Itinerary Summary

GETTING THERE...
Fly to/from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO - Check Price) near Arusha. Or fly to/from Arusha Airport (ARK - Check Price) via Dar es Salaam or Nairobi (Kenya). If planning to explore Zanzibar, Zanzibar Airport (ZNZ - Check Price).
We Can Easily Arrange your Airport Transfers and pick you up from the airport and proceed to Safari/tour
Additional Accommodation before and at the end of the tour can be arranged as well
Short Description
This safari give you a full day in the Serengeti National park to explore and experience the Serengeti Wildlife and sport thousands of Wildebeest on their survival for the fittest.
Accommodations and Activities
Day 1
Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park/ Tarangire National Park
Lake Manyara Game Drive
Tarangire Game Drive
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 2
Karatu - Serengeti National Park
Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti
Serengeti Central Game Drive
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 3
Serengeti National Park
Full Day Serengeti Central Game Drive
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 4
Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Serengeti Game Drive to Ngorongoro
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5
Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive
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NONE - None

Day By Day Details

Day 1: Arusha - Lake Manyara National Park/ Tarangire National Park
You will be picked up by our Driver/Guide and start your safari, Proceed to Lake Manyara National Park or Tarangire National Park for a full day game drive with Picnic Lunch.

On Your Lake Manyara Game Drive

From the entrance gate, the road winds through an expanse of lush jungle-like groundwater forest where hundred-strong baboon troops lounge nonchalantly along the roadside, blue monkeys scamper nimbly between the ancient mahogany trees, dainty bushbuck tread warily through the shadows, and outsized forest hornbills honk cacophonously in the high canopy.

Large buffalo, wildebeest and zebra herds congregate on these grassy plains, as do giraffes some so dark in coloration that they appear to be black from a distance making it a spatular game viewing point.


On Your Tarangire Game Drive

Entering the park you will realize without doubt, the most impressive feature of Tarangire is the park’s elephant migration, when huge herds push through to Tarangire’s river system and swamps during the dry season. Due to the astonishing abundance of elephant in the park, this truly is a spectacular scene with over 500 species recorded to date, the park is truly a birdwatcher’s paradise.

Tree-climbing lions are fairly common,Cheetah, however, are relatively rare. Other carnivores that roam the rolling acacia and baobab woodlands, riverine forests and dense grass, include hyena, jackal and wild dog, though wild dog are scarce and favour other areas within the Maasai Steppe.

In addition to the enormous amounts of elephant, the park is chock-full of wildebeest, zebra, eland, impala, greater and lesser kudu, dik-dik, Coke’s hartebeest, Thomson’s gazelle, giraffe, buffalo, reedbuck, waterbuck, warthog, hippopotamus, mongoose and rock hyrax! There are even a couple of unusual antelope species – the fringe-eared oryx and the gerenuk. Black rhino are very seldom seen here, but it is believed that a few individuals dwell in the more remote regions of the park.

ACCOMMODATION
Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge
FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
ACTIVITIES
  • Lake Manyara Game Drive
  • Tarangire Game Drive
Day 2: Karatu - Serengeti National Park
After Breakfast, Proceed to Serengeti National Park through Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

On Your Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti

It is a scenic 4 hours drive towards the Great Serengeti National Park passing through the mist-shrouded rainforests of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area where you might be glimping buffalos, baboons, or even elephants and leopards in the dense undergrowth.

The drive can be accompanied by 2 famous Optional Activities below:

  • Maasai Boma Visit
  • olduvai Gorge

  • On Your Serengeti Central Game Drive

    Exploring the Serengeti well known for its abundant resident wildlife, with lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo all present. They share the park with cheetah, Thomson's and Grant's gazelle, topi, eland, waterbuck, hyena, baboon, impala, African wild dog and giraffe to name a few.

    The park also boasts about 500 bird species, including ostrich, secretary bird, Kori bustard, crowned crane, marabou stork, martial eagle, lovebirds and many species of vultures making it a perfect destination for bird lovers. Experiencing some two million wildebeest and zebra make their way across the plains in pursuit of the rains, closely followed by predators.

    ACCOMMODATION
    Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Ngorongoro Transit to Serengeti
    • Serengeti Central Game Drive
    Day 3: Serengeti National Park
    Full Day Serengeti National Park Game Drive.

    On Your Full Day Serengeti Central Game Drive

    Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages.

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    Start your day with an unforgettable sunrise game drive across the Serengeti. See the sun set fire to the savannah as predators such as leopards and lions hunt for their morning meal

    We do an after breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites, is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees.

    In the afternoon we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink!

    ACCOMMODATION
    Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Full Day Serengeti Central Game Drive
    Day 4: Serengeti National Park - Ngorongoro Conservation Area
    After breakfast, proceed to Ngorongoro Conservation Area with a game drive along the way.

    On Your Serengeti Game Drive to Ngorongoro
    The Adventurous from the Great Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Conservation Area is filled with great game viewing of deferent animals. With a great chance of spotting predators like cheetahs, Lions, leopards and thousands of wildebeests and zebras migrating accompanied with giraffes, elephants, antelopes and More…
    ACCOMMODATION
    Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
    FB - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch
    ACTIVITIES
    • Serengeti Game Drive to Ngorongoro
    Day 5: Ngorongoro Crater - Arusha
    After Breakfast descend in the Ngorongoro Crater for a game drive. After Lunch proceed back to Arusha.

