

Overnight  at Serengeti Katikati or similar  lodges at central Serengeti . All meals included

DAY 3: SERENGETI

Early morning  game drive  to see also nocturnal predator returning  from hunting  and animals  waking  up  in early morning  light  followed  by a day  filled  with more  drives  around Serengeti .Depending  on the  time  of the month  and the migration herds you can expect  to see wildebeest , lions , giraffe, baboons, hippos, zebras, rhinos , antelope  and many birds  and other species .

Overnight at Serengeti Katikati or similar lodges at central Serengeti. All meals included.

DAY4: SERENGETI – NGORONGORO CRATER

After breakfast you will proceed to Ngorongoro conservations Area and descend into the crater   for a wonderful game drive (with picnic lunch) inside the crater considered as an UNESCO world heritage site . As very few  anaiamals migrate inn and out  of the crater  with its 2000 ft . High walls the Crater  has highest  wild animals  density  worldwide .

Among the species  are Lions Elephant , Girraffe, Zebras,Hippos, Flamingoes , Jackals , Rhinos, Antelope , many birds and others species . You might  expect  to see the “BIG FIVE”in one day .

Overnigh at Ngorongoro Farm house  or Bougainville  Lodge and similar lodges . All meals included .

DAY 5: NGORONGORO – ARUSHA

After breakfast  you will go for walk outside the Ngorongoro to the elephant cave and can visit Iraqw tribe  . Escorted by Local guide Masai or ranger guide, then will have hot lunch at Gibbs farm lodge which is all food is the product from the lodge farm with benefit of visit the coffee plantation at the lodge

Afterward you return to Arusha with arrival Late afternoon .Breakfast and hot lunches included.

*** Price on requested.

Included

  • Airport transfers in private cars
  • 05 days private safaris
  • Transport and wildlife drives in extended modified 4WD Land Cruiser or Land Rover with photographic roof hatch and guaranteed window seats
  • Services of professional, English speaking or French or Germany safari guide
  • All wildlife reserve entry fees
  • All game drives as mentioned
  • 2 liter mineral water per person/ day during game drives
  • Coffee/Tea with picnic lunches
  • 01 x HB at Rivertrees Country Inn, Arusha (or similar lodge)
  • 04 x FB at safari lodges or tented camps as per your itinerary
  • Flying doctor insurance ( first aid on the spot and rescue flights)

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Not included

  • International airfare & flights
  • All items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities for safari guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (50 US$ for Americans & Irish Citizens)- to be paid upon arrival)
  • Laundry services
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks and beverages