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6 Days Lake Manyara-Serengeti–Ngorongoro-Tarangire Safari

Overview

Explore and take game drives in ecologically rich Lake Manyara National Park. Explore Serengeti one of the most celebrated ecosystem. Explore World Heritage listed Ngorongoro Crater and the Tarangire, a park of giant baobab trees, rolling savannah and acacia parkland.

Itinerary (summary)

 Activities, Hotel & Meals
Day 1

Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

  • Drive to Lake Manyara National Park
  • Arrive in good time for lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge
  • Proceed for afternoon game drives
  • Dinner and overnight at Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge
Day 2

Serengeti National Park

  • Early morning game drives then return to the lodge
  • Proceed Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the archeological site
  • Meals and overnight at Serena Katikati Tented Camp or similar
Day 3
Serengeti National Park
  • Game viewing drive at the Serengeti National Park
  • Dinner and overnight at Serena Katikati Tented Camp or similar
Day 4

Serengeti – Ngorongoro Conservation Area

  • View game as you drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Forest Lodge
Day 5

Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

  • Leave with picnic lunch for a full day crater tour
  • Explore the crater on a 4-wheel drive vehicle
  • Dinner and overnight at the Tarangire Roika Tented lodge
Day 6

Tarangire National Park - Arusha

  • Morning game drives at Tarangire National Park
  • Return to the lodge for lunch
  • Drive to Arusha to arrive by 1600hrs where the safari ends
  • (End of tour)

Detailed itinerary

Day 1: Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park

Pick up from your hotel at 0800 hrs and drive to Lake Manyara National Park to arrive in good time for lunch at Lake Manyara Serena Lodge. Proceed for afternoon game drives.

Dinner and overnight Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge.

Day 2: Serengeti National Park

Early morning game drives then return to the lodge for breakfast. Depart the lodge and proceed Serengeti passing through Olduvai Gorge, the archeological site of the Leakey family.

Meals and overnight at Serena Katikati Tented Camp or similar.

Day 3: Serengeti National Park

A full day with morning and afternoon game drives to explore the plains. Serengeti is easily Tanzania’s most famous national park, and it’s also the largest, at 14,763 square kilometres of protected area that borders Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Park. It is the Migration for which Serengeti is perhaps most famous. Over a million wildebeest and about 200,000 zebras flow south from the northern hills to the southern plains for the short rains every October and November, and then swirl west and north after the long rains in April, May and June. Join us to explore the different forms of vegetation and landscapes of the Serengeti ecosystem and meet some of their most fascinating inhabitants.

Dinner and overnight at Serengeti Katikati Tented Camp or similar.

Day 4: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

Breakfast at leisure then view game as you drive to Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

Dinner and overnight stay at Ngorongoro Forest Lodge.

Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater – Tarangire National Park

After early morning breakfast leave with picnic lunch for a full day crater tour. You will be taken 2000ft down the crater by a 4-wheel drive vehicle to explore the crater.

Dinner and overnight at the Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge.

Day 6: Tarangire National Park – Arusha

Early breakfast then proceed for morning game drives at Tarangire National Park – return to the lodge for lunch – drive to Arusha to arrive by 1600hrs where the safari ends.

(End of tour).

Included in tour:

  • Accommodation as per the above safari description
  • Meals as specified on the itinerary above
  • All transfers and transport, park fees, hotel accommodation
  • Game viewing activities as stated in the above tour/safari description
  • Service of an English speaking driver guide

Not included in tour:

  • Extras at the lodges i.e. drinks, telephone, laundry etc.
  • International flight
  • Visa entry into Kenya or Tanzania
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratitudes to safari staff

Accommodation for this Safari

  • Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge

    Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge

    Lake Manyara Wildlife Lodge is strategically located on the very edge of the vertiginous western escarpment of the Rift Valley, affording magnificent views down across the whole Lake.

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  • Seronera Wildlife Lodge

    Serena Katikati Tented Camp

    SSerena Katikati Tented Camp is located adjacent to the Grumeti River nestled on the high saddle of a tree-clad ridge and is the ultimate fusion of traditional African architecture and world-class style.

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  • Ngorongoro Forest Lodge

    Ngorongoro Forest Lodge

    Ngorongoro Forest Tented Lodge is an eco-friendly lodge situated near Lake Manyara National Park and the gate to Ngorongoro Crater. The lodge offers accommodation in luxury tents on platforms.

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  • Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge

    Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge

    Tarangire Roika Tented Lodge is located outside Tarangire National Park, and consists of individually decorated luxury guest tents on raised platform and thatched roof.

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Enquiries

Destinations

Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Wildlife at Lake Manyara National Park

Lake Manyara National Park is well known for the tree climbing lions, the soda ash lake, its flamingos and the breathtaking scenery. While the scenic beauty of this park certainly makes it worth a visit, the game viewing here pales into insignificance when compared with that on offer in Tarangire, the Ngorongoro and the Serengeti.

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Serengeti National Park

Serengeti, Tanzania

Serengeti National Park

The Serengeti is the most renowned wildlife park in the entire world. Over 10,000 sq miles of pristine wilderness play host to the Great Migration and boast the highest density of large predators, including lions, leopards and cheetahs, in the world! Grass plains, woodlands, hills, and rivers abound.

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Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro, Tanzania

A herd of wildebeest in the Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Conservation Area is one of the best places in the country to see the endangered black rhinoceros. Home to the entirety of the Big Five, Ngorongoro is a natural wonder that needs to be seen to be believed.

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Tarangire National Park

Tarangire, Tanzania

Tarangire National Park

Boasting a variety of wildlife as diverse as its landscape, Tarangire is the park that can boast being home to Tanzania's largest population of African elephants. With four of the Big Five also residing within the park, it is a great spot for a day trip from Arusha or as an addition to a Serengeti/Ngorongoro centred itinerary.

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