5 Days Wildlife Trails Safari

05 Days
Destinations: Manyara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro
  • Day 1: Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park

    Pick up from your Arusha hotel and drive to Lake Manyara National Park, which stretches from the base of the dramatic Rift Valley escarpment to its famous soda lake. The park is dramatically marked off by lush green vegetation consisting of tall trees emerging from the groundwater forest, which provides a home to troops of baboons and blue monkeys. Further down, the forest opens up into woodland, grassland and swamps. Further down lies the soda lake itself, where over 350 species of birds, including the lively flamingo, pelican, sacred ibis, grebe and stork, can be viewed. This park is a bird watcher’s paradise! Manyara is also known for its numerous buffalo, elephant, giraffe, impala, hippo, large variety of smaller animals, and of course: the very elusive tree-climbing lions. Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge. Accommodation options:
    Twiga Campsite or similar (Budget Camping),
    Manyara Wildlife Safari Camp or similar (Economy),
    Manyara Wildlife Hotel or similar (Standard),
    Manyara Serena lodge, Kilimamoja Lodge or similar (Luxury)

    Meal plan: Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 2: Lake Manyara National Park - Serengeti National Park

    After breakfast depart Lake Manyara National Park with picnic lunch boxes to Serengeti National Park doubt as the endless open plains driving through the Ngorongoro Highlands and Olduvai Gorge, the site of Leakey’s famous discovery of fossils of human and animal ancestors dating back to almost two million years. Go on an afternoon game drive in the central part of the Serengeti which offers the biggest concentration of big cats in the world (cheetahs, lions, leopards, etc). Many different landscapes can be found in the Serengeti: savannah with the big plains to the south, hills and woods to the west, the kopjes area to the east, and bush land to the north. Important rivers (Seronera, Banagi, Grumeti ) also run through the park. Many different species of mammals can be spotted during game drives, including elephant, buffalo, giraffes, antelope, hippo and crocodiles. Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge. Accommodation options:
    Seronera Campsite (Budget Camping),
    Thorn Tree Tented Camp or similar (Economy),
    Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar (Standard),
    Serengeti Serena Lodge or similar (Luxury)

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 3: Serengeti National Park

    Today you will spend on morning and evening game drives through the Serengeti plains. These vast, seemingly unending plains are inhabited during the migration by enormous herds of wildebeest and zebra. There is a great diversity of wildlife here, including lion, leopard, cheetah, impala, buffalo, and birds and up to ten thousand elephants. Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge. Accommodation options:
    Seronera Campsite (Budget Camping),
    Thorn Tree Tented Camp or similar (Economy),
    Kati Kati Tented Camp or similar (Standard),
    Serengeti Serena Lodge or similar (Luxury)

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4: Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater

    Enjoy early pre-breakfast game drive in Serengeti at 6.30am in search of wildlife. Return to the camp/lodge for breakfast and checkout at 10 a.m with picnic lunch boxes for the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Catch a glimpse of the most magnificent sunset views in Africa from the crater rim! Dinner and overnight at camp/lodge. Accommodation options:
    Ngorongoro Simba ‘A’ Campsite (Budget Camping),
    Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge or similar (Economy),
    Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge or similar (Standard),
    Acacia Lodge, (Luxury)

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater to Arusha

    After breakfast and descend into the crater floor for game viewing in this unique caldera. Here you will view game on the vast grasslands of the crater floor. The bottom of the crater is dotted with watering-holes, shelters and almost 30,000 animals in an area naturally enclosed by the slopes of the volcano. Prides of lions, herds of Cape buffalo, impala, Thompson gazelles, rhino, golden and black backed jackal, zebra, cheetah, leopard and the spotted hyena freely roam on the crater floor plains. The crater is also home to hundreds of bird species. After picnic lunch, ascend to the crater rim driving back to Arusha. You will have local lunch with them and taste the local African food. After lunch, drive back to Arusha.

    Meal plan: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Tour inclusions

    • Arusha hotel pick up/drop off
    • Accommodation and meals as per the itinerary
    • Park entry fees
    • Crater fees
    • Camping - camping gears (Tables, Chairs, Tents, Mattresses)
    • Services of a driver/guide
    • Drinking water
    • Game drives as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Allowances for a driver/guide and cook
    • Transportation by a 4wd vehicle with pop up roof for game viewing
    Tour Exclusions
    • Tips
    • Items of personal nature
    • Visa
    • Medical insurance
    • Flights
    • All expenses of personal nature (e.g. drinks, laundry, optional activities, souvenirs etc.)
    • Drinks and any other item not specified above.

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