    On Your Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

    A home to one of the densest mammal populations in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater is one of the best places to see the Big Five (African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and Rhinoceros). Other animals like gazelle, wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs, golden jackals, and topi are also found here in large numbers. For a relatively compact area of 260 square kilometers, it has an astonishing number of over 500 bird species.

    The safaris here are amazing because you can see animals in every direction of your vehicle. Spotting the big five in one single day is highly likely.

    ACTIVITIES
    • Ngorongoro Crater Game Drive

    Itinerary Accommodations

    Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Day 1

    Tanzania Safari Experience Tanzania’s towering Mto wa Mbu escarpment provides a remarkable backdrop for a one-of-a-kind visit. Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge welcomes you with a peaceful location amidst the rich wildlife and unsurpassed tranquility of Lake Manyara National Park. The lake is home to over 300 migratory birds including flamingoes, long-crested eagles and grey-headed kingfisher; our lodge is designed to mimic this extraordinary birdlife, with an architectural motif featuring swooping avian curves and vibrantly coloured wall frescoes depicting the intricacy of bird migratory patterns. Here, at our Lake Manyara lodge, you’ll find everything you need to relax, rejuvenate and discover the singular beauty of the region. Housed in circular two-storey “rondavels”, our accommodation pays homage to tradition, while also offering contemporary perks. Flamingo Restaurant, our central dining room, serves delicious cuisine and includes a veranda with picturesque views; we would be pleased to arrange a meal in the bush for you as well. Take part in an enchanting game drive or outdoor excursion, tour one of the neighbouring villages or simply lounge by the lodge’s “vanishing horizon” pool. Those hosting their wedding or group event with us can benefit from our modern facilities and gorgeous location, not to mention the careful attention of our planning staff. And with a range of family-friendly activities, our lodge is a delightful destination for visitors of all ages. The holiday of a lifetime awaits you at Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge.


    Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Day 2

    A magnificent Serengeti safari lodge Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is an award-winning gem of a hotel in one of the most beautiful settings in Tanzania. Seamlessly blended high into an acacia-lined ridge, our African-style lodge and infinity pool offer panoramic views across the Serengeti’s vast, endless grasslands, where lions and cheetahs stalk their prey and massive migrating wildebeest herds darken the landscape in a relentless search for fresh grazing grounds. Here, you will savour the ancient stillness and serenity of one of the most magnificent destinations on earth. Discover the warmth and cosiness of stone-built, traditionally thatched “rondavel” lodging. Dine under an indigo blanket of stars and enjoy unforgettable adventures and experiences ranging from private safaris and day trips to the prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater to Swahili lessons, guided nature walks and massage treatments. Take pleasure in a Serengeti safari destination where time seemingly stands still and your room remains at the threshold of undisturbed, untamed Africa.


    Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge Day 3

    A magnificent Serengeti safari lodge Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge is an award-winning gem of a hotel in one of the most beautiful settings in Tanzania. Seamlessly blended high into an acacia-lined ridge, our African-style lodge and infinity pool offer panoramic views across the Serengeti’s vast, endless grasslands, where lions and cheetahs stalk their prey and massive migrating wildebeest herds darken the landscape in a relentless search for fresh grazing grounds. Here, you will savour the ancient stillness and serenity of one of the most magnificent destinations on earth. Discover the warmth and cosiness of stone-built, traditionally thatched “rondavel” lodging. Dine under an indigo blanket of stars and enjoy unforgettable adventures and experiences ranging from private safaris and day trips to the prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater to Swahili lessons, guided nature walks and massage treatments. Take pleasure in a Serengeti safari destination where time seemingly stands still and your room remains at the threshold of undisturbed, untamed Africa.


    Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge Day 4

    Stay right on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater Tanzania’s prehistoric Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known as the Eighth Wonder of the World, has yawned heavenward for millennia. Deep within its immense walls is a breath-taking blue-green landscape dotted with plains, lakes and forests; an eerie, otherworldly “land that time forgot” thick with massive bull elephants, rhinos, wildebeests and the highest concentration of lions in Africa. Nestled high above the plains into the Crater’s jagged rim, cloaked in river stone and indigenous vines, Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge is barely visible to the naked eye. Framed by arched stone passages and timbered decks, its torch-lit walls are adorned with stylized cave paintings. At the stone heart of the lodge burns a glowing fire, which is kept constantly alight. Rooms are looped around the Crater rim. Each has its own rock-enclosed balcony, and all enjoy completely uninterrupted views of the volcanic amphitheatre far below. Our Ngorongoro hotel lodge is a place that feels as ancient as the Crater itself, yet no modern comfort has been spared in an effort to bring you the best safari adventure in Africa and one of the most unique travel experiences in the world. Explore the Cradle of Mankind at Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge.


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    Includes and Excludes

    Itinerary Includes
    All Park Fees
    All Accommodations
    4x4 Specialised Safari Vehicle
    Professional English Speaking Guide
    Flying Doctor
    All meals on the safari.
    All prices are quoted in US Dollars.
    Game safari to national park as specified
    Water and hot drink (coffee and tea) during safari.
    All game viewing activities specified
    Itinerary Excludes
    Any sightseeing excursions and optional activities other than those specified
    Entry visas
    International flights
    Laundry
    Travel insurance
    Tips and Gratitude

    Itinerary Prices