On this 5-day lodge safari you will visit the Lake Manyara National Park, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park. The sight of thousands of wildebeests and zebras crossing the grassland savannah is something to behold and is surely one of Africa’s natural wonders. Furthermore, you will be awarded with beautiful landscapes, an animal-filled crater and thousands of flamingos.

  • Day 1

    Lake Manyara National Park
    In the morning you will start your safari with a drive to the Lake Manyara National Park. Established in 1960, the small Lake Manyara National Park is home to tree climbing lions, elephants and large troops of baboons and monkeys. The park is dominated by the shallow, alkaline lake and boasts with diverse habitats like grassy plains, escarpment and forest. Here hundreds of bird species gather, most notable, thousands of pink flamingos. In addition to the striking scenery you have the chance to see giraffes, buffaloes, hippos, wildebeests and the comical warthog. The safari vehicle has an open roof and is the ideal viewing platform to appreciate the nature and animals of this park. In the late afternoon you will leave the park and travel to your lodge to spend the night.
     
    Insider's Tip:
    Don't forget to keep an eye on the tree canapies. Lake Manyara National Park is infamous for it's Tree Climbling Lions!
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
     
  • Day 2

    Serengeti National Park
    After breakfast you will drive towards the fertile crater highlands where the Iraqw people grow wheat, corn and coffee. At midday you will reach the plains of the Serengeti National Park, the largest park in Tanzania. The Serengeti has a diversity of landscapes including short grass plains, savannah, thick bush, swamps and lakes and it is famous for the yearly migration when hundred thousands of wildebeest and zebras trek to find fresh grass and water. On your way to your accommodation you will understand, where the word Serengeti (plains in the language of the Masai) comes from.
     
    Insider's Tip:
    During the months of December - February, the Great Migration is based in the Southern reaches of the Serengeti National Park. To make things even more interesting, this is also calving season. An absolutely specatacular sight to behold!
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
     
  • Day 3

    Serengeti National Park
    The whole day will be spent on a game drive in the Serengeti National Park. The areas you will visit depend upon the location of the herds. During the short rainy season in November and December the herds move from the hills in the north to the plains in the south while during the longer rainy season from April to June they return back up north. This circle of life is determined by the rainfalls and locations of the herds might vary from year to year but your guide will know where to find the animals and where to see them best. A visit to the Serengeti Visitor Centre is also possible. Here you can learn more about the history of the park and the research that is being done by the Frankfurter Zoological Society.
     
    Insider's Tip:
    Make your safari a truly unforgettable experience by taking a scenic Hot Air Balloon flight. You are afforded a birds eye view as the sun slowly stretches it's rays over the furthest reaches of the endless Serengeti Plains.
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
  • Day 4

    Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    After breakfast you will continue your safari in the Serengeti National Park. In the Seronera Valley you might be lucky to see predators hunt as animals gather at the waters during the dry season. After lunch at a picnic spot you will slowly drive in the direction of the Ngorongoro Crater. As soon as you have reached the crater you will have a superb view of the caldera. This approximate 20 km wide crater is part of an UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to over 20,000 animals. Overnight in the Conservation area.
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
     
  • Day 5

    Ngorongoro Crater
    Rise and shine! After an early breakfast you will drive down the steep path into the crater. The Ngorongoro Crater is the largest, unbroken and unflooded caldera in the world and it has an unbelievable diversity of wildlife. In addition to zebras and wildebeests, you might also spot the rare black rhino and other members of the “Big Five” – lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and leopard. The crater is also home to other animals such as hyenas, waterbucks, bushbucks, eland and more than 500 bird species. After an extensive game drive and a picnic lunch you will leave the caldera in the afternoon and drive back to Arusha, where you will arrive in the early evening.
     
    Insider's Tip:
    The Crater is famous for being one of the only areas within Tanzania's Northern Circuit where you can still spot Black Rhino in the wild. Keep a close eye - especially during the wetter months
     
    Inclusions:
    All Meals
    Transport in 4x4 Converted 7 Seater Land Cruiser
    Highly skilled Driver/Guide
    All Park fees
     

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  • Lodge Safari according to the itinerary
  • Transportation in a 4x4 Safari vehicle
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Professional, English-speaking guide
  • Overnight accommodation according to the itinerary
  • Meals according to the itinerary
  • Mineral water
  • All national park fees
  • All mentioned transfers
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  • Flying Doctors insurance during the safari
 
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