Travel and explore Tanzania’s premier park and game reserves on this Best-Priced Tanzania Lodge Safari Itinerary that includes Serengeti park safaris, Tarangire tours, Lake Manyara Safaris, and Ngorongoro crater adventures giving you the best taste of all east African safari adventure experience of a lifetime. This is a one-week-long 4X4 Adventure safari in Tanzania’s northern safari destinations: see elephants, the seasonal Wildebeest Migration, and big vats – all from the comfort of lodges.

Route


  • Start: Arusha (Day 1)
  • Day 1: Lake Manyara NP
  • Day 2-4: Serengeti NP
  • Day 5: Ngorongoro Highlands
  • Day 6: Ngorongoro Crater
  • End: Arusha (Day 7)

Tour Features


  • Budget tour: This budget tour uses tented camps.
  • Shared tour: On this shared tour, you will join a group of other travelers. Max 6 people per vehicle.
  • Can start any day: If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.
  • Can be customized: You can request changes to this tour.
  • Suitable for single travelers: You can request changes to this tour.
  • Minimum age of 2 years: You can request changes to this tour.

Activities & Transportation


  • Activities: game drives
  • Game drives: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • Getting around: pop-up roof 4×4 vehicle & pop-up roof minivan
  • transfer from and back to the airport is included

 

Accommodation & Meals

 

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1

Arrival

You’ll be picked from the airport. Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.
2

Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara National park Tours

Pick up from Namanga – Kenya border, or Kilimanjaro airport and transfer to Arusha to the Impala Hotel for lunch at 1230hrs. At 1400hrs, drive to Lake Manyara.
You will spend the night at Fanaka Tented camp or similar. The lodge is perched on the edge of the Mto Wa Mbu escarpment and has great views of the Great Rift Valley and Lake Manyara itself.

Main Destination

  • Lake Manyara National Park

Accommodation

  • Fanaka Safaris, Campsites & Lodges
  • Budget lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
3

Day 2: Lake Manyara - Serengeti National Park

After breakfast, enjoy a morning game drive in Lake Manyara National Park. The park covers 330 sq. km, 70% of which is occupied by the lake. The varied ecosystem consists of groundwater forests, acacia woodland, and open grassland along the lakeshore and sustains a wealth of wildlife, including the Big Five -lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, and buffalo.
The park is famous for the elusive tree-climbing lions that inhabit the woodland between the lake and the Rift Valley. It is also an ornithologists’ paradise and is host to over 400 species of birds. Return to the lodge for lunch. After Lunch, drive to Serengeti National Park.

Main Destination

  • Serengeti National Park

Accommodation

  • Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
4

Day 3-4: Trailing the BIG five and wildebeest in Serengeti

After breakfast, enjoy a morning and 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. Lunch will be served at Serengeti Sopa Lodge/similar.
The Serengeti is probably the most famous wildlife sanctuary in the world. Within its 15,000 sq km area it hosts 3 million large mammals. And so for the big five: elephant, lion, buffalo, leopard, and rhino. The park is the staging zone for one of the most spectacular events in the natural world- the annual migration of wildebeest.
This commences around June when over 1 million wildebeest, zebra, and gazelle head for the Maasai Mara in Kenya in search of pasture. They are followed closely by the predators of the savanna- lion, cheetah, wild dog, jackal, hyena, and vultures. The Serengeti also has over 500 species of birds.

Main Destination

  • Serengeti National Park

Accommodation

  • Serengeti Heritage Luxury Tented Camp
  • Mid-range tented camp located inside Central Serengeti

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
5

Day 5: Serengeti - Ngorongoro Crater National Park Tour

After breakfast, depart for a morning game drive in the Serengeti National Park. Lunch will be served at Serengeti Sopa Lodge. After lunch drive to Olduvai Gorge, which is the prehistoric site where Dr. Louis Leakey discovered the remains of Homo habilis (’Handyman’) regarded as mankind’s first step on the path of human evolution.
Their findings include some of the man’s earliest known ancestral remains.
Then proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area to arrive for Dinner at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge. The lodge sits on the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater from where you get awesome views of the collapsed volcano.

Main Destination

  • Ngorongoro Highlands

Accommodation

  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
6

Day 6: Ngorongoro crater tours and Adventures

After breakfast, depart for a day crater tour with picnic lunch, you will descend 2000 feet (over 600 meters) to the floor of the crater, a magnificent natural amphitheater. Covering 260 sq. km, the crater is an attraction in its own right and is one of the wonders of the natural world.
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.

Main Destination

  • Ngorongoro Crater

Accommodation

  • Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge
  • Mid-range lodge located on the crater rim of Ngorongoro Crater

Meals & Drinks

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
7

Day 7: Ngorongoro crater tours - Arusha

0800 hrs- After breakfast, drive back to Arusha Town, Lunch will be served at Impala Hotel. After lunch transfer to the airport for your next trip destination.
NB: This safari trip can always be customized to suit your own interest and taste of preference.
We can always upgrade or downgrade accordingly as per your kind request. Do feel free to get in touch and discuss more anytime.

Main Destination

  • No major destination visited

Accommodation

  • No accommodation (End of tour)
  • Budget lodge located just outside Lake Manyara NP

Meals & Drinks

  • Breakfast & lunch (Dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
9

End of tour

  • Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost.
  • You’ll be dropped off at the airport

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Important to Know

  • This tour is not available to solo travelers.
  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour accepts children who are 1 year and older. Children under 3 are free.

Rates Per Person


INCLUDED
Park fees (For non-residents)
All activities (Unless labeled as optional)
All accommodation (Unless listed as upgrade)
A professional driver/guide
All transportation (Unless labeled as optional)
All Taxes/VAT
Roundtrip airport transfer
Meals (As specified in the day-by-day section)
Drinks (As specified in the day-by-day section)
NOT INCLUDED
International flights (From/to home)
Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour
Tips (Tipping guideline US$10.00 pp per day)
Personal items (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)
Government imposed increase of taxes and/or park fees

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Directions

  • This tour starts and ends in Arusha
  • This operator can book your international flights
  • Fly to/from Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO – Check price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK – Check price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya)
  • A transfer from and back to the airport is included
  • Additional accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged for an extra cost
